12/26 WPP Subpoenaed by Department of Justice Three of WPP’s subsidiaries have been pulled into the U.S. DOJ’s investigation into production practices. WPP is a communications holding company based in London, and they are cooperating with the DOJ’s investigation. Some of the PR companies under the WPP umbrella include Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy PR, and Hill+Knowlton […]
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Edelman is a multinational firm and is the largest PR and communications firm in the world. It is also still privately owned and employs more than 5,500 people. They have offices in 65 cities worldwide with their headquarters in New York. Other major locations for the firm include Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Some of their largest clients Neiman Marcus, Edge Dream Jobs, Barilla, AXE, Bear Naked, Johnson and Johnson, Starbucks, Arby's, and Heineken.
They were founded in 1952 in Chicago by Daniel J. Edelman and are now headed by Richard Edelman. They specialize in six main areas of practice including public affairs, crisis and risk – business and social, consumer marketing, corporate, and digital. Many of their clients fall into five different sectors comprised of technology, health, food and beverage, energy, and financial services. In 2014, they were voted among Glassdoor’s best places to work.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is seeking a marketing & communications agency to provide a range of services to assist UN Women Communications Unit in raising awareness on 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based Violence by providing communication services, including an innovative approach to the […]
About Texas State Technical College Texas State Technical College (“TSTC”) a state-supported two-year technical college, the state’s largest provider of technical education has issued an RFP seeking a Public Relations Agency. The college is an open enrollment institution with a full-time equivalent enrollment of approximately 12,000. In contrast with Texas’s regionally-focused community colleges, TSTC has […]
The dawn of the Internet likely signaled the beginning of dusk for traditional journalism. More and more, readers began to turn to the Internet for not just entertainment, but knowledge, and then news, and now just about everything. In fact, according to a study done by the American Press Institute, 69 percent of Americans get […]
Matthew Lehrich returns to White House after stint with Porter Novelli President Obama appointed Matthew Lehrich as the assistant secretary for communications and outreach, the top communications position in the Department of Education. Lehrich returned to fill the post beginning in February. He and three other people were appointed to positions in the White House […]
Chipotle had worked with Edelman, but severed the ties in October due to a large chunk of business Edelman signed that was in conflict with Chipotle from their perspective. Now they have signed B-M as their U.S. agent of record, hoping to recover from the damage done to their reputation with E. coli issues during […]
Carnival Cruise Lines added a new consumer PR director to their ranks. Robyn Fink previously worked in New York City at Taylor Strategy as one of the vice presidents. At Taylor, she was in charge of accounts for clients such as Lenovo NFL, KT Tape, Capital One, as well as overseeing P&G’s 2015 NFL draft […]
Like many global enterprises, PayPal likes to review and look at options for outside PR representation every couple of years, and it’s that time for Paypal. That’s not to say they aren’t happy with their current reps, In the U.S, that’s MSL Group, and they’ve been invited to throw their hat in the ring again. […]
Just in case you’ve been wondering, here are some of the things happening in PR this week.. Sloane & Company lending PR aid to ITC $11.3 Billion Deal ITC Holdings Corp, a publicly traded electronic transmissions company was recently acquired by Fortis Inc., a Canadian company. Whenever there’s a merger of significance, it is helpful […]