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Last Updated: Thu., Jun. 13, 2024 @ 4:15 pm

News of Firms: Ball Consulting Launches 'HousingLab'

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

BallBall Consulting Group launches HousingLab, a “hyperspecialization” dedicated to the creation of new housing and helping to overcome the nationwide housing crisis... World’s Fair Communications, which targets companies at the intersection of entertainment, technology and the creator economy, is launched by Craig Radow and Eric Schultz in Los Angeles.... Touchdown Strategies acquires Austin, TX-based strategic content agency YSPK.

Commentary

No Joey Chestnut???

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Joey ChestnutNathan's Famous earned a ton of publicity ahead of its July 4 hot dog eating contest with the devastating news that champ Joey Chestnut won't be scarfing down dogs at the big event. Will Nathan's double down on PR by inviting Joey back?... Newsmax takes aim at Fox News as its plans to go public... Chiquita suffers PR blow as federal court ruling makes it the first US company held libable for human rights abuses abroad.

On the Move: Said Differently Names GE Alum Boff as CEO

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Linda BoffSaid Differently recruits former GE global chief marketing and communications officer Linda Boff as its CEO... The Perry Group hires Kerci Marcello Stroud as EVP. Stroud was at the Rhode Island School of Design... Susan Davis International brings on Jenny Wang as SVP. She was most recently an SVP at CLYDE.

Metro Rochester Seeks Firm for Climate Plan PR

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

GeneseeThe Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council wants to hear from firms interested in doing community engagement and outreach for its Comprehensive Climate Action Plan that is under development for the nine counties that make up the Rochester metro region.

Reducing AI Bias in Public Health Communications

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Onisha Etkins, Karen Goldstein

Onisha Etkins and Karen GoldsteinHow communicators can leverage AI’s powerful capabilities in the public health space while staying true to our goal of ensuring inclusivity and health equity.

Accounts in Transit: Rubenstein PR Picks Up Diversified Education Services

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

DESRubenstein Public Relations lands Diversified Education Services... IMAGINE PR picks up Sky Lagoon, a spa located just outside of Reykjavik... PHD, an Omnicom Media Group agency, adds brand media AOR duties for travel agency Priceline... Colangelo & Partners toasts with AVIVO Wines.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Madelyn Flax

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Madelyn Flax, Women's Sports Practice Lead, Finn Partners

In the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview, Madelyn Flax, sports account supervisor and women’s sports practice lead at FINN Partners, talks with Doug Simon about the opportunities that the women sports movement offers to communicators. She also explains how brand partnerships with athletes can create social change with stories that reach multiple sectors including entertainment and culture.

Rodriquez Moves to McGuireWoods

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Clara RodriguezClara Rodriguez has joined the McGuireWoods law firm as chief marketing and business development officer.

Burson Launches

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BursonBurson today officially launched its new brand and client offerings to complete the merger of BCW and Hill & Knowlton.

Teneo Lands $4.7M Pact for COP29 PR

Wed., Jun. 12, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

COPTeneo has signed on to handle communications and corporate strategy support for COP29, the United Nations climate conference set for Baku, Azerbaijan from Nov. 11-Nov. 22.

Lake Forest (CA) Wants Brand Identity

Wed., Jun. 12, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

City of Lake ForestLake Forest is seeking a firm to develop a “distinct, strong, and resilient brand identity” for the city of 85K people living in California’s Orange County.

Accounts in Transit: RG2 Communications Picks Up Italy's La Raia estate

Wed., Jun. 12, 2024

By Steve Barnes

La RaiaRG2 Communications picks up La Raia estate, a property located in the hills of Gavi, Italy near Milan and Genoa... Viral Nation lands influencer marketing duties for MGM Resorts International... SGPR signs on health and wellness brands Nutrafol and The Honey Pot.

On the Move: Johnson Succeeds Hawkins at Alpine's Health Unit

Wed., Jun. 12, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Courtney JohnsonThe Alpine Group names agency principal Courtney Johnson to succeed James “Jay” Hawkins as leader of its healthcare policy practice... SolComms brings on 5WPR SVP Jacolyn Gleason as head of client services, a newly created role... Holland & Hart, a Denver-based law firm, hires Lisa Simon as chief marketing and business development officer.