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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

    News of Firms: BMF Picks Up Spanx
    (News of Accounts)

    Fri., Jun. 7, 2024

    SpanxBMF picks up Spanx, marketer of activewear, apparel, denim, shapewear, intimates, leggings and hosiery... SPM Communications adds Philz Coffee, Skout Organic and DIG... Nickerson takes on AOR duties for the Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York.

    On the Move: Gucci Americas' Kalvaria Goes to Fanatics
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Thu., Jun. 6, 2024

    Selena KalvariaFanatics Betting & Gaming hires Selena Kalvaria as CMO. Kalvaria joins the company from Gucci Americas, where she most recently served as SVP, brand & client engagement... Allied Global Marketing promotes Melanie Wills to managing director, EMEA, based in London... Clari, an AI-powered revenue platform, appoints Claire Darling as CMO. 

    News of Firms: Deerfield Agency Acquires Embedded
    (News of Firms)

    Thu., Jun. 6, 2024

    DeerfieldDeerfield Agency acquires Embedded, a NJ-based, healthcare marketing and advertising firm... Golin releases its CEO Impact Index, a study that illustrates how high-profile CEOs can have a big effect on the business performance of the companies they lead... Sprout Social  releases a series of AI-powered product enhancements alongside 20 new capabilities across its platform.

    On the Move: Omnicom Adds Smiley, Sandy
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Wed., Jun. 5, 2024

    MercuryMercury, an Omnicom unit, brings on Gregory Smiley as managing director and Candace Sandy as SVP... VOX, Inc., an LA-based agency, hires Peri Steiny as its first ever VP of endorsements... BST Global  promotes Eileen M. Canady to CMO.

    Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Picks Up Road Scholar
    (News of Accounts)

    Wed., Jun. 5, 2024

    Road ScholarHemsworth signs up to provide PR support for Road Scholar, a not-for-profit organization that offers educational travel programs designed for travelers over 50... 160/90 is named cultural marketing agency partner for the International Tennis Hall of Fame... Focus Media lands Nourish Your Mind... Bubble Agency is appointed PR agency of record for Globecast, a multi-network platform operator.

    News of Firms PRSA, PR Museum Join Forces
    (News of Firms)

    Wed., Jun. 5, 2024

    PRSAPRSA and The Museum of Public Relations form a partnership to jointly create and execute educational programs and events... Mower launches a training program focused on guiding business leaders through challenging and polarizing times... Notably unveils the Notably Narrative Lab, a content program designed to increase brand awareness, engage key stakeholders, and boost brand credibility. 

    PR's Top Pros Talk: Laura Gross
    (Professional Development)

    Wed., Jun. 5, 2024

    O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Laura Gross, Pres. Scott Circle Communications
     

    Laura Gross, president of Scott Circle Communications, talks with Doug Simon about to help clients working to make the world a better place get their messages out to the right audiences.

    On the Move: Narrative Strategies Snags Martin from FGS Global
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Tue., Jun. 4, 2024

    Samantha MartinNarrative Strategies brings on FGS Global director of strategic communications Samantha Martin... Hill & Knowlton and BCW, which will merge as of July 1, to form Burson, appoint Kelli Parsons as global CEO of H&K... LLYC appoints Juan Pablo Manottas as HR business services lead in the Americas, based in Bogotá... Alloy names David Randolph as SVP of strategy to head up its newly formed strategy practice.

    Media Maneuvers: French Digital Publisher Keleops Buys Gizmodo
    (Media News)

    Tue., Jun. 4, 2024

    GizmodoGizmodo, the tech media website, is purchased by French digital publisher Keleops... The Wall Street Journal is going in for a little bit of rebranding... The Heinz Endowments approves a $250,000 grant to the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University in Pittsburgh  

    News of Firms: Bliss Hosts NY Launch of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
    (News of Firms)

    Tue., Jun. 4, 2024

    WCSThe Bliss Group is hosting a June 26 event to launch the New York chapter of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability....  Bevel, an Aveune Z Company, launches its Convergence PR offering... TransMedia Group founder and CEO Tom Madden publishes a new book, Planetary Lifeguard: Blowing the Whistle on Climate Change.

    PR's Top Pros Talk: Hanna Bautz
    (Professional Development)

    Mon., Jun. 3, 2024

    O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Hanna Bautz, Next PR
     

    Next PR account lead Hanna Bautz talks with Doug Simon about how creating structure around quarterly plans can boost productivity and collaboration—and explains how she uses the "project management triangle" model to hone her creative problem-solving skills.

    On the Move: Cornerstone Government Affairs Hires Neuscheler
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Mon., Jun. 3, 2024

    Jenny NeuschelerCornerstone Government Affairs is adding Jenny Neuscheler to its federal government relations team, effective July 8... DXC Technology, a technology services provider, names Kaveri Camire SVP and CMO... HARMAN, a Samsung-owned connected technology company, promotes Darrin Shewchuk to SVP of public affairs & communications and chief of staff to the CEO. 

    Social Media Boosts Cancer Screenings
    (Social Media)

    Fri., May 31, 2024

    Real ChemistrySocial media can be a pivotal tool in encouraging young adults to get early cancer screenings, according to a new report from Real Chemistry.

    St. Jude's Lew Moves to American Cancer Society
    (Personnel Appointments)

    Fri., May 31, 2024

    Dave LewThe American Cancer Society brings on Dave Lew as CMO. He was SVP at  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962.

    News of Firms: Mark Allen & Co. Launches 'PrideNOW'
    (News of Firms)

    Fri., May 31, 2024

    R. Kurt OsenlundMark Allen & Co. launches "PrideNOW," a specialized PR consulting service designed to help marketers connect with the LGBTQ+ community year-round... ArcSense Communications is launched in Raleigh by Khaner Walker, a veteran of Lenovo and French|West|Vaughan... Progressive Dental Marketing, which works with more than 1,000 dental practices to improve their marketing capabilities, teams with McCarthy Capital to accelerate its growth plan.