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Last Updated: Tue., Jun. 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

T-Mobile Places Call to Ex-Congressman Wynn

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Albert WynnFormer Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn is representing T-Mobile as it works to merge with Sprint to create the No. 2 wireless carrier.


O'Dwyer's Podcast

PR in the Age of Trump

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's PR Word on the Street PodcastJohn O’Dwyer and Fraser Seitel on where we stand in this new normal. The White House PR team and worst hire in the history of mankind. Will this top-of-the world team’s strategies trickle down to folks just starting their communications careers? Trump’s Achille’s heel and what he should be trumpeting about his accomplishments.

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Commentary

'Scared' of Trump's Re-Election

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Trump ScreamA sizable chunk of America is going to be "scared" if Donald Trump wins re-election, according to a poll conducted by Fox News. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: Dix & Eaton Hires Melody Caraballo, Tom Wells; Zilker Media Ups Paige Velasquez to CEO; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB Names Kara Franker Marcomm Czar; Shatterproof Taps Kirsten Seckler PR Chief

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Melody CaraballoDix & Eaton has brought on Melody Caraballo, founder of Harmonious Marketing, as digital marketing manager and Tom Wells, RadiumOne alum, as digital media manager... Zilker Media promotes brand strategy director Paige Velasquez to CEO as founder Rusty Shelton will continue as chairman. Nichole Williams upped to Velasquez's old spot... Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB names Kara Franker senior VP-marketing & communications... Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization that addresses the addiction crisis in America, has appointed Kirsten Seckler chief marketing and communications officer. Seckler spent more than 20 years at Special Olympics.

Rogers Takes Top Advocacy Post at CompTIA

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Cinnamon RogersCinnamon Rogers, who most recently was senior VP-government affairs at Telecommunications Industry Assn., has moved to Computing Technology Industry Assn. as executive VP for public advocacy.

WPP Sells The Farm

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chief Mark Read is ironing out a deal to sell The Farm, film/TV post-production unit, to US-based Picture Shop, according to the Times of London.

Journalist Gunned Down in Mexico

Tue., Jun. 18, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Norma SarabiaNorma Sarabia, a correspondent for Mexican newspaper Tabasco Hoy, was shot to death outside her home on June 11, according to the paper.

New Mexico Releases Tourism RFP

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

NMTDThe New Mexico Tourism Department has floated an $11M, multi-year RFP for advertising agencies that can promote tourism in the state and build on the success of its New Mexico True brand.

News of Firms: Badger and Winters Teams with Fenton; Merritt Group Partners with Women In Technology; LLYC Joins WPP Partnership

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

cagesBadger and Winters has partnered with Fenton and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services on a campaign to bring home the plight of immigrant children to New Yorkers... Merritt Group is teaming up with Women in Technology to present “WIT Connect: Decoding B2B and B2G PR & Marketing Trends,” a June 20 event... LLYC, which is active in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, joins Finsbury, Glover Park Group, Hering Schuppener partnership.

DuPont Unveils Branding Push

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barbara PandosDuPont is launching a branding campaign tagged “Invent a better n:ow” to position the 217-year-old company as an innovative source of products that transform industries and people’s lives. Effort features dynamic video within live stream that syncs to viewer's time, location.

Accounts in Transit: H+K Lands Miami Beach Travel PR Again; Pollack PR, Now You Global Ride GetCharged Biz; iMARS Reps Russia SME Bank at St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MiamiHill+Knowlton Strategies lands Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority biz for eighth year in row... Pollack PR Marketing Group rides with Now You Global Communications on GetCharged electric bike work... iMARS Communications supported Russia's SME Bank at St. Petersburg International International Economic Forum June 6-8.

Social Media Engagement Down as Facebook Use Declines

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookThe total daily time Americans spent on social media networks took a dip last year, the result of Facebook users now spending less time on that platform, according to a recent eMarketer analysis. (1 reader comment)

ACLU Retains Raben Amid Border Crisis

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

BorderThe Raben Group is working on behalf of the ACLU's Texas branch to lobby Congress in an effort to protect the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers and fight abuses at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Youtube Weathers “Borderline Content” Woes

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianYouTube’s decision to allow a controversial conservative commentator to remain on the site has resulted in a PR blow to the video-sharing platform’s reputation.