Luckenbill is a veteran of NBC and OWN.
The financial advisory company is searching for his replacement.
For the ninth consecutive year, PRWeek welcomes agencies and in-house departments to vie for this much-sought honor.
As COVID-19 cases go up, more businesses are mandating vaccines.
Media.Monks will offer clients one front door to walk in with flexibility to tap into capabilities and subject matter experts across the group.
The deal integrates the companies’ data collection and evidence tools.
Edelman launches Edelman Global Advisory; PepsiCo to sell Tropicana.
Edelman Global Advisory will be led by Basilinna founder and CEO Deborah Lehr.
The agency will deliver a PR and marketing programme for Galataport Istanbul.
The research and advisory firm rated AI comms tech companies that provide brands with customer and market insights.
As agencies face a talent crunch, they are re-evaluating their recruitment and retention efforts.
The firm also brought on Brittany Hershkowitz from BCW.
“Leveraging of the QR code these days is going to allow for all press releases to become interactive.”
White House recruits influencers to combat vaccine misinformation; Reddit hires Timo Pelz as VP of business marketing.
PR agency Milk & Honey has become majority employee-owned after transferring 55 per cent of company shares to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).
LLYC, the comms and public affairs agency focused primarily in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world, has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Spanish advertising agency China.
Downing will report to CEO Rob Davis.
Global segment leader Mark McCall said ESG services were in demand, as were comms services to help companies retain talent.
Ogilvy Health has seen turnover at the executive level since new global leadership took over a year ago.
A new bill introduced by Sen. Klobuchar, proposes removing liability protections from platforms that spread inaccurate health information.
Biles explains Olympic experience in Instagram Q&A; Delta ‘as contagious as chickenpox’; P&G CEO to step down.
Iselin's hire is one of several executive moves at the organization.
She will report directly to TikTok global head of marketing Nick Tran.
R&CPMK is Medibio’s comms AOR in the U.S.
She replaces Brandon Borrman, who exited in June.
The social-media giant expects a 'more significant impact' from Apple's targeting shift in the next three months. For now, it continues to reel in cash from a pandemic-induced boom in online advertising.
New head of comms at Twitter; Big night for U.S. swimmers; Robinhood IPO.
She joins the WPP firm from National Public Relations.
Corr Hanserd will align operations and supply chain issues with comms and marketing at the medical device company.
United Minds and parent Weber Shandwick are publishing a playbook with detailed advice on return-to-the-office communications.
The fast food chain introduced its new chicken nuggets with a campaign declaring, ‘We come in piece.’
Internal surveys are only the beginning. If firms want to advise clients on improving staff diversity, they must lead themselves.
This week's edition of the Vaccine Project Newsletter is 2,742 words and will take eight minutes to read.
The tool, which helps to pair companies and agencies, is powered by CommunicationsMatch.
Biles drops another event to focus on mental health; Olympians as influencers; How Activision Blizzard plans to address workplace harassment.
Deliveroo has appointed Ben Bailey as global director of consumer communications.
Lara will oversee the organization’s existing media relations and corporate comms teams.
A study by LinkedIn’s The B2B Institute shows marketers should be just as concerned with building their brands as chasing leads.
As Hollister's new PR agency, 160over90 will partner on communications and influencer marketing for the brand.
The Australia-founded company has 85 certified specialists and offices in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t think so.
The promotions are a part of the company’s U.S. expansion.
PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 2021 unveiled; Popeyes says goodbye to the chicken wars.
Dentons Global Advisors has acquired public affairs agency Interel for an undisclosed sum, the firm announced this morning.
PRWeek’s most popular honorific program increases in significance year after year because it holds up a mirror to the values shaping a profession that has never been more important.
Following a dispute, MDC shareholders will own 31% of the combined company, called Stagwell Inc., up from a previously proposed 26%.
The combined company will have global revenues of $2.1 billion and be renamed Stagwell Inc.
Milner will lead work on Edelman’s global Samsung account.
A study by MullenLowe shows Gen Z expresses ambivalence towards brands.
The NBA, DoorDash and American Express used Twitch to connect with Gen Z and Millennials.
“One of the unique things about our business model is that users are ready to pay for privacy.”
She has spent the last year as Cision’s global CMO.
She comes from IPG Dxtra, where she was chief strategy officer.
Hasbro’s Q2 earnings snapshot; Pink stands up for Norwegian women’s beach handball team.
Good-Loop has attracted big-name brands and funding from You & Mr Jones since launching five years ago.
Social-media platform sees overall top line grow by 74% as pandemic rebound and spike in user metrics drive growth.
Olympics officially underway; Kanye previews ‘Donda’; NFL vaccine policy draws backlash.
The Annapolis, Maryland-headquartered firm extended its relationship with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for another five years.
