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Last Updated: Thu., Jul. 11, 2024 @ 4:43 pm

Austin Budgets $9M for Public Health PR Push

Thu., Jul. 11, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AustinAustin Public Health slates a $9M marketing communications push to promote its programming, and counter misinformation that erodes people's trust in the effectiveness or need of its services.

Stanton Works Bain Capital's Envestnet Deal

Thu., Jul. 11, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BainStanton represents Bain Capital as it acquires Envestnet, provider of technology and services to the wealth management sector, in a deal valued at $4.5B.

The Power of Not Knowing

Thu., Jul. 11, 2024

By Paul Oestreicher

PaulThe importance of asking questions and being curious cannot be overstated.

On the Move: Glen Echo Recruits PPI's Kaelin

Thu., Jul. 11, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Tommy KaelinGlen Echo Group recruits Progressive Policy Institute director of public affairs Tommy Kaelin as a director, focusing primarily on artificial intelligence, privacy and content moderation issues... The Public Affairs Council names Milka Amanios as social impact practice manager... Bolt PR appoints Jessica Ballew as digital marketing director.

Accounts in Transit: Brandman Checks Into The Peninsula Hotels

Thu., Jul. 11, 2024

By Steve Barnes

PeninsulaThe Brandman Agency adds The Peninsula Hotels to its roster of global luxury travel and lifestyle clients... Parasol, which specializes in the luxury lifestyle and hospitality industry, is appointed AOR for Champion Spirit Country Club in Nassau, The Bahamas... New Engen is selected as digital marketing AOR for SNIPES, a sneaker and streetwear retailer.

Commentary

Democrats Need to Show Some Backbone

Wed., Jul. 10, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

DonkeyThe Democratic leadership needs to find its spine, and get Old Joe out of the presidential race... Trump's threat to pull out of NATO counters the favorable view that Americans have of military alliance... The former "bagman for dictators" spills the beans about his PR hits for Brown Lloyd James.

Are Universities Ready for Crisis Round Two?

Wed., Jul. 10, 2024

By Virgil Scudder

Virgil ScudderGaza-related protests rocked many major campuses last spring and without proper planning and preparation, this fall’s on-campus situation could be as bad or worse.

Toran Takes Teneo Spot

Wed., Jul. 10, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Julie ToranJulie Toran, who has more than 20 years of experience as an analyst and portfolio manager at investment firms, has joined Teneo as managing director in its strategy and communications unit.

On the Move: Newman Scores at US Soccer

Wed., Jul. 10, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Catherine NewmanU.S. Soccer names WWE's Catherine Newman as CMO... Nissan names Jeff Pope to succeed Scott Shirley, who is retiring, as chief marketing manager & marketing operations, effective Aug. 1... Bob’s Red Mill, an employee-owned natural foods company, hires Daniel Barba as VP of marketing.

Accounts in Transit: Firecracker PR Signs Tessell

Wed., Jul. 10, 2024

By Steve Barnes

TessellFirecracker PR signs Tessell, a provider of cloud databases and DBaaS (database-as-a-service) for enterprises.... Evins Communications, along with its Teuwen division, is named agency of record for AVE by Korman Communities, Farage Cioccolato and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars... Warner Communications lands PR duties for the American Logistics Aid Network.