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Last Updated: Fri., May 14, 2021 @ 3:18 pm

PR's Top Pros Talk: Chris Foster

Fri., May 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Chris Foster, President, North America, BCW Group
BCW president, North America Chris Foster talks with Doug Simon about what CEOs need to do to be effective communicators in an era of change on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Alaska Railroad Shops for PR

Fri., May 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AlaskaThe Alaska Railroad Corp., which operates the only full-service passenger and freight system in the US, is looking for a firm to handle its corporate and media relations.

SVC Works Audaxís Womenís Health Deal†

Fri., May 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AxiaSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Audax Private Equity as it sells its Axia Women’s Health unit to Partners Group of Switzerland.

Starbucksí Kelly Streams to Roku

Thu., May 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

John KellyJohn Kelly, who was executive VP, public affairs and social impact at Starbucks, has joined Roku, the TV streaming service.

Marshalltown, IA Issues Community Marketing RFP

Thu., May 13, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

marshalltownMarshalltown, Iowa is seeking proposals from agencies that can create and implement a marketing campaign aimed at showcasing the city to area residents as a great place to live.

News of Firms: Chess & Company Launches

Thu., May 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ChessChess and Company, a sports marketing firm focused on chess events/talent, launches... IPREX launches IPREX Academy, leadership development program for emerging PR and marketing pros.

Accounts in Transit: PopíN Creative Picks Up WNBA's Atlanta Dream

Thu., May 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Atlanta DreamPop’N Creative, an Atlanta-based, Black women-owned multicultural marketing firm, picks up WNBA's Atlanta Dream... Geoffrey Weill Associates lands Neos, Italy's No. 2 airline... Baker Public Relations wins Gwen’s Girls and the Sofranko Advisory Group.

On the Move: Purple Strategies Hires H+K Alum Nick Driver

Thu., May 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Nick DriverPurple Strategies brings on Hill+Knowlton's Nick Driver as research director... Bospar hires Joseph Krasinski of the Antenna Group as its first chief financial officer... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment adds 5W Public Relations alum Leah Ponichtera as VP.

Ogilvy Powers Avangridís Vineyard 1 Wind Farm

Wed., May 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AvangridOgilvy represents Avangrid as it wins approval for the nation's first large-scale offshore wind project. The 62 turbines will be located 15 miles off Martha's Vineyard.

Commentary

Progressives Should Love Liz Cheney

Wed., May 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Liz CheneyLiz Cheney deserves accolades rather than scorn from progressives for her revolt against the Republican party’s cultish worship of Donald Trump... China spends big money to spread its propaganda in the US... Jared Kushner, architect of the Abraham Accords, should go back to the drawing board.

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Teneo Guides CD&Rís $4B Healthcare Advisory Deal

Wed., May 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ClaytonTeneo is providing PR services to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as it moves to acquire Dublin-based UDG Healthcare in a deal worth $3.7B. CD&R plans to merge UDG's Ashford advisory with Huntsworth.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Christine Barney

Wed., May 12, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Christine Barney, CEO, RBB Communications
“What you stand for is more important than ever,” RBB Communications CEO Christine Barney tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, and making sure a company’s views and opinions are effectively communicated to all stakeholders is one of the biggest challenges that PR pros currently face.