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Last Updated: Mon., Oct. 19, 2020 @ 11:18 am

Morocco’s OCP Adds CCO Communications to PR Lineup

Mon., Oct. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tom ForsytheCCO Communications, which is headed by General Mills' former VP-global communications Tom Forsythe, goes to bat for Morocco's OCP Group in trade fight. (1 reader comment)

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Linda Dunbar

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Linda Dunbar, Comms. Executive & Founder of Diversity Decoder
As “a core thing that holds the organization together,” internal communications are more important than ever, Diversity Decoder founder Linda Dunbar tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video.

The Psychology of Buying

Mon., Oct. 19, 2020

By Art Stevens

Art StevensMany initial conversations between the seller of a PR firm and a potential buyer don’t yield a second one. Here's what sellers say are some of the things buyers should avoid when negotiating an acquitision.

Publicis Posts 9.2% Drop in Q3 Revenues

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe reported a 9.2 percent decline in Q3 revenues to $2.7B and a 5.6 percent slip in organic growth. CEO Arthur Sadoun warns Q4 may come in below Q3 due to COVID-19 resurgence and return of national lockdowns.

PR Firms Pledge to Boost LIfe in Chicago

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ChicagoEdelman, Ogilvy, Current Global, MSL, Havas, and Flowers Communications Group are part of "By Chicago. For Chicago" campaign to donate one percent of staff hours to groups working to improve life in the Windy City. (1 reader comment)

Edmonds (WA) Wants Tourism Boost

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

City of EdmondsThe City of Edmonds, which is on the shores of Puget Sound minutes from Seattle, is looking for a firm to promote tourism.

COVID-19 Vaccine is No. 1 Topic in '21

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

USCCOVID-19 will remain top of mind for consumers in 2021, according to a survey that is part of the USC Center for Public Relations’ newly published 2021 Relevance Report. (2 reader comments)

News of Firms: LLYC Forges Alliance with Brandwatch

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

LLYCLLYC forges alliance with Brandwatch, a digital consumer intelligence suite... Relevance International launches the Purpose Method... Cision unveils Cision Connect to help brands find profiles of journalists and social influencers most relevant to them.

PR Pro Harris Diamond Steps Down as McCann CEO

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Harris DiamondPR pro Harris Diamond is stepping down as CEO of Interpublic’s flagship McCann Worldgroup ad agency after an eight-year run. COO Bill Kolb will assume the top spot at the end of the year.

UNC Charlotte Looks for PR Boost

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UNC CharlotteThe University of North Carolina at Charlotte has issued an RFP to handle its PR and marketing initiatives on an as-needed basis.

Commentary

Striking Fear into the Hearts of Corporate CEOs

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Elizabeth WarrenI write to express concern” are the most feared words of corporate CEOs... "Pledgistry" launches to track commitments made to racial justice initiatives... COVID-19 powers a 25 percent surge in online US retail sales. (1 reader comment)

Widening the Focus in COVID-19 Research

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Mark Senak

Mark SenakHealthcare communications plays a critical role in our road to normalcy as we search for a COVID-19 vaccine. (2 reader comments)

Lifting the Veil on PR Agency Salaries and Profits

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Fred Bateman

Fred BatemanWithout financial transparency about both salaries and profits, there will always be a degree of suspicion as to where all the profits go, as well as resentment from the staff for the strict code of secrecy about agency finances in general. (1 reader comment)

Citadel's Jensen Shifts to DC Footballers

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Julie Andreeff JensenJulie Andreeff Jensen, who previously led corporate affairs and communications at financial services company Citadel, is joining the Washington Football Team as senior vice president of external engagement and communications.

India Inks Williams Group

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Michael WilliamsIndia has hired the Williams Group for strategic counsel and government relations work in DC.