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Last Updated: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020 @ 5:35 pm

Erie County Seeks COVID-19 PR Partner

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Erie County Dept. of HealthThe Erie County Dept. of Health plans to hire a PR firm to build awareness of how to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to highlight the initiatives that it has taken keep people safe from the virus.

Commentary

PR Man Trump is No Match for COVID-19

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MAGADonald Trump is a failed US president because he thinks the essence of the job is public relations rather than being the CEO of the federal government. (1 reader comment)

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ray Day

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ray Day, Vice Chair, The Stagwell Group
 
The changes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought about are pointing the way toward the future of communications, Stagwell Group vice chair Ray Day tells Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

O'Dwyer's Magazine - July '20

Coronavirus & The Travel Industry

Social Media Audiences Uninformed

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

SocialAmericans who get most of their political news from social media sites are more likely to get the facts wrong about current events and are also more likely to have encountered fake news and conspiracy theories, according to Pew Research Center analysis.

Can UPS Capitalize on Surge to Increase Market Share?

Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianIn the early days of the pandemic, UPS forecast a slowdown in online orders after an initial surge. That slowdown didn’t happen, putting a strain on the company’s infrastructure which has affected it consumer PR position.

James Murdoch Resigns from News Corp Board

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

News CorpJames Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, has quit the board of family-controlled News Corp, owner of Fox News, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Times of London and Australian newspapers.

SKDKnick Takes Out California Pizza Kitchen

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Pizza KitchenSKDKnickerbocker is handling the Chapter 11 filing of California Pizza Kitchen, which is restructuring to reduce its debt and shutter money-losing restaurants.

Hawaii Seeks Firm for COVID-19 Outreach

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

State of HawaiiHawaii is looking for PR help to promote its effort to provide crisis counseling to targeted communities who are at risk of developing emotional problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accounts in Transit: MWWPR Adds R3 Score Technologies

Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

By Steve Barnes

R3MWWPR adds R3 Score Technologies, an AI-powered fintech, software-as-a-service business... 5W Public Relations scoops up emocha to raise awareness of its partnerships with hospitals, cities, and health services... 160over90 wins Main Event Entertainment, a bowling-anchored restaurant and entertainment brand.

FTI Consulting's PR Unit Dips 3.8%

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting posted a 3.8 percent dip in Q2 strategic communications revenues to $56.8M, while operating income slipped 3.7 percent to $8.8M.

Commentary

Trump's 'Delay the Election' Gambit

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John LewisDonald Trump's "delay the election" trial balloon diverts attention from the historic economic contraction triggered by his botched handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the funeral of the anti-Trump, John Lewis. (1 reader comment)

Hood Hops into Hyundai's DC Driver's Seat

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert HoodRobert Hood, assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Dept. of Defense, has moved to Hyundai Motor Co. to lead its federal and state government affairs efforts. (1 reader comment)

Americans’ Purchasing Habits Altered by COVID-19

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

COVIDA majority of Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced their consumer buying decisions, and has also left them wanting the private sector to do more in the way of social responsibility efforts. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: M&T Banks on Lagutaine

Thu., Jul. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Francesco LagutaineM&T Bank Corporation recruits Francesco Lagutaine as senior VP & CMO. He was at Manulife, Citibank, Ogilvy & Mather... Tech Data hires Jill Kermes as VP of corporate communications... Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Ron Ordansa and Elise Kolaja to VP, creative director.

Interpublic Posts $45.6M Q2 Loss

Wed., Jul. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RothInterpublic CEO Michael Roth reported a $45.6M net loss for the second quarter as revenues plunged 19.6 percent due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It had earned $169.5M a year ago. (Updated)

AF Int'l Reps Syrian Democracy Group

Wed., Jul. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ilham AhmadAF International has a six-month agreement to provide government affairs and media relations services to the US mission of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Syrian Defense Forces.