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News of Firms: London's Clarity Acquires Dynamo

Fri, Dec. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rachel GilleyLondon's Clarity has acquired Dynamo, a consumer tech PR agency that specializes in representing disruptive challenger brands... Israel's Propel has launched a media database of what it says is a million journalists and influencers, as part of its PR management platform... dovetail solutions, a PR, branding, crisis management and public affairs firm based in Denver, has acquired Sacramento-based Modamedia/SMG.

News of Firms: WPP Completes Kantar Deal

Mon, Dec. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KantarWPP has completed the transaction to sell 60 percent of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting analytics business, to Bain Capital Private Equity... Nowa Empower, an agency headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, has joined the PR World Alliance... Burrelles has announced a partnership with social media listening and analytics company Talkwalker

News of Firms: Nahigian Strategies Opens Big Whig Media in DC's Willard Hotel

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Big WhigNahigian Strategies has partnered with Carr Companies to open Big Whig Media, a full-service multimedia center located in DC's Willard Hotel, a block from the White House... BAM Communications has launched BAMx, an “acceleration team” that offers startups and VCs modular PR and marketing support... George P. Johnson shop has pledged $500,000 to the development of an experiential learning lab at California Polytechnic State University.

News of Firms: WPP Slates Detroit Campus

Wed, Nov. 27, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Marquette BuildingWPP is creating a campus in Detroit, leasing 150,000 square feet in the Marquette Building, directly across from TCF Center, to service largest client Ford and other Motor City businesses... D/CAL, creative shop co-founded by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and consumer intelligence platform Apollo Program join forces... Lambert has acquired a portion of Fingerpaint’s Phoenix-based business. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: GCI Health Helps Women Deal With Stress

Wed, Nov. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

HealthiHerGCI Health gets involved in project to help women cope with the growing amount of stress in their lives... AMP3 Public Relations launches Impact division to work with sustainable and philanthropic brands... Vested's investments group supports U-Nest, an app that helps parents save for their kids' college education.

Rubenstein PR Updates Burrelles' Image

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BurrellsRubenstein PR has picked up Burrelles, which was founded in 1888 as a press clipping bureau, to promote its transformation into cutting-edge technology, custom publishing, social media monitoring and analytics powerhouse.

News of Firms: Clarity Partners with The Brewery

Thu, Nov. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sami McCabeClarity forms partnership with The Brewery, network of agencies linked to London's freuds... Jennifer Bett Communications, which focuses on fashion, food & beverage, beauty, wellness brands, expands from New York to Los Angeles... SSPR, of Colorado Springs, adds Denver to Chicago, New York and San Franscisco office network.

Seven Letter Launches Digital Offering; HCB Health Opens in Parsippany

Thu, Nov. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Seven LetterSeven Letter has launched Seven Letter Labs, a digital communications offering resulting from its acquisition of digital strategy firm Tessio Labs... HCB Health has opened an office in Parsippany, NJ, joining its existing locations in Austin, TX and Chicago.. Greenough Brand Storytellers links with kdm communications to share best practices.

Shirley & Banister PA Rebrands; BCW Plants CyberTree

Tue, Nov. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Shirley & BanisterShirley & Banister Public Affairs, conservative powerhouse firm, has rebranded as Shirley Banister McVicker Public Affairs to reflect the contributions of 20-year veteran Kevin McVicker... BCW plants BCW CyberTREE to focus on cybersecurity crisis communications response... Prosek Partners launches HR Special Situations Practice Group... Bastion Collective, of Australia, acquires db5, consumer insights consultancy in New York and Los Angeles.

PR Firm News: Spectrum Science Rebrands; Ditto PR Opens in London

Thu, Oct. 31, 2019

By Steve Barnes

SpectrumSpectrum Science Communications unveils new branding, which includes an updated logo, website and positioning... Ditto PR expands from Brooklyn to London... Hill+Knowlton Strategies Portugal opens a content studio led by Ana Castro Rego, who joins from 9 Communications.

Ex-Ikea US President Counsels for APCO

Thu, Oct. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lars PeterssonLars Petersson, a 36-year veteran of IKEA who most recently was US president after holding management posts in Sweden, Italy and Japan, has joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council.

Falls Acquires Wyse Advertising

Thu, Oct. 24, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Robert FallsFalls Communications has acquired Cleveland-based brand management and advertising agency Wyse Advertising.

News of Firms: Worldcom Adds Moscow's R.I.M. Communications Agency; Montieth & Company Launches Tangible Aimed at Startups; Fish Consulting Offers Franchise Advisory

Wed, Oct. 23, 2019

By Steve Barnes

WorldcomWorldcom has brought on Moscow-based R.I.M. Communications Agency as its newest partner. Established in 1993, R.I.M. offers services in public affairs, corporate, marketing and digital communications... Montieth & Company has launched Tangible, a service that offers startups an integrated suite of marketing communications... Fish Consulting, which specializes in franchise PR & marketing, unveils franchise advisory.

News of Firms: Burrelles Rebrands; Gavin Acquires Holberg Design; NJF Delivers Pitches for Etihad Airways; F|W|V CEO Rick French Slates Film About Boat Accident that Left Two NFL Players Dead

Thu, Oct. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

BurrellesBurrelles (formerly BurrellesLuce) has rebranded and launched an expanded portfolio of data and media monitoring services... Gavin, which has offices in York and Harrisburg, PA, acquires Holberg Design... NJF PR delivers pitches for Etihad Airways... French|West|Vaughan CEO Rick French’s Prix Productions slates "Not Without Hope" film about Gulf of Mexico boating accident that left two NFL players dead.

Publicis Eliminates MSL CEO Post

Tue, Oct. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Guillaume HerbetteGuillaume Herbette, global CEO of MSL, is leaving the firm as Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun has decided to eliminate the position.

Intermarket Rebrands as Lansons Intermarket

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lansons IntermarketIntermarket, financial PR firm that sold a 51 percent stake to UK's Lansons in February to form an entity with fees in the $17M range, has rebranded as Lansons Intermarket.

Relevance Launches LA Office

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Victoria Del RicoReal estate, hospitality and luxury goods agency Relevance International has opened a new office in Los Angeles.

News of Firms: H+K Launches REALITY+; Pollack PR Unveils Scholarship at Annenberg School; ASTRSK PR Runs Contest Offering Year of Service for Startup with Woman, LGBTQ or Minority Founder

Mon, Oct. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Hill and KnowltonHill+Knowlton Strategies partners with Happy Finish to launch REALITY+ to focus on virtual/augmented reality and 360° video production projects... Pollack PR Marketing Group funds scholarship for students majoring/minoring in PR at USC's Annenberg School... ASTRSK PR kicks off third annual Pro Bono Contest to win year of PR services for startups with at least one woman, LGBTQ or minority founder.

Ex-MWWPR, Catalyst PR Exec Charged With Wire Fraud

Wed, Oct. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew GarsonFormer MWWPR and Catalyst PR executive Andrew Garson was arrested today and charged with two counts of wire fraud in a scheme that resulted in losses of more than $2.5M to MWWPR. The former PRWeek “40 Under 40 2018" honoree could serve 40 years in prison. (1 reader comment)