The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018 @ 3:35 pm


Return to Latest News

Sorrell Knocks Bain Capital Over Japan Ad Deal

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP's Martin Sorrell is expected to challenge Bain Capital's $1.4B bid for Japan's No. 3 ad agency Asatsu-DK, a successful takeover would mark the first buyout of a major Japanese ad company.

Edelman 'Earns It'

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EdelmanEdelman unveils "Earn it" narrative to reflect need for action, peer-to-peer discussion to help clients achieve trusted relationships with constituencies.

News of PR Firms

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Steve Barnes

5W PR5W Public Relations forms ICO (cryptocurrency) unit... Brand-New-Team unleashes PR drones... Baker PR celebrates tenth anniversary with new space... Violet moves into new digs in Montclair, NJ.

Being a Better Agency Partner

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Anita Gomes

Anita GomesFactors that make an outstanding agency partner, from a former client who would know.

Talking Taxes in 2017

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Richard Goldstein

Richard Goldstein What we might expect from Congress’ proposed new tax framework.

FH Takes High Road

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

FleishmanHillardFleishmanHillard will merge its Canadian unit with High Road, sister Omnicom shop, in January to create FleishmanHillard High Road to blend FH's corporate/branding savvy with High Road's social, digital experiential strengths.

People on the Move

Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tony KatsulosAllison+Parters taps Kausulos to lead Dallas… J Public Relations names Brody to influencer + brand strategist spot… Havas ups Stephens.

 

Reno Rides to COO Post at C&W

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tom RenoVeteran communicator Tom Reno takes COO post at Cohn & Wolfe to handle acquisitions and other corporate matters.

MGM Offers Prayers in Wake of Las Vegas Rampage

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mandalay Bay hotelMGM Resorts today is “offering prayers for the victims and gratitude to the brave responders” who responded to the horrific shooting of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert last night near its Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (1 reader comment)

Spain’s ‘Breakaway’ Catalonia Region Relies on SGR

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

SGR Government Relations LobbyingSGR Government Relations and Lobbying represents Catalonia, which yesterday voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain despite fierce opporsition from Madrid and a brutal crackdown by Spanish police that injured more than 750 people.

Confusion Over What 'PR' Is Undercuts PR Education

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAThe proposal to substitute “communications” for “PR” in most places in the PRSA bylaws at the Oct. 8 Assembly is a blow not only to PR but to PR and communications courses offered by colleges.

Schuerman Gone at MWW

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

JP SchuermanJP Schuerman, president of MWW's western region since November 2015, left the independent Jersey-headquartered shop for global communications slot at Riot Games.

Marketing Maven Makes Impact

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Lindsey CarnettMarketing Maven earned the IMPACT Award for Social Media Campaign Integrated Strategy at the Internet Marketing Association’s annual awards celebration on Sept. 29.

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Family TravellerLaura Davidson books Family Traveller US… Zapwater lands Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes… LFB rocks POUND, ‘cardio jam session.

Bribery Charges Mean PR Concerns for Adidas

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAthletic footwear maker Adidas stepped into a crisis after an executive was recently named in an investigation into a college basketball recruiting fraud scandal. (1 reader comment)

Si Newhouse Dies at 89

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Samuel Irving Samuel Irving “Si” Newhouse, who was at the helm of Condé Nast for more than 40 years before becoming chairman emeritus in 2015, died Oct. 1 following a long illness. He was 89.

Nasdaq Explores Sale of PR/Digital Units

Fri., Sep. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NasdaqNasdaq is exploring "strategic alternatives" for its $195M revenues PR and digital units as part of CEO Adena Friedman's effort to bolster the electronic stock exchange's expansion of its technology, data and analytics businesses.

Higher Learning Advocates Enrolls Eismeier

Fri., Sep. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ted EismeierTed Eismeier, who was communications director for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, has joined non-profit Higher Learning Advocates as communications & external affairs director.