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Last Updated: Tue., May 17, 2022 @ 5:40 pm

S4 Capital Acquires TheoremOne

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellS4 Capital chief Martin Sorrell has acquired Los Angeles ad tech company TheoremOne, which has more than 370 staffers, as the WPP founder returns to the acquisition trail in the aftermath of his firm's accounting snafu.

Opa-locka, FL Floats Public Relations RFP

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Opa-lockaOpa-locka, Florida is looking for an agency that can provide a comprehensive and innovative public relations and marketing plan for the city.

O'Dwyer's May '22 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Managing Search Results is Easier Than You Think

By Larry Moskowitz

Larry MoskowitzWhy Google is the first and last stop for audiences seeking to learn about companies, brands, executives, products and services.

More articles from our annual PR firm rankings issue:

Creating a Sustainable Agency -- Paul Furiga, WordWrite

Times Are Changing. So Should Your Agency's Culture. -- Peter V. Stanton, Stanton Communications, Inc.

PR's Best-Kept Secret: Agency Owner Wealth -- Art Stevens, The Stevens Group

IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

Commentary

Biden's 'PR Geniuses' Flop

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ultra MagaPresident Biden's "PR geniuses" flop as their "Ultra Maga" line meant to demean right-wing GOP nutcases becomes a badge of honor... Shameless Fox News drops endless talk of "great replacement theory" drivel in aftermath of Buffalo massacre... Buffalo now joins Charleston, Orlando, Pittsburgh and El Paso as cities that will be forever associated with deadly extremist violence.

Markham Eyes PR for Economic, Cultural Plan

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MarkhamMarkham, a city of 350K people located 20 miles northeast of Toronto, is looking for a firm to help it develop a five-year economic development and cultural strategy plan.

Tech People: It's Time to Stop Partying Like It's 1999

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Sabrina Guttman

Sabrina GuttmanThe parallels between tech's boom years in the late 1990s and today are undeniable. As the tech market seems to be heading toward another correction, learning from those parallels could help communicators negotiate a bear market.

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News of Firms: Pugh & Tiller PR Expands in Florida

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Pugh TillerPugh & Tiller PR of Annapolis expands its Florida operations, opening a second space in the Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area... The Public Relations Global Network elected a new slate of officers at its first in-person meeting since the autumn of 2019... Lightbox Search launches its “Action Plan,” which provides real-time identification to reveal threats and opportunities.

On the Move: Diggs Exits Smile Train for M&C Saatchi

Tue., May 17, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nijha DiggsM&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America hires Smile Train's Nijha Diggs as SVP... FINN Partners promotes Julie Walsh to senior partner... Relevance International brings on Dane Wisher from The Berman Group... Autism Speaks names Kelli Seely CMO.

McDonald’s Uses Brunswick Group in Tussle with Icahn 

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

McDonaldsMcDonald’s is using Brunswick Group to publicize the recommendation by the Institutional Shareholders Services advisory group to vote for the management-backed board nominees instead of the directors proposed by Carl Icahn. (Updated)

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Commentary

Trump Media Warns of Trump Risks

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TMTGTrump Media and Technology Group spells out the risk factors of being associated with Donald Trump. Warns potential investors it could suffer the same fate as the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Castle and Trump Vodka.

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CIS of Mid-America Seeks PR to Boost Brand

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MidAmericaCommunities in Schools of Mid-America, which operates 70 schools with about 40K students in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, needs PR help to bolster awareness and understanding of its mission.

On the Move: SNIPES Hires Epic Records' Foster

Mon., May 16, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Rich FosterSNIPES, a sneaker and streetwear company, names Rich Foster as chief marketing officer... NINICO Communications promotes Sarah Farrant to VP... Ellucian, which provides technology solutions for colleges and universities, brings on Susan Morrow as CMO.