As one of the most unusual and problematic Olympic Games gets set to start in Tokyo, communicators and marketers are tweaking their normal playbook to take advantage of what is still a unique branding opportunity.
Anne Sophie Hurst, Eric Gonzalez and Maggie Philbin have been promoted.
Research from DS Simon found TV news producers plan to keep using remote technology.
Clubhouse also said it will no longer require invitations to join.
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Brand owner is continuing to put more money into media.
PRWeek Awards US 2022 nominations are open; How Sour Patch Kids became the most popular snack brand on TikTok.
The candy brand now has 1 million TikTok followers.
But hurry! There’s an early deadline of September 1 for your chance to be recognized on the biggest night in PR.
Nicol has spent almost 16 years at Hager Sharp and was most recently an SVP.
The brand is spotlighting the world outside kids’ screens.
AAPI community members were twice as likely to feel depressed or stressed, skip social gatherings or withdraw from friends or family.
Roady headed FTI Consulting’s financial communications practice.
This week’s Vaccine Project Newsletter is 2,650 words and will take you eight minutes to read.
The Meet Visa campaign includes a global marketing push and redesigned logo.
Linda Mills and Blue Origin’s comms team had to prepare for the unexpected while touting the safety of the flight.
Most employees want RTO flexibility and some don’t want to come back at all. How agencies are preparing for the backlash.
Group now expects to recover all of 2020's lost revenue this year, rather than taking two years.
Kickstarter is trying it. But can it work in the always-on PR world?
College athletes are finally getting their due. And it’s not just competitors in major sports who are cashing in via endorsement deals with brands.
People are ready to fly and airlines are recovering pandemic losses. To return to normal, challenges in aviation need to be communicated.
But judges see bright spots in agencies’ collaboration on award-winning campaigns and high interest in the PR category.
Interns may miss experiencing office culture, but virtual programs give agencies and in-house teams a bigger talent pool and more diverse intern classes.
But it may be months before other employees return to a hectic work travel schedule, if ever.
The tennis star has received the backing of sponsors and her peers in the sports world.
What if no fans are allowed? Or if no Tokyo Games happen at all? Brands are preparing for every scenario two months out.
Many consumers were elated about the CDC relaxing mask guidelines; many frontline employees were not. Pleasing both groups is proving difficult for retail brands.
Networks with offices in India are facilitating medical support, mental health services and vaccinations for employees affected by the deadly coronavirus spike.
But experts say government recommendations are just the bare minimum of what companies should say to staffers.
Reuters News will face tough competition with its subscription-based, digital content.
Custom content and b-to-b comms are key in building buzz for a safe comeback.
The Ad Council has developed a sophisticated set of dashboards to obtain insights on KPIs.
Agency leaders agree that sensitivity to BIPOC communities is top of mind.
Brands are driving greater purpose, but that requires managing risks.
Sure, there’s a lack of metrics for the emerging platform, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to gauge ROI or that brands should ignore it.
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.
As the flood of false and misleading health information continues unabated on social media, publishers find themselves in for a battle.
Employees are demanding companies communicate RTO decisions, even if just providing a timeline.
With its dancing docs and condom riddles, the platform is healthcare’s shiniest new toy. But is it built to last?
And experts on whether to use the booming app, why Clubhouse measurement is a bummer and how rivals plan to respond.
Last year showed that organizations need to be ready for crises they can’t imagine. Here’s how they’re using technology to prepare.
‘I never want to go back’ to pre-pandemic office life, says one major agency leader.
Individual agencies and companies need to listen to their female workforce, say PR pros.
Competition is tough for entry-level jobs for what might be the most battle-tested class of graduates in the industry’s history.
Accessibility and authenticity are keys to audio renaissance.
Why Reddit’s big game success was much more than a five-second spot.
Don’t expect a packed Gutter Bar this year, with firms not ready to commit to sending representatives to the event.
Comms tips for a legacy brand after a wild week of trading.
Agency leaders are playing it safe and planning to make some WFH options the norm even when most staffers are back at their desks.
And its strategy is purpose.
In-person interviews with players, coaches and celebrities will be sparse at Super Bowl LV in Tampa. Here’s what agencies are planning instead.
Effective communications about the importance of vaccination have never been more important.
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
Executives were open to hiring outgoing Trump aides. That all changed with the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.
CEOs and industry leaders condemned the attack on the Capitol and called for the peaceful transition of power. But many challenges lie ahead.
But the franchises are moving at different paces -- if they’re moving at all.
Journalists and other experts have flocked — or been pushed — to a platform that gives them more editorial and creative freedom.
Tips from leaders at Google, Target and firms like Praytell, Hotwire and Allison+Partners on recognizing the toll COVID-19 is taking on staff.
The federal government and the private sector will have their work cut out for them encouraging people to get the vaccine, and telling them how to do so.
The Biden administration will be night and day from the Trump White House, but also distinct from the last Democratic president.