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News of Firms: LLYC Acquires BESO to Become Mexico's Top Firm

Thu, Sep. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BESOLLYC acquires 75 percent of Mexican creative data-predictive agency BESO for $8.4M to become market leader in Mexico... Weber Shandwick launches its Media Security Center, which will leverage AI-driven technology to help organizations build resiliency around information threats... Trinity Hunt Partners private equity firm forms partnership with Exclusive Concepts, a digital marketing shop.

News of Firms: Revive Health Shortens Name

Tue, Sep. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ReviveReviveHealth rebrands as Revive as it believes "health" invokes perception of insider status... North Sixth Group invests in RepSpert, provider of online reputation management services... Jenerate PR opens an office in Costa Mesa, CA.

News of Firms: MMGY Launches Travel Alliance

Wed, Sep. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MMGYMMGY Global launches the MMGY Global Travel Marketing Collective, a global alliance with local shops... Stagwell merges Assembly and ForwardPMX... George P. Johnson events and experience marketing firm acquires minority stake in its long-term partner, creative video agency NOMOBO.

News of Firms: Lambert & Co. Acquires Vandiver Group

Tue, Sep. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

VandiverLambert & Co. acquires The Vandiver Group, a St. Louis-based strategic communications firm... The Change Agencies launches “It’s Not Pie,” a customizable communications program to support DE&I programs... Dixon Schwabl of Rochester opens an office in Buffalo and rebrands as Dixon Schwabl + Company.

News of Firms: Landor & Fitch Handles XX New York

Thu, Sep. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

LandorLandor & Fitch handles XX New York campaign to raise funds for New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund... Prosek Partners launches a video series on how the finance industry can shape solutions for the world’s energy transition... Redwood Climate Communications, which focuses on public relations for climate tech startups, companies and corporate initiatives, opens for business... C3 Public Strategies, a Core Strategic Group company, acquires Grassroots Girl.

News of Firms: BCW and PRSA-NY Create Harold Burson Award

Fri, Sep. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Harold BursonBCW and the New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced the creation of The Harold Burson Award... Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie is one of 80 global leaders and more than 25 organizations to sign a statement calling on world leaders to take action on the pandemic... Viral Nation launches a division to help collegiate athletes cultivate long-term and relevant brand partnerships.

News of Firms: PROI Names International Board

Tue, Aug. 31, 2021

By Steve Barnes

PROIPROI Worldwide names its international management board... MikeWorldWide accepts applications for its second-year pro bono PR program supporting small business founders and entrepreneurs from under-represented communities... Tigercomm acquires Tampa, FL-based Chase Media Services, a consultancy focused on cleantech and climate change communications.

News of Firms: MikeWorldWide Launches NIL Practice

Tue, Aug. 24, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MWWMikeWorldWide launches NIL Fieldhouse, a specialty name, image, and likeness practice area to work with college athletes and brands... BCW Group's boutique agency Goodfuse is becoming part of the company’s GCI family of agencies, which includes GCI Health, uncapped, and Curation... KQ Communications partners with Public Relations Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists and Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta to launch Sources of Color.

News of Firms: Omnicom Firms Team with International Paralympic Committee

Mon, Aug. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Wethe15FleishmanHillard, Porter Novelli and Portland have teamed up with the International Paralympic Committee and adam&eveDDB to launch a global campaign aimed at putting people with disabilities at the heart of the diversity, equity and inclusion agenda... EASTWEST Public Relations Group publishes a book intended to provide entrepreneurs with actionable advice on how they can get noticed for free using the agency’s SPEAK|pr approach and technology... Gong Communications creates an eLearning tool to assist companies that are either already certified as B Corps or are in the process of becoming one.

News of Firms: IPG DXTRA Develops Anti-Racism Platform

Tue, Aug. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

White ParentsIPG DXTRA develops "Dear White Parents" anti-racism platform in partnership with WE ARE, Ad Council and ADL... Ballard Partners forges alliance with California's RESOLUTE Co. to expand footprint to the Golden State... The American Marketing Association Chicago names Shannon Lee, vice president of creative & engagement at StudioNorth, the chapter's new president.

News of Firms: MERGE Acquires Blue Moon Digital

Fri, Aug. 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BlueMoonMERGE acquires digital marketing consultancy Blue Moon Digital... Intrado picks up Hubb, which specializes in hybrid event management technology... Dragon Horse Agency was named Best Advertising Agency in Gulfshore Business Magazine’s Best of Business awards 2021.

News of Firms: SCS Merges with Swarm

Wed, Aug. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SCSSCS, a brand transformation agency, merges with Atlanta-based independent digital performance marketing agency Swarm... ICR launches “Welcome to the Arena,” a podcast featuring interviews with movers & shakers in the financial services industry, hosted by CEO and co-founder Tom Ryan... The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment backs a new awards program intended to recognize outstanding examples of impact investing communications.

Accounts in Transit: Feintuch Picks Up SurgePays

Mon, Aug. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SurgePaysFeintuch Communications picks up SurgePays, a blockchain financial tech company that offers prepaid financial services... FINN Partners is working with Title 9, a women's adventure and outdoor apparel retailer, on Kick In For Equal Pay, an initiative that supports the US Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association in its fight for pay equality... Cashmere becomes Taco Bell's culture agency of record, a new agency partnership. Edelman remains as Taco Bell’s PR agency

News of Firms: Weber Shandwick's Judith Harrison Earns Matrix Award

Wed, Aug. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Judith HarrisonJudith Harrison, Weber Shandwick executive VP, global diversity equity and inclusion, among honorees for New York Women in Communications' 2021 Matrix Awards... Origin Digital, a Belfast-based digital marketing and branding agency, enters the US market with the opening of a New York City office... The Worldcom Public Relations Group installs its group board and regional committees for 2021-2022.

News of Firms: LLYC Picks Up Majority Stake in Ad Agency CHINA

Mon, Aug. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

LLYCLLYC purchases a 70 percent stake in advertising agency CHINA... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications marks its 25th anniversary with a new look and branding campaign... Milk & Honey PR transfers 55 percent of its group shares to an Employee Ownership Trust.

News of Firms: J/PR Rebrands

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

JPRJ/PR (formerly J Public Relations) launches a new brand, logo, offices and website... Chicago's Soulsight pushes into New York and Los Angeles... PR Boutiques International appoints David Ball of Ball Consulting Group as president.

News of Firms: DureƩ & Company Targets Psychedelics Market

Thu, Jul. 22, 2021

By Steve Barnes

DureeDurée & Company launches, a microsite dedicated to the emerging psychedelics market... Qwoted, a free platform that connects the media with industry experts, and GlobalWonks, a provider of real-time expert insights for enterprises, form a partnership... The Hatcher Group, which serves government, nonprofit and foundation clients, acquires Horne Creative Group.

News of Firms: Sharp Think Helps Good Catch with Fish-Free Push

Mon, Jul. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Good CatchSharp Think works with plant-based seafood brand Good Catch on an initiative encouraging fast-food chain Subway to go fish-free... Wall to Wall Communications is launched by Marino PR and J Strategies vet Ross Wallenstein... PRSA and CommunicationsMatch partner on a search tool to identify and shortlist PR services.

News of Firms: Banner PA Launches AI Unit to Pair Reporters, Stories

Wed, Jul. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BannerBanner Public Affairs launches BannerAI, an artificial intelligence platform intended to boost the agency’s ability to pair reporters and stories... Change Digital debuts under leadership of Patricia Nelson, who worked on Andrew Yang's presidential bid, and Giovanna Salucci, digital director of Florida's Democratic party... Franklin Madison creates direct marketing arm, FM Engage.