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Last Updated: Mon., Jul. 22, 2024 @ 5:10 pm

JPA Health Acquires London's akt health

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AKTJPA Health has acquired London’s akt health communications, which has 23 staffers, to expand the European capabilities of the Washington-based firm.

Potter Takes Burson's Top PA Post

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Damion PotterDamion Potter, former British diplomat and trade & economic development representative, has joined Burson as global chair of its public affairs operation.

Commentary

We Can Breathe Again

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Kamala HarrisThe Democrats now have at least a fighting chance to remain in the White House with Kamala Harris on top of the ticket... Diversity dies in the heartland as Deere & Co. and Tractor Supply Co. plow over their DEI initiatives.

Teneo Taps Labour Party Veteran

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Ben BradshawTeneo has named Ben Bradshaw, a veteran Labour Party politico and former member of the UK parliament, senior advisor for political and policy matters.

Trade Pubs Vital Resource for Business Leaders

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

trade mediaTrade media plays an essential role in informing business leaders, influencing sales and driving industry growth, according to a new survey of B2B business executives.

Take This Job and Love It

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Laura Davidson, Gina Jevic

Laura Davidson and Gina JevicWhy employee retention is just as important as client acquisition.

On the Move: FGS Global Hires Justice Dept. Vet Tzuker

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Josh TzukerFGS Global brings on Josh Tzuker, who served as chief of staff and senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division, as the agency’s global head of antitrust and competition... BSH Home Appliances Corporation hires Andrew de Lara as senior media relations & PR strategy manager and promotes Julia Henry to head of corporate communication & government affairs for North America... GumGum, a contextual-first, global digital advertising platform, appoints Kerel Cooper as CMO.

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