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News of Accounts: Evins Communications Wins Double Cross Vodka

Tue, Nov. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Double CrossEVINS Communications wins Double Cross Vodka, a brand of distilled spirit produced in the Slovak Republic... Cindy Riccio Communications picks up and J Public Relations adds The Ocean Club, The Cloudveil and The Newbury Hotel to its roster... King + Company lands Shawn Rochester, author of The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America

News of Firms: Seven Letter Launches Public Opinion Offering

Mon, Nov. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Seven LetterSeven Letter launches Seven Letter Insight, a public opinion and messaging research offering headed by Matt George, an alum of Luntz Global Partners... French|West|Vaughan chief Rick French is among producers of Clear Lake, a Buddy Holly-inspired biopic... InspIR Group forms partnership with Third Economy. 

News of Firms: WPP Merges VMLY&R, Geometry

Thu, Nov. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

VMLYRWPP joins VMLY&R and Geometry to form VMLY&R COMMERCE, a “Creative Commerce Company”... CSM Sport & Entertainment, partnership and brand experience firm, launches a social impact unit... PAN Communications publishes eBook on aligning PR and inbound marketing programs.

Edelman’s Gemmill Opens Argyle's DC Outpost

Tue, Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert GemmillRobert Gemmill, most recently director of litigation communications at Edelman, has joined Argyle, a top Canadian PR firm, as senior VP and head of its just opened Washington office. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: PRSA/NY Names Andrew Graham '21 President

Tue, Nov. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Andrew GrahamPRSA/NY announces Andrew Graham, Clear founding partner, will serve as 2021 president... ASTRSK PR is awarding a full year of free PR services to a BIPOC, woman and/or LGBTQ+ founded startup... Power Digital has acquired DataQ.

On the Move: Quick Rebounds to Hill+Knowlton

Wed, Nov. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John QuickHill+Knowlton Strategies appoints John Quick senior VP, healthcare in the US... Intel ups Tara Smith to CCO... Baker Public Relations promotes Barry Wygel to creative services manager. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: Brownstein Refreshes Brand

Tue, Nov. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

BrownsteinBrownstein unveils a brand refresh, which is based on what the agency calls the Brand Longevity Model... Jin of Paris and Thunder11 of New York forge partnership... 160over90 works with USAA on its third annual #HonorThroughAction challenge.

News of Firms: Institute for PR Launches DE&I Resource

Tue, Oct. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Emily GrahamThe Institute for Public Relations launches IPR Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resource... Saxum acquires VI Marketing and Branding... Onclusive, which offers PR analytics and media monitoring software, partners with The RepTrak Company. 

News of Firms: RooneyPartners Launches RP Blitz Branding

Wed, Oct. 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Terry RooneyRooneyPartners launches RP Blitz Branding targeted at early-stage growth companies... The Worldcom Public Relations Group welcomes Tel Aviv-based PR360 to its network... The Conroy Martinez Group celebrates 30th anniversary.

News of Firms: LLYC Forges Alliance with Brandwatch

Fri, Oct. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

LLYCLLYC forges alliance with Brandwatch, a digital consumer intelligence suite... Relevance International  launches the Purpose Method... Cision unveils Cision Connect to help brands find profiles of journalists and social influencers most relevant to them. 

News of Firms: ROKK Solutions Unveils GROKK

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Kaylin TrychonROKK Solutions unveils GROKK to prep companies on secrurity breaches and incident response... Brunswick Group opens Tokyo office for its sixth outpost in Asia... Exposure joins Sony Music Group, AFROPUNK in 'Your Power, Your Vote" push.

News of Firms: Y&R Rebrands as Goodfuse

Wed, Oct. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

GoodfuseY&R PR has changed its name to Goodfuse... MWWPR partners with American University's School of Communication on Z-Suite, a research and insights program focused on Gen Zers... Former Siren PR chief operating officer Claire Kaye launches Pure Imagination PR.

News of Firms: PAN Communications Expands Academic Mentorship Initiative

Thu, Oct. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PANPAN Communications adds North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central (both of which are Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and Elon University to its academic mentorship initiative... The Worldcom Public Relations Group welcomes Litzky Public Relations to its network... PROI Worldwide celebrates 50th anniversary.

News of Firms: Relevance Int'l Vets Launch Command Collective

Mon, Sep. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

CommandRelevance International veterans Bianca Fabian Ramsawak and Dale Laplace launch Command Collective... DeVries Global accepts applications for Decoding PR Externship program... Tank Consultoría of Colombia joins PROI Worldwide.

News of Firms: BCW Launches Polycultural Consulting Unit

Fri, Sep. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Kristin HooperBCW launches BCW Polycultural Consulting Unit, which will help clients understand, connect with and move diverse stakeholder audiences... Lambert & Co. is the lead investor in the recently launched TiiCKER, Inc... Bolt PR is acquired by Millwright Holdings.

News of Firms: Rachel Harrison Launches Shop

Wed, Sep. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Rachel HarrisonRachel Harrison, one of the co-founders of Lion & Lamb Communications, has started up Rachel Harrison Communications... The Hispanic Public Relations Association has launched HPRA Texas, its sixth formalized chapter in the nation... RooneyPartners has developed the RP HealthCast, a public-service podcast devoted to information about the coronavirus pandemic.  

News of Firms: Edelman Launches CommsTech Solutions

Tue, Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

EdelmanEdelman launches Edelman CommsTech Solutions, an offering that leverages technology, tools, data and analytics to provide actionable intelligence for communicators... Ruder Finn acquires full-service PR firm Jacobstahl to anchor the re-launch of Bloom, its incubator agency, as well as Bloom Health, which focuses on the healthcare sector... Landis Communications celebrates 30th anniversary. 

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.