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News of Firms: Zimmerman Agency Unveils 'Hunger to Help' Campaign

Tue, Mar. 31, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ZimmermanThe Zimmerman Agency launches "Hunger to Help” campaign urging the purchase of gift cards to support of the restaurant industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis... Matter Communications rolls an internal communications offering to help companies “ensure the happiness, engagement and productivity of their teams" in the new work-from-home environment... Goodnewsforpets, the digital publishing arm of Germinder & Associates, unveils VMX Virtual booth.

News of Firms: Coyne PR Teams with Pacira Bio to Fight Opioids

Wed, Mar. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

GatewayCoyne PR and Pacira BioSciences have joined forces on a project addressing the effects of the continuing opioid epidemic in the U.S... InkHouse offered a March 25 free virtual briefing on new best practices for communications during the COVID-19 crisis... Sutherlandgold partnered with creative agency Moonshot on a coronavirus communications resource page for CEOs and communicators.

News of Firms: Travelino/Keller Launches Toilet Paper Exchange

Fri, Mar. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Toilet paperTrevelino/Keller has created the Toilet Paper Exchange, an initiative that supplies those in need with toilet paper and hand sanitizer... Magrino has put together a guide to help its partners deal with the COVID-19 crisis.... The News Council, which matches non-profits with PR execs willing to volunteer their expertise, is reaching out to non-profits working on the coronavirus crisis... Red Fan Communications, which works with B2B tech and consumer brands, is offering free-of-charge hour-long conversations with staffers to "every business owner, founder or executive who needs or wants it."

News of Firms: North 6th Agency's Matt Rizzetta Launches COVID CEO Pledge

Wed, Mar. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes 6th Agency founder and CEO Matt Rizzetta launches the COVID CEO Pledge as a way to encourage corporate leaders to help lessen the effect of the crisis on employment and job retention... Intrado teams with Adobe to help marketing and PR teams track results... Believe Advertising & PR offers press release distribution service.

News of Firms: KWT Global Offers Pro Bono COVID-19 Crisis PR to Non-Profits

Fri, Mar. 13, 2020

By Steve Barnes

KWTKWT Global offers pro bono crisis support for non-profits wrestling with strategy to deal with coronavirus pandemic.... The Pollack PR Marketing Group rebrands as The Pollack Group... Black Twig Marketing + Communications forms partnership with Dulle&Co International.

Staff, Client Turnover Up at PR Firms

Wed, Mar. 11, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

OfficePublic relations agencies experienced “alarming rates” of staff and client turnover in 2019, according to a recent industry report.

News of Firms: Merge Acquires Sandbox

Tue, Mar. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MergeMerge, a marketing communications and technology firm has acquired strategic and digital agency Sandbox... The combined entity will have more than 600 employees across the U.S. and Canada... C5 Collective has launched the “C5 Collaborative,” a group of female executives to help firms strengthen its pitches and overall performance... iMARS Communications joins Public Relations of America becoming one of its first members from Russia.

News of Firms: Rogers & Cowan PMK Launches Multicultural Division

Thu, Mar. 5, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Stephen MaciasRogers & Cowan PMK launches multicultural communications division, to be headed by former MWWPR senior vp Stephen Macias... af&co. and Ellipses Public Relations join forces... Dentsu Aegis expands its Female Foundry program for women entrepreneurs to the U.S.

Sloane & Co. Founder Launches ThroughCo Communications

Wed, Mar. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Eliot SloaneSloane & Company founder Elliot Sloane has launched ThroughCo Communications, a consultancy aimed at connecting the "through line" between brand storytelling and reputation and valuation.

News of Firms: MDC Making a Move to One World Trade Center

Tue, Mar. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

World Trade CenterMDC Partners is set to become one of One World Trade Center's biggest tenants... Beach House CEO Amy Denoon sells the firm to two senior execs... Think PR rebrands as Sequel... Global Results Communications launches education-focused PR 360 initiative.

