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Last Updated: Thu., Jan. 20, 2022 @ 5:05 pm

SF Int'l Airport Flies Out PR RFP

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

San Francisco Int'l AirportSan Francisco International Airport wants proposals to guide the implementation of its marketing communications plan.

News of Firms: Caplan Communications Probes PR's Role in Climate Change

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

CaplanCaplan Communications, which celebrates its 18th anniversary on Feb. 4, recently published “The Role of Public Relations Firms in Climate Change Politics,” an investigation into the PR industry's influence in climate politics... Barabino & Partners, an Italian firm with units in London, Berlin and New York, acquires B2P Communications Consulting, a Franco-German outfit... Allison+Partners forms an affiliate partnership with São Paulo-based agency Talquimy.

Deep Space Coalition Blasts Off

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Deep SpaceThe Coalition for Deep Space Exploration has registered to lobby Washington in support of its mission for a long-term, sustainable direction for the nation’s space investments.

Crisis Pro Rubenstein Denies Smear Job on Black

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaLeon Black sues over claims that Steven Rubenstein was part of a campaign to plant stories about Black's ties with Jeffrey Epstein in a case that could cast a chill over the PR industry.

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PR's Top Pros Talk: Lindsay Singleton

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Lindsay Singleton, Mng. Dir. & Head of Social Impact Comms. Practice, ROKK Solutions
ROKK Solutions managing director Lindsay Singleton, who also heads the firm's social impact practice, talks with Doug Simon about how communicators can connect with audiences on both sides of the political aisle in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

On the Move: Lawrence Dances to Samba TV

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Dallas LawrenceSamba TV hires Roku, Burson-Marsteller veteran Dallas Lawrence as SVP and head of communications and brand... Red Lobster hauls in Patty Trevino as CMO... KERV Interactive, a digital advertising platform, hires Michael Fleischman as CFO.

Embattled Manhattan DA Turns to Heller

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Alvin BraggManhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, who has come under fire for his memo to prosecutors telling them to seek prison time only for those charged with serious crimes, has reached out to crisis pro Risa Heller.

A 2022 Wish: Plan To Manage Your Crisis Risks

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Alex Stanton

Alex StantonWhy planning ahead and putting in the time and effort toward creating thoughtful, workable crisis communications plans is one of the best investments companies and organizations can make in 2022.

Bonobos CEO Exits for TIAA Comms Post.

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Micky OnvuralMicky Onvural, who was CEO of the online menswear company Bonobos, will join TIAA on Jan. 24 as chief marketing and communications officer.

Media Maneuvers: Sex Harassment Suit Rocks NY Post

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Col AllanThe New York Post, as well as owner News Corp., ex-editor Col Allan and current editor Keith Poole, are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from Michelle Gotthelf, a 20-year employee of the paper who most recently served as its digital editor... Disney names Joe Earley president of Hulu... NBCU Academy, multi-platform journalism training program, adds 13 higher education institutions to the program.

Accounts in Transit: 5W Public Relations Picks Up Fellow Barber

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Fellow Barber5W Public Relations lands Fellow Barber, a chain of barber shops that also sells a line of grooming products... Imagine PR is hired to handle media relations and organize press trips for Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Trans Bhutan Trail and The Principal Madrid... Marketing Maven re-ups Visit Conejo Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA.