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News of Firms: Badger and Winters Teams with Fenton; Merritt Group Partners with Women In Technology; LLYC Joins WPP Partnership

Mon, Jun. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

cagesBadger and Winters has partnered with Fenton and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services on a campaign to bring home the plight of immigrant children to New Yorkers... Merritt Group is teaming up with Women in Technology to present “WIT Connect: Decoding B2B and B2G PR & Marketing Trends,” a June 20 event... LLYC, which is active in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, joins Finsbury, Glover Park Group, Hering Schuppener partnership.

News of Firms: Blue Engine / JDA Frontline Rebrands; PR World Alliance Names Marianne van Barneveld President; Solebury Trout Unveils Environmental / Social / Governance Group

Thu, Jun. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Erik SmithBlue Engine Message & Media + JDA Frontline is rebranding as Seven Letter... PR World Alliance elected Marianne van Barneveld, founder of Marcommit, The Netherlands, as president at its annual general assembly meeting in Paris... Solebury Trout IR/financial communications firm has launched an environmental, social and governance practice.

Data Reign as PR Faces Future Market Volatility

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley and Jon Gingerich

May magazineThe challenge to provide definitive metrics that measure the reach, target and value of campaign efforts increasingly scattered across audiences and media channels arises as an overarching theme for the top-ranked firms in O’Dwyer’s 2019 Rankings of PR Firms.

Disaster Specialist Joins MWWPR

Mon, May 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ryan VelascoRyan Velasco has joined MWWPR’s Washington office as VP-corporate communications after a three-year stint as VP in Ogilvy’s social change unit.

DeSalva Takes Helm at H+K

Wed, May 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AnnaMaria DeSalveAnnaMaria DeSalva is returning to WPP’s Hill+Knowlton Strategies unit as chairman/CEO on June 24, taking over for Jack Martin, who will serve as an adviser until the end of the year.

Boston's Regan Goes Luxe

Mon, May 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ReganBoston's Regan Communications Group has partnered with Luxury PR Group of Palm Beach, FL, with clients such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lamborghini, and launched a new division, Regan Luxury.

News of Firms: APCO Opens in Bahrain; Uproar PR Acquired by Kanaris; Prosper Scales Everest; Bastion of Australia Acquires Rare Branding, Digital Brand Group

Mon, May 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jolyon KimbleAPCO Worldwide opens in Bahrain with Jolyon Kimble in charge of outpost... Uproar PR acquired by Kanaris Group... Prosper Group announces launch of Everest Communications. Brunswick Group, Edelman alum Zack Condry is charge of firm... Bastion Collective of Australia continues push into US with acquisitions of Rare Branding and Digital Brand Group.

Accounts in Transit: Current Global, FCB Join in Anti-Handgun Push; SourceCode Scoops Up Cloudreach, MyWallSt; Gale Branding Launches All Day Alba Activewear Line

Fri, May 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Gun ViolenceCurrent Global and FCB Chicago are working together on a nonprofit campaign for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence ahead of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 7... SourceCode Communications has been named agency of record for Cloudreach and MyWallSt... Gale Branding has been selected by All Day Alba to launch a new women’s activewear collection in the U.S.

News of Firms: DeVries Global Opens in Berlin; Milldam PR Launches Data Center Crisis Unit; Kivett & Co.'s Tom Kivett Unveils Brightfluence

Tue, May 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kerstin DiehlDeVries Global opens in Berlin with Kerstin Diehl, an alum of Hamburg's Nicole Weber Communications and luxury goods marketer Philipp Plein, in charge... Milldam PR launches mission critical crisis communications practice to focus on data center ecoystems... Kivett & Co.'s Tom Kivett creates Brightfluence targeting tech, consumer and healthtech businesses.

News of Firms: Qorvis Co-Founder Doug Poretz Launches High Growth Communications; Beck Media & Marketing Opens in San Francisco; CashmanKatz Aligns with Covergyx Media

Wed, May 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Doug PoretzQorvis Communications co-founder Doug Poretz launches High Growth Communications to promote medical/recreational cannabis... Beck Media & Marketing of Los Angeles heads north with San Francisco outpost headed by Tierney Oakes... CashmanKatz forms alliance with Covergyx Media, crisis/brand reputation outfit.

News of PR Firms: Marathon Strategies Unveils 'Insight 2020;' Asoviva LLC Launches in Tokyo; IMARS of Moscow Targets Azerbaijan

Wed, Apr. 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MarathonMarathon Strategies, founded by Kerry 2004 spokesperson Phil Singer, launches "Insight 2020" to gauge campaign issues and their impact on businesses... Asoviva LLC is name of Tokyo mash-up of three firms targeted clients in tech, health, fashion, food and gaming sectors... IMARS Communications of Moscow signs cooperation pact with Azerbaijan PR Specialists Assn. and Baku School of PR.

Interpublic Merges Current and Creation

Thu, Apr. 4, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Michael RothInterpublic Group has merged two of its public relations brands: US-based consumer marketing agency Current Marketing and global communications agency Creation.