Sears Hoping To Recapture Magic

2017-10-30 by Ronn Torossian

There’s really no reason to sugar coat it, Sears is not doing well. The company overall is floundering, especially after trying to buy and reinvigorate Kmart in past years. On top of this, Sears is struggling to keep customers in its store and has been forced to sell off iconic brands. Across the country, Sears locations are closing at malls, as American consumer habits continue to shift. Sears Bets on Nostalgia The company desperately needs to get more customers, so they are betting big on nostalgia this year, with the announcement that it will bring back the famous Sears Wish... Read More >

Nickelodeon Latest Network to Fire Someone over Harassment

2017-10-30 by EPR Staff

Heads are rolling at entertainment companies across the country as consumers focus more on industry-wide sexual harassment allegations. The latest brand to fire a creator for allegations of sexual harassment is Nickelodeon. The network, known for children’s programming and goofy kid-friendly game shows, recently announced the firing of Chris Savino, the creator of the animated program “The Loud House.” A network spokesman explained the move in a prepared statement: “Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon… We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free of... Read More >

News From Finn Partners, Racepoint Global, Crenshaw Communications, Edelman, and 5WPR

2017-10-09 by EPR Staff
News From Finn Partners, Racepoint Global, Crenshaw Communications, Edelman, and 5WPR

Finn Partners and Pharma Finn Partners has brought their corporate social responsibility and healthcare divisions together to form a new area of specialization … Pharma. Doing good is a good fit for the Big Pharma, they may have had some bad press in recent years, but for decades they have given back through charity and philanthropic efforts. Former Racepoint Global CFO Charged Edward J. Abell III, former CFO of Racepoint Global a PR firm in Boston, was charged at the US federal court with embezzlement from the public relations firm. Abell was the VP of finance at the firm as... Read More >

New NFL game caller breaks new ground

2017-09-27 by EPR Staff

Over a single weekend, Beth Mowins became a hero and a figurehead for young women and girls across the country. While she didn’t stand up to an oppressive government or complete some heroic act, Mowins did smash a particularly strong glass ceiling when she became the first woman to call a nationally-televised NFL game. Mowins called the game for Monday Night Football alongside another new figure in the booth, former NFL head coach turned color commentator, Rex Ryan. It was a happy day for Rex, but a truly auspicious day for Mowins and countless young women who dream of following... Read More >

Rapper Jay-Z makes public tribute to embattled QB Kaepernick

2017-09-25 by EPR Staff

The PR roller coaster that is Colin Kaepernick just won’t die. Even as the NFL seems to have left the quarterback out of this season for his outspoken views, others are taking the baton and running with it. Some, too, are making a public stand in favor of Kaepernick and his protest. Most recently, rapper and mogul Jay-Z stopped his first headlining New York show in several years to pay tribute to the embattled (possibly former) quarterback. Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z was well into his 90-minute set at Citi Field in Queens when he stopped to offer this: Dedication to Kaepernick... Read More >

Sox and Yanks in trouble with the League

2017-09-22 by EPR Staff

The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using technology to steal signs from the Yankees earlier in the season. In a scenario somewhat similar to the one that got the nearby Patriots in trouble a few years, back, the Sox will have to cough up some cash for the infraction. The New York Times was on the case after video clips were dropped off at the MLB commissioner’s office purportedly showing Boston assistant athletic trainer Jon Jochim repeatedly glancing at his Apple Watch during a summer series between the Sox and the Yanks. Jochim began... Read More >

Brits waging war on calories

2017-09-14 by EPR Staff

The British are known for many things. Delicious cuisine is not exactly one of them. Now, though, the British government is cracking down on tastier food in an effort to reduce the caloric intake of its citizens. Obesity Declared an Epidemic in British Kids According to Public Health England, obesity is epidemic in British kids, so the country is being forced to take drastic action. How bad is it? According to Public Health England, at least one in three British children are “either overweight or obese” by the time the graduate primary school. The regulators are asking food companies to... Read More >

PR News from MWWPR, Ketchum, Sunshine Sachs, Crenshaw Communications, and Weber Shandwick

2017-09-12 by EPR Staff

Joseph Rubin Joins MWWPR as SVP of Government Affairs in DC Office Joseph Rubin is now at the DC office of MWWPR as their senior VP of Government Affairs and Public Relations. He will work closely with Managing Director and EVP at that office, Amy K. Dacey. Rubin brings expertise as an attorney, entrepreneur, and experience in health care, financial services, fintech, travel and entertainment, and technology. His assignment will have him working on integrated campaign strategies and providing key insights for client on Capitol Hill. Though his work has been mainly with Republicans and that party, he is well-known... Read More >

Bortles not impressing in Jax

2017-09-11 by EPR Staff

Quarterback Blake Bortles was supposed to be the savior for the moribund Jacksonville Jaguars. He had all the skills: the arm, the pocket presence, the accuracy. Coming out of college he was a strong leader with a major upside. The Jags made Bortles the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. When he wore that hat for the first time, everyone was all smiles. Too Much To Blame Not too many folks have been smiling since. Blame the bad defense, the inconsistent running game or the spotty offensive line, but Bortles has not performed up to expectations. He’s shown signs... Read More >

Eastport Holdings: On The Hunt To Buy Marketing Communications & PR Firms

2017-09-06 by EPR Staff

Eastport Holdings, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a holding company for public relations, marketing, media, and advertising companies. They have been in expansion mode recently, looking for highly successful as well as relevant specialty and boutique shops that need more connections and capabilities to expand and so want to become part of the larger entity with its other related entities. In turn that gives clients the opportunity to get more done without having to look for other specialists than found in just one company. For agencies acquired by Eastport Holdings, they maintain their independence, decision making, daily operations, and service... Read More >

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