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NYC nonprofit New Settlement hires Marino

NYC nonprofit New Settlement hires Marino

The firm will refresh the Bronx-based affordable housing and community development organization’s brand.

Just briefly

Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

ESG expert Alanna Fishman joins FTI Consulting as MD

ESG expert Alanna Fishman joins FTI Consulting as MD

Fishman will join FTI's ESG advisory service, helping clients develop strategies and communicate with stakeholders.

How agencies and companies are observing Juneteenth

How agencies and companies are observing Juneteenth

With equity and inclusion top of mind in the industry, acknowledging the day appropriately is critical.

Allison+Partners opens up shop in Miami

Allison+Partners opens up shop in Miami

David Baum will lead the new office.

Cannes Lions entry numbers dip as focus shifts to short-term COVID-19-era work

Cannes Lions entry numbers dip as focus shifts to short-term COVID-19-era work

Entry numbers to this year's Cannes Lions are slightly below those of 2019, with the 2021 event spanning two years of work following the Festival of Creativity's cancellation during the COVID-19 crisis last year.

Robert Leaf, international PR pioneer, dies at 89

Robert Leaf, international PR pioneer, dies at 89

The former international chairman of Burson-Marsteller is often credited with introducing the U.S. discipline of PR to the rest of the world.

Zeno Group outlines agency’s DEI progress

Zeno Group outlines agency’s DEI progress

The firm’s first Act Together report shows the number of Black employees and diverse executives both increased slightly in the last year.

Zenmark founding partners Greg Balla, Rob McDaniel join Addison Whitney

Zenmark founding partners Greg Balla, Rob McDaniel join Addison Whitney

The Zenmark brand will dissolve as a result.

Mary Jane Walker returns to Hill+Knowlton Strategies to lead US healthcare

Mary Jane Walker returns to Hill+Knowlton Strategies to lead US healthcare

Walker is a former press secretary for Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Real Chemistry names Mary Stutts global chief inclusion and health equity officer

Real Chemistry names Mary Stutts global chief inclusion and health equity officer

Stutts will join the executive leadership team and will lead Real Chemistry's DEI strategy.

PwC teams up with Edelman to launch Trust Leadership Institute

PwC teams up with Edelman to launch Trust Leadership Institute

Edelman is the company’s long-standing agency and partner on the continued education initiative.

Kite Hill brings on Jason Keller to lead digital strategy

Kite Hill brings on Jason Keller to lead digital strategy

Keller will head the agency’s digital audit and earned media amplification offerings.

Ogilvy PR appoints Lisa Bright, Charlotte Tansill to C-level roles

Ogilvy PR appoints Lisa Bright, Charlotte Tansill to C-level roles

Charlotte Tansill will be the firm’s global chief strategy officer while Lisa Bright will serve as the WPP firm’s global chief creative officer for its PR function.

Substack hires TrailRunner president Lulu Cheng Meservey to lead communications

Substack hires TrailRunner president Lulu Cheng Meservey to lead communications

The newsletter platform has more than 500,000 paid subscribers across its network of thousands of newsletters, with the top 10 writers collectively making more than $15 million annually.

Robert Phillips, industry legend, dies aged 57

Robert Phillips, industry legend, dies aged 57

Robert Phillips, founder of Jericho Chambers, former European chief executive of Edelman and legendary figure of the British PR industry, died yesterday (Sunday 13 June), three years after being diagnosed with advanced cancer.

Just briefly

Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

PR pro creates ‘swag for hardcore communications nerds’

PR pro creates ‘swag for hardcore communications nerds’

Warren Weeks is selling mugs and shirts adorned with crisis comms tips.

IPG launches fellowship program for Detroit college grads

IPG launches fellowship program for Detroit college grads

Interpublic Group agencies with offices in the Motor City that support General Motors, including Weber Shandwick, are participating in the program.

Susan Howe promoted to president of Weber Shandwick

Susan Howe promoted to president of Weber Shandwick

The 25-year agency veteran was chief growth officer and chief collaboration officer at the IPG firm.

Analysis

Finding the bright side of virtual internships

Finding the bright side of virtual internships

Interns may miss experiencing office culture, but virtual programs give agencies and in-house teams a bigger talent pool and more diverse intern classes.

‘I just booked my first business trip today’: Agency CEOs are once again hitting the road

‘I just booked my first business trip today’: Agency CEOs are once again hitting the road

But it may be months before other employees return to a hectic work travel schedule, if ever.

The agency game plan for India's second wave: Putting people first

The agency game plan for India's second wave: Putting people first

Networks with offices in India are facilitating medical support, mental health services and vaccinations for employees affected by the deadly coronavirus spike.

Minneapolis firms reassure employees in wake of Daunte Wright death

Minneapolis firms reassure employees in wake of Daunte Wright death

Agency leaders agree that sensitivity to BIPOC communities is top of mind.

Beyond just checking in: How PR teams are stepping up on wellness communications

Beyond just checking in: How PR teams are stepping up on wellness communications

From special Slack channels for parents to bedtime stories for employees’ kids, internal comms teams are helping staffers feel cared-for on a personal level.

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