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Last Updated: Thu., Jul. 25, 2024 @ 12:25 pm

Turkcell Dials Up Signal Group

Thu., Jul. 25, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

TurkcellTurkcell, which is Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, has hired the Signal Group for media relations duties.

News of Firms: Cornerstone Government Affairs Opens in SC

Thu., Jul. 25, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CornerstoneCornerstone Government Affairs opens a Columbia, SC office, marking the 13th state in which the company maintains a physical presence... ChicExecs PR + Retail Placement Agency, now includes two sister companies, ExPR and Backhouse Agency, with a combined total of more than 80 staffers nationwide... Mad Fish Digital is acquiring brand-building marketing agency Grady Britton.

MetLife Hires Petrosino For DC Outreach

Thu., Jul. 25, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Nicole PetrosinoMetLife has hired Nicole Petrosino as VP-US. government relations to lead the New York-based insurer’s Capitol Hill advocacy on behalf of retirement and financial services policy matters.

Prosek Promotes ‘Davos in the Desert’

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

FIIProsek Partners has signed on to provide communications and PR support for the Future Investment Initiative Institute, which organizes the annual “Davos in the Desert” each October in Riyadh.

Interpublic Reports Flat Q2 Performance

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Philippe KrakowskyInterpublic reported flat Q2 net revenues of $2.3B and a 2.4 percent rise in operating income to $318.2M. It also was flat in Q1.

Kaplowitz Bids Adieu to 4A's

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Maria KaplowitzMarla Kaplowitz is stepping down as CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, effective May 30, 2025.

Consumer Optimism on the Rebound

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

consumerConsumers around the world are growing more optimistic about their personal finances, but their improved mood hasn’t translated into increased spending, according to a new WARC report.

On the Move: Hotwire Names van de Koppel to European Team

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Frank van de KoppelHotwire appoints Frank van de Koppel as strategy creative director to helm its newly launched pan-European digital team... Signal Group, a DC-based public affairs firm that became fully independent in March, hires Erika Bellido-Jin as VP of operations... Taft Communications promotes Jayne O’Connor to SVP and Meghan Bianco and Nicole Kirgan to director in its sustainability practice.

Accounts in Transit: W Communications Lands The Independent

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

IndependentW Communications lands UK-based media platform The Independent to oversee its global media industry and consumer PR activity in the US and the UK... Uproar PR signs fintech startup, Worth... Redpoint adds UK-based global adventure travel company Explore Worldwide its roster and renews Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism account... Tractenberg & Co. picks up medical-grade skincare brand AlumierMD.

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Tel Aviv's LEADERS

Wed., Jul. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Stagwell acquires Tel Aviv-based LEADERS, a digital agency specializing in influencer marketing and social commerce... The Matter Communications 2024 Food & Beverage Trends survey says that social media is a major—and growing—force in decision-making when it comes to grocery shopping... IPREX brings on Lift Consulting of Lisbon and São Paulo-based Dialogue as its two newest partners.

Edelman Reps $30B UAE Climate Fund

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AlterraEdelman is providing strategic communications services and handling events for Alterra Management Ltd, the $30B climate-focused investment fund launched by the United Arab Emirates.

Page Society Searches for CEO

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PageThe Page Society hires Heidrick & Struggles to run the search for exiting CEO Roger Bolton's successor.

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Buckley Enrolls at University of Maryland

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Anne BuckleyAnne Buckley will join the University of Maryland as VP-marketing and communications on Sept. 4. She will exit her PR post at University of California San Diego.

Americans Spending More Time on Reddit

Tue., Jul. 23, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

reddittUsers of community site Reddit will increase the amount of time they spend on that platform in 2024, while time spent on other social networks is expected to decline, according to a recent eMarketer forecast.