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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 14, 2024 @ 12:26 pm

On the Move: Vision360 Names Precision SVP Farber as Partner

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Steve Barnes

VIsion360Vision360 Partners brings on Precision Strategies SVP Jen Farber to set strategy and manage operations along Allison Haley as partners in the firm... Orthofix Medical hires Julie Dewey as chief investor relations and communications officer... Miami Dade College, the largest college in the Florida College System, names Travis Jordan as VP for marketing and communications.

Accounts in Transit: Alloy Reps Atlanta BeltLine

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Atlanta BeltLineAlloy is engaged as marketing agency of record for the Atlanta BeltLine, a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing... 160/90 is selected to develop and produce various on-track and off-track hospitality experiences at the 41st and 42nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships... Parasol signs on as AOR for Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Peninsula Papagayo, in Costa Rica.

Bolton to Step Down as Page CEO

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Roger BoltonRoger Bolton plans to step down as CEO of Page, the association of strategic communicators, at the end of the year following a 13-year run.

Metro Rochester Seeks Firm for Climate Plan PR

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

GeneseeThe Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council wants to hear from firms interested in doing community engagement and outreach for its Comprehensive Climate Action Plan that is under development for the nine counties that make up the Rochester metro region.

Commentary

No Joey Chestnut???

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Joey ChestnutNathan's Famous earned a ton of publicity ahead of its July 4 hot dog eating contest with the devastating news that champ Joey Chestnut won't be scarfing down dogs at the big event. Will Nathan's double down on PR by inviting Joey back?... Newsmax takes aim at Fox News as its plans to go public... Chiquita suffers PR blow as federal court ruling makes it the first US company held libable for human rights abuses abroad.

Rodriquez Moves to McGuireWoods

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Clara RodriguezClara Rodriguez has joined the McGuireWoods law firm as chief marketing and business development officer.

Reducing AI Bias in Public Health Communications

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Onisha Etkins, Karen Goldstein

Onisha Etkins and Karen GoldsteinHow communicators can leverage AI’s powerful capabilities in the public health space while staying true to our goal of ensuring inclusivity and health equity.

Burson Launches

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BursonBurson today officially launched its new brand and client offerings to complete the merger of BCW and Hill & Knowlton.

News of Firms: Ball Consulting Launches 'HousingLab'

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

BallBall Consulting Group launches HousingLab, a “hyperspecialization” dedicated to the creation of new housing and helping to overcome the nationwide housing crisis... World’s Fair Communications, which targets companies at the intersection of entertainment, technology and the creator economy, is launched by Craig Radow and Eric Schultz in Los Angeles.... Touchdown Strategies acquires Austin, TX-based strategic content agency YSPK.

On the Move: Said Differently Names GE Alum Boff as CEO

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Linda BoffSaid Differently recruits former GE global chief marketing and communications officer Linda Boff as its CEO... The Perry Group hires Kerci Marcello Stroud as EVP. Stroud was at the Rhode Island School of Design... Susan Davis International brings on Jenny Wang as SVP. She was most recently an SVP at CLYDE.

Accounts in Transit: Rubenstein PR Picks Up Diversified Education Services

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

DESRubenstein Public Relations lands Diversified Education Services... IMAGINE PR picks up Sky Lagoon, a spa located just outside of Reykjavik... PHD, an Omnicom Media Group agency, adds brand media AOR duties for travel agency Priceline... Colangelo & Partners toasts with AVIVO Wines.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Madelyn Flax

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Madelyn Flax, Women's Sports Practice Lead, Finn Partners

In the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview, Madelyn Flax, sports account supervisor and women’s sports practice lead at FINN Partners, talks with Doug Simon about the opportunities that the women sports movement offers to communicators. She also explains how brand partnerships with athletes can create social change with stories that reach multiple sectors including entertainment and culture.