PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Fri., May 29, 2020 @ 5:02 pm

NYAIL Needs Marketing Partner

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

NYAILThe New York Association on Independent Living is seeking proposals from agencies that can develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and media outreach campaign.

NY Assn. of Independent Living Floats PR RFP

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

The New York Association on Independent Living, not for-profit that promotes the independent living and rights of New Yorkers with disabilities, is looking for a firm to handle its 2020 media campaign.


O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR’S Top Pros Talk COVID-19

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series
 
Putting together a playbook for agency life in the post-COVID world is the topic of the two latest video interviews produced by D S Simon Media in partnership with O’Dwyer’s. This week features MWWPR founder and CEO Michael Kempner and Ketchum partner and managing director Tamara Norman.


Commentary

More and More Desperate

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

President Trump appears to be losing it as more and more Americans come to realize that his presidency is a failure.

Portland State Seeks to Enroll PR Firm

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Portland State UniversityPortland State University is looking for a firm to promote awareness of its Center for Executive and Professional Education program.

JDE Peet's Counts on 193 Group

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PeetsThe One Nine Three Group handled the IPO of JDE Peet's, the world's No. 1 pure-play coffee company based on revenues, which raised $2.5B in one of the biggest stock offerings of 2020.

Amazon VNR Fiasco: Aiding Reporting or Crossing the Transparency Line?

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Beth Andrix Monaghan

Beth MonaghanCritics have blasted local TV stations for running Amazon video PR packages as "news." If PR people must do VNRs, we should clearly credit images, quotes and video. We must offer stations relevant, authentic, compelling stories that resonate for the right reasons.

News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan Drops Thrive Philanthropy

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ConnectWunderlich Kaplan drops Thrive Philanthropy as a client after it was revealed that a purportedly celebrity-studded conference that Thrive was organizing had never confirmed any of the celebrities it was using to promote the event... Weber Shandwick offers to raise "media IQ" of college students and recent grads... Steller.co CEO Pete Bryant and Wagstaff Media and Marketing president Mary Wagstaff partner to support South Australian Tourism Commission,

Accounts in Transit: PAN Communications Lands OneStream

Fri., May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

OneStreamPAN Communications adds software company OneStream for media relations, brand narrative duties... MSP-C picks up digital marketing work for Cub, which operates 79 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois... Brandstyle Communications scoops up Garrett Wade, Brooklyn online hand tools retailer, and One Manhattan Dental.

MI Transit Authority Seeks PR Partner

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

CATAThe Capital Area Transportation Authority, the public transit service operating within the metro Lansing, Michigan area, is seeking a PR partner for a five-year period.

Environmentalists Score Lobbying Victory at Chevron

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ChevronEnvironmentalists scored a major victory at Chevron's annual meeting as shareholders supported a resolution to determine if the oil company's lobbying aligns with the Paris Climate Agreement's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.

My Time with Larry

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherLarry Kramer, the playwright and AIDS activist, died yesterday at age 84. He left his mark in two different worlds—the arts and healthcare. He changed me, too.

PR Consulting Closes Los Angeles Outpost

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PR ConsultingPR Consulting, a New York fashion shop with such clients as Narciso Rodriguez, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons, has closed its Los Angeles office.

NJ Police, Firemen Retirement System Seeks PR Services

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

PFRSNJ The public retirement system that provides retirement benefits and administration for New Jersey’s active and retired police and firemen, has issued a Request for Qualifications for marketing and communications services.

News of Firms: History Factory Launches COVID-19 Memory Project

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

History FActoryHistory Factory launches the COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project... Boden joins the Association of National Advertisers’ Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing... KCD PR lands Silver Stevie Award in the Communications PR Campaign of the Year category. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers: ViacomCBS Wields Ax

Thu., May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ViacomViacomCBS slated to cut from 300 to 400 staffers due to COVID-19, merger fallouts... Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp CEO, succeeding Carolyn Reidy, who died earlier this month... Local TV stations air "news segment" produced by Amazon's PR team, which showcases its efforts to keeps workers safe and healthy.

SF Seeks PR for Community Grants

Wed., May 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Community Challenge GrantsSan Francisco is seeking a firm to handle community outreach/engagment and social media marketing for its community challenge grant program.

Edelman Works Tuesday Morning Bankruptcy

Wed., May 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tuesday MorningEdelman is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Tuesday Morning, Dallas-based off-price retailer, that is restructuring due to the "insurmountable financial hurdle" triggered by the forced prolonged closure of its stores due to COVID-19.

Commentary

Trump & Churchill: Two Peas in a Pod?

Wed., May 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpChurchillIs Simon & Schuster really publishing a book called "Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization"?... PR will play a major role in building public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, which could be years away. (2 reader comments)