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Last Updated: Fri., May 20, 2022 @ 5:15 pm

Next 15 Acquires M&C Saatchi

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Next15Next Fifteen Communications Group has acquired M&C Saatchi in a deal worth about $390M.

O'Dwyer's May '22 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

See You Later, Annual Planning, Nice Knowing You

By Tina Charpentier

Tina CharpentierAs we move toward something that resembles life before COVID, we’re starting to hear more clients declare, “Ok. Let’s get back to our annual planning.”

More articles from our annual PR firm rankings issue:

Creating a Sustainable Agency -- Paul Furiga, WordWrite

Times Are Changing. So Should Your Agency's Culture. -- Peter V. Stanton, Stanton Communications, Inc.

PR's Best-Kept Secret: Agency Owner Wealth -- Art Stevens, The Stevens Group

Managing Search Results is Easier Than You Think -- Larry Moskowitz, Lightbox Search

IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

The Impact of COVID on Clinical Trials

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Chantal Beaudry

Chantal BeaudryCOVID's impact has compelled us to look beyond traditional recruitment approaches, enabling the industry to expand the clinical trial ecosystem, and create more effective and inclusive clinical trials moving forward. In recognition of Clinical Trials Day, we explore the impact and key learnings from COVID on study recruitment activities.

News of Firms: Current Global Launches Accessibility Training Program

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Current GlobalCurrent Global marked Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19) with the launch of its Accessible by Design Accessibility Training program... Teuwen Communications, a New York-based firm working with food, wine and spirits brands, joins the Food & Wine Republic, an international network of 12 agencies that focus on clients in those sectors... Bevel launches an executive profiling division.

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Reels in Norwegian Seafood Council

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NorwayPadilla comes on board as US agency of record for the Norwegian Seafood Council... Lou Hammond Group is selected by the State of South Dakota as public relations AOR for tourism... W signs on as US and Canada PR agency partner for Sliabh Liag Distillers... 3rd Coast PR adds Otter Products, which makes smartphone cases and other outdoor lifestyle products, to its client roster.

On the Move: Rubenstein PR Snags MWW's Weiss

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Steven WeissRubenstein Public Relations names Steven Weiss executive VP and group head of corporate communications. He was at MWW... Inkhouse appoints Tori Poole VP of diversity equity & inclusion, a new post... FINN Partners appoints Jennifer Hawkins as New York travel practice leader and managing partner.

FTI Consulting Inks Pact With East Timor's Oil Company

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TimorFTI Consulting has inked a $75K-a-month contract with Timor Gap, which is the national oil company of Timor-Leste, to develop the Greater Sunrise natural gas field that is off the coast of Australia.

Edelman Global Advisory Adds Davies as Deputy COO

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Helen DaviesEdelman Global Advisory has named Helen Davies, who has more than 30 years of corporate, agency and public service experience, deputy COO and managing director for economic security.

Larry David Was Right About Cryptocurrencies

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Don't Be Like LarryLarry David was right to curb his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency as the market crashes and burns. Matt Damon wishes he was as prescient as Larry.

Events: Museum of PR Tackles Issues Facing LGBTQ Pros

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Museum of PRMuseum of Public Relations slates free virtual event on June 2 that will examine the issues facing LGBTQ communicators... PRSA's New York chapter will hold its second annual summit dedicated to DE&I in PR on June 15 and 16... Propel will sponsor May 25 webinar that looks at how the connection between PR pros and journalists can be strengthened.