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Stagwell Lifts Off to Marketing Cloud

Wed, Feb. 2, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennStagwell CEO Mark Penn says his network's marketing cloud group is in "liftoff mode" as it adds a trio of executive talent.

News of Firms: 1905 New Media Acquires Arco + Assocs.

Fri, Dec. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Arco1905 New Media acquires Arco + Associates, which specializes in content creation, marketing strategy and public relations... The Darnell Works Agency principal Roger Darnell is publishing his second book, “The Communications Consultant’s Master Plan,” on Dec. 21... Bacchus, which has offices in London and New York opens outpost in Dubai.

Lansons Intermarket Rebrands as Lansons

Wed, Dec. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tony LanghamLansons Intermarket today rebranded as Lansons to reflect completion of the British firm’s 2019 acquisition of the New York-based Intermarket financial PR shop.

PR Firms Prune NYC Footprint

Fri, Nov. 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Partnership for New York CityThe Partnership for New York City reports that 43 percent of PR firms are expected to reduce their footprint in the Big Apple in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only accountants plan bigger shrinkage.

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H+K's Marketing Guru Henderson Exits

Wed, Oct. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Natasha HendersonNatasha Henderson, who was global business development manager at Hill+Knowton Strategies and US marketing lead has flown the coop.

PR Industry Growth Hit Record Lows in 2020

Wed, Sep. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+Partners LLCThe COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth in the PR industry to only 3.1 percent in 2020, according to an annual survey conducted by Gould+Partners.

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Rise of the Boutique PR Firm

Wed, Sep. 15, 2021

By David Ball, Julia Labaton

David Ball and Julia LabatonFive reasons why boutique public relations firms are well-positioned for growth in a post-pandemic world.

BellPott Film is Free for People in UK, SA

Fri, Aug. 27, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tim Bell"Influence," the 2020 documentary that charts the rise and crash of the notorious British PR firm Bell Pottinger and its leader Tim "The Fixer" Bell, is now free to watch on a limited time basis for people in the UK and South Africa.

Derris Focuses Warby Parker's IPO

Wed, Aug. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Warby ParkerDerris is handling media for the public listing of Warby Parker Inc., which on Aug. 24 filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the public listing of stock.

Edelman Vet Engineer Moves to Teneo

Thu, Aug. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Annika EngineerTeneo has hired Annika Engineer, who did a 15-year stint at Edelman, as managing director for strategy & communications. She joins the "global CEO advisory" from Real Chemistry.

Edelman Budgets $10M to Build Global Advisory

Tue, Aug. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Edelman & BasilinnaEdelman commits a $10M outlay to build up a global advisory unit to help governments, businesses and non-profit organizations deal with the rapidly changing geopolitical and economic landscapes.

Roop & Co. Acquires Stevens Strategic Communications 

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Brad Kostka & Ed StevensCleveland’s Roop & Co, which is noted for handling content marketing for the business-to-business community, has acquired 46-year-old Stevens Strategic Communications, one of the oldest PR firms in Ohio.

PR Firms Remained Profitable in 2020

Mon, Jun. 7, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Graph showing growthCuts to overhead, deferred rents and economic assistance in the form of grants and loans allowed PR firms in the U.S. to yield strong operating profits last year in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent industry survey.

rbb Merges with O'Donnell Agency

Tue, Jun. 1, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

ODonnellrbb Communications has entered into an agreement to merge its operations with West Palm Beach-based agency O’Donnell Agency.