The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 @ 9:05 am

Virginia Wine Board Picks Padilla

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

VWBThe Virginia Wine Board has named Padilla its agency of record for all strategic marketing and communication efforts.

OMC Reports 13.4% Q3 Profit Gain

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom CEO John Wren today reported a 13.4 percent rise to $298.4M in third-quarter net income on flat revenues of $3.7B. PR group ticks ahead 0.7 percent, 2.3 percent organically.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Oct. Issue Spotlights Healthcare PR

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. '18 Healthcare & Medical PR MagazineOur 76-page annual issue on healthcare PR features articles from leading thought leaders in the field, plus profiles of 50 firms with expertise in this specialty.

Next up is technology PR in November.  Contact magazine editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, to get in the issue.


Glover Park, BGR Quit Saudi Arabia

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

glover park logoWPP's Glover Park Group and BGR Group have quit their Saudi Arabia accounts following the alleged torture, murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents. (5 reader comments)

Commentary

Yes, Trump Called a Citizen 'Horseface'

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpIt's pretty clear that Donald Trump wants the Republicans to lose the House in the upcoming midterm elections, a defeat that would get him off the hook. (3 reader comments)

Hyper-Globalization and the Critical Role of PR

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Takashi Inoue

Takashi InoueGlobalization, social media and the disruptive forces of emerging technologies have created an environment that repositions PR from simply adding value to a company to a necessary skill for survival and success.

Meaningful Relationships are Key to PR Success

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Maria English

Maria EnglishPR professionals in today’s healthcare world are tasked with providing deeper, more strategic evaluations of our clients’ target audiences. We can do that by developing personal, meaningful connections with people that are built on shared interests and demonstrate trust, credibility and an understanding of what they need.

Managing Media Exposure

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Mike Clement

Mike ClementAn important role of a chief communications officer or PR firm is to establish an "air traffic control system" to prevent media overexposure of the CEO.

People on the Move: H+K Names Wisniewski Pres. of Canada

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sheila WisniewskiHill+Knowlton Strategies names Sheila Wisniewski president of Canada... Ruder Finn recruits Atul Sharma, COO of Genesis Burson-Marsteller, to be managing director of India... Conscious Co. Media taps Vanessa Childers as editorial director.

Accounts in Transit: Exponent Named Cub Cadet AOR

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Cub CadetExponent PR picked by Cub Cadet, outdoor power equipment company... March Communications adds slew of tech clients... Montieth & Co. selected by WinFx, automated investment service.

Awards & Events: NPC Hosts Summit, PRSA-NY Tackles Digital Trends

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NPCNational Press Club hosts annual Communicators' Summit on Oct. 31... Impact of celebrity, pop culture on PR to be discussed by PRSA panel in NYC on Nov. 7... Senior pros (PRSA/NY group for PR people with at least 15 years of experience) tackle digital trends during session at FH's office on Nov. 15.

Gladstone Axes Saudi Arabia Business

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve LipinGladstone Place Partners has axed the $200K Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia account in the aftermath of the alleged murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (4 reader comments)

#MeToo Movement Impacts Bottom Line

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Me TooThe #MeToo movement is going to have a financial effect on businesses, according to a new study from FTI Consulting and Mine The Gap.

Returning Trust to the Local Health Experience

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Susan Isenberg

Susan IsenbergAlthough trust in the healthcare industry appears untroubled globally, Edelman’s 2018 Trust Barometer has discovered a troubling flux at local levels.

Saudi Bankrolled Muslim Group Signs Southfive

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SouthfiveThe Saudi Arabian Public Relation Affairs Committee has signed Southfive Strategies to represent the Muslim World League, which claims to promote tolerance and counter extremism. (3 reader comments)

Banksy Pulls PR Stunt of the Year

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianRenegade artist Banksy created invaluable buzz when one of his most famed works appeared to self-destruct moments after being sold at a Sotheby’s auction.

Harbour Group Drops Saudi Arabia

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harbour GroupThe Harbour Group has dropped its $80K a month contract to represent Saudi Arabia following the alleged murder of a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist. (6 reader comments)

Commentary

Does Publicis Really Want Saudi Arabia as a Client?

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KhashoggiDoes Publicis Groupe, parent of Qorvis Communications, really want to represent Saudi Arabia after reports that its agents allegedly tortured, murdered and dismembered a prominent dissident and Washington Post columnist? Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun has a big decision to make. (6 reader comments)

PR Firms Boost Billing Rates

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersPR staff charged more for account work in 2017 than the year before, but productivity is down among senior staff, according to a recent survey.

Accounts in Transit: J Public Relations Reps NC Tourism

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Visit NCJ Public Relations scooped up Visit North Carolina... jacobstahl won American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy... Cindy Riccio Communications earned the business of SimplyProtein.

Ex-SEC Chair Schapiro Takes Bloomberg Post

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mary SchapiroMary Schapiro, former Securities and Exchange Commission chair, has joined Bloomberg LP as vice chair of global public policy. She'll also counsel Michael Bloomberg, who is expected to seek the Democratic presidential nod.