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News of Firms: Havas Formula Sends Out an SOS

Tue, Sep. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Havas FormulaHavas Formula launches Safety Operations Support, or SOS, an offering that will help clients implement, evaluate, and improve COVID-19 protocols to safeguard employee and customer safety... MMGY Grifco and MMGY Ophir, London-based luxury travel and lifestyle brands merge... FiComm Partners founder Jason Lahita has launched StreetCred Communications.

News of Firms: Russian Hackers Target SKDKnickerbocker

Fri, Sep. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

FancyBearSKDKnickerbocker, which advises the Joe Biden presidential campaign, says it warded off attacks by Russian-state hackers... APCO Worldwide is turning Nov. 3 into a “Day On” for employees to not only cast their ballots, but continue to advocate for progress beyond Election Day... MWWPR is leading communications for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund on a pro bono basis.

News of Firms: MMGY Studies Black Travel Market

Thu, Sep. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Clayton ReidMMGY Global is putting together a study focusing on Black leisure travelers and meetings professionals... Steinreich Communications, which advises a number of Israeli clients, forms a practice area that will focus on opportunites in the United Arab Emirates... 5W Public Relations creates a specialty practice for clients in the legal technology space. 

News of Firms: JPC&H Survey Finds Many Will Opt Out of COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, Sep. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

JarrardJarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock joins with Public Opinion Strategies on a study that reveals the reluctance many Americans have to get vaccinated for COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available... Icon Source opens platform to college athletes following the decision of the NCAA allow players to profit from their name, image and likeness... Sachs Media partner Drew Piers becomes president of the Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter. (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit: Blaze PR Scoops Up Nature's Path Organic Foods

Tue, Sep. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Natures PathBLAZE Public Relations, scoops up Nature’s Path Organic Foods, North America's largest certified organic breakfast and snack food company... Matter Communications scoops up PanTheryx, the world’s largest producer of bovine colostrum... G&S Business Communications picks up Taranis, analytics firm that uses drone data to improve crop health.

News of Firms: BCW Probes Neuroscience to Explain Behaviors

Wed, Aug. 26, 2020

By Steve Barnes

BCWBCW has introduced the BCW NeuroLab Powered by Lab of Misfits, which will use perceptual neuroscience to gain a deeper understanding of why audiences think, feel and behave the way they do... Edelman and RHR International have formed a strategic alliance that will work with C-suite and board-level clients to reposition firms and their leaders in times of transition... FLM Harvest honors Better Health Foundation.

News of Firms: Matter and Calypso Vets Launch Crackle PR

Mon, Aug. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

CrackleCrackle PR launches to service "companies doing good things"... Worldcom adds Zurich-based GRIP Agency as a member... Hanna Lee Communications starts up travel and hospitality-focused podcast "Hospitality Forward."

News of Firms: Stevens Group Partners with TPC Growth

Wed, Aug. 12, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Art StevensThe Stevens Group has formed a strategic partnership with TPC Growth that will focus on CEOs of public relations, digital and influencer marketing, social media and experiential marketing agencies who have sold their firms... March Communications launches In the Pod... West Fourth PR debuts under leadership of Meg Vesce, who has led global communications for Marriott brands.

News of Firms: APCO Partners with Everbridge

Tue, Aug. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

EverbridgeAPCO Worldwide enters critical event management, crisis partnership with Everbridge... Durée & Company launches CannabisMarketingPR.com, cannabis- and hemp-focused website... Trysail Strategies, a crisis communication, issues management and public affairs strategy firm, debuts under Adam Croglia.

News of Firms: Anchorage's Thompson & Co. Works to Raise Voices of People of Color

Fri, Jul. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Thomas McIntyreThompson & Co. Public Relations of Anchorage works to raise the voices of people of color as well as addressing issues of inequality affecting marginalized groups... The Core Strategic Group launches Core Decision Analytics to provide clients with opinion insights and data analytics aimed at finding the reasons why voters and the public make decisions... Thunder 11 president Marco Greenberg writes Primitive: Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World’s Most Successful People.

