PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Mon., Sep. 27, 2021 @ 4:49 pm

Maine Wants to Book Tourism PR Firm

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

State of MaineMaine wants to hire a communications partner to help plot its plan to position itself as New England’s premier four-season tourism destination.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Wendy Lund

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Wendy Lund, Chief Comms. Officer, Organon
Organon chief communications officer Wendy Lund talks about the ins and out of building a company culture in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

Edelman Names Reid Chief Experience Officer

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Taj ReidEdelman has appointed Taj Reid its first-ever global chief experience officer to drive creative technology prototyping and innovative design across the network of the No. 1 independent PR firm.

Legendary Publicist Bobby Zarem Dies at 84

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bobby ZaremBobby Zarem, the legendary press agent who represented Hollywood’s top celebrities, died Sept. 26 of complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

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Himler Remembers Zarem

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Peter Himler

Peter HimlerPeter Himler, founder of Flatiron Communications, remembers his first boss, Bobby Zarem.

Are You Leaving ERC Money on the Table?

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Dominic Rovano

Dominic RovanoMany agency owners are still unaware that their business may qualify for the Employee Retention Credit program, potentially leaving valuable dollars on the table.

Tulchan Drives Polestar's $20B SPAC Vehicle

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PolestarLondon’s Tulchan Communications is handling Sweden’s Polestar as the pure play electric performance car company plans to go public in a SPAC deal valued in the $20B range.

WPP to Pay $19M to Settle SEC Corruption Charges

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WPPWPP agreed today to pay $19M to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it violated anti-bribery and internal accounting controls measures of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It notes probe covered activity that occurred under former CEO Martin Sorrell. (Updated)

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IL Dept. of Children, Family Services Floats RFP

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

DCFSThe Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services is looking for firms to handle PR, communications, marketing and advertising services under a five-year master contract.

Teneo Ends Tipperary GAA Sponsorship

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TipperaryTeneo has decided to end its Tipperary Gaelic Athletic Assocation sponsorship. Tipperary-born Teneo co-founder & CEO Declan Kelly resigned from the 'global CEO advisory firm' in June after he behaved inappropriately during a Global Citizen event.

Media Maneuvers: Stossel Sues Facebook for Defamation

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Steve Barnes

John StosselJohn Stossel sues Facebook, claiming he was defamed when the platform appended fact-checking labels to two videos he posted about climate change... GBH, Boston’s public radio platform, names Lee Hill the first executive editor for GBH News... Crain Communications has acquired Green Market Report.

Accounts in Transit: Rubenstein PR Captures Panther Protocol

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

PantherRubenstein Public Relations is named agency of record for Panther Protocol, which targets decentralized finance traders and investors... Darby Communications signs up craft soda maker Devil’s Foot Beverage Company... Mannfolk Public Relations adds beauty expert Heather Marianna and her brands to its fashion and beauty roster.

On the Move: Progressive Insurance Hires 3M's Kent

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Remi KentProgressive Insurance names 3M's Remi Kent chief marketing officer, effective November 1... The Food Group, a WPP company specializing in food and culinary marketing, hires Don Dunbar as executive creative director and Meghan Flynn as PR director... Motion Agency hires Elizabeth Kennedy as executive vice president of strategy... Marketing for Change brings on Aaron Metzger and Emily Clarendon as senior researchers.

Commentary

Trump Looks Back

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Joe Honick

TrumpAs Donald J. Trump, aging, balding and wheel-chair bound, celebrates his 100th birthday on June 14, 2046, he slowly reviews his latest lawsuit aimed at proving he won the presidential election of 2020.

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