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Roll Call: Edelman, Ruder Finn and The Digital Consultancy - Posted 4 days, 5 hours ago
Edelman has named Stephanie Lvovich global chair of its Public Affairs practice, effective October 13, 2014. Lvovich, formerly executive director and global chair of the food and consumer products practice at APCO Worldwide, will lead the firm's global Public Affairs practice, which encompasses over 275 professionals worldwide. She will be based... [PRNewser]

15 People Business Insider Left Off Its 'Top 50 Tech PR' List - Posted September 12, 2014
ICYMI, yesterday Business Insider posted another of its famous clickbait listicles (not that we would ever do anything like that, cough cough). This one was of particular interest to the people in PR. It's true that "... [PRNewser]

We Hear: Edelman's Silver to Run MSLGROUP's NYC Office - Posted September 9, 2014
Today we received some rare worthwhile anonymous tips here at PRNewser: MSLGROUP will name a new managing director of its New York office, and our tipsters tell us that the name dropped will be Andrew Silver, currently serving as MD/global client relationship manager... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, RLM Finsbury and More - Posted September 5, 2014
Burson-Marsteller has hired Rowan Benecke to lead its global technology practice. Benecke comes to the firm from Text 100, where he spent almost a decade. He joined Text100 in 2005, after working at Waggener-Edstrom and Zeno. In 2012, he relocated from Europe to New York to lead the Next15 firm's North... [PRNewser]

CVS Health Changes Name, Kicks Tobacco for More Than #OneGoodReason - Posted September 3, 2014
Go big or go home! Cigarettes are notably absent on the shelves of 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores today -- a month earlier than expected. In their stead comes a new name (CVS Health), a new tagline ("Health is Everything") and a new raison d' tre: changing the future health of Americans for the... [PRNewser]

#PRWin for Edelman: Named No. 2 in 'Culture and Values' Poll Behind Twitter - Posted August 25, 2014
To call Edelman's summer "eventful" would be putting it mildly. Following a tandem of misjudgments and bad press involving climate change and ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Is No. 5 on Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values - Posted August 22, 2014
Facebook placed fifth on the 2014 list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

What We Should All Learn From Edelman's Commitment to Become Its Own Client - Posted August 21, 2014
Edelman PR has been in a bad way lately -- not for their client outreach efforts but for what they have done to themselves. First, the global independent juggernaut ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Apologizes for Robin Williams Post - Posted August 14, 2014
After receiving a slew of negative coverage yesterday, Edelman has apologized for its post on using Robin Williams' death as a way to more aggressively promote clients in the mental health field. We apologize to anyone we offended with our post. We did not intend to capitalize on the passing of a... [PRNewser]

Edelman Clarifies Position on Climate Change, Executive Firing - Posted August 13, 2014
We have to admit that we're a little surprised that VICE has assumed the role of public relations overseer, but last week the publisher's Motherboard blog earned a lot of attention by calling out E... [PRNewser]

Edelman Has Some Thoughts on Using Robin Williams' Death to Pitch - Posted August 13, 2014
Today in ridiculous PR pitches: "Robin Williams' tragic death leaves consumers at high risk of identity theft." -- Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) August 13, 2014 Fortunately, we have not received any such pitches. But because the unexpected death of Williams has dominated the news this week, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would... [PRNewser]

Top Firms Would Do Anything for Money, But They Won't Do THAT - Posted August 4, 2014
Recently we reported on the large number of publicity firms willing to represent foreign dictators (turns out London has cornered the market on that demographic... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 31, 2014
Edelman will be PR AOR for the California Walnut Board and the California Walnut Comm... [PRNewser]

Edelman Goes Bipartisan, Hires Two Ex-Senators - Posted July 24, 2014
Turns out that the members of our country's major "lesser of two evils" political parties can agree on a shared love of two things: golf and lobbying. Today Edelman ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ruder Finn, Edelman, RLM Finsbury, And More - Posted July 23, 2014
Ruder Finn announced several new additions to its global healthcare leadership team: Elyse Margolis was promoted to the position of executive vice president/director, New York Healthcare, where she will continue to serve as client service leader for accounts as well as assuming new responsibilities for the New York team. Trina Chiara was named... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 17, 2014
Cohn & Wolfe opened a new, wholly-owned office in Bangkok, Thailand in order to "offer full coverage across Southeast Asia in advance of the much-anticipated official formation of the ASEAN Economic Community". Doug Buemi, ... [AgencySpy]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 17, 2014
Cohn & Wolfe opened a new, wholly-owned office in Bangkok, Thailand in order to "offer full coverage across Southeast Asia in advance of the much-anticipated official formation of the ASEAN Economic Community". Doug Buemi, ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, French/West/Vaughan, Nielsen, and More - Posted July 16, 2014
Edelman named Liz Lee its U.S. Digital Practice head; Andrew Foote will succeed her as general manager, Digital New York. In her new role, Lee will oversee all of the agency's digital operations across 14 offices in the U.S.; she will report directly to global practice chair, digital Kevin King. Foote,... [PRNewser]

