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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 17, 2019 @ 1:59 pm

Cokie Roberts Dies at 75

Tue., Sep. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts, one of what a colleague called “The Founding Mothers of NPR,” as well as a longtime anchor and political correspondent for ABC News, has died of complications from breast cancer. Roberts was 75.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Healthcare & Tech PR Featured in Fall Issues

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. Healthcare & November Technology PR MagazinesDon't miss out on taking part in our Oct. healthcare and Nov. technology PR magazines. This is your chance to show your expertise in these fields. Display advertisers are invited to submit bylined content which is also posted to odwyerpr.com in HTML format. Space deadline for Oct.: Mon., Sep. 16


Travelers Want Immersive Experiences

Tue., Sep. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MMGY Global Portrait of American Travelers Survey 2019-2020An increasing number of Americans want to spend their vacation time immersing themselves in a different culture, according to a new survey from MMGY Global.

Juul's Corporate Image Goes Up in Smoke

Tue., Sep. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

JuulE-cigarette company Juul Labs has seen its corporate image take a big hit over the past year—sinking to the next to last spot out of more than 3,000 brands in a new survey from Morning Consult.

Patrón, Grey Goose CMO Joins Cannabis Company

Mon., Sep. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Lee ApplbaumLee Applbaum, former marketing chief for spirits giant Bacardi Limited, has joined global cannabis company Surterra Wellness, where he’s been named CMO.

Sen. Warren Seeks to End 'Weaponization' of Lobbying

Mon., Sep. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Elizabeth WarrenSenator Elizabeth Warren wants to expand the definition of lobbying to cover anybody who is paid to influence lawmakers, as part of her drive to end the "weaponization" of lobbying where corporate interests trump the fundamental promise of US democracy that every voice matters.

Joele Frank Gets Migraine Merger

Mon., Sep. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Alder BioPharmaceuticalsJoele Frank is handling media for Alder BioPharmaceuticals, which is focused on the development and commercialization of migraine treatments, in its $2B sale to Denmark’s Lundbeck.

Turner Aces Pitch for Wisconsin Travel PR

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WisconsinThe Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism has selected Denver-based Turner following a competitive pitch to handle the PR component of its integrated marketing communications push.

Chicago Names Weber's Eden Tourism Chair

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Glenn EdenChicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has named Glenn Eden, executive VP at Weber Shandwick, chair of the city's Choose Chicago destination marketing unit.

Dominican Republic Rewards Rubenstein PR

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Richard RubensteinThe Dominican Republic extended its contract with Rubenstein PR, which was hired in June following the mysterious deaths of nine American tourists on the island.

Cuomo Press Aide Collins Moves to MTA

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Abbey CollinsNew York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recruited Abbey Collins, former press secretary to Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as chief communications officer.

Influencer Marketing Assn. Launches

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Influencer Marketing AssociationThe Influencer Marketing Association, which includes Weber Shandwick, Unilever, 360PR+, Best Buy and Hunter, has launched as the official trade organization committed to protecting the authenticity and ethics of influencer marketing.

Media Maneuvers: Petterson Succeeds Jones at Fox Business Network; Google Vows to Showcase Original Reporting: Medill School of Journalism Probes Winning Strategies in Local News

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Lauren PettersonLauren Petterson, who nurtured the growth of Fox & Friends has been named president of FOX Business Network, replacing Brian Jones... Google, which is under intense scrutiny in DC, has made changes to its search guidelines that the company says will prioritize original reporting and make it more visible online... Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism releases report that probes winning strategies of local news outlets.