The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

Content Becomes Top Focus for 2020

Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

PANContent will remain a central priority for PR pros next year, with information overload and communicators’ ability to cut through the noise emerging as major challenges within the industry, according to a recent PAN Communications survey.

ACLU CCO Moore Drives to Ford Foundation

Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Michele MooreAmerican Civil Liberties Union chief communications officer Michele Moore is headed to the Ford Foundation, where she will be VP of global communications.

'Chicagoland's' Glenview Looks for PR Firm

Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

GlenviewGlenview, a "Chicagoland" village of about 50K people, wants to hire a firm to develop "state-of-the-art processes and technology," to help it better communicate with residents, businesses, visitors.

Cornerstone Government Affairs Lands India

Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

IndiaCornerstone Government Affairs is providing strategic counsel to the Republic of India regarding boosting its ties with the US government and institutions.

Media: Hard Times for High Times

Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

High TimesHightimes Holding, the publisher of High Times magazine, warned shareholders in its most current SEC filing that the company may have to shutter the 45-year-old publication... The Pulitzer Prize Board is adding a new category, audio reporting, for its 2020 awards. The new prize will recognize “a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest.”... The New York Times has hired Buzzfeed's Jane Bradley to be its new UK investigative correspondent, based in London.

NYC Comptroller Takes Shot at McKinsey & Co.

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Scott StringerNYC comptroller Scott Stringer is "deeply disturbed" by New York Times/ProPublica report that McKinsey & Co. proposed cutting food and medical care to detainees, as part of its work for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. McKinsey rips article for fundamentally misrepresenting its work. (1 reader comment)

Students Canít Tell Difference Between Fake, Real News

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

StudyAccording to a recent Stanford study, young Americans’ ability to critically evaluate information they encounter on the Internet can be summed up with one word: “bleak.” (1 reader comment)

Commentary

What Bulls on Wall Street?

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BullDespite Wall Street's record performance, only 40 percent of likely voters know the stock market has chalked up a gain in 2019. That's not good news for president Trump.

Brunswick Puts Lamy in Europe Chair

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Pascal LamyBrunswick Group names Pascal Lamy, ex-CEO of Credit Lyonnais, director-general of the WTO, Europe chair

News of Firms: Nahigian Strategies Opens Big Whig Media in DC's Willard Hotel

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Big WhigNahigian Strategies has partnered with Carr Companies to open Big Whig Media, a full-service multimedia center located in DC's Willard Hotel, a block from the White House... BAM Communications has launched BAMx, an “acceleration team” that offers startups and VCs modular PR and marketing support... George P. Johnson shop has pledged $500,000 to the development of an experiential learning lab at California Polytechnic State University.

GOP Pro Hathaway Joins Saudi Arabia PR Push

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Anne HathawayHathaway Strategies has signed on to provide PR and media management services to Saudi Arabia’s Washington embassy. (1 reader comment)

People: ICR Brings Parish, Stettner for Capital Markets Group

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Steve ParishICR has brought on Steve Parish and Lee Stettner as managing directors, focused on capital markets advisory... G&S Business Communications has appointed Steve Halsey chief growth officer, a newly created position... CNSI, a Rockville, MD-based provider of health information technology solutions, has hired Kelly Schlageter as senior VP/chief marketing and communications officer... R&J Strategic Communications has promoted Kaila Starita to digital account coordinator.

Google Drives Most Newsroom Traffic

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

WAN-IFRAGoogle continues to provide the greatest outside source of traffic for news companies across the globe, according to the World Association of News Publishers’ latest annual report.

Austin Announces Community Outreach RFP

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

AustinAustin, TX is looking for an agency that can provide marketing and communication services to raise awareness of several programs currently being implemented by the City’s transportation authority.

Finn Partners Steps Up Healthcare Acquisition Drive

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

FinnFinn Partners has acquired Medical & Health Consulting, Paris-headquartered firm that works for biopharma, technology and medical devices outfits, to bolster its position in Europe.

BGR Recruits Cleveland Clinic's Farmer

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan FarmerDan Farmer, who was senior director of government relations at the Cleveland Clinic, will be joining BGR Government Affairs next month.

People: W2O Adds Peacock, Gallate to Board

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jonathan PeacockW2O has added veteran biopharmaceutical executive Jonathan Peacock and advertising and digital marketing expert George Gallate to its board of directors... DeVries Global has promoted Loretta Markevics to chief strategy and creative officer... Steinreich Communications Group has brought on Mayer Fertig as VP. He was CCO for the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Accounts: Endeavor's 160over90 to Kick Off XFL Season

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

XFL160over90, part of the Endeavor network, slates Feb 8 kick-off of Vince McMahon's XFL... SourceCode lands messaging, thought leadership, content and media work for LightStep... Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins Bitpanda's trading platform... Carve Communications signs up Educational Insights, toys & games outfit.

Weber Shandwick Targets Cultural Risk

Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sarah ClaytonWeber Shandwick and its United Minds management consultancy are offering companies a way to help assess and prepare for any cultural risks their organizations may face.