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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 21, 2024 @ 9:33 am

Winnett Walks Away from DC Post Editor Job

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Robert Winnett has decided not to take the editor job at the Washington Post, opting to remain as deputy editor at the Daily Telegraph Group in London.

Visit Florida Targets Mexico

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Visit FloridaVisit Florida is looking for a firm to handle its day-to-day travel trade and PR operations in Mexico. Annual budget is $350K.

Commentary

Speaking PR Truth to Power

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel HagariPR enjoyed one of its finest moments as Israel's IDF spokesperson shoots down Netanyahu's plan to destroy Hamas... Florida welcomes amigos as it woos Mexican travellers a year after its governor sent troops to secure the border... Companies are making a mistake by trashing DEI programs that are supported by the public... The PR guy for Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Qatar has stories to tell and a new book to sell.

ROKK Solutions Adds CNN's Wilson

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Kristin WilsonROKK Solutions has recruited Kristin Wilson, supervising producer at CNN, for the senior VP slot.

On the Move: Edelman Names Haupt, Hauser Health Co-Chairs

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

EdelmanEdelman names Courtney Gray Haupt and Jen Hauser global co-chairs of its health sector. Kristy Graham, now CEO of Edelman US, was previously the agency’s global chair of health... BGB Group names Chris Palmer chief creative officer... Saucony, a global performance running and lifestyle brand and division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., appoints Joy Allen-Altimare as global CMO.

Lyle Assumes Avoq NYC GM Slot

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Ethan LyleEthan Lyle, who most recently was head of business development for the Americas at Wachsman, comes on board at Avoq as general manager of the agency’s New York office.

The Abnormality of the New Normal

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherOur society's “new normal” carries a lot of negative baggage with it, including the normalization of intolerance and cruelty, political violence being deemed "patriotic," exploitative workplace environments, plummeting civility, and justifications for the use of deadly force.

On the Move: Bloomberg Industry Group Hires Salazar as CMO

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Maite SalazarBloomberg Industry Group appoints Maite Salazar as CMO. She was most recently VP of marketing at the Colibri Group... General Motors adds Cathy DeWitt to its State & Local Public Policy team as southwest regional manager... Acentra Health, a technology solutions and clinical services company, brings on Heather Adamson as SVP of marketing.

News of Firms: FWV's Rick French to Lead PBS North Carolina Board

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Rick FrenchFrench|West|Vaughan chairman & CEO Rick French is elected chair of PBS North Carolina’s board of trustees... Hawke Media acquires PRP Group, which specializes in education sector public relations, marketing intelligence and strategic communications... The Florida Public Relations Association has announced the keynote and speaker lineup for its Aug. 4-7 PR & Comms Summit.

Accounts in Transit: Nickerson Reps CRETech New York

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CRETechNickerson is named AOR for CREtech New York, the flagship conference of CREtech, a community of professionals devoted to technological and sustainable innovation in the real estate sector... Meyocks, a marketing and branding firm, signs on as agency partner for The Hass Avocado Board... Rachel Harrison Communications adds Dominique Crenn Dining Group to its portfolio of luxury hospitality clients.

Rational 360 Helps Target Rep. Bowman

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Jamaal BowmanRational 360 is helping to defeat New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman in what is shaping up to be the most expensive House primary race in history.

Warner Bros Discovery Hires Obama's Press Sec.

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Robert GIbbsRobert Gibbs, who was president Obama’s press secretary and global communications chief for McDonald’s, will join Warner Bros. Discovery on Aug. 5.