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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 21, 2021 @ 5:02 pm

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.

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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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PR's Top Pros Talk: Ali Taekman

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ali Taekman, Partner, BPCM
BPCM partner Ali Taekman shares some tips about how to effectively work with celebrities and influencers in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview with Doug Simon.

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.

News of Firms: Revive Health Shortens Name

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ReviveReviveHealth rebrands as Revive as it believes "health" invokes perception of insider status... North Sixth Group invests in RepSpert, provider of online reputation management services... Jenerate PR opens an office in Costa Mesa, CA.

Corporate General Counsel Nervous about ESG

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaIntegrating ESG principles into how corporations operate is scaring their general counsel, but effectively taking account of the "triple bottom line" offers benefits as well as risks.

Murdochs Take COVID Comp Cut

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochFox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, 90, suffered an 8.4 percent drop to $31.1M in total compensation for fiscal '21 as he agreed to forgo base salary to help broadcaster deal with COVID-19 pandemic. Son & CEO Lachlan Murdoch, 50, took a 5.1 percent hit to $27.6M.

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Accounts in Transit: Haberman Supports Feeding America

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Feeding AmericaHaberman is working with Feeding America to promote its MealConnect platform, which has rescued over three billion pounds of surplus food... Trust Relations picks up Xenata, ocean & air freight logistics company... Reya Communications promotes Ireland's Cashel Palace Hotel and Bolivia's MET Hotel.

BC Seeks PR for $4.2B Highway Project

Mon., Sep. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

British ColumbiaBritish Columbia has issued a PR RFP for a $4.2B construction project to ease traffic congestion and improve public transit in metro Vancouver region. Contract to run for six years with options for another six.

Mercedes-Benz Consolidates Marketing Comms at OMC

Mon., Sep. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

MercedesOmnicom has picked up global marketing communications duties for Mercedes-Benz, edging Publicis Groupe in the competition for the account. CEO John Wren also acquires top German PR firm and digital ad shop.

Consumers Prefer Quality Products Over Purpose

Mon., Sep. 20, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

contentAccording to a study, consumers’ buying decisions are less influenced by a company’s mission and values and remain primarily driven by the product or service that company provides, suggesting that purpose, for all its perceived importance in marketing today, has its limits.

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Finsbury Makes Move on Sard Verbinnen

Fri., Sep. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FGHFinsbury Glover Hering is discussing a takeover of Sard Verbinnen & Co, a deal that would create a firm with more than 1,000 staffers and $350M in annual revenues.

Alabama to Hire Firm For Job Training PR

Fri., Sep. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AIDTAlabama Industrial Development Training is looking for a firm to develop a PR and media engagement program to build support for its Workforce Council.

Media Maneuvers: News Corp Brings Back Piers Morgan

Fri., Sep. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Piers MorganNews Corp is bringing Piers Morgan back to the airwaves as the centerpiece in its launch of talkTV in the UK... Fox Corp. buys celebrity gossip brand TMZ... Roger Darnell of The Darnell Works Agency writes a book about how to develop soft skills required for PR career.

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