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Last Updated: Wed., Dec. 7, 2022 @ 5:15 pm

Brunswick Group's Lagana Switches to Invariant

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Susan LaganaBrunswick Group’s Susan Lagana has joined Invariant’s strategic communications and public affairs team. She also worked at BCW Global and in the Obama administration.

Dentons Global Advisors Names Feilding CFO

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Susan FeildingDentons Global Advisors has hired Susan Feilding as chief financial officer, based in its London office. She joins the independent advisory from L.E.K. Consulting.

Commentary

Call in the PR Plumbers

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

H/Advisors Abernathy More than one-third of major deals made during the past six years were publicly reported in the media prior to the official corporate announcement, according to a “When Deals Spring a Leak” study by H/Advisors Abernathy... GroupM likens today's economic uncertainty to the periods following WWII and the Korean War.

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On the Move: Banner Public Affairs Hires Sen. Boozman Aide

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ryan LosakBanner Public Affairs hires Ryan Losak, former aide to Republican Sen. John Boozman as VP of government relations... Prologue brings on Tita Freeman and Lenny Alcivar as senior strategists in its Washington outpost... Wallbox, a provider of electric vehicle chargers, names Myriam Lhermurier Boublil as chief communications & public affairs officer and Javier Riaño as CMO.

ICR, Tancredi Help Take MNG Airlines Public

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MNGICR Inc. and Tancredi Intelligent Communication are working the $676M deal that will take Turkey’s MNG Airlines, a cargo carrier and logistics provider, public via a merger with Golden Falcon Acquisition Corp. SPAC.

News of Firms: Bliss Group Unveils Workplace Specialty Group

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Steve Barnes

BlissThe Bliss Group forms the Workplace Specialty Group... KLW Communications is launched by former VisitPITTSBURGH communications director Kristin Wenger... 5WPR’s new Impact team partners with the Henry Street Settlement.

Accounts in Transit: Xhibition Lands The Inn of The Five Graces

Wed., Dec. 7, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Five GracesXhibition checks in at The Inn of The Five Graces of Santa Fe... Sage Growth Partners, a Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy and marketing firm, launches a new website for Health Evolution... The Tenth Man, a Dublin-based international marketing, sports and entertainment shop, signs a 12-month deal to provide strategic and creative services with PointsBet.

Voters Reject Curbing ESG

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022

By Steve Barnes

ROKKWith many Republican legislators already threatening to rein in “corporate wokeism” in 2023, a new study from ROKK Solutions and Penn State University’s Center for the Business of Sustainability finds that neither Democratic nor Republican voters are behind efforts to curb ESG initiatives.

SD Wants Ads to Counter Opioid Abuse

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

South DakotaThe South Dakota Department of Health is looking for an ad partner to provide health communications and marketing services to prevent opioid abuse and misuse.

On the Move: Rational 360 Adds Veron to Healthcare Group

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ilyse VeronRational 360 hires Ilyse Veron as SVP, working with the firm’s healthcare practice... First Tech Federal Credit Union, the nation's eighth-largest credit union, names Nike's Brandon Hunt CMO... Carbone Fine Food appoints Tracy Garbowski marketing EVP.

Kral Leaves Brunswick for Longacre Square

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Rebecca KralBrunswick Group veteran Rebecca Kral has joined Longacre Square Partners as partner and head of the financial communications shop’s Dallas office.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Virginia Devlin

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Virginia Devlin, CEO, Current Global
Current Global CEO Virginia Devlin talks with Doug Simon about how communicators can close the "inclusion gap" for people with disabilities on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

NIST Seeks Firms to Promote US Manufacturing

Mon., Dec. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

NISTThe National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is charged with promoting US innovation and manufacturing competitiveness, is gathering qualifications of firms interested in providing marketing support.