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News of Firms: FWV's Rick French to Lead PBS North Carolina Board

Wed, Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Rick FrenchFrench|West|Vaughan chairman & CEO Rick French is elected chair of PBS North Carolina’s board of trustees... Hawke Media acquires PRP Group, which specializes in education sector public relations, marketing intelligence and strategic communications... The Florida Public Relations Association has announced the keynote and speaker lineup for its Aug. 4-7 PR & Comms Summit.

News of Firms: Rosen Group Turns 40

Tue, Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Lori RosenRosen Group, which was launched by Lori Rosen, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala at Sound Lounge Mixing Studios in NYC's Flatiron District... imre partners with The Collective.... The PR World Alliance unveils 2024-25 board and makes Feintuch Communications president Henry Feintuch president.

News of Firms: Ball Consulting Launches 'HousingLab'

Thu, Jun. 13, 2024

By Steve Barnes

BallBall Consulting Group launches HousingLab, a “hyperspecialization” dedicated to the creation of new housing and helping to overcome the nationwide housing crisis... World’s Fair Communications, which targets companies at the intersection of entertainment, technology and the creator economy, is launched by Craig Radow and Eric Schultz in Los Angeles.... Touchdown Strategies acquires Austin, TX-based strategic content agency YSPK.

News of Firms: Deerfield Agency Acquires Embedded

Thu, Jun. 6, 2024

By Steve Barnes

DeerfieldDeerfield Agency acquires Embedded, a NJ-based, healthcare marketing and advertising firm... Golin releases its CEO Impact Index, a study that illustrates how high-profile CEOs can have a big effect on the business performance of the companies they lead... Sprout Social releases a series of AI-powered product enhancements alongside 20 new capabilities across its platform.

News of Firms PRSA, PR Museum Join Forces

Wed, Jun. 5, 2024

By Steve Barnes

PRSAPRSA and The Museum of Public Relations form a partnership to jointly create and execute educational programs and events... Mower launches a training program focused on guiding business leaders through challenging and polarizing times... Notably unveils the Notably Narrative Lab, a content program designed to increase brand awareness, engage key stakeholders, and boost brand credibility.

News of Firms: Bliss Hosts NY Launch of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Tue, Jun. 4, 2024

By Steve Barnes

WCSThe Bliss Group is hosting a June 26 event to launch the New York chapter of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability.... Bevel, an Aveune Z Company, launches its Convergence PR offering... TransMedia Group founder and CEO Tom Madden publishes a new book, Planetary Lifeguard: Blowing the Whistle on Climate Change.

News of Firms: Mark Allen & Co. Launches 'PrideNOW'

Fri, May 31, 2024

By Steve Barnes

R. Kurt OsenlundMark Allen & Co. launches "PrideNOW," a specialized PR consulting service designed to help marketers connect with the LGBTQ+ community year-round... ArcSense Communications is launched in Raleigh by Khaner Walker, a veteran of Lenovo and French|West|Vaughan... Progressive Dental Marketing, which works with more than 1,000 dental practices to improve their marketing capabilities, teams with McCarthy Capital to accelerate its growth plan.

News of Firms: Viewstream Rebrands as Kadiko

Fri, May 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

KadikoViewstream, a B2B marketing agency for high-tech companies, rebrands as Kadiko... BCW and Hill & Knowlton, which will merge as of July 1 to form Burson, are combining their specialty technology communications agencies Axicom and Brazil-based Ideal... Milk & Honey, a B Corp PR agency, launches NU, a technology division.

News of Firms: Risa Heller Communications Goes West

Thu, May 23, 2024

By Steve Barnes

RHCRisa Heller Communications, a New York-based strategic comms firm, opens a Los Angeles office... Hotwire launches its first proprietary AI tool,, and a global AI Innovation team... The Worldcom Public Relations Group adds SAROTA PR in Krakow, Poland and Up & Company of Seoul, South Korea as members.

