The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

LS2 Group Strikes $1.5M Saudi PR Gusher

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

LS2Saudi Arabia’s Washington embassy has doled out a $1.5M one-year contract to Larson Shannahan Slifka Group, of Des Moines, for PR, government affairs and media outreach duties.

Commentary

Accenture Makes Marketing A-Team; Jared Kushner's Boneheaded PR Idea

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerManagement consultant Accenture officially joins marketing communications A-team by snatching Kimberly-Clark's baby/childcare business from WPP's Ogilvy... Jared Kushner comes up with the boneheaded PR idea to put webcams on Great Wall of Trump to chart construction progess... Congressional commission 'impeaches' China president Xi Jingping.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Nov. Technology PR Update

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's November '19 Technology PR MagazineOur annual technology PR issue features profiles of 36 firms, advice and strategy from leading thought leaders and O'Dwyer's exclusive ranking of the top tech PR firms by net fee income.


Subject Matter Snags Sen. Carper’s Ex-Cos

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BIll GhentSubject Matter has hired Bill Ghent, who was Sen. Tom Carper’s chief of staff and senior policy & communications aide, effective Nov. 18.

People: French|West|Vaughan's Prix Productions Hires Lee Norris

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lee NorrisPrix Productions, the long-form content subsidiary of Raleigh, NC-based French|West|Vaughan, has brought on actor Lee Norris as its first development executive... The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has upped Kate Shanks VP-public affairs... Crosby Marketing Communications has promoted Gabrielle Weber to director of integration management and Mini Johri to director of production services.

News of Firms: Clarity Partners with The Brewery

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sami McCabeClarity forms partnership with The Brewery, network of agencies linked to London's freuds... Jennifer Bett Communications, which focuses on fashion, food & beverage, beauty, wellness brands, expands from New York to Los Angeles... SSPR, of Colorado Springs, adds Denver to Chicago, New York and San Franscisco office network.

Influencer Marketing Mentions on the Decline

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Talkwalker/Hubspot Social Media Trends for 2020Conversations around influencer marketing have dropped markedly across social media channels in the last year, according to a Talkwalker/Hubspot report.

Ex-Congressman Duffy Lands at BGR

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean DuffySean Duffy, former Wisconsin Republican Congressman, has joined BGR Government Affairs to lead its financial services practice.

Media: Zagat Restaurant Guide Returns to Print in NYC

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ZagatThe Zagat restaurant guide for New York City is back in print for its 2020 edition after owner Google dropped it in 2016... The Atlantic unveils subscriber-only version of its app... Bustle Digital axes at least 10 staffers at its Bustle site, which is geared to women.

Investor Presentation Fundamentals

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Tim Johnson

Tim JohnsonTips for how startups can deliver the kind of presentation that grabs investors’ attention. (1 reader comment)

People: YouTube Hires Shana Tepper as Entertainment Communs. Head

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

shana TepperYouTube has named Shana Tepper head of entertainment communications. Tepper was previously VP of communications for Comedy Central and Paramount Network... Banner Public Affairs has brought on Emily Grannis as director, communications and public relations. She was at Pirelli Tire... Rogers & Cowan/PMK sorts executive pieces... Morning Consult grabs Whole Foods' Olivia Petersen for managing director communications slot.

Chesapeake (VA) Seeks Economic Development Help

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ChesapeakeThe Chesapeake Economic Development agency is seeking a marketing partner to position the southeast coastal Virginia city as a prime destination for business location and expansion.

Finn Partners Recruits PN Health Vet Scott

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Diana ScottFinn Partners has added Diana Scott, who most recently was senior VP at Porter Novelli's in her more than 20-year healthcare PR career, as partner in its health unit.

Koch Exec Launches Advisory Firm

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

James DavisJames Davis, who formerly ran a communications agency for the Koch Network, has launched his own practice, Touchdown Strategies, LLC. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

US Must Lead Fight for Internet Freedom

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Freedom HouseSocial media, "once a liberating technology has become a conduit for surveillance and electoral manipulation," according to Freedom House's "Freedom of the Net 2019" report.

Accounts: Rubenstein PR, Padilla Score Cannabinoid Clients

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KannalifeRubenstein Public Relations has been named agency of record by Global Cannabinoids, a manufacturer and distributor of American-grown hemp-derived cannabinoids... Padilla has been selected by Kannalife, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and phyto-medical company innovating cannabinoid therapeutics... William Mills Agency is providing RoamHR, a digital platform that automatically calculates and dynamically recalculates a user’s tax burden.