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Last Updated: Thu., Dec. 1, 2022 @ 4:45 pm

LGBTQ+ Marketing Makes Progress

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Steve Barnes

WPPLGBTQ+ representation in communications is getting better, but many brands are still lagging when it comes to making a year-round commitment, according to a report from WPP Unite.

BCW Recasts Ranks

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

BCWBCW has revamped its global communications, brand and marketing functions.

Palladium Takes Southwest Strategies Stake

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

SouthwestPalladium Equity Partners has taken an investment stake in Southwest Strategies, a top California public affairs shop with about 50 staffers.

MO Community College Issues Marketing RFP

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

State Fair Community CollegeState Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, is looking for an agency that can develop a comprehensive brand and marketing strategy to increase awareness and reach potential students.

On the Move: G&S Business Communications Names Niessen CFO

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Seth NiessenG&S Business Communications names Seth Niessen chief financial officer... Paul Werth Associates names Jason Knox VP of federal and state public affairs. He was a staffer for retiring Ohio Senator Rob Portman... Lambert brings on Heather Rice as director, market research... Violet PR promotes Christina Forrest to VP.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Diana Bassett

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Diana Bassett, Pres. Diana Bassett Public Relations
Diana Bassett, founder and president of Diana Bassett Public Relations, talks with Doug Simon about how taking some chances in your career can really pay off in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Maryland Seeks Firm for Dementia Awareness Push

Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MarylandMaryland’s Department of Health is scouting for a firm to work on messaging and creative development for a statewide multimedia campaign about dementia and healthy brain aging.

Commentary

Ignoring Trump Is Good Theory but Bad Media Move

Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDenying media coverage to Donald Trump is a good theory but the threat that his return to power poses to the US is too dangerous to ignore... Tesla's share of the EV market tumbles as Elon Musk fritters with Twitter... The media cheer as Bob Iger settles in once again at Walt Disney Co.

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News of Firms: Propel Launches PRM3

Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PropelPropel launches PRM3, a PR management, monitoring and measurement offering... PRophet teams with Yoodli... The Museum of Public Relations lands a grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

Accounts in Transit: MMGY Global Visits Detroit

Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

By Steve Barnes

DetroitMMGY Global is named marketing and advertising agency of record for Visit Detroit... Sling & Stone adds Halo.Car and EV Charging Solutions to its client portfolio... 5WPR lands SaaS solutions platform LeanIX.

On the Move: Resolute Public Affairs Adds Neil Simon

Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Neil SimonResolute Public Affairs hires Neil Simon as an EVP. He was most recently director of communications for Metro, the Portland, OR regional government... FINN Partners promotes Jessica Lise to partner, New York health... Thomson Reuters names Jeannine Befidi CCO.

Qorvis Gears Up for Arab Language Day

Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Arabic LanguageQorvis Communications, which has been Saudi Arabia’s go-to PR firm since the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, is gearing up for UN Arab Language Day.

Irish Rail Gathers PR Qualifications

Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Irish RailIrish Rail has issued an RFQ as it compiles a short-list of firms to provide PR support for its corporate communications department.

Biden Alum Rowe Takes NBCU Post

Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Courtney RoweCourtney Rowe, who held senior communications posts in both the Biden and Obama administrations, is coming on board at NBCUniversal as SVP, corporate communications.