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Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 22, 2023 @ 11:02 am

Dandridge Returns to AIG

Fri., Sep. 22, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Ed DandridgeEd Dandridge is returning to AIG as executive VP and chief marketing & communications officer. He did a stint as Boeing's CCO.

Rupert Murdoch Relinquishes His Chairs

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch, 92, is stepping down as chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp., effective at the November annual meeting of each company. He will take on the chairman emeritus post at both companies.

Ballard Hires Jill Biden's Spokesperson

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Michael LaRosaMichael LaRosa, former press secretary for First Lady Jill Biden, has joined Ballard Partners’ DC office as a partner.

On the Move: Tiger Hill Names Radel EVP PA/Comms

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Holly RadelTiger Hill Partners hires Holly Radel as EVP of public affairs and communications... The Jackson Laboratory, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution, names Meghan Finn as VP and chief communications officer... Nature’s Sunshine Products, which manufactures herbal and nutrition products, names Sarah Crockett CMO, effective October 30.

Accounts in Transit: Workhouse Lands HeroicU

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By Steve Barnes

HeroicUWorkhouse lands HeroicU, a workforce development company... Sharp Think picks up the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show... 5W Public Relations signs on as PR agency of record for Linqto, a financial technology investment platform.

Leaders Err, That's How They Learn

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By Ken Jacobs

Anne GreenOn the newest Taking the Lead video podcast, Anne Green, the CEO-Elect of G&S Business Communications, openly discusses a mistake she made during CooperKatz’s acquisition by G&S in 2018.

Focus on People and Purpose for Profits

Thu., Sep. 21, 2023

By John O'Dwyer

Dianne Chase“Make people and purpose your priorities and profits will follow," Dianne Chase promised during Sep. 19 webinar on how to use strategic storytelling to convey your key business messages.

CAs Del Mar Fairgrounds Seeks PR

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

DelMarCalifornia’s Del Mar Fairgrounds is looking for a strategic communications partner to support its public affairs programming, crisis management and engagement efforts.

Cornerstone Recruits Army Vet

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Rick ZampelliCornerstone Government Affairs has hired Rick Zampelli, who was director of the US Army’s liaison office to the House of Representatives.

Invariant Arms UK's Arm Holdings' DC Push

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

ARMInvariant is providing DC representation to Arm Holdings, the British semiconductor design company that completed a blockbuster $5B IPO on the NASDAQ on Sept. 14.

Tabloid Star Hoge Dies at 87

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

James HogeJames Hoge, who was editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and New York Daily News, died on Sept. 19. He was 87.

News of Firms: Next Practices Group Invests in 104 West Partners

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Steve Barnes

NPGThe Next Practices Group makes a strategic investment in 104 West Partners... New York Women in Communications honors six “Champions of Change” at the 53rd Annual Matrix Awards, being held tonight (Sept 20) at 5:30 p.m. at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom... Grossman Marketing Group, a Woburn, MA agency acquires Sarasota, FL-based Links Marketing Group.

On the Move: Acadia Pharmaceuticals Names Kildani IR Chief

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Albert KildaniAcadia Pharmaceuticals appoints Albert Kildani as senior VP, investor relations and corporate communications... BeaverTails Canada, which sells artisanal pastries at 195 locations in Canada and the US, hires Michelle Aboud as VP of marketing... RethinkFirst, an SaaS software and solutions provider in the behavioral health sector, appoints Lorelei Lenzen Skillman as CMO.

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Sets Sail With Villa Vie Residences

Wed., Sep. 20, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Villa VieHemsworth Communications adds Villa Vie Residences to its roster of travel and tourism clients... 360PR+ is tabbed to handle public relations for fine jewelry brand Mattia Cielo... Magrino signs on to represent viral media personality The Pasta Queen... Tee Box Strategy, a golf-centric firm, signs on as marketing AOR for Volvik USA, Inc., a high-performance golf ball company.