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Last Updated: Tue., May 11, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

Buzbee Succeeds Baron at WaPo

Tue., May 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Sally BuzbeeSally Buzbee, who has been executive editor and senior vice president at AP since 2017, is taking the reins as executive editor at the Washington Post, effective June 1.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Doug Simon

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media
After gathering the opinions of a who’s who of PR insiders on the “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interviews, Doug Simon turns the tables this time around and shares his own take on the growing demand for satellite media tours.
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On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Taps Raspiengeas for Corporate Duties in France

Tue., May 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Aurelien RaspiengeasHill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Aurelien Raspiengeas as head of corporate in France. He's worked at Aequitas Global, APCO Worldwide and Havas... Finn Partners expands duties of Jerusalem managing partner Goel Jasper to include digital health innovation group head... The Public Affairs Council promotes João Sousa to managing director of its European office in Brussels.

Webster Exits Team Biden for Estēe Lauder†

Tue., May 11, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Meredith WebsterMeridith Webster, special assistant to president Biden and chief of staff at the Domestic Policy Council, will join Estēe Lauder Cos. in the newly created executive VP, global communications and PA post on May 17.

Muskís SNL Dogecoin Skit Is Messy Damage Control

Tue., May 11, 2021

By Curtis Sparrer

Curtis SparrerElon Musk, who jettisoned his company's PR department last year, tried to do a little damage control of his own on the May 8 "Saturday Night Live," but the results leave something to be desired.

Los Alamos, NM Needs Tourism Marketing Services

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Los Alamos CountyNew Mexico’s Los Alamos County, birthplace of the atomic bomb, is seeking proposals from public relations agencies that can provide tourism marketing services.

BCW Recruits Droga5 Tech Alum Kief

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Chris KiefBCW has hired Chris Kief, who was head of technology for advertising powerhouse Droga5, as chief technology officer.

Kekst CNC Works Extraction Oilís Merger

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ExtractionKekst CNC handles Extraction Oil & Gas as it combines with Bonanza Creek Energy in what the Colorado companies bill as a “merger of equals.”

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Launches RF Truth Vector

Mon., May 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tejas TotadeRuder Finn launches RF Truth Vector, a digital offering that focuses on early detection of the spread of misinformation and harmful content to protect and maintain clients’ brand health... Clarity acquires 3WhiteHats, an SEO, paid and analytics agency with clients including Aon, Invesco and Abellio... 360PR+ is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise.

Metro Toronto's Durham Wants EcoDev PR

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Durham Region of Greater TorontoDurham, a regional municipality of 700K people that is part of Greater Toronto, wants a firm to handle economic development and tourism.

India Inks Ferox for US Outreach

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FeroxIndia, which has been ravaged by COVID-19, has signed Ferox Strategies for outreach on Capitol Hill.

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News of Firms: IPG Mediabrands Commits to Black-Owned Media

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MediabrandsIPG Mediabrands says it will work to invest a minimum of five percent in Black-owned media channels in aggregate across all clients by 2023... The Abbi Agency, which has offices in Reno, Las Vegas, New York and the UK, joins IPREX... The Center for Public Interest Communications awards research prize.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Kristen Vigrass

Fri., May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Kristen Vigrass, President, The Brandman Agency
Brandman Agency president Kristen Vigrass talks with Doug Simon about how her agency has handled the challenges COVID posed for the travel sector on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.