PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Tue., Jul. 7, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

Deutsche Bank Calls Epstein a 'Critical Mistake'

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jeffrey EpsteinDeutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing told colleagues today that taking on sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as a client was "a critical mistake that never should have happened."

News of Firms: Pop’N Creative, Multicultural Shop, Launches

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Lori HallPop’N Creative, a multicultural agency focused on digital and social content creation, and experience design, is launched by Lori J. Hall, former SVP, marketing at cable television channel TV One, and Jessica D. Lane Alexander, the channel’s former head of digital & social content... BUZZ Communications India forges a strategic partnership with Moscow-headquartered iMARS Communications... FiComm Partners CEO Megan Carpenter makes InvestmentNews' 2020 40 Under 40 List.

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Donovan Thompson

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Donovan Thompson, The Grapevine Executive Producer
 
The Grapevine executive producer Donovan Thompson sits down with D S Simon Media’s Doug Simon and Tameeka Henry to discuss the steps the industry needs to achieve greater diversity on “PR’s Top Pros Talk,” the video interview series produced by D S Simon Media in partnership with O’Dwyer’s.

O'Dwyer's Magazine - July '20

Coronavirus & The Travel Industry

Ogilvy Weaves Tapestry's Way in DC

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TapestryOgilvy Government Relations is providing counsel for Tapestry Inc., the New York-based marketer of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman luxury fashion brands.

WPP Sells Stake in Revamped PA Offering

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chief Mark Read is selling a 49.99 percent stake to management of the revamped Finsbury Glover Hering, which will launch early next year with nearly 700 staffers in 18 countries.

On the Move: Buchwald Names Shulman PR Chief

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Sarah ShulmanBuchwald, a talent agency in New York and Los Angeles, has brought on Sarah Shulman as director of corporate communications, a newly created role... Idea Grove names David Reiter VP of client development and partnerships, a new post. Reiter comes to Idea Grove from iluminere, a digital, social and mobile shop... Dix & Eaton taps Amy McGahan as media relations head.

Roadmap for a 360-Degree Reopening Strategy

Tue., Jul. 7, 2020

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer HawkinsHospitality and travel brands have discovered a way to turn our current crisis into an opportunity, utilizing social media platforms in an effort to reinvent themselves while engaging and attracting new audiences.

Tulsa Readies COVID-19 Awarness Push

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trump TulsaThe Tulsa Health Department plans to issue an RFP to PR firms looking for their input on the content of a public awareness program to promote best practices to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (1 reader comment)

Axis Agency Buys Itself from Interpublic

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AxisThe Axis Agency, which launched in 2005 as Weber Shandwick’s multicultural marketing unit, is now an independent and minority-owned shop as CEO Armando Azarloza and COO Carmen Lawrence have acquired the brand from Interpublic.

Spineless

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyThere will come a day when America finds out why president Trump was so solicitous of Vladimir Putin. But that day will never arrive for US servicemen and women killed as a result of Russian bounties paid to the Taliban for the murder of American soldiers.

Restoring Confidence in the Travel, Hospitality Industry

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Richard Williams

Richard WilliamsMaking travel safer and implementing new health and safety standards are among the top challenges the travel and hospitality sector now faces in reassuring and convincing Americans to venture out.

Boeing Shoots Down PR Chief

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Niel GolightlyBoeing communications chief Niel Golightly has quit because of an employee complaint about an article that he wrote in 1987 as a Navy pilot questioning the ability of women to serve in combat. (3 reader comments)

A Fourth of July Filled with Challenges

Fri., Jul. 3, 2020

By Robert Dilenschneider

DilenschneiderAs we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, take a deep breath and a moment to be thankful for those who forged the path to our nation’s independence.

NY Looks for PR for State Fair

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

New York StateNew York State has issued an RFP for PR, marketing and advertising services to promote the annual state fair, which runs for 18 days ending Labor Day, as well as to pitch the fairgrounds and its facilities for other events throughout the year.

Ender to Lead Comms at CBS

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Chris EnderCBS Entertainment Group has appointed Chris Ender, who has been with the company for 24 years, as its new head of communications.

Accounts in Transit: Berk Communications Reps Yo Gotti

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Yo GottiBerk Communications to set the tempo for musician Yo Gotti's PR... William Mills Agency signs up digital banking platform Finzly... Merlot Marketing named agency of record for GPR Ventures.

UAE Blasts Off to Mars With FleishmanHillard

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UAE SpaceFleishmanHillard is pitching the media about the space program of the United Arab Emirates, specifically its mission to Mars slated for this month.

Commentary

Trump Follows His Leader

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Vladimir PutinRussia supplies talking points to its man in DC as president Trump tries to gaslight America on "bounty on heads of US soldiers" story... Only 71 percent of Americans are "angry" about state of the nation... Facebook's Zuckerberg and the rest of social media face day of reckoning. (4 reader comments)