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Last Updated: Mon., Aug. 8, 2022 @ 9:15 am

The Texas Brand Remains Strong

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Thomas Graham

Thomas GrahamDespite the negative image of Texas that is prevalent in much of the media, the state's brand remains strong, durable and resonant.

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PR's Top Pros Talk: Mark Weiner

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Mark Weiner, Chief Insight Officer, PublicRelay
Mark Weiner, chief insights officer at PublicRelay, talks with Doug Simon about why starting out simple can be a great way to make research and data pay off for communicators on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.
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WPP Posts 8.7% 1H Growth

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chalked up 8.7 percent growth in first-half like-for-like revenues to $8.2B, driven by part by a resurgence in demand for strategic communications advice from its PR firms, according to CEO Mark Read.

Marines Recruit Langwell as PR Chief

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

April LangwellApril Langwell has joined the Marine Corps as the first civilian director of its communications directorate at the Pentagon.

A Tale of Two Countries

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichMost Americans agree that we’re not headed toward a good place. In fact, that seems to be the only thing we agree on.

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Stagwell Reports 16% Q2 Organic Growth

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennStagwell CEO Mark Penn reported a 16 percent spurt in Q2 organic net growth as revenues advanced 221 percent to $672.9M.

Commentary

Joe Biden Needs You, Jon Stewart

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Jon StewartJon Stewart, who shamed the Republicans into supporting the PACT Act, would make a great White House communications director... A "culture of indifference" in Germany empowered Adolf Hitler's rise to power, says senior curator of US Holocaust Memorial Museum, who wants Americans to speak up to defend our democracy... Mark Zuckerberg gets exposed as Nick Clegg heads for London.

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Citi Ups Lowney in PA Shop Reorg

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer LowneyCiti promotes Jennifer Lowney to global head of communications, part of an overall reorganization of the company’s global public affairs division.

Weber Alum Penati to Create Buzz for BEE

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Luca PenatiLuca Penati, one-time head of Weber Shandwick’s western region and leader of Ogilvy’s technology group, has joined BEE (BEE Content Design, Inc).

Media Maneuvers: NYT Reports 15% Jump in Print Ad Revenues

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NT TimesThe New York Times reports print ad revenues rose 15.1 percent to $48.1M while digital ads slipped... Gannett vows cost-cutting drive in wake of big loss... Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times editor and columnist who resigned last year to run for governor of Oregon, is returning to the paper.

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On the Move: Mark Allen & Co. Names Herskowitz Entertainment Chief

Thu., Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Hillary HerskowitzMark Allen & Co. names Hillary Herskowitz head of media and entertainment... Clarity appoints Margaret Carpo VP... Syntax, a multi-cloud and mission-critical applications managed cloud provider, taps former IBM marketing exec Catherine Solazzo for CMO spot.

Barrie (Ont) Seeks Sports Tourism Strategy

Wed., Aug. 3, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Barrie tourismBarrie, a city 55 miles north of Toronto located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, is looking for a firm to map out a sports tourism strategy.