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Last Updated: Wed., Jul. 28, 2021 @ 3:36 pm

Commentary

Don't Bet Against the 'Comeback Kid'

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tony PodestaDon’t bet against Tony "the Comeback Kid" Podesta... Ditch the PR guy, a coalition of journalism groups tells the White House… Media stir COVID-19 misinformation stew.

Kekst CNC Books Ride on Swvl's SPAC

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

SwvlKekst CNC is handling Dubai-based Swvl mass transit ride start-up as it goes public via a merger with Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, an all female-led SPAC.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Krishana Davis

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Krishana Davis, Dir. of Digital, Precision Strategies
Precision Strategies director of digital Krishana Davis talks about how thinking outside traditional channels can help communicators connect with a diverse range of audiences in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

Western Maine Hunts for EcoDev Partner

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AndroscogginThe Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments wants proposals from firms to help update its five-year comprehensive economic development strategy.

On the Move: Rooney Partners Ups Max

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jay MaxRooney Partners promotes Jay Max to director of digital and creative strategy... Airtasker, an Australian open marketplace company that provides job opportunities for service providers, names Noelle Kim CMO... Armis, a unified asset visibility and security platform provider, appoints Jean English as CMO.

Accounts in Transit: TURNER Lights Up Empire State Building

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Empire StateTURNER signs on to handle media relations efforts for the Empire State Building as it celebrates its 90th anniversary... Zapwater Communications adds BLANCO North America, maker of residential kitchen water hub systems... Agenda is awarded a second five-year strategic communications framework contract by The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Addison (TX) Wants PR Buzz

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Addison, TXAddison, a town of 16K people on the northern edge of Dallas, is looking for a PR firm to promote its projects and events.

Commentary

Liz Cheney Outs Hypocrisy of GOP Insurrectionists

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Liz CheneyLiz Cheney is too good for the spineless Republican party... Mercury Public Affairs vice chair Barbara Boxer is one tough cookie... Big Pharma may soon lose PR halo earned for its COVID-19 effort.

Invariant's Lee Takes FTA Helm

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Penny LeePenny Lee, who headed the PA practice at Invariant, the DC-based strategic communications and government relations shop, has taken the helm of the Financial Technology Assn.

News of Firms: J/PR Rebrands

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

JPRJ/PR (formerly J Public Relations) launches a new brand, logo, offices and website... Chicago's Soulsight pushes into New York and Los Angeles... PR Boutiques International appoints David Ball of Ball Consulting Group as president.

FTI Government Affairs Hops on FlixBus

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FlixBusFTI Government Affairs is monitoring DC developments related to transportation and infrastructure legislation for FlixBus Inc.

On the Move: Bayer Adds Vitola to PR Team

Tue., Jul. 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Denise VitolaBayer adds Denise Vitola, a veteran of MSLGROUP and Makovsky, to its communications team as vice president of brand integration, PR, social and influencer for consumer health... Two Nil Holdings, a global marketing services network focused on servicing direct-to-consumer brands, appoints Michael Lyons as chief investment officer... San Francisco-based VSC promotes Anne Sophie Hurst, Eric Gonzalez and Maggie Philbin to partner.

Washington State Seeks PR to Cut Cannabis Use

Mon., Jul. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WashingtonThe Washington State Dept. of Health is seeking a firm to develop a health-centered communications campaign focused mainly on preventing/reducing cannabis and vaping use among people aged 12 through 20.

Vargas to Drive GM's Government Affairs Push

Mon., Jul. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Omar VargasGeneral Motors has hired Omar Vargas, who was senior VP & chief government affairs officer at 3M Co, for the VP and head of global public policy spot, effective Aug. 1.

IPG DXTRA's Talbot Shifts to MSL

Mon., Jul. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa TalbotLisa Talbot, who was chief strategy officer IPG DXTRA's health unit, has joined MSL US as chief client officer, a new post at the Publicis Groupe unit.

MDC Shareholders Bless Stagwell Deal

Mon., Jul. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennShareholders of MDC Partners today approved the merger with Stagwell Media during their special meeting.