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Last Updated: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

Tourism Utah Releases RFP for Canadian Work

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

UtahThe Utah Office of Tourism is looking for a PR firm to pitch the Beehive State’s offerings to the travel trade press and general media in Canada.

Commentary

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Taunt Gains Traction Overseas

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CPJThe Committee to Protect Journalists finds a sharp increase in the number of reporters throughout the world jailed on charges of reporting 'fake news." Despots give a hearty round of applause to president Trump. (1 reader comment)


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Sports & Entertainment PR Takes Center Stage in Dec. Issue

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Dec. '18 Sports & Entertainment PR MagazineOur annual issue on sports and entertainment PR features articles from leading thought leaders, agency profiles and our exclusive rankings of the top firms.

Next up is our 2019 PR Buyer's Guide and special crisis communications issue in January. Contact editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, for more info on how to participate in O'Dwyer's magazine..


Content is No Longer King

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Sarah Tourville

Sarah TourvilleNot all content is created equal. A more authentic, open and honest demeanor is what will help brands break through the digital clutter and forge lasting human connections.

E-Cig Maker Continues Lobbying Blitz

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NJOYNJOY has continued its lobbying salvo in response to federal regulators’ crackdown on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products.

Rep. Cooper Aide Walks to Calvert Street

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Haley DavidsonHaley Davidson, who worked for Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper for a dozen years, is now at Calvert Street Group in Nashville.

Adelson Rolls Dice with Kivvit for NYC Casino

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sheldon AdelsonBillionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is using Democratic-leaning Kivvit public affairs shop in his long-shot effort to build a casino in New York City. (3 reader comments)

Alibaba’s Christie Moves to Brunswick

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bob ChristieBob Christie, VP-international media for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has joined Brunswick Group as a partner in San Francisco. (1 reader comment)

Obamas Have Brand Firepower, but Trump Closes Deal

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ObamasBarack and Michelle Obama may possess brand firepower but Donald Trump takes top honors as pitchman for goods/services, according to survey from MBLM. (1 reader comment)

Gladstone, AbMac Book Travelport Deal

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TravelportGladstone Place Partners and Abernathy MacGregor handle the $4.4B cash acquisition of Travelport Worldwide by Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital, the Menlo Park technology affiliate of Elliott Management Corp.

WPP to Slash Jobs in Revamp as Creative Tech

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chief Mark Read is expected to slash 3,500 jobs as part of his three-year "radical evolution" plan to bolster growth at the beleaguered ad/PR conglom by repositioning it as a streamlined creative technology company. (1 reader comment)

Declining Ad Revenue Journalism’s Greatest Threat

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

declining revenues Declining ad revenues are the greatest challenge facing the journalism world today, according to key findings from a recent global survey of journalists. (2 reader comments)

Cultural Alignment Key for Brands Aiming at Gen Z

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Gregg L. Witt

Gregg L. WittThere’s a reason why Mountain Dew collaborates with street artists, why Levi’s teams with urban youth on DIY skate spots and why Milk Cosmetics creates product collections with established lifestyle brands. They know deeper connections are crucial to alignment with youth culture.

Commentary

US Ridiculed, Ex-Senators Warn of Constitutional Crisis

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Wells GriffithDid you ever think that you would see the day on which the United States, the former proud leader of the free world, was ridiculed, mocked and laughed at during an open session of an international conference? Meanwhile, 44 retired Senators urge Senate to stand tall in the event of a constitutional crisis. Welcome to Donald Trump's America. (1 reader comment)

GOP Operative Bliss Heads to FP1 Strategies

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Corry BlissCorry Bliss, who ran the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC and its sister nonprofit American Action Network through the 2018 midterm cycle, is joining FP1 Strategies as a partner in its political and public affairs practices.