PR News From Sunshine Sachs, Edelman PR & more

2020-11-25 by JamesD

Carl Lentz Hires Sunshine Sachs PR

Sunshine Sachs has added pastor Carl Lentz to their celebrity client roster. Lentz became a high-profile pastor while working at Hillsong Church, a megachurch frequented by many celebrities like Justin and Hailey Bieber, Chris Pratt, as well as some of the Kardashian family members.  Lentz hired Sunshine Sachs, which has many notable Hollywood clients, such as Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meghan Markle, and many others, after some shocking revelations to the public about his personal life.

SAP Enlists Edelman for PR Business

German software company SAP has started working with Edelman, after previously working with the PR company for a number of SAP businesses and business units. Before deciding on Edelman, SAP was reviewing a number of different PR companies across Germany and the US, before making its final decision about the multimillion-dollar account. Furthermore, SAM has also restructured its business in the recent past to center more around modern cloud computing, including deep machine learning, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain.

Pam Scheideler to Lead Edelman Digital US

Pam Scheideler was named head of Edelman Digital US and will be overseeing the integration of digital expertise for the US operations of the PR company. Before working at Edelman, Scheideler was working as the managing director of R/GA, in their Los Angeles offices, and she also held senior positions at Deutsch, Google Creative Labs, JWT New York and Crispin Porter + Bogusky before that.

The position of head of digital US at Edelman had previously been unoccupied since 2019, when Jessica Clifton left the company after management restructuring.

MSL Working with EMEA Subway

Subway’s UK, Ireland, and EMEA offices have started working with MSL on the company’s corporate reputation, including crisis management and public affairs. While working with Subway, MSL is going to be providing counsel for the brand-building CSR programs and will also be helping the company navigate the pandemic by communicating all the changes that Subway will be making in-store.

This is an excellent opportunity for MSL, as the firm will be building its own reputation with extended and critical stakeholders, as well as driving an inclusive sustainability program that starts from the core of the business, all the way to the broader team for all the new campaigns.

Kind Working with Mars

Kind North America, the leader of healthy snacks, which is represented by Brunswick Group, has agreed to be acquired by candy giant Mars Inc. in a deal estimated at around $5Bn. Back in 2017, the Snickers, M&Ms, Twix, and Skittles manufacturer acquired a minority stake in the healthy snacks corporation and had been privately distributing the healthy bars in 35 countries.

Now, the Kind International and Kind North America departments will be merging into a single entity, while also being complemented by the team at Mars Inc. This will further advance this popular health and wellness platform.