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Last Updated: Mon., May 27, 2024 @ 9:15 am

Let This Memorial Day Bring Us All Together

Mon., May 27, 2024

By Robert Dilenschneider

Memorial Day 2024

Despite the many differences in our nation during this, an especially divisive election year, let us make Memorial Day an event that draws us together.

JPA Health Acquires BioCentric

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

JPA Health & BiocentricJPA Health has acquired medical communications and learning solutions company BioCentric, Inc.

O'Dwyer's May '24 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Navigating the Data Revolution

By Ken Deutsch, Adam Pawluk

AdamandKenRecent innovations in artificial intelligence-powered technology are helping communicators overcome the challenge of mastering data science and providing a blueprint for modern PR success.

Turks & Caicos Calls on FGS Global

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Turks and CaicosFGS Global has agreed to provide strategic communications services and counsel to the government of Turks and Caicos Islands. Updated

Longacre Square Guides Browning West's Victory

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BrowningLongacre Square Partners handles Browning West as the investment fund scores a knock out victory in its proxy fight with Gildan Activewear, which is based in Montreal.

News of Firms: Viewstream Rebrands as Kadiko

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

KadikoViewstream, a B2B marketing agency for high-tech companies, rebrands as Kadiko... BCW and Hill & Knowlton, which will merge as of July 1 to form Burson, are combining their specialty technology communications agencies Axicom and Brazil-based Ideal... Milk & Honey, a B Corp PR agency, launches NU, a technology division.

On the Move: GATX Lures Lujan from Union Pacific

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Wesley LujanGATX Corporation, which leases transportation equipment to customers worldwide, names Wesley Lujan VP, government and industry affairs. He was at Union Pacific.... Premier Lotteries Ireland, which operates the country’s national lottery, appoints Sarah Jennings as CMO... KP Public Affairs adds Olivia Wright to its environmental consulting and regulatory advocacy practice.

Accounts in Transit: Priority Partnerships Teams Up With Stronger Youth Brands

Fri., May 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Stronger YouthPriority Partnerships, a sponsorship advisory firm based in Portland, OR, teams up with Stronger Youth Brands to represent the company in launching a partnership program for its premiere youth soccer brands... Apex Public Relationssigns on as agency of record for Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple... MMGY Global is selected by Eataly North America as public relations agency of record for 10 locations across the US and Canada...

CA 'Bullet Train' Seeks DC Engineer

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

CA High SpeedThe California High-Speed Rail Authority is looking for a firm to serve as its Congressional and executive branch representative to promote construction of a system to run 200-mile-per-hour trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a 463-mile stretch.

Nvidia Skips to Hopscotch

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

NvidiaHigh-flying Nvidia has awarded its domestic consumer business to Hopscotch USA, which is based in Los Angeles, after a competitive review.

Commentary

Haley Tosses Supporters Under the Bus

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley’s disappointing decision to vote for Donald Trump is a slap in the face to the thousands of voters who backed her in the Republican primary... Congress calls for FARA probe into drone advocacy group that is funded by Chinese company... 'Vibecession' can ruin Joe Biden's re-election as effectively as an actual recession.

Public Affairs Pros Find AI's Silver Lining

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Quorum 2024 State of Government Affairs SurveyWhile public affairs pros find a growing number of hurdles facing them as they move further into the 2024 election season, they see one source that might be able to make things easier: artificial intelligence.

Illumina Alum McAlpine Takes BCW Post

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

David McAlpineDavid McAlpine, who was senior director & global head of external communications at embattled Illumina, has joined BCW as senior VP-earned media.

News of Firms: Risa Heller Communications Goes West

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

RHCRisa Heller Communications, a New York-based strategic comms firm, opens a Los Angeles office... Hotwire launches its first proprietary AI tool, GAIO.tech, and a global AI Innovation team... The Worldcom Public Relations Group adds SAROTA PR in Krakow, Poland and Up & Company of Seoul, South Korea as members.