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Last Updated: Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 @ 4:05 pm

Sustainability Key When Messaging Gen Z

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

Gen ZGen Z’s concern for environmental issues is a reflection of living in a world fraught with uncertainty, underscoring the importance for brands to craft messages that align with this generation’s values.

Commentary

Macy's Sounds the Retreat

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

MacysMacy's claims its plan to shutter 150 stores represents "a bold new chapter" in growth. It certainly sounds more like a retreat... The Sentencing Project and Meraki Communications Group show the power of PR with campaign to highlight America's incarceration crisis... Master of spin Ryan Binkley exits from GOP presidential race but takes solace in getting 4x as many votes in Iowa as Asa Hutchinson.

AI Gets Thumbs Up in Windy City

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CLCThe Windy City is bullish on AI, according to a recent survey conducted by the Communications Leaders of Chicago in conjunction with DePaul University’s College of Communication.

FL County Wants to Promote Indigent Healthcare Plan

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Polk CountyPolk County, which is located between Orlando and Tampa on the I-4 Corridor, is looking for a firm that can provide marketing and advertising services to promote its indigent healthcare program.

Bahamas Central Bank Deposits $3M Biz at BCW

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BAhamasThe Central Bank of the Bahamas has hired BCW to a one-year $2.9M pact to provide government relations and lobbying support to advance the country’s reputation in the US and to support the bank’s policy goals.

On the Move: Akrete Names Pappas SVP

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Steve Barnes

John PappasAkrete names John Pappas as SVP. Pappas was most recently director of financial communications at Ferguson, a $30B NYSE-listed distributor to construction markets... PayPal Holdings, Inc. hires Geoff Seeley as CMO... CG Life hires Chris Weber as SVP of strategy.

Stagwell Q4 Revenues Dip 5.6%

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennStagwell CEO Mark Penn reported Q4 net revenues dipped 5.6 percent to $551.1M during a “challenging year for marketing services and digital transformation.”

Virginia Beach Seeks EcoDev Support

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia BeachVirginia Beach’s Dept of Economic Development is looking for a firm to serve as “agency of record” for advertising, marketing and public relations services.

Teneoís Hollander Ships to FedEx

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer HollanderJenifer Hollander, managing director in Teneo's strategy & communications advisory practice, is joining FedEx Corp. on March 1 as VP-investor relations.

Crescendo Orchestrates Silexion's SPAC Deal

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

SilixionCrescendo Communications is handling IR duties for Silexion Ltd, the Israeli clinical stage oncology-focused biotech, that is merging in a SPAC deal with Moringa Acquisition Corp.

Horowitz Dies at 93

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Alfred HorowitzAlfred Horowitz, who was a PR counselor, educator, businessman and philanthropist, died February 14 of natural causes. He was 93.

Crisis Pro Lanny Davis Joins Actum

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Lanny DavisLanny Davis, the noted crisis manager, media strategist and attorney who advised presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has joined Actum LLC in Washington as co-chair.

Union Square Partnership Needs Events Producer

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Union SquareManhattan’s Union Square Partnership is looking for an events producer to provide logistical support for its six-week Summer in the Square program.

Accounts in Transit: Brookline PR Adds Cinim

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CinimBrookline PR, a Calgary boutique PR shop, signs on to work with Cinim, a charity dedicated to fostering evidence-based mental health programs for happier and more fulfilling lives... Leach Advisors signs on with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP... Jennifer Bett Communications is named media relations and affiliate marketing services agency of record for western footwear, apparel and accessories brand Tecovas... January Consulting and January Digital pick up Sakara, a nutrition company.

On the Move: Finn Partners Ups West to Partner

Fri., Feb. 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Nate WestFINN Partners names Nate West, a leader in its Southeast health group, partner... Sony Pictures Entertainment chief communications officer Robert Lawson is being promoted to lead comms for all of Sony Group Corp... ATREVIA, a Spanish global communication and corporate affairs shop, brings on Yolanda Román as managing director of its public affairs area.

WPP Reports Flat Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP reported Q4 revenues inched ahead 0.3 percent to $4.1B as CEO Mark Read wrapped up a year that he said was more challenging than expected due to cutbacks, mainly by technology clients.