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Last Updated: Fri., Jul. 19, 2024 @ 5:10 pm

Austin's Housing Authority Needs Rebranding Work

Fri., Jul. 19, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AustinAustin's Housing Authority seeks a new brand that reflects its values, history and its innovative approach to providing homes for nearly 20K people living in the capital city of Texas.

News of Firms: Havas Loses B Corp. Status Due to Shell Oil Work

Fri., Jul. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

HavasHavas agencies Havas London, Havas Lemz, Havas New York and Havas Immerse have lost their B Corporation certifications due to Havas Media’s relationship with Shell... Ironistic, an Alexandria, VA-based digital agency, merges with RISE Marketing, a specialized marketing communications agency headquartered in Vermont... PR73, which in June rebranded from Press Record Communications, releases its first research report, “Building Trust: Insights and Strategies for Communications Teams.”

On the Move: Golin Promotes Pantano

Fri., Jul. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Hollie PantanoGolin, an IPG agency, promotes Hollie Pantano to associate managing director, West Coast, a newly created role... FINN Partners ups Brent Wilson to global head of creative... Cracker Barrel Old Country Store names Sarah Moore as CMO, effective July 22. She was at MGM Resorts International.

Publicis Ups '24 Growth Projection

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun expects the French communications combine to post 5.6 percent organic growth in 2024, which is up from his original 4.5 percent projection.

SunLine Transit Drives Out PR RFP

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

SunLineSunLine Transit Agency, provider of public transportation in 1,120 square miles of California’s Riverside County, plans to hire a firm to handle PR and video production services.

WSJ Flunks Press Freedom Test

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

WSJThe Wall Street Journal claims to be a fierce advocate for for press freedom, but it failed to live up to that commitment in Hong Kong... PR play of the week goes to Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo for her plunge into the murky waters of the Seine... SEC sues ex-CEO of SPAC vehicle used by Trump Media & Technology Group day before Donald Trump nominated for president.

Accounts in Transit: Pollack Group Adds Artistic Entertainment Service

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

AESThe Pollack Group is partnering with Artistic Entertainment Service, a longtime float builder for the Tournament of Roses Parade... WH inc., a Seattle-based shop, adds craft breweries Redhook and Widmer Brothers to its client portfolio... The Consultancy PR signs on to represent The Container Store, a return client

PR Leaders Must Adopt a Human-to-Human Ethos

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Ken Jacobs

Trenesa Stanford-DanuserWhether interacting with team members or clients, PR and comms leaders have to be aware that sometimes the work environment is highly impacted by what's happening outside of the workplace.

On the Move: Carmichael Lifts Lyft's PR Push

Thu., Jul. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Tessa CarmichaelLyft brings on Terra Carmichael as CCO... Matters of State Strategies, a Phoenix-based firm, brings on former Arizona House of Representatives member Lorenzo Sierra as VP of PA... Sportsman’s Warehouse, an outdoor specialty retailer, hires Susan Sanderson as SVP of marketing, ecommerce and loyalty.

Omnicom's Q2 Revenues Rise 6.8%

Wed., Jul. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomOmnicom posted a 6.8 percent rise in Q2 revenues to $3.9B, and a 7.3 percent drop in operating income to $510.3M. The PR operation turned in a sluggish performance.

FH Works to Improve UN Rep in the US

Wed., Jul. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Better WorldThe Better World Campaign has hired FleishmanHillard for strategic communications and PA to strengthen support for the work of the United Nations in the US.

Commentary

Thanks, Adam

Wed., Jul. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Adam SchiffCongressman Adam Schiff becomes the most prominent elected Democrat to urge our delusional president to "pass the torch' before he gets smoked in November... The conviction of "Gold Bar" Bob Menendez adds momentum to Justice Dept's enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. That's some great news for those who want to curb Chinese, Russian influence operations here.

Missouri Humanities Seeks a PR Hand

Wed., Jul. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

MissouriMissouri Humanities, a non-profit group that encourages people to explore the history, culture and traditions of the Show Me State, is looking for a marketing communications partner.