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Schneider Assocs. Relaunches as Belfort Group

Mon., Sep. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Philip PennellatoreBoston's Schneider Assocs. relaunches as Belfort Group. CEO Philip Pennellatore bought firm from Joan Schneider last year. She remains executive VP. (1 reader comment)

Healthcare & Tech PR Featured in Fall Issues

Mon., Sep. 9, 2019

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. Healthcare & November Technology PR MagazinesDon't miss out on taking part in our Oct. healthcare and Nov. technology PR magazines. This is your chance to show your expertise in these fields. Display advertisers are invited to submit bylined content which is also posted to odwyerpr.com in HTML format. Space deadline for Oct.: Mon., Sep. 16

GE's Erickson to Charge Up MasterCard's PR

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer EricksonJennifer Erickson, General Electric's chief communications officer, is joining Mastercard Sept. 23 as executive VP, global communications.

Qatar Nonprofit Seeks PR Support

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Education Above AllEducation Above All, a Qatar-based non-profit, is seeking a PR agency in the U.S. for a range of communications services.

Ex-Hilton, Qatar Air Exec Pleads Guilty

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rebecca JelfoA former marketing communications executive for Qatar Airways Americas and Hilton pleaded guilty to fraud Sept. 5 in US federal court. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

Cable TV PR Pioneer Sando Dies at 71

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SandoArthur Sando, who was PR executive at the fledgling Turner Broadcasting and CNN, died of an apparent heart attack on Sept. 3 at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 71.

Inbound Marketing Drives Lead Generation, Conversion

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

4 stages of the sales funnel – awareness, interest, decision, and actionMost businesses that have employed inbound marketing strategies to attract and retain customers have seen both leads and conversions increase, according to a recent report.

On the Move: 360PR+ Names Erin Weinberg NYC Chief; H+K Picks Markus Hermsen to Head Germany; SRW Ups COO Kate Weidner to CEO; Laika Lures David Burke With CMO Slot

Fri., Sep. 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Erin Weinberg360PR+ names Erin Weinberg, veteran of Taylor Strategy and United Entertainment Group, New York GM... Hill+Knowlton Strategies picks Markus Hermsen MD and head of technology for Germany, taking over for Romina Gerhards... SRW promotes co-founder & COO Kate Weidner to the helm... Animation studio Laika hires David Burke as CMO. He was Universal Pictures GM for island of Ireland.

Brunswick Taps Ex-US Cyber Command Chief Rogers

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mike RogersMike Rogers, retired US Navy admiral who served as commander of the US Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, has joined Brunswick Group in its Washington office.

Facebook Continues Cryptocurrency Lobbying Blitz

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookFacebook has doubled down in its political battle over the network’s controversial cryptocurrency venture Libra, hiring two additional lobbying firms to handle blockchain policy and cryptocurrency regulation matters on Capitol Hill.

Siemens' Reicherts Drives to GM

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Liz ReichertsLiz Reicherts, head of US government affairs for German industrial giant Siemens, is joining General Motors Sept. 15 as VP-external affairs.

Fake News Unlikely to Deter Social Media Use

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Fake newsAmericans agree that “fake news” is a problem that negatively impacts their opinions of social media networks, but few are willing to change their social media habits, perhaps because most remain confident in their ability to spot fake news, according to a recent survey.

Museum of PR to Celebrate Latino PR History

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Museum of PRThe Hispanic Public Relations Association and the Museum of Public Relations are presenting an event that will celebrate Latino PR history and discuss the role that communications can play in advocating for social justice and equality.

On the Move: North 6th Agency Adds Jordan Cohen as CMO; NATA Ups Shannon Chambers to VP; KCSA Names Anthony Feldman Public Relations VP; Cooksey Promotes Ashley Sears to Account Supervisor

Thu., Sep. 5, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jordan CohenNorth 6th Agency brings on Zignal Labs vet Jordan Cohen as CMO... The National Air Transportation Association promotes Shannon Chambers to vp of marketing and comms... KCSA Strategic Communications hires Anthony Feldman as public relations VP... Cooksey Communications promotes Ashley Sears to account supervisor

Finn Partners Acquires Health Specialist Lazar

Wed., Sep. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Finn Partners & Lazar PartnersFinn Partners has acquired Lazar Partners, a 22-member high-science firm that serves clients in the digital, technology, media devices and pharma categories.

Planned Parenthood Posts Crisis, Thought Leadership RFPs

Wed., Sep. 4, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood Federation of America has issued two RFPs for crisis communications consulting work as well as guidance for the organization’s acting president regarding media training and thought leadership opportunities.