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Last Updated: Mon., Dec. 11, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

AI's Place in Your PR Agency

Mon., Dec. 11, 2023

By John O'Dwyer

Aaron Blank & Ray RasmussenFearey President Aaron Blank and rGen Consulting Founder Ray Rasmussen encouraged agency leaders to see AI as a tool for tapping into their internal intellectual property during Dec. 5 webinar hosted by Researchscape's Tony Cheevers.

On the Move: Alpine Group Ups Reed

Mon., Dec. 11, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Keenan Austin ReedThe Alpine Group promotes Keenan Austin Reed, former chief of staff to the Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, to principal... Bevel ups Bristol Jones to director and head of Miami... SharkNinja, a product design and technology company, appoints Adam Petrick as CMO.

Yukon Seeks Tourism PR Firm

Mon., Dec. 11, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

YukonCanada’s Yukon territory wants to hire a firm to provide media, influencer and PR services to promote its tourism marketing plan.

Managing Crises in An Era of Polarization

Mon., Dec. 11, 2023

By Ivy Cohen

Ivy CohenIn a time when public discourse has become exceedingly contentious, it's more important than ever to know how to de-escalate and get your message to resonate.

MWW Group Settles PPP Case

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

MWWMWW Group has settled a federal suit alleging that it violated the False Claims Act by taking a second loan of $2M from the Paycheck Protection Program to which it was not entitled because it was registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Philly Gas Works Looks for PR Partner

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PGWPhiladelphia Gas Works, the nation’s largest municipally owned utility, wants a firm to support its strategic communications efforts.

Longacre Rallies Behind Peltz’s Run at Disney

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

AncoraLongacre Square Partners handles Ancora Holdings, an investor in Walt Disney Co., as it urges fellow shareholders to urge the board to compromise with Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management.

News of Firms: F|W|V Sells CGPR to Off Madison Ave

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Steve Barnes

CGPRFrench|West|Vaughan sells CGPR unit to Off Madison Ave... Klareco Communications, a Singapore-based corporate, financial and strategic communications consultancy, falls to Havas... The Millerschin Group relocates to downtown Detroit.

On the Move: Ultra-Intelligence & Communications Hires Rudolph

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Amanda RudolphUltra-Intelligence & Communications, which serves the defense and space sectors, names Amanda Rudolph as VP of marketing and communications... Sportradar brings on Jim Bombassei as president, investor relations and corporate finance... Merrell, a hiking and outdoor footwear brand, appoints Pallav Tamaskar as CMO.

Readers Don't Trust AI-Generated News

Fri., Dec. 8, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Artificial IntelligenceU.S. news consumers see news content created with AI as untrustworthy and want news media organizations to label any AI-generated content they publish, according to a recent study.

O'Dwyer's to Debut Ranking of Top PA Firms

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings SealThe deadline for O'Dwyer's 2024 rankings of PR firms, a benchmark study of the growth of the industry annually since 1970, is Mon., Mar. 11, 2024. New to the rankings is the breakout of “public affairs” into its own specialty apart from “environmental / sustainability” PR, bringing total number of PR specialties ranked to 21.

Northwestern Poly Wants to Enroll PR Firm

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PolytechnicAlberta’s Northwestern Polytechnic wants proposals for strategy and communications services to help it meet its goal of becoming most entrepreneurial polytechnic college in Canada by 2034.

Enjoy the Holiday Season

Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

By Robert Dilenschneider

Bob DilenschneiderAt a moment in history when there are so many conflicts among peoples here and abroad, let us put our differences aside and celebrate this wonderful season in a spirit of togetherness.