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W2O plucks a rival’s digital chief, two other tech vets

W2O plucks a rival’s digital chief, two other tech vets

Jo Ann Saitta, Larry Mickelberg (pictured) and Marcos Mendell are joining the healthcare specialist network.

DKC launches offering to connect clients with Black culture

DKC launches offering to connect clients with Black culture

Called DKCulture, the group will also advise clients on internal DEI issues.

BCW picks Kristena Lucky to lead brand solutions practice

BCW picks Kristena Lucky to lead brand solutions practice

She’d worked at Edelman since 2012.

Lindsay Peterson named MD of Golin Canada

Lindsay Peterson named MD of Golin Canada

It’s a newly created position in one of Golin’s fastest-growing countries by revenue.

Whole Foods alum Brooke Buchanan joins Edelman

Whole Foods alum Brooke Buchanan joins Edelman

She is an EVP in Edelman’s crisis and risk practice.

Porter Novelli launches Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion advisory service

Porter Novelli launches Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion advisory service

Conroy Boxhill and Sandy Skees are co-leading the formalization of the agency’s DEI work.

SEC Newgate buys Newington outright and merges it with sister shop

SEC Newgate buys Newington outright and merges it with sister shop

SEC Newgate has increased its stake in Newington to 100 per cent and merged it with sister shop SEC Newgate UK – the first step to rebranding all its agencies SEC Newgate by the year end, excluding consumer-focused Publicasity.

Just briefly

Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other PR news.

How agencies are supporting Gen Z employees in turbulent times

How agencies are supporting Gen Z employees in turbulent times

Gen Z calls for meaningful action from leaders in the wake of ongoing turmoil.

Allison+Partners buys NYC boutique Sommerfield Communications

Allison+Partners buys NYC boutique Sommerfield Communications

The deal will bolster Allison’s ESG and b-to-b capabilities.

Philips puts $300 million global integrated account up for bid

Philips puts $300 million global integrated account up for bid

The Dutch electronics company is reviewing creative, media and communications globally, and has invited four major holding companies to participate.

APCO Worldwide buys consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group

APCO Worldwide buys consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group

APCO says the deal will boost its social impact and sustainability capabilities.

Cannes Lions will go ahead in person, organisers confirm

Cannes Lions will go ahead in person, organisers confirm

Event was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Good Relations opens first international office in New York

Good Relations opens first international office in New York

Good Relations has expanded into New York with the first international office in the agency's 60-year history, PRWeek has learned.

PRWeek U.S. Agency Business Report opens for submissions

PRWeek U.S. Agency Business Report opens for submissions

The industry's biggest annual review of the agency sector is underway and PR firms are invited to submit their U.S. and global information.

Corporate and tech companies distance themselves from Trump

Corporate and tech companies distance themselves from Trump

The response follows the U.S. Capitol riot.

Executives from Google, Moderna, NAACP on Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer

Executives from Google, Moderna, NAACP on Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer

The firm convened a panel of leaders on Wednesday morning to discuss plummeting trust in institutions.

Bliss Integrated Communication joins Next Practices network after minority investment

Bliss Integrated Communication joins Next Practices network after minority investment

The combined firms expect to see $20 million in revenue this year.

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer: Plague of mistrust follows COVID-19

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer: Plague of mistrust follows COVID-19

The public especially mistrusts the media, the US and China, according to the research series’ latest report.

Analysis

Does Publicis M&A chatter show holding companies are undervalued?

Does Publicis M&A chatter show holding companies are undervalued?

Private equity has been looking at agency groups.

‘That person cannot be trusted’: Top comms execs throw cold water on ex-Trump staffers’ job prospects

‘That person cannot be trusted’: Top comms execs throw cold water on ex-Trump staffers’ job prospects

Executives were open to hiring outgoing Trump aides. That all changed with the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

CEOs and industry leaders condemned the attack on the Capitol and called for the peaceful transition of power. But many challenges lie ahead.

Season of change for sports teams with outdated mascots

Season of change for sports teams with outdated mascots

But the franchises are moving at different paces -- if they’re moving at all.

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

Tips from leaders at Google, Target and firms like Praytell, Hotwire and Allison+Partners on recognizing the toll COVID-19 is taking on staff.

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