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Last Updated: Mon., Jan. 25, 2021 @ 10:10 am

Hamptons Bigwigs Tap Mercury for NIMBY Fight†

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Ron LauderBillionaire Ron Lauder and trend-spotter Faith Popcorn have signed on to fight the burial of a power line 30 feet under Wainscott Beach in Long Island’s Hamptons.

On the Move: AIG Recruits Ripley

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

American International Group hires Dana Ripley as vice president, global head of media & external communications, a newly created role.....Pierpont Communications promotes Elysa Nelson to senior vice president and Dave Stump to senior vice president, business development....Regions Bank names Abbas Merchant chief marketing officer

O'Dwyer's/D S Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Heather Kernahan

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Heather Kernahan, CEO of North America, Hotwire Global Communications
Want to succeed in 2021? “Figure out how to stay inspired.” That’s the top piece of advice that Hotwire CEO, North America, Heather Kernahan shares with Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Whit Clay and Jill Zuckman

Whit Clay and Jill ZuckmanCommunications lessons we can take away from one of the most historically challenging years on record.

LinkedIn and B2B Marketing

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianLinkedIn recently rolled out a series of new features which create new opportunities for businesses to generate leads and reach potential customers.

Childís Ed System Seeks PR Partner

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

First 8First 8 Memphis, a Shelby County, TN-based early childhood education system, is looking for a PR agency that can lead day-to-day communications efforts as well as facilitate an early childhood communications campaign.

Port of SF Floats RFQ for Micro, Diverse PR Firms

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Port of San FranciscoThe Port of San Francisco is seeking qualifications from micro, local, and diverse firms interested in supplying PR on an as-needed basis. Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, South of Market location is a plus.

Commentary

Biden Restores Luster to Voice of America

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Michael PackPack sent packing... President Joe Biden did not waste any time in getting rid of political hack Michael Pack from the CEO post of the US Agency for Global Media.

Five Takeaways from Psaki's First Day

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By David Ball

David A. BallJen Psaki earned the confidence of journalists and viewers around the globe during her first White House press briefing.

W2O Bolsters Executive Ranks

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jo Ann SaittaW2O has appointed Jo Ann Saitta, Marcos Mendell and Larry Mickelberg to three newly created executive positions.

On the Move: BCW Hires Edelman's Lucky

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kristena LuckyBCW hires Kristena Lucky as executive VP, brand solutions practice lead, North America. She joins from Edelman... Devine + Partners hires Kevin Shinkle as senior vice president and chief content officer. He was CCO of the Knights of Columbus... H Code, Hispanic digital media company, appoints Damian Benders GM of B Code, which targets Blacks.

News of Firms: BMF Readies for Qatar World Cup '22

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BMFBMF partners with Qatar-based production agency Glow’n ahead of the World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar... Marathon Strategies releases its biennial Meet the Freshmen guide to the 68 newly elected members of Congress... Omnicom Public Relations Group launches omniearnedID communications platform... Brackendale Consulting Ltd of London rebrands.

Singapore Seeks PR for Travel Reopening

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Singapore Tourism BoardSingapore is looking for a firm to develop a marketing communications campaign designed to increase the number of visitors from the US and Canada as the nation state gradually reopens its borders to international short-term travelers.

Commentary

Biden Must Rally Nation Vs. Truth-Deniers

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BidenAmerica “must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” said president Joe Biden. He will have to take on truth-deniers such as Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-SI/Bklyn) and the Republican Sedition Caucus... Porter Novelli launches justice, equity, diversity and inclusion unit in aftermath of storming of the Capitol

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OMC Pressed on Possible Links to Hate Speech

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomA shareholder resolution slated for Omnicom’s June annual meeting calls for it to commission a third-party report to determine whether its advertising policies contribute to violations of civil or human rights.

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