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Last Updated: Thu., May 19, 2022 @ 1:38 pm

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.

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

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.

On the Move: My Code Names Yang VP-Marketing

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ginny YangMy Code, multicultural digital platform, names Ginny Yang VP-marketing... MP&F Strategic Communications hires Don Bailey as director of creative services, design and promotes Tom Cocke to director of creative services, copy... Motion hires Zachary Walker as social media director... Confidant names Marie-Sophie Lantin EVP, consumer PR and Andy Izquierdo EVP, corporate reputation.

FTI Consulting Adds Cybersecurity Pro Jamie Singer

Wed., May 18, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Jamie SingerJamie Singer, who once headed Edelman’s US data security and privacy group, has joined FTI Consulting as managing director of the cybersecurity unit in its strategic communications segment.

Northbrook (IL) Offers Rebranding Work

Wed., May 18, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

NorthbrookNorthbrook, a village of 35K people 25 miles north of Chicago, is looking for a partner to develop a new brand to give it a new image among residents, businesses and visitors.

On the Move: Investis Digital Picks Peacock for CEO Post

Wed., May 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Myles PeacockInvestis Digital names Myles Peacock CEO, effective immediately. He had helmed content creative company Creative Drive, which was acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2020... PROS, which provides SaaS solutions to optimize shopping and selling experiences, names former Microsoft U.S. CMO Grad Conn its marketing chief... Twilio hires Joyce Kim as CMO.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Gina Rubel

Wed., May 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Gina Rubel, Founder & CEO, Furia Rubel Communications
Furia Rubel Communications founder and CEO Gina Rubel talks about why lawyers need PR people in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview with Doug Simon.

S4 Capital Acquires TheoremOne

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellS4 Capital chief Martin Sorrell has acquired Los Angeles ad tech company TheoremOne, which has more than 370 staffers, as the WPP founder returns to the acquisition trail in the aftermath of his firm's accounting snafu.

Opa-locka, FL Floats Public Relations RFP

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Opa-lockaOpa-locka, Florida is looking for an agency that can provide a comprehensive and innovative public relations and marketing plan for the city.

Commentary

Biden's 'PR Geniuses' Flop

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ultra MagaPresident Biden's "PR geniuses" flop as their "Ultra Maga" line meant to demean right-wing GOP nutcases becomes a badge of honor... Shameless Fox News drops endless talk of "great replacement theory" drivel in aftermath of Buffalo massacre... Buffalo now joins Charleston, Orlando, Pittsburgh and El Paso as cities that will be forever associated with deadly extremist violence.

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Markham Eyes PR for Economic, Cultural Plan

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MarkhamMarkham, a city of 350K people located 20 miles northeast of Toronto, is looking for a firm to help it develop a five-year economic development and cultural strategy plan.