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Most recently, Hall was head of comms for Velocity Global.

Dish Network vet launches Hallway Communications

Founder John Hall is looking for clients in wireless and future-of-work industries.

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Allison+Partners launches BrandgeistIQ

The methodology, launched in partnership with NetBase Quid, makes it easier for clients to determine their cultural relevance.

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Parody campaign tells women to 'eff urself' as abortion restrictions tighten

The campaign by Women that Fight, a coalition of advertising creatives, takes the dystopian view that women can protect themselves from abortion restrictions by abstaining from sex – and using a sex toy instead.

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies bolsters Latin America presence by acquiring JeffreyGroup

The WPP firm is concurrently expanding its Brazil-based shop Ideal globally.

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UN boss slams PR for ‘raking in billions’ by ‘enabling’ fossil-fuel companies

UN secretary-general António Guterres called out the PR industry for its willingness to “shield the fossil-fuel industry from scrutiny” in a speech yesterday.

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WPP brings Wendy Lund aboard as chief client officer for health and wellness

Lund previously served as CEO of GCI Health, which is WPP’s integrated, global healthcare communications agency, for more than a decade.

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Arketi hires health tech veteran Judson Phillips

Phillips has worked at companies including BioIQ, Advectis and Brightree.

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Omnicom PR Group names Michael Fleischer DDC CEO

Fleischer assumes the top executive position with DDC founder B.R. McConnon set to exit the firm.

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Spool launches VC, startup offerings

The business units will primarily focus on underrepresented founders.

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Sodexo Live brings on MikeWorldWide as sporting venues, events open up

MikeWorldWide will support Sodexo Live’s bounceback from the pandemic.

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Golin names Nina Bhagwat as global group director of DEI

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America names Ketchum as AOR

Ketchum is helping the nonprofit break mental health stigmas and expand access to care.

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Ditto PR promotes Molly Glennon to new head of crypto role

Glennon is helping clients with messaging about crypto’s reputation.

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Finn Partners continues shopping spree, acquires Winston Agency

WA will tap into Finn Partners’ geographic footprint, which stretches across three continents and 33 offices.

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House Democrats hold hearing on PR firms’ work for oil companies

None of the agencies under investigation attended the hearing.

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Arthur Sadoun unveils new top team at Publicis as Steve King moves to Europe role

King, who has been chief operating officer, leaves Directoire.

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Former Brunswick partners launch Jasper Advisors

Julie Andreeff Jensen and David Sutphen are co-CEO’s of the strategic advisory firm.

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Highwire PR secures strategic investment from Shamrock Capital

The injection will fuel Highwire’s expansion of its integrated comms and digital marketing services.

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Strategic Elements hires Kathy Didawick

Didawick worked at Blue Cross for two decades.

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Weber Shandwick Collective expands, rebrands diversity offering

New hire Nadine Redd Blackburn and Emil Hill are co-leading the specialty.

Analysis

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RIP, cubicle. Agencies are making the most of collaborative spaces in new office designs

With employees in person only a few days a week, firms are maximizing their time together.

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RTO lessons learned: 5 top in-house comms leaders on what works and what doesn’t

Getting employees back to their desks is proving more challenging than companies anticipated. CCOs tell PRWeek how they’ve gotten results, and the most out of teams in a hybrid environment.

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Uncomfortable or not, companies have to talk to employees about abortion

Many employees are scared, or at least unsure of how state laws could affect them, and they’re looking for clarity from their employers.

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The Great Resignation is over in PR

Recession fears and inflation are prompting companies to pump the brakes on hiring, cutting down options for job seekers.

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Silicon Beach: Agencies are flocking to Miami as city’s tech sector booms

And the VCs and ambitious, young tech executives are driving growth in other industries across South Florida.