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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 27, 2022 @ 12:04 pm

CO Seeks Anti-Opioid Push Aimed at Youth

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

COAGColorado wants proposals for the creation of a statewide opioid and fentanyl awareness and prevention education campaign.

UAE Picks BCW for COP28 Support

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

COP28BCW is hammering out an agreement to provide strategic communications services to the United Arab Emirates, which will host the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) slated to be held in Dubai from Nov. 6-17.

O'Dwyer's Magazine

O'Dwyer's Oct. Mag to Focus on Healthcare PR

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's Healthcare PR MagazineThe healthcare and medical sectors of the PR industry are not only in a state of constant transformation, they are also experiencing steady growth—with the promise of more to come. The October issue of O’Dwyer’s will take a close look at the issues facing communicators who work with clients in these sectors.

News of Firms: Allied Global Marketing Targets London

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Melanie WillsAllied Global Marketing launches a partnership marketing division in London... The Next Practice introduces Next Content Labs, which will focus on developing strategic, short-form content solutions... Resonates, a UK-based specialist PR and marketing agency, signs on as a partner in IPREX

On the Move: Falls & Co. Names Bernot President & COO

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Tom BernotFalls & Co. names Tom Bernot president and COO... Banner Public Affairs appoints Patrick Mitchell VP-PR. Mitchell joins Banner from the African Wildlife Foundation, where he managed North American communications... ROX United brings on Amber Meredith as president... Culloton + Bauer Luce promotes Natalie Bauer to president

Finn Partners Promotes 'Say Their Names Memorial'

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Say Their NamesFinn Partners has partnered with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art to promote the “Say Their Names Memorial” augmented reality exhibition to honor the victims of racial injustice in the US.

St. Louis Seeks EcoDev Booster

Mon., Sep. 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

St LouisThe St. Louis Economic Partnership is looking to hire a strategic communications firm to promote diversified economic growth to advance the quality of life in the county and city of St. Louis, which has a combined population of just over 1M people.

Weber Shandwick Hires Havas Health’s Massaia

Mon., Sep. 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Louis MassaiaWeber Shandwick has hired Louis Massaia, executive VP/chief creative officer at Havas Health & You, as its first CCO for the North America healthcare group.

Biden Nominates Nyhus for Ambassador Slot

Mon., Sep. 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Roger NyhusPresident Biden has nominated Roger Nyhus, who founded Nyhus Communication in Seattle in 1994, as ambassador to several Caribbean nations.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Mon., Sep. 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Sr. Dir. of Media & PR, Shatterproof
Shatterproof senior director of media and public relations Lauren Lawson-Zilai tells Doug Simon how PR and communications professionals can help break down the stigma of substance use disorder on the lastest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Roker Receives Inaugural Daniel J. Edelman Award

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

RokerRichard Edelman presented the inaugural Daniel J. Edelman Award to NBC-TV weatherman Al Roker to honor his effort to make the world a better place during PRSA/NY's Big Apple Awards gala on Sept. 22.

FGS Global Handles Ceres’ Climate Disclosure Push

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CeresFGS Global is supporting Ceres Inc., the Boston-based sustainability advocacy nonprofit, in issues related to the Securities and Exchange Commission's climate disclosure ruling process.

Commentary

Misleading Press Release Costs Boeing $200M

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Dennis MullenbergSEC alleges former Boeing CEO ordered revision of press release so it contained "materially misleading public statements" in aftermath of 737 MAX crash. Where was PR pushback?... Unions make PR comback as public support boosts labor's approval to a nearly 50-year high... Biden administration joins global group that advocates for free press. Continued membership post-2024 election is iffy.

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Media Maneuvers: LinkedIn Hires First Head of Original Programming

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Courtney CoupeLinkedIn signs up Courtney Coupe, who was most recently SVP of content strategy and operations at CNN Digital, as its first head of original programming... Apple Music has signed on as the sponsor for the Super Bowl halftime show, taking over from Pepsi, which backed the event for the past 10 years... Parade magazine, the Sunday newspaper supplement that was launched in 1941, will cease print publication after its November 6 issue.

Accounts in Transit: 5W Picks Up Cirrus Nexus

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Cirrus5WPR picks up AI-driven cloud management platform Cirrus Nexus... CIIC PR adds Pamela Wasabi, a Miami-based, wholesale vegan bakery specializing in organic vegan and gluten-free cakes, cookies, desserts and treats... Metaverse PR lands entertainment company Woodies.