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Last Updated: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 @ 4:34 pm

Commentary

FBI Needs PR

Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

By Rene Henry

FBIThe FBI needs PR as Hollywood releases three movies based on true events that negatively portray the federal law enforcement agency.

Burnet County, TX Issues Tourism Marketing RFP

Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Burnet CountyBurnet County, Texas is requesting bids from agencies that can provide tourism marketing services in an effort to promote the region and increase outside visitors.

Commentary

Green Activist Greta Thunberg's PR Fallback

Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Greta ThunbergIf a career in environmental activism doesn't pan out, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg might take a crack at PR. She knows spin or greenwashing when she sees it. (2 reader comments)

Jamaica Tourist Board Reviews PR

Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jamaica Tourist BoardThe Jamaica Tourist Board is reviewing its global PR and corporate communications effort and inviting firms with proven track records of working with governmental entities in the travel & tourism industry to present their credentials.

News of Firms: London's Clarity Acquires Dynamo

Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rachel GilleyLondon's Clarity has acquired Dynamo, a consumer tech PR agency that specializes in representing disruptive challenger brands... Israel's Propel has launched a media database of what it says is a million journalists and influencers, as part of its PR management platform... dovetail solutions, a PR, branding, crisis management and public affairs firm based in Denver, has acquired Sacramento-based Modamedia/SMG.

Mercury PA Targets NGOs for Qatar

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

QatarOmnicom’s Mercury Public Affairs unit has landed a $360K one-year contract with Qatar for research, intelligence-gathering on NGOs, academic groups active in the Middle East. (1 reader comment)

Partisanship Drives Media Distrust

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

TrumpAmericans who support President Trump and approve of the job he’s doing are least likely to trust in the news media today, according to a Pew Research Center study. (1 reader comment)

Activism is New Normal, Says RF Study

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ruder Finn Activism SurveyMore than half of Americans say they have taken actions to support a social cause during the past six months, according to a Ruder Finn survey.

Instinctif Handles Froneri’s Sweet Ice Cream Deal

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Haagen DazsLondon’s Instinctif Partners is handling Froneri’s $4B acquisition of Nestle USA’s ice cream business (Häagen-Dazs, Dreyer's, Edy's, Skinny Cow) to power its foray into the $10B American market.

 

People: American Wind Energy Assn. Snags Ketchum's Stacey Kerans

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Stacey KeransThe American Wind Energy Association has named Stacey Kerans senior director of communications. She was senior VP, brand marketing at Ketchum... Citadel appoints Tripp Kyle chief corporate affairs/communications officer... Cornerstone Public Affairs recruits Armando Diaz, of Ernst & Young, for VP slot.

Ketchum’s Schoeneman Skips to Curley Co.

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

KayAnn SchoenemanKayAnn Schoeneman, Ketchum senior VP, PA director and DC marketplace leader, has joined Curley Co. as senior VP and corporate/PA director.

Accounts: Babbit Bodner Adds Tailgate Guys, The Hub

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Tailgate GuysBabbit Bodner adds Tailgate Guys and The Hub to its roster of clients in the hospitality industry....The Brandman Agency books Cathay Pacific Airways for sustainability and brand development... Pollack PR Marketing Group picks up Advanced Symbolics, artificial intelligence-driven marketing research venture.

Consumers Worried About Digital Media’s Health Effects

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

DigitalA growing number of consumers believe they’re suffering from “digital overload,” and many are beginning to wonder what potential negative effects their daily use of electronic devices is having on their lives.

Interpublic Junks Golin's Co-CEO Trio Model

Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Matt NealeInterpublic has junked Golin's three co-CEO model that it put into effect Jan. 2017 with the exit of chief Fred Cook. Matt Neale assumes CEO slot.

 

 

Publicis D&I Chief Opts for Nielsen

Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sandra Sims-WilliamsSandra Sims-Williams, chief diversity officer at Publicis Groupe, is joining Nielsen next month as senior VP of diversity & inclusion.