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Last Updated: Tue., Aug. 9, 2022 @ 6:18 pm

Denver Int'l Airport Looks to Support its Vendors

Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

DenverDenver International Airport is looking for a partner(s) to develop, implement and manage the multiple marketing initiatives for its shops and concessionaires.

Commentary

Trump Returns to Full Victim Mode

Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump reverts to full victim mode following the FBI's raid on his Florida compound. Sees shades of Watergate, which is dumb... Alexander Hamilton would be proud as the New York Post finally makes money... Conning the MAGA crowd. FTC charges pro-Trump apparel company for concealing fact that its products were made in China... Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" would flop today as ordinary Joes and Janes get no respect.

O'Dwyer's Aug. '22 Finc'l. PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine:

With Growth Comes New Challenges

By Bill Haynes, George Spencer

Bill and GeorgeCommunicating authentically and effectively in response to a growing demand for impact investing.

Also from the Aug. issue:

Evolution of Shareholder Activism -- John Christiansen, Jared Levy & Bryan Locke, FGS Global

O'Dwyer's Aug. '22 Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR Magazine

U.S. PR Sector Grew 18% in 2021

Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Graph showing growthThe North American PR industry grew 17.7 percent in 2021, according to an annual industry survey by Gould+Partners, potentially setting the stage for a year of growth and profitability in 2022.

On the Move: Steinreich Communications Group Hires Monica Edwards

Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Monica EdwardsSteinreich Communications Group hires Monica Edwards as SVP and head of its Lifestyle Brands practice... NAVEX, developer of integrated risk and compliance management software, names Julia Mair CMO... Ironclad, a digital contracting platform, hires Leslie Henthorn as marketing chief.

Alexandria Wants Community Engagement Partner

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

City of Alexandria, VAAlexandria, a city of 165K bordering DC, is looking for a partner to handle PR and a community engagement effort connected to plans to develop a 1,200 acre tract in the city.

Lisbon Tourism Hires Finn Partners

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

LisbonFinn Partners' New York office has signed on to provide PR and marketing services in the UK for the Lisbon Tourism Association.

On the Move: MP&F Strategic Taps AllianceBernstein Vet

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kate Sharrard ChinnMP&F Strategic Communications brings on AllianceBernstein's Kate Sherrard Chinn as a partner... Allen & Gerritsen hires Nina Rossello as SVP of strategy and Janet Freed as SVP of talent... thredUP, an online resale platform, names Noelle Sadler CMO... Schellman, which provides cybersecurity services, names PwC's Craig Kallin its lead marketer.

Cox Enterprises Shells Out $525M for Axios Media

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CoxCox Enterprises, owner of The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Dayton Daily News, has agreed to buy Axios Media, political news and analysis site, for $525M.

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Accounts in Transit: Mardiks Books NIB Group

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

World NomadsMardiks Public Relations books nib Group (nib Travel), Australia’s third largest travel insurer... The Pollack Group positions executives at RPM as thought leaders on current economic issues... 62 ABOVE, a San Diego-based agency, signs OOLY, an arts, crafts and school supply brand.

The Texas Brand Remains Strong

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

By Thomas Graham

Thomas GrahamDespite the negative image of Texas that is prevalent in much of the media, the state's brand remains strong, durable and resonant.

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WPP Posts 8.7% 1H Growth

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chalked up 8.7 percent growth in first-half like-for-like revenues to $8.2B, driven by part by a resurgence in demand for strategic communications advice from its PR firms, according to CEO Mark Read.

Marines Recruit Langwell as PR Chief

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

April LangwellApril Langwell has joined the Marine Corps as the first civilian director of its communications directorate at the Pentagon.