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Global Fintech PR Network Launched

2017-03-07 by EPR Staff
Global Fintech PR Network Launched

A new Global Fintech PR Network, Vested, was launched in November with eight fintech PR specialty agencies from five different countries. They have since added another agency to their group. The network started with Norfico, based in Copenhagen, and a dream of putting together a network in support of providing “high-quality PR, communications, and strategic advisory services to clients in the fintech industry around the world.” Member agencies are found in Copenhagen, London, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Singapore, Tel Aviv, New York, and Austin. The plan is to add more agencies and expand to more countries. Norfico – run by Kristian... Read More >

Two Independent Leading Female-Owned Public Relations Agencies

2017-02-06 by EPR Staff
WE Communications

WE Communications Waggener Edstrom’s rebranded their company as WE Communications in September 2015. Melissa Waggener Zorkin, the CEO and cofounder of the firm, along with the firm’s other partner, Pam Edstrom, made this change. Waggener Zorkin named Wunderman’s Kass Sells the agency’s president in North America. Sells beat revenue forecasts for the first part of 2016. Since then, in terms of practices, consumer, healthcare, and social innovation have seen the biggest gains. Sells has also made a difference when it comes to bringing in other talent, an area where the agency often lacked. New additions included Alyssa Garnick, formerly of... Read More >

PR News From Kovert Creative, Havas PR, PRSA-NY, and Edelman

2017-01-09 by EPR Staff
Edelman

Alyssa Schimel Stays With Jimmy Kimmel Live Through New Job at Kovert Creative Kovert Creative was established a year ago by Joseph Assad and Lewis Kay in a joint effort with WME-IMG. Alyssa Schimel, who has been working as the publicist for Jimmy Kimmel Live, recently hitched her star to the new PR agency but will continue to represent the show along with additional clients such as Fatherly.com, OBB Pictures, Ringer.com, WeVillage, and author Brad Meltzer. Schimel worked with Kay and Assad previously at PMK*BNC. She also worked at NBC Universal in the past. Two Senior Promotions at Havas PR... Read More >

Observer’s PR Power 50 Firms for 2016 and Insights for the Future

2016-12-20 by EPR Staff
Observer’s PR Power 50 Firms for 2016 and Insights for the Future

At the bottom of this article is a chart created from the list of 2016’s Top U.S. PR firms according to The Observer. The chart lists the basic statistics of each of the agencies. But there are also some of the thoughts and observations that were listed in the article for you to ponder. In 2015 there was an obvious overlap happening between PR, social media, advertising, and the like. That increased in 2016 and will probably fully merge over the next couple of years allowing traditional PR and advertising firms to offer both to their client base and do... Read More >

PR News from APCO Worldwide, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Porter Novelli, MSLGroup, Allison & Partners, B|W|R Public Relations, and FleishmanHillard

2016-12-16 by EPR Staff
APCO Worldwide PR Logo

Kim Gagne Joins APCO as Sr. Tech Advisor A former Microsoft senior director of industry affairs, Kim Gagne will now be the senior advisor for APCO Worldwide’s tech practice. He will be based in the U.K. and working out of both the London and Brussels offices. Gagne was with Microsoft from 2004 to 2014, managing the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe areas of their legal and corporate affairs matters. Beginning in 2014, he provided government and business relations support in Singapore as director of public sector policy. He then moved on to become senior director of industry affairs... Read More >

Careers at Edelman PR

2016-12-13 by EPR Staff
Edelman PR

Edelman's is the largest privately-held PR firm in the world, employing approximately 6,000 people, in 65+ offices spread over 26 countries. That being the case, there’s always new jobs on offer and transitions happening among the staff. Here are some of the current jobs available, recent hires, and promotions at Edelman (and their affiliates). Available Jobs @ Edelman You’ll need to decide where in the world you want to work. Edelman has five regions: The U.S., Canada, Europe and CIS, Latin America, and Asia/Pacific/Middle East/Africa. Just a smattering of the jobs listed on their website include the Director of Talent and... Read More >

Paperwork Is Important, Even for the Podesta Group

2016-12-09 by EPR Staff
Podesta Group

The Podesta Group is often involved in government campaigns and lobbying efforts – as evidenced by their strong ties to both the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. They know the rules of operation, the paperwork that needs to be filed whenever they represent agencies or governments connected to foreign countries, but OOPS, they didn’t keep current on their filings with the Department of Justice for at least two of these clients – at least during the time frame established by law. Their papers should have been filed (one in 2014 and one in 2015), but they just... Read More >

Profile of Dodge Communications

2016-12-08 by EPR Staff
Dodge Communications Profile

Dodge Communications specializes in healthcare PR with some connections to financial PR as well. Dodge’s headquarters is in Alpharetta, Georgia; the company was founded in 2001 by Brad Dodge and currently have over 60 employees. Dodge is a member of Myelin Communications, and since their inception they’ve helped close to 300 clients to enhance thought leadership, strengthen brands, and increase sales. Leadership, Clients, and Accolades Perks and Problems Getting a Job with Dodge Top Public Relations News: Leadership, Clients, and Accolades Brad Dodge, president and founder of Dodge Communications, started the agency because he wanted to provide all healthcare companies, no... Read More >

Sally Barton Leads U.S. Healthcare Division for Ruder Finn

2016-12-07 by EPR Staff
Ruder Finn Public Relations

Ruder Finn has been around since 1948 when it was founded by David Finn and Bill Ruder – neither of them is still around at the firm and Kathy Bloomgarden now serves as CEO. They are one of the largest independent PR firms in the U.S. and represent clients such as Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and Novartis. With such well-known clients, you can bet they are always on the lookout for top talent and creative approaches. During the summer the firm saw a few changes in their leadership, including the hiring of Sally Barton to oversee their... Read More >

Brian Communications Company Profile

2016-12-07 by EPR Staff
Brian Communications Company Profile

It’s difficult to separate the company Brian Communications from its namesake, CEO and founder of the firm, Brian Tierney. Leadership Brian Tierney is the CEO of Brian Communications, a full-service communications agency, offering consulting in advertising, public relations, content marketing and digital promotions. The company was started in 2010 and it’s located in Conshohocken, PA. Tierney used to be the public relations executive and publisher for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Tierney also owns RealTime Media which he bought with the help of venture capital firm called New Spring Capital. RealTime has clients such as CNN and Toys R Us. Tierney is also in... Read More >

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