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News of Firms: Matter Goes for the Gusto

Thu, Sep. 22, 2022

By Steve Barnes

GustoMatter launches Gusto, a creative content house specializing in commercials, branded content, podcasting, original shows and branded entertainment... MCD Partners opens an office in Miami...Radioactive PR founder Rich Leigh joins forces with Alex Wilson, a former creative strategist and business development lead at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to present the High Flyers PR Course.

News of Firms: Shamrock Showers Cash Into Highwire PR

Tue, Sep. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

HighwireHighwire PR secures a strategic investment from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that specializes in sectors including media, entertainment and communications... Viral Nation acquires MediaKits... The Legacy Lab, a think tank and strategic consultancy developed by Publicis Groupe’s media, digital and communications agency Team One, calls for submissions for its annual scholarship.

News of Firms: Next Practices Group Launches Shared Services Team

Thu, Sep. 15, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NextThe Next Practices Group, a network of founder-driven firms that includes The Bliss Group, The Next Practice and NextTech Communications, introduces a “Shared Services” team... TGI Sport acquires Interregional Sports Group... Sēd Communications launches The Greenhouse.

News of Firms: ICR Launches Investor Access

Tue, Sep. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Meaghan MontegariICR introduces Investor Access, a program that will work directly with management teams to help them identify, prioritize and prepare for meetings with investors... PAN Communications launches PAN P.R.E.P. (Public Relations Experience Program) to create hands-on work experience for students... Barkley acquires Smiths Agency, which works for food/beverage clients.

News of Firms: Colangelo & Partners Opens in Miami

Thu, Sep. 8, 2022

By Steve Barnes

ColangeloColangelo & Partners, which works in the food, wine and spirits sectors, opens an office in Miami, adding to its home base in New York and growing presence in San Francisco... Muck Rack receives a $180 million Series A minority investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity... Paul Wilmot Communications unveils Nashville office... Moore Media International Public Relations joins Allison+Partners.

News of Firms: ICR Unveils SPAC Delisting PR Offer

Wed, Aug. 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

ICRICR introduces its SPAC Liquidation Communications Services offering to provide sponsors with strategic advice and support to help communicate with investors during the liquidation and de-listing of a SPAC... Klick Health unveils Klick Brands, Studio K and Klick Influence... PAN Communications unveils its PAN CyberPulse dashboard, a resource for real-time cybersecurity monitoring.

News of Firms: Ken Scudder Training Moves to Metro DC

Tue, Aug. 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ken ScudderKen Scudder Training & Consulting is moving from Philadelphia to the Wash., DC metro area... Leon Communications, a strategic communications shop, launches in Singapore by Tellum Media vet Tim Williamson... Vendilli Digital Group acquires inbound marketing agency Horseshoe & Co.

News of Firms: UpSpring Picks Up Epiphany

Fri, Aug. 19, 2022

By Steve Barnes

UpSpringUpSpring, which works with clients in the architecture, design and real estate industries, picks up digital marketing studio Epiphany... BerlinRosen acquires a majority stake in Derris, a brand consultancy that has launched such direct-to-consumer brands as Warby Parker, Everlane and Glossier... CommCore Consulting Group launches CommCore Capital Markets.

News of Firms: Porter Novelli Launches Erica Smith Fellowship

Tue, Aug. 16, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Erica SmithPorter Novelli launches the Erica Smith Future Leaders Fellowship program, which is focused on supporting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives... The Diversity Marketing Consortium adds Inkhouse and No. 29 as members... PR Boutiques International announces its 2022-2023 executive leadership team and board.

News of Firms: Mower Transfers Ownership to Employees

Mon, Aug. 15, 2022

By Steve Barnes

MowerMower chairman and CEO Eric Mower transfers 100 percent ownership of the company to employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan... The Worldcom Public Relations Group appoints Todor Ianev to a second term as chair... Edge Partners, a private equity and strategic growth firm, launches Edge Creative Growth, which offers marketing services to RIAs (registered investment advisors).

News of Firms: Signal AI Acquires KELP

Wed, Aug. 10, 2022

By Steve Barnes

SignalSignal AI acquires KELP, a data analytics platform that delivers industry reputation insights and benchmarks of companies... 919 Marketing adds ClickCulture, a Raleigh, NC-based web development and digital marketing company... Propel graduates from Meta’s B2B Disruptors Program in Israel.

WPP Posts 8.7% 1H Growth

Fri, Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chalked up 8.7 percent growth in first-half like-for-like revenues to $8.2B, driven by part by a resurgence in demand for strategic communications advice from its PR firms, according to CEO Mark Read.

News of Firms: Brownstein Group Unveils Red Thread PR

Wed, Aug. 3, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Red Thread PRBrownstein Group launches Red Thread PR....Bastion Elevate, part of the global Bastion Agency, merges with IMW Agency....The Pedowitz Group, a digital consulting firm, acquires B2B marketing and communications agency BizMark.

News of Firms: PROI Worldwide Americas Joins Diversity Action Alliance

Tue, Jul. 26, 2022

By Steve Barnes

DAAPROI Worldwide Americas Region joins the Diversity Action Alliance... The Fuller Project, a global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to journalism about women, is looking for a director of development... Cision and the Institute for Public Relations present the 2022 Cision Insights Award to University of Florida doctoral candidate Yufan “Sunny” Qin.

News of Firms: FTI Consulting Launches Data Privacy Unit

Wed, Jul. 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Todd RubackFTI Consulting’s tech segment launches a suite of solutions within its Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice....Crowe PR, a San Diego-based firm, expands its East Coast footprint to include North Florida, Washington, Nashville and North Carolina....M2M PR & Partnerships, which works with entertainment, music and consumer brands, unveils a division focused on the health & wellness sector....Messner Media Group, a woman-owned PR firm specializing in aerospace, defense, technology and transportation clients, opens in Falls Church, VA.

News of Firms: DH Acquires Nyhus Communications

Mon, Jul. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

DHDH, a Spokane-based strategic communications, social change and marketing firm, acquires Nyhus Communications in Seattle... Tug, a digital marketing agency with Sydney, London, Toronto and Berlin outposts opens in Singapore... MHP/Team SI, an integrated communications firm in Little Rock and Rogers, AR, launches its Content Studio.

News of Firms: Alpine Group Unveils Competitive Funding Practice

Thu, Jul. 14, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Becky NictakisThe Alpine Group launches a comprehensive competitive funding practice... Matter Communications opens a Dallas office... LaVoieHealthScience gets nod from U.S. Patent and Trade Office for ongoing professional use of two proprietary service offerings.

News of Firms: Allison+Partners Teams with Special Olympics

Wed, Jul. 13, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Special OlympicsAllison+Partners enters a three-year global partnership with Special Olympics International... InnoVision Marketing Group launches InnoVision Español... The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will present its Betsy Plank Award to APCO Worldwide senior advisor Charlene Wheeless at its Milestones in Mentoring Gala set for Nov. 3 at the Union League Club of Chicago.