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PR Industry Growth Slips 6% in 2020

Tue, Dec. 8, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

PR firmsMore than three-quarters of North American PR agencies have experienced a net decrease in fees this year or no growth at all, according to a recent Gould+Partners survey.

News of Firms: Interpublic Recasts CMG as IPG DXTRA

Thu, Oct. 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

IPGDXTRAInterpublic recasts constituency management group as IPG DXTRA... Brandman Agency launches partner program that invites senior practitioners to join its network... PRSA awards "Best of Silver Anvil" honor to Houston First Corporation for its “Space City: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary” campaign with TURNER Public Relations.

News of Firms: W2O Acquires Starpower

Tue, Oct. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

W2OW2O acquires Starpower... The Belfort Group launches BG Data Hub, a platform that utilizes real-time marketing and communications data to optimize clients’ businesses... Former US Olympic and Paralympic Committee VP for communications Mark Jones unveils Agado Communications.

News of Firms: Furia Rubel Creates Anti-Racism Center

Thu, Sep. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gina RubelFuria Rubel Communications creates Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Anti-Racism Resource Center... Jeff Winton Associates partners with UK-based marketing communications firm Onyx Health... North America Women in PR launches Public Relations Academy.

Hill+Knowlton Recruits Diversity Duo

Fri, Sep. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

H+KHill+Knowlton Strategies has named Azuree Montoute-Lewis as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion and Bridgette O’Neal as its US DE&I chief.

News of Firms: Finn Partners' Gil Bashe Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Wed, Aug. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Gil BasheFinn Partners' global health leader Gil Bashe will receive Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work in healthcare communications... Rocket Science launches XROCKET... PRSA's New York chapter seeks nominations for executive director, board... Women in PR North America re-launches the Public Relations Academy.

News of Firms: FTI Launches Global Aviation Practice

Fri, Aug. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

FTIFTI Consulting launches a dedicated aviation practice led by Marc Bilbao and Neal Cohen... 5W Public Relations sets up HR Tech division... VSC is partners with The LAGRANT Foundation on its efforts to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and PR.

News of Firms: Qorvis Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Thu, Aug. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Michael PetruzzelloQorvis Communications celebrates 20th anniversary... United Minds, a Weber Shandwick unit, has launched (Re)Boot Camp, a “re-onboarding” program... Propulsion PR has launched a vegan/plant-based team, intended to align with the firm's commitment to representing businesses that work to reduce environmental risks and aim for sustainable growth.

News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan Drops Thrive Philanthropy

Fri, May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ConnectWunderlich Kaplan drops Thrive Philanthropy as a client after it was revealed that a purportedly celebrity-studded conference that Thrive was organizing had never confirmed any of the celebrities it was using to promote the event... Weber Shandwick offers to raise "media IQ" of college students and recent grads... Steller.co CEO Pete Bryant and Wagstaff Media and Marketing president Mary Wagstaff partner to support South Australian Tourism Commission,

PR Consulting Closes Los Angeles Outpost

Thu, May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PR ConsultingPR Consulting, a New York fashion shop with such clients as Narciso Rodriguez, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons, has closed its Los Angeles office.

News of Firms: MWWPR Launches Social CEO Playbook

Wed, May 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MWWPRMWWPR launches Social CEO Playbook... MDC Partners merges KWT Global and HL Group... ENroute Communications wants journos to share fun times they had on press trips.

BCW Shuts BWR Entertainment Firm

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BWRBCW has shuttered BWR entertainment firm, which had offices in Hollywood and New York, as part of the plan to restructure to better fit the needs of clients and the marketplace.

COVID-19 Continues to Bring Client Losses to PR Sector

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

client lossesThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in client terminations for 88 percent of U.S. PR firms, resulting in an upswing of lost revenues, staff layoffs and salary cuts, according to a new Gould+Partners report.

Coyne PR Rolls 'Open Source' Website

Thu, May 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Tom CoyneCoyne PR has unveiled a new website that takes an open-source approach to share key learnings, best practices and practical tips and advice related to COVID-19 and beyond.

News of Firms: Taylor Backs HBCU Loan Forgiveness Grants

Thu, May 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

UNCFTaylor forms partnership with the United Negro College Fund to establish an HBCU Class of 2020 Loan Forgiveness Grant... LLYC acquires Colombian innovation consultancy firm Adaptative... Hemsworth Communications launches a “Public Relations Stimulus Program.”

News of Firms: Finn Partners, IDEKO Team for Hip Hop Public Health

Wed, May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

HHPHFinn Partners and experiential production and creative services agency IDEKO team up for Hip Hop Public Health... The Public Relations Global Network adds Novitas Communications (Denver), Ghidotti (Little Rock) and Prichard Communications (Portland, OR)... The Institute for Public Relations hosts the first-ever IPR Virtual Run for Research 5K/10K.

G&S Refreshes Brand

Wed, May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

G&S1G&S Business Communications has launched a new brand identity, which includes a narrowing of its market focus, a repositioning of its services to amplify the agency’s digital-first strategy and an overhaul of its full brand image and website.

News of Firms: Mower Does More with Less

Tue, May 12, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MowerMower launches a webinar series to help brands re-tool their strategies to negotiate the changing economic landscape... InkHouse hosts virtual briefing with San Francisco business and tech press that will discuss what stories are resonating in the pandemic... Dentsu Aegis Network takes Female Foundry, its global business growth program, to a virtual online format in response to COVID-19.

BerlinRosen Rebrands

Thu, May 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenBerlinRosen has rebranded via a new website, social media presence and "Your story, above all" mission statement as the New York-based firm celebrates its 15th anniversary year.