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On the Move: PAN Names Brinson Media Relations/DEI Chief

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Azizza BrinsonPAN brings on Azizza Brinson as VP of media relations and head of DEI... Sikich, a technology-enabled professional services company, names Melanie Strah global PR lead (a newly created post)... Tier One Partners promotes Ashley Tate to SVP, content... Everest Group, a research firm, hires Lucy Birch as CMO.

Accounts in Transit: Praytell Picks Up Cayman Islands Tourism

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CaymanPraytell lands US PR & influencer duties for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism... Magrino picks up ready-to-drink canned cocktail The Finnish Long Drink... The Consultancy PR adds Eco Outdoor and BAS Stone... Gunpowder Inc. wins Latitude Outdoors.

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.

Saudis Issue $3M Pact to Showcase AMR Savvy

Mon., Jun. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi HealthSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has awarded London’s Sovereign Strategy a $3M pact to position the Kingdom as a thought leader on antimicrobial resistance by 2030.

Afghanistan’s Former PR Chief Joins DGA Group Unit

Mon., Jun. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Waheed OmerWaheed Omer, who led strategic communications for the Government of Afghanistan for two years up until the final US withdrawal of troops in August 2021, has signed on as a senior advisor for DGA Group’s Albright Stonebridge unit.

Gagnier Works Primo Water’s Merger Deal

Mon., Jun. 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PrimoGagnier Communications handles Primo Water as it merges with BlueTriton Brands to create a $6.5B pure-play healthy hydration company.

Accounts in Transit: Finn Partners Picks Up Locus Robotics

Mon., Jun. 17, 2024

By Steve Barnes

LocusFINN Partners picks up Locus Robotics, which provides autonomous mobile robots for warehouse automation... The Abbi Agency lands PR duties for New Mexico Tourism Department... Feintuch Communications scoops up Stockholm Sweden-based enterprise software company Checkin.com to support its increased focus on the U.S. market.

Maine Wants Firm for $2.5M Worker Recruitment Pitch

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

MaineMaine’s Department of Economic and Community Development is looking for a firm to run a two-year $2.5M campaign to promote The Pine Tree State as a good place to live and work.

Bolton to Step Down as Page CEO

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Roger BoltonRoger Bolton plans to step down as CEO of Page, the association of strategic communicators, at the end of the year following a 13-year run.

On the Move: Vision360 Names Precision SVP Farber as Partner

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Steve Barnes

VIsion360Vision360 Partners brings on Precision Strategies SVP Jen Farber to set strategy and manage operations along Allison Haley as partners in the firm... Orthofix Medical hires Julie Dewey as chief investor relations and communications officer... Miami Dade College, the largest college in the Florida College System, names Travis Jordan as VP for marketing and communications.

Accounts in Transit: Alloy Reps Atlanta BeltLine

Fri., Jun. 14, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Atlanta BeltLineAlloy is engaged as marketing agency of record for the Atlanta BeltLine, a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing... 160/90 is selected to develop and produce various on-track and off-track hospitality experiences at the 41st and 42nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships... Parasol signs on as AOR for Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Peninsula Papagayo, in Costa Rica.

Metro Rochester Seeks Firm for Climate Plan PR

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

GeneseeThe Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council wants to hear from firms interested in doing community engagement and outreach for its Comprehensive Climate Action Plan that is under development for the nine counties that make up the Rochester metro region.

Commentary

No Joey Chestnut???

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Joey ChestnutNathan's Famous earned a ton of publicity ahead of its July 4 hot dog eating contest with the devastating news that champ Joey Chestnut won't be scarfing down dogs at the big event. Will Nathan's double down on PR by inviting Joey back?... Newsmax takes aim at Fox News as its plans to go public... Chiquita suffers PR blow as federal court ruling makes it the first US company held libable for human rights abuses abroad.

Rodriquez Moves to McGuireWoods

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Clara RodriguezClara Rodriguez has joined the McGuireWoods law firm as chief marketing and business development officer.

Reducing AI Bias in Public Health Communications

Thu., Jun. 13, 2024

By Onisha Etkins, Karen Goldstein

Onisha Etkins and Karen GoldsteinHow communicators can leverage AI’s powerful capabilities in the public health space while staying true to our goal of ensuring inclusivity and health equity.