The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Sep. 20, 2018 @ 9:01 am

Hynes Exits Text100 as it Merges with Bite

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Aedhmar HynesAedhmar Hynes is leaving the CEO job of Text100 after an 18-year run, as Next 15 Communications parent company merges the shop with Bite Communications.

When Lack of Context Leads to Catastrophe

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Paris Kissel

Paris KisselSometimes, a well-intentioned campaign with a positive message can backfire when consumers’ first impressions fail to take the backstory into consideration.

News of PR Firms

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

LambertLambert, Edwards & Assocs. celebrates 20th anniversary....ESPACIO Media Incubator launches Originals Plus, content creation, promotion, placement service....Merritt Group Consulting rebrands as Spool Marketing and Communications.

Trust in Media Rebounds, Says G&S Study

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

G&S Business CommunicationsTrust in the media is on the rebound when it comes to corporate and social responsibility matters, according to G&S Business Communications' latest "sense & sustainability" study.

Ex-Solicitor General Olson Toils for Saudis

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ted OlsonFormer US Solicitor General Ted Olson spearheads the Saudi Arabia embassy’s effort to protect the Kingdom from US oil price-fixing lawsuits. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer EricksonGE ups Jennifer Erickson to CCO... Hotwire ups Heather Craft to executive VP, hires Anderew Corcione as senior VP and Keith Parker as VP... BCW puts Jillian Janaczek in NYC market leader spot. Rachi Govil assumes Janaczek's NYC health practice managing director duties.

5W PR Stands Up for Heroes

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Stand Up for Heroes5W Public Relations will handle the Stand Up for Heroes event, which will include headliners Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers and others, slated for Madison Square Garden Nov. 5.

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Cultured VineAbelow PR books Cultured Vine, Napa/Somoma wine tour operator... Marketing Maven promotes Crypto Invest Summit slated next month in Los Angeles... PAN Communications picks up CommerceCX for martech client roster... Mfa Marketing & PR adds Klarna, Quidd, Gwynnie Bee and National Alliance of Mental Illness.

NYWICI Puts On Night of the Roundtables

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WICIFemale communications leaders will share their insights at Sept. 20’s Night of the Roundtables, an event hosted by New York Women in Communications.

 

Digital Political Ads Seek Transparency

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Political AdThe efforts of the Digital Advertising Alliance to increase transparency and accountability of digital political ads took a step forward.

Capitol Hill Pro MacDonald Joins FTI's Health Unit

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Charlene MacDonaldCharlene MacDonald, a Capitol Hill veteran who was senior policy advisor to House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, has joined FTI Consulting in DC as managing director in its strategic communications unit.

The Trumpism of Colin, Serena and Nike

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanColin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Nike have harnessed the forces that led to Trump’s election and used them for their own gain. (8 reader comments)

Brunswick Reps JLT in Marsh & McClellan Deal

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan GlaserBrunswick Group handles PR for UK's Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, which has agreed to be acquired by Marsh & McClellan Cos., New York-based insurance broker/risk management giant, in a deal valued at $5.6B in cash considerations.

Sinatra Sings Praises of The Infatuation

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael SinatraThe Infatuation, restaurant discovery platform and owner of the Zagat brand, has hired Michael Sinatra as its first-ever VP-communications.

Pochebonne Says "Oui' to APCO

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arnaud PochebonneArnaud Pochebonne, who headed Weber Shandwick's Paris office and served as executive VP for EMEA, has jumped to APCO Worldwide's outpost in France's capital.

People on the Move

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Heather BlissLEWIS names Heather Bliss senior VP... International Women's Media Foundation names Charlotte Fox director of communications. Fox joins from MLS... Cloudability recruits Jay Wampold from Qumulo, storage systems provider, for VP-marketing post.

FT Apologizes to Sorrell

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin Sorrell

The Financial Times today published an online apology to former WPP chief Martin Sorrell for including him in a Sept. 14 article that was headlined, "Disgraced chief executives reap benefits while investors suffer."

Salesforce CEO Makes Time for Time

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Marc BenioffSalesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine for $190M cash from Meredith Corp, which acquired the Time Inc. magazine properties in January.

Commentary

Three Cheers for FARA

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortThese are heady days for the frequently criticized Foreign Agents Registration Act, which has taken center stage in the legal travails of Paul Manafort, who was chairman of president Trump's election campaign.

‘60 Minutes’ Chief Fager Fired

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianCBS News chairman Jeff Fager was ousted by the network in response to a series of sexual misconduct allegations. (1 reader comment)

Benecke Guides Growth at RF

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rowan beneckeRowan Benecke, who exited Burson Cohn & Wolfe last month, has emerged as chief growth officer at Ruder Finn.

GPG Makes Myler Managing Director

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Katie MylerKatie Myler has joined Glover Park Group as managing director in the firm’s strategic communications practice.