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Last Updated: Fri., Apr. 9, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

Invest Alberta Banks on PR

Fri., Apr. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Invest AlbertaInvest Alberta Corp., which is charged with making the Canadian province the investment destination of choice, is looking for a firm to strengthen its international marketing pitch and delivery.

Commentary

JetBlue Flies into PR Turbulence

Fri., Apr. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

JetBlueJetBlue flies into PR turbulence as it breaks promise not to donate to members of the Sedition Caucus... China’s government loves Procter & Gamble… Donald Trump really doesn’t like baseball… Edelman gets power placement.

O'Dwyer's Annual PR Firm Rankings

Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ranking of Top Independent PR Firms

The top 130 independent PR firms posted a 3.8 percent gain to $3B in combined fee income during pandemic 2020 and a 2.9 percent dip to 15,832 in year-end overall employment, according to O’Dwyer’s 2021 annual rankings.

*Rankings for all 19 PR specialties are now updated for 2021.

Digital Ads Jumped 30% In Q4

Fri., Apr. 9, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

IABOnline ad spends revealed year-over-year growth of 29 percent in 2020’s fourth quarter and increased 12.2 percent for the year, according to an Interactive Advertising Bureau report.

Media Maneuvers: Fox News Signs Pompeo

Fri., Apr. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Mike PompeoFox News signs former secretary of state Mike Pompeo as a contributor... News Corp. plans to issue $1B in bonds to fund acquisition drive... Apple Studios hires feature film veteran Jessie Henderson.

Accounts in Transit: EVINS, Hall PR Pick Up Arlo Hotels

Fri., Apr. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ArloEVINS and Hall PR pick up Arlo Hotels... Marino adds Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments... JC Communications takes on AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at The Capitol... BCENE Public Relations lands Bonny and Milk Cult.

Orange County Transit Issues PR RFP

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

OCTAThe Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from PR agencies that can conduct a year-long outreach initiative that promotes the transit service provider’s rideshare program.

Ethiopia Hires Holland & Knight

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

EthiopiaEthiopia, which is charged with committing human rights abuses and carrying out an "ethnic cleansing" campaign in its Tigray region, hires Holland & Knight.

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MikeWorldWide Catches Chameleon 

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ChameleonMikeWorldWide has acquired London’s Chameleon technology & B2B firm, a move that gives the former MWWPR about 30 tech, content and digital services pros in the UK.

O'Dwyer's Ranks PR Firms by 19 Specialties

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings SealOnly O'Dwyer's ranks firms by 19 PR specialties. This year's charts for healthcare, financial, technology, travel, food & beverage and professional services are now live on the site.

Accounts in Transit: Diamond PR Checks in at Resorts World Bimini

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Resorts WorldDiamond Public Relations lands North American PR duties for Resorts World Bimini... Crosby Marketing Communications picks up RefuahHealth... Fish Consulting hooks Blaze Pizza... Carve Communications claims Transfix for its client roster.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Caitlin Hayden

Thu., Apr. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Caitlin Hayden, Senior VP for Comms., BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems senior vice president for communications Caitlin Hayden talks with Doug Simon about the growing role that women are playing at many traditionally male-dominated companies in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Cayman Islands Seeks PR for eID Card

Wed., Apr. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Cayman IslandsThe Cayman Islands is seeking a PR firm to create and handle a public education campaign surrounding the rollout of a national eID card and a suite of new digital services.

Middleburg, VA Posts Social Media Marketing RFP

Wed., Apr. 7, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

MiddleburgMiddleburg, Virginia is seeking proposals from agencies that can execute a two-year social media campaign strategy that promotes the town and attracts visitors.

Commentary

Corporate America Spends Big to Suppress Voting

Wed., Apr. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Public CitizenWhile Atlanta-based Coke, Delta and Home Depot face pressure over Georgia's voter suppression laws, Corporate America has a history of trying to tamp down the vote... JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon may be kneading rather than lending dough in his next life.

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