PR Agency

Paperwork Is Important, Even for the Podesta Group

2016-12-09 by Jason Tannahill
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 Jason Tannahill
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 Brad Dodge, president and founder of Dodge Communications, started the agency because he wanted to provide all healthcare companies, no matter their size, with the opportunity to grow sustainably. In the 1980s he started in... Read More >

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

2016-12-07 by Richard D. Pace
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 Aaron Sarno
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... Read More >

Profile Of CooperKatz and Company, Inc.

2016-12-06 by Aaron Sarno
Profile Of CooperKatz and Company, Inc.

CooperKatz (CK) is an independent PR agency based in New York City; it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company combines PR with creative services and digital efforts specializing in B2B, education and educational institutions, government, professional services, telecommunications, transportation, trade associations, consumer products and services, financial services, healthcare, trade associations, healthcare, and technology. Leadership, Clients, and Accolades Ralph Katz and Andy Cooper – long-time work associates — founded the agency, and though Cooper passed away in 2013, his legacy lives on in the organization. Katz is the principal at the firm, but Anne Green is the president and... Read More >

Public Relations News: 2016 PRWeek Hall of Fame, Porter Novelli & Golin

2016-12-05 by Jason Tannahill
PRWeek Names Six PR Leaders as 2016 Hall of Fame Nominees

PRWeek Names Six PR Leaders as 2016 Hall of Fame Nominees The ceremony honoring the inductees will be held at the New York City Grand Hyatt. The six being honored have built impressive careers in the communications industry and their influence on the leaders from the next generation will be felt for years to come. Among those being honored is Lisa Caputo, EVP and chief marketing and communications officer at The Travelers Companies. Caputo tells people to “Go in with an open mind, so you don’t miss any opportunities.” Margi Booth, founder and chairman of the M Booth PR firm,... Read More >

Communications RFP Issued For Women’s Sports

2016-11-24 by Richard D. Pace
Communications RFP Issued For Women’s Sports

The Somalia TIS+ Project has issued an RFP for a Public Relations agency.  The project is intended promote good governance and community cohesion across Somalia. The objectives of this program are to: 1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets. 2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth. 3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future. 4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development. Role: Empowering and Supporting Somali women is... Read More >

News Happenings From Hotels.com, The Hoffman Agency, Sitrick & Company, and WPP / PPG

2016-11-17 by Aaron Sarno
Hotels.com Looking for PR Reps Globally and at EMEA

Hotels.com Looking for PR Reps Globally and at EMEA The possibilities for PR representation for Hotels.com are all rumor and innuendo currently, but those suggest that the company is looking for a large global PR firm to handle all of their public relations instead of entrusting it all to separate regional PR firms. However, though they are looking for a global representative, they are also looking for another firm, a creative PR group, for the EMEA area. The decision will probably be made around the beginning of 2017. It is expected that both new firms will be handled by Hotels.com’s... Read More >

News from APCO Worldwide, Finn Partners, Rosen Group, and Tilson PR

2016-11-14 by Jason Tannahill
APCO Worldwide PR Logo

APCO Study Finds Two-thirds of Senior Communicators Feel Out of the Loop Well, maybe not entirely out of the loop, but less than a third of senior communicators (CCOs) feel they are part of the inner circle when dealing with their CEO or other top executives. APCO also determined that 89% of those communicators have direct access to CEOs but only about half report directly to them, while less than 40% feel their voice is critical to business discussions and decisions. Conversely, 75% of the CCOs believe their CEO knows how important reputation is for a company. The two sides of... Read More >

News From Huntsworth – Hudson Sandler, Hill+Knowlton, Freud’s, and DeVries Global

2016-11-09 by Jason Tannahill
Hudson Sandler Becomes LLP After Huntsworth Sells Majority Interest

Hudson Sandler Becomes LLP After Huntsworth Sells Majority Interest London-based Hudson Sandler (HS), an affiliate of U.S. agency KCSA , just filed the paperwork to become a limited liability partnership. Through this process, Huntsworth, which bought HS in 2008, moved from being the majority shareholder to a minority one with a rumored 25% (or so) interest in the new entity. HS, however, has been independently managed all along, so the transition will remain business as usual for their clients. Andrew Hayes, HS’s managing partner, confirmed that with this transition the 40 staff members were given partial ownership and a chance... Read More >

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