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AI-Powered Journalism Means Change for Financial PR

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Dan Simon

Dan SimonThe rise of artificial intelligence-driven applications in newsrooms has presented an uncertain future for public relations firms that sell media relations as a core service, particularly for professionals who practice in the finance world, where reporting developed by automation platforms has gained noted traction in recent years.

AT&T's Burns Joins Salesforce

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brad BurnsBrad Burns, senior VP-corporate communications at AT&T Communications, has joined Salesforce as chief communications officer.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tom Rogers5W Public Relations captures Captify... Zapwater Communications checks in at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club... Child's Play Communications lands Curiscope.

P&G Vet Boadas Plugs into GE Appliances

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio BoadasGE Appliances has named Antonio Boadas, director of communications at Procter & Gamble, chief communications officer. He succeeds Deborah Wexler, who is retiring on Aug. 31.

Newspapers Unite to Attack Trump’s 'Fake News'

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump EnemyMore than 125 newspapers will publish editorials on Aug. 16 to counter president Trump's characterization of the press as the "enemy of the people" and highlight the threat that his "fake news" rant poses to the First Amendment.

Pinterest Picks BHFS

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PinterestPinterest has retained lobbying powerhouse Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to advocate in Washington on copyright issues.

Brand-New Currency

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Katrin Lieberwirth

Katrin LieberwirthFinancial services companies grapple with moving their business and corporate culture to a digital-first strategy.

Awards & Events

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey Group 2Jeffrey Group celebrates 25thanniversary with events in Brazil and Argenita featuring Jeff Sharlach and Allison Mann, head researcher of “Mad Men” television series, to show how corporate communications has changed since show first aired… Susan Davis International earns two Stevie Awards for World War I Centennial Commission project… Germinder + Associates names Guy Pidgeon, ex-chair of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, its #PowerofPInk honoree for achievements in a nearly 40-year career in veterinary medicine.

People on the Move

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Heidi Anne-NoelPandora hires Heidi Anne-Noel as senior communications manager of music streaming service... Lumentus, digital communications shop, recruits Matt Robson as manager of search marketing strategy... Africa Communications Media Group, Johannesburg, promotes Nonye Mpho Omotola to managing director, succeeding co-founder Mimi Kalinda.

Browns Already Apologizing On National Stage

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianJust as the Cleveland Browns had begun working on turning its reputation around, wide receiver Antonio Callaway was busted with marijuana possession. (1 reader comment)

B-M Focuses on China's Top Maker of Spy Gear

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HikvisionBurson-Marsteller Washington handles public policy and PA issues for high-flying Hikvision, the China-government affiliated dominant maker of video surveillance systems.

Cision Calls Spratto COO

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gregg SprattoCision has named Autodesk veteran Gregg Sprattol chief operating officer.

Magazine Ad Spending Drops 7% Since 2015

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Magazine Media FactbookMarketers in 2017 spent $450 million less on print magazine advertising than two years ago, according to numbers released by The MPA, but in a surprise twist, magazines are now engaging a higher percentage of U.S. young adults than Facebook.

Telling It Like It Is

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Rene Henry

Rene HenryI've known Jack O'Dwyer right from the beginning. No one has written about the PR profession as he has. Jack always told it like it is whether it was what the people he was writing about wanted to hear or not.

Kekst Backs Peak's TNT Take-Out from Tyson Foods

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TNT CrustKekst & Co. represents Peak Rock Capital's acquisition of TNT Crust  from Tyson Foods, a deal that marks the seventh recent food/beverage deal for the Austin-based private equity firm.

Joele Frank Takes D&B Private

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Thomas ManningJoele Frank is handling Dun & Bradstreet’s $7B deal to go private via a transaction bankrolled by an investment group of Thomas Lee Partners, CC Capital and Cannae Holdings.

KPS3 Acquires 120 West

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

KPS3KPS3 Marketing has acquired fellow Reno-based PR/IR shop 120 West Strategic Communications.

The More Things Change....

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Jim Weiss

Jim WeissIt seems like yesterday that I was reading O’Dwyer’s every week while attending Syracuse University learning about the industry and its people.

Why Things Don't Go Viral Anymore

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Todd Barrish

Todd BarrishFew events seem to get the traction and attain the staying power they once did. Here’s what that means for PR.