PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021 @ 3:44 pm

Project Veritas Taps Ex-Pence Aide For FBI Raid

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PaolettaProject Veritas is using Mark Paoletta, ex-counsel to vice president Mike Pence, to inform members of Congress of the FBI Nov. 6 raid of the Mamaroneck home of its founder & conservative activist James O’Keefe.

Indian Law Resource Center Needs Help in Land Ownership Fight

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Indian LawThe Indian Law Resource Center seeks a US-based strategic communications/public affairs firm to create and implement a robust communications strategy to support the legal efforts surrounding a Guatemalan community’s struggle to secure legal ownership of their lands.

Edelman to Develop Neom's Tonomus Tech Brand

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

NEOMEdelman has signed a six-month contract worth $1.3M to launch, build and maintain the Tonomus brand, which is the digital & technology trademark of Saudi Arabia’s $500B NEOM city of the future project.

Wiki Education Wants Media Relations Support

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

WikiThe Wiki Education is looking for a firm that can increase the visibility of the organization with a national media strategy and campaign.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Krysta Pellegrino

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Krysta Pellegrino, Chief Client Officer, Health+Commerce
What does it really mean for a healthcare communicator to be patient-focused? That's just one of the questions that Health+Commerce chief client officer Krysta Pellegrino discusses with Doug Simon on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

On the Move: Prosek Partners Hires AmexCo's LaFiura

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jen LaFiuraProsek Partners names Jen LaFiura SVP, head of brand strategy... Allied Global Marketing ups Kelly Estrella to chief of marketing operations... ProShares brings on Eric Dash as executive director, chief content and communications officer, a newly created position... Navigators Global is adding Brian Darling, a former top adviser to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

Qualicum Beach Seeks Communications Partner

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Qualicum BeachQualicum Beach, which is located on Vancouver Island, is seeking a communications partner to help keep its residents informed about town services and events on an as-needed basis.

Accounts in Transit: Marino Builds AOR Relationship with Skanska USA

Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SkanskaMarino is selected by construction and development company Skanska USA as its agency of record for the New York/New Jersey metro region... PHG Consulting is named agency of record for the Cayman Islands... Rubenstein Public Relations reps E11EVEN Residences Beyond development in Miami.

FINN Partners Acquires Ireland's 360

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dan PenderFinn Partners has acquired Dublin-based 360, a full-service integrated communications firm with 17 staffers.

BP’s Morrell Stars in Disney’s PR

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Geoff MorellWalt Disney Co. has tapped former BP and Pentagon communications exec Geoff Morell to succeed Zenia Mucha, who is retiring at the end of the year, as its communications chief.

FTI Counters FCA Employee Revolt

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FCALondon’s Financial Conduct Authority has called in FTI Consulting for $625K-plus in internal communications work related to a staff uprising over pay cuts.

LHS Picks Berry to Lead Media Relations

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Tony BerryUMass Memorial Health senior director, media and public relations Tony Berry joins LaVoieHealthScience as vice president of media relations.

News of Firms: BrandExtract Merges With Axiom

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BrandExtractHouston-based brand experience firm BrandExtract integrates with branding and digital strategy agency Axiom... Kite Hill PR establishes a dedicated environmental, social and governance practice... The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America elects PRophet founder and CEO Aaron Kwittken as 2022 president.

On the Move: CNN's Farkas Heads to Brunswick Group

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jason FarkasBrunswick Group hires CNN Business vice president and general manager Jason Farkas as a partner in its New York office... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names Guillaume Klossa senior vice president, European affairs... Stratacomm brings on David Ocamb as vice president of research, planning and strategy.

MZ Group Works Trump's Media Deal

Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Truth SocialGlobal IR firm MZ Group is handling news that Trump Media & Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Corp. have lined up $1B in PIPE (public investing in public equity) financial commitments from unidentified investors upon consummation of their SPAC deal. (Updated with GOP Congressman Nunes named CEO).

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