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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 24, 2022 @ 6:42 pm

Washington State Looks for PSA Partner

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Attorney GeneralThe Washington State Office of the Attorney General is looking for a firm to handle a multimedia public service announcement campaign regarding the new charity care law.

FGS Global Works $10B Zendesk Deal

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ZendeskFGS Global represents Zendesk as the San Francisco-based customer engagement software company is acquired by Hellman & Friedman and Permira investment firms in a $10.2B deal.

Media Maneuvers: Netflix Readies Ad Platform, Cuts 300 Jobs

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NetflixNetflix looks to be gaining a new ad-supported tier and losing about 300 employees... The International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter launches a Legal Support Fund that will offer financial assistance to fact-checking organizations that face threats of harassment, intimidation and litigation... The final print edition of London’s Time Out, which focused on listings of entertainment venues and other events, has hit the stands.

News of Firms: Pan Communications Launches Content Hub

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PANPAN Communications launches a content hub that will provide information to support the marketing efforts of businesses... Piranha, which is based in Brooklyn, acquires Manhattan Made Marketing... Dezenhall Resources CEO Eric Dezenhall has released an updated version of his crisis management guidebook, Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal.

On the Move: Guindo Named CMO at Merck Human Health

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chirfi GuindoMerck tabs Chirfi Guindo to lead marketing for Merck Human Health... Disney General Entertainment hires former 20th Century Fox and HBO marketing chief Pamela Levine as head of marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content... XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, names RF|Binder vet Karina Frayter as vice president of public relations.

Accounts in Transit: Landor & Fitch Picks Up The Container Store

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Container StoreLandor & Fitch signs on with The Container Store to lead the brand positioning of the company’s acquisition of Closet Works... Allison+Partners is engaged by GE Appliances... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America picks up footwear and apparel training brand NOBULL.

Hamp Returns to Toyota

Thu., Jun. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Julie HampJulie Hamp, who resigned her position as chief communications officer of Toyota in 2015 after being arrested in Japan on suspicion of drug charges, has returned to the automaker.

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Rochester Seeks Anti-Violence Communs Help

Thu., Jun. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

RochesterRochester is looking for a partner to create a marketing communications campaign designed to reduce the amount of violence in that upstate New York city.

Brunswick Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Thu., Jun. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Tanisha CarinoBrunswick Group has hired Tanisha Carino, who has more than 20 years of healthcare and life sciences experience, as a partner in its Washington office.

Ares Management Acquires SLR Consulting

Thu., Jun. 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

AresAres Management Corp. has acquired SLR Consulting, a top environmental, social and governance consultancy, from Charterhouse Capital.

DC PA Veteran Bartlett Joins Kekst CNC

Wed., Jun. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BartlettBrian Bartlett, who served in George W. Bush’s White House and co-founded the Rational 360 shop, has joined Kekst CNC to open its Washington office and expand its PA offering.

Commentary

Will Rupert Go Down Fighting?

Wed., Jun. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochA Delaware Court drops a bombshell on Fox Corp, rejecting its bid to squash Dominion's $1.6B suit against it... Stick it Vladimir. Hero Russian journalist auctions Nobel Peace Prize and donates $103M proceeds to help Ukrainian children displaced by Putin's invasion... Joe Biden is loved overseas, but not here... Attorney General Merrick Garland loves snitches.

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News of Firms: Interpublic Teams with LeBron James

Wed., Jun. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

LeBron JamesInterpublic Group teams with The SpringHill Company, the media conglomerate led by LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter.... Cornerstone Government Affairs opens in Kentucky's capital... Summit Strategy Group, a corporate reputation, public affairs and ESG consulting firm, forms a healthcare practice.