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Last Updated: Tue., Dec. 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

FINN Partners Acquires Ireland's 360

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dan PenderFinn Partners has acquired Dublin-based 360, a full-service integrated communications firm with 17 staffers.

BP’s Morrell Stars in Disney’s PR

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Geoff MorellWalt Disney Co. has tapped former BP and Pentagon communications exec Geoff Morell to succeed Zenia Mucha, who is retiring at the end of the year, as its communications chief.

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PR's Top Pros Talk: Mike Doyle

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Mike Doyle, Pres. & CEO, Ketchum
Ketchum president and CEO Mike Doyle talks with Doug Simon about why leadership is so important and how companies can build employee engagement on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

FTI Counters FCA Employee Revolt

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FCALondon’s Financial Conduct Authority has called in FTI Consulting for $625K-plus in internal communications work related to a staff uprising over pay cuts.

LHS Picks Berry to Lead Media Relations

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tony BerryUMass Memorial Health senior director, media and public relations Tony Berry joins LaVoieHealthScience as vice president of media relations.

News of Firms: BrandExtract Merges With Axiom

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BrandExtractHouston-based brand experience firm BrandExtract integrates with branding and digital strategy agency Axiom... Kite Hill PR establishes a dedicated environmental, social and governance practice... The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America elects PRophet founder and CEO Aaron Kwittken as 2022 president.

On the Move: CNN's Farkas Heads to Brunswick Group

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jason FarkasBrunswick Group hires CNN Business vice president and general manager Jason Farkas as a partner in its New York office... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Guillaume Klossa senior vice president, European affairs... Stratacomm brings on David Ocamb as vice president of research, planning and strategy.

MZ Group Works Trump's Media Deal

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Truth SocialGlobal IR firm MZ Group is handling news that Trump Media & Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Corp. have lined up $1B in PIPE (public investing in public equity) financial commitments from unidentified investors upon consummation of their SPAC deal. (Updated with GOP Congressman Nunes named CEO).

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Boston Archdiocese Taps Brownstein Hyatt for BBB Push

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Archdiocese of BostonThe Archdiocese of Boston has retained Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to push for changes in the childcare provisions of president Biden’s “Build Back Better” program. It claims the bill as written would drive it out of the early childhood education business.

On the Move: Business Roundtable Ups Silverberg to COO

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kristen SilverbergBusiness Roundtable promotes Kristen Silverberg to president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1... Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech company with $5 billion in revenues, names Dipti Kachru global chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 18... New York Gov. Kathy Hochul hires Jerrel Harvey as communications director for her 2022 campaign.

Accounts in Transit: Coyne PR to Promote CloserStill Media Veterinary Shows

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

CoyneCoyne Public Relations signs on with CloserStill Media to provide public relations support for the organization’s four major veterinary shows... CIIC PR to lead public relations efforts for RDB Hospitality... Purple Orange Digital Communications picks up Tifosi Optics.

Social Media Challenges in 2022

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA breakdown of some of the content and feature changes social media platforms will be rolling out in the not-to-distant future.

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Battery Park City Calls for PR Firm

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

BPCAThe organization that manages and oversees lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide communications and media relations services.

BGR Recruits Greenwood

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dan GreenwoodDan Greenwood, a retired Marine Corps colonel who commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during multiple combat deployments and served in the White House, has joined BGR Group.

Michigan Co. Wants PR to Combat DUI

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Kent CountyThe Kent County Health Dept. wants a firm to develop and implement a public awareness campaign to educate people about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription opioids.