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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 @ 6:05 pm

Childís Ed System Seeks PR Partner

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

First 8First 8 Memphis, a Shelby County, TN-based early childhood education system, is looking for a PR agency that can lead day-to-day communications efforts as well as facilitate an early childhood communications campaign.

Port of SF Floats RFQ for Micro, Diverse PR Firms

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Port of San FranciscoThe Port of San Francisco is seeking qualifications from micro, local, and diverse firms interested in supplying PR on an as-needed basis. Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, South of Market location is a plus.

O'Dwyer's/D S Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Heather Kernahan

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Heather Kernahan, CEO of North America, Hotwire Global Communications
Want to succeed in 2021? “Figure out how to stay inspired.” That’s the top piece of advice that Hotwire CEO, North America, Heather Kernahan shares with Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

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Biden Restores Luster to Voice of America

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Michael PackPack sent packing... President Joe Biden did not waste any time in getting rid of political hack Michael Pack from the CEO post of the US Agency for Global Media.

Five Takeaways from Psaki's First Day

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By David Ball

David A. BallJen Psaki earned the confidence of journalists and viewers around the globe during her first White House press briefing.

W2O Bolsters Executive Ranks

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jo Ann SaittaW2O has appointed Jo Ann Saitta, Marcos Mendell and Larry Mickelberg to three newly created executive positions.

On the Move: BCW Hires Edelman's Lucky

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kristena LuckyBCW hires Kristena Lucky as executive VP, brand solutions practice lead, North America. She joins from Edelman... Devine + Partners hires Kevin Shinkle as senior vice president and chief content officer. He was CCO of the Knights of Columbus... H Code, Hispanic digital media company, appoints Damian Benders GM of B Code, which targets Blacks.

News of Firms: BMF Readies for Qatar World Cup '22

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BMFBMF partners with Qatar-based production agency Glow’n ahead of the World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar... Marathon Strategies releases its biennial Meet the Freshmen guide to the 68 newly elected members of Congress... Omnicom Public Relations Group launches omniearnedID communications platform... Brackendale Consulting Ltd of London rebrands.

Singapore Seeks PR for Travel Reopening

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Singapore Tourism BoardSingapore is looking for a firm to develop a marketing communications campaign designed to increase the number of visitors from the US and Canada as the nation state gradually reopens its borders to international short-term travelers.

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Biden Must Rally Nation Vs. Truth-Deniers

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BidenAmerica “must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” said president Joe Biden. He will have to take on truth-deniers such as Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-SI/Bklyn) and the Republican Sedition Caucus... Porter Novelli launches justice, equity, diversity and inclusion unit in aftermath of storming of the Capitol

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OMC Pressed on Possible Links to Hate Speech

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomA shareholder resolution slated for Omnicom’s June annual meeting calls for it to commission a third-party report to determine whether its advertising policies contribute to violations of civil or human rights.

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Managing Crisis Around Bankruptcy Filings

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Phil Denning

Phil DenningA bankruptcy filing is a significant crisis event for any company, requiring a proactive, integrated communications program that speaks to all impacted stakeholders across every phase of the process.

Events: Museum of PR to Focus on Contributions of Black PR Pros

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MuseumThe Museum of Public Relations will host a Feb. 9 virtual event focused on the contributions of Black professionals to the field of PR... Cashman & Assocs. launches Masterclass program in partnership with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists... PRSA-NY will probe how COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movement have impacted the US sports industry at virtual event on Jan. 28.

MoveOn Needs PR Partner

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

MoveOnLiberal advocacy group MoveOn is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide public relations support and media relations services.

Canmore Seeks Sustainable Tourism Guidance

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Town of CanmoreCanmore, a vibrant mountain community of 15K year-round residents situated in Alberta’s Bow Valley, wants to hire a PR firm to shape a sustainable tourism future for the community.

Resolute Recruits Biden/Harris' Alvillar

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Raul AlvillarRaul Alvillar, who was New Mexico state director for the Biden/Harris 2020 campaign, is joining Resolute Public Affairs as an executive VP.