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Last Updated: Thu., Jan. 20, 2022 @ 5:05 pm

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News of Firms: Caplan Communications Probes PR's Role in Climate Change

Thu, Jan. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

CaplanCaplan Communications, which celebrates its 18th anniversary on Feb. 4, recently published “The Role of Public Relations Firms in Climate Change Politics,” an investigation into the PR industry's influence in climate politics... Barabino & Partners, an Italian firm with units in London, Berlin and New York, acquires B2P Communications Consulting, a Franco-German outfit... Allison+Partners forms an affiliate partnership with São Paulo-based agency Talquimy.

News of Firms: Knopf's Paul Bogaards Opens Shop

Tue, Jan. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Paul BogaardsBogaards Public Relations is launched by Paul Bogaards, who served as spokesperson and director of publicity and media relations at publisher Alfred A. Knopf for three decades... Red Lorry Yellow Lorry opens in Austin... De Bruijn PR of Amsterdam joins IPREX.

'Qwoted 100' Ranks Top Communicators

Thu, Jan. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

QuotedThe newly released “Qwoted 100” ranks the PR professionals “with the best stories to tell and the most compelling way of telling them.”

News of Firms: Prosek Partners Opens in Palm Beach

Tue, Jan. 11, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ProsekProsek Partners is opening an office in Palm Beach, FL... Denver-based Aiello Public Relations & Marketing merges with Novitas Communications... The Public Relations Global Network adds Dubai-headquartered NettResults Middle East, Tel Aviv-based KAMIR and Madrid's PRGarage, to its network of agencies....broadhead, an independent, integrated marketing agency in Minnesota, acquires HMH Agency, a Portland, OR-based creative firm.

Public Policy Holding Co. Goes Public

Thu, Dec. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PPHCThe parent of Crossroads Strategies, Seven Letter, Alpine Group, Forbes Tate Partners and O’Neill & Associates has gone public, raising more than $40M on the London Stock Exchange.

News of Firms: Vested Acquires Red Lab Technologies

Thu, Dec. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Binna KimVested acquires Red Lab Technologies, a web design, development and digital marketing firm that serves healthcare and finance companies... Havas Formula establishes a Midwest regional hub in Chicago... Weber Shandwick unveils The Weber Shandwick Collective, strategic communications and consulting network.

News of Firms: Pinkston Acquires Pliris Strategies

Thu, Dec. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Donelle HarderPinkston, a communications firm in Falls Church, VA, acquires messaging and communications firm Pliris Strategies.... The DRAM Agency, which will provide digital marketing consulting and services to wine and spirits suppliers, is launched by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits... PROI Worldwide creates the PROI Founders Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the organization.

News of Firms: BrandExtract Merges With Axiom

Tue, Dec. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

BrandExtractHouston-based brand experience firm BrandExtract integrates with branding and digital strategy agency Axiom... Kite Hill PR establishes a dedicated environmental, social and governance practice... The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America elects PRophet founder and CEO Aaron Kwittken as 2022 president.

News of Firms: J/PR Launches 20Two Studio

Wed, Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

StudioJ/PR launches 20Two Studio, a creative storytelling affiliate focused on public relations and social media strategy... Prosek Partners partner Russell Sherman launches the “Press Profiles” podcast, which features business journos sharing their backstories, memorable moments and perspectives... Rosica Communications has been recognized for its work on behalf of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division... Moxie Marketing Group, which repped members of the DRGinvest portfolio, takes on external clients.

Accounts in Transit: Champion Dines at Newk's

Wed, Dec. 1, 2021

By Steve Barnes

NewksChampion gobbles up Newk’s Eatery, a Jackson, MS-based fast-casual chain that operates in 16 states... Wilful of London signs Earthly, which helps companies cut carbon... Abel Communications to lead a video content campaign for OneDigital, a health, wealth management and HR advisory firm.

News of Firms: ICR Completes Investment from CDPQ

Tue, Nov. 30, 2021

By Steve Barnes

ICRICR completes an investment from institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to help bankroll future growth... MARCO, a Madrid-based agency with offices in cities including Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris and Mexico City, acquires a majority stake in Africa Communications Media Group in Johannesburg... North 6th Agency’s #Pitching4Purpose initiative reaches the $50,000 mark in contributions made to non-profit organizations.

News of Firms: Propel Adds Disability Widget to Platform

Fri, Nov. 19, 2021

By Steve Barnes

PropelPropel, a PR software firm, adds an accessibility widget to its platform for those with disabilities—including visually impaired, blind, dyslexic, elderly and neurodiverse individuals... Bliss Impact is one of 10 technology and professional services companies that have joined forces to launch purposewerx... The Institute for Public Relations has formed a partnership withThe Commission on Public Relations Education.

On the Move: MikeWorldWide Hires Kinder as SVP

Tue, Nov. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jamie KinderMikeWorldWide hires Jamie Kinder as SVP in its corporate reputation and issues management practice... PSB, a global research and insights consultancy that is part of BCW Group, promotes Dave Gordon to CEO. He succeeds Peter Horst... Brunswick Group appoints Courtney Chiang Dorman managing partner of the Americas, a newly created role... Red Havas Health names Justine Piechatzek GM in Germany and Roxane Philippe joins as director in France.

News of Firms: French|West|Vaughan Acquires Stake in Big Picture PR

Tue, Nov. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

FWVFrench|West|Vaughan takes an equity stake in San Francisco-based Big Picture PR, a consumer lifestyle PR and influencer marketing shop... Media.Monks, a creative production company that is part of S4Capital, is merging with Italian content marketing agency Miyagi... Hahn Public, which serves clients in the food and energy sectors, acquires science and analytics firm Statistical Vision.

News of Firms: Antenna Group Sets Up PA Unit

Thu, Nov. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

AntennaAntenna Group launches a public affairs practice led by executive VP Andy Beck, former head of PA at the Department of Energy... Walker Sands celebrates its 20th year in business by making $1,000 donations to 20 charities... Solar Pulsar forms an alliance with Spelling Communications.

News of Firms: Ex-NFL PR Pro Traci Otey Blunt Sets Up Shop

Wed, Nov. 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Traci Otey BluntTraci Otey Blunt, a former NFL communications pro, opens Blunt Group Strategies to serve sports, entertainment, political sectors... Inkhouse is holding a virtual event on Nov. 12 that will examine diversity in media as well as broadcast pitch angles... Allison+Partners launches Connected Thought Leadership.

Accounts in Transit: SourceCode Signs on With Legion

Wed, Nov. 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

LegionSourceCode Communications is named communications agency of record for AI-fueled workforce management platform Legion... Lou Hammond Group is chosen by the State of Mississippi as public relations agency of record for tourism... W is appointed US public relations agency for British Airways’ US re-start project... Idea Hall handles branding and marketing communications services for ocV!BE.