PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 18, 2021 @ 2:42 pm

Finn Partners Lands The Skatepark Project

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SkateparkFINN Partners is partnering with TikTok on a social media campaign to help raise awareness and funding for The Skatepark Project, a nonprofit organization founded by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cathy Decker

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cathy Decker, Co-Founder & Principal, The Decker/Royal Agency
How can the hospitality industry maintain its emphasis on welcoming guests while also enforcing the safety precautions that are likely to remain in effect in a post-COVID travel marketplace? That’s one of the topics that Decker/Royal co-founder and principal Cathy Decker talks about with Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

News of Firms: Allison+Partners Opens in Miami

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

David BaumAllison+Partners opens in Miami to serve emerging tech market... Crowe PR teams up with youth-led digital wellness nonprofit #HalfTheStory... MSL expands partnership with Onclusive.

Media Maneuvers: WSJ Axes 'Greater New York' Section

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WSJThe Wall Street Journal pulls the plug on its Greater New York section, which focused on local news... Condé Nast agrees to contract with New Yorker union employees, averting a strike... Jared Kushner signs book deal with HarperCollins imprint.

Illinois Seeks COVID-19 Response, Recovery PR

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

IDPHThe Illinois Dept. of Public Health wants to hire a firm to handle PR, advertising and marketing in support of its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Move: DOE Recruits SKDK's Bartol

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Bridget BartolDepartment of Energy names Bridget Bartol deputy director of its Office of Public Affairs. Bartol was most recently a VP of public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker... Celebrity Cruises appoints Michael Scheiner senior VP and CMO... Jazwares, which produces wholly owned and licensed brands in sectors including toys, collectibles and musical instruments, names Sara Rosales senior VP of communications.

Sloane & Co. Helps KVH Win Proxy Fight

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

KVHSloane & Co. handles KVH Industries, the Rhode Island-based supplier of navigation & connectivity systems that just won a heated proxy battle against Viex Capital.

News of Firms: Allen & Gerritsen “Acqui-Hires” Carter Edwards & Co.

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Allen & GerritsenAllen & Gerritsen “acqui-hires” Boston-based customer experience agency Carter Edwards & Co... Gong Communications launches Refugee Press Office... Core Strategic Group acquires Washington Media Group... The Tampa Bay Buccaneers PR staff wins the 2021 Pete Rozelle Award.

British Columbia Financial Watchdog Looks for PR

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BCFSABC Financial Services Authority, the provincial watchdog that monitors pension plans, mortgage brokers, trusts and insurance companies in British Columbia, is looking for a strategic communications partner.

FTI Consulting Hires Cornerstone's ESG Head

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Alanna FishmanAlanna Fishman, who was responsible for ESG and social investment programs at Cornerstone Public Affairs, has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit as managing director.

Commentary

Trump's New Spokesperson Is Misinformation Champ

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Liz HarringtonLiz Harrington is off to a fast start in job as Donald Trump’s new spokesperson... Tucker Carlson will soon say the Capitol Hill rioters were actually patriots trying to deliver Girl Scout cookies to Congress as it certified the election results... Progressives should calm criticism of Joe Biden for trying to cut deal with Republicans and take a look at his key appointments.

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Corporate Branding Drives Consumer Opinions

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

graphic branding50 percent of consumers admit their perceptions of a company are affected by corporate branding efforts such as advertisements regarding a company’s values.

On the Move: FleishmanHillard Hires Financial Times Reporter Jim Brunsden

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jim BrundsenFleishmanHillard hires Financial Times reporter Jim Brunsden as senior VP... Coalition, a cyber insurance and security provider, appoints Dylan Steele as CMO... Alpha Foods, which operates in the plant-based protein category, brings on luluemon's Kierstin De West as marketing chief.

Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Promotes NC's Blue Ridge Mountains

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

JacksonLou Hammond Group lands The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains... Marino picks up New Settlement, Bronx-based community services organization... LDPR checks in at Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville and Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge.