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Last Updated: Mon., May 16, 2022 @ 11:14 am

On the Move: SNIPES Hires Epic Records' Foster

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Rich FosterSNIPES, a sneaker and streetwear company, names Rich Foster as chief marketing officer... NINICO Communications promotes Sarah Farrant to VP... Ellucian, which provides technology solutions for colleges and universities, brings on Susan Morrow as CMO.

O'Dwyer's May '22 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

PR's Best-Kept Secret: Agency Owner Wealth

By Art Stevens

Art StevensOne lesser-known fact of the public relations industry that doesn’t show up in agency financials or benchmarking studies: the enormous personal wealth of independent agency owners.

More articles from our annual PR firm rankings issue:

Creating a Sustainable Agency -- Paul Furiga, WordWrite

Times Are Changing. So Should Your Agency's Culture. -- Peter V. Stanton, Stanton Communications, Inc.

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IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

CIS of Mid-America Seeks PR to Boost Brand

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MidAmericaCommunities in Schools of Mid-America, which operates 70 schools with about 40K students in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, needs PR help to bolster awareness and understanding of its mission.

PR Heavyweight Ginsberg Chairs New Pro-Israel Group

Fri., May 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Gary GinsbergGary Ginsberg, who held top communications jobs at Time Warner, News Corp. and Softbank, chairs the New York Solidarity Network, a $1,000 annual membership group that will promote pro-Israel leadership and combat antisemitism in NYC.

Wyoming Seeks PR for Insurance Marketplace

Fri., May 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

WyomingWyoming wants to hire a firm to run a public education campaign to educate residents about the services offered by its Department of Insurance.

Sunstar Strategicís Murphy Moves to Allspring

Fri., May 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa MurphyMelissa Murphy, executive VP at Sunstar Strategic, has joined Allspring Global Investments, which has more than $540B in assets under management, as head of PR.

On the Move: Nelson to Lead Comms for Disney Branded TV

Fri., May 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Katherine NelsonDisney Branded Television tabs Katherine Nelson to lead corporate communications... People for the American Way hires Na Eng as chief communications officer... Veriff, a global identity verification provider, names Caroline Mogford chief marketing officer.

Reed Quits Congress for Prime Policy Group

Thu., May 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Tom ReedNew York Republican Congressman Tom Reed has stepped down from Congress and will join BCW’s Prime Policy Group government relations/public affairs shop next week as vice chairman.

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Commentary

SKDK, Longtime Client Starbucks Call It Quits

Thu., May 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

SKDKSKDK splits with longtime client Starbucks because working for anti-union coffee chain is bad image for the White House's farm system for communications talent... China's PR image sinks to new low as it arrests 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong for being a security threat... While companies scramble for workers, they don't trust their current employees.

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Grand Rapids Seeks PR for Citizen Budget Process

Thu., May 12, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Grand RapidsGrand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city with more than 200K people, is looking for a firm to increase awareness of and participation in its participatory budget process.

Media Maneuvers: Bloomberg Targets UK

Thu., May 12, 2022

By Steve Barnes

BloombergBloomberg is launching Bloomberg UK to compete with The Financial Times and The Sunday Times... National Geographic Media signs up Expedia Group global head of editorial and entertainment Nathan Lump as editor-in-chief, effective June 6... My Code, acquires a majority stake in Hispanic news and information company Impremedia.

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On the Move: JCPenney Hires CARE's CMO

Thu., May 12, 2022

By Steve Barnes

John AylwardJCPenney brings on John Aylward as CMO, effective June 6. Aylward held that post at the global nonprofit CARE... IEX Group hires NCR's Marija Zivanovic-Smith as the first chief marketing and communications officer at the financial tech company... JeffreyGroup promotes Mauricio Gutierrez to chief strategy officer... Bark, platform focused on dog owners, names Cindy Gustafson CMO.