PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Fri., Apr. 3, 2020 @ 11:41 am

Fenton Urges Motorists to Stay Home

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

FentonFenton Consulting has launched a billboard PSA campaign, urging motorists to get off the road and stay home in the national effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

On the Move: Edelman EVP Puthoff Moves to Chirp

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Marisa PuthoffChirp, intergrated marketing communications shop, recruits Edelman executive VP Marisa Puthoff... Move, Inc. of News Corp. hires Samsung Next's Hani Durzy as VP-communications... IMAX Corporation adds Brett Harriss as senior VP of investor relations.

Ex-Energy Secretary Perry Speaks for Shale Oil

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rick PerryFormer Energy Secretary Rick Perry is lobbying on behalf of the US shale oil industry, which faces "an existential threat" due to the collapse of crude oil prices.

Warren Campaign Aide Joins Blue State

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Camonghne FelixCamonghne Felix, who was national director of surrogates communications, black media & strategic communications for Elizabeth Warren's presidential run, has joined Blue State in Washington.

How PR Can Combat the COVID-19 Fake News Crisis

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

KyneThe communications industry is uniquely poised to respond to the spread of misinformation that’s surged in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

HRC's Halloran Joins Cornerstone

Thu., Apr. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Liz HalloranLiz Halloran, deputy communications director at the Human Rights Campaign, has joined Cornerstone Public Affairs.

Teneo Reps Bloom Energy in Bid to Refurbish Ventilators

Thu., Apr. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Bloom EnergyTeneo represents Bloom Energy, which is teaming with Almo Corp, to refurbish and distribute unused and out-or-warranty ventilators to states and hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Move: Kekst CNC Names Three Partners

Thu., Apr. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Elvira PignalKekst CNC names Elvira Pignal, Nathan Riggs and Anntal Silver partners... Green Flower Media, cannabis education platform, hires Lance Lambert as VP-marketing... Subject Matter recruits TogoRun's Jon Tilton as senior strategist, integrated campaigns.

Accounts in Transit: BackBay Lands Vital Capital

Thu., Apr. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

VitalBackBay Communications lands Vital Capital, an impact investor focused on companies in sub-Saharan Africa... 5W Public Relations picks up TheSoul Publishing, an independent digital studio... The Consultancy PR wins Arhaus, a home furnishings retailer.

News of Firms: PAN Publishes COVID-19 Crisis Guide

Thu., Apr. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PANPAN Communications has put together a reference guide with advice on how marketing and PR professionals can navigate the hurdles of the COVID-19 world... Ben Long, founder and CEO of Travaille Executive Search, has died. His firm placed PR and communications people in the DC area... William Mills Agency commissioned a survey by the Harris Poll to find out what effect social distancing was having on consumers’ use of digital banking and digital payments.

Ex-UBS Art Chief Joins Brunswick

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Peter DillonPeter Dillon, who was executive director & head of global art at banking giant UBS, has joined Brunswick Group as managing partner.

Commentary

Let's Not Get Fooled Again by Trump's Spin

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Winston ChurchillThe Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" was one of the many highlights of the "Concert for New York" held in the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Let's not get fooled again as Donald Trump attempts to re-write history to avoid blame for the COVID-19 crisis... Trump channels Winston Churchill. Not really. (3 reader comments)

On the Move: Actual Agency Hires Coyne PR's Katie Seifert

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Katie SeifertActual Agency hires Katie Seifert as VP. She joins from Coyne PR, where she handled Casio, IMAX, National Hardware Show and NY NOW... South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem names Ian Fury communications director. He worked for the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy group... Inland Empire Health Plan in Rancho Cucamonga recruits Michelle Rai as chief communications and marketing officer.

Famous Leaves CAVA for Glover Park Group

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ben FamousCAVA head of strategic communications and brand marketing Ben Famous heads to a vice president position at Glover Park Group.

Cassidy & Assocs. Adds Energy Pro Dearborn

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jed DearbornJed Dearborn, who was senior counsel on the Senate's energy and natural resources committee, is now at Cassidy & Associates, the DC-based public affairs powerhouse.  

Engagement in the Age of the Coronavirus

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Suzanne Hammelman

Suzanne HammelmanAmericans continue to engage on issues they care about. Be sensitive and smart but don’t stop communicating with supporters. (1 reader comment)

CG Life Acquires McDAY

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Murad CG Life has acquired Philadelphia-based scientific​ PR and technical marketing agency McDAY.

WPP Suspends $1.2B Stock Buyback in COVID-19 Fight

Tue., Mar. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP suspends $1.2B stock buyback program and payment of final 2019 dividend as part of its battle plan to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mark Read yanks 2020 financial guidance.

LDWW Helps Carnival Stay Afloat

Tue., Mar. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

CarnivalKen Luce's LDWW represents Carnival Corp. as the world's No. 1 cruise ship operator today announced plans to raise $6B via the sale of bonds and stock to help stave off Chapter XI.

Nuffer Smith Tucker Gets New Owners

Tue., Mar. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NufferNuffer Smith Tucker president Teresa Siles and executive VPs Mary Correia-Moreno and Price Adams have purchased the San Diego shop, which is the oldest in the city.