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BerlinRosen Tops Observer's Power PR 50 List

Fri, Dec. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenBerlinRosen took top honors in the 2018 Observer's Power PR 50 list released today, toppling APCO Worldwide, which tumbled to the No. 4 slot. (3 reader comments)

F|W|V Acquires 50% Stake in AMP3

Wed, Dec. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Rich FrenchFrench|West|Vaughan is acquiring a 50 percent stake in New York-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle shop AMP3 as CEO Rick French returns to PR roots.

News of Firms: Worldcom Adds Members in DR, Greece, Portugal, US; BrandLinkDC is Now The Brand Guild; Idea Grove Hatches Idea for Quiz

Tue, Dec. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WorldcomWorldcom Public Relations Group has added AF Communicacion (Dominican Republic), JNL+ (Greece), KGBTexas Communications (San Antonio) and Tabua Digital (Portugal) to its roster of member agencies... BrandLinkDC rebrands as The Brand Guild to reflect expanded service offerings... Idea Grove develops interactive quiz to show how to win in PR.

Precision Strategies Rounds Up Reno

Wed, Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom RenoThe well-traveled Tom Reno, who most recently was COO at BCW has joined Precision Strategies; the DC shop co-founded five years ago by three top aides to President Barack Obama.

Sage Acquires Virtual Marketing

Tue, Nov. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Lou Anne Brossman, founder and president of Virtual Marketing, with David Gorodetski, co-Founder and COO of Sage CommunicationsSage Communications has acquired D.C.-based government marketing specialist Virtual Marketing, LLC.

Finn Partners Acquires MFA

Tue, Oct. 30, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Peter Finn & Missy FarrenFinn Partners has acquired New York-based agency MFA Marketing & Public Relations. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: Waite Co., Fox Greenberg, TWBA

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018

By Steve Barnes

The Waite CompanyThe Waite Company rebrands via new logo, tagline, website… Fox Greenberg, which has offices in NY and LA, adds SF outpost... TBWA/Helsinki supports Neste, which is pressuring Airbnb to offer sustainable accommodations.

News of PR Firms: WPP, McCuenications, Prosper Group

Wed, Oct. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mark ReadWPP's Mark Read folds specialist health networks into agency brands... Bill McCue, former North 6th Agency senior VP, launches McCuenications PR... Prosper Group adds firm of former Grayling CEO & Weber Shandwick International chief Mike Murphy.

News of Firms: PerkettPR, Gagen MacDonald

Mon, Oct. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Alissa HeumannBerns Communications Group launches retail consumer group headed by Alissa Heumann... APCO Worldwide, Gagen MacDonald, Oxford Analytica, Boswell Group form partnership... PerkettPR rebrands as Mindfull Marketing & PR.

BCW Hires Chief Culture Officer Lisanti

Thu, Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kristen LisantiBurson Cohn & Wolfe has hired Kristen Lisanti as chief culture officer with the task of making the WPP unit the best place to work around the world.

News of Firms: Cookerly, Ruiz Strategies, BCW

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bucket ListCookerly drives out launch of Mercedes-Benz A-Class Bucket List campaign... Ruiz Strategies links with H Code to target US Hispanic market... Burson Cohn & Wolfe expands in China.

PR Firms Boost Billing Rates

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersPR staff charged more for account work in 2017 than the year before, but productivity is down among senior staff, according to a recent survey.

Allison+Partners Opens Korea Office

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Allison+PartnersAllison+Partners has expanded its footprint in Asia with the addition of a new office in Seoul, Korea.

News of Firms: WPP Teams with UN Women, SKDKnick Launches New Practice

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WPP UNWPP teams with UN Women to promote human rights, opportunities for girls and women... SKDKnickerbocker launches litigation, reputation, investigation practice... Media Frenzy Global unveils first holographic press release... W2 Communications acquires Mesh Omnimedia... Manzer Communications  becomes Swyft.

PN Helps Clients Take Stance

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Alison DaSilvaPorter Novelli has launched PN STANCE, a product designed to help companies develop strategies for dealing with the increasing stakeholder pressure on companies to take a stand on societal issues.

BCW Bulks Up PA, Tech Units

Mon, Oct. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Terry NealBCW has added Terry Neal and James Cook as executive VPs/managing directors in its public affairs and technology practices, respectively.