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Goodman Media, Gregory FCA Place Giant Aussie Gold Coin on Wall St.

Wed., Jul. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KangarooThe Australian Kangaroo, a 2,205-pound gold coin which is recognized as the world’s biggest by Guinness World Records, made its U.S. debut outside the New York Stock Exchange on July 16 with help from Goodman Media International and Gregory FCA.

Why Independent Hotels Need PR More Than Ever

Wed., Jul. 17, 2019

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer HawkinsGarnering press coverage for independent hotel brands is more challenging than ever, which only underscores the importance of finding the right PR agency.

Lenzner to Star in MPAA’s PR Role

Wed., Jul. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Emily LenznerEmily Lenzner will become executive VP-global communications at the Motion Picture Assn. of America on August. 1.

On the Move: Prophet Snags Bill Margaritis; Hill+Knowlton Appoints Daniel Holmes NYC Creative Czar; Lambert & Co Hires Jordan Hoyer as General Counsel & Lisa Wilkes as Talent/Culture Chief; CFM Recruits Kendra Beasley for VP-Communications Job

Wed., Jul. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

https://www.odwyerpr.com/site_images/20190717151035_071719BillMargarits.jpgProphet lures PR veteran Bill Margaritis (Hilton Worldwide, Fedex, Bechtel) with senior adviser slot... Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Daniel Holmes creative director in New York... Lambert & Co. brings in Jordan Hoyer as general counsel and Lisa Wilkes as senior director of talent & culture... CFM Communications hires Kendra Beasley VP-communications.

Phoenix Schools Seek Marketing Partner

Tue., Jul. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Phoenix Union High School District The Phoenix Union High School District in Phoenix, Arizona has issued a request for proposal for agencies that can provide marketing services to increase student enrollment and staff recruitment efforts.

Wellness is a Winning Strategy for the Travel Industry

Tue., Jul. 16, 2019

By Allyn Magrino

Allyn MagrinoResponding to traveler demand, the hospitality industry has begun employing a suite of wellness strategies in recent years. Now, some resorts are going a step beyond and making wellness programs a focus of their brand experience.

Goldman Sachs Alum Rabbe Moves to Moody's

Tue., Jul. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa RabbeLisa Rabbe, who spent more than 18 years at Goldman Sachs and exited as head of government affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, has joined Moody's as chief government & PA officer.

Sturbridge, MA Seeks Renewed Brand Identity

Mon., Jul. 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

SturbridgeSturbridge, Massachusetts is looking for an agency that can develop a community brand and three-year marketing strategy to promote the town and attract visitors.

FTI Finally Files Ukrainian Work

Mon., Jul. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortFTI Consulting received $740K for strategic communications on behalf of Ukraine's prosecutor general for work linked to client of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign manager. (1 reader comment)

Karraker Exits Campari North America

Mon., Jul. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dave KarrakerPR veteran Dave Karraker is leaving as VP-communications at Campari North America after a 12-year run to launch Raptor Communications in San Francisco.

News of Firms: Researchscape Unveils AI-Powered Software Tool; Vested Acquires Stake in Caliber; Shape Advocacy Launched by LMG Vets

Mon., Jul. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ResearchResearchscape International, research consultancy/SaaS firm, has developed a new artificial intelligence-powered software tool to help market researchers generate detailed reports based on their research findings... Vested has purchased a minority stake in Caliber Corporate Advisers, which will move into Vested's NYC headquarters... Shape Advocacy has been launched byTed Kalo, Sam Sokol and Casey Murray, veterans of LMG public affairs shop.

SKDKnick Stands Up for Fur

Fri., Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

FICAThe Fur Information Council of America is working with Democratic-leaning SKDKnickerbocker to fend off a ban on the sale of new fur garments and accessories in New York City. (1 reader comment)

Wells Fargo Banks on Cogent Strategies

Fri., Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Kimberly FrittsWells Fargo has signed on Cogent Strategies, the firm launched by former Podesta Group CEO Kimberely Fritts, for additional Washington coverage.

WPP Sells 60% Kantar Stake to Bain

Fri., Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP Group has sold a 60 percent stake in its Kantar research unit to Bain Capital for $4B as part of CEO Mark Read's plan to simplify the structure of the ad/PR giant.

NRA Vet Targets PA, Crisis Management

Fri., Jul. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Chris CoxChris Cox, who was executive director of the National Rifle Association for 17 years before exiting in June after an alleged coup attempt, has launched his own consulting firm, Capitol 6 Advisors.