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News of Firms: FTI Launches Global Aviation Practice

Fri, Aug. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

FTIFTI Consulting launches a dedicated aviation practice led by Marc Bilbao and Neal Cohen... 5W Public Relations sets up HR Tech division... VSC is partners with The LAGRANT Foundation on its efforts to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and PR.

News of Firms: Qorvis Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Thu, Aug. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Michael PetruzzelloQorvis Communications celebrates 20th anniversary... United Minds, a Weber Shandwick unit, has launched (Re)Boot Camp, a “re-onboarding” program... Propulsion PR has launched a vegan/plant-based team, intended to align with the firm's commitment to representing businesses that work to reduce environmental risks and aim for sustainable growth.

News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan Drops Thrive Philanthropy

Fri, May 29, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ConnectWunderlich Kaplan drops Thrive Philanthropy as a client after it was revealed that a purportedly celebrity-studded conference that Thrive was organizing had never confirmed any of the celebrities it was using to promote the event... Weber Shandwick offers to raise "media IQ" of college students and recent grads... Steller.co CEO Pete Bryant and Wagstaff Media and Marketing president Mary Wagstaff partner to support South Australian Tourism Commission,

PR Consulting Closes Los Angeles Outpost

Thu, May 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PR ConsultingPR Consulting, a New York fashion shop with such clients as Narciso Rodriguez, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons, has closed its Los Angeles office.

News of Firms: MWWPR Launches Social CEO Playbook

Wed, May 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MWWPRMWWPR launches Social CEO Playbook... MDC Partners merges KWT Global and HL Group... ENroute Communications wants journos to share fun times they had on press trips.

BCW Shuts BWR Entertainment Firm

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BWRBCW has shuttered BWR entertainment firm, which had offices in Hollywood and New York, as part of the plan to restructure to better fit the needs of clients and the marketplace.

COVID-19 Continues to Bring Client Losses to PR Sector

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

client lossesThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in client terminations for 88 percent of U.S. PR firms, resulting in an upswing of lost revenues, staff layoffs and salary cuts, according to a new Gould+Partners report.

Coyne PR Rolls 'Open Source' Website

Thu, May 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Tom CoyneCoyne PR has unveiled a new website that takes an open-source approach to share key learnings, best practices and practical tips and advice related to COVID-19 and beyond.

News of Firms: Taylor Backs HBCU Loan Forgiveness Grants

Thu, May 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

UNCFTaylor forms partnership with the United Negro College Fund to establish an HBCU Class of 2020 Loan Forgiveness Grant... LLYC acquires Colombian innovation consultancy firm Adaptative... Hemsworth Communications launches a “Public Relations Stimulus Program.”

News of Firms: Finn Partners, IDEKO Team for Hip Hop Public Health

Wed, May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

HHPHFinn Partners and experiential production and creative services agency IDEKO team up for Hip Hop Public Health... The Public Relations Global Network adds Novitas Communications (Denver), Ghidotti (Little Rock) and Prichard Communications (Portland, OR)... The Institute for Public Relations hosts the first-ever IPR Virtual Run for Research 5K/10K.

G&S Refreshes Brand

Wed, May 20, 2020

By Steve Barnes

G&S1G&S Business Communications has launched a new brand identity, which includes a narrowing of its market focus, a repositioning of its services to amplify the agency’s digital-first strategy and an overhaul of its full brand image and website.

News of Firms: Mower Does More with Less

Tue, May 12, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MowerMower launches a webinar series to help brands re-tool their strategies to negotiate the changing economic landscape... InkHouse hosts virtual briefing with San Francisco business and tech press that will discuss what stories are resonating in the pandemic... Dentsu Aegis Network takes Female Foundry, its global business growth program, to a virtual online format in response to COVID-19.

BerlinRosen Rebrands

Thu, May 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenBerlinRosen has rebranded via a new website, social media presence and "Your story, above all" mission statement as the New York-based firm celebrates its 15th anniversary year.

News of Firms: BCW Launches BCW DX To Speed Digital Transformation

Wed, May 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

BCWBCW unveils BCW DX to accelerate their digital transformation... FLM Harvest launches Seed to Succeed to provide $75K of in-kind serves to nonprofit working in the agriculture, food and rural lifestyle sectors... Big Whig Media teamed with Viva Creative to produce "The Call to Unite" COVID-19 event that featured more than 200 guests including ex-presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Oprah Winfrey... Peter Jerome Dowd, one-time VP PR at Texaco and H&K/LA chief, dies at 77.

Six Vie for Pensacola Airport Account

Fri, May 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PensacolaSix firms are competing for the Pensacola International Airport account, a PR, advertising and public information piece of business worth $600K annually.

Trump-Tied Ballard Partners Opens in Israel

Thu, Apr. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert WexlerBallard Partners has opened an office in Tel Aviv that is led by former Congressman Robert Wexler and World Bank executive Oscar Chemerinski.

News of Firms: Crosby Marketing Donates $50K for Pandemic Relief

Thu, Apr. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

CrosbyCrosby Marketing Communications of Annapolis has granted $40,000 to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Community Crisis Response Fund... CommunicationsMatch has partnered with RFP Associates to launch what it says is PR's first online RFP and RFQ agency selection tools and customizable templates... The TASC Group, which focuses on nonprofits, mission-driven companies and crisis communications work, has released a COVID-19 pandemic website. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms: Carolyn Izzo Comps Covid Recovery Advice for Boutique Hotels

Tue, Apr. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

CIICCarolyn Izzo Integrated Communications teams with Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association to provide BLLA member hotels a complimentary consultation on crisis communication responses and recovery... Lion & Lamb Communications promotes Buy Now, Stay Later hotel bonds... PAN Communications has released the “NXT Stage Start-Up Kit: How to Use Creativity to Find Opportunity During a Downturn” as part of its NXT Stage program and services.

News of Firms: Russo's Sports-Health Alliance Helps People Connect While in Lockdown

Mon, Apr. 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Tony RussoRusso Partners' Sports-Health Alliance launches social media push to encourage individuals to reconnect, rebuild and strengthen personal relationships during pandemic lockdown... M Group Strategic Communications forms MG | Emergence to counsel clients on post-COVID-19 world... Hispanic Public Relations Association is accepting applications for its 2020 Scholarship Program.

Riester Launches in DC

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

ReisterRiester, a Phoenix-based advertising and digital marketing company, has launched Riester Public Affairs, an advocacy communications firm located in DC.

News of Firms: Tickr Unveils COVID-19 Brand Risk Monitor

Thu, Apr. 23, 2020

By Steve Barnes

TickrTickr introduces the COVID-19 Brand Risk Monitor, a crisis communications management solution to help agencies track the impact of the pandemic... RooneyPartners rolls the RP HealthCast, a weekly podcast series devoted to healthcare issues and medical innovation... VeeKast unveils VirtEventPro, a professional virtual live event production service.

Top 10 Financial Firms See Revenues Rise 9.8%

Wed, Apr. 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

RankingsFor PR firms working in the financial sector, 2019 was overall a bull year, with revenues for the Top 10 firms ticking up 9.8 percent to $209.2 million.