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Last Updated: Mon., Jun. 1, 2020 @ 5:23 pm

PMNCH Floats PR RFP

Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

PMNCHThe Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, a World Health Organization group that advocates for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, seeks an agency that can raise media visibility of its advocacy efforts.

UN Wants Environmental PR Support

Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UNDPThe United Nations Development Programme is seeking an environmental PR consultant to position it as the leading voice in the nature, climate and energy space.


O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR’S Top Pros Talk COVID-19

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series
 
Putting together a playbook for agency life in the post-COVID world is the topic of the two latest video interviews produced by D S Simon Media in partnership with O’Dwyer’s. This week features MWWPR founder and CEO Michael Kempner and Ketchum partner and managing director Tamara Norman. (1 reader comment)


Rohrabacher Gets Back into DC Game

Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dana RohrabacherFormer California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has signed on to represent the DC interests of Linear Therapies, a Virginia-based biotech company that is working on a cure for COVID-19.

G&S Alum Altheide Takes Top PROI Spot

Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff AltheideJeff Atheide, who recently stepped down as COO of G&S Business Communications, is now global managing director of PROI, the network of independent PR firms.

Trump's Media Bashing Triggers Violence Against Journos

Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RWBReporters Without Borders counts 68 attacks on reporters by the police and demonstrators since the Minneapolis demonstration in the wake of the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by police officers. (1 reader comment)

NY Assn. of Independent Living Floats PR RFP

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NYAILThe New York Association on Independent Living, the non-profit that promotes the independent living and rights of New Yorkers with disabilities, is looking for a firm to handle its 2020 media campaign.

JDE Peet's Counts on 193 Group

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PeetsThe One Nine Three Group handled the IPO of JDE Peet's, the world's No. 1 pure-play coffee company based on revenues, which raised $2.5B in one of the biggest stock offerings of 2020.

Print Ad Spends to Decline 20% In 2020

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

WARCThe COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to erase $50 billion in global ad revenues this year, with the print media sector expected to endure some of the hardest hits, according to a WARC report.

Commentary

More and More Desperate

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpPresident Trump appears to be losing it as more and more Americans come to realize that his presidency is a failure. (3 reader comments)

Portland State Seeks to Enroll PR Firm

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Portland State UniversityPortland State University is looking for a firm to promote awareness of its Center for Executive and Professional Education program.

Amazon VNR Fiasco: Aiding Reporting or Crossing the Transparency Line?

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Beth Andrix Monaghan

Beth MonaghanCritics have blasted local TV stations for running Amazon video PR packages as "news." If PR people must do VNRs, we should clearly credit images, quotes and video. We must offer stations relevant, authentic, compelling stories that resonate for the right reasons.

News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan Drops Thrive Philanthropy

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ConnectWunderlich Kaplan drops Thrive Philanthropy as a client after it was revealed that a purportedly celebrity-studded conference that Thrive was organizing had never confirmed any of the celebrities it was using to promote the event... Weber Shandwick offers to raise "media IQ" of college students and recent grads... Steller.co CEO Pete Bryant and Wagstaff Media and Marketing president Mary Wagstaff partner to support South Australian Tourism Commission,

Accounts in Transit: PAN Communications Lands OneStream

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

OneStreamPAN Communications adds software company OneStream for media relations, brand narrative duties... MSP-C picks up digital marketing work for Cub, which operates 79 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois... Brandstyle Communications scoops up Garrett Wade, Brooklyn online hand tools retailer, and One Manhattan Dental.

MI Transit Authority Seeks PR Partner

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

CATAThe Capital Area Transportation Authority, the public transit service operating within the metro Lansing, Michigan area, is seeking a PR partner for a five-year period.

Environmentalists Score Lobbying Victory at Chevron

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ChevronEnvironmentalists scored a major victory at Chevron's annual meeting as shareholders supported a resolution to determine if the oil company's lobbying aligns with the Paris Climate Agreement's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.

My Time with Larry

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherLarry Kramer, the playwright and AIDS activist, died yesterday at age 84. He left his mark in two different worlds—the arts and healthcare. He changed me, too.

PR Consulting Closes Los Angeles Outpost

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PR ConsultingPR Consulting, a New York fashion shop with such clients as Narciso Rodriguez, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons, has closed its Los Angeles office.

NJ Police, Firemen Retirement System Seeks PR Services

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

PFRSNJ The public retirement system that provides retirement benefits and administration for New Jersey’s active and retired police and firemen, has issued a Request for Qualifications for marketing and communications services.