PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Thu., Sep. 23, 2021 @ 1:08 pm

On the Move: Finsbury Hires Ex-EPA PA Advisor Bloomgren

Thu., Sep. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Finsbury Glover Hering names former EPA senior advisor for public affairs David Bloomgren as managing director for its DC-based energy & sustainability team....The Bliss Group hires Erin Harrison as VP in its business & professional services practice and adds Courtland Long and Janice Miller as VP in its healthcare unit....MMGY NJF brings on Visit KC vet Derek Klaus as VP-PR.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jonathan Jordan

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jonathan Jordan, Gen. Mgr. Edelman Southern California
Following the release of Edelman's Trust Barometer special report, “The Belief-Driven Employee,” Jonathan Jordan, general manager of Edelman's Los Angeles office, talks with Doug Simon about how to build trust among employees on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Livingston Seeks Justice for Sikhs

Thu., Sep. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bob LivingstonFormer House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston is representing New York-based Sikhs for Justice on issues related to the intimidation and harassment of US citizens of Sikh ethnicity for expressing their personal and political views.

Employees Say Employer Aligns With Their Values

Thu., Sep. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

PollAbout two-thirds (64 percent) of employees think that the organization they work for reflects their values, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll and employee activation agency Integral, resulting in benefits for employers.

No. Virginia's National Landing Seeks PR Firm

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

National LandingNational Landing, a public-private partnership formed to promote the businesses and communities of northern Virginia, is seeking PR firm to promote it as the nation’s most dynamic urban downtown district.

Qorvis Makes PR Calls for Cambodia

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

CambodiaQorvis has picked up a $70K monthly retainer pact for strategic communications and media relations services for Cambodia.

Learning the Importance of Leading by Example

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Christine O'Dwyer

Lisa Osborne-Ross & Dani VeiraEdelman US CEO Lisa Osborne Ross and past Washington Women in PR president Dani Veira discussed the importance of leading by example and creating an environment where communicators can be inspired and succeed at a recent WWPR webinar.

Ex-Rep. Schwartz Signs on at FTI's PR Unit

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Allyson SchwartzFormer Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has signed on as senior advisor at FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit to counsel healthcare clients.

PR Industry Growth Hit Record Lows in 2020

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+Partners LLCThe COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth in the PR industry to only 3.1 percent in 2020, according to an annual survey conducted by Gould+Partners.

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On the Move: Finsbury Glover Hering Hires Kaiser Permanente's Weier

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Scott WeierFinsbury Glover Hering brings on Scott Weier as a partner in the health practice in DC... Walker Sands names Annie Gudorf managing director in its Seattle office and promotes Rachel Fukaya to VP-PR... Powerhouse Communications hires Kevin Twer as executive VP... Cornerstone Government Affairs recruits Ross Giesinger, who was policy advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, for its Austin outpost.

Events: Live Big Apple Awards Set for Sept 28

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Big AppleThe PRSA-NY 2021 Big Apple Awards will be taking place at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan on Sept. 28. This marks a return to an in-person event... LaVoieHealthScience is supporting the Inaugural BioFuture Conference: Reimagine the Future of Healthcare, which will take place as a live event at Cure by Deerfield in New York on Oct. 5-6... Women in PR North America will present the virtual 2021 Women In Public Relations Leadership Conference on Oct. 6.

RF Finds Americans Bullish on Future

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Ruder FinnDespite the difficulties and challenges of the past year, a new report from Ruder Finn finds that many Americans have a positive view of the past 12 months, and a majority think that things will improve in the future.

Commentary

Fox Shareholder Calls for Quality Journalism

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Fox NewsFox Corp is called to revamp as a public benefit corporation to force Fox News to commit to careful and accurate journalism... ConocoPhillips claims adding greenhouse gas emissions acquired in deal for Shell's Texas shale oil field is good for the environment... Too stressed to update resume? Send a single word to Lewis.

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Staunton (VA) Seeks EcoDev Partner

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of Staunton, VirginiaThe City of Staunton is looking for a partner to develop a marketing and communications plan for a 300-acre property at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 64.

Weber Flies with Blackbird to Combat Disinformation

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WeberWeber Shandwick has joined with BlackbirdAI, the disinformation platform, to offer clients tools to increase their media security by understanding the risks that may damage their businesses.