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Social Distancing Hikes Influence of Influencers

Wed., May 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MatterSocial distancing appears to be having a positive effect on the power of influencers, according to a new study from Matter Communications. Online brand communications, however, are lagging behind.

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.

On the Move: APCO Bolsters Campaigns/Advocacy Team

Wed., May 27, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Brandon NealAPCO Worldwide adds Brandon Neal and Preston Graham to its campaigns & advocacy team... Gavin, a York, PA-based branding and communications agency, hires Kimberly Myers as PR director... Caliber Corporate Advisers names Jacqueline Silva managing director. She joins from Hume Brophy.

UT's Parsons Returns to H+K

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli ParsonsKelli Parsons, senior VP & chief communications officer at United Technologies, is returning to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as global chair, corporate affairs on June 15.

Donegal Wants Tourism PR Help

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Donegal TourismDonegal Tourism wants to book a firm to promote the unspoiled natural rugged beauty and rich cultural heritage of the county in northwestern Ireland.

Commentary

Did Fox News Fan Revolt Against Social Distancing?

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Laura IngrahamDoes Fox News, which downplayed the threat posed from COVID-19, bear any responsibility for the deaths of 100K Americans who perished from the disease? (1 reader comment)

Shirley & McVicker Fights Michigan's Lockdown

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BusinessShirley & McVicker Public Affairs is promoting the push against Michigan's lock-down strategy designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. (1 reader comment)

DuPage College Calls for PR Services

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

DuPageThe College of DuPage is accepting proposals from agencies that can provide marketing and public relations services for its McAninch Arts Center.

Boston PR Pro Morrissey Dies at 51

Tue., May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Donna MorrisseyDonna Morrissey, who served as spokeswoman for the Boston Archdiocese during the sex abuse scandal, died May 22 from complications related to COVID-19. She was 51.

A Memorial Day Like No Other

Mon., May 25, 2020

By Robert Dilenschneider

Memorial Day 2020 - Flags at Arlington National Cemetery
 

This is a Memorial Day unlike any that we have known before, and so the depth of our appreciation for the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform should be greater than ever. (1 reader comment)

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.

Kasich Makes DC Mark with Markquest

Fri., May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John KasichKasich Company, which is headed by former Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, has hired Markquest for DC representation on regulatory and legislative issues and COVID-19-related CARES tax provisions.

East Baton Rouge Wants PR for Parks

Fri., May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

BRECEast Baton Rouge is looking to hire a PR firm to help connect residents and visitors to its parks, open spaces and recreational experiences while creating, maintaining and promoting its brand identity, according to its RFP.

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.

Still Making Summertime Vacation Plans

Fri., May 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

MMGY1While Americans remain apprehensive about summer travel, a new survey that MMGY conducted for the U.S. Travel Association shows that the desire to make a warm-weather getaway has not completely vanished.

Preparing for a Pandemic

Fri., May 22, 2020

By Thomas P. Butler

Thomas P. ButlerHow one PR agency found itself controlling the messages for two high-profile COVID-19 news stories on the same day, proving the adage that there’s no template for a crisis.

On the Move: Ogilvy Names Philip Heimann CMO

Fri., May 22, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Philip HeimannOgilvy names Philip Heimann worldwide chief marketing & growth officer and promotes David Ford to worldwide chief communications officer... Bullpen Strategy Group calls on Vaughn Jennings for senior VP post. He flies in from Airlines for America... Dane Creek Capital Corp., a private equity firm investing in pet food businesses, adds Alexandra Wood as VP-marketing and communications.

Commentary

Just Wear a Mask, Donald

Thu., May 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trump with maskFor goodness sake just wear a mask Donald and make two-thirds of America happy for a change... China flips discredited claim that COVID-19 originated in Wuhan lab with allegation it was born in US Army's Maryland bio-lab. (4 reader comments)

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.”