McKinsey’s Bentley Takes Helm at Porter Novelli

Mon, Mar. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

David BentleyDavid Bentley, VP-digital at McKinsey & Co. during a four-year run at the consulting giant, is the new chief of Porter Novelli, taking the spot vacated in December by Brad MacAfee.

News of Firms: Regan Communications Launches Digital Division

Wed, Feb. 26, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dave JensenRegan Communications Group launches Regan Digital Studio... Witt O'Brien's, provider of crisis/emergency management services to public/private sector, acquires Navigate PR maritime crisis/corporate communications shop... 5W Public Relations launches practice aimed at streaming space... Powerhouse Communications CEO Kristin Daher takes board seat at California Restaurant Assn. Foundation and will promote its programs.

News of Firms: RH Strategic Picks Up MIX PR

Thu, Feb. 13, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Raffeto HermanRaffeto Herman Strategic Communication acquires tech firm MIX PR... Brodeur Partners launches Active Purpose to help B2B organizations with their CSR communications... FastStart PR founder Kathy Keating starts up ProsinComms, an online community of freelancers and communications pros.

News of Firms: French|West|Vaughan Acquires CGPR

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Chris GoddardFrench|West|Vaughan acquires CGPR, PR and consumer brand marketing agency specializing in the active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel sectors... Justin Tobin rebrands DDG as Gather. He was VP/interactive strategy & transformation at American Express... InkHouse adds Seattle to its Boston, New York and San Francisco office network.

Assn. for Better NY Launches Census PR Shop

Mon, Feb. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ABNYThe Association for a Better New York has launched a pro bono pop-up public relations agency to help lead its communications effort around the 2020 Census.

News of Firms: 5W PR Launches Jerusalem Venture Partners Cyber Center in Soho

Mon, Feb. 3, 2020

By Steve Barnes

JVP5W Public Relations helped Jerusalem Venture Partners launch its JVP International Cyber Center in Soho... Vested has acquired New York-based Scribe, which specializes in content development, optimization, strategy and syndication for clients across banking, asset management, hedge fund, and other financial services verticals... Blattel Communications of San Francisco has opened a marketing services division.

News of Firms: BPCM Launches Cannabis Unit Headed by InStyle's Lisa Gabor

Mon, Jan. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lisa GaborBPCM launches a cannabis division headed by Lisa Gabor, a founding editor of InStyle... RENEWPR, which was founded by Edelman and FleishmanHillard alum Ben Finzel, celebrates its fifth anniversary... LLYC acquires Diplolicy of Barcelona... Celebrity Concepts founder Wendy Zipes Hunter starts Prana PR.

News of Firms: Weber Shandwick Forms Global Intelligence Unit

Wed, Jan. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Brian BuchwaldWeber Shandwick has formed a global intelligence division, which will use data and analytics to inform strategies that include the development of insight-driven, earned media storytelling opportunities... Lambert & Co. acquires Casteel Schoenborn Investor Relations & Corporate Communications... Baretz+Brunelle has created a NewLaw practice to be led by Brad Blickstein and Beatrice Seravello, who have joined the firm as partners

News of Firms: Wise PR Merges with Zimmerman Strategic Communications

Wed, Jan. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Wise ZimmermanWise Public Relations is merging with boutique consultancy Zimmerman Strategic Communications... Flackable, which represents financial and professional services firms, has launched its All-Access Client Portal... Gavin, a digitally focused agency headquartered in York, PA, has opened an office in Lancaster.

Weiss PR Rebrands

Tue, Jan. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Pugh & TillerWeiss PR is rebranding as Pugh & Tiller PR as president Ray Weiss turns over the leadership reins to executive VP Matthew Pugh and co-founder Jessica Tiller.

W2O Acquires 21GRAMS

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Jim Weiss & Bob BlinkW2O Group has acquired New York-based healthcare advertising shop 21GRAMS.