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Last Updated: Thu., Feb. 2, 2023 @ 4:15 pm

Tucker Carlson's Whale of a Tale

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

If Fox celebrity Tucker Carlson is really concerned about plight of stranded humpback whales, he would advocate for a speedier development of offshore wind power.....BP sings praises of Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act and hopes other countries follow suit.....Trian Management Fund's Nelson Peltz makes good case for independent rather than corporate-affiliated directors.

News of Firms: Baker PR Launches PA Practice

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Baker Public Relations launches a public affairs practice... Bader Rutter, a Milwaukee-headquartered B2B marcom agency, opens an office in Chicago... PRSSA is establishing a chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

O'Dwyer's Jan. '23 Special Issue on Crisis Comms.

Now Streaming: Crisis in the Documentary Era

By Liz Janisse, Rachel Rosenblatt

Liz and RachelWhat to do when your organization becomes the subject of a high-profile documentary.

More articles from Jan. special issue:

Welcome Back to an Even-More Unpredictable World -- Andrew Frank, Pres. Karv Communications

The Best Companies Anticipate Crisies and Drill to Prepare -- Robert Durand, Jonathan Taylor, Crosswind Media & PR

Twitter's Lessons for Crisis Communications -- Alex Stanton, CEO, Stanton

January Issue on Crisis CommunicationsWhen an Employee Threatens Your Company's Reputation -- David Ball, Pres. & Founder, Ball Consulting Group

When Crisis Threatens an Influencer-Deal Partnerhsip -- Eric Yaverbaum, CEO, Ericho Comms.

New Year, New World, New Rules? -- Jessica Berk Ross, Mng. Partner, FINN Partners

Adding Self-Awareness, Compassion to the Crisis Toolkit -- Anne Green, Principal & Mng. Dir., G&S Business Comms.

Reputation Management for Doctors -- Alaina Chiappone, Publicist, Otter PR

It's a Rollup World -- by Art Stevens, Mng. Partner, The Stevens Group

DC Infrastructure Academy Shops for PR

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

InfrastructureThe District of Columbia Department of Employment Services seeks a firm to develop a comprehensive communications and outreach program for its Infrastructure Academy.

Former Harris Aide Joins Giffords

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Chris HarrisGiffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, hires Chris Harris as VP of communications.

Finn, OffScrip Health to Promote 'Cancer Moonshot' Coalition

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Cancer MoonshotFinn Partners and OffScrip Health will handle a storytelling campaign for a new coalition to address the obstacles that rural patient communities face accessing healthcare, the White House announced Feb. 2.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Stacey Grimsrud

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Stacey Grimsrud, VP, Bospar
Bospar vice president Stacey Grimsrud talks about the increased importance of PR in tough economic times on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview with Doug Simon.

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Hires Transportation Pro Saull

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Christina SaullAPCO Worldwide hires Christina Saull as a senior director. She was corporate communications director at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority... Edelman promotes Bianca Freedman to Canada CEO... Ketner Group Communications ups Kirsty Goodlett to VP-marketing.

Dentons Adds Ex-Congressman Denham

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff DenhamFormer California Congressman Jeff Denham, who was a member of the Republican leadership team, has joined Dentons as a senior policy director.

AI and Resumes: Implications for Communications

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Jane Genova

Jane GenoveThe best kind of career help might prove to be automated rather than human. A recent MIT study found that the quality of writing for a resume, when improved by AI, boosts the probability of hiring, does result in more offers, increases hourly compensation and leaves employers satisfied about their selections.

Former 9/11 Museum Spokesperson Joins SKDK

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Michael FrazierMichael Frazier, who spent more than 11 years as a communicator at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, has joined SKDK’s PA practice in New York as an executive VP.

Hope Hicks Rides to Dolan's Rescue

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HicksEmbattled Madison Square Garden Entertainment Group chief James Dolan is using former Trump PR guru Hope Hicks to deflect criticism for his use of facial recognition technology to ban legal foes from attending events at the “world’s most famous arena.”

FINN Partners Works to Promote Racial Justice

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

ChurchFinn Partners represents the Mississippi River Boulevard Christian Church and its Pastor J. Lawrence Turner who will host today’s funeral of Tyre Nichols who was murdered by Memphis police.

Commentary

Meta's Zuckerberg, Clegg Must Be Held Accountable

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

MetaNothing good will come from Donald Trump's impending return to Facebook... Joe Biden gets it wrong about ExxonMobil's 'outrageous' profit. Big Oil doesn't have a social contract with the American people... Corporate kleptomaniacs, beware. Searby PLLC is on the case... Congressman makes history by making first speech on House floor written by ChatGPT.