PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Wed., Sep. 22, 2021 @ 4:45 pm

No. Virginia's National Landing Seeks PR Firm

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

National LandingNational Landing, a public-private partnership formed to promote the businesses and communities of northern Virginia, is seeking PR firm to promote it as the nation’s most dynamic urban downtown district.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jonathan Jordan

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jonathan Jordan, Gen. Mgr. Edelman Southern California
Following the release of Edelman's Trust Barometer special report, “The Belief-Driven Employee,” Jonathan Jordan, general manager of Edelman's Los Angeles office, talks with Doug Simon about how to build trust among employees on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Qorvis Makes PR Calls for Cambodia

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

CambodiaQorvis has picked up a $70K monthly retainer pact for strategic communications and media relations services for Cambodia.

Learning the Importance of Leading by Example

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Christine O'Dwyer

Lisa Osborne-Ross & Dani VeiraEdelman US CEO Lisa Osborne Ross and past Washington Women in PR president Dani Veira discussed the importance of leading by example and creating an environment where communicators can be inspired and succeed at a recent WWPR webinar.

Ex-Rep. Schwartz Signs on at FTI's PR Unit

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Allyson SchwartzFormer Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has signed on as senior advisor at FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit to counsel healthcare clients.

PR Industry Growth Hit Record Lows in 2020

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+Partners LLCThe COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth in the PR industry to only 3.1 percent in 2020, according to an annual survey conducted by Gould+Partners.

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On the Move: Finsbury Glover Hering Hires Kaiser Permanente's Weier

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Scott WeierFinsbury Glover Hering brings on Scott Weier as a partner in the health practice in DC... Walker Sands names Annie Gudorf managing director in its Seattle office and promotes Rachel Fukaya to VP-PR... Powerhouse Communications hires Kevin Twer as executive VP... Cornerstone Government Affairs recruits Ross Giesinger, who was policy advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, for its Austin outpost.

Events: Live Big Apple Awards Set for Sept 28

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Big AppleThe PRSA-NY 2021 Big Apple Awards will be taking place at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan on Sept. 28. This marks a return to an in-person event... LaVoieHealthScience is supporting the Inaugural BioFuture Conference: Reimagine the Future of Healthcare, which will take place as a live event at Cure by Deerfield in New York on Oct. 5-6... Women in PR North America will present the virtual 2021 Women In Public Relations Leadership Conference on Oct. 6.

RF Finds Americans Bullish on Future

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Ruder FinnDespite the difficulties and challenges of the past year, a new report from Ruder Finn finds that many Americans have a positive view of the past 12 months, and a majority think that things will improve in the future.

Commentary

Fox Shareholder Calls for Quality Journalism

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Fox NewsFox Corp is called to revamp as a public benefit corporation to force Fox News to commit to careful and accurate journalism... ConocoPhillips claims adding greenhouse gas emissions acquired in deal for Shell's Texas shale oil field is good for the environment... Too stressed to update resume? Send a single word to Lewis.

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Staunton (VA) Seeks EcoDev Partner

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of Staunton, VirginiaThe City of Staunton is looking for a partner to develop a marketing and communications plan for a 300-acre property at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 64.

Weber Flies with Blackbird to Combat Disinformation

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WeberWeber Shandwick has joined with BlackbirdAI, the disinformation platform, to offer clients tools to increase their media security by understanding the risks that may damage their businesses.

News of Firms: Revive Health Shortens Name

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ReviveReviveHealth rebrands as Revive as it believes "health" invokes perception of insider status... North Sixth Group invests in RepSpert, provider of online reputation management services... Jenerate PR opens an office in Costa Mesa, CA.

Corporate General Counsel Nervous about ESG

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaIntegrating ESG principles into how corporations operate is scaring their general counsel, but effectively taking account of the "triple bottom line" offers benefits as well as risks.

Murdochs Take COVID Comp Cut

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochFox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, 90, suffered an 8.4 percent drop to $31.1M in total compensation for fiscal '21 as he agreed to forgo base salary to help broadcaster deal with COVID-19 pandemic. Son & CEO Lachlan Murdoch, 50, took a 5.1 percent hit to $27.6M.

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Accounts in Transit: Haberman Supports Feeding America

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Feeding AmericaHaberman is working with Feeding America to promote its MealConnect platform, which has rescued over three billion pounds of surplus food... Trust Relations picks up Xenata, ocean & air freight logistics company... Reya Communications promotes Ireland's Cashel Palace Hotel and Bolivia's MET Hotel.