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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 3, 2021 @ 5:03 pm

Battery Park City Calls for PR Firm

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

BPCAThe organization that manages and oversees lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide communications and media relations services.

BGR Recruits Greenwood

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dan GreenwoodDan Greenwood, a retired Marine Corps colonel who commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during mulitple combat deployments and served in the White House, has joined BGR Group.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jim O'Leary

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jim O'Leary, COO, Edelman U.S.
Edelman US COO and corporate affairs practice chair Jim O'Leary talks with Doug Simon about how comms pros can handle the increasing role of corporate communications in the C-suite in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Michigan Co. Wants PR to Combat DUI

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Kent CountyThe Kent County Health Dept. wants a firm to develop and implement a public awareness campaign to educate people about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription opioids.

Accounts in Transit: FINN Partners Lands Amazfit Wearables

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

amazfitFINN Partners to promote Amazfit wearable brand from China by Zepp Health... Rubenstein Public Relations picks up Bite Investments, which works to expand access to alternative investments... AMW Public Relations lands KWESST Micro Systems.

On the Move: Taco Bell Rings Up Nike's Tresvant

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Sean TresvantTaco Bell rings up Sean Tresvant for global chief brand officer post. effective Jan. 10. He was at Nike... Banner Public Affairs names Mark Stultz VP of public relations... Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices hires Laura Stace as VP of luxury marketing.

Weiss Steps Down as CEO of Real Chemistry

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Real ChemistryJim Weiss, founder of Real Chemistry, is stepping down as CEO at O’Dwyer’s No. 1 healthcare firm on Jan. 3. Shankar Narayanan, who led McKinsey & Co.’s healthcare and pharma group, will take the helm.

Klein/Johnson Group Picks Up PDVH

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PDVKlein/Johnson Group has inked a $240K three-month pact to represent PDV Holding, the Houston-based unit of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Spokesperson for VP Harris Departs

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Symone SandersSymone Sanders, chief spokesperson for vice president Kamala Harris, is leaving the White House. Her resignation had been expected by Harris’s staff, according to CNN.

Saving Shari

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

By Bob Brody

Our dear colleague Shari was dying. Luckily, our agency helped save her life.

On the Move: Subject Matter Adds Capitol Hill Vet

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Sandra AlcalaSubject Matter adds Capitol Hill veteran Sandra Alcala to its government relations team... Onfido, an identity verification and authentication provider, appoints Nate Skinner chief marketing officer... Bill.com names Sarah Acton CMO.

Brunswick Goes PR Shopping for Macy’s Vet

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Cheryl HeinonenBrunswick Group has hired Cheryl Heinonen, who was Macy's senior VP of corporate communications from 2017 to January 2021, as a partner in its San Francisco outpost.

Commentary

Look Before You Leap into ESG

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BrunswickSmart companies should think twice or maybe three times before speaking out on social issues... Brown University researchers discover that Big Oil relies on Big PR. We are shocked.

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PR Firm Needed to Market Alabama Seafood

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Alabama Seafood Marketing CommissionThe Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission is seeking a firm with food marketing experience that can provide marketing and public relations services.

Lansons Intermarket Rebrands as Lansons

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tony LanghamLansons Intermarket today rebranded as Lansons to reflect completion of the British firm’s 2019 acquisition of the New York-based Intermarket financial PR shop.

Kantar's Bloomfield Exits for Landor & Fitch

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jane BloomfieldJane Bloomfield leaves the chief growth officer slot at data analytics and brand consulting company Kantar to become chief marketing officer at WPP brand transformation unit Landor & Fitch.

Appleton Airport Flies Out MarCom RFP

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AppletonAppleton Airport wants to hire a firm(s) to handle PR, advertising and digital services to help make its brand “top of mind” to people living in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.