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Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 23, 2022 @ 4:51 pm

Roker Receives Inaugural Daniel J. Edelman Award

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Al RokerRichard Edelman presented the inaugural Daniel J. Edelman Award to NBC-TV weatherman Al Roker to honor his effort to make the world a better place during PRSA/NY's Big Apple Awards gala on Sept. 22.

FGS Global Handles Ceres’ Climate Disclosure Push

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CeresFGS Global is supporting Ceres Inc., the Boston-based sustainability advocacy nonprofit, in issues related to the Securities and Exchange Commission's climate disclosure ruling process.

O'Dwyer's Magazine

O'Dwyer's Oct. Mag to Focus on Healthcare PR

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's Healthcare PR MagazineThe healthcare and medical sectors of the PR industry are not only in a state of constant transformation, they are also experiencing steady growth—with the promise of more to come. The October issue of O’Dwyer’s will take a close look at the issues facing communicators who work with clients in these sectors.

Commentary

Misleading Press Release Costs Boeing $200M

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Dennis MullenbergSEC alleges former Boeing CEO ordered revision of press release so it contained "materially misleading public statements" in aftermath of 737 MAX crash. Where was PR pushback?... Unions make PR comback as public support boosts labor's approval to a nearly 50-year high... Biden administration joins global group that advocates for free press. Continued membership post-2024 election is iffy.

Media Maneuvers: LinkedIn Hires First Head of Original Programming

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Courtney CoupeLinkedIn signs up Courtney Coupe, who was most recently SVP of content strategy and operations at CNN Digital, as its first head of original programming... Apple Music has signed on as the sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show, taking over from Pepsi, which backed the event for the past 10 years... Parade magazine, the Sunday newspaper supplement that was launched in 1941, will cease print publication after its November 6 issue.

Accounts in Transit: 5W Picks Up Cirrus Nexus

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Cirrus5WPR picks up AI-driven cloud management platform Cirrus Nexus... CIIC PR adds Pamela Wasabi, a Miami-based, wholesale vegan bakery specializing in organic vegan and gluten-free cakes, cookies, desserts and treats... Metaverse PR lands entertainment company Woodies.

On the Move: Sloane & Co. Hires FGS Global's TJ White

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

TJ WhiteSloane & Company hires TJ White as managing director and head of special situations. White joins the agency from FGS Global... FINN Partners promotes Laura Shuey-Kostelac to partner, global public affairs... Bastion Insights, which has rebranded from Bastion db5 to reflect the increasing globalization under its Australian parent company Bastion Agency, names Joanna Fanuele CEO... Mondavi & Family promotes Pam Novak to VP of marketing.

Leesburg Looks for EcoDev Plan

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

LeesburgLeesburg, a Virginia town of 55K people located 35 miles west of DC, is looking for a partner to help create a comprehensive economic development strategic plan.

SKDK Puts Lyons on Payroll

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Sarah LyonsSKDK has named Sarah Lyons senior VP in the public affairs practice of the Stagwell unit. She had been serving as a consultant.

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By John O'Dwyer

Kerry O'GradyBosses tend to be more transactional, busy and unfamiliar with day-to-day activities, but leaders are ready to jump in and help, spend time listening and will keep great employees, stressed Georgetown University professor Dr. Kerry O’Grady in a Sep. 20th O’Dwyer’s/Researchscape webinar on overcoming toxic culture in the workplace.

News of Firms: Matter Goes for the Gusto

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

GustoMatter launches Gusto, a creative content house specializing in commercials, branded content, podcasting, original shows and branded entertainment... MCD Partners opens an office in Miami...Radioactive PR founder Rich Leigh joins forces with Alex Wilson, a former creative strategist and business development lead at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to present the High Flyers PR Course.

Haberman Notches Minnesota Push Vs. E-Cigs

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MinnesotaThe Minnesota Dept. of Health has selected Haberman for a grassroots campaign to create "youth ambassadors" to spread word about health risks connected to e-cigarrette use.

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Boards Honor Flight

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Honor FlightHemsworth Communications reps Honor Flight South Florida, which takes veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices... Current Global has been selected to provide strategic communications and influencer marketing services to Sonesta International Hotels... W Communications’ New York and London hubs have been appointed to work on the launch of Italian gin brand ENGINE.

On the Move: Signal Snags Dow Jones' McNeill

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nancy McNeillSignal AI appoints Dow Jones CRO Nancy McNeill as global chief revenue officer... Real estate investing platform Landa brings on Andrew Yolin as chief marketing officer... Pontera, a financial tech company focused on helping people reach a better retirement, names Nicole Zheng as CMO.