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Last Updated: Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 @ 5:56 pm

Ontario’s Family Vacationland Dangles $200K Pact

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

VaughanVaughan, which features the largest concentration of family attractions in Ontario, is looking for a partner to handle its $200K travel PR budget on an "as-and-when-required basis" due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

Racepoint Hauls in $2.6M From Huawei USA

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

HuaweiRacepoint Global hauled in $2.6M from Huawei Technologies USA for the 12-month period ended Sept. 30. The Trump administration has sanctioned Huawei's Chinese parent as a security threat.

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Julie Crabill

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Julie Crabill, Chief Marketing Officer, GoNoodle
GoNoodle’s Julie Crabill talks with Doug Simon about the ins and outs of being “a communications-driven chief marketing officer” in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video. The core principles of public relations, she says, are as important to CMOs as they are to chief communications officers.

The Home Office Deduction After COVID-19

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Richard Goldstein

Richard GoldsteinCan PR professionals deduct home office expenses from their taxes now that many agencies are working remotely due to COVID-19?

On the Move: Nissan Ups Witherspoon to US CMO

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Allyson WitherspoonNissan ups Allyson Witherspooon to US CMO. She's a veteran of Havas Worldwide... Riot Games snags Jason Bunge from Electronic Arts for the CMO slot... Health Catalyst appoints Amanda Hundt VP-corporate communications.

Accounts in Transit: The Consultancy PR Picks Up Herman Miller

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Herman MillerThe Consultancy PR, which specializes in the design, architecture and lifestyle industries, picks up Herman Miller Retail... LDPR lands MyLifeWell, a new online wellness platform... Clarity promotes Notion Capital in UK, EU.

Events: Museum of PR to Explore Military PR in WWII

Fri., Oct. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MuseumThe Museum of Public Relations is hosting an Oct. 26 webcast celebrating and discussing the role of public affairs in the U.S. Armed Forces—specifically the Navy—since World War II... Red Fan Communications teams with Perch Perspectives for Oct. 29 session on how political, economic and cultural forces impact PR... Institute of PR to hold Oct 29 webinar to explore social media survey.

Nevada Issues $3.2M RFP for 'ObamaCare' PR

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Nevada's Silver State Health ExchangeNevada’s Silver State Health Exchange has issued an RFP worth $3.2M per-year to handle marketing and outreach efforts. The work could run up to six years.

Current Global Hops on Subway

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SubwayCurrent Global has scooped up AOR duties for the Subway sandwich shop chain, which serves more than six million sandwiches a day to people in more than 100 countries.

Commentary

Fact Are Stubborn Things for EPA

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

epaEPA claims dramatic drop in prosecutions under Clean Air and Clean Water Act is not a reflection of lax enforcement under Trump administration... National Catholic Reporter opposes Amy Coney Barrett's elevation to High Court and is uneasy with packing it with Catholics... Ballard Partners, which is headed by top Trump fundraiser, says DC success is due to talented staff, not influence with president. (1 reader comment)

Election News Edging out COVID Coverage

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ButtonAmericans are currently paying about as much attention to election-related political news as they are to developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pew Research Center analysis. (2 reader comments)

On the Move: Calvin Klein Names Starbucks' Peters CMO

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Linh PetersCalvin Klein names Starbucks' Linh Peters global chief marketing officer... Wachsman, a communications and strategy consultancy, promotes Danny Phan chief strategy officer... Healthcare tech shop nference taps Anita Kawatra for chief corporate affairs officer post, a newly created position.

IPG Q3 Revenues Fall 12.8%

Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Philippe KrakowskyInterpublic Group CEO Michael Roth reported a 12.8 percent decline in Q3 revenues to $2.1B and an 11.3 percent drop in operating income to $248.6M. COO/executive VP Philippe Krakowsky will succeed Roth on Jan. 1. (1 reader comment)

Amsterdam (NY) Floats $200K EconDev RFP

Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

City of Amsterdam, New YorkAmsterdam, which is located in New York’s Montgomery County on the banks of the Mohawk River, is floating a $200K contract for economic development.

Commentary

Purdue Pharma Turns Page on Opioid Marketing Scandal

Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PurduePurdue Phama and the Justice Dept. have ironed out a settlement to resolve multi-year civil and criminal investigations into the company's past opioid marketing practices... GOP pollster Frank Luntz has advice for president Trump: Ditch Hunter Biden. (1 reader comment)