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Last Updated: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

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.

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Charlie Dougiello

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Charlie Dougiello, CEO & Founding Partner, The Door | Idea House
The Door | idea house CEO and founding partner Charlie Dougiello offers some tips about how to turn creative ideas into effective PR strategies in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

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.

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.

Egypt Signs Browstein Hyatt

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SissiBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has inked a $65K per-month contract to provide government relations and strategic counsel to Egypt, which is headed by president Trump’s “favorite dictator,” Abdel Fatah al Sissi. (1 reader comment)

Neptune Township, NJ Needs PR Consultant

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Neptune TownshipNew Jersey’s Neptune Township is seeking input from agencies that can provide public relations consulting services for the Monmouth County township.

PhRMA Recruits MGM’s DeShong for Top PA Job

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongThe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has hired Debra DeShong, who has strong ties to the Democratic party, as executive VP of public affairs.

Virginia State Police Patrol for DE&I Partner

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia State PoliceThe Virginia State Police, the biggest law enforcement agency in the commonwealth, is looking to hire a firm to devise a diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

Black Americans Help Drive Travel Market

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MMGYWhether it’s for leisure or professional travel, Black Americans are an increasingly pivotal factor in the overall travel market, a new study from MMGY Global says.

News of Firms: Seven Letter Launches Public Opinion Offering

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Seven LetterSeven Letter launches Seven Letter Insight, a public opinion and messaging research offering headed by Matt George, an alum of Luntz Global Partners... French|West|Vaughan chief Rick French is among producers of Clear Lake, a Buddy Holly-inspired biopic... InspIR Group forms partnership with Third Economy.

U. of West Georgia Wants to Enroll PR Firm

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

University of West GeorgiaThe University of West Georgia wants to enroll a firm to handle PR, marketing and advertising to highlight the “tremendous momentum” at the Carrollton facility, which is 45 miles west of Atlanta.