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Last Updated: Tue., Jan. 19, 2021 @ 5:25 pm

Prince Charles' PR Man Opts for Edelman

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Julian PayneJulian Payne, communications secretary for Prince Charles and wife Camilla for the past five years, is joining Edelman as chair of its EMEA corporate affairs group.

Breaux, Lott Lobby for TikTok

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Breaux LottFormer US Senators John Breaux (D-LA) and Trent Lott (R-MS) have signed on to represent TikTok, the social media platform that is owned by China’s ByteDance.

O'Dwyer's/D S Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ronn Torossian

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ronn Torossian, CEO & Founder, 5W PR
“Communications today matters more than ever,” 5W Public Relations CEO and founder Ronn Torossian tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Commentary

Team Trump Spins American History

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Trump REportTeam Trump issues history report that equates progressive movement with facism and trashes civil rights struggle for leading to "group rights" and "identity politics."... TC Energy heaves Hail Mary PR pass downfield in desperate bid to salvage the Keystone XL pipeline. It falls incomplete.

News of Firms: Willie Brown, Ed Rollins Launch Unifire Advisors

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Willie BrownUnifire Advisors is launched by former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and GOP consultant Ed Rollins... Kam Global Strategies of Israel partners with Brand & Image of Morocco... PRSA seeks entries for 2021 Silver Anvils.

Accounts in Transit: Pollack Group Picks Up Openpay

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

OpenpayThe Pollack Group lands US duties for Openpay, an Australia-based company that provides Buy Now, Pay Later solutions... Zapwater Communications and Studio Jungla partner on Grupo Xcaret, sustainable tourism in Mexico, account... Magrino picks up Hu Chocolate, which offers a line of organic, vegan products.

On the Move: French|West|Vaughan Ups Swanson

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Rachel SwansonFrench/​West/​Vaughan promotes Rachel Swanson to senior VP... Violet PR ups Christina Forrest... Capstone Hill Search hires Rachel Ramos as VP of the firm’s US operations.

DC Looks for International Sports/Events PR

Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Washington D.C. Convention and Sports AuthorityWashington Convention and Sports Authority is looking for one or more firms to help enhance its effort to attract international and national sporting and entertainment events to DC.

Commentary

Let No Good Deed Go Unpromoted

Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Salvation ArmyRubenstein PR touts its clothing drive and doughnut giveaway... Marina Maher Communications introduces the "powerhouse" gang.

PowerVision Seeks U.S. Tech PR Partner

Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

powervisionUnmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer PowerVision is looking for a PR agency based in the United States that specializes in technology and consumer electronics.

SKDKnickerbocker's†Dunn Rejoins Team Biden†

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Anita DunnAnita Dunn, founding member SKDKnickerbocker who returned to the firm after advising the Biden/Harris ticket, is rejoining Team Biden to work on the transition.

BC's Mackenzie Looks for Travel Support

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mackenzie, British ColumbiaMackenzie, which is located in British Columbia surrounded by boreal forests, lakes and mountains, is looking for a firm to develop a tourism plan.

On the Move: LíOrťal†Hires Heineken's Juti†

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Blanca JutiL’Oréal has names Blanca Juti chief communications & public affairs officer. She was Heineken's chief corporate affairs officer... 360PR+ hires Matter's George Snell as head of content innovation and integration... The Pollack Group adds Alex Nathanson as technology practice lead.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Emily Poe

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Emily Poe, Chief Integration Office, W2O
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, W2O chief integration officer Emily Poe tells Doug Simon that her top recommendation for communicators in 2021 is to “listen to and understand your audiences.”