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New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Wants PR Partner

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

New Mexico Health Insurance ExchangeNew Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is looking for a firm to increase awareness and understanding of individuals and business about options available in its beWellnm coverage.

Kekst CNC's Deveny Moves to Teneo

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kathy DevenyKathy Deveny, who headed Kekst CNC's media and presentation training unit, has joined Teneo as a senior managing director. (1 reader comment)

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BRT's 'Purpose' Pledge Fails to Spark Change

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BRThe Business Roundtable's high-profile "purpose" report turns out to be a wash. Companies that work for all stakeholders continue to do so, while those that put stockholders on top of their lists stress financial returns. (3 reader comments)

Avisa Adds Signal Group's Procter

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

John ProcterAvisa Partners adds John Procter, a veteran of Signal Group and the Coalition Provisional Authority during the Iraq War.

News of Firms: Edelman Launches CommsTech Solutions

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

EdelmanEdelman launches Edelman CommsTech Solutions, an offering that leverages technology, tools, data and analytics to provide actionable intelligence for communicators... Ruder Finn acquires full-service PR firm jacobstahl to anchor the re-launch of Bloom, its incubator agency, as well as Bloom Health, which focuses on the healthcare sector... Landis Communications celebrates 30th anniversary.

On the Move: MacDougall Advisors Names 3 Managing Partners

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Karen SharmaMacDougall Advisors names Lisa Parks, Carl Cummings and Karen Sharma managing partners... Hill+Knowlton Strategies brings on Guillermo Martín as director for Spain... Raines International hires Lisa Mann, a veteran of Pepsico and Kind, as managing director.

Davenport, IA Issues Communications RFQ

Mon., Sep. 21, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

davenportThe City of Davenport, Iowa is seeking input from agencies that can assist the eastern Hawkeye State city with strategic social and media relations projects on an as-needed basis.

SKDKnick Powers NAACPs Voting Drive

Mon., Sep. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NAACPSKDKnickerbocker is handling the NAACP’s “Power of 5—Community Voter Outreach Program” to distribute informational materials on voting in areas with high concentrations of Black people.

Taking on Tech Overload

Mon., Sep. 21, 2020

By Joseph Giumarra

Joseph GiumarraDespite the popular opinion that technology is making us more productive, it’s just as likely to cause us paralysis at critical moments—especially for those of us in public relations. How can we work the technology to ensure that the technology isn’t working us?

Qantas Wins with Out-of-the-Box Travel Offer

Mon., Sep. 21, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianSeveral airlines are looking into scenic “flights to nowhere” in an effort to accomplish marketplace goals in areas where travel remains restricted. (1 reader comment)

Fast-Growing Arizona City Wants Tourism PR

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

City of Avondale, ArizonaThe fast-growing Arizona City of Avondale, which is located 15 miles from downtown Phoenix, is looking for a PR firm with destination marketing expertise.

Bob Dole Helps Armenia Boost US Ties

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Bob DoleFormer Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 97, is working with Armenia to improve its diplomatic relations with the US ahead of strategic talks between the two nations slated for October. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Trump is Clueless When it Comes to PR

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump blames bad PR for not getting getting him the credit that he deserves for his "phenomenal" job in handling COVID-19. He's clueless about the role of PR... PRSA Student Society of America seeks to improve the national dialog. (3 reader comments)

MWWPR Works SportBLX Launch

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

SportBLXMWWPR has been retained by SportBLX to lead communications for the launch of a platform that allows fans and investors to own shares of unique assets in sports.

The Future of PR After COVID-19

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Cole McKeon

Cole McKeonThose who embraced innovation prior to 2020 hit the ground running during the pandemic. For those who didn't, it's time to hurry up and catch up before the train of progress gets too far ahead.

Events: NY Women in Communication to Host 50th Matrix Awards

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MatrixNew York Women in Communications' 50th annual Matrix Awards is set for Oct. 12... Agency Guacamole is hosting a Sept. 23 panel on Beauty, Lifestyle and Nurturing Diversity... The Association of National Advertisers is holding a Media & Measurement Virtual Conference on Sept. 23 and 24.

On the Move: Grala Returns to Rubenstein Public Relations

Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Alyson GralaRubenstein Public Relations welcomes back Alyson Grala as vice president... Information tech company Cologix names Page Shaper Haun chief marketing officer... Mazda North America Operations tabs Brad Audet for top marketing post.