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Last Updated: Fri., Apr. 19, 2024 @ 5:05 pm

Colorado Calls for Communications Partners

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

State of ColoradoColorado is accepting the qualifications of PR firms, ad agencies and marketing services companies that are interested in working for The Centennial State.

Managers Unaware of Employee Burnout

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

GrossmanEmployees at U.S. companies are experiencing high levels of burnout, but managers are lagging behind when it comes to their awareness of the problem

Commentary

Blame 'The Juice' for Today's Post-Truth Politics

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

OJThe techniques deployed by OJ Simpson's defense team in the "trial of the century" served as a harbinger for those used by Donald Trump... People worry about the politicization of medical science just as much as they fret about another pandemic, according to Edelman Trust Barometer... Book bans aren't restricted to red states as deep blue Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland challenged at least 100 titles in 2023.

On the Move: Derris Ups Lisa Frank to CEO

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Lisa FrankDerris promotes Lisa Frank, who founded the brand consultancy along Jesse Derris in 2013, to CEO... PAN Communications brings on Bristol Whitcher Rice, Nik Barkley and Chris Nardone as VPs... Pace University hires J&J's Zachariah Hosseini as CMO and VP for university relations.

PR's Top Pros Talk: April White

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: April White, CEO & Founder, Trust Relations
April White, CEO and founder of Trust Relations, talks with Doug Simon about the keys to making the agency world profitable on the latest "PR's Top Pro Talk" video interview.

News of Firms: Crowe PR Teams with Movetic

Fri., Apr. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CroweCrowe PR is forming a strategic alliance with brand consultancy Movetic... SKDK founding partner Bill Knapp is inducted into the Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame... SixSpeed, an independent creative marketing agency, acquires KC Truth, a media and creative shop.

The Shipyard Acquires Fahlgren Mortine

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

ShipyardFahlgren Mortine, No. 19 in O’Dwyer’s rankings of PR firms with 2023 fee income of $39.2M, is being acquired by its Columbus, OH neighbor, The Shipyard, a fast-growing ad agency.

BCW's Guiterman Returns to Edelman

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Aaron GuitermanAaron Guiterman will rejoin Edelman’s government and PA unit as head of US public affairs on April 29.

On the Move: Meyocks Puts Garcia in Charge of Brand Strategy

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Marcie GarciaMeyocks, a branding and marketing agency, hires Marcie Garcia to lead its strategy function... Erich and Kallman, the ad agency co-founded by Steven Erich and Eric Kallman, appoints Stephen Larkin as its first CMO... Allied Global Marketing, which has 24 offices across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, names Nicola Gold as business director APAC, brand experience.

Omnicom Posts 5.4% Q1 Growth

Wed., Apr. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom CEO John Wren reports Q1 revenues jumped 5.4 percent to $3.6M, powered by a solid 7.0 percent rise in its advertising & media segment.

Commentary

The NBA’s Safe Bet

Wed., Apr. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Adam SilverThe NBA, which promotes legalized gambling 24/7, seems more than hypocritical for banning player for placing bets... Diocese of Brooklyn promises to issue press release the next time one of its priests is charged with sexual abuse... Truth Social aspires to be one of Donald Trump's iconic American brands, just like Trump University or Trump Steaks or Trump Ice Cubes.

Overcoming Analysis By Paralysis

Wed., Apr. 17, 2024

By Ken Jacobs

Fiona HuttonFiona Hutton, founder and CEO at Fiona Hutton & Associates, shares her insights as a female entrepreneur on how to overcome analysis by paralysis and how "Type A” executives can be effective leaders on the most recent Taking The Lead video podcast.