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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 15, 2021 @ 3:40 pm

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

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

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

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.”

On the Move: L’Oréal 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.

What to Expect from the Biden Administration on Climate Change

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Michael Kempner

Michael KempnerOn January 20, we will begin to see a monumental shift in federal policies to address climate change and the environment. President-elect Biden has said that he wants to be a global leader on climate issues and plans to enforce new climate policies whenever he can.

News of Firms: Allison+Partners Buys Sommerfield Comms.

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Matthew Della CroceAllison+Partners purchases Sommerfield Communications... Finn Partners' global health head Gil Bashe takes co-chair spot at the International WELL Building Institute’s IWBI Health Equity Advisory... Frank Coleman Strategies launches under leadership of top aide to Distilled Spirits Council of the United States chief.

Predictions for PR Agencies in 2021

Fri., Jan. 15, 2021

By Art Stevens and Rich Jachetti

Art Stevens and Rich JachettiWhy 2021 is shaping up to be a banner year for the mergers and acquisitions landscape within the public relations world.

Central AR Water Searches for PR Help

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Central Arkansas Water of Little RockCentral Arkansas Water of Little Rock is gathering qualifications from firms interested in handling its PR, advertising, marketing, special events, consumer education, social media and public policy initiatives.

Sonoran Works to Pardon Assange

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

SPGSonoran Policy Group, which has close ties with the Trump White House, is working to obtain a presidential pardon for Julian Assange, who has been charged with violating the Espionage Act.

Travel Writers Ready to Hit the Road

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Finn Partners Travel Writers SurveyMore than nine out of ten travel writers say that they’re ready to hit the road again in 2021, according to a new study from Finn Partners.

Commentary

Trust in Media to Rise as "Mr Fake News" Exits

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Trump TwitterLook for an upswing in trust in media as the Twitter-less “Mr. Fake News” mercifully fades from the national scene… HSBC scored environmental PR points but now faces pressure to spell out how it plans to make good on its net zero carbon emissions promise… US Chamber of Commerce kicks off PR campaign to pressure politicos on infrastructure.

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Baltimore County Books Marijuana Prevention PR RFP

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

BaltimoreBaltimore County’s Health Department is seeking proposals from agencies that can develop a marijuana prevention marketing campaign aimed at youth and young adults.

Wagstaff Lands Italian Tourism Biz

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ENITWagstaff Media and Marketing has been named North American PR firm for The Italian National Tourism Board.

On the Move: Golin Ups Ryan Mardiks to Global Chair

Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Ellen Ryan MardiksGolin promotes Ellen Ryan Mardiks to global chairman. Fred Cook, chairman since 2017, becomes chair emeritus... PAN Communications names Jenny Radloff VP... Novitas Communications elevates Krista Crouch to VP.