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Last Updated: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

North Carolina Fishes for Sustainable PR

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

North Carolina Marine Fisheries CommissionThe North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for a PR firm to educate the public on the state’s sustainable commercial fishing industry and the progress that it has made to lessen its impact on the environment.

Regions Banks on Home Depot's Drake

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Paula DrakePaula Drake has joined Birmingham’s Regions Bank as executive VP & chief communications officer, a new position at the $144B (assets) institution.

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ray Day

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ray Day, Vice Chair, The Stagwell Group
 
The changes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought about are pointing the way toward the future of communications, Stagwell Group vice chair Ray Day tells Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

O'Dwyer's Magazine - July '20

Coronavirus & The Travel Industry

Commentary

Make Them an Offer They Can't Refuse

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

GodfatherMake them an offer they can’t refuse. Acting more like a mafia boss than a president, Donald Trump extorts China’s ByteDance into selling the TikTok app to Microsoft by Sept. 15, or else he threatens to shut it down in the US.

Gagnier, Principal Comms. Work RedBird's XFL Deal

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

XFLGagnier Communications and Principal Communications Group represent RedBird Capital Partners as it teams with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia to buy the bankrupt XFL for $15M.

News of Firms: APCO Partners with Everbridge

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

EverbridgeAPCO Worldwide enters critical event management, crisis partnership with Everbridge... Durée & Company launches CannabisMarketingPR.com, a cannabis- and hemp-focused website... Trysail Strategies, a crisis communication, issues management and public affairs strategy firm, debuts under Adam Croglia.

On the Move: Focus Brands Focuses on BCW's Dawn Ray

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dawn RayFocus Brands, owner of Carvel, Cinnabon and Schlotzsky's, hires BCW's Dawn Ray as senior VP of corporate communications... strong>Lippe Taylor taps Kate Charles as chief planning officer, a new post... LaVoieHealthScience 's Donna LaVoie takes bow as PharmaVOICE's 100 Most Inspiring People in the life-sciences industry... Bully Pulpit founder Andrew Bleeker takes board seat atThe LAGRANT Foundation.

Erie County Seeks COVID-19 PR Partner

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Erie County Dept. of HealthThe Erie County Dept. of Health plans to hire a PR firm to build awareness of how to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to highlight the initiatives that it has taken keep people safe from the virus.

Commentary

PR Man Trump is No Match for COVID-19

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MAGADonald Trump is a failed US president because he thinks the essence of the job is public relations rather than being the CEO of the federal government. (3 reader comments)

Social Media Audiences Uninformed

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

SocialAmericans who get most of their political news from social media sites are more likely to get the facts wrong about current events and are also more likely to have encountered fake news and conspiracy theories, according to Pew Research Center analysis.

Can UPS Capitalize on Surge to Increase Market Share?

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianIn the early days of the pandemic, UPS forecast a slowdown in online orders after an initial surge. That slowdown didn’t happen, putting a strain on the company’s infrastructure which has affected it consumer PR position.

James Murdoch Resigns from News Corp Board

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

News CorpJames Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, has quit the board of family-controlled News Corp, owner of Fox News, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Times of London and Australian newspapers.

SKDKnick Takes Out California Pizza Kitchen

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Pizza KitchenSKDKnickerbocker is handling the Chapter 11 filing of California Pizza Kitchen, which is restructuring to reduce its debt and shutter money-losing restaurants.

Hawaii Seeks Firm for COVID-19 Outreach

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

State of HawaiiHawaii is looking for PR help to promote its effort to provide crisis counseling to targeted communities who are at risk of developing emotional problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accounts in Transit: MWWPR Adds R3 Score Technologies

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Steve Barnes

R3MWWPR adds R3 Score Technologies, an AI-powered fintech, software-as-a-service business... 5W Public Relations scoops up emocha to raise awareness of its partnerships with hospitals, cities, and health services... 160over90 wins Main Event Entertainment, a bowling-anchored restaurant and entertainment brand.

FTI Consulting's PR Unit Dips 3.8%

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting posted a 3.8 percent dip in Q2 strategic communications revenues to $56.8M, while operating income slipped 3.7 percent to $8.8M.