MDC Partners

PR News From M Booth, MDC Partners & The Royal Family

2019-03-25 by Jim Crickell

PR News From M Booth, MDC Partners & The Royal Family Notable headlines from around the public relations industry this week include some new faces. Mark Penn Takes the Reins at MDC Partners First up and tasked primarily with damage control is Mark Penn, who recently took control of MDC Partners with a $100M infusion of equity. Penn, who presides over Stagwell Group, the name behind this cash influx, has called for strategy in his operations. MDC is currently searching for a new CEO as it seeks to right the ship for a struggling agency. Penn sees the potential in... Read More >

What’s Happening at Trevelino/Keller, McGrath/Power, MDC Partners, and Golin

2017-03-13 by Richard D. Pace
Trevelino Keller

Trevelino/Keller Named AOR for Atlanta Bread One of the early franchise successes out of Atlanta, Atlanta Bread — a sandwich café group —  just brought Trevelino/Keller into their fold to revitalize their digital marketing and creative services. They’ll start by putting together a fresh creative way to boost expansion and increase the company’s new brand image. Locations of Atlanta Bread can now be found in Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, Alabama, Arkansas, and Wisconsin. They offer fresh ingredients fast. McGrath/Power Picks up SupplyPro as Client SupplyPro, founded in 1995 and based out of San Diego, provides inventory intelligence software... Read More >

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

2017-03-08 by Jason Tannahill
omnicom group

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 >

News from Golin, Peppercomm, The Publicity Agency, Ketchum, and MDC Partners

2016-10-28 by Richard D. Pace

Golin Signs as AOR for Horizon Organic Horizon Organic, owned by WhiteWave Foods, brought Golin on as their agency of record for PR purposes. Golin will work with Fallon (the ad agency for Horizon) in developing 2017’s holistic strategy as Golin also brings creativity to the strategy and campaigns. WhiteWave’s director of communications, Matthew Hargarten, said: “We have charged Golin with coming up with a PR plan to seize on cultural moments throughout the year to bring the Horizon brand into those relevant conversations. Media is a big part of that, but also social and content will be at play... Read More >

PR News from PadillaCRT, MDC Partners, Burson-Marsteller, VML, and Gould+Partners

2016-10-19 by Jason Tannahill
padilla crt firm

Agency Promotions at PadillaCRT Twice a year PadillaCRT (PCRT) looks at their existing staff and offers promotions to those who shine in PCRT and any sister agencies. This time, they are promoting 16 employees of PCRT and FoodMinds, one of their divisions. The promotions include from VP to SVP, Tina Charpentier; from director to Sr. director, Tracy Carlson and Allison Mikita (at FoodMinds); from Sr. developer to associate solutions architect, Rohit Keshwani; from Sr. designer to associate creative director, Thea Buri; from Sr. analyst to manager of market intelligence, Alisa Coddington; and from director to SVP, Jeff Wilson. Also from... Read More >

PR Happenings at MDC, MWWPR, Weber Shandwick, North 6th Agency, and WE

2016-09-22 by Richard D. Pace
MDC Partners

MDC is in Expansion Mode Lotta Malm Hallqvist has been added as MDC’s European Managing Director, CMO, and she will focus on growing their business and building collaboration efforts in Europe for the global agency. Her supervisor is Bob Kantor, MDC’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. MalmHallqvist came to MDC from Cheil Worldwide, where she recently was Global Chief Growth Officer and President. Malm Hallqvist’s new role allows MDC to accelerate growth opportunities in Europe and to support existing firms already in the network such as 72andSunny, Anomaly, Hunter PR, Kwittken, Varick Media Management, Allison+Partners, KBS Albion, Northstar, and The Media Kitchen. But MDC has been growing rapidly lately through acquisition of... Read More >

What’s Happening at Hiltzik and Davidson Goldin, Zeno Group, MDC Partners, and Porter Novelli

2016-08-04 by Jason Tannahill

Glen Beck – Is his show in trouble? [caption id="attachment_83244" align="aligncenter" width="858"] Image courtesy of The Blaze[/caption] Beck through his privately-owned company, Mercury Radio Arts, recently filed suit against former associate, Christopher Balfe, who worked with Beck throughout his career with various entities and was fired in 2014 as COO of Mercury and CEO of The Blaze (a subsidiary), though Balfe continues as a minor stakeholder in the company. Beck’s entities have been going through a lot of personnel changes of late, many of his staff left with Balfe to create a new entity, Red Seat Ventures. Also, Beck’s long-time... Read More >

What’s Going On In PR? Public Relations News Updates

2016-03-22 by Jason Tannahill
Journalist PR News

Here are some of the things happening in the Public Relations news world: JCOPE’s Lobbying Definition causing problems JCOPE’s recent legislation regarding registering of “lobbying” firms remains a problem. Five PR firms filed suit in federal court to block JCOPE from enforcing the legislation a short time after its passage. The five firms feel JCOPE will try to enforce part of the advisory opinion to treat those paid to discuss legislation with editorial writers as lobbyists. JCOPE’s opinion tries to identify all activities, including grassroots ones they consider as lobbying efforts, including scheduling meetings between legislators and others with an... Read More >

News From Hunter PR, Zeno Group & Government PR Spending

2016-02-29 by Archie Obrien
Senator Mike Enzi

BIC signs Hunter PR as Agency of Record BIC Consumer Products USA, makers of pens, stationery goods, razors, and lighters, penned the information they have signed Hunter Public Relations as their new AOR. Alexis Vaganay, Vice President of Marketing, BIC North America, said, "In seeking a marketing PR agency for our U.S. consumer business, we were looking for bold, higher-purpose thinking that would honor this powerful brand and invigorate our PR. Hunter PR brought forth strategic, insights-driven ideas that will allow us to reach our consumers in unique ways and add new depth to our integrated campaigns." The contract is for... Read More >

Miles Nadal Making Millions More Off MDC Partners Even During Investigation 

2015-11-05 by Richard D. Pace
Miles Nadal Making Millions Off MDC Partners During Investigation (2)

Miles Nadal, the former MDC Partners CEO recently dropped another 1.842 million shares of his former company’s stock, leaving him with just 7.5 percent ownership in the endeavor. And he wants even less. Apparently, he’s not the only one. But, even as Nadal’s interest in MDC is falling, other organizations are becoming very interested in the disgraced former chief executive. The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the midst of an ongoing investigation of MDC looking into allegations of improper accounting and shady trade deals at the firm. Nadal’s name features prominently in the investigation to date. Those allegations did... Read More >

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