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Last Updated: Fri., May 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

LA Superior Court Wants to Book PR Firm

Fri., May 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

LA Superior CourtLos Angeles County Superior Court plans to hire a strategic communications shop with public sector experience in messaging for the judiciary.

On the Move: FINN Ups Witherell to Managing Partner

Fri., May 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ryan WitherellFINN Partners promotes Ryan J. Witherell to managing partner in its Southeast corporate and consumer practice group... Calvin Klein names former Ralph Lauren chief marketing officer Jonathan Bottomley to the CMO spot... Tech advertising platform Teads hires Natalie Bastian as global chief marketing officer.

O'Dwyer's May '22 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Implications of PR Training and Working From Home

By Henry Feintuch

Henry FeintuchI can guarantee one topic that’s come up at your senior staff meeting, your family dinner table and that recent social event you attended. It’s “working from home” and what part it will play in our lives over the next five-to-10 years.

More articles from our annual PR firm rankings issue:

Creating a Sustainable Agency -- Paul Furiga, WordWrite

Times Are Changing. So Should Your Agency's Culture. -- Peter V. Stanton, Stanton Communications, Inc.

PR's Best-Kept Secret: Agency Owner Wealth -- Art Stevens, The Stevens Group

Managing Search Results is Easier Than You Think -- Larry Moskowitz, Lightbox Search

See You Later, Annual Planning, Nice Knowing You -- Tina Charpentier, Padilla

Why DEI Should Live Within Your Brand Narrative -- Brandon Thomas, PAN Communications

Effective Ways to Prepare for a Cyberattack -- David Duncan, Anchin / Redpoint

Good PR Starts at Home -- Curtis Sparrer, Bospar

IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

Huntsworth Rebrands as Accordience

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

AccordienceHuntsworth Communications, which includes Grayling, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Red and Cirkle, has rebranded as Accordience.

Commentary

Kim Kardashian Goes Beyond Meat

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Kim KKim Kardashian pitches Beyond Meat as "chief taste consultant" of the money-losing plant-based protein company... Securities and Exchange Commission wants 'nutritional labels' on ESG investment funds... Democrats need to weaponize their gun control PR and drop the pipe dream of winning support from GOPers... Russia's No. 1 propagandist says if Putin is a "fascist" so is Trump and MagaWorld.

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On the Move: AxiCom Brings on Snyder, Lawler

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

AxiCom2AxiCom, WPP’s tech PR agency, brings on Brian Snyder as global president of digital and Shannon Lawler as senior VP of analytics and research... Prudential Financial hires Stan Little as U.S. Business chief marketing officer... Shore Fire Media hires Nora Lyons as director of publicity.

The Second Pandemic: Poor Communication

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Gil Bashe, John Bianchi

Gil and JohnScientists and the professionals who communicate on their behalf play a vital role in restoring an unforeseen casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic: the truth.

Accounts in Transit: Finn Partners Dials Up RingCentral

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

RIng CentralFINN Partners lands US PR duties for for RingCentral, which provides global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration and contact center solutions... The Ripson Group is named agency for Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention... Ditto PR adds Cardless, Direxion and Truework to its roster of fintech clients.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Michael Rinaldo

Thu., May 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Michael Rinaldo, Pres., Interdependence PR
Interdependence Public Relations president Michael Rinaldo talks about how communications pros can get the most out of earned media opportunities in the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview with Doug Simon.