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Last Updated: Wed., Nov. 25, 2020 @ 5:58 pm

Conservative Media Landscape Reveals Post-Election Schism

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

cableTrump supporters are ditching Fox News, creating an opportunity for once-obscure right-wing cable outlets to capitalize on a growing demand among viewers who appear to care less about being informed than having their fringe political views confirmed. (1 reader comment)

Allegheny Co. Issues $550K Drug Abuse RFP

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaPennsylvania's Allegheny County wants to hire a firm to fight drug abuse and reduce the stigma associated with entering treatment programs

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Lou Hammond

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Lou Hammond, Chairman & Founder, Lou Hammond Group
Lou Hammond, founder and chairman of Lou Hammond Group, talks with Doug Simon about how travel-focused agencies can navigate the changes—and opportunities—brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest "PR’s Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Commentary

What If They Developed a Vaccine and Nobody Took it

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

CovidPublic relations will be the second most effective weapon against the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Biden needs to enlist top communicators for the fight. (1 reader comment)

Pebble Mines BGR’s Expertise

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PebbleThe Pebble Limited Partnership has enlisted BGR Government Affairs to gain support for its controversial open-pit mine project located at the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay. (1 reader comment)

Edelman, Prosek Work Wealth Manager Deal

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel PintoEdelman Smithfield and Prosek Partners are working the Stanhope Capital and FWM Holdings merger to create one of the world’s biggest independent wealth management firms, with assets of more than $24B.

Keeping the Spirit of Thanksgiving Alive

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderDespite this year's unusual circumstances, the spirit of Thanksgiving must and will live on—thanks to the many people who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others in 2020.

On the Move: Norfolk Southern Names Hatfield VP-CorpCom

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John HatfieldNorfolk Southern recruits John Hatfield for the VP-corporate communications job. He was at energy provider, Arizona Public Service... Loop Media hires Greg Drebin as chief content and marketing officer... Everbridge names Stacey Wu chief marketing officer and Jessica Deckinger chief communications officer.

Edelman Joins Saudi Arabia’s Team Neom

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NEOMEdelman inks $75K monthly pact to represent Neom, the $500B planned city that is the linchpin of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to diversity the Kingdom's economy. Neom hosted a Nov. 22 secret meeting between Salman and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli press.

Sunline Transit Agency Seeks PR Boost

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SunLine Transit AgencySunline Transit Agency, which serves California's Riverside County and its desert resort towns, looks for PR and marketing help.

Commentary

Activist Group Puts PR 'Greenwashers' on Notice

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Bill McKibbenA new group has put PR firms that represent fossil fuel clients on notice for any campaigns designed to delay action on climate change... General Motors GM Mary Barra, Donald Trump's PR punching bag, hits back. (2 reader comments)

eBay's CMO Deering Drives to Ford

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Suzy DeeringSuzy Deering, chief marketing officer at eBay, is joining Ford Motor Co. on Jan. 4 as its global marketing chief.

Univision's Amirshahi Shops at Macy’s

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

AmirshahiMalek Robert (Bobby) Amirshahi is joining Macy’s on Dec. 7 as senior VP-corporate communications. He is senior VP-corporate communications at Univision.

News of Accounts: Evins Communications Wins Double Cross Vodka

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Double CrossEVINS Communications wins Double Cross Vodka, a brand of distilled spirit produced in the Slovak Republic... Cindy Riccio Communications picks up www.myKEYPER.com and IndieGetup.com... J Public Relations adds The Ocean Club, The Cloudveil and The Newbury Hotel to its roster... King + Company lands Shawn Rochester, author of The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America.

Events: Finn Partners Health Chief Gil Bashe Moderates Ethics Webinar

Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gil BasheFinn Partners global health chief Gil Bashe is moderating a Dec. 8 webinar focused on ethics, the biopharma industry and whether the sector can regain the high reputation it once had. “Ethics in the Business of Healthcare” is being presented by the Galien Foundation and Jerusalem Ethics Forum... MMGY Travel Intelligence and Enlightn Strategies will partner on a Dec. 2 webinar that will examine the role cannabis tourism can play in the travel industry’s recovery... The Institute for Public Relations slates virtual event 2020 Virtual Research Symposium on Dec. 2.