SKDKnickerbocker, which advises the Joe Biden presidential campaign, says it warded off attacks by Russian-state hackers. Microsoft alerted SKDKnick's Washington office of the attacks launched by the same group that broke into the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and leaked her emails. The "Fancy Bear" hacking group is controlled by Russia's military intelligence. Stagwell Group owns SKDKnick.


APCO Worldwide is turning Nov. 3 into a “Day On” for employees to not only cast their ballots but continue to advocate for progress beyond Election Day. APCO president, North America Kelly Williamson calls the day “a chance to exercise our civic duty and to be a part of something greater than ourselves—keeping our democracy resilient.” The firm is a signatory of “Time to Vote”—a nonpartisan, business-led initiative to help ensure employees across America don't have to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. It has also launched its “adVOcaTE” campaign, which encourages eligible APCO employees—and their friends, family, acquaintances and connections—to register to vote, and will seek to be a trusted, credible, nonpartisan resource for information about voting and volunteering. “As communicators, we engage stakeholders every day, and our practices should be extended to our colleagues—giving them ample time and opportunities to engage and participate in this exercise of democracy,” said APCO founder and executive chairman Margery Kraus.


MWWPR is leading communications for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, including public relations and digital marketing support, on a pro bono basis. A nonprofit organization hosted by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the fund works to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on organizations that provide essential services on the pandemic’s front line. To date, NJPRF has raised approximately $38 million from 59,000 donors. One-hundred percent of donations are used to meet four challenges facing the state of New Jersey in the face of the COVID-19 crisis: stopping the spread, supporting the healthcare and frontline community, providing help to the vulnerable, and rebuilding the communities impacted.