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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 21, 2024 @ 5:05 pm

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.

Zelensky Profiled as PR, Propaganda Master

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

ShowmanTime correspondent Simon Shuster’s “The Showman” demonstrates how Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky’s masterful knowledge of PR tactics and the power of propaganda transformed him from comedian into a respected world leader.

Taiwan Group Taps Crossriver for Econ Diplomacy Push

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

TAiwanTaiwan’s Metal Industries Research & Development Center has hired Crossriver Inc. to help build relations with audiences in the US, especially in the satellite and space sectors.

Tualatin, OR Looks for Lobbying Support

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

TualatinTualatin, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide legislative representation and lobbying services.

News of Firms: Place Public Affairs Debuts

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Sam MyersPlace Public Affairs is launched by Sam Myers, Jr., who was most recently managing director at Rational 360... ARInsights acquires The Wind Communications Agency... CTP, a Boston-based creative communications agency, opens an office in North Carolina.

On the Move: Beekeeper Names Louisnord CMO

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Nancy LouisnordBeekeeper, an app focused on improving employee engagement, retention and performance, appoints Nancy Louisnord as CMO... RevHealth, a pharmaceutical marketing and communications agency, names Marcia Goddard chief creative officer... MAHA Global, an AI SaaS company, appoints Kathy Krenger as a member of its CCO advisory board and Jerilan Greene to its board of directors.

San Luis Obispo Looks for Tourism PR

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

City of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, which is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, wants a firm to handle its $1.2M annual marketing and branding effort.

Iraq Taps Valcour for Federal, State Outreach

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

IraqThe Embassy of Iraq has issued a one-year $540K contract with Washington-based Valcour global public strategy firm for outreach to US and state government officials.

News of Firms: Prosek Opens New Office in NYC

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

ProsekProsek Partners opens its new flagship office in New York that is pitched as a place to work that's “better than home.”... Golin forms a strategic partnership with Cyabra, a counter-disinformation platform... Liquid Agency, a brand consulting shop in San Jose, acquires Dallas-based employment branding agency MindHandle.

Accounts in Transit: Uproar Teams with MerlinTPS

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

MerlinUproar PR partners with MerlinTPS... RG2 Communications picks up Parisian boutique hotel Maison Proust... PowerVue Marketing re-ups its agency of record relationship with Madison RV & Golf Resort.

On the Move: Boldyn Networks Hires AT&T's Weaver as CMO

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Jeannie WeaverBoldyn Networks names AT&T's Jeannie Weaver CMO for its US operation... Precision BioSciences promotes Naresh Tanna to VP of investor relations... Fresco, a smart kitchen platform for appliance brands, hires Joanne Savage as CMO.

Spain's LLYC Acquires Lambert Global

Mon., Feb. 19, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

LLYCSpain's LLYC has acquired a 70 percent stake in Lambert Global for an initial payment of $18.2M with the balance due in two years based on the EBITDA performance of the corporate communications/IR firm.

Sober Curious Goes Mainstream

Mon., Feb. 19, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

Sober-curious movementMore younger Americans are abstaining from alcohol, according to recent research on the growing sober-curious movement, presenting a challenge—and an opportunity—for beverage marketers in 2024.