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St. Louis Co. Parks Seeks Marketing, Branding Agency

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

St. LouisThe St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for an agency that can provide full-service advertising, marketing, branding, media and communications services to raise awareness of its programs.

Ad/PR Execs Go Public on Gun Control

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP’s Mark Read, Omnicom’s John Wren and Edelman’s Richard Edelman are the ad/PR firm CEOs among the 145 corporate leaders to sign a letter urging the Senate to pass gun control measures.

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Trying to Make Sense of Trump's MAGA

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

PomerantsevConspiracy theories have long been used to maintain power, writes Peter Pomerantsev in “This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.” They replace “ideology with a mix of self-pity, paranoia, self-importance and entertainment.”

 

On the Move: Current Global Taps Eddie Garrett for Exec. VP; Crosby Marketing Ups Gillian Pommerehn, Bridget Stockdale; Silverline Names Ellen Backus, Joey Marquart Heads of Chicago, Salt Lake City

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Eddie GarrettCurrent Global appoints Eddie Garrett executive VP, planning. He joins from strategy consulting firm 18 Coffees... Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Gillian Pommerehn to senior VP and Bridget Stockdale to VP... Silverline Communications puts Ellen Backus and Joey Marquart in charge of new outposts in Chicago and Salt Lake City. (1 reader comment)

Awards & Events: Fintech Meet The Media Confab Slated for Nov. 6; Osborn Barr| Paramore Looks for Rural Spirit Award Nominations; PRSSA Chooses US Census Bureau for Bateman Competition

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

FinTechFinTech Meet The Media 2019 conference will have reporters discussing blockchain, digital finance, cryptocurrency and other topics Nov. 6 at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in NYC... Osborn Barr | Paramore is accepting nominations for its second annual Rural Spirit Awards... Public Relations Student Society of America has announced the U.S. Census Bureau as the subject of its 2020 Bateman Case Study Competition. 

WeWork’s Skyler Charges to AmexCo

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jen SkylerJen Skyler, who was the first communications hire at WeWork, is joining American Express as chief corporate affairs officer on Oct. 28.

Spicer Dances to NYC Congressional Race

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean SpicerOusted White House press secretary Sean Spicer is helping a Republican candidate in her bid to unseat Staten Island/south Brooklyn Congressman, Max Rose.

Americans Concerned by State of Media

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

PressMost Americans are troubled by the current state of the media as well as ethics in the field of journalism today, according to a recent study.

Cao to Command Golin/China

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jason CaoJason Cao, most recently China general manager for The Hoffman Agency, has joined Interpublic’s Golin to oversee its operations in China.

Headland Heads Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

London Stock ExchangeHeadland Consultancy is fronting Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.'s $37B bid to buy the London Stock Exchange, a transaction that it claims would create “a global market infrastructure leader.”

On the Move: Streetsense Scores Edelman's Zach Tindall; Conference Board Calls on Chiqui Cartagena; Omnicom Nabs Erin Lanuti from Publicis; G&S Business Comms. Ups Caryn Caratelli, Stephanie Moore

Wed., Sep. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Zachary TindallStreetsense names Edelman's Zach Tindall managing director, west coast... The Conference Board hires Univision Communications' Chiqui Cartagena as chief marketing officer... Omnicom PR Group recruits Erin Lanuti from Publicis Groupe. She's a chief innovation officer... G&S Business Communications has upped senior VPs Caryn Caratelli, and Stephanie Moore shareholders, managing directors.

Abernathy MacGregor Opens in DC

Tue., Sep. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sarah KnakmuhsAbernathy MacGregor has opened a DC office headed by Sarah Knakmuhs, who was VP-government affairs & public policy at Altria, to provide government relations and advisory services to its roster of corporate and financial clients.

Osako Enrolls at UCLA

Tue., Sep. 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mary OsakoFormer Amazon global communications chief Mary Osako has been named UCLA’s vice chancellor for strategic communications.

In an Era of Distrust, Have a Disaster Plan

Tue., Sep. 10, 2019

By George C. Tagg Jr.

George TaggTrust in the government in Washington is at its lowest point since World War II. At the same time, access to information is at an all-time high, which offers governments an opportunity to close the gap between public expectations and political reality by improving the way they communicate.

Nomura Americas' Chung Moves to Intermarket

Tue., Sep. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mary ChungMary Chung, who headed marketing, media relations and internal communications at Nomura Americas, has joined Intermarket, the New York-based financial PR specialist that is part of the UK's Lansons.

On the Move: Prosek Picks Fiona Laffan; Finsbury Finds Elizabeth Micci; Inkhouse Rounds Up Rasky's Brendan Monahan; Fandom Hires Condé Nast's Stephanie Fried

Tue., Sep. 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Fiona LaffanProsek Partners hires Fiona Laffan as London office managing director. She was at Lloyds Banking Group... Finsbury snaps up Elizabeth Micci from Glover Park Group, its WPP sister company... Inkhouse rounds up Rasky's Brendan Monahan... Fandom recruits Condé Nast's Stephanie Fried for chief marketing officer.