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Finsbury Hires Huggins for DE&I Work

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kito HugginsFinsbury has hired Kito Huggins for the managing director slot in New York to help drive its diversity, equity and inclusion communications practice.

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Trump's Sore-Loser Tantrum Gains Traction

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpWelcome to Day 15 of Donald Trump’s sore-loser tantrum, which appears to be paying off as his rabid followers swallow the toxic lies that the election was stolen... Stanford University has a PR problem and his name is Scott Atlas... It didn’t take Democrats very long to roll out the circular firing squad... The horror. The horror of having a lobbyist in the White House. (6 reader comments)

Confidence of Female Leaders Rises

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

WorldcomThe confidence level of female leaders is on the rise, while male leaders are becoming less confident, according to the latest edition of Worldcom’s Global Confidence Index.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Charlie Dougiello

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Charlie Dougiello, CEO & Founding Partner, The Door | Idea House
The Door | idea house CEO and founding partner Charlie Dougiello offers some tips about how to turn creative ideas into effective PR strategies in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

Utah County Unveils Tourism Marketing RFP

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Beaver County, UtahBeaver County, Utah is seeking proposals from agencies that can implement a marketing and PR strategy and campaign that positions the western Beehive State county as a tourism attraction.

On the Move: Sperry Snags Walmart's Fashion Marketing Guru

Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Elizabeth DroriFootwear brand Sperry recruits Elizabeth Drori for CMO job. Drori was Walmart's fashion marketing guru... MMGY Global hires Mia Wise to lead human resources globally as senior VP... AppHarvest, an applied technology company that builds indoor farms in Appalachia, names Travis Parman as CCO.

Saudi Arabia Adds Off Hill to Lineup

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

OffHillSaudi Arabia has signed conservative shop Off Hill Strategies to a $25K per-month pact for Congressional outreach and to bolster ties between the Kingdom and the US. (1 reader comment)

Brunswick Group Helps Kind Land on Mars

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MarsBrunswick Group represents Kind North America, which is positioned as the health snacking leader, as it agrees to be acquired by candy giant Mars Inc. in an estimated $5B deal.

Ogilvy Government Relations Grabs Murray

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jerome MurrayJerome Murray, a Capitol Hill veteran who most recently served as policy director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has joined Ogilvy Government Relations.

Edelman’s Gemmill Opens Argyle's DC Outpost

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert GemmillRobert Gemmill, most recently director of litigation communications at Edelman, has joined Argyle, a top Canadian PR firm, as senior VP and head of its just opened Washington office. (1 reader comment)

Brand Winners and Losers from Election 2020

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Dustin Siggins

Dustin SigginsTwo weeks after the 2020 presidential election, several brand winners and several brand busts have clearly been established. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: PRSA/NY Names Andrew Graham '21 President

Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Andrew GrahamPRSA/NY announces Andrew Graham, Clear founding partner, will serve as 2021 president... ASTRSK PR is awarding a full year of free PR services to a BIPOC, woman and/or LGBTQ+ founded startup... Power Digital has acquired DataQ.

Little Rock Transit Seeks PR Partners

Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Little Rock Arkansas Region MetroThe Little Rock metropolitan bus, rail and ride-hailing transit system is seeking qualifications from PR firms to provide marketing communications services on a project basis.

Imagining the Trump Presidential Library

Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

By Bill Huey

LibraryThere's no word on a Trump presidential library yet, but it's not too early to try to enivsion what it might look like. Here are few educated guesses as to its location and contents. (4 reader comments)