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Last Updated: Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 @ 5:26 pm

Embattled Manhattan DA Turns to Heller

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Alvin BraggManhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, who has come under fire for his memo to prosecutors telling them to seek prison time only for those charged with serious crimes, has reached out to crisis pro Risa Heller.

A 2022 Wish: Plan To Manage Your Crisis Risks

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Alex Stanton

Alex StantonWhy planning ahead and putting in the time and effort toward creating thoughtful, workable crisis communications plans is one of the best investments companies and organizations can make in 2022.

Bonobos CEO Exits for TIAA Comms Post.

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Micky OnvuralMicky Onvural, who was CEO of the online menswear company Bonobos, will join TIAA on Jan. 24 as chief marketing and communications officer.

Media Maneuvers: Sex Harassment Suit Rocks NY Post

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Col AllanThe New York Post, as well as owner News Corp., ex-editor Col Allan and current editor Keith Poole, are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from Michelle Gotthelf, a 20-year employee of the paper who most recently served as its digital editor... Disney names Joe Earley president of Hulu... NBCU Academy, multi-platform journalism training program, adds 13 higher education institutions to the program.

Accounts in Transit: 5W Public Relations Picks Up Fellow Barber

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Fellow Barber5W Public Relations lands Fellow Barber, a chain of barber shops that also sells a line of grooming products... Imagine PR is hired to handle media relations and organize press trips for Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Trans Bhutan Trail and The Principal Madrid... Marketing Maven re-ups Visit Conejo Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA.

On the Move: French/West/Vaughan Ups Pilewski, Goodwin-Fullerton

Wed., Jan. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

FWVFrench/West/Vaughan promotes Jenny Pilewski to EVP and Brooke Goodwin-Fullerton to SVP at CGPR, the firm's Greater Boston office... BML Public Relations + Digital hires Joan Bosisio as VP.... Mitsubishi Motors North America promotes Kimberly Ito to director of marketing... Fiona Hutton & Associates, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, ups Dagny Ellenberg, Kendall Klingler and Rebecca Nicholas to partner.

Edelman Finds Big Jump in Gov't, Media Distrust

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Edelman Trust Barometer 2022The number of people who view government and media as divisive forces in society grew sharply during the past year, according to Edelman’s 22nd Trust Barometer released today.

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Commentary

Biden Needs to Ditch Dithering with Dolts in Senate

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Joe BidenIf Scranton Joe wants to salvage his presidency, he needs to ditch dithering with the dolts in the Senate... Will Edelman recast its Trust Barometer as Distrust Barometer?... The rich get richer as pandemic spurs sales of Rolls-Royce super-luxury vehicles... Goldman Sachs takes earnings hit as it shells out over-the-top bonuses and ramps up pay... Ex-Credit Suisse chairman earns PR dunce of the month cap.

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On the Move: Omnicom PR Group Hires Chase as First People Person

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Michele ChaseOmnicom Public Relations Group names Michele Chase as its first chief people officer... Violet PR hires Conway PR & Marketing's David Margolis to help lead its economic development division... McNeely Brockman Public Relations adds Lydia Lenker as senior advisor... OverActive Media recruits Matt McGlynn from Royal Bank of Canada for VP-marketing and brand spot.

PR's Top Pros Talk: David Ball

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: David Ball, Pres. & CEO, Ball Consulting
David Ball, president & CEO of Ball Consulting Group and president of PR Boutiques International, talks with Doug Simon about what makes boutique firms unique in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Accounts in Transit: [K]overt Creative signs Chef Bobby Flay's Cat Food Brand

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Nacho[K]overt Creative signs up Made by Nacho, a cat food brand from by chef Bobby Flay (and his “Instagram-obsessed cat,” Nacho)... Rachel Harrison Communications checks out Fairmont Pacific Rim's Botanist and The Lobby Lounge & RawBar... Mercury GSE, which provides ground service equipment worldwide, picks The Aviation Agency... Zapwater Communications promotes Hestan Culinary.