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Last Updated: Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 @ 4:35 pm

Brunswick Goes PR Shopping for Macy’s Vet

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Cheryl HeinonenBrunswick Group has hired Cheryl Heinonen, who was Macy's senior VP of corporate communications from 2017 to January 2021, as a partner in its San Francisco outpost.

Commentary

Look Before You Leap into ESG

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BrunswickSmart companies should think twice or maybe three times before speaking out on social issues... Brown University researchers discover that Big Oil relies on Big PR. We are shocked.

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BerlinRosen Named Top Large PR Agency of 2021 by PRNews

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BerlinRosen - Winner of the Large PR Agency of the Year award by PRNews Platinum PR Awards
BerlinRosen, a full-service communications agency, has been announced the winner of the Large PR Agency of the Year award by PRNews Platinum PR Awards. With a team of 250+ strategists, the firm has significantly grown over the past years and now represents over 500 clients including Samsung, Color Of Change, Brookfield, SEIU, GLAAD, Mozilla, Singapore Airlines, UNICEF USA, Audible, Cornell Tech, Northwell Health and the Me Too Movement.

PR Firm Needed to Market Alabama Seafood

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Alabama Seafood Marketing CommissionThe Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission is seeking a firm with food marketing experience that can provide marketing and public relations services.

Lansons Intermarket Rebrands as Lansons

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tony LanghamLansons Intermarket today rebranded as Lansons to reflect completion of the British firm’s 2019 acquisition of the New York-based Intermarket financial PR shop.

Kantar's Bloomfield Exits for Landor & Fitch

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jane BloomfieldJane Bloomfield leaves the chief growth officer slot at data analytics and brand consulting company Kantar to become chief marketing officer at WPP brand transformation unit Landor & Fitch.

Appleton Airport Flies Out MarCom RFP

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AppletonAppleton Airport wants to hire a firm(s) to handle PR, advertising and digital services to help make its brand “top of mind” to people living in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jim O'Leary

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jim O'Leary, COO, Edelman U.S.
Edelman US COO and corporate affairs practice chair Jim O'Leary talks with Doug Simon about how comms pros can handle the increasing role of corporate communications in the C-suite in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

News of Firms: J/PR Launches 20Two Studio

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

StudioJ/PR launches 20Two Studio, a creative storytelling affiliate focused on public relations and social media strategy... Prosek Partners partner Russell Sherman launches the “Press Profiles” podcast, which features business journos sharing their backstories, memorable moments and perspectives... Rosica Communications has been recognized for its work on behalf of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division... Moxie Marketing Group, which repped members of the DRGinvest portfolio, takes on external clients.

Accounts in Transit: Champion Dines at Newk's

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

NewksChampion gobbles up Newk’s Eatery, a Jackson, MS-based fast-casual chain that operates in 16 states... Wilful of London signs Earthly, which helps companies cut carbon... Abel Communications to lead a video content campaign for OneDigital, a health, wealth management and HR advisory firm.

On the Move: USN&WR Hires O'Donnell as VP-Comms.

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kate O'DonnellU.S. News & World Report appoints Kate O’Donnell as VP of communications, a newly created role... Bospar hires Shaun Leavy as VP. He was at Braya Agency... PPLSI, parent company of the LegalShield and IDShield apps, names Cara Whitley chief marketing officer.

Cal County Seeks PR for Regional Transit System

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TulareThe Tulare County Association of Governments has floated a branding and communications RFP for its new consolidated regional transit operator to serve the California county of about 500K people.

WPP Keeps Head in Cloud

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Cloud Commerce GroupWPP has acquired Cloud Commerce Group, a UK-based outfit that helps brands market, sell and deliver their products across e-commerce platforms.

Commentary

Moderna's Chatty Chief Should Zip It

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Stephane BancelModerna's crackerjack PR team should update the WWII "Loose Lips Sink Ships" slogan to "Loose Lips Sink Markets" for its chatty CEO Stéphane Bancel... BioNTech CEO's "Don't Panic" PR messaging is perfect response to Omicron... Media circus ringleader Steve Bannon masters the art of PR...Big Business yanks political spending in wake of Jan. 6 riot.

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News of Firms: ICR Completes Investment from CDPQ

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ICRICR completes an investment from institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to help bankroll future growth... MARCO, a Madrid-based agency with offices in cities including Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris and Mexico City, acquires a majority stake in Africa Communications Media Group in Johannesburg... North 6th Agency’s #Pitching4Purpose initiative reaches the $50,000 mark in contributions made to non-profit organizations.