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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 4, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

Metro Atlanta Needs Water Conservation PR

Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning DistrictThe Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, which services 5M people in the 15-county Atlanta region, wants to hire a firm to handle messaging for its Clean Water Campaign and My Drop Counts conservation push.

SEC Slaps Cheesecake Factory for Misleading Press Releases

Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Cheesecake FactoryThe Securities and Exchange Commission has charged The Cheesecake Factory with issuing material misstatements in its March 23 and April 2 press releases regarding the impact of COVID-19 on its business.

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Making Communications Accessible For All

By George Coleman

Current Global - Accessible by Design
One in eight of the world’s population have some form of disability and every day content is published that’s inaccessible to many. As communicators, we have a moral duty to change this.

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Big Biz Loves 'Green' Joe Biden

Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ClimateGoing Green. Corporate America pledges to work with Joe Biden to develop strong action on climate change... Where's the Christmas swag? Gone to the ACLU and other nonprofits, causes... Merry COVID-19 Christmas. Thirty-five percent of working Americans want to kill office party. (1 reader comment)

Trump's Communications Director Jumps Ship

Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Alyssa FarahAlyssa Farah, Donald Trump’s 31-year-old communications director, has called it quits. She plans to launch a PR firm focused on corporate and defense issues.

Doing More With Less

Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

The Pandemic's Impact on MarketingNot only do marketing professionals say they are doing more with less these days, they are also trying to do that on a playing field where the goalposts keep moving, according to a survey by The Analyst Syndicate and events company SINC.

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Trump White House Hopefully Hits Low Point

Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump's administration hopefully hits all-time low on Dec. 2 as COVID-19 deaths break record and he wanders aimlessly through his own alternate reality... Ousted campaign manager begged president to show empathy to families hit by COVID, unemployment... National Review skewers Trump for misleading people into thinking that the president of the US speaks the truth... The Squad squishes Obama for speaking truth about "defund the police" slogan. (2 reader comments)

NC State Libraries Book DE&I RFP

Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

North Carolina State University Library SystemThe North Carolina State University Libraries seek proposals from PR firms capable of drawing up diversty, equity and inclusion plans that reflect contemporary best practices in libraries and higher education.

Accounts in Transit: FischTank Lands SunHydrogen

Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

SHFischTank PR drives communications for SunHydrogen, developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water... French/West/Vaughan lands Moravian Bake Shop to promote the bakery’s grand opening in Winston-Salem, NC... EVINS Communications wins Bomber Ski.

News of Firms: Current Global Launches 'Accessible by Design' Initiative

Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Current GlobalCurrent Global launches its “Accessible by Design” initiative, ensuring that all content and campaigns will be designed to be inclusive of people of all abilities, such as those with sight, hearing, speech and cognitive impairments... J Public Relations opens offices in Nashville and Toronto... Cornerstone Government Affairs sets up shop in Denver and Oklahoma City.

Fort Worth Drives Out Transit PR RFP

Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trinity MetroThe Fort Worth Transportation Authority, operating as Trinity Metro, wants to hire a PR firm to provide community relations services.

Ecuador Fishes for PR Support Via Glover Park Group

Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

EcuadorGlover Park Group handles PR and media outreach for Ecuador as the country takes heat for illegal fishing in its waters which threatens endangered species and the marine ecosystem.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cristyne Nicholas

Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cristyne Nicholas, CEO, Nicholas & Lence Communications
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” interview, Nicholas & Lence Communications CEO Cristyne Nicholas, who helped rebuild New York City’s travel industry following the 9/11 attacks, talks with Doug Simon about how the city can get tourists to return in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Puts Stewart in Charge of Canada's PA Offering

Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Will StewartHill+Knowlton Strategies puts senior VP Will Stewart in charge of the national public affairs + advocacy offering in Canada... Penske Media Corp. appoints Brooke Jaffe head of public affairs and communications, based in Los Angeles... Response Media brings in Martin Fleischmann as its first chief client officer.