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Last Updated: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020 @ 10:11 am

Lee Enterprises Buys Buffett’s Newspapers

Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Warren BuffettLee Enterprises is buying Berkshire-Hathaway’s newspaper group of 30 dailies that is spearheaded by The Buffalo News for $140M in cash.

On the Move: SHIFT Shifts Perkins to Managing Director Slot

Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Annie PerkinsSHIFT Communications promotes Annie Perkins managing director – East, leading client teams and operations in Boston and New York... Heart+Mind Strategies names Mike Dabadie CEO... PETERMAYER ups Michelle Edelman to agency president.


PR Firm Rankings

O'Dwyer's Adds New Specialties to Rankings

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's 2020 Rankings of PR FirmsNew categories auto/transportation, education, energy, industrial, non-profits, purpose/CSR and real estate finance & development bring the total number of PR specialties ranked by O'Dwyer's to 19.

Deadline: Mar. 6 Instructions (PDF)


Pensacola Int'l Airport Flies Out RFP

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Pensacola Int'l AirportPensacola, the westernmost city on Florida's Panhandle, is offering a three-year marketing communications contract to promote its airport.

BoJo Aide Bounces to H+K

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Geraint EvansGeraint Evans, who was an advisor to now UK prime minister Boris Johnson, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as strategy director of public affairs in London.

Esposito Named To Lead NYPD Communications

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Richard EspositoRichard Esposito, a reporter and editor whose experience includes stints at ABC, NBC, Newsday, the New York Daily News and the New York Post, has been named to the top spot in the NYPD’s press office.

Losing That 2020 Vision Trope

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Jack Hughes

Jack HughesCountless companies and organizations have used the year 2020 as a thematic anchor for their strategic plans. Yet, with 2020 now upon us, that popular optical allusion will soon no longer be available to global management and marketing teams. Here are some ideas for replacing it.

Ex-Trump Aide to Squire Ukraine Group in US

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ukraine HoaxZeppelin Communications managing director Michael Caputo, who led Trump's primary campaign in New York State, signs on help organize a working visit to DC for a delegation from Ukraine's Institute for Democracy and Development.

Liberty, SC Seeks Branding Assistance

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

LibertyLiberty, South Carolina, is accepting qualifications from agencies that can assist in the development of a vision for the city as well as provide marketing services that promote that vision.

Baglivo Enrolls at Pace

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mary BaglivoMary Baglivo, one-time CEO Americas for Saatchi & Saatchi, has joined Pace University as chief marketing officer and VP-university relations.

Finn Partners Targets $4.5T Wellness Market

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tom JonesFinn Partners today unveiled the Finn wellness collaborative to join leaders in its consumer, health and travel & lifestyle practices across regions to increase the independent firm's share of the $4.5T wellness category.

Commentary

Cutting Bully Pompeo Down to Size

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PompeoJersey Senator Bob Menendez takes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to task for his shouting and swearing at NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly and his contemptuous view of the press. (3 reader comments)

Red River, NM Needs Marketing AOR

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Red River, New MexicoThe resort town of Red River, New Mexico is seeking an agency that can further enhance and develop the town’s brand in an effort to increase tourism.

M&A Deal Essentials

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Rich Jachetti

JachettiWhat information selling agencies should be prepared to provide in the early stages of an acquisition discussion with a potential buying agency.

Bergenfield Wants PR Help

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

City of Bergenfield, NJBergenfield is looking for PR support to to help the New Jersey borough maximize its press coverage.

News of Firms: BPCM Launches Cannabis Unit Headed by InStyle's Lisa Gabor

Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lisa GaborBPCM launches a cannabis division headed by Lisa Gabor, a founding editor of InStyle... RENEWPR, which was founded by Edelman and FleishmanHillard alum Ben Finzel, celebrates its fifth anniversary... LLYC acquires Diplolicy of Barcelona... Celebrity Concepts founder Wendy Zipes Hunter starts Prana PR.