O'Dwyer's 2020 Rankings of PR Firms -- Deadline: Fri., Mar. 6 (Ranking Instructions)

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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

Augusta, GA Flies Airport Marketing RFP

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

AugustaAugusta, Georgia seeks an agency that can provide marketing services and support for the city’s public airport, Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.


PR Firm Rankings

O'Dwyer's Adds New Specialties to Rankings

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's 2020 Rankings of PR FirmsNew categories auto/transportation, education, energy, industrial, non-profits, purpose/CSR and real estate finance & development bring the total number of PR specialties ranked by O'Dwyer's to 19.

Deadline: Mar. 6 Instructions (PDF)


Commentary

BP Fails PR Test

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BPBP fails first PR test to demonstrate its committment to eradicate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050... MSL cuts ties with PR Council as parent Publicis Groupe loses interest in PR... Version 2.0 Communications blasts off with unfortunate choice of new name.

How Are Our Opinions Shaped?

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

By Tim O'Brien

Tim O’BrienWhy I launched a podcast to learn more about the people, events and stories that have influenced the way we think.

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Seeks PR

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rose Kennedy Greenway ConservancyThe Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston is looking for PR/marketing pitches to help promote the 2020 season and the role the nonprofit plays in the management/funding of the public park.

News of Firms: Regan Communications Launches Digital Division

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dave JensenRegan Communications Group launches Regan Digital Studio... Witt O'Brien's, provider of crisis/emergency management services to public/private sector, acquires Navigate PR maritime crisis/corporate communications shop... 5W Public Relations launches practice aimed at streaming space... Powerhouse Communications CEO Kristin Daher takes board seat at California Restaurant Assn. Foundation and will promote its programs.

FTI's PR Group Grows 14.3% in Q4

Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting's strategic communications unit posted a "solid" Q4 performance as it counseled clients on how to navigate increasingly complex political, trade and economic environments, Mark McCall, segment leader told O'Dwyer's.

Chevron's Samson Takes Edelman Vice Chair Job

Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dave SamsonDave Samson, general manager of public affairs at Chevron, will join Edelman as global corporate affairs vice chair on May 1. It's a new post.

Joele Frank Works Mallinckrodt's Opioid Deal

Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MallinckrodtJoele Frank is working media for Mallinckrodt PLC's deal to pay $1.6B over eight years to settle its share of the thousands of lawsuits filed against opioid makers and distributors.

Gregory FCA Adds Digital Shop

Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

FCAGregory FCA, a top financial PR firm, has acquired KM Digital Relations, a digital and social marketing agency based in Fort Washington, Pa.

Accounts in Transit: Coyne Public Relations Picks Up Evolve Biosytems

Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

EvivoCoyne Public Relations picks up Evolve BioSystems, a company dedicated to researching solutions to establish, restore and maintain a healthy gut microbiome in babies... Trevelino/Keller scoops up Oversight, an AI-powered audit and risk management platform for enterprise and government organizations... Jenerate PR lands Maui Humane Society’s “Give Them a Home of Their Own” campaign to promote pet-fiendly housing rentals.

Dee Dee Myers Calls it a Wrap at Warner Bros

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dee Dee MyersDee Dee Myers, who served as Bill Clinton’s first press secretary, is leaving her post as executive vp of worldwide corporate communications and public affairs at Warner Bros.

Florida Senator Scott Rips Venezuela Rep

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rick ScottFlorida Senator Rick Scott has blasted Amsterdam & Partners law firm for representing Reinaldo Munoz Pedroza, the inspector general of Venezuela. Foley & Lardner dropped Pedroza after it was attacked by the Republican politico.

Looking Back 20 Years in 2020

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldA lot has changed in the past two decades, and activity in the M&A PR world is no exception.

University of Akron Unveils Digital Marketing RFP

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Akron UThe University of Akron is looking for an agency that can provide digital marketing services in an effort to engage with prospective students and drive higher student enrollment.

NTIA Head Joins Beacon Global Strategies

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Diane RinaldoDiane Rinaldo, who was acting administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, has joined Beacon Global Strategies as senior VP.

Media Maneuvers: Men's Journal Axes Editorial Staff

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mens JournalMen's Journal axes editorial staff... Fox Corp. looks to acquire Tubi, ad-supported streaming service... Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune offer voluntary buyout packages.