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Cirque du Soleil Shines Spotlight on C&W

Mon, Nov. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Cirque du SoleilCohn & Wolfe has scooped up global PR duties for Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based entertainment company that bills itself as the world’s largest theatrical producer.

Spotify Targets Jenkins

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

By Steve Barnes

SpotifySpotify music streaming service has hired Target pro Dustee Jenkins to head its PR team.

Kaepernick Supporters Rally at NFL's HQ

Thu, Aug. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Colin Kaepernick t-shirtSupporters of free agent Colin Kaepernick rallied today in front of the National Football League's Park Ave headquarters, claiming the quarterback is being blackballed for exercising his free speech rights. (4 reader comments)

H+K Wins Wanda

Tue, Aug. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Dalian Wanda GroupHill+Knowlton Strategies is working for China's Dalian Wanda Group, the property and entertainment conglomerate, an account earned after a hotly contested pitch.

Turrell Stars in ICM Corporate Post

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Brad TurrellBrad Turrell, former executive VP at Paradigm Talent Agency, has joined ICM Partners as executive VP-corporate communications.

Fearless PR Firm Wanted to Enter Dungeon of Doom

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Dungeon of DoomThe Dungeon of Doom, which touts itself as the “most bone-chilling” attraction in the Greater Chicago area, is looking for a PR firm to lure “victims” (e.g., visitors) from the Windy City and Milwaukee markets.

Suess Steps Down at ICM

Fri, Jul. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Michelle SuessMichelle Suess, who handled corporate communications, events, advertising and charitable giving for ICM Partners for more than a decade, is stepping down from the talent agency.

Wonder Woman Left O’Dwyer Staffer Feeling 'Empowered'

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017

By Jane Landers

Wonder Woman movie posterI rooted for the heroine, played by Gal Gadot, with a fist-pump in the air even though the climactic action scenes at the end were way too long and the film itself strained credibility.

Paramount Picks Petrikin for Global PR Post

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paramount PicturesParamount Pictures Corp. has named Hollywood PR pro Chris Petrikin to the newly created executive VP-global communications and branding post.

Karen Marines Lands at PMK-BNC

Tue, May 16, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Karen MarinesSeasoned publicist Karen Marines has left Fifteen Minutes PR and signed on with PMK-BNC as a LA-based publicist in its entertainment division.

Thor Guard Picks Buffalo.Agency for PR Outreach

Fri, Mar. 17, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Thor Guard lightning warning systemBuffalo.Agency, which specializes in sport and lifestyle PR, will spread the word on Thor Guard’s sensor technology that predicts lightning strikes even when there’s no visible evidence of it coming.

New York State Seeks Equine PR

Fri, Feb. 3, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development FundThe Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund has issued an RFP to solicit responses from a firm to provide equine marketing and public relations services.

Rogers & Cowan and FRUKT to Work Together

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Rogers & CowanInterpublic Group's Octagon Sports and Entertainment Network has set up a closer alignment between the two agencies, including relocation of flagship US offices to Century City in Los Angeles.

UTA Casts Oster as Communications Chief

Tue, Jan. 17, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Seth OsterSeth Oster, whose PR career has spanned government, agency and corporate posts, has been as global head of corporate communications of United Talent Agency, the Beverly Hills-based talent agency with an A-list roster.

A Dramatic Launch for the VGA National Championship

Fri, Dec. 16, 2016

By Jack Glasure

Jack GlasureA case study detailing how a PR agency approached media strategy and built sponsorships and brand support for non-profit veteran organization the Veteran Golfers Association’s inaugural VGA National Championship event.

Hollywood's Paradigm Casts Ammer for PR

Tue, Oct. 4, 2016

By Editorial Staff

mia ammerMia Ammer, VP of national publicity for Relativity Media, is moving to Hollywood's Paradigm Talent Agency to head corporate communications.

Keen Returns to Warner Bros. in Senior Publicity Role

Tue, Sep. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Adam KeenAdam Keen, who left the top corporate communications and publicity slot at struggling Broad Green Pictures in June, is returning to Warner Bros. as senior VP of national publicity.

Event Sponsors' Remorse?

Mon, Aug. 29, 2016

By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonFor sponsors of the Rio Olympics the most important question will not be about sports. It's the same question that all sponsors of mega events ponder: "Did we get our money’s worth?"

PMK*BNC Adds Oriol in NY

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Jodie Magid OriolJodie Magid Oriol, a 15-year veteran of Lionsgate and predecessor Artisan Entertainment, has moved to PMK*BNC as VP in its New York office.

Pioneering Oscar PR Pro David Horowitz Dies at 86

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

david horowitzDavid Horowitz, a pioneering Hollywood PR pro in the Oscar realm who played a key role in booking Bill Clinton's iconic appearance playing the saxophone on late-night TV, died July 17 in Los Angeles. He was 86.