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PR News From Weber Shandwick, Edelman, MWWPR, and More

2017-03-09 by EPR Staff
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Egyptian Intelligence – Mukhabarat – Hired Weber Shandwick and Cassidy & Associates Paperwork filed with the Department of Justice late in January showed that the General Intelligence Service in Egypt has put both Weber Shandwick and Cassidy & Associates on their PR payroll. The duties include assisting Egypt in building a strategic partnership with the US by emphasizing their economic development, civil society, and their “leading role in managing regional risks.” The PR companies’ combined pay is about $1.8 million. It’s certainly worth Egypt’s efforts since the US sends their country about $1.3 billion annually in military assistance. But it’s... Read More >

Happenings From Omnicom PR, MWWPR, Edelman, Ogilvy Singapore, and MDC Partners

2017-03-08 by EPR Staff
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France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands see alliances between Ketchum, Porter Novelli, and FleishmanHillard – All of Omnicom PR Group The three Omnicom PR Group agencies are pooling resources and talent in the four European markets for clients. Although individual brands will remain with the firms to which they are signed, the three will work together in special efforts and when doing so, will do so under the Omnicom PR Group name and logo. Karen van Bergen said: “In our first year of the Omnicom PR Group, one of the things we’ve seen is the power of collaboration. Today is... Read More >

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking a PR agency to assist with Brand Development, Communications and Community Engagement

2017-03-07 by EPR Staff
Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking a PR agency to assist with Brand Development, Communications and Community Engagement

Spaceworks’ Story: Simply filling empty storefronts with creative ideas wasn’t enough to address the underlying challenges to Tacoma’s economic success. Spaceworks needed to address the challenges businesses faced. In response, Spaceworks developed a business training program for its participants. By helping creative entrepreneurs navigate permits, licenses, business plans, and marketing, Spaceworks addressed the nuts and bolts obstacles to success for fledgling local businesses. Further, Spaceworks reached into communities that have been historically underrepresented in business. Expanding beyond the downtown corridor and recruiting otherwise untapped individuals, Spaceworks embraced a model that blended creative ideas and business basics. This provided valuable education... Read More >

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Marketing RFP

2017-02-28 by EPR Staff
Chicago Teachers Union Issues Marketing RFP

The Chicago Teachers Union is currently accepting proposals to overhaul their branding and digital presence. Proposals will need to account for current digital tools, history and identity while looking forward with innovative digital strategies to serve goals in uniting and supporting membership and in fighting for the schools students deserve. About the Chicago Teachers Union The CTU has organized teachers in the Chicago Public Schools since 1937. The organizations 26,500 members currently include more than 23,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and school clinicians serving CPS students in one of the nation’s largest school districts. This union has engaged in high profile battles... Read More >

PR News: Mercury, Edelman, Porter Novelli & More

2017-02-27 by EPR Staff
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Mercury Gains DC Top Flyer Andrea Bozek might not be a household name, but she’s well-known to Republicans in DC. She’s the only person to ever work communications for both the House and the Senate at such a high level. In the House she was communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee and in the Senate she oversaw the GOP’s Senate election committee. During that time she helped both the house and the senate obtain a majority. Now, she’s got a new gig back in her hometown of Buffalo, opening a new office for Mercury there and working in... Read More >

Public Relations News From Edelman, Interpublic, FleishmanHillard & Nat’l Assoc. of Broadcasters

2017-02-20 by EPR Staff
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Edelman’s Growth in 2016 Only 1.7% Edelman just released their financial information from 2016. They reported $875 million in revenue, but that was only 1.7% growth at the world’s largest PR firm from 2015 on like-for-like. Richard Edelman, CEO, said: “It’s a pause,” and blamed economic uncertainty as well as digital change and healthcare issues. He also said: “We worked really hard. It’s more of a macroeconomic and political kind of context. I think clients just got cautious. It’s a pause.” Noting that much of their slowdown came from the UK and Europe, an occurrence strongly associated with Brexit as... Read More >

World Business Chicago, Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) Seeks Branding & Marketing Firm

2017-02-19 by EPR Staff
World Business Chicago, Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) Seeks Branding & Marketing Firm

General Information World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. More information may be found at http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com Background: Chicago Anchors fora  Strong Economy (CASE) is a network of 16 prominent Chicagoland anchor institutions committed to collectively impacting neighborhood economic development through local purchasing, hiring, and investment. More information: http://www.chicagoanchors.com/ CASE has created a proprietary tool currently called the ‘Diagnostic Tool’ to provide businesses with an assessment of their capacity and readiness to work with an Anchor.     The Diagnostic Tool is scaling its matchmaking... Read More >

What’s New at Edelman DABO, Mercury Public Affairs, Ketchum, Coyne, and APCO

2017-02-09 by EPR Staff
Edelman DABO in Dubai Lays off 20 Staff Members

Edelman DABO in Dubai Lays off 20 Staff Members At the beginning of the first full week in February came the bad news to 20 of Edelman DABO’s (EDBO) employees – no more job. The Dubai-based PR firm became part of the Edelman network in 2015, adding 150 employees to Edelman’s roster and two offices (Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 2016 the firm picked up Asia’s LinkedIn account but is believed to have also lost several other accounts according. Mercury Public Affairs Hires Former Senator as Lobbyist Former Senator David Vitter (Louisiana) is joining the DC office of Mercury Public... Read More >

PR News From Portland, Edelman, Compass, Weber Shandwick, and KFC

2017-01-24 by EPR Staff
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Portland Communications Picks Up Henry Cook as Associate Director Henry Cook, former SpAd and Vote Leave adviser (Brexit) for Michael Gove, has been named as the new associate director for UK PR firm Portland Communications. Cook will be working with Victoria Dean’s unit giving businesses advice relating to the Leave vote opportunities available. The addition of Cook to the company that in the past was pro-New Labour and was founded by Tim Allan, a former aid to Tony Blair while Blair was Prime Minister, could make for changes in policy. Though it may be more of an addition than a... Read More >

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Issues Marketing RFP

2017-01-24 by EPR Staff

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has issued a communications RFP to provide communications support related to cancer prevention and control and workforce considerations primarily within state health departments.  The mission of NACDD is to improve the health of the public by strengthening the state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level.   NACDD’s mission is national in scope, but the reach of NACDD goes beyond state health departments into the communities and through its constituents working in tribal organizations, local health departments, universities, other non-profit organizations, and other representatives... Read More >

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