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Edelman Ups Dubner, Osborne Ross†

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Russell Dubner & Lisa Osborne RossEdelman has elevated US chief Russell Dubner to global vice chairman and head of the just-launched Edelman Trust Institute. US COO Lisa Osborne Ross succeeds Dubner.

Chapel Hill, NC Calls for Marketing Services

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Chapel HillThe town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is seeking proposals from agencies that can help attract more people downtown by promoting the area as a thriving, family-friendly destination to live, work and play.

Finn Partners Acquires MintTwist

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Noah FinnFinn Partners acquires MintTwist, a 25-member digital shop based in London that has done work for the BBC and National Health Service.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Lindsey Carnett

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Lindsey Carnett, CEO & Pres., Marketing Maven
Marketing Maven CEO and president Lindsey Carnett talks with Doug Simon about how messaging priorities have changed over the course of the COVID pandemic on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR Pros Donít Expect Partisanship to End in Biden Era

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

USCJournalists and communications pros believe our ongoing climate of political polarization will continue under the Biden Admin., but recognize it may also bring about a positive change regarding how their professions are perceived, according to USC Annenberg's latest Global Communications Report.

News of Firms: GCI Health Launches The Content Collaborative

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

David ChadwickGCI Health launches The Content Collaborative, an offering that brings the company’s digital, design, editorial and creative teams together under one umbrella... Vested, a global financial communications firm, has put together The ABCs of Finance, a children’s book to help kids learn about money... The VIA Agency, the pride of Portland, ME, is now just VIA.

On the Move: Konnect Agency Connects with Jacquot

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Jason JacquotKonnect Agency connects with NOMAD Digital + Venture's Jason Jacquot and puts him in charge of the digital practice... Walker Sands promotes Dion Manly to VP-operations and Sandeep Goswami to VP- engineering and technology... APCO Worldwide appoints Singapore-based trader and entrepreneur John Lin to its international advisory council... Saucony brings on Fábio Tambosi as chief marketing officer.

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Amazon Tackles Drivers' Bathroom Woes

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AmazonAmazon delivers one of Corporate America’s best apologies of recent memory after it was taken to task by Congressman Mark Pocan for workers urinating into water bottles... Vizio smart TV company has one of Corporate America's best founding stories.

Sard Verbinnen Turns Over New Leaf Deal

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LeafSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Leaf Group, creator of online consumer brands, as it gets acquired by Graham Holdings Co., which was Washington Post Co., in an all-cash $323M deal.

BGR Works Sanctions Front for Chinaís Xiaomi

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

XiaomiBGR Government Affairs is providing strategic counsel and advocating on behalf of US sanctions on Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., China's No. 1 smartphone company.

Facebook Remains Top Social Media Platform

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianIn spite of being an ongoing target for criticism in recent years, Facebook remains the platform that marketers can’t afford to ignore.

Vaccine Hesitancy Driven by Lack of Information

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Vaccine Resistance SurveyAmericans who are most resistant to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine cite a lack of critical information regarding vaccines’ safety and potential side effects, according to a recent study.

Ball Bounces Out of Gaetz's Office

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Luke BallLuke Ball is exiting his position as communications director for Rep. Matt Gaetz as the Justice Department inquiry into Gaetz’s possible connections to sex trafficking continues.

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NH Department of Education Needs PR Support

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

New Hampshire Department of EducationThe New Hampshire Department of Education is requesting proposals from agencies that can provide communications support and marketing strategies.

Qatar Taps Rubin Turnbull for Florida Push

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Rubin TurnbullQatar has hired Miami-based Rubin Turnbill & Assocs. to handle government relations, public affairs and communications in the Sunshine State.

Quincy, MA Seeks PR for Broadband Network

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of Quincy, MAQuincy, a city of about 100K people that is part of metro Boston, is looking for a firm to handle community engagement ahead of potential rollout of a broadband system.

Accounts in Transit: Reevemark Signs Up HC2 Holdings

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

By Steve Barnes

HC2Reevemark is retained by New York-based financial services company HC2 Holdings... BackBay Communications is named U.S. agency of record for HAWK:AI, which offers real-time transaction screening and monitoring solutions for financial institutions... The Brandman Agency checks in as AOR for The St. Regis Bermuda Resort.

VT's Largest County Calls for Social Change PR

Thu., Apr. 1, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Chittenden County Regional Planning CommissionThe Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the planning commission serving Chittenden County, Vermont, is requesting proposals from agencies that can help implement a social change marketing campaign.