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Last Updated: Mon., Mar. 8, 2021 @ 5:17 pm

Qatar Passes Government Affairs Work to ISG

Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Heath ShulerQatar has signed a $30K monthly government affairs contract with Integrated Strategy Group, the firm co-founded by former Democratic Congressman and National Football League quarterback Heath Shuler.

Elizabeth City, NC Needs PR Services

Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Elizabeth CityElizabeth City, North Carolina is looking for a travel PR agency of record that can plan, coordinate, implement and administer a campaign that increases visitors to the waterfront community.

Delaware CO Seeks PR for Health Dept. Launch

Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

County of DelawareDelaware County, which borders Philadelphia, is looking for a PR firm to provide strategic communications, advocacy and PR support as it moves to establish its own health department in January.

On the Move: Fenton Names De La Garza CEO

Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Fenton Communications names Valarie De La Garza CEO. She is both the first woman and first person of color to lead the firm... LSN Partners is bringing on Mike Hernández as partner, charged with leading the firm’s communications division... Custodia Financial, a 401(k) loan protection program, appoints Bill Ogle as chief marketing officer.

Reimagining the New Consumer

Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianTips to improve marketers' engagement with consumers in a post-pandemic world.

Missouri City Wants Brand Development Help

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dardenne Prairie, St. LouisDardenne Prairie, which is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, wants a firm to develop a brand to help differentiate it from surrounding communities.

Should Facebook, Google Pay for News Content?

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

GoogleFACEBOOKFor years, experts have debated the role Big Tech plays in the newspaper industry’s steady decline. Now, U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would give newsrooms the ability to negotiate payment for the news content that’s shared across these digital platforms.

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NYWICI Targets Women Exiting Workforce

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WomenHeardNew York Women in Communications is launching #WOMENHEARD, a research-driven platform and initiative to address the high number of women who have exited from the workforce over the last year.

WarnerMedia's Horn Heads to Precision

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Denise HornDenise Horn, who was most recently senior director of inclusion marketing and communications at WarnerMedia, is joining Precision as managing principal, communications.

On the Move: American Sustainable Business Council Taps Neuwirth as First CCO

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Michael NeuwirthThe American Sustainable Business Council appoints Michael Neuwirth as its first chief communications officer... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment names Steph Lund chief executive officer, North America... SoleSavy, a sneaker-industry startup, hires Mitchell Holder as senior VP of marketing.

DeSoto (TX) Wants Firm for COVID-19 Outreach

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of DeSoto, TXDesoto, which is situated 19 miles from Dallas, wants to hire a firm to educate its 50K people about available COVID-19 programs. Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to end mask mandate, DeSoto advises its people to consider doubling up.

Commentary

Pence Revisits 'Rigged Election' Lie

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mike PenceMike Pence revisits 'rigged election' lie as he tries to win back a measure of his former master's approval... Las Vegas Sands Corp. claims it pays tribute to founder Sheldon Adelman, who died Jan. 11, by selling off his cherished Vegas properties.

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Sen. Peters' CoS Feldman Joins Airbnb

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Eric FeldmanEric Feldman, chief of staff for Michigan senator Gary Peters, has joined Airbnb as head of federal and international affairs.

Media Maneuvers: WaPo Names a CCO

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kristine Coratti KellyThe Washington Post promotes Kristine Coratti Kelly to chief communications officer, a newly created role... Sinclair Broadcast Group is axing about five percent of its workforce due to COVID-related financial woes... Facebook lifts its ban on political ads.

On the Move: FGH Hires Igor Khrestin for DC Outpost

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Igor KhrestinFinsbury Glover Hering hires Igor Khrestin, staffer to former Republican senator Cory Gardner, to serve as a managing director in DC... Hot Paper Lantern names Philip Leif Bjerknes senior VP of marketing... 8x8, an integrated cloud communications platform, appoints Amritesh Chaudhuri executive VP/CMO.

News of Firms: IPG Mediabrands Slates 'Equity Upfront' Week

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MediabrandsIPG Mediabrands kicks off 'Equity Upfront' week to raise visibility of Black-owned and targeted media businesses... Acceleration Partners acquires R.O.EYE's agency business... 5W Public Relations rolls dice with launch of gambling unit.

UCF Seeks PR for PTSD Research / Treatment Center

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

University of Central FloridaThe University of Central Florida wants to hire a firm to provide PR and communications services for its research/treatment center for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders.