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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 rebrands and launches an expanded portfolio of data and media monitoring services... Gavin, which has offices in York and Harriburg, 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 positon.

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)

News of Firms: GCI Health Partners With The Mighty; Karbo Communications Opens Content Studio; Star Media PR Group Rebrands, Expands Offerings

Wed, Oct. 2, 2019

By Steve Barnes

The MightyGCI Health forms partnership with The Mighty, online health platform of patients, caregivers and professionals... Karbo Communications opens content studio headed by Courtney Stack, who has produced material for WIRED, Airbnb, ProPublica... Star Media PR Group in Los Angeles has rebranded and expanded its service offerings.

News of Firms: Vested Teams with Asset TV; Szabo Hangs Shingle; FWV's Rick French is Exec Producer of 'The True Don Quixote' Comedy Film

Fri, Sep. 27, 2019

By Steve Barnes

AssetVested is partnering with Asset TV, an online channel serving the investment community, to offer a suite of training and content opportunities for the financial marketing community... Max Szabo, who has served as director of communications and legislative affairs for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office since 2013, is starting up his own public affairs firm... French/West/Vaughan CEO & chairman Rick French is executive producer of “The True Don Quixote,” a comedy starring Tim Blake Nelson that premieres in New York on Sept. 28.

Hotwire Launches Chicago Office

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

HotwireUS and UK-based tech PR specialist Hotwire has launched a new pop-up office in Chicago.

Cotton Group Farms Sustainability Work to H+K

Mon, Sep. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

CottonHill+Knowlton Strategies edged out a dozen shops to win the sustainability pitch of Cotton Council International, non-profit that promotes US cotton fiber and manufactured products around the globe.

Schneider Assocs. Relaunches as Belfort Group

Mon, Sep. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Philip PennellatoreBoston's Schneider Assocs. relaunches as Belfort Group. CEO Philip Pennellatore bought firm from Joan Schneider last year. She remains executive VP. (1 reader comment)

Billing Rates Up, Productivity Down at PR Firms

Wed, Aug. 14, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

GouldPR firms increased their average hourly rates in 2018, but the percentage of billable hours submitted by staffers for the year remained low almost across the board.

News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan Opens in Miami; Edelman Turns to Behavioral Science to Boost Clients; Orange Orchard Joins IPREX

Tue, Aug. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

WKCWunderlich Kaplan Communications of New York has opened an office in Miami led by WKC chief executive officer Gwen Wunderlich... Edelman forms partnership to help companies use behavioral science to improve business performance... Orange Orchard, which focuses on environmentally conscious businesses and nonprofits, has joined IPREX. Ripley PR of Tennessee owns Orange Orchard.