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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am

Five Takeaways from Psaki's First Day

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By David Ball

David A. BallJen Psaki earned the confidence of journalists and viewers around the globe during her first White House press briefing.

O'Dwyer's/D S Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Heather Kernahan

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Heather Kernahan, CEO of North America, Hotwire Global Communications
Want to succeed in 2021? “Figure out how to stay inspired.” That’s the top piece of advice that Hotwire CEO, North America, Heather Kernahan shares with Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Singapore Seeks PR for Travel Reopening

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Singapore Tourism BoardSingapore is looking for a firm to develop a marketing communications campaign designed to increase the number of visitors from the US and Canada as the nation state gradually reopens its borders to international short-term travelers.

Commentary

Biden Must Rally Nation Vs. Truth-Deniers

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BidenAmerica “must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” said president Joe Biden. He will have to take on truth-deniers such as Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-SI/Bklyn) and the Republican Sedition Caucus... Porter Novelli launches justice, equity, diversity and inclusion unit in aftermath of storming of the Capitol

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OMC Pressed on Possible Links to Hate Speech

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomA shareholder resolution slated for Omnicom’s June annual meeting calls for it to commission a third-party report to determine whether its advertising policies contribute to violations of civil or human rights.

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Managing Crisis Around Bankruptcy Filings

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Phil Denning

Phil DenningA bankruptcy filing is a significant crisis event for any company, requiring a proactive, integrated communications program that speaks to all impacted stakeholders across every phase of the process.

Events: Museum of PR to Focus on Contributions of Black PR Pros

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MuseumThe Museum of Public Relations will host a Feb. 9 virtual event focused on the contributions of Black professionals to the field of PR... Cashman & Assocs. launches Masterclass program in partnership with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists... PRSA-NY will probe how COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movement have impacted the US sports industry at virtual event on Jan. 28.

MoveOn Needs PR Partner

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

MoveOnLiberal advocacy group MoveOn is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide public relations support and media relations services.

Canmore Seeks Sustainable Tourism Guidance

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Town of CanmoreCanmore, a vibrant mountain community of 15K year-round residents situated in Alberta’s Bow Valley, wants to hire a PR firm to shape a sustainable tourism future for the community.

Resolute Recruits Biden/Harris' Alvillar

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Raul AlvillarRaul Alvillar, who was New Mexico state director for the Biden/Harris 2020 campaign, is joining Resolute Public Affairs as an executive VP.

On the Move: Meredith Corp. Names Jensen CCO

Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Erica JensenMeredith Corp. names Erica Jensen senior VP and chief communications officer, effective January 29... Golin promotes Lindsay Peterson to managing director of Golin Canada... Kingsley Napley law firm hires Leor Franks to lead its business development, marketing, communications and knowledge functions... Google tabs Kaylin Trychon to lead security communications efforts.

Office Depot Nixes Staples' $2B Bid

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Office DepotKekst CNC advises Office Depot as it rejects unsolicited $2.1B offer from Staples' owner Sycamore Partners and offers alernative Plan B.

Guyana Issues Tourism Marketing RFP

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

GuyanaGuyana is seeking proposals from agencies that can plan and execute a year-long, multi-faceted digital marketing strategy that promotes the South American country as a tourism destination.

MN Seeks Healthcare PR Partner

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

MNsureMinnesota-based online health insurance marketplace MNsure is seeking proposals from agencies that can design, develop and produce a statewide marketing and PR campaign to reach Minnesotans who need affordable healthcare coverage.

Maryland Prescribes Diabetes Awareness PR

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Maryland Dept. of HealthMaryland’s Dept. of Health is looking for a firm to design a logo and conduct a digital media campaign for its Diabetes Action Plan to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the Old Line State.