JPR Alum Ogden Launches New Shop

Thu, Jul. 23, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Amy OgdenAmy Ogden, longtime senior vice president of brand development at J Public Relations, has launched a new consultancy titled The Collective.

News of Firms: Hill+Knowlton†Strategies Launches Habits+

Thu, Jul. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

H+KHill+Knowlton Strategies launches Habits+, an evidence-based approach to starting, sustaining and stopping consumer and employee habits post-COVID, using behavioral science... Zapwater Communications forms a partnership with travel trade marketing company Studio Jungla... The Abbi Agency of Reno acquires London's Made by Chance, which offers website and app development, digital design, branding and marketing... The Piacente Group investor relations firm is opening in Miami led by TPG founder Brandi Piacente.

Ruder Finn Acquires Osmosis Films

Tue, Jul. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Osmosis FilmsRuder Finn has acquired Osmosis Films, the Brooklyn-based full-service video content studio, to bolster its storytelling expertise.

News of Firms: PR World Alliance Adds Commmunications Korea, Minerba to Network

Tue, Jul. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PR World AllianceThe PR World Alliance adds Communications Korea and Minerba of Buenos Aires to its network... Magrino rolls suite of new services... Harrison & Shiftman's Elizabeth Harrison teams with entrepreneur Jeffrey Bowman to combat social injustice in workplace... BMF digests LFB Media Group.

News of Firms: Peppercomm Unveils Mindset.AI

Thu, Jul. 9, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MindsetPeppercomm launches Mindset.AI, an analytics dashboard designed to help brands map their customer’s emotional mindset... AMP3 PR will host “CAMP3,” its annual PR boot camp, from July 27-31. Usually held at its New York headquarters, this year, the camp, a crash course in best practices for fashion PR, will operate virtually... March Communications creates a contest that will recognize an AI innovator from Boston and Atlanta areas.

News of Firms: PopíN Creative, Multicultural Shop, Launches

Tue, Jul. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lori HallPop’N Creative, a multicultural agency focused on digital and social content creation, and experience design, is launched by Lori J. Hall, former SVP, marketing at cable television channel TV One, and Jessica D. Lane Alexander, the channel’s former head of digital & social content... BUZZ Communications India forges a strategic partnership with Moscow-headquartered iMARS Communications... FiComm Partners CEO Megan Carpenter makes InvestmentNews' 2020 40 Under 40 List.

News of Firms: BWR PR Alums Take Initiative

Tue, Jun. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

The Initiative GroupThe Intiative Group has been formed by a group of publicists who formerly worked for BWR Public Relations, which was shut down by BCW in May...With Global Alliance adds five new firms... Vladimir Jones has established a scholarship honoring Jim and Nechie Hall, who founded the agency in 1970.

News of Firms: PAN Communications Revamps Website

Thu, Jun. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PANPAN Communications revamps website to showcase “We Move Ideas” positioning... Montieth & Company revitalizes image... French/​West/​Vaughan launches a post-graduate apprentice program... LLYC’s corporate communication area has launched its new knowledge platform, formatted as a blog.

News of Firms: Omnicom's Porter Novelli, Rabin Martin Forge Alliance

Wed, Jun. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Porter NovelliPorter Novelli and Rabin Martin, both part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, will form a strategic alliance, effective July 1... LaVoieHealthScience and Bioscience Valuation join forces to combine LHS’ expertise in strategic communications for health and science companies with BSV’s skill in providing strategic valuations... Asia PR Werkz, a strategic communications firm in Singapore, signs on at IPREX... Broadcast Interview Source delivers pitch to Public Relations Student Society of America.

Accounts in Transit: Feintuch Picks Up Nexans

Tue, Jun. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

NexansFeintuch Communications picks up Nexans, provider of cable technologies for power/data transmission.... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications enrolls in Florida Wine Academy... Caliber Corporate Advisers represents Engage People....R&J Strategic Communications lands Larken Associates, real estate firm.