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Last Updated: Mon., May 10, 2021 @ 5:05 pm

Los Alamos, NM Needs Tourism Marketing Services

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Los Alamos CountyNew Mexico’s Los Alamos County, birthplace of the atomic bomb, is seeking proposals from public relations agencies that can provide tourism marketing services.

BCW Recruits Droga5 Tech Alum Kief

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Chris KiefBCW has hired Chris Kief, who was head of technology for advertising powerhouse Droga5, as chief technology officer.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Doug Simon

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media
After gathering the opinions of a who’s who of PR insiders on the “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interviews, Doug Simon turns the tables this time around and shares his own take on the growing demand for satellite media tours.

Kekst CNC Works Extraction Oil’s Merger

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ExtractionKekst CNC handles Extraction Oil & Gas as it combines with Bonanza Creek Energy in what the Colorado companies bill as a “merger of equals.”

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Launches RF Truth Vector

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tejas TotadeRuder Finn launches RF Truth Vector, a digital offering that focuses on early detection of the spread of misinformation and harmful content to protect and maintain clients’ brand health... Clarity acquires 3WhiteHats, an SEO, paid and analytics agency with clients including Aon, Invesco and Abellio... 360PR+ is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise.

Metro Toronto's Durham Wants EcoDev PR

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Durham Region of Greater TorontoDurham, a regional municipality of 700K people that is part of Greater Toronto, wants a firm to handle economic development and tourism.

India Inks Ferox for US Outreach

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FeroxIndia, which has been ravaged by COVID-19, has signed Ferox Strategies for outreach on Capitol Hill.

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News of Firms: IPG Mediabrands Commits to Black-Owned Media

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MediabrandsIPG Mediabrands says it will work to invest a minimum of five percent in Black-owned media channels in aggregate across all clients by 2023... The Abbi Agency, which has offices in Reno, Las Vegas, New York and the UK, joins IPREX... The Center for Public Interest Communications awards research prize.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Kristen Vigrass

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Kristen Vigrass, President, The Brandman Agency
Brandman Agency president Kristen Vigrass talks with Doug Simon about how her agency has handled the challenges COVID posed for the travel sector on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

On the Move: Hotwire Hires ABC, Fox Vet Tihanna Louise

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tihanna LouiseHotwire hires ABC, Fox veteran Tihanna Louise as VP, executive & corporate communications... The Public Relations Global Network names Alexandra Diniță, GM of Bucharest-based Free Communications, president... STX Films brings on Nasim Cambron from Netflix to serves as executive VP of publicity.

Events: National Press Club Hosts Healthcare Pros

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

NPCThe National Press Club’s communications team is hosting a May 20 discussion in which leading healthcare pros will talk about how their jobs have evolved and what they are looking for PR pros... PRSA books May 19 virtual event, a panel of travel media pros will discuss the future of travel... Women in PR North America hosts Modern Day Boss Conference on May 16.

Finn Partners Recruits Environmental Heavyweight

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bob MartineauFinn Partners has hired Bob Martineau, who served as commissioner of Tennessee’s Dept. of Environment & Conservation, to support its sustainability & social impact practice in the firm's 11-state southeast region.

Kekst CNC Vet Semer Shifts to Gasthalter & Co.

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark SemerMark Semer, a 27-year veteran of Kekst CNC, has joined Gasthalter & Co. as managing director. He co-headed the alternative investment practice at the Publicis Groupe unit.