PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Thu., May 6, 2021 @ 3:09 pm

How to Find the Right PR Firm

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Bill Haynes

Bill HaynesThe top 10 factors to look for in the course of determining whether a PR agency is the best fit for your organization.

SeriousFun Children's Network Looks for PR Support

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

SeriousFunThe SeriousFun Children’s Network, a community of 30 independent camps that serves kids with serious illnesses and their families free of charge, is looking for a PR firm to boost its profile among media, prospective partners and the general public.

Disney's Walker Takes Picture Motion Helm

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Brian WalkerBrian Walker, a leader in Walt Disney Co.'s DE&I group, takes helm of Picture Motion, which develops advocacy and marketing campaigns for films, television and entertainment.

Kekst CNC Vet Semer Shifts to Gasthalter & Co.

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark SemerMark Semer, a 27-year veteran of Kekst CNC, has joined Gasthalter & Co. as managing director. He co-headed the alternative investment practice at the Publicis Groupe unit.

On the Move: Golin Taps Reggio for US Healthcare MD Slot

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jaimee ReggioGolin appoints Jaimee Reggio managing director of U.S. healthcare... Involve snags Kim Markus from Bob Evans Farms for exectuvie VP-PR slot... JBC promotes Libbey Baumgarten to executive VP, overseeing New York and Los Angeles, and Ilana Rubin Dvir to senior VP, heading up the lifestyle, home and food & beverage divisions.

Finn Partners Recruits Environmental Heavyweight

Thu., May 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bob MartineauFinn Partners has hired Bob Martineau, who served as commissioner of Tennessee’s Dept. of Environment & Conservation, to support its sustainability & social impact practice in the firm's 11-state southeast region.

Stagwell Posts 1.8% Dip in Q1 Revenues

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jay LevetonStagwell Group reported a 1.8 percent dip in Q1 revenues to $181.2M and a 63.2 percent decline in net income to $4.6M due to a tough comparison to a political year and the continued impact of COVID-19 on operations.

Metro St. Louis Rideshare Service Wants PR

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Madison County TransitMadison County Transit is looking for a firm to develop a strategic marketing campaign for its RideFinders commuter rideshare service that operates in metropolitan St. Louis.

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Robinhood Takes on Warren Buffett

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Robin HoodRobinhood's PR team takes down legendary investor Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger after they trashed stock trading app for fueling speculation among first-time investors... Media play hardball with Joe Biden as tone of their coverage is more negative than positive.

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Problems for the Performatively Woke Brand

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichSome consumers are beginning to recognize corporate America’s forays into weighty political and social issues as tone-deaf opportunism.

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Media Maneuvers: Digital Growth Slows at NYT

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

NY TimesThe New York Times adds 301,000 digital subscribers during Q1, its smallest increase since Q3 2019... Twitter purchases Scroll, an app that lets users read online articles minus interruptions from ads and pop-ups... New York Daily News staffers vote 55-3 to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ali Lundberg

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ali Lundberg, President, J Public Relations
The secret to maintaining a company’s culture even when its team is working from many locations is the subject of the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with J Public Relations president Ali Lundberg.

On the Move: Accenture Ups Jill Kramer

Wed., May 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jill KramerAccenture promotes Jill Kramer to chief marketing & communications officer... Known, marketing agency, appoints Sarah Broderick as chief financial officer... UI Global Brands names Maya Brown chief marketing officer.

Greenbelt, MD Gathers PR Qualifications

Tue., May 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of Greenbelt, MDGreenbelt, America’s first planned community developed under president Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program, has issued an RFQ for PR, marketing and communications services.

Sitrick Helps Butterfly Catch Pete and Gerry's

Tue., May 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Pete and GerrySitrick And Company handles Butterfly as the Los Angeles private equity firm takes a majority state in Pete and Gerry's Organics, the nation's No. 1 producer of organic, free-range and pasture-raised eggs.

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Political Divisiveness Slated to Get Worse

Tue., May 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Public AgendaFasten your seat belt because political divisiveness is going to get worse over the next decade, warns a Public Agenda poll... Will the Republicans boot Ted Cruz after he spills the beans about rampant GOP corruption?

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