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Last Updated: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

Snap Snaps Up 21CF's Henderson

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Julie HendersonSnap Inc. today announced that Julie Henderson will join as chief communications officer following completion of Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of assets of 21st Century Fox, where she is executive VP-and CCO.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Sports & Entertainment PR Takes Center Stage in Dec. Issue

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Dec. '18 Sports & Entertainment PR MagazineOur annual issue on sports and entertainment PR features articles from leading thought leaders, agency profiles and our exclusive rankings of the top firms.

Next up is our 2019 PR Buyer's Guide and special crisis communications issue in January. Contact editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, for more info on how to participate in O'Dwyer's magazine..


Why Venture Capital Firms Need Content Marketing

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

By Todd Barrish

Todd BarrishVenture capital firms are missing an opportunity to add content to their PR strategy as a means of creating visibility and building the sorts of brands that attract better deal flow.

Joele Frank Lights Up Cronos Deal

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CronosJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is handling Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, which has received a $1.8B investment from Altria Group, parent of Philip Morris. (1 reader comment)

Consumers Turned Off When Brands Ask Too Many Questions

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

ShieldConsumers don’t mind sharing their personal information in exchange for special offers and personalized experiences, but asking too many questions can quickly drive consumers away. (1 reader comment)

Upcoming Events

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Natalia BucelnikovaFuture Communicators Accelerator featuring W2O, WE Communications, Hotwire execs is set for San Francisco Feb. 6-7… PRMuseum showcases Finn Partners’ Gail Moaney at its “Adventures in Travel PR” event scheduled Dec. 17 in NYC… PRSA/Los Angeles hosts “State of the State of PR” Jan 24 at Annenberg School for Communications.

APCO Reps China's Huawei

Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Meng WanzhouAPCO Worldwide represents Huawei, Chinese telecommunications giant that is at the heart of the US battle with China on the technology and trade fronts. (1 reader comment)

Profile Advisors Works Tencent Lawsuit

Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TencentProfile Advisors is working with investor Hanwei Guo in his fraud suit against Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's largest social media company that expects to complete a  $1.2B IPO this month. (1 reader comment)

 

Commentary

China Clobbers US in Influence Game

Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

China DailyWhile president Trump ridicules American reporters and declares the media the "enemy of the people," China is spending millions to fortify its media and overseas propaganda institutions in a bid to promote its image in the US and throughout the world. (8 reader comments)

Edelman Taps Biz Journo Arndt

Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Michael ArndtEdelman has hired business journalist Michael Arndt for executive editor slot on its editorial team.

TV Still Preferred News Source

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

TVAmericans prefer watching the news more than reading about it. And while digital platforms have grown in popularity in recent years — particularly among younger crowds — most still prefer watching the news on TV.

NJOY Plays Lobbying Card

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NJOYElectronic cigarette giant NJOY has hired lobbying firm Card & Associates to handle consumer safety and protection issues on Capitol Hill as they relate to the booming e-cigarette industry.

BCW Handles Soccer Brawl

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

US SoccerBCW is handling the legal suit filed today by US Soccer Foundation, the non-profit group that promotes the sport in underserved communities, against the US Soccer Federation.

Brunswick Walks TheStreet Deal

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TheStreetBrunswick Group is handling TheStreet’s deal to sell its B2B business (The Deal and BoardEx) to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC for $87.3M.

Super Bowl Presents Super Opportunity for Brands

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleySuper Bowl LIII will kick off at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3, offering one of the highest profile platforms for PR professionals, whether they represent sponsor or non-sponsor brands. 

Amazon Kicks LIC Move to SKDKnick

Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Amazon LICAmazon is expected to hire Democratic firm SKDKnickerbocker to counter growing local opposition to its plan to open a 4M sq. ft. campus in Long Island City, Queens. (6 reader comments)