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Last Updated: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am

London's Lansons Acquires Intermarket

Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tony LanghamLansons, a reputation management shop in London, has acquired a 51 percent stake in New York’s Intermarket Communications, financial shop co-founded by Matt Zachowski and Martin Mosbacher in 1986, to form an entity with fee income in the $17M range.

Energy Co. Calls on Marketing Consultants

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Peninsula Clean EnergyPeninsula Clean Energy in San Mateo County, CA, is seeking proposals from agencies that can assist in developing a three-year marketing strategy plan.


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O'Dwyer's PR Firm RankingsThe bedrock principle of PR is third-party recognition. O’Dwyer's has been doing annual PR firm rankings for 48 years and its name is well known in the business world.

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NYT's Baquet Rips Trump at Page Awards

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dean BaquetThe US media, in the past, could always count on the support of the White House if an American reporter was captured or injured in war, said Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times. "Sadly, I’m not sure who I would call today," he said at the Arthur W. Page Center awards ceremony. (2 reader comments)

Squire Patton Boggs Hauls In Crowley

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe CrowleyFormer Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley, once viewed as a successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has joined the global public policy practice of Squire Patton Boggs.

Moonwalker Targets Space Junk

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bob WalkerMoonwalker Associates, the firm recently launched by former Republican Congressman Bob Walker, wants to clean up outer space.

Events: Arthur W. Page Hands Out Public Integrity Awards; Schar School Tackles 'Fake News;' NYWICI Discuss 'Strategic Storytelling'

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Page AwardsArthur W. Page Society on Feb. 20 honored New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet; the late Marilyn Laurie, former executive VP of brand strategy at AT&T; and ex-Aetna CEO John Rowe with its Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication... "Fake news," Russian meddling slated at Feb. 26 forum at Schar School of Policy & Government in Arlington, VA... New York Women in Communications tackles "strategic storytelling" March 6.

Gender Gap Still Persists in PR

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mind The GapWhile women now account for more than three out of four workers in the PR industry, only about 20 percent of the top leadership positions are occupied by women, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Relations and KPMG.

Ogilvy Digital Alum Scott Joins Ketchum

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

April ScottApril Scott, who was executive VP/managing director of Ogilvy’s digital offering, is now at Ketchum in the North America managing director of digital, social and analytics post.

Huckabee Sanders Aide Joins Edelman

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lindsay WaltersLindsay Walters, deputy White House press secretary, is joining Edelman as VP-US PA strategy & development. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she'll miss a "pillar" of her staff. (2 reader comments)

Reevemark Laces Up Payless Chapter 11 Filing

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Payless Shoe SourceNew York financial PR firm Reevemark is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Payless ShoeSource, which is liquidating 2,500 stores in the US and Canada and tossing 16,000 people out of work with the end of May completion of the retail wind-down.

Foremski, Knight Launch Every Media Company

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Tom ForemskiTom Foremski, the former Financial Times US technology reporter, has teamed with Chris Knight, brand marketing guru, to form Every Media Company, content & editorial strategy shop.

NC Commercial Fishermen Cast RFP

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

North CarolinaThe group representing North Carolina's commercial fishing business has released an RFP for a PR campaign to educate the public about changes made to reduce its environmental impact and to promote sustainable practices.

Digital/Content Pro Ramsey Joins MMC

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Gretchen RamseyMarina Maher Communications has recruited digital/content pro Gretchen Ramsey as managing director for brand engagement, a new post.

AICPA Crowns King

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AICPAThe American Institute of CPAs has hired FleishmanHillard alum Kathy King as senior director of PA, advocacy and media.

Fox & Friends Alum Pulls UN Ambassador Bid

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Heather NauertHeather Nauert, State Dept. spokesperson and former anchor of president Trump's favorite TV program, "Fox & Friends," has withdrawn her name to succeed Nikki Haley as UN ambassador. (2 reader comments)

PR Can Ensure Cannabis Market Doesn’t Go Up in Smoke

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian The limited communications channels currently available to the burgeoning cannabis sector has the PR industry poised to serve this world in ways that traditional advertising simply can’t compete.