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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 28, 2021 @ 5:56 pm

Finn Partners Wins Michigan EcoDev Pitch

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Michigan Economic Development Corp.The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Finn Partners after a competitive pitch to promote The Wolverine State as a world-class business location and a great place to visit. (Updated)

Philly Seeks PR For 911 Triage Push

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is looking for a firm to handle PR and community outreach to keep people suffering from mental health issues, substance abuse and homelessness out of the criminal justice system and get them into community social services.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Wendy Lund

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Wendy Lund, Chief Comms. Officer, Organon
Organon chief communications officer Wendy Lund talks about the ins and out of building a company culture in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

BGR Taps Trump's COVID Task Force Chief Birx

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Deborah BirxDr. Deborah Birx, who as leader of president Trump’s coronavirus task force received criticism for failing to push back at his wild claims about COVID-19, has signed on as a member of BGR Group’s advisory board.

Commentary

Canada Gives Tar Sands Oil Another PR Shot

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Canada OilCanada gives the bid to export dirty tar sands oil to the US another shot... Had it not been for been for the reputational stain that she earned during her service as head of Donald Trump’s COVID-19 task force, the recruitment of Deborah Birx would have been a coup for BGR Group.

FH Pitches UAE as Good Place to Do Biz

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

UAEFleishmanHillard, which promoted the United Arab Emirates' "Hope Probe" mission to Mars in July, is now pitching the oil-rich state as a good place to do business.

'The Framework'

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Bill Huey

Bill HueyWhy Washington's new buzzword is really nothing more than a fancy way of putting things off.

On the Move: Precision Hires White House Staffer Kemp

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Eva KempPrecision hires Eva Kemp, a SKDKnickerbocker vet and White House staffer, as VP-paid media... Inkhouse appoints puts Ogilvy executive VP Megan Link in charge of its New York office... TCM Creative, a Moore company, hires Ash Ball as executive creative director.

Maine Wants to Book Tourism PR Firm

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

State of MaineMaine wants to hire a communications partner to help plot its plan to position itself as New England’s premier four-season tourism destination.

Edelman Names Reid Chief Experience Officer

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Taj ReidEdelman has appointed Taj Reid its first-ever global chief experience officer to drive creative technology prototyping and innovative design across the network of the No. 1 independent PR firm.

Legendary Publicist Bobby Zarem Dies at 84

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bobby ZaremBobby Zarem, the legendary press agent who represented Hollywood’s top celebrities, died Sept. 26 of complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

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Himler Remembers Zarem

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Peter Himler

Peter HimlerPeter Himler, founder of Flatiron Communications, remembers his first boss, Bobby Zarem.

Are You Leaving ERC Money on the Table?

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Dominic Rovano

Dominic RovanoMany agency owners are still unaware that their business may qualify for the Employee Retention Credit program, potentially leaving valuable dollars on the table.

Tulchan Drives Polestar's $20B SPAC Vehicle

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PolestarLondon’s Tulchan Communications is handling Sweden’s Polestar as the pure play electric performance car company plans to go public in a SPAC deal valued in the $20B range.

WPP to Pay $19M to Settle SEC Corruption Charges

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WPPWPP agreed today to pay $19M to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it violated anti-bribery and internal accounting controls measures of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It notes probe covered activity that occurred under former CEO Martin Sorrell. (Updated)

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IL Dept. of Children, Family Services Floats RFP

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

DCFSThe Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services is looking for firms to handle PR, communications, marketing and advertising services under a five-year master contract.