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A Reset is in Order: What PR Pros Must Change

Thu., May 21, 2020

By Nikkia Adolphe

Nikkia AdolpheIn light of COVID-19, communications professionals must think beyond securing stories for clients and ensure strong, long-term relationships with the media. (1 reader comment)

Maryland Needs PR to Promote Healthy Weight

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MarylandMaryland's Department of Health is looking for a firm to develop messaging and graphics for a statewide campaign to promote healthy weight for women of childbearing age. (1 reader comment)

SPG Lands $2M Pact to Free Saudi Royal

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SalmanSonoran Policy Group has inked a $2M six-month pact to advocate for the release of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud with US, UK, France and European Union officials. (2 reader comments)

News of Firms: Finn Partners, IDEKO Team for Hip Hop Public Health

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

HHPHFinn Partners and experiential production and creative services agency IDEKO team up for Hip Hop Public Health... The Public Relations Global Network adds Novitas Communications (Denver), Ghidotti (Little Rock) and Prichard Communications (Portland, OR)... The Institute for Public Relations hosts the first-ever IPR Virtual Run for Research 5K/10K.

G&S Refreshes Brand

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

G&S1G&S Business Communications has launched a new brand identity, which includes a narrowing of its market focus, a repositioning of its services to amplify the agency’s digital-first strategy and an overhaul of its full brand image and website.

Media Maneuvers: Tribune Publishing Delays Financials

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

TribuneTribune Publishing delays release of first-quarter financials as it struggles to access impact of COVID-19 pandemic... Facebook launches a foray into online shopping... The American Society of Journalists and Authors unveils COVID-19 coverage awards.

Summer Internships During COVID-19

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Barbara Goldberg

Barbara GoldbergThe COVID-19 pandemic has PR leaders and communications students scrambling this month to determine whether remote summer internships are a realistic possibility. My opinion: absolutely. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: ACLU Names Rebecca Lowell Edwards CCO

Wed., May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Rebecca EdwardsThe American Civil Liberties Union names Rebecca Lowell Edwards chief communications officer. She's held PR jobs at Schneider Electric, International Olympic Committee and GE Oil and Gas... Heineken hires Stacey Tank again as she returns June 1 as chief corporate affairs & transformation officer... Helicopter Association International recruits Robert Volmer as VP of marketing communications.

Chinese Business Leaders Target US

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ChinaDespite trade tensions with the US, Chinese companies consider America their No. 1 growth market, according to a survey by Brunswick Group, which sees the emergence of "The Chinese Century." (2 reader comments)

Commentary

Let's Make the CDC Great Again

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

CDCPrestigious British medical journal knocks Donald Trump for marginalizing the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, a move that poses a threat to cooperation on global health... Softbank CEO is in the running for Mayor of Crazy Town after he compares himself to Jesus Christ... Reporters throw a "Hail Mary" pass in bid to save local newsrooms from COVID-19 pandemic collapse. (2 reader comments)

Sard Verbinnen Alum Jumps in Silver Lake

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Matthew BensonMatthew Benson, a 20-year veteran at Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Silver Lake technology investment firm as managing director & head of communications.

Navigating COVID-19 with PR's Top Pros

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series
 
O’Dwyer’s has joined forces with Doug Simon, CEO and founder of D S Simon Media, on a series of video interviews to provide an up-close look at the insights and opinions of some of the most innovative and original figures in the PR field. This week features BCW global president Jim Joseph and Edelman chief operating officer Lisa Ross. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Dr. Trumpís Medicine Show

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Kevin Foley

KevinWho are you going to believe? Dr. Fauci or Dr. Trump? And therein lies the communications problem with the administration’s continuing mixed messages. (3 reader comments)

NFL Names Miller to Oversee Comms, PA

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Jeff MillerThe National Football League has promoted Jeff Miller to executive vice president of communications, public affairs and policy.

News of Firms: ICR Hosts "Reopening the Workplace" Webcasts

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Anton NichiolasICR, Nasdaq and scientific consulting firm CTEH, will host the first installment of “Reopening the Workplace” webcast on May 21... Ketner Group Communications launches “KG Connects,” a series of hour-long Zoom webinars... New York Women in Communciations unveils its second #WomenHeard virtual event on May 21.

Lawrence Tunes in Roku

Tue., May 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dallas LawrenceDallas Lawrence, a digital/crisis and public affairs veteran, has joined Roku streaming TV service as head of communications for its business platform.

Glover Park Guides US Foods

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

USFoodsGlover Park Group is helping US Foods, a top foodservice distributor to more than 300,000 restaurants and institutions, as the country begins to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wells Fargo Banks on Hurst for CSR

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Nate HurstHP's Nate Hurst will join Wells Fargo & Co. on June 1 to direct its newly combined corporate responsibility, philanthropy, community relations and sustainability organization.

APCO Snags British Politico

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Richard HarringtonAPCO Worldwide has brought on former UK minister for business and industry Richard Harrington as a senior advisor and member of the firm’s international advisory council.

Joele Frank Works Penney's Closeout

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PenneyJoele Frank is working the bankruptcy filing of J.C. Penney as the 118-year-old retailer blames the COVID-19 pandemic for spurring an accelerated financial restructuring program.

On the Move: H+K Puts Abhishek Gulyani in Charge of India

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Abhishek GuylaniHill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Abhishek Gulyani as CEO to lead operations in India... Development Counsellors International promotes Daniella Middleton to senior VP of its tourism group... American Homes 4 Rent,provider of single-family homes for rent, names Megan Grabos senior VP of communications, a newly created position.

Airlines Weigh in on Masks Issue

Mon., May 18, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianU.S. airlines have begun taking different stances on the issue of passenger face mask requirements, positions that could be met with either public praise or peril.