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Watson Takes BCW Diversity Post

Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Carol WatsonCarol Watson, senior director of Diversity Best Practices, has joined BCW as executive VP-inclusion and diversity for North America.

On the Move: Current Global Adds Chandler Chicco's Lisa Shichijo

Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lisa ShichijoIPG shop Current Global has brought on Chandler Chicco's Lisa Shichijo as a senior vice president in its North America healthcare practice... Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Jann Eicker as chief creative strategy officer in Germany... Vladimir Jones has brought on Jön White, pride of the Scrum Alliance, as director of digital and data.;

Winning Crisis Strategies with Gen Z

Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

By Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey CarnettHow brands can implement key learnings from Generation Z in their digital crisis communications efforts.

Red Banyan Brings in Levine

Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Asher LevineAsher Levine has been named principal and managing director of crisis communications firm Red Banyan.

Income Inequity Erodes Trust

Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Edelman Trust Barometer 2020Growing income inequality is killing the dreams of people throughout the world who feel the economic system is rigged against them, according to Edelman's 20th Trust Barometer.

On the Move: LLYC Names Vila, Folgueira and Natal Partners

Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Mariano VilaLLYC makes Mariano Vila, Ana Folgueira and David Gonzales Natal partners... L'Oréal corporate communications exec Stefanie Mohr heads to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art as director of marketing & engagement... Union Home Mortgage appoints Cindy Flynn chief marketing and communications officer.

Gen Z Shows Surprising Brand Loyalty

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

DeVriesGen Z may be turning constant change into a way of life, but when it comes to their relationships with brands, they’re looking for a little stability, according to a study conducted by DeVries Global.

Commentary

She's Back...Hillary Says Facts are Facts

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton today warned of the danger from "fake news" and the outright rejection of facts that are deemed by some as inconvenient... Joe Biden, who is not a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, fires a warning shot at Facebook. (3 reader comments)

Bucksport, ME Seeks Marketing Services

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

BucksportThe town of Bucksport, Maine is looking for an agency that can develop a marketing plan to raise its profile among current and potential residents, businesses, developers and visitors.

Media Manuevers: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Unloads Spin, Stereogum

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

SpinBillboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group is unloading Spin and Stereogum, two of its music publications. The two were acquired, along with Vibe, from SpinMedia in 2016... Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey is stepping down after an almost 20-year run at the Hearst property... NBCUniversal unveiled its Peacock streaming service on Jan. 16. The new service will be available for subscribers to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex services on April 15.

Accounts in Transit: Carolyn Izzo Partners with Palladium Hotel Group

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PalladiumCarolyn Izzo Integrated Communications partners with Palladium Hotel Group, the seventh-largest hotel chain in Spain... Imagine PR picks up resorts Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa and Fregate Island Private in Seychelles... Beach House PR adds Velour Beauty to its client roster.

Citibank Finds Purpose

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

CitiCitibank today unveiled a $150M fund to invest in "double bottom line" companies commited to issues such as workforce development and sustainabilty. The Citi Impact Fund is the largest such fund launched by a bank using its own money. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: FTI Recruits Thyago Mathias, Adriana Prado For Brazil Unit

Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Thyago MathiasFTI Consulting has appointed Thyago Mathias as a senior director and Adriana Prado as a director in its strategic communications segment in Brazil... RooneyPartners has promoted Lauren Cooper to managing director and Ahmet Reisli to director of creative services... SB One Bank has named Daisy Ortiz Berger vice president of marketing and communications... The Hispanic Public Relations Association-Los Angeles Chapter has named Stephen Chavez as its president for the third consecutive year.

Ogilvy Cuts 80 Staffers

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

OgilvyOgilvy has cut 80 staffers, which is about four percent of its workforce, following a “challenging second half of 2019 and a cautious outlook for year 2020,” according to a memo from CEO John Seifert. (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit: Pollack PR Cleans Up with BlueGreen Water Technologies

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

BlueGreenThe Pollack PR Marketing Group has been retained by BlueGreen Water Technologies, a global cleantech company dedicated to solving the problem of algal blooms in drinking water, recreational, and agricultural waterbodies... Diffusion has been named public relations agency of record in the U.S. and UK for Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, a historic 5-star hotel on Italy’s Lake Como... The Purpose Collaborative is working as agency of record for FIRST, a global robotics community that prepares young people for the future.

The Importance of Post-Crisis Communications

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

By Jill Allread

Jill AllreadWhen a crisis appears resolved, it’s time to work on an aftermath recovery plan for the sake of restoring and improving the company’s long-term reputation.

FTI Puts Hawkeye 360 in DC Orbit

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

HawkeyeFTI Government Affairs represents satellite company Hawkeye 360 on defense and budgetary matters in Washington.

Events: Former PRSA CEO Procter-Rogers to Keynote Museum of PR's Black PR History Event

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Cheryl Procter RogersThe Museum of Public Relations is holding its 5th annual Black PR History Event on Jan. 30. The keynote speaker at the event will be former national president and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America Cheryl Procter-Rogers... Applications for the New York Women in Communications scholarships are being accepted until Jan. 24... The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala is taking place Jan. 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis.