The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

Digital Publishers Not Doing Enough to Stop Fake News

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Major Internet Companies as News Editors - The Knight Foundation & GallupMajor Internet companies aren’t doing enough to identify and stop the spread of fake news that appears on their platforms, according to an August survey published by the Knight Foundation and Gallup.


O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary, 1968 - 2018

A PR Pioneer with a Business Impact

By Phillip A. Nardone Jr.

Philip NardoneTo say O’Dwyer’s has helped shape the PR industry would be an understatement.


A P.E.S.O For Your Thoughts

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Josh Merkin

Josh MerkinThree reasons why integrated marketing for professional services firms is money in the bank.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

One Warm CoatEVINS Communications named AOR for coat-drive organization One Warm Coat... Finn Partners collaborates with Crossmedia and IBM iX on work for Champion Petfoods... The Brandman Agency adds Context Travel to its travel and lifestyle portfolio.

Omarosa Holds High (or Low) Ground vs. Trump

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyOmarosa Manigault Newman holds the high (or low) ground in her PR battle with the president  Trump--as long as she has her secret tapes. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

LandmarkAmazon takes a look at Landmark Theatres... New York Media ponders a path to growth that could include a sale... Condé Nast Traveler to merge its US and UK editions.

Hyperloop One Hires Lobbying Support

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Virgin HyperloopVirgin Hyperloop One, the high-speed transit venture co-owned by Richard Branson, has retained Atlas Crossing for representation before Congress on transportation issues.

360i Calls Rozen CMO

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Doug Rozen360i has appointed Doug Rozen as the agency’s first chief media officer. 

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Resorts WorldTURNER adds Resorts World Bimini and Hilton Miami Downtown... Lou Hammond Group now reps Blade and Bow bourbon, Grand Luxury Group, Flightcard and Hotelgift... William Mills Agency partners with financial tech company Validis.

Americans Say Media Are Not Enemy of the People

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Quinnipac pollA solid majority of American voters disagrees with president Trump's contention that the media are the enemy of the people, according to a poll released Aug. 14 by Quinnipiac University National Poll.

People on the Move

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Emily GrahamFleishmanHillard tabs Emily K. Graham to co-lead its financial and professional service sector in the Americas... Manifest New York adds Shaun Beaumont and David Watsky to its team... NYC & Company hires Alyssa Schmid and promotes Britt Hikoop to director, communications positions... AirPR brings on Dan Beltramo as CEO.

BCW Scoops Up Digital Powerhouse HZ

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karen ZuckermanBurson Cohn & Wolfe has acquired HZ, a leading digital shop, to take a 'major step toward becoming a global leader in integrated communications.'

Brand 'Authenticity' Relies on Direct Link to Media

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Doug SimonTo make sure that a brand’s message comes across as authentic, a direct line of communication between company management and the media is key, according to a new study from D S Simon Media.

Cameroon Calls on Mercury for Media Relations Work

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Cameroon

Mercury Public Affairs has inked a $1.2 million media relations pact with the government of the Republic of Cameroon, which has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations in recent months. (1 reader comment)

AI-Powered Journalism Means Change for Financial PR

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Dan Simon

Dan SimonThe rise of artificial intelligence-driven applications in newsrooms has presented an uncertain future for public relations firms that sell media relations as a core service, particularly for professionals who practice in the finance world, where reporting developed by automation platforms has gained noted traction in recent years.

AT&T's Burns Joins Salesforce

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brad BurnsBrad Burns, senior VP-corporate communications at AT&T Communications, has joined Salesforce as chief communications officer.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tom Rogers5W Public Relations captures Captify... Zapwater Communications checks in at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club... Child's Play Communications lands Curiscope.

P&G Vet Boadas Plugs into GE Appliances

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio BoadasGE Appliances has named Antonio Boadas, director of communications at Procter & Gamble, chief communications officer. He succeeds Deborah Wexler, who is retiring on Aug. 31.