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MWWPR Works SportBLX Launch

Fri, Sep. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

SportBLXMWWPR has been retained by SportBLX to lead communications for the launch of a platform that allows fans and investors to own shares of unique assets in sports.

DraftKings Bets on Ballard Partners

Wed, Mar. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Draft KingsDraftKings is betting on Donald Trump-connected Ballard Partners to help it achieve its economic development and regulatory relief goals in Washington. (1 reader comment)

Jay-Z Suits Up for the NFL

Wed, Aug. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jay ZThe National Football League has signed rapper Jay-Z to “amplify the league’s social justice efforts” in its bid to rebound from the PR blackeye suffered from the Colin Kaepernick fiasco. He also will advise the league on Super Bowl performers.

Dolphin Closes $11M Door Deal

Wed, Jul. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

dolphinDolphin Entertainment, parent company of entertainment PR powerhouse 42West, has acquired The Door, hospitality/lifestyle PR firm, for $11M.

Player's Personal Brand Plays Role in NBA Draft

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mark CubanTeams in tomorrow's NBA draft will assess a player's brand as well as athletic ability in making their player selections, according to Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner and media fixture.

Rogers & Cowan Handles Travolta's Return to Brooklyn

Tue, Jun. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TravoltaRogers & Cowan is handling John Travolta's return today to the Brooklyn pizzeria that was featured in the 1977 "Saturday Night Fever" blockbuster movie. (1 reader comment)

Majority of Voters Say ‘Taking a Knee’ is Not Unpatriotic

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Taking a kneeA majority (58 percent) of American voters believe National Football League players who “take a knee” during the playing of the national anthem are not “unpatriotic,” according to a poll of released today by Quinnipiac University.

Ex-Weinstein Co. PR Exec Resurfaces at Participant

Wed, May 30, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Nicole QuenquaNicole Quenqua, who resigned as head of national and corporate publicity for The Weinstein Company on May 15, has been hired by Participant Media as senior VP, communications.

KCSA Courts Cannabis Crowd

Fri, Apr. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

KCSAKCSA Strategic Communications is expanding its presence in the growing cannabis industry with the acquisition of Salar Media Group, which specializes in the sector.

Nyman Exits CEO Post at PMK*BMC

Wed, Apr. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael NymanMichael Nyman is exiting the co-chairman & CEO post at entertainment PR powerhouse PMK*BMC to launch Acceleration, an investment/advisory firm.

Sony's Townsend Takes Starz PR Post

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lauren TownsendLauren Townsend has joined Starz, the pay-TV unit of Lionsgate global content platform, as executive VP communications.

Hudson Sails from NFL

Fri, Mar. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dawn HudsonDawn Hudson will step down from the executive VP/chief marketing officer slot at the National Football League next month after a four-year run.


R&C Alum Joins DKC

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ivy MollenkampRogers & Cowan veteran Ivy Mollenkamp has joined DKC in Los Angeles as president Sean Cassidy beefs up the west coast offerings of the New York-based firm.

Rockwood Scores with Pacers

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brent RockwoodBrent Rockwood has been named senior VP-corporate, community and PR at Pacers Sports & Entertainment, parent of the National Basketball Assn.'s Indiana Pacers.

First Lady Cuts Ties with Advisor

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Melania TrumpFirst Lady Melania Trump has cut ties with dear friend and unpaid advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff following a New York Times report that her firm received a $26M payment for planning the festivities surrounding President Trump's inauguration.

Golihew Exits Warner Bros TV for Amazon

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tammy GolihewTammy Golihew, a 12-year veteran of Warner Bros TV has moved to Amazon Studios to handle PR for its original series offerings.


Ammer Stars in Paramount’s PR

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mia AmnerParamount Pictures has named Mia Ammer VP-corporate communications, responsible for film, TV publicity initiatives and day-to-day corporate PR.

SKDK’s McCormick Runs to Under Armour

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelley McCormickKelley McCormick, managing director at SKDKnickerbocker’s Washington office, is joining Under Armour as senior VP, corporate communications, a new position at the athletic apparel/footwear company. (1 reader comment)

Gagnier Gets Front Row Seat for OLE's PrimeSport Bid

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

On LocationGagnier Communications represents On Location Experiences, the official hospitality provider of the NFL, as it acquires The Carlyle Group's PrimeSport unit, which has long-term ticketing deals with the NCAA and PGA.

Glover Park Bids to Score 2026 World Cup

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

United Bid CommitteeGlover Park Group represents the United Bid Committee of the US, Mexico and Canada in its effort to host the 2026 FiFA World Cup soccer championship.

Tolosa to Transform Viacom

Wed, Nov. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jose TolosaViacom today named Jose Tolosa to the newly-created chief transformation officer post at the entertainment content company.