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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 8, 2023 @ 1:11 pm

Philly Gas Works Looks for PR Partner

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PGWPhiladelphia Gas Works, the nation’s largest municipally owned utility, wants a firm to support its strategic communications efforts.

MWW Group Settles PPP Case

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

MWWMWW Group has settled a federal suit alleging that it violated the False Claims Act by taking a second loan of $2M from the Paycheck Protection Program to which it was not entitled because it was registered under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

On the Move: Ultra-Intelligence & Communications Hires Rudolph

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Amanda RudolphUltra-Intelligence & Communications, which serves the defense and space sectors, names Amanda Rudolph as VP of marketing and communications... Sportradar brings on Jim Bombassei as president, investor relations and corporate finance... Merrell, a hiking and outdoor footwear brand, appoints Pallav Tamaskar as CMO.

Readers Donít Trust AI-Generated News

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

AIU.S. news consumers see news content created with AI as untrustworthy and want news media organizations to label any AI-generated content they publish, according to a recent study.

O'Dwyer's to Debut Ranking of Top PA Firms

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings SealThe deadline for O'Dwyer's 2024 rankings of PR firms, a benchmark study of the growth of the industry annually since 1970, is Mon., Mar. 11, 2024. New to the rankings is the breakout of “public affairs” into its own specialty apart from “environmental / sustainability” PR, bringing total number of PR specialties ranked to 21.

Northwestern Poly Wants to Enroll PR Firm

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PolytechnicAlberta’s Northwestern Polytechnic wants proposals for strategy and communications services to help it meet its goal of becoming most entrepreneurial polytechnic college in Canada by 2034.

Enjoy the Holiday Season

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Robert Dilenschneider

Bob DilenschneiderAt a moment in history when there are so many conflicts among peoples here and abroad, let us put our differences aside and celebrate this wonderful season in a spirit of togetherness.

Verizon Recruits Peloton, Twitter Alum

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Leslie BerlandVerizon snags Peloton Interactive chief marketing officer Leslie Berland as its new CMO, effective Jan. 9. Berland succeeds Diego Scotti, who left Verizon earlier this year.

On the Move: Stagwell Names Townsend its First EMEA CEO

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Steve Barnes

James TownsendStagwell appoints James Townsend, currently the global CEO of Assembly and Stagwell's Brand Performance Network, as its first EMEA CEO, effective Jan. 1... Array Technologies names Jessica Lawrence-Vaca SVP, policy and external affairs... Crosby Marketing Communications hires Alison Hammer as SVP.

Ontario's Electricity Provider Needs PR Boost

Wed., Dec. 6, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Independent Electricity System OperatorThe Independent Electricity System Operator, which provides electrical power to Ontario’s 14.8M people, seeks a partner to handle its corporate communications.

Edelman Handles COP28 Media for Masdar

Wed., Dec. 6, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

MasdarEdelman has picked up an additional $500K worth of work to provide COP28 press office support for Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar.

Customer Engagement Rises in 2023

Wed., Dec. 6, 2023

By Steve Barnes

LewisAn increased emphasis on marketing and developing digital channels led to higher levels of customer engagement over the past year, according to the newly released Global Marketing Engagement Index 2023 from Team LEWIS.

News of Firms: BerlinRosen Takes Stake in Message Lab

Wed., Dec. 6, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Message LabBerlinRosen, backed by O2 Investment Partners, makes an investment in content, data and analytics company Message Lab... Kite Hill PR, a woman-owned PR and B2B communications agency, opens applications for its 2024 Tech For Good program... Matter Communications is presenting a free webinar on Thursday, Dec. 7 focusing on how brands can work more effectively with influencers... Sensis, a minority-owned marketing agency, unveils SensisConnect, a transportation marketing group.