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Sears Hoping To Recapture Magic

2017-10-30 by Ronn Torossian

There’s really no reason to sugar coat it, Sears is not doing well. The company overall is floundering, especially after trying to buy and reinvigorate Kmart in past years. On top of this, Sears is struggling to keep customers in its store and has been forced to sell off iconic brands. Across the country, Sears locations are closing at malls, as American consumer habits continue to shift. Sears Bets on Nostalgia The company desperately needs to get more customers, so they are betting big on nostalgia this year, with the announcement that it will bring back the famous Sears Wish... Read More >

UN Seeks Digital Agency

2017-10-10 by John Goode

The UN is seeking a Digital agency to Develop and Broadcast TV Programmes on Voter Education and Information. Scope of Work: The service provider has to accomplish the following assignments in consultation with ECN and under the overall guidance of the ESP CTA and under the direct supervision of the ESP Civic and Voter Education Officer. Development of script: Propose the theme of 8 TV episodes Develop script for 8 TV episodes of in a magazine format. Obtain approval of the contents of the programme from ECN and UNDP/ESP Product ion of TV episode: Produce 8 TV episodes with a... Read More >

News From Finn Partners, Racepoint Global, Crenshaw Communications, Edelman, and 5WPR

2017-10-09 by John Goode
News From Finn Partners, Racepoint Global, Crenshaw Communications, Edelman, and 5WPR

Finn Partners and Pharma Finn Partners has brought their corporate social responsibility and healthcare divisions together to form a new area of specialization … Pharma. Doing good is a good fit for the Big Pharma, they may have had some bad press in recent years, but for decades they have given back through charity and philanthropic efforts. Former Racepoint Global CFO Charged Edward J. Abell III, former CFO of Racepoint Global a PR firm in Boston, was charged at the US federal court with embezzlement from the public relations firm. Abell was the VP of finance at the firm as... Read More >

Bitcoin: The Future or a Flop?

2017-10-04 by John Goode

A few years back, Bitcoin was tapped as the “future of currency” in the world. The digital “cryptocurrency” has seen better days, though. Plummeting prices have caused Bitcoin value to drop precipitously – about 15 percent – in recent days. This kind of volatility is nothing new, really, for Bitcoin. The currency alternative that was supposed to bring some sense of stability to international trade, especially online, has been anything but stable in its short market life. These recent setbacks, though, could be seriously bad news. China is rumored to be considering shutting down Bitcoin exchanges, and there’s noise that... Read More >

News From Finn Partners, Rubenstein PR, Ogilvy, Burson-Marsteller, and Text100

2017-09-29 by John Goode

Finn Partners Expands International Efforts With ABI Marketing Acquisition With offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Singapore, ABI Marketing Public Relations will add an international flare to Finn Partners, especially in the trade and industrial markets. They work with clients in a variety of languages including German, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, and Italian. ABI has been around for more than 35 years and run by Alan Isacson, who will join Finn Partners as their Managing Partner, ABI, Finn Partners. Michael Isaacson New CFO for Rubenstein PR Rubenstein just brought Michael Isaacson, CPA, on board... Read More >

Mississippi State University Issues Marketing RFP

2017-09-19 by John Goode

 The MSU Riley Center is requesting a vendor to provide services for the purpose of marketing, advertising and promoting its events, facilities and services. The Riley Center offers a wide variety of performing arts events through ticket sales, conference, meeting space and services and educational experiences and services for local and regional schools. Last year, the MSU Riley Center brought in 63,510 visitors to our building, attending 624 meeting, conferences and social events. Over 24,322 people attended performing arts events, including almost 7,000 children, teachers and parents. The number of people attending events in downtown Meridian totaled almost 87,800 through... Read More >

PR News from MWWPR, Ketchum, Sunshine Sachs, Crenshaw Communications, and Weber Shandwick

2017-09-12 by John Goode

Joseph Rubin Joins MWWPR as SVP of Government Affairs in DC Office Joseph Rubin is now at the DC office of MWWPR as their senior VP of Government Affairs and Public Relations. He will work closely with Managing Director and EVP at that office, Amy K. Dacey. Rubin brings expertise as an attorney, entrepreneur, and experience in health care, financial services, fintech, travel and entertainment, and technology. His assignment will have him working on integrated campaign strategies and providing key insights for client on Capitol Hill. Though his work has been mainly with Republicans and that party, he is well-known... Read More >

Bortles not impressing in Jax

2017-09-11 by John Goode

Quarterback Blake Bortles was supposed to be the savior for the moribund Jacksonville Jaguars. He had all the skills: the arm, the pocket presence, the accuracy. Coming out of college he was a strong leader with a major upside. The Jags made Bortles the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. When he wore that hat for the first time, everyone was all smiles. Too Much To Blame Not too many folks have been smiling since. Blame the bad defense, the inconsistent running game or the spotty offensive line, but Bortles has not performed up to expectations. He’s shown signs... Read More >

Eastport Holdings: On The Hunt To Buy Marketing Communications & PR Firms

2017-09-06 by John Goode

Eastport Holdings, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a holding company for public relations, marketing, media, and advertising companies. They have been in expansion mode recently, looking for highly successful as well as relevant specialty and boutique shops that need more connections and capabilities to expand and so want to become part of the larger entity with its other related entities. In turn that gives clients the opportunity to get more done without having to look for other specialists than found in just one company. For agencies acquired by Eastport Holdings, they maintain their independence, decision making, daily operations, and service... Read More >

Stars step up for Harvey relief

2017-09-04 by Ronn Torossian
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When tragedy strikes, Americans know how to come together. From endless lines of supply trucks and Red Cross buses full of volunteers to the “Cajun Navy” and tireless first responders, Americans have descended on southeast Texas to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey. Hollywood has shown up too. In most cases, stars have come out with little fanfare, leveraging their celebrity to increase donations or make connections. One of these helpful stars is Texas native, Jensen Ackles. You may know him as one-half of the lead in the long-running TV drama, Supernatural. Ackles is stuck in Vancouver filming on... Read More >

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