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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 28, 2022 @ 3:14 pm

On the Move: Walt Disney Co. Hires J.P. Morgan's Quadrani for IR Post

Fri., Jan. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Alexia QuadraniThe Walt Disney Company hires Alexia Quadrani as SVP, investor relations. Quadrani comes to Disney from J.P. Morgan... Advantage Capital recruits Jeff Grass for VP of communications and stakeholder engagement job... The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection names Jacqueline Barney as vice president of marketing.

Flinn Flies from WWE to Isos Capital

Fri., Jan. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Brian FlinnBrian Flinn, who was senior VP marketing & Communications at publicly traded World Wrestling Entertainment, has joined Isos Capital Management as managing director.

Accounts in Transit: 9th Wonder Agency Lands Vaccine Work from Houston Health Dept.

Fri., Jan. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Houston9th Wonder Agency picks up Houston Health Department for a creative campaign to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations among hesitant populations... Powerhouse Communications gobbles up US PR duties for French-Asian bakery café chain TOUS les JOURS... Media Cause of San Francisco partners with It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit that works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.

Indiana Transit Authority Needs Ridesharing PR

Fri., Jan. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

IndianaThe Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority wants a PR firm to promote its Commuter Connect rideshare program aimed to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles in the 10-county region.

Change for the Better

Fri., Jan. 28, 2022

By Andrew Frank

Andrew FrankHow the COVID-19 crisis forced one agency to adapt and become more creative at what it does.

Ex-Mercury PA Staffers Open Actum LLC

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ActumFormer Mercury Public Affairs staffers have launched Actum LLC, a bipartisan shop that opens with about 70 staffers in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and London.

Commentary

Putin Loves GOP's 'Sedition Caucus'

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Nicole MalliotakisDid the Republican "Sedition Caucus," which voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election, embolden Russian strongman Vladimir Putin?... Lighten up, Democrats. They need to drop 'doom and gloom' image of US.

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When a Product Recall Becomes a Crisis

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Bob Josephson, Alexa Miller

Alexa Miller and Bob JosephsonHow leveraging the right communications strategy while managing a product recall can mitigate reputational damage and protect business operations.

On the Move: Prosek Names Jim David DC Chief

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jim DavidProsek Partners hires Jim David to head up its Washington office, which will be opening later this year... Stanton Communications president Lori Russo and VP Emily Wenstrom get equity stakes in the DC firm... Assemble promotes Kate Conway to partner and chief creative officer.

Apple's Hogan Returns to NFL

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Cynthia HoganCynthia Hogan, who handled public policy and government affairs at Apple, has returned to the National Football League as senior advisor to commissioner Roger Goodell.

News of Firms: Dolphin Entertainment Unveils Metaverse Unit

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

DolphinDolphin Entertainment creates a new marketing, consulting and communications agency focused on blockchain, metaverse and Web3 projects and initiatives... ASTRSK PR has launched the search for its fifth annual pro bono public relations client... TruePoint Communications introduces its Work Readiness Program, a six-week training program designed to serve first-generation college students, predominantly those who are Black, Latino/Hispanic and Asian... Caryl Communications transfers its ownership to long-time team member Sandy Crisafulli.

OAC Wants to Hook Marketing Partner

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Oregon Albacore CommissionThe Oregon Albacore Commission is seeking a partner to develop and execute a marketing plan to promote the sale, use and consumption of its tuna on a regional and national basis.