PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Mon., Jan. 25, 2021 @ 6:10 pm

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.

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

PR's Top Pros Talk: Luke Lambert

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Luke Lambert, Pres. & CEO, G&S Business Communications
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, G&S Business Communications president and CEO Luke Lambert tells Doug Simon that keeping one eye on the rear-view mirror is actually a good way to build success on the road ahead.

E. Bruce Harrison Dies at 88

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce HarrisonE. Bruce Harrison, who co-founded with his wife, Patricia, one of the most successful PR firms dedicated to environmental communications, died Jan. 16. The "Dean of Green PR" was 88.

Richland Hills, TX Releases City Branding RFP

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Richland HillsThe Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills is seeking proposals from agencies that can create a comprehensive brand for the city that attracts new residents and businesses.

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.

On the Move: AIG Recruits Ripley

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Dana RipleyAmerican 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

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.