News of Firms: LLYC Acquires Colombia's Dattis Comunicaciones

Fri, May 17, 2024

By Steve Barnes

DattisLLYC is acquiring Colombian communication services company Dattis Comunicaciones... Stagwell partners with Nexxen, which has deep expertise in video and connected TV... Mark Allen & Co. launches its Media Training Service, which will be headed by director of media relations and PEOPLE magazine veteran Julie Farin.

News of Firms: Bliss Group Joins CARE Corporate Council

Wed, May 15, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CAREThe Bliss Group joins the CARE Corporate Council, a coalition of partners committed to using their influence and expertise in pursuit of gender equality and better business outcomes... The PHA Group, a UK-based PR, digital and creative agency, launches Dig & Dig agency in Boston... Gregory FCA is integrating Yoodli, an AI media and presentation coaching program, into its suite of services.

News of Firms Worldcom Adds Abel & McDougall Communications

Fri, May 10, 2024

By Steve Barnes

WorldcomThe Worldcom Public Relations Group adds Baltimore’s Abel Communications and Rochester, NY’s McDougall Communications to its partnership... Ironmark acquires Deliver Media and L & D Mail Masters... Davis+Gilbert’s Public Relations Industry M&A Activity Tracker reveals a slowdown in M&A deal activity this year.

News of Firms: Italy's Barabino & Partners Joins Excellera Advisory Group

Thu, May 9, 2024

By Steve Barnes

BarabinoBarabino & Partners, Italy’s largest corporate communications firm, joins Excellera Advisory Group, the country’s biggest corporate affairs advisory group... Abel Communications launches "Expertise, Amplified," an on-demand thought leadership program... 160/90 partners with social fintech platform Lumanu to introduce Integrated Creator Commerce, an offering within its creator, digital and social practice.

News of Firms: Avoq Survey Finds DC Insiders Shift Media Habits

Wed, May 8, 2024

By Steve Barnes

AvoqAvoq’s survey of more than 200 D.C. insiders uncovers a sea change in their media choices... Muck Rack, a PR management platform, teams up with Help Every Reporter Out... D S Simon Media conducted a recent study that says, by largely steering clear of political coverage, local TV news stations have become a surprisingly welcoming environment for brands and non-profits.

News Of Firms: Matter Communications Finds Health Cos. Hooked on PR

Thu, May 2, 2024

By Steve Barnes

MatterA survey from Matter Communications found that nearly all healthcare marketers (94.4 percent) are currently working with a PR/marketing agency... PAN Communications launches a new website and branding... Semaphore Communications of Cape Town comes on board as a member of IPREX....LAVIDGE managing director Dave Nobs joins the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Endowment Board of Trustees.

News of Firms: Mod Op Acquires LAM Design

Wed, May 1, 2024

By Steve Barnes

LAMMod Op, a digital marketing agency, acquires brand strategy, package design & integrated marketing agency LAM Design... Warren Green & Associates is adding public relations to its services by partnering with Trip Whisperer Agency... The Pollack Group awards its Noemi Pollack Scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year to Sophie Schaked, a rising sophomore at The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

News of Firms Bliss Group Opens in London

Tue, Apr. 30, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Bliss GroupThe Bliss Group opens a London office to serve professional services, financial services, healthcare, tech and impact clients with a European presence... Granite Creek Capital Partners in partnership with Boathouse Capital, makes an investment in The District Communications Group... Treble forms an artificial intelligence practice group, which will be led out of the agency’s San Francisco office by VP Will Kruisbrink.

News of Firms: The Market Element Rebrands as Element CG

Wed, Apr. 24, 2024

By Steve Barnes

ElementCG Life brand The Market Element is relaunched as Element CG... Gateway Group, a financial communications and digital media advisory firm, is bringing back its annual Gateway Conference... Firebrand launches what it says is an industry first: an integrated Account-Based Marketing and PR service.