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Last Updated: Tue., Apr. 16, 2024 @ 5:15 pm

WA's King County Wants to Hire DC Advocate

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

King CountyWashington’s King County is looking for a federal government relations shop to help it stay abreast of policies and legislation that could impact its 2.2M people and cities such as Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

Navigators Global Guides Japan

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

NavigatorsNavigators Global has signed a one-year contract to advise Japan’s embassy on legislation in Congress and White House policies and actions that could affect the US and Japan relationship.

How Not To Chase Ambulances

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024

By Richard Dukas

Richard DukasThere’s a fine line between newsjacking and taking advantage, aka ambulance chasing. Our job as PR professionals is to tread it carefully.

On the Move: Prosek Hires Estupinan to Head New Abu Dhabi Office

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Diana EstupianProsek Partners brings on Diana Estupinan to lead its first office in the Middle East, which will be located in Abu Dhabi... Madwell promotes Gabriela Benitez to president, a newly created role at the firm... Zonda, which provides data-driven market solutions to companies in the homebuilding industry, names Tom LeBaron as VP, performance and growth marketing

Accounts in Transit: FINN Partners Lands Greentech Environmental

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024

By Steve Barnes

GreentechFINN Partners is selected to provide integrated PR and marketing services for Greentech Environmental... Hemsworth signs on as AOR for Main Line Brands (Mosquito Authority, Pest Authority and Fitness Machine Technicians)... Firecracker PR lands L3Networks... InnoVision Marketing Group picks up Buddy’s bar-b-q, an East Tennessee bar-b-q favorite.

Carlsbad Eyes EcoDev Assistance

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

City of Carlsbad, CACarlsbad is looking for an economic development partner to help position the southern California city as a great place to build a business and grow a career.

Teneo Handles CVC Capitalís IPO

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

CVC CapitalTeneo is handling the initial public offering of CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s largest private equity firms with nearly $200B in assets under management.

Americans Grow Weary of Purpose-Driven Marketing

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

USC Annenberg Center for Public RelationsA growing number of consumers, company employees and even PR professionals now think companies should dial back on ESG initiatives, according to the latest Global Communications Report from USC Annenberg.

When the Inmates Run the Asylum

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelWhile employee inclusion is important for any workplace, three recent examples illustrate how staff empowerment can potentially threaten an organization.

On the Move: Global Counsel's Palombo Joins FGS Global

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Joe PalmoboFGS Global brings on Global Counsel's Joe Palombo as a partner in the firm’s London office... SJW Group, an investor-owned pure-play water and wastewater utility, names Nazan Riahei as VP of communications, a newly created role... Measurabl, an ESG tech platform for real estate, names Chris Zegal SVP of marketing

News of Firms: Buchanan Joins BCW, H&K

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Steve Barnes

BuchananBCW and Hill & Knowlton, which will merge as of July 1 to form Burson, bring on financial communications and capital market advisory firm Buchanan Communications as part of the new unit, effective immediately... Stagwell enters into an agreement to acquire PROS Agency, a Brazil-based brand and marketing consultancy... The LAGRANT Foundation forms alumni advisory council.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Matt Kovacs

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Matt Kovacs, Pres., Blaze PR
Blaze PR president Matt Kovacs talks with Doug Simon about how organizations can get the most out of their PR budgets on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.