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Last Updated: Wed., Jul. 24, 2024 @ 12:27 pm

Prosek Promotes ‘Davos in the Desert’

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

FIIProsek Partners has signed on to provide communications and PR support for the Future Investment Initiative Institute, which organizes the annual “Davos in the Desert” each October in Riyadh.

Accounts in Transit: W Communications Lands The Independent

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

IndependentW Communications lands UK-based media platform The Independent to oversee its global media industry and consumer PR activity in the US and the UK... Uproar PR signs fintech startup, Worth... Redpoint adds UK-based global adventure travel company Explore Worldwide its roster and renews Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism account... Tractenberg & Co. picks up medical-grade skincare brand AlumierMD.

Interpublic Reports Flat Q2 Performance

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Philippe KrakowskyInterpublic reported flat Q2 net revenues of $2.3B and a 2.4 percent rise in operating income to $318.2M. It also was flat in Q1.

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Tel Aviv's LEADERS

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Stagwell acquires Tel Aviv-based LEADERS, a digital agency specializing in influencer marketing and social commerce... The Matter Communications 2024 Food & Beverage Trends survey says that social media is a major—and growing—force in decision-making when it comes to grocery shopping... IPREX brings on Lift Consulting of Lisbon and São Paulo-based Dialogue as its two newest partners.

Edelman Reps $30B UAE Climate Fund

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AlterraEdelman is providing strategic communications services and handling events for Alterra Management Ltd, the $30B climate-focused investment fund launched by the United Arab Emirates.

Page Society Searches for CEO

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PageThe Page Society hires Heidrick & Struggles to run the search for exiting CEO Roger Bolton's successor.

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Buckley Enrolls at University of Maryland

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Anne BuckleyAnne Buckley will join the University of Maryland as VP-marketing and communications on Sept. 4. She will exit her PR post at University of California San Diego.

Americans Spending More Time on Reddit

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

reddittUsers of community site Reddit will increase the amount of time they spend on that platform in 2024, while time spent on other social networks is expected to decline, according to a recent eMarketer forecast.

Top Tips for Attracting Family Travelers

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kayla Atwater

Kayla AtwaterThe family-travel market is booming. Here’s how travel brands can stand out in today’s crowded media landscape and appeal to families during the vacation planning process.

Axel Springer Targets DC Policymakers

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AxelSpringerAxel Springer, the German media combine that owns the Politico news site and Business Insider, has stepped up its push at US policymakers.

Can a PR Agency Grow Without Losing Its Soul?

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Knight Stivender, Partner, MP&F

Knight Stivender, partner at MP&F, discusses with Doug Simon the generational transition her agency is going through and the need to “roll with the punches” on the latest PR’s Top Pros Talk video podcast.

On the Move: Carter to Lead Business Development at CG Life

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Jay CarterCG Life brings on longtime AbelsonTaylor vet Jay Carter as EVP business development... Educational publishing and services company Pearson hires Ginny Cartwright Ziegler as CMO... G2, a software marketplace, names Sydney Sloan to head marketing.

JPA Health Acquires London's akt health

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AKTJPA Health has acquired London’s akt health communications, which has 23 staffers, to expand the European capabilities of the Washington-based firm.

Potter Takes Burson's Top PA Post

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Damion PotterDamion Potter, former British diplomat and trade & economic development representative, has joined Burson as global chair of its public affairs operation.