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Last Updated: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018 @ 5:53 pm

Hyperloop One Hires Lobbying Support

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

HyperLoopVirgin Hyperloop One, the high-speed transit venture co-owned by Richard Branson, has retained Atlas Crossing for representation before Congress on transportation issues.

360i Calls Rozen CMO

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Doug Rozen360i has appointed Doug Rozen as the agency’s first chief media officer. 


O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary, 1968 - 2018

A PR Pioneer with a Business Impact

By Phillip A. Nardone Jr.

Philip NardoneTo say O’Dwyer’s has helped shape the PR industry would be an understatement.


Accounts in Transit

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Resorts WorldTURNER adds Resorts World Bimini and Hilton Miami Downtown... Lou Hammond Group now reps Blade and Bow bourbon, Grand Luxury Group, Flightcard and Hotelgift... William Mills Agency partners with financial tech company Validis.

Americans Say Media Are Not Enemy of the People

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Quinnipac pollA solid majority of American voters disagrees with president Trump's contention that the media are the enemy of the people, according to a poll released Aug. 14 by Quinnipiac University National Poll.

People on the Move

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Emily GrahamFleishmanHillard tabs Emily K. Graham to co-lead its financial and professional service sector in the Americas... Manifest New York adds Shaun Beaumont and David Watsky to its team... NYC & Company hires Alyssa Schmid and promotes Britt Hikoop to director, communications positions... AirPR brings on Dan Beltramo as CEO.

BCW Scoops Up Digital Powerhouse HZ

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karen ZuckermanBurson Cohn & Wolfe has acquired HZ, a leading digital shop, to take a 'major step toward becoming a global leader in integrated communications.'

Brand 'Authenticity' Relies on Direct Link to Media

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Doug SimonTo make sure that a brand’s message comes across as authentic, a direct line of communication between company management and the media is key, according to a new study from D S Simon Media.

Cameroon Calls on Mercury for Media Relations Work

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Cameroon

Mercury Public Affairs has inked a $1.2 million media relations pact with the government of the Republic of Cameroon, which has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations in recent months.

AI-Powered Journalism Means Change for Financial PR

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Dan Simon

Dan SimonThe rise of artificial intelligence-driven applications in newsrooms has presented an uncertain future for public relations firms that sell media relations as a core service, particularly for professionals who practice in the finance world, where reporting developed by automation platforms has gained noted traction in recent years.

AT&T's Burns Joins Salesforce

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brad BurnsBrad Burns, senior VP-corporate communications at AT&T Communications, has joined Salesforce as chief communications officer.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tom Rogers5W Public Relations captures Captify... Zapwater Communications checks in at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club... Child's Play Communications lands Curiscope.

P&G Vet Boadas Plugs into GE Appliances

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio BoadasGE Appliances has named Antonio Boadas, director of communications at Procter & Gamble, chief communications officer. He succeeds Deborah Wexler, who is retiring on Aug. 31.

Newspapers Unite to Attack Trumpís 'Fake News'

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump EnemyMore than 125 newspapers will publish editorials on Aug. 16 to counter president Trump's characterization of the press as the "enemy of the people" and highlight the threat that his "fake news" rant poses to the First Amendment.

Pinterest Picks BHFS

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PinterestPinterest has retained lobbying powerhouse Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to advocate in Washington on copyright issues.

Brand-New Currency

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Katrin Lieberwirth

Katrin LieberwirthFinancial services companies grapple with moving their business and corporate culture to a digital-first strategy.

Awards & Events

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey Group 2Jeffrey Group celebrates 25thanniversary with events in Brazil and Argenita featuring Jeff Sharlach and Allison Mann, head researcher of “Mad Men” television series, to show how corporate communications has changed since show first aired… Susan Davis International earns two Stevie Awards for World War I Centennial Commission project… Germinder + Associates names Guy Pidgeon, ex-chair of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, its #PowerofPInk honoree for achievements in a nearly 40-year career in veterinary medicine.

People on the Move

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Heidi Anne-NoelPandora hires Heidi Anne-Noel as senior communications manager of music streaming service... Lumentus, digital communications shop, recruits Matt Robson as manager of search marketing strategy... Africa Communications Media Group, Johannesburg, promotes Nonye Mpho Omotola to managing director, succeeding co-founder Mimi Kalinda.

Browns Already Apologizing On National Stage

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianJust as the Cleveland Browns had begun working on turning its reputation around, wide receiver Antonio Callaway was busted with marijuana possession. (1 reader comment)

B-M Focuses on China's Top Maker of Spy Gear

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HikvisionBurson-Marsteller Washington handles public policy and PA issues for high-flying Hikvision, the China-government affiliated dominant maker of video surveillance systems.