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Last Updated: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019 @ 4:05 pm

China's Blue Focus Refocuses International Push

Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Blue FocusChina's Blue Focus Intelligent Communications Group is merging its international units into Legacy Acquisition Corp., a Big Board-listed $300M special purpose acquisition company.

Edelman Joins G7 Inclusive Growth Pledge

Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

G7Edelman has signed on as the sole communications shop to the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition, which is committed to investing $1B to advance the human rights of more than 100M people, so far.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Aug. Mag Focuses on Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Aug. '19 Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR MagazineOur annual issue on financial PR/IR and professional services PR features articles from leading thought leaders plus profiles of 41 firms with expertise in these specialties.


Wilsonville, OR Orders Tourism Promotion RFP

Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

WilsonvilleWilsonville, Oregon is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide tourism promotion and destination marketing services in an effort to showcase the area’s attractions and events while positioning the city as an overnight lodging destination.

Warning Labels May Discourage Spread of Fake News

Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

fake newsNew research suggests that flagging phony news items with a warning label could be one of the most effective ways social media networks can combat the spread of misinformation online.

Awards & Events: National Press Club Honors Kashmir, Politico Journos; IPRs Digital Media Research Center Explains Blockchain; Joe Honick Presents '54% Vote But 100% Bitch' at UVA

Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Aasif SultanThe National Press Club will give its annual John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award this year to Aasif Sultan, a journalist in Kashmir jailed for nearly a year for his reporting, and to Mackenzie Mays, a Politico journalist who has produced accountability journalism despite harassment... IPR’s Digital Media Research Center is presenting a free webinar on Sept. 26 that will explain the basics of blockchain technology... Joe Honick, president of GMA International and O'Dwyer's contribute will present “54% Vote But 100% Bitch” at University of Virginia.

Sarah Sanders Joins Fox News

Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders, whose combative reign as White House press secretary ended in June, is coming on board as a contributor at Fox News.

Blicksilver Gives AEs Columbia Deal a Heavy-Lift

Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Columbia HelicoptersBlicksilver PR is handling private equity firm AE Industrial Partners' deal to acquire Oregon’s Columbia Helicopters, makers of heavy-lift Chinook helicopters used in defense, firefighting and mining.

Brandware Recruits Laste for CEO Slot

Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lou LasteAtlanta’s Brandware Group has recruited Lou Laste, a PR veteran of Cox Automotive and Verizon Communications, as CEO effective Sept. 9.

New Line Cinema Alum Takes Solstice PR Spot

Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Elissa GreerElissa Greer has been named EVP communications at Solstice Studios, overseeing corporate and domestic publicity and promotions for the company.

BerlinRosen Lands VT's $1B Innovation Campus

Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia TechBerlinRosen will promote Virginia Tech’s $1B Innovation Campus that will anchor the National Landing District, future home of Amazon’s HQ2 complex.

Westchester County Wants Marketing Services

Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

WestchesterWestchester County's Department of Social Services is requesting proposals from agencies than can provide promotional and marketing services for a resource that offers employment opportunities for area job seekers.

BCWs Jones Shifts to Vanda

Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Aranthan JonesAranthan “AJ” Jones II, who was global head of public affairs for BCW, has joined Vanda Pharmaceuticals as chief corporate affairs and communications officer at the Washington-based biopharmaceutical.