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Last Updated: Wed., Apr. 21, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

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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 Insititute 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.

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.

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.

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.

Omnicomís 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.

Portsmouth, VA Posts PR and Marketing RFP

Tue., Apr. 20, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

PortsmouthThe City of Portsmouth, Virginia is requesting proposals from agencies that can provide marketing, public relations and advertising services in an effort to promote the city as an ideal place to live, work and play.

On the Move: Stratacomm Names Housier†Director of People and Culture

Tue., Apr. 20, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Francine HousierStratacomm hires Francine Housier as director of people and culture, a newly-created role... French/​West/​Vaughan promotes Leah Knepper to senior VP... Infinite Global recruits Ivette Delgado from BakerHostetler... MERGE names Nick Jones chief client officer.

City of Downey Looks for PR Boost

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of DowneyThe City of Downey, which is a dozen miles from downtown Los Angeles, is looking for a PR firm to develop and implement a comprehensive communications program and to re-evaluate its overall branding strategy.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Joanna O'Connell

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Joanna O'Connell, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst Joanna O’Connell talks with Doug Simon about how communicators can negotiate the changing relationships between consumers, brands and content publishers on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interviews.