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Last Updated: Fri., May 24, 2024 @ 9:24 am

CA 'Bullet Train' Seeks DC Engineer

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

CA High SpeedThe California High-Speed Rail Authority is looking for a firm to serve as its Congressional and executive branch representative to promote construction of a system to run 200-mile-per-hour trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a 463-mile stretch.

O'Dwyer's May '24 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Navigating the Data Revolution

By Ken Deutsch, Adam Pawluk

AdamandKenRecent innovations in artificial intelligence-powered technology are helping communicators overcome the challenge of mastering data science and providing a blueprint for modern PR success.

Nvidia Skips to Hopscotch

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

NvidiaHigh-flying Nvidia has awarded its domestic consumer business to Hopscotch USA, which is based in Los Angeles, after a competitive review.

Commentary

Haley Tosses Supporters Under the Bus

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Nikki Haley’s disappointing decision to vote for Donald Trump is a slap in the face to the thousands of voters who backed her in the Republican primary....Congress calls for FARA probe into drone advocacy group that is funded by Chinese company....'Vibecession' can ruin Joe Biden's re-election as effectively as an actual recession.

Public Affairs Pros Find AI's Silver Lining

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Quorum 2024 State of Government Affairs SurveyWhile public affairs pros find a growing number of hurdles facing them as they move further into the 2024 election season, they see one source that might be able to make things easier: artificial intelligence.

Illumina Alum McAlpine Takes BCW Post

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

David McAlpineDavid McAlpine, who was senior director & global head of external communications at embattled Illumina, has joined BCW as senior VP-earned media.

News of Firms: Risa Heller Communications Goes West

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

RHCRisa Heller Communications, a New York-based strategic comms firm, opens a Los Angeles office... Hotwire launches its first proprietary AI tool, GAIO.tech, and a global AI Innovation team... The Worldcom Public Relations Group adds SAROTA PR in Krakow, Poland and Up & Company of Seoul, South Korea as members.

Accounts in Transit: InnoVision Marketing Group Lands ALS Association

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

ALSInnoVision Marketing Group lands ALS Association, which supports people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease... Gale Branding picks up celebrity and influencer relations for luxury men's and women's fashion brand Robert Graham... Publicis Pro scores WilsonHCG, recruiting outfit... The MicDrop Agency to handle Insurtech Insights USA, a conference taking place June 5-6 at the Javits Convention Centre in NYC.

On the Move: Golin Names Beringer AI Chief

Thu., May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Jeff BeringerGolin appoints 20-year vet Jeff Beringer as the company's first-ever chief AI officer... Seven Letter, part of PPHC, promotes Annalyse Keller to partner and ups Maura Hogan and Kara O’Connell to managing director... Blackbaud names Tom Barth as head of investor relations.

Historic Mining Town Issues Tourism PR RFP

Wed., May 22, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

Cripple Creek, COCripple Creek, Colorado is searching for an agency that can create a plan to increase tourism and economic development in the former gold-mining town.

Edelman Vet Hagelgans Joins Avoq

Wed., May 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Andrea HagelgansAndrea Hagelgans, who served as managing director of US social issues & engagement at Edelman, has joined Avoq’s New York office as senior VP in its strategic communications group.

M State Looks to Enroll Marketing PR Partner

Wed., May 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

MinnesotaMinnesota State Community and Technical College, which has about 9,000 students on four campuses, wants to enroll a marketing communications partner.

Accounts in Transit: Rubenstein PR Picks Up Sabanto

Wed., May 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

SabantoRubenstein Public Relations adds Sabanto Inc., a tech company that blends artificial intelligence with agricultural expertise to create a sustainable, labor-independent farming ecosystem... Magrino adds Danish brand Stauning Whisky, alcohol-free sparkling beverage TÖST and barware brand Cocktail Kingdom to its food & beverage roster... Allied Sports, signs on Lega Series A USA, the Italian soccer League's North American team headquartered in NYC.