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Last Updated: Fri., Feb. 23, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Crisis Pro Lanny Davis Joins Actum

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Lanny DavisLanny Davis, the noted crisis manager, media strategist and attorney who advised presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has joined Actum LLC in Washington as co-chair.

Union Square Partnership Needs Events Producer

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Union SquareManhattan’s Union Square Partnership is looking for an events producer to provide logistical support for its six-week Summer in the Square program.

Horowitz Dies at 93

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Alfred Horowitz, who was a PR counselor, educator, businessman and philanthropist, died February 14 of natural causes. He was 93.

Accounts in Transit: Brookline PR Adds Cinim

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CinimBrookline PR, a Calgary boutique PR shop, signs on to work with Cinim, a charity dedicated to fostering evidence-based mental health programs for happier and more fulfilling lives... Leach Advisors signs on with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP... Jennifer Bett Communications is named media relations and affiliate marketing services agency of record for western footwear, apparel and accessories brand Tecovas... January Consulting and January Digital pick up Sakara, a nutrition company.

On the Move: Finn Partners Ups West to Partner

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Nate WestFINN Partners names Nate West, a leader in its Southeast health group, partner... Sony Pictures Entertainment chief communications officer Robert Lawson is being promoted to lead comms for all of Sony Group Corp... ATREVIA, a Spanish global communication and corporate affairs shop, brings on Yolanda Román as managing director of its public affairs area.

WPP Reports Flat Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP reported Q4 revenues inched ahead 0.3 percent to $4.1B as CEO Mark Read wrapped up a year that he said was more challenging than expected due to cutbacks, mainly by technology clients.

Edelman's '23 Revenues Fall 3.7%

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

EdelmanEdelman reports 2023 revenues declined 3.7 percent to $1.04B as its flagship US region was off 9.1 percent to $639M.

Trump, Carlson, Vance: 'Putin's Puppies'

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PutinTony Blair could never live down his "Bush's Poodle" nickname. Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and JD Vance will suffer the same fate as "Putin's Puppies." (Updated)

SC Disabilities Group Needs Rebrand

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

LaurensThe Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, a South Carolina non-profit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, wants rebranding work.

Edelman Vet Alman Moves to BCW

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Lee AlmanLee Alman, who was with Edelman for almost 12 years in several risk and reputation management roles, has moved to BCW Global as EVP in the agency’s North America corporate affairs practice.

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Sidekick

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

SidekickStagwell acquires Sidekick, a group of firms focused on experiential, digital storytelling and branded content... Watermark Strategies, a corporate affairs consulting firm, is founded by industry veterans Zack Condry and Erik Hotmire... Markets EQ, which fuses voice tones with language in a generative AI platform for corporate communications, unveils an AI-generated scorecard based on voice analysis.

DEI Is Price of Doing Business in '24

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Ken Jacobs

Ken JacobsExecuting DEI is not just a nice to do for agencies today, but a critical need for their business success, according to Ben Finzel, president of RENEWPR and founding partner at the Change Agencies.

On the Move: Reevemark Ups Greene, Leasure to Partner

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

ReevemarkReevemark promotes Pamela Greene and Nicholas Leasure to partner... Cornerstone Government Affairs adds Dr. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, former deputy principal assistant for research and technology at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, to its federal government relations team... Antenna Group hires Chad Krulicki as SVP, executive creative director... 72Point, a multi-service content agency, brings on Andy Rudd as head of media strategy.

Cal State San Marcos Seeks Govít Relations

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos is seeking a government affairs firm to conduct federal outreach to secure all available funding.