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Steve Barnes is associate editor at O'Dwyer's. His publishing career includes stints at Condé Nast, Hearst and the Wall Street Journal, where he served as assistant news editor for the Weekend Journal. He was also managing editor at ARTnews and production editor at Medical Marketing & Media.

In a past life, he taught film studies at New York University and Adelphi.

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Stories by Steve Barnes

    Accounts in Transit: Flatiron Lands Sail4th 250
    (News of Accounts)

    Fri., May 17, 2024

    Sail4thFlatiron Communications LLC, NYC-based PR/digital media consultancy  is working with Sail4th 250, the non-profit organization overseeing the capstone events for America's 250th Anniversary in NY/NJ in 2026... Trove Tourism Development Advisors picks up US and Canada PR duties for Tourism Malaysia... Christie & Co, a Santa Barbara shop, signs Best in the West, which offers products that incorporate New Mexico-grown chiles... River North Communications, a New York-based, women-owned firm, adds Deep Market Making, PressW and Inova Property to its roster of tech clients.

    On the Move: Cato Institute Names DiLorenzo CMO
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Fri., May 17, 2024

    Stacey DiLorenzoThe Cato Institute, a public policy think tank, appoints Stacey DiLorenzo as its inaugural CMO... Siegel+Gale, a global brand experience firm that is part of Omnicom, appoints Dory Ellis Garfinkle as CMO... TBA Worldwide, a collective of advertising agencies and specialty marketing firms, names Courtney Olbrich chief growth officer... Holland & Hart LLP hires Troy Lyons as senior director of federal affairs.

    Media Maneuvers: C-SPAN Names CNN's Feist CEO
    (Media News)

    Fri., May 17, 2024

    Sam FeistC-SPAN enlists CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist to come on board as its new CEO at the end of June... Fox Corporation, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery pick Venu Sports as name for their joint sports streaming service... Real Simple magazine has teamed up with Pinterest on what it is calling a “shoppable” issue of the magazine.

    News of Firms: LLYC Acquires Colombia's Dattis Comunicaciones
    (News of Firms)

    Fri., May 17, 2024

    DattisLLYC is acquiring Colombian communication services company Dattis Comunicaciones... Stagwell partners with Nexxen, which has deep expertise in video and connected TV... Mark Allen & Co. launches its Media Training Service, which will be headed by director of media relations and PEOPLE magazine veteran Julie Farin.

    PR's Top Pros Talk: Jen Berson
    (Professional Development)

    Thu., May 16, 2024

    O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jen Benson, Jeneration PR & Jeneration Academy
     

    Jen Berson, who is the founder and president of Jeneration PR as well as the creator of Jeneration Academy, talks with Doug Simon about the process and benefits of affiliate marketing. She also discusses why it's important to build authentic relationships with journalists and shares her passion for helping women succeed in the PR industry.

    On the Move: FINN Names Greg Swan Midwest Digital Lead
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Thu., May 16, 2024

    Greg SwanFINN Partners brings Greg Swan on board as senior partner, midwest digital lead... JPA Health, an integrated biopharma marketing and PR agency, hires Peter DeLorenzo as EVP, digital innovation... The Alpine Group, a DC consulting firm that is part of PPHC, promotes VPs Lauren Bazel, Barry Brown, Michael Haywood and Curtis Philp to SVPs.

    Gregory FCA Acquires BackBay Communications
    (Acquisitions)

    Wed., May 15, 2024

    Gregory FCAGregory FCA acquires BackBay Communications, a specialized financial strategic communications agency with offices in Boston and London.

    Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Lands National WWII Museum
    (News of Accounts)

    Wed., May 15, 2024

    MuseumLou Hammond Group adds the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to its client roster... Strategic Objectives picks up Victim Services Toronto, which provides crisis response, intervention and prevention services to individuals affected by crime and sudden tragedies... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment wins PR duties for outdoor living solutions company Dometic.

    On the Move: Anduril Names Miller First Marketing Chief
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Wed., May 15, 2024

    Jeff MillerAnduril Industries, a defense technology company, hires Jeff Miller as its first head of marketing... Gong, a revenue intelligence platform, names Microsoft corporate VP of business applications marketing Emily He as CMO... Constant Contact, a digital marketing and automation platform, brings on Sarah Jordan as marketing chief. 

    News of Firms: Bliss Group Joins CARE Corporate Council
    (News of Firms)

    Wed., May 15, 2024

    CAREThe Bliss Group joins the CARE Corporate Council, a coalition of partners committed to using their influence and expertise in pursuit of gender equality and better business outcomes... The PHA Group, a UK-based PR, digital and creative agency, launches Dig & Dig agency in Boston... Gregory FCA is integrating Yoodli, an AI media and presentation coaching program, into its suite of services.

    On the Move: Beer Institute Taps Skelly for PR Slot
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Tue., May 14, 2024

    Stacy SkellyThe Beer Institute hires former The Reis Group SVP Stacy Skelly as VP of strategic communications... Major League Soccer names Radhika Duggal as SVP and CMO for MLS and Soccer United Marketing... Omni Hotels & Resorts brings on Michael Innocentin as CMO.

     

    Accounts in Transit: Finn Partners Sails with Habacoa
    (News of Accounts)

    Tue., May 14, 2024

    FinnFINN Partners scores Habacoa, a superyacht marina and luxury residential community development on Abaco Island in the Bahamas... Firecracker PR picks up Overland AI, a Seattle-based company that produces offroad autonomous vehicles for the defense industry... Relevance International is engaged as agency of record for The Urban Empowerment Center and The Ellery, two projects from New York real estate developer Taconic Partners. 

    On the Move: Barnard College Recruits Raabe
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Mon., May 13, 2024

    Natalie RaabeBarnard College appoints New Yorker's Natalie Raabe as VP for strategic communications... Q4 Inc., a capital markets access platform, appoints Courtney Austermehle as CMO... IMPACT Community Capital names Luke Rottmann managing director of investor relations and capital markets. 

    Accounts in Transit: RG2 Communications Lands YODEZEEN
    (News of Accounts)

    Mon., May 13, 2024

    YODEZEENRG2 Communications is engaged by YODEZEEN, an international architecture and design firm... V2 Communications brings on Cloudera, a platform that helps enterprises control, analyze and modernize their data, analytics and AI; Thrive, which delivers global technology outsourcing for cybersecurity, cloud, networking and other complex IT requirements; Boston Metal, a company that is commercializing Molten Oxide Electrolysis and Voltpost, which retrofits lampposts into a modular and upgradable level 2 EV charging platform powered by a mobile app... Clarity Quest picks up Volpara Health, which makes software that helps leading healthcare providers positively impact their patients and families. 

     

    On the Move: GAP Recruits PepsiCo's Torres for CMO Spot
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Fri., May 10, 2024

    Fabiola TorresGAP has recruited Fabiola Torres from PepsiCo to serve as its global CMO... BMG, an international music company that is part of Bertelsmann, appoints Kristal McKanders Dube as global corporate communications lead... PYA, a professional services firm, brings on Ron Feinbaum as CMO.