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DJE Holdings Unveils RUTH

Wed, Apr. 10, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Rana KomarDJE Holdings, parent of Edelman and Zeno, launches RUTH as an independent shop named after Ruth Edelman, mental health advocate, wife and longtime business partner of Dan Edelman.

NYC PR Firms Largest Slice of O'Dwyer's Rankings

Tue, Apr. 9, 2024

By John O'Dwyer

Pizza sliceNew York City PR firms make up the largest slice of O'Dwyer's 147 firm overall ranking with 33 of 40 in the New York/New Jersey area either calling Manhattan their home or having a presence there.

Subject Matter+Kivvit Rebrands as Avoq

Wed, Jan. 10, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

AvoqSubject Matter+Kivvit, which joined forces in May, has rebranded as Avoq, an integrated shop with more than 200 professionals in Washington, New York, Asbury Park (NJ), Miami and Chicago.

Priorities Differ for PR Agencies, In-House Teams

Fri, Sep. 15, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

MemoWhile PR pros stationed at in-house comms. teams and those working for agencies share many of the same objectives, they also have markedly different top priorities, according to a recent report.

Edelman Cuts 240 People

Wed, Jun. 28, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EdelmanEdelman is cutting 240 employees or about four percent of its workforce to cope with the cooling down of the PR sector, according to a memo from CEO Richard Edelman.

Biden Aides Launch Second Floor Advisors

Thu, Jun. 22, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

SEcond FloorThomas Isen and Alex Yudelson, veterans of Joe Biden’s White House, have launched Second Floor Advisors strategic communications and impact engagement shop.

Clout Cuts PGA Tour

Fri, Jun. 9, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PGAClout Public Affairs has dropped the PGA Tour as a client following its decision to merge with the Saudi Arabia government’s LIV Golf.

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Ketchum Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Mon, May 22, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

KetchumKetchum is celebrating its 100th anniversary today by launching an interactive timeline to chart the progress that it has made since the May 22,1923 opening of Ketchum & MacLeod ad agency in Pittsburgh.

Qorvis Vets Launch Sable Strategy

Tue, Feb. 14, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

SableQorvis Communications veterans Elissa Dodge and Philippa Levenberg have launched Sable Strategy, a strategic communications shop in DC.

U.S. PR Sector Grew 18% in 2021

Tue, Aug. 9, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

PR Industry GrowthThe North American PR industry grew 17.7 percent in 2021, according to an annual industry survey by Gould+Partners, potentially setting the stage for a year of growth and profitability in 2022.

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.