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Last Updated: Mon., Jun. 17, 2019 @ 5:43 pm

New Mexico Releases Tourism RFP

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

NMTDThe New Mexico Tourism Department has floated an $11M, multi-year RFP for advertising agencies that can promote tourism in the state and build on the success of its New Mexico True brand.


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News of Firms: Badger and Winters Teams with Fenton; Merritt Group Partners with Women In Technology; LLYC Joins WPP Partnership

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

cagesBadger and Winters has partnered with Fenton and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services on a campaign to bring home the plight of immigrant children to New Yorkers... Merritt Group is teaming up with Women in Technology to present “WIT Connect: Decoding B2B and B2G PR & Marketing Trends,” a June 20 event... LLYC, which is active in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, joins Finsbury, Glover Park Group, Hering Schuppener partnership.

DuPont Unveils Branding Push

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barbara PandosDuPont is launching a branding campaign tagged “Invent a better n:ow” to position the 217-year-old company as an innovative source of products that transform industries and people’s lives. Effort features dynamic video within live stream that syncs to viewer's time, location.

Accounts in Transit: H+K Lands Miami Beach Travel PR Again; Pollack PR, Now You Global Ride GetCharged Biz; iMARS Reps Russia SME Bank at St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MiamiHill+Knowlton Strategies lands Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority biz for eighth year in row... Pollack PR Marketing Group rides with Now You Global Communications on GetCharged electric bike work... iMARS Communications supported Russia's SME Bank at St. Petersburg International International Economic Forum June 6-8.

Social Media Engagement Down as Facebook Use Declines

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookThe total daily time Americans spent on social media networks took a dip last year, the result of Facebook users now spending less time on that platform, according to a recent eMarketer analysis.

ACLU Retains Raben Amid Border Crisis

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

BorderThe Raben Group is working on behalf of the ACLU's Texas branch to lobby Congress in an effort to protect the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers and fight abuses at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Youtube Weathers “Borderline Content” Woes

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianYouTube’s decision to allow a controversial conservative commentator to remain on the site has resulted in a PR blow to the video-sharing platform’s reputation.

Fulton County, GA Schools Float Marketing RFP

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Fulton County School SystemThe Fulton County School System, the school district serving Atlanta, Georgia’s Fulton County, is looking for a marketing firm to promote a communications campaign to help teens in crisis.

SKDKnick Burnishes Prince Albert II's 'Green' Cred

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Prince AlbertSKDKnickerbocker has signed on to promote the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its effort to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.

MPAA's Bennett Enrolls at AU

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Matt BennettMatt Bennett, who had been executive VP, global communication at the Motion Picture Association of America since 2016, has been named VP and chief communications officer at American University, effective June 24.

LGBT Community Must Remain Vigilant

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

By Scott Widmeyer

Scott WidmeyerThe LGBTQ community has made tremendous progress since the Stonewall uprising 50 years ago, but we must remain vigilant as anti-choice forces gain strength, infringe upon women's rights and potentially threaten marriage equality.

On the Move: Kristina Adamski Joins Tilray, Cannabis Company; Travis Parman Upped at Nissan NA; Colton Henson and Maggie McNerney Shift to Dezenhall Resources

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kristina AdamskiKristina Adamski, who was Nissan North America's VP-corporate communications, has joined Tilray Inc., a cannabis enterprise...Travis Parman takes VP–communications North America and international communications and global engagement post at Nissan North America... Colton Henson and Maggie McNerney join Dezenhall Resources. Henson joins from Swing State Strategies and takes the senior director slot. McNerney, a Marriott and Qorvis MSLGroup alum, is senior counselor.

Huckabee Sanders Exits White House

Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sarah Huckabee SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, is stepping down at the end of the month, according to a tweet from Donald Trump. (1 reader comment)

Carmen Group Pilots Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter Push

Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

F35Carmen Group is spearheading the lobbying push for Lockheed Martin’s controversial F-35 fighter jet program, which represents the Pentagon's biggest deal ever. (1 reader comment)

Most Consumers Still Trust Tech

Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

John SaundersDespite the reputational hits that the tech sector has been taking recently, a new study from FleishmanHillard finds that in the US and UK, trust in tech remains surprisingly high.

Schmidt Stays on Team Schultz

Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt, former Edelman vice chairman and campaign strategist for John McCain’s presidential run, will continue to advise former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has suspended his long-shot run for the White House.

PR Teams Need a Seat at the Data and Privacy Table

Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

By Gary Davis

Gary DavisData security and privacy are brand currency in today’s digitally driven market, and now more than ever, brands should leverage communications and marketing teams to showcase their data and privacy efforts and manage any potential situation that may come their way.