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Egypt Signs Browstein Hyatt

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SissiBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has inked a $65K per-month contract to provide government relations and strategic counsel to Egypt, which is headed by president Trump’s “favorite dictator,” Abdel Fatah al Sissi. (1 reader comment)

Neptune Township, NJ Needs PR Consultant

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Neptune TownshipNew Jersey’s Neptune Township is seeking input from agencies that can provide public relations consulting services for the Monmouth County township.

PhRMA Recruits MGM’s DeShong for Top PA Job

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongThe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has hired Debra DeShong, who has strong ties to the Democratic party, as executive VP of public affairs.

Virginia State Police Patrol for DE&I Partner

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia State PoliceThe Virginia State Police, the biggest law enforcement agency in the commonwealth, is looking to hire a firm to devise a diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

Black Americans Help Drive Travel Market

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MMGYWhether it’s for leisure or professional travel, Black Americans are an increasingly pivotal factor in the overall travel market, a new study from MMGY Global says.

News of Firms: Seven Letter Launches Public Opinion Offering

Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Seven LetterSeven Letter launches Seven Letter Insight, a public opinion and messaging research offering headed by Matt George, an alum of Luntz Global Partners... French|West|Vaughan chief Rick French is among producers of Clear Lake, a Buddy Holly-inspired biopic... InspIR Group forms partnership with Third Economy.

U. of West Georgia Wants to Enroll PR Firm

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

University of West GeorgiaThe University of West Georgia wants to enroll a firm to handle PR, marketing and advertising to highlight the “tremendous momentum” at the Carrollton facility, which is 45 miles west of Atlanta.

Alberta Faces Crossroads

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AlbertaAlberta, which is the Saudi Arabia of Canada, has signed Crossroads Strategies to a $350K one-year pact for strategic government relations and PA services.

Commentary

Phony War on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Charles PayneThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has warned people not to travel during the holiday season, is waging a war on Thanksgiving and Christmas to boot, according to the gang at Fox News. (3 reader comments)

On the Move: First Horizon National Corp. Names Erin Pryor CMO

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Erin PryorFirst Horizon National Corp. hires Erin Pryor as executive VP and chief marketing officer. She was at USAA... Caryl Communications ups Sandy Crisafulli to chief operating officer... Bright Health names Elizabeth Ross chief marketing officer,

Accounts in Transit: Weber Shandwick Catches Kerrygold

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

KerrygoldWeber Shandwick catches Kerrygold, an international brand of Ornua, the Irish dairy cooperative... Clearpoint Agency adds trio of COVID-19-related accounts... Brandman Agency checks in at Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

Cahill Succeeds Lund at GCI Health 

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kristin CahillWendy Lund, CEO of GCI Health since 2010, is leaving the BCW unit to take the chief communications officer job at Organon & Co. Kristin Cahill, North America president, will succeed Lund on Jan. 1.

Anti-Smoking Group Seeks Communications Services

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

FSFWFoundation for a Smoke-Free World, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing deaths and diseases caused by smoking, is looking for an agency that can implement a communications strategy to drive international media coverage.

Webcasts, Virtual Events Are Booming

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Intrado Digital Media studyVirtual events and webcasts are booming in today’s work-from-home world, according to a new study from Intrado Digital Media.

MD County Fire Department Floats PR RFP

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

MVFDThe Morningside Volunteer Fire Department in Maryland’s Prince George’s County is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide communications services in an effort to boost the department’s volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.

Huntington Woods Seeks DE&I Plan

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

City of Huntington WoodsHuntington Woods, a city located 15 miles from downtown Detroit that is 96 percent white, wants a partner to design a diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

On the Move: Mattel Makes Frymark Corp Comms. Chief

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Catherine FrymarkMattel brings on Catherine Frymark, a 20-year veteran of Discovery, as executive VP-corporate communications... Kyocera Document Solutions America names José María Estébanez VP-corporate marketing... Acuity Brands, a lighting and building management firm, hires Candace Steele Flippin as CCO.

McCann's Bulchandani Takes Charge of Ogilvy NA

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Devika BulchandaniDevika Bulchandani, who has been McCann North America president since 2014, is heading to Ogilvy, where she will be CEO of Ogilvy North America and global chairwoman of advertising.

News of Firms: WPP Merges VMLY&R, Geometry

Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

VMLYRWPP joins VMLY&R and Geometry to form VMLY&R COMMERCE, a “Creative Commerce Company”... CSM Sport & Entertainment, partnership and brand experience firm, launches a social impact unit... PAN Communications publishes eBook on aligning PR and inbound marketing programs.