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Taylor releases diversity statistics, shares them with Hold The PRess

Taylor releases diversity statistics, shares them with Hold The PRess

Two Taylor employees were part of the group that cofounded the initiative, which calls on PR firms to reveal diversity stats.

Edelman reports slight increase in percentage of non-white employees since 2018

Edelman reports slight increase in percentage of non-white employees since 2018

It’s the first time the world’s largest PR firm has released a full racial and ethnic breakdown of its U.S. staff.

Tom Goodwin leaves Publicis following combative tweets on coronavirus

Tom Goodwin leaves Publicis following combative tweets on coronavirus

The holding company parted ways with Goodwin after he tweeted about pandemic.

Propel adds broadcast monitoring to product suite

Propel adds broadcast monitoring to product suite

Israeli PR technology company Propel has launched a broadcast-monitoring product that covers TV and radio in more than a dozen countries.

Zignal Labs picks Lexalytics for AI-based NLP for Impact Intelligence platform

Zignal Labs picks Lexalytics for AI-based NLP for Impact Intelligence platform

The enhancements will help marketers and PR pros gain understanding of perceptions across media.

Onclusive expands media monitoring platform

Onclusive expands media monitoring platform

Essentials and Pro editions are new.

Tech Talk with Onclusive CEO Dan Beltramo

Tech Talk with Onclusive CEO Dan Beltramo

“Creativity hasn’t gone away. It will always be important, but the CMO was a very secondary C-suite figure until he or she embraced data and accountability.”

Covet PR acquired by marketing firm Power Digital

Covet PR acquired by marketing firm Power Digital

The deal will create a firm with $40 million in projected revenue this year.

Healthcare is bright spot for Havas as Q2 organic revenue dives 18%

Healthcare is bright spot for Havas as Q2 organic revenue dives 18%

Dependence on Europe means it suffered more than some rivals, agency group insists.

Lippe Taylor hire Seiden’s Kate Charles as chief planning officer

Lippe Taylor hire Seiden’s Kate Charles as chief planning officer

Charles to oversee the New York agency’s analytics capability.

Just briefly

Just briefly

People moves and account wins.

Zeno Group releases workforce diversity statistics

Zeno Group releases workforce diversity statistics

The firm’s U.S. workforce is 24.2% non-white.

Praytell bags Agency of the Year at PRWeek Awards US

Praytell bags Agency of the Year at PRWeek Awards US

This award was chosen from the winners of the four agency categories. All achievements were considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Deirdre Latour returns to Edelman to lead New York office

Deirdre Latour returns to Edelman to lead New York office

The GE and Pearson veteran replaces Jennifer Cohan as leader of the agency’s biggest office.

Around the (empty) office with MWWPR’s Bret Werner

Around the (empty) office with MWWPR’s Bret Werner

The agency’s president talks best-laid plans of moving into an office just before a pandemic hit.

FTI Consulting strategic comms revenue drops 3.8% in Q2

FTI Consulting strategic comms revenue drops 3.8% in Q2

The company blamed declining pass-through revenue for the dip.

Ogilvy’s Jennifer Scott joins NYU faculty

Ogilvy’s Jennifer Scott joins NYU faculty

She’ll be a clinical assistant professor in NYU’s School of Professional Studies.

Polansky: Interpublic CMG PR firms see high-single-digit Q2 revenue drop

Polansky: Interpublic CMG PR firms see high-single-digit Q2 revenue drop

CMG chairman and CEO Andy Polansky said that despite the pandemic, the firms “continue to outperform the sector.”

Finn Partners promotes Jessica Berk Ross with remit to expand public affairs

Finn Partners promotes Jessica Berk Ross with remit to expand public affairs

Robin Crawford was named head of the DC public affairs group.

Pandemic sends Omnicom PR revenue plunging 13.9% in Q2

Pandemic sends Omnicom PR revenue plunging 13.9% in Q2

The holding company’s overall revenue dropped 23% in the quarter.

Analysis

Rebound ready: AOR and long-term accounts reemerge after Q2 pullback

Rebound ready: AOR and long-term accounts reemerge after Q2 pullback

While not a V-shaped recovery, but agencies are seeing clients think beyond the pandemic.

By the numbers: PR and the Paycheck Protection Program

By the numbers: PR and the Paycheck Protection Program

Among the first at the gate when the program opened, PR shops have mixed reviews about the process as a whole.

Why the biggest PR firms can’t be Silicon Valley hot shops

Why the biggest PR firms can’t be Silicon Valley hot shops

Bigger isn’t always better. With startups, it can be a detriment.

Why PR firms have failed at executive diversity

Why PR firms have failed at executive diversity

Large agencies are taking a look in the mirror. What they’re seeing is they still have work to do improving the balance of their top ranks, according to exclusive PRWeek data.

‘One of the biggest change management moments we’ve ever experienced’: How agencies are helping clients navigate re-entry

‘One of the biggest change management moments we’ve ever experienced’: How agencies are helping clients navigate re-entry

Businesses are playing it safe in bringing employees back to the office.

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