The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Chesapeake (VA) Seeks Economic Development Help

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ChesapeakeThe Chesapeake Economic Development agency is seeking a marketing partner to position the southeast coastal Virginia city as a prime destination for business location and expansion.

Finn Partners Recruits PN Health Vet Scott

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Diana ScottFinn Partners has added Diana Scott, who most recently was senior VP at Porter Novelli's in her more than 20-year healthcare PR career, as partner in its health unit.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Nov. Technology PR Update

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's November '19 Technology PR MagazineOur annual technology PR issue features profiles of 36 firms, advice and strategy from leading thought leaders and O'Dwyer's exclusive ranking of the top tech PR firms by net fee income.


Koch Exec Launches Advisory Firm

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

James DavisJames Davis, who formerly ran a communications agency for the Koch Network, has launched his own practice, Touchdown Strategies, LLC. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

US Must Lead Fight for Internet Freedom

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Freedom HouseSocial media, "once a liberating technology has become a conduit for surveillance and electoral manipulation," according to Freedom House's "Freedom of the Net 2019" report.

Accounts: Rubenstein PR, Padilla Score Cannabinoid Clients

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KannalifeRubenstein Public Relations has been named agency of record by Global Cannabinoids, a manufacturer and distributor of American-grown hemp-derived cannabinoids... Padilla has been selected by Kannalife, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and phyto-medical company innovating cannabinoid therapeutics... William Mills Agency is providing RoamHR, a digital platform that automatically calculates and dynamically recalculates a user’s tax burden. 

Three Tech Trends for 2020

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Robin Kim

Robin KimWhy immersive social platforms, storytelling engineers and an evolving model for media trust are now taking the stage as the top trends to shake up the technology world in 2020 and beyond.

Joele Frank Works Dean Foods Chapter 11

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dean FoodsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is handling Dallas-based Dean Foods as the nation's largest milk processor declares Chapter 11 and negotiates a sale of its assets to the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative.

People: Rooney Partners Nabs Elliot Sloane of Sloane & Co. Fame

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Elliot SloaneRooneyPartners nabs Elliot Sloane, who sold Sloane & Company to MDC Partners and most recently advised clients of FTI Consulting's strategic communications arm... The ACE Agency, a Santa Ana, CA-based shop, hires Weeda Sanchez as director of marketing and PR... Virgo Health, which is part of Interpublic, has appointed Michael Platt as managing director of its New York office, a new post.

Khalaf Succeeds Barber as FT Editor

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Roula KhalafRoula Khalaf will become the first woman editor in the 131-year history of the Financial Times when she takes over for Lionel Barber early next year. (1 reader comment)

W2O Scoops Up Radius Digital Science

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

RadiusW20 has acquired Radius Digital Science, the Montclair, NJ-based firm that calls itself a “scientific visualization” company.

Online Reviews Influence Purchases Most

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

RelevanceOnline customer reviews of brands have the most influential impact on consumers’ purchasing decisions, and mobile continues to gain as a dominating news source, according to the latest Relevance Report released by the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations.

LDWW Tackles Concerns About Football Players' Safety

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Football MattersLDWW Group, which was founded by PR veteran Ken Luce, is handling the Football Matters campaign sponsored by the National Football League Foundation to push back against the forces that are threatening the sport.

Accounts: Mower Wins Biz2Credit; Motion Lands HARIBO, Klein Tools

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Biz2CreditMower has formed a partnership with Biz2Credit, a resource for working capital, commercial real estate and other funding options in the U.S... Motion lands Germany's HARIBO gummi products, and Klein Tools... Rhythm Communications wins Barberitos, a fast-casual southwestern grille & cantina with 50 locations across the southeast.

On This Veterans Day 2019

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Robert Dilenschneider

DilenschneiderThroughout our history, service men and women have protected the values and liberties that this nation was built on. And they continue contributing to American society far beyond their time on active duty. (1 reader comment)

Claiming PR's Seat at the Table

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Brendon O'Donovan

Brendon O’DonovanPR technology offers valuable audience data and insights for marketers and advertisers, allowing communicators the ability to provide a more integrated communications strategy that can be applied to earned and owned media audiences and then retargeted for paid media campaigns.

Boeing’s Ongoing PR Nightmare

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianWhy Boeing’s handling of the problems surrounding its 737 Max aircraft may go down as the biggest PR disaster of 2019.

AL Corrections Dept. Issues Marketing RFP

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

ADOC The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an agency that can provide PR and marketing services for an array of campaigns and community relations projects.

Nelson Exits Publicis for Edelman

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa NelsonMelissa Nelson, who headed Publicis Groupe's Seattle outpost for the past three years, is switching to Edelman as Pacific Northwest president. (1 reader comment)

Fox Bites Rupe's Comp

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochFox Corp. sliced 88-year-old chairman Rupert Murdoch's total compensation package 14.3 percent to  $42.156,115 during fiscal 2019. Son & CEO Lachlan also took a hit. (1 reader comment)

‘Legacy,’ the Dirtiest Word in Tech

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

By Curtis Sparrer

Curtis SparrerToo many entrepreneurs make missteps when talking about their business, often using words and phrases that have the effect of making their company sound more status quo than innovative. One term in particular has become the ultimate tech company takedown, and it’s time we talk about it.