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B-M's Ex-PA Chief Klasky Tunes into SoundExchange

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Helaine KlaskyHelaine Klasky, the former chair of Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. public affairs and crisis practice, has been named chief communications officer of SoundExchange, a company that manages sound recording and music works rights.

Miami Beach V&CA Looks for PR Firm

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Miami Beach Visitor & Convention AuthorityThe Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has issued an RFP for PR services to further its goal of positioning the city as a vibrant community and superb tourist destination for international and domestic travellers.

Ballard Partners Launches StratComm Biz

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Raj ShahFederal lobbying powerhouse Ballard Partners, which has close ties with the Trump administration, has opened a strategic communications unit led by White House aide who handled PR for Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.

Commentary

Port Authority: Tone Deaf to PR

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Candy NationsWhat was the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey thinking in allowing the flag of Saudi Arabia, which provided 15 of the 19 murderers of 9/11, to be displayed at the World Trade Center? (3 reader comments)

Weber Shandwick Goes for the Golden

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Melissa GoldenMelissa Golden, a 25-year marketing communications pro, has joined Weber Shandwick to oversee its Atlanta outpost as executive VP/GM.

Why the Art of Crisis Has Gotten Personal

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Gil Bashe and Michael Heinley

Gil Bashe and Michael HeinleyAn accelerated digital news cycle, often short on facts, requires a responsive and attentive crisis management approach that’s capable of monitoring and engaging across media channels in seconds as opposed to days or even hours. (2 reader comments)

Montieth Moves to Hong Kong

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Montieth & CompanyMontieth & Company has expanded its footprint in the Asia-Pacific market with the opening of a new Hong Kong office.

RR Donnelley Issues RFI for PR

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

RR DonnelleyRR Donnelley is floating an RFI as the $7B integrated communications company seeks to “rebuild its PR strategy.”

Reevemark Backs Bid for Gannett

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

GannettReevemark, the strategic advisory firm launched last year by Sard Verbinnen & Co. veterans, is backing the takeover bid for Gannett, publisher of USA Today.

What's in Store for PR in 2019?

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Melissa DiGianfilippo

Melissa DiGianfilippoThree trends that public relations professionals can expect to see shaping the industry in the year to come.

Hill Veteran Hill Shifts to FTI

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Frederick HillFrederick Hill, who led media outreach for the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and its chairman Republican John Thune (SD), has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit.

Yes, You Still Need Exposure in Third-Party Media

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaDespite the growth of social networks and digital media platforms without gatekeepers, third-party media are once again playing an important role in delivering messages to the public. This can lead to new opportunities for both established pros and newcomers to the business.

Google Faces New Lawsuits Over ‘Cover Up’ Allegations

Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianGoogle is again in the news regarding sexual harassment claims, this time after shareholders filed a lawsuit alleging that parent company Alphabet Inc. covered up sexual harassment allegations made against former executives. (1 reader comment)

Brand USA Seeks Global PR Partner

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Brand USABrand USA is floating an RFP to support the strategic global communications, media relations and PR priorities of the nation's destination marketing organization.

Trump's Response to Khashoggi Murder Speaks Volumes

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KkhshoggiThe Trump administration's tepid response to the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi serves as a green light for tyrants around the world to escalate their attacks on the media, said DC Post publisher Fred Ryan on Jan. 10. (7 reader comments)

IPR Unveils Top Research Studies of '18

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

IPRA study pinpointing illegal campaign contributions, sexual harassment or discrimination claims, and data hacks as the crises that have have the strongest effect on a company was named the #1 public interest insight of 2018 by the Institute for Public Relations.

New Year, New PR Game

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

By Tara Reid

Tara ReidSix resolutions that can help brands to assess their place in the market and chart a course for establishing stronger connections with target audiences in the new year.