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Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 30, 2022 @ 5:22 pm

Maine Wants PR to Combat Problem Gambling

Fri., Sep. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MaineMaine’s Dept. of Health and Human Services wants to hire a firm to create an educational campaign to tackle gambling addiction in The Pine Tree State.

O'Dwyer's Magazine

O'Dwyer's Nov. Mag Will Tune in to Tech PR

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's Technology PR MagazineWith the growth of augmented reality, Web3 and the Metaverse, today's tech universe has a rapidly expanding number of stories that audiences want to hear. The November issue of O'Dwyer's will talk about how communicators can tell those stories effectively.

Local TV Producers Hunger for Health Content

Fri., Sep. 30, 2022

By Steve Barnes

SimonWhile local TV news is becoming an increasingly important source of health-related information for consumers, local stations are often lagging behind in their willingness to commit additional resources to producing health coverage.

Manchin Aide Shifts to DOE

Fri., Sep. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Jeremy OrtizJeremy Ortiz, who was deputy press secretary for Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee chairman Joe Manchin, has joined the Dept. of Energy as deputy press secretary in the PA group.

On the Move: Ambassador Cruise Line Hires Benjafield as PR Captain

Fri., Sep. 30, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ian BenjafieldAmbassador Cruise Line hires Ian Benjafield as head of communications. He has handled PR at Travelodge, Thomas Cook and Disneyland Paris... The News Movement, content provider to TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Snap, appoints Lotte Jones as CMO... Acumatica, a cloud enterprise resource planning company, names Jim Desler VP of communications.

Blau Takes Climate Post at Brunswick Group

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Wolfgang BlauWolfgang Blau, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network at Oxford University and advisor to the UN’s climate division, is joining Brunswick Group in London on Oct. 3.

H+K Crafts Crisis Plan for Pemex Unit

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

PemexHill+Knowlton Strategies has been hired to provide “an all-inclusive crisis communications and training plan” for a Texas refinery that is owned by Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos.

Summit Strategy Summons Burns

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Steve BurnsSummit Strategy Group, the Sacramento-based public policy, corporate reputation and ESG shop, has hired Chevron and BCW alum Steve Burns as managing director.

On the Move: BRG Communications Names Sloan COO

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Michael SloanBRG Communications hires Michael Sloan as the agency’s first COO. Sloan joins BRG from JPA Health... DeVries Global brings on BCW's Cathleen Koo as SVP, earned media lead... Specialized, which which designs, manufactures and markets bicycles and bicycle components, hires former Nike VP, global marketing David Schriber as CMO.

News of Firms: Penta Launches

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PentaPenta, a stakeholder solutions firm with intelligence and strategy capabilities, launches... WE Communications acquires social impact and behavior change agency Hopscotch Consulting... Ketner Group, which specializes in retail technology PR and communications, releases its Retail Tech PR Handbook, an eBook that outlines best practices in the field.

APCO Reps Leader of Democratic Opposition in Belarus

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Sviatlana TsikhanouskayaAPCO Worldwide is providing media relations services for Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the democratic opposition to Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko. She stepped in for her husband and ran for president in 2020 but lost in the rigged election.

Commentary

Tucker Carlson Works on Tough Guy Image

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson, who is the bluest of the bluebloods, seeks to toughen his PR image... Digital World Acquisition Corp, which wants to take Trump Media & Technology public, relocates corporate address to UPS Store... Financial services advertisers keep on spending amid market crash.

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Marketing Execs Say Content Remains King

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

TenFoldContent remains king, with social media and video at the top of the list, according to a new study that 10Fold commissioned from Sapio Research.

Lambert & Co. Digs Rare Earth Deal

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

GXLambert & Co. is working for GX Acquisition Corp. II blank check vehicle, that is merging with NioCorp Developments Ltd, a miner of rare earth minerals.

Accounts in Transit: F/W/V Picks Up Coastal Conservation Assn. of North Carolina

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

CCANCFrench/West/Vaughan handles Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina as it mounts a public awareness campaign designed to generate broad-based support for the protection and restoration of North Carolina’s declining coastal fisheries resources... Padilla picks up Richmond Region Tourism... FischTank PR adds Amogy and EcoSmart Solution to its growing cleantech roster.