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Last Updated: Tue., Jan. 25, 2022 @ 5:48 pm

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China's Government Loves Edelman Trust Barometer

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ChinaChina's government loves the Edelman Trust Barometer and uses its results that show the Chinese trust their government way more than we do ours as propaganda tool... Neil Young uses celebrity to highlight medical community's concern about Joe Rogan spreading misinformatin about COVID-19 vaccines... White House correspondent Peter Doocy stiffs White House advisor and Fox spouting head Sean Hannity.

FTI Consulting Snags Abernathy MacGregor's Tucker

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Patrick TuckerFTI Consulting has named Patrick Tucker senior managing director and Americas head of mergers/acquisitions & activism for the strategic communications practice.

Open Pitch Rates Slipped in `21

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PropelJournalists opened email pitches far less often in 2021 than they did in 2020, according to a new report issued by PR software company Propel.

Accounts in Transit: FWV Fetching Scoops Up DocuPet

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Steve Barnes

DocuPetFWV Fetching, the division of French/​West/​Vaughan dedicated to pet and animal health PR/​marketing, scoops up DocuPet... Zapwater Communications lands Hotel La Compañía for the launch of the Panamanian hotel in the North American market.... Blue C adds new-to-market rolled chip product Chipoys.

On the Move: FleishmanHillard Hires Plonner for Financial/Professional Services Post

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Kirsten PlonnerFleishmanHillard hires Kirsten Plonner as global managing director of financial and professional services, a newly created role... Bluemercury, a luxury beauty product and retail spa chain, brings on Hilton's Betsen Philip as vice president of marketing... MP&F Strategic Communications promotes Knight Stivender to partner... Good Relations names Emma Silverman SVP and Toby Leston associate director in the London-based firm’s New York office.

How Clothes Can Make the Communicator

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022

By Mikara Reid

Mikara ReidAre you leading with the full potential of your image? What you put on can give others a powerful first message before you say a word.

Gagnier Pedals Blackwells Ride at Peloton

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

PelotonGagnier Communications works for Blackwells Capital as it calls on Peloton’s board to fire CEO John Foley and put the exercise machine company on the auction block.

Creating a Resilient Culture

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Katherine Bosley, Angela Hoague, Kylie Munnelly

Katherine Bosley, Angela Hoague and Kylie MunnellyWhy resilience remains the quality that enables an organization’s leaders to most effectively respond in challenging times.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cath Anderson

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cath Anderson, CityBlock Health head of communications
CityBlock head of communications Cath Anderson talks with Doug Simon about how communications pros can lay the groundwork for career success, and why it's important to lead with vulnerability, on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

On the Move: Horizon Media Names Smith-Wilson Chief Marketing & Equity Officer

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Latraviette Smith-WilsonHorizon Media names Latraviette Smith-Wilson chief marketing and equity officer, a newly created role... Forefront Communications hires Jed Hamilton as SVP and head of client service. He was at ICR Inc... The Recording Academy recruits John Loken of Endeavor/IMG Events as EVP of marketing.