PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Tue., Jun. 15, 2021 @ 5:10 pm

Roop & Co. Acquires Stevens Strategic Communications 

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

KostaStevensCleveland’s Roop & Co, which is noted for handling content marketing for the business-to-business community, has acquired 46-year-old Stevens Strategic Communications, one of the oldest PR firms in Ohio.

Finn Partners Picks Up Body Shop

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Body ShopFinn Partners has landed US AOR duties for The Body Shop, marketer of sustainable skincare, haircare and make-up products.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Valarie De La Garza

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Valarie De La Garza, CEO, Fenton
The ways that PR can be used to create positive social change are the topic of discussion for Fenton CEO Valarie De La Garza and Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pro Talk” video interview.

Commentary

Lordstown Motors May Need Divine Intervention

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LordstownLordstown Motors may need divine intervention following immediate resignation of CEO, CFO and damaging report... Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman wants staff back at HQ, ordering takeout... PwC expansion plan is good news for ESG PR.

Republican Path to Victory Runs Over Trump

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Fraser Seitel

FraserThe Democratic Party’s long-running association with catastrophic ideas has made the 2022 elections Republicans’ game to lose. But if the GOP decides to continue its devotion to Donald Trump, they’ll find themselves snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

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H+K Hires Fauci's Former Press Secretary

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Mary Jane WalkerHill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Mary Jane Walker, who served as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s press secretary from 1986 to 1997, as U.S. head of healthcare.

On the Move: Wells Fargo's Fiske Sails to Royal Caribbean

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Rosanna FiskeRoyal Caribbean Group brings on Rosanna Fiske as CCO. Fiske comes to Royal Caribbean from Wells Fargo... Evoke KYNE promotes Carolyn Coyle to executive VP... Hubilo Technologies, a virtual and hybrid events platform, hires Cathy Song Novelli as senior vice president, marketing + communications.

News of Firms: Mojo Marketing Rebrands as Mojenta

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MojentaMojo Marketing rebrands as Mojenta... V2 Communications probes needs of tech journalists... ImpactWayv makes Apple App Store push... Pride Public Relations launches media buying service.

Weinstein PR Sold to Industry Veteran

Mon., Jun. 14, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

WeinsteinWeinstein PR today announced that it is being acquired by PR veteran Molly Ishkanian, owner of Portland-based shop Noteworthy PR.

ICR Lifts Off Vertical Aerospace’s SPAC Deal

Mon., Jun. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

VerticalICR Inc. handles US media surrounding UK-based Vertical Aerospace in its $2.2B SPAC deal engineered with Broadstone Acquisition to become a New York Stock Exchange-listed company.

Agency Needed for PR Plan to ‘Take Care of Texas’

Mon., Jun. 14, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

TXThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is looking for an agency that can develop a marketing plan that increases public awareness among Lone Star State residents regarding the steps they can take to conserve water and energy, keep air and water clean and reduce waste.

PR and Marcom, Post-Pandemic

Mon., Jun. 14, 2021

By Jamie Kightley

Jamie KnightleyGood communications has been critical for companies during COVID-19. As we move into a post-pandemic world, here’s what PR and marketing professionals can do to keep those newfound seats at the table.

Bowie Looks for Branding Boost

Fri., Jun. 11, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BowieBowie, a Maryland city of about 60K people, wants to hire a firm to develop a unifying brand strategy to guide its outreach and communications.