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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.

Rubenstein Readies for NYC's Reopening

Fri., May 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RubinsteinRubenstein will help develop messaging for the Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery, which launched May 13 to promote the Big Apple when it opens for business in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

What's So Hot About Testing?

Fri., May 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kamala Harris"What's so hot about testing," says Donald Trump after White House fails to deliver promise of "beautiful" COVID-19 test kits for all... Hats off to Sen. Kamala Harris for her bid to thwart president's scheme to undercount COVID-19 deaths... Carnival Corp. sees ray of sunshine as only 38 percent of customers jump ship... Gen-Z says virus is impactful event of their lives. (1 reader comment)

'Lockdown' to Drive Outdoor Activity Brands

Fri., May 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Reach OutBrands marketing to consumers with an interest in outdoor activities may be a beneficiary of the current “stay-at-home” world, according to a survey of outdoor enthusiasts from CGPR, a unit of French West Vaughan.

Kekst CNC Blasts Off Intelsat Bankruptcy

Fri., May 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

IntelsatKekst CNC is guiding the bankruptcy of Intelsat, the debt-burdened owner of one of the world's biggest commercial satellite networks, as it positions for the federal government's auction of the airwaves for use in 5G networks.

More Americans Trust Media’s COVID-19 Reporting

Fri., May 15, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

COVIDAs COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, the percentage of Americans who believe the news media exaggerates the risks associated with the pandemic is declining, according to a Pew Research Center study. (2 reader comments)

PR Agencies Learn Tough Lessons

Thu., May 14, 2020

By Art Stevens

Art StevensWhat PR agency leaders can do to improve their balance sheet and maintain a more proactive, aggressive stance as we gradually begin to move into the pandemic recovery stages. (2 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers: Senate Proposes Help for Local TV

Thu., May 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Maria CantwellA bill introduced in the US Senate by Maria Cantwell (D-WA) would allow individual television stations affiliated with a larger network to qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program... Condé Nast pink-slips about 100 employees, furloughs 100 more... Tribune Publishing and the Chicago Tribune Guild reach tentative agreement about more furloughs.

Utah Wants PR Program to Fight Opioid Crisis

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UtahUtah's Department of Human Services wants to battle its opioid crisis with a PR campaign to raise awareness of the dangers from the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, according to its RFP.

Weber Shandwick Makes COVID-19 Cuts

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Gail HeimanWeber Shandwick has cut and furloughed staff to counter client cutbacks across various sectors, according to an internal memo from CEO Gail Heimann.

 

Fear of Facebook as 'Hotbed of Disinformation'

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerDemocratic Senators fear that Facebook will become a "hotbed of disinformation" during the November elections... The son-in-law-in-chief though can't guarantee there will be an election on Election Day. (1 reader comment)

PR Pro Hopson Returns to Political Arena

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Andy HopsonAndy Hopson, a veteran of Ogilvy, Publicis, Burson-Marsteller, Ruder Finn, has signed on as director of communications for Republican Gavin Rollins, who is running to succeed the retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida.

Millionaires Group Pitches Support for Small Business Relief Efforts

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Patriotic millianaresA nonprofit comprised of wealthy Americans that advocates for higher tax rates for corporations and the rich and has teamed up with a D.C.-based government affairs firm to ensure that future Federal relief efforts for the COVID-19 crisis remain focused on working people and the small businesses that employ them. (1 reader comment)

Booz Allen's Kopack Moves to Crosby

Wed., May 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Justyn KopackJustyn Kopack, a senior lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm has moved to Crosby Marketing Communications.