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Last Updated: Mon., Jan. 24, 2022 @ 12:25 pm

Gagnier Pedals Blackwells Ride at Peloton

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Gagnier Communications works for Blackwells Capital as it calls on Peloton’s board to fire CEO John Foley and put the exercise machine company on the auction block.

On the Move: Horizon Media Names Smith-Wilson Chief Marketing & Equity Officer

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Horizon Media names Latraviette Smith-Wilson chief marketing and equity officer, a newly created role....Forefront Communications hires Jed Hamilton as SVP and head of client service. He was at ICR Inc....The Recording Academy recruits John Loken of Endeavor/IMG Events as EVP of marketing.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cath Anderson

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cath Anderson, CityBlock Health head of communications
CityBlock head of communications Cath Anderson talks with Doug Simon about how communications pros can lay the groundwork for career success, and why it's important to lead with vulnerability, on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Creating a Resilient Culture

Mon., Jan. 24, 2022

By Katherine Bosley, Angela Hoague, Kylie Munnelly

Katherine Bosley, Angela Hoague and Kylie MunnellyWhy resilience remains the quality that enables an organization’s leaders to most effectively respond in challenging times.

BerlinRosen Gets Cash Infusion

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenO2 Investment Partners has taken an investment position in New York-based BerlinRosen to power its next phase of growth.

Commentary

Ivanka Trump Longs for the Halycon Days of 2017

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump longs for the good old days in DC when her biggest concern was Nordstrom dropping her clothing line... Donald Trump throws PR shade at Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank... Mighty Unilever stumbles on the PR front.

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Glassman Counsels Mexico on Trade Matters

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

James GlassmanJames Glassman, writer/consultant who served as US propaganda chief during George W. Bush’s administration, is providing “perception management” advice to Mexico on improving its ties with the US.

South Dakota Issues Tourism Marketing RFP

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

South DakotaThe Mount Rushmore State is seeking an agency that can promote South Dakota as a travel destination in regional, national, and international markets.

Media Maneuvers: Chicago Public Media Buys Sun-Times

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chicago Sun TimesChicago Public Media, which owns the city’s NPR outlet, WBEZ, is set to acquire the Chicago Sun-Times on Jan 31... Gannett is axing the Saturday print edition of its papers in 136 markets... Netflix’s stock tanks after it falls short of Wall Street's subscriber forecasts.

Longacre Square, Edelman Work Battle for Kohl's

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

KohlsLongacre Square Partners is handling media for Macellum Advisors GP's run at Kohl’s retail chain, a company it claims is in need of necessary operational, financial and strategic improvements. Edelman represents Kohl’s.

Accounts in Transit: Weinbach Group Lands Miami-Dade Dept. of Cultural Affairs

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Miami DadeThe Weinbach Group will handle PR duties for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs... G&S Business Communications re-ups as US region agency of record for Syngenta Crop Protection... MSS Media partners with Rutgers Business School on a geographically targeted transit advertising campaign.