Music and fashion brand marketing and PR firm FYI Brand Group is launching a social impact division, according to a report in Variety. Organizations that have signed on to work with the division include the American Cancer Society and Black Lives Matter. “FYI is innovating ways artists and brands curate the culture and have created a new blueprint for viral social impact call-to-action campaigns around artists’ release of albums,” the agency said in an announcement. FYI has already collaborated with such artists as DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and Jhene Aiko on projects supporting causes that include healthcare, literacy and the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

Ken Jacobs
Ken Jacobs

CommunicationsMatch has started up a leadership coaching and development service that is geared toward executives in advertising, marketing, communications and public relations. The service is a collaboration with Ken Jacobs, principal of Jacobs Executive Coaching and Jacobs Communications Consulting. Using a six-step process that is tailored to each client, the program aims to help leaders reach their full potential and address issues that are getting in the way of their and their organization’s success. It is offered through a new coaching & development page on the CommunicationsMatch website. “Ken is uniquely qualified to help C-suite executive, their next tier leaders and team members achieve ambitious goals by becoming more motivating, inspiring and effective leaders,” said CommunicationsMatch founder and CEO Simon Erskine Locke.


State Broadcast News, the news content division of The Lubetkin Media Companies, has launched a podcast that focuses on the commercial real estate market. The CRE News Hour is being distributed on the website through such traditional podcast platforms as iTunes, Google Podcasts and Spotify. The program is anchored, and stories reported by, SBN news director Steve Lubetkin. Each podcast is set to include a roundup of the week’s headlines in the commercial real estate industry as well as interviews with newsmakers in the commercial real estate industry about key trends, developments, deals, and other news. New editions of the podcast are scheduled to publish on the SBN website and podcast channels at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time every Friday. To subscribe, click here. Questions from both those interested in appearing on the program and potential sponsors can be emailed to