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Last Updated: Tue., Jun. 28, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Communications Signs AOC Hospitality

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Steve Barnes

StemsHemsworth Communications signs on to represent AOC Hospitality, a Charleston, S.C.-based restaurant group... Zapwater Communications is named US PR firm for Copa Airlines, which was founded in 1947 as the National Airline of Panama... Xhibition checks in at Hotel Indigo Williamsburg... FischTank PR lands The Coretec Group.

How PR Pros Can Connect With the LGBTQ+ Community

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Phillip A. Nardone

Phil NardoneTo effectively connect with the LGBTQ+ community, agencies need to build cultures that create equity-minded teams and bring that mindset to the work they deliver for clients.

Shopify’s Hufft Moves to Zoom

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Amy HufftAmy Hufft, who was VP-head of global brand marketing & communications at Shopify, has moved to Zoom.

DCI Works to Expose Russia's Theft of Ukraine's Grain

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Rinat AkhmetovDCI Group is working for SCM Consulting, which is Ukraine's largest financial and industrial group, to run a PA and media campaign to highlight Russia’s theft of grain, minerals and steel in Ukraine.

Brunswick Group Recruits German Politico

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Andreas NickBrunswick Group has hired German politico Andreas Nick to bolster its public policy and investment banking capabilities.

Navy Floats Public Affairs RFQ

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

NSWCThe Naval Surface Warfare Center's corporate communications division has issued an RFQ for public affairs and visual support services.

Nassau Co. Seeks EcoDev PR

Mon., Jun. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

NCIDAThe Nassau County Industrial Development Agency is gathering the qualifications of PR, marketing, advertising and media buying firms interested in promoting the Long Island locale as a good place to keep and create jobs.

Justice Dept. Probes Trump's Media Deal

Mon., Jun. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

DWACJustice Dept. issues subpoenas to Digital World Acquisition Corp., which is taking Donald Trump's social media platform public, regarding the deal.

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Ukraine Military Armed with Media Support

Mon., Jun. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel RiceDaniel Rice, who is working on a doctoral dissertation on Ukrainian military leadership, is now repping the Ukrainian Armed Forces as special advisor to its commander-in-chief.

On the Move: Power Digital Hires PwC's Feldman as CMO

Mon., Jun. 27, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Stephanie FeldmanPower Digital hires PwC's Stephanie Feldman as its first chief marketing officer... Aristocrat Gaming brings on Oriana Branon as VP of communications and corporate affairs... Withings, which offers in-home devices that can monitor more than 20 health and wellness parameters, names Elizabeth Coleon marketing chief.

Washington State Looks for PSA Partner

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Attorney GeneralThe Washington State Office of the Attorney General is looking for a firm to handle a multimedia public service announcement campaign regarding the new charity care law.

FGS Global Works $10B Zendesk Deal

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ZendeskFGS Global represents Zendesk as the San Francisco-based customer engagement software company is acquired by Hellman & Friedman and Permira investment firms in a $10.2B deal.

Media Maneuvers: Netflix Readies Ad Platform, Cuts 300 Jobs

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NetflixNetflix looks to be gaining a new ad-supported tier and losing about 300 employees... The International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter launches a Legal Support Fund that will offer financial assistance to fact-checking organizations that face threats of harassment, intimidation and litigation... The final print edition of London’s Time Out, which focused on listings of entertainment venues and other events, has hit the stands.

News of Firms: Pan Communications Launches Content Hub

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

PANPAN Communications launches a content hub that will provide information to support the marketing efforts of businesses... Piranha, which is based in Brooklyn, acquires Manhattan Made Marketing... Dezenhall Resources CEO Eric Dezenhall has released an updated version of his crisis management guidebook, Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal.

On the Move: Guindo Named CMO at Merck Human Health

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Chirfi GuindoMerck tabs Chirfi Guindo to lead marketing for Merck Human Health... Disney General Entertainment hires former 20th Century Fox and HBO marketing chief Pamela Levine as head of marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content... XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, names RF|Binder vet Karina Frayter as vice president of public relations.