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PRSA Summit Addresses Diversity

Wed, Jun. 30, 2021

By Terry Preston

Terry PrestonImproving diversity initiatives was the focus of PRSA-NY’s inaugural DE&I summit, at which a variety of mid-level PR practitioners from various industries shared their personal experiences with—and the challenges of—being a person of color and/or an LGBTQ individual in the communications industry.

DE&I-Committed Firms Attract Talent

Tue, May 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

United Minds / KRC Research DE&I StudyAlmost four out of five employees say companies that are diverse, equitable and inclusive have a better shot at attracting high-quality talent, according to a new study from United Minds and KRC Research.

WPP's Smith Takes DEI Post at Fleishman

Mon, Apr. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Adrianne SmithAdrianne Smith, who served as WPP’s first global director of inclusion and diversity, is moving to FleishmanHillard, where she will take on the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Black Executive CMO Alliance Debuts

Tue, Mar. 30, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jerri DeVardThe Black Executive CMO Alliance has been launched by a group of black marketing executives from 26 consumer and business-to-business brands including Netflix, BCW, Amazon and GroupM.

Motherís Kinney Opts for Ogilvy

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

James KinneyJames Kinney, North American chief resources officer at Mother USA, has joined Ogilvy as global chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer and North America chief people officer.

Omnicom Ups FH's Graham to Top DE&I Slot

Wed, Dec. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Emily GrahamOmnicom has named Emily Graham chief equity & impact officer and senior VP, diversity and inclusion communications to oversee its OPEN 2.0 plan to achieve systemic equity across its agencies.

W2O Enlists Windross for DE&I Duty

Thu, Dec. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Marcia WindrossMarcia Windross has joined W2O Group, the No. 1 independent healthcare PR firm, as head of diversity, equity and inclusion. She did a nearly 13-year run as D&I senior director at Interpublic.

Finsbury Hires Huggins for DE&I Work

Wed, Nov. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kito HugginsFinsbury has hired Kito Huggins for the managing director slot in New York to help drive its diversity, equity and inclusion communications practice.

Pemberton Takes DE&I Post at Omnicom Health

Tue, Oct. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Gena PembertonGena Pemberton, who has more than 20 years of corporate experience at Johnson & Johnson and Motorola, has joined Omnicom Health Group as group VP, director of diversity.

Diversity Marketing Consortium Expands Ranks

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

DMCPeppercomm, Clarity, Praytell and Racepoint Global join the Diversity Marketing Consortium, which works to help offset systemic racial and gender-based inequity for underrepresented business founders.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Linda Dunbar

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Linda Dunbar, Comms. Executive & Founder of Diversity Decoder
As “a core thing that holds the organization together,” internal communications are more important than ever, Diversity Decoder founder Linda Dunbar tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video.

APCO Names Wheeless Equity, Justice Head

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Charlene WheelessCharlene Wheeless, most recently VP-global corporate affairs at Bechtel Corp., is now senior advisor for equity and justice at independent firm APCO Worldwide.

FTI Taps Greene James for DI&B Chief

Wed, Oct. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Maureen Greene JamesFTI Consulting has named Cognizant’s Maureen Greene James VP of global diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Public Relationsí Renewed Call for Diversity

Thu, Aug. 27, 2020

By Rick Gould and Robert Udowitz

Rick Gould and Robert UdowitzThe PR field has an opportunity to build a diverse, inclusive workforce with multicultural staff and management. The question is: will the industry get the message this time?

Mutual of Omaha Revamps Logo

Fri, Jul. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mutual of OmahaMutual of Omaha is removing the Native American imagery from its corporate logo as a part of a drive to address issues of racial equity and social justice.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Donovan Thompson

Fri, Jun. 26, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Donovan Thompson, The Grapevine Executive Producer
The Grapevine executive producer Donovan Thompson sits down with D S Simon Media’s Doug Simon and Tameeka Henry to discuss the steps the industry needs to achieve greater diversity on “PR’s Top Pros Talk,” the video interview series produced by D S Simon Media in partnership with O’Dwyer’s.