PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Thu., Apr. 22, 2021 @ 5:05 pm

Tech Firms Ride Out a Tough 2020

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

LogoThe tech PR market took a small hit during the pandemic year, but there were plenty of bright spots in the midst of a taxing situation.

New Bedford Seeks to Hook Visitors

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of New BedfordNew Bedford, a vibrant Massachusetts city of 100K with a rich martime history, wants a tourism and destination firm to develop a five-year marketing plan to attract visitors.

Reevemark Works Friess Assocs’ Proxy Fight 

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

freissReevemark is handling the proxy fight launched by mutual fund manager Friess Associates against Affiliated Managers Group, which has invested $716B in assets.

Prime Policy Group Pushes PR EconDev

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Puerto RicoPrime Policy Group represents Puerto Rico’s Senate as it pushes for a broad range of economic development issues in Washington.

Accounts in Transit: Pollack Group Launches Chess Champ's Kasparov's Platform

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Garry KasparovThe Pollack Group is working with Keysquare on the launch of Kasparovchess.com, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov’s interactive community and content platform... jacobstahl lands Project Accessible Oral Health and Berlin-Chemie... Affect signs Slync.io, Intersection and TrustSwap.

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GE Shareholders Want Choice of Directors

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Larry CulpGE CEO Larry Culp faces shareholder resolution calling for at least two candidates for each open board seat. Do you have a twin, Larry?... Rockefeller Foundation's Pandemic Prevention Institute hunts for communications director as it works to nip next health crisis in the bud.

FTI Blasts Off with Virgin Galactic

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

VSSFTI Government Affairs rides with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic as it works towards its goal of 400 flights per year from Spaceport America.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Terri Sanders

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Terri Sanders, SVP of Enterprise Marketing & Comms., HIMSS
Terri Sanders, senior vice president, enterprise marketing and communications at the Healthcare Information Management System Society, talks with Doug Simon about how to navigate communications between the many audiences that comprise today’s healthcare sector in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Nonprofit Needs PR firm

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

NCRC Community Development FundThe NCRC Community Development Fund is seeking a PR agency of record that can provide online content development, public affairs consulting and media relations services.

News of Firms: KEF Media Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

KEFKEF Media celebrates 35th anniversary on May 1... PR Boutiques International adds six members... 5W Public Relations founder Ronn Torossian updates his 2011 book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Result with Game-Changing Publications”.

On the Move: LRXD Appoints Kimberly Bates CMO/Chief Futurist

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kimberly BatesLRXD appoints Kimberly Bates chief marketing officer and chief futurist. She was at Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve... Allen & Gerritsen promotes Jason Lewis to senior VP of public relations, and practice lead for both Boston and Philadelphia... Gladstone Place Partners names Felipe Ucrós partner.

Omnicom’s PR Unit Sinks 4.9% in Q1

Tue., Apr. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom’s PR unit suffered a 4.9 percent drop in Q1 revenues to $317.5M. It posted 3.5 percent in negative organic growth.

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Media 'Hyenas' May Get Last Laugh on Rep. Greene

Tue., Apr. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Marjorie Taylor GreeneFreshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene could use some PR counsel in the aftermath of the "White People's Caucus" implosion... Dame Anna Wintour says Condé Nast is not an "elitist company" as she salivates over lines outside London's Gucci and Dior shops... COVID-19 pandemic has American heads spinning about their financial future.

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Brunswick Group Seeks to Derail Canadian Pacific Deal

Tue., Apr. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Kansas CityBrunswick Group represents Canadian National Railway, which today offered $30B to acquire Kansas City Southern, in an effort to thwart a $25B takeover deal engineered by Canadian Pacific Railway last month.