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Last Updated: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

Making the Most at J.P. Morgan

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

By Carrie Jones

Carrie JonesMedia outreach strategies that drive results at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Ballard Pulls Plug on Indicted Turkish Bank

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

HalkbankBallard Partners, which has close ties with president Trump, terminated its relationship with Turkey's Halkbank on Oct. 16, the day after the US Justice Dept. filed fraud and money-laundering charges against the country's No. 2 state-owned bank. (1 reader comment)


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Oct. Healthcare & Medical PR Checkup

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. '19 Healthcare & Medical PR MagazineOur annual healthcare and medical PR issue features profiles of 44 firms, advice and strategy from leading thought leaders and O'Dwyer's exclusive ranking of the top firms by net fee income.  Plus, check out the creative display ad artwork submitted by 23 specialists in this field. 


Family Circle is Shutting Down

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Family CircleFamily Circle, which has been publishing since 1932 and had a four million circulation as of June, is being shuttered by Meredith Corp. after its December issue.

MSL Alum Smith to Pilot Invariant's PR Push

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Stephanie SmithStephanie Smith, who was global client and business development officer at MSL, has landed at Invariant to spearhead the government affairs/PA shop's puch into strategic communications. 

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Shifts Sara Gavin to Chief Client Officer Slot; Hill+Knowlton Snags Marina Maher's Alex Taylor; Hawkins International PR Recruits BCW's Eilyn Segura; Metro PR Promotes Duo

Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sara GavinWeber Shandwick ups Sara Gavin from North America president to chief client officer, replacing Cathy Calhoun, who will shift to IPG’s constituency management group... Hill+Knowlton Strategies snags Marina Maher's Alex Taylor... Hawkins International PR hires Eilyn Segura from BCW for senior director of corporate communications spot... Metro Public Relations promotes Rebecca Rolnick Knaack to VP- entertainment and Andrew Valdes to VP-media relations.

Geothermal Resources Council Cooks Up PR RFP

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

GRCThe Geothermal Resources Council wants to hire a firm to help develop a "sharp and modern PR that reaches out across society to promote awareness of geothermal energy."

Commentary

See You at the Doral, Suckers

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Trump DoralPresident Trump doubled-down today on his breathtaking record of corruption as the White House announced that the 2020 G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami. Was the choice ever in doubt? (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit: Marino Adds DKMS, Nonprofit Fighting Blood Cancers; Laura Davidson PR Books Curated Touring; Agency Ten22 Wins ClearBalance

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

DKMSMarino has added DKMS—an international nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancers—to its portfolio of nonprofit accounts... Laura Davidson Public Relations books Curated Touring, which specializes in art/cultural trips... Agency Ten22, a healthcare public relations and digital marketing services company, is working with ClearBalance, a provider of patient financing programs to U.S. hospitals and health systems.

Brand-Produced Video Gets Good Press

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Brand VisibilityBrand-produced video has become a key component in garnering positive media coverage, according to a new study from D S Simon Media.

 

News of Firms: Burrelles Rebrands; Gavin Acquires Holberg Design; NJF Delivers Pitches for Etihad Airways; F|W|V CEO Rick French Slates Film About Boat Accident that Left Two NFL Players Dead

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

BurrellesBurrelles (formerly BurrellesLuce) has rebrands and launches an expanded portfolio of data and media monitoring services... Gavin, which has offices in York and Harriburg, PA, acquires Holberg Design... NJF PR delivers pitches for Etihad Airways... French|West|Vaughan CEO Rick French’s Prix Productions slates "Not Without Hope" film about Gulf of Mexico boating accident that left two NFL players dead.

Miami's "Uptown Beach" Floats PR RFP

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

SurfsideSurfside, which calls itself Miami's uptown beach, is looking for a PR firm to pitch it as a relaxed alternative with the amenities of downtown minus hustle and bustle.

Commentary

PR's Cloudy Future at Publicis

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounThe writing may be on the wall for public relations at France’s Publicis Groupe as CEO Arthur Sadoun axes the head of its PR flagship MSL and passes on representing a controversial client.

BGR Steps Into Russian Sanctions Fight

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Haley BarbourBGR Government Affairs represents Allseas Nederland, Dutch energy services company that is laying pipe under the Baltic Sea for the controversial Nord Stream 2 project of Russia's Gazprom. (1 reader comment)

Amazon Gains in U.S. Search Ad Revenues

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

AmazonGoogle’s share of the U.S. search ad market is expected to shrink in the coming years, while number-two search ad platform Amazon’s share is expected to grow, according to eMarketer ad spending figures.

On the Move: BerlinRosen Hires Kelly Vingelis as Digital Ad Guru; Lupus Research Alliance Recruits H+K's Penny Mitchell; G&S Business Communications Ups Jennifer Becker, Katie Klaas to VP

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kelly VingelisBerlinRosen hires Kelly Vingelis as VP-digital advertising. She was at Revolution Messaging... Lupus Research Alliance names Hill+Knowlton Strategies alum Penny Mitchell senior director for marketing & communications... G&S Business Communications ups Jennifer Becker and Katie Klaas to VP.

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Dines, Plays Bocce at Pinstripes; FrazierHeiby Checks In at St. Elizabeth Healthcare; DH Communications of Tel Aviv Adds Cybersecurity Trio

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

PinstripesZapwater Communications adds Pinstripes, the Chicago experiental dining/entertainment concept that features Italian-American cuisine and bocce... FrazierHeiby checks in at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, medical provider in the Cincinnati/northern Kentucky market... DH Communications of Tel Aviv lands Cervello, Cynamics and ShieldIOT cybersecurity outfits.

PRSA-NY Puts the Truth on Trial — Literally

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

By Andrew Graham

Andrew GrahamSeveral experts in ethics, communications, and media put the truth on trial, examining the role that truth plays in today’s noisy media environment, at a mock tribunal staged by PRSA-NY on Oct. 7. (1 reader comment)