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Sutherlandgold Snags Gap, FH Alum Callagy

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Louise CallagyLouise Callagy, a former senior director for global external affairs at Gap Inc. and senior VP at FleishmanHillard, has joined Sutherlandgold as executive VP to bolster its integrated marketing communications offering.

Radford University Releases Marketing RFP

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

RadfordRadford University is looking for an agency that can deliver a comprehensive media and marketing plan in an effort to raise general awareness as well as recruitment at the public university.

Saudi Arabia Secures Lobbying Support

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Saudi ArabiaThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has hired The Williams Group for advice on how to build relationships on Capitol Hill. (1 reader comment)

On the Move: G&S Names Ferrell to MD Spot in Raleigh

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dana FerrellG&S Business Communication ups Dana Ferrell to managing director of its Raleigh office... APCO Worldwide appoints Brendan Ward creative director in the Raleigh office... Bastion Elevate elevates Dave Feistel to VP. He's headed the PR unit since 2011... Kyocera Document Solutions America promoted José María Estébanez to senior director, integrated marketing communications.

Accounts in Transit: Laura Davidson PR Picks Up Tahiti Tourisme

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

By Steve Barnes

TahitiLaura Davidson Public Relations has added Tahiti TourismeThe Tierra Adventure and Spa Lodges and Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino... Clearbox picks up work for global cloud computing company 3EN Group in Ireland, UK, Germany and the US... iMARS Communications of Moscow is providing communication support for Russian animation companies participating in the Kidscreen Summit, which is taking place through Feb. 13 in Miami.

NY Urban League Honors Finn Partners for D&I

Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

New York Urban League Awards BreakfastThe New York Urban League, which is celebrating its centennial, today named Finn Partners a champion of diversity at its 17th annual awards breakfast.

Beating Donald Trump

Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelThe three-step public relations plan that the Democrats’ best—and perhaps only—hope to beat Trump should take to win the election. (3 reader comments)

Snapchat’s Growing Pains

Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianMarketers who use social media to reach target audiences should take a closer look at how their brands align with demographics across various social platforms.

On the Move: GuideWell Mutual Hires J&J Alum Farley Kern as CCO

Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Farley KernGuideWell Mutual Holding Corp. hires Johnson & Johnson alum Farley Kern as chief communications officer... Kroger promotes Keith Dailey to group VP of corporate affairs... Scenario Communications adds Jennifer Reed and Molly Kukla to oversee a dedicated television and entertainment unit.

Palisade (CO) Wants 4-Seasons Travel PR

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Town of Palisade, ColoradoPalisade, a town located 185 miles from Denver that uses the tagline "life tastes good here all year long," is looking for a full-service firm for tourism marketing support.

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Is Weber Shandwick the Canary in PR's Coal Mine?

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

WeberIs Weber Shandwick the canary in PR's coal mine?... Don't bet against Peggy Siegal's comeback from the Jeffrey Epstein disaster... Trump is no Harry Truman. (1 reader comment)

USA Gymnastics Taps Fabrizio for Image Rebound

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Carol FabrizioUSA Gymnastics, which has been rocked by a sex abuse scandal and bankruptcy, has appointed Carol Fabrizio chief communications & marketing officer, effective Feb. 13, as the national governing body for the sport seeks to restore its image.

Gasthalter Bats for Cohen in NY Mets Mess

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mr MetJonathan Gasthalter represents billionaire financier Steven Cohen as he works to finalize a deal to take over the New York Mets from the hands of the team's recalcitrant majority owners.

On the Move: Caliber Corporate Advisers Brings on Jeff Hendren

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Jeff HendrenCaliber Corporate Advisers brings on Jeff Hendren to serve as managing director for both Caliber and its sister company The Financial Revolutionist... Clyde Group hires Mary Rollins, who was previously vice president of Discovery Education’s corporate education partnerships, as senior vice president of talent & culture... Hill+Knowlton Strategies names McKinsey & Co.'s Tomasz Karasek global head of strategic initiatives, based in New York.

Civil Rights Group Calls for Media Support

Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

LDFThe NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the nation’s premier law firm fighting for racial justice, is looking for an agency that can provide media relations work to support the organization’s upcoming anniversary gala.

Ex-PR Powerhouse Peggy Siegal Fights to Restore Image

Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Vanity FairEx-celebrity PR powerhouse Peggy Siegal fights to salvage her reputation and firm following New York Times piece about her helping to rehab the image of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who apparently hung himself in his NYC prison cell in August. Vanity Fair details her effort in article of more than 6,500 words. (1 reader comment)

Bloomington, IL Issues Community Branding RFP

Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

BloomingtonBloomington, Illinois is looking for an agency that can develop a brand marketing campaign for the purpose of driving business attraction and retention, energizing current residents and positioning the municipality as a desirable place to live.

Ex-WAPO Chair Graham Enlists Prime Policy Group

Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Don GrahamFormer Washington Post chairman Don Graham has hired Prime Policy Group, which is part of BCW, to work on legislation regarding immigration and the status of the “Dreamers."

News of Firms: French|West|Vaughan Acquires CGPR

Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Chris GoddardFrench|West|Vaughan acquires CGPR, PR and consumer brand marketing agency specializing in the active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel sectors... Justin Tobin rebrands DDG as Gather. He was VP/interactive strategy & transformation at American Express... InkHouse adds Seattle to its Boston, New York and San Francisco office network.