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Grayling Has Been Clearing Their Decks of ‘Exploitative Clients’

2017-03-29 by Jason Tannahill

Huntsworth’s CEO Paul Taaffe recently spoke about Grayling, one of their PR affiliate companies, saying: "Broadly [Grayling] has become a happier place. We did client wins around the world last year, and we also fired a number of clients because it what pretty clear that, for whatever reason, they were exploitative clients." That may be part of the reason that Grayling saw falling like-for-like sales in 2016 of 17.4%, along with a restructuring process that began in 2015 and closing several of their offices including their Swedish office, Hudson Sandler in London, and Whiteboard Advisors – a US lobbying group.... Read More >

5WPR / 5W Public Relations: A Look Inside the Agency

2017-03-22 by Richard D. Pace
5wpr5W Public Relations

5WPR / 5W Public Relations Agency Re-Launches Website, Unveils New Look And Layout  5WPR is a top 20 PR agency in the US, has announced the re-launch of its website, www.5wpr.com. The new website showcases a fresh look and feel as well as a new user-friendly layout. The new site’s fully responsive design continues to highlight the agency’s client-focused and results-oriented approach to full-service PR campaigns. 5W PR’s top quality PR strategies have earned it several industry awards, including PR Agency of the Year, which was awarded to 5W by the American Business Awards for the third year in a row.... Read More >

5W PR Announces Representation of Wendy Williams

2017-03-13 by Aaron Sarno
5W PR Announces Representation of Wendy Williams

5WPR, one of the 20 largest independently owned PR firms in the US, is pleased to announce the addition of Wendy Williams to its diverse roster of clients. Wendy Williams is a media mogul, actress, comedian, entrepreneur, designer, and New York Times best-selling author, who is best known for her long-running Daytime Emmy® nominated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show.” “We are thrilled to be working with Wendy Williams and her team. As a force of creativity, the Wendy Williams brand is a pioneer, and we are excited to partner with her,” said Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations.... Read More >

PR Firms in Alaska

2017-03-09 by Aaron Sarno
Thomspon & Company

Even in Alaska,PR is important … here are some of the firms there that can help businesses build their brand, nonprofits get their message across, individuals, and events gain the ultimate recognition. Thompson & Company Thompson & Company is headquartered in New York, but they also have offices in Houston, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. They were founded by Jennifer Thomas, the principle partner as well as the CEO and president. Ariel Walsh Amand is in charge of the Anchorage office as the director of operations. She’s a native of Alaska and prior to her time in PR worked in both... Read More >

Global Fintech PR Network Launched

2017-03-07 by Jason Tannahill
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 Richard D. Pace
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 Jason Tannahill
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 Aaron Sarno
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 Richard D. Pace
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 Richard D. Pace
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 >

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