Malala Yousafzai, Media Partners Push #StrongerThan Campaign - Posted July 14, 2014
You may be aware that today is Malala Yousafzai Day; the tale of a bold young woman attacked by the Taliban for daring to educated herself is as relevant now as it was when it she was attacked in 2012. Today saw the launch of a new PSA/social media campaign created by... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Warschawski, MMGY Global and More - Posted July 9, 2014
Edelman has named Cricket Wardein president, Western Region, effective immediately. In her new role, she will oversee the region's six offices, which are home to some of the firm's largest clients. Wardein, currently head of the agency's U.S. Digital operation, will report to Russell Dubner, president and CEO, Edelman U.S. and... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 3, 2014
Microsoft Australia has chosen Ogilvy as its PR AOR. This announcement comes just after Og... [PRNewser]

Edelman Makes Two New SVP Hires - Posted June 19, 2014
This week Edelman announced two new hires: David Ryan will be the firm's SVP of financial communications in Toronto and Simi Ranajee will be SVP of market access in Chicago. Before the hire, Ryan spent nearly a decade with Longview Communications, a Toronto firm specializing ... [PRNewser]

Culture: How Smaller Agencies Keep Up With the Joneses - Posted June 18, 2014
Can your agency say this? Few even try, so it seems. It is no secret that the industry of public relations is run by the "biggies" (e.g., Burson-Marsteller, Edelma... [PRNewser]

7 Experts Weigh in on the PR/Wikipedia Agreement - Posted June 12, 2014
This week brought news of what could be an historic agreement between top PR firms and the editorial community behind one of the world's most-used, most contentio... [PRNewser]

10 Top Firms Promise Not to 'Sockpuppet' Clients' Wikipedia Pages - Posted June 10, 2014
One of the PR industry's longstanding ethical debates appears closer to a resolution: the matter of ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Acquires Swedish Agency, Doubles Down on Creative - Posted June 2, 2014
As further confirmation of the firms-entering-creative-territory trend, today Edelman announced plans to beef up its European content creation operations by acquiring the Stockholm-based agency Deportivo... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, DDC Advocacy and High10 Media - Posted May 14, 2014
Edelman has named Wayne Hickey general manager of Edelman San Francisco, effective July 1. Hickey is a six-year Edelman veteran with more than 20 years of experience in communications and politics, with a focus on consumer technology, gaming and entertainment. In his new role, Hickey will oversee all operations, client service... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, OCG PR, Public Relations Global Network, and More - Posted May 7, 2014
Edelman has announced new leadership positions in the firm's Chicago office, naming Kevin Cook as Chicago's first chief operating officer and Una Pipic as the new chief of staff, effective immediately. Cook and Pipic will report to Jay Porter, president, Edelman Chicago. The addition of these positions is part of maintaining... [PRNewser]

Edelman Names New York President - Posted April 30, 2014
Following the promotion of Russell Dubner to President/CEO of its U.S. operations, Edelman has named his successor: Jen Cohan. Cohan will be president of Edelman New York effective July 1; she currently serves as global chair of the firm's consumer marketing practice, and in her new role she w... [PRNewser]

Edelman Names New U.S. President/CEO - Posted April 23, 2014
Today Edelman announced that Russell Dubner--who currently holds the position of president, Edelman New York--will be the next head and CEO of the firm's entire U.S. operation. Effective June 1st, Dubner will oversee Edelman's fourteen U.S. offices after running the New York office for six years and managing its ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Scores #3 Spot on 'Top 50 CEOs' List - Posted March 26, 2014
We're not exactly sure which qualities make a chief executive a favorite among employees, but Richard Edelman has them: he's the only communications chief to appear on Glassdoor's new 2014 list of the world's highest rated CEOs, topped by Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. In fact, no PR leaders appeared on last year's... [PRNewser]

Mark Zuckerberg Slips From No. 1 To No. 9 On Glassdoor's Highest-Rated CEOs List For 2014 - Posted March 21, 2014
Is Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg losing some of his appe... [AllFacebook]

Dottie Sandusky and John Zeigler Aren't Helping to Repair Penn State's Reputation - Posted March 12, 2014
Just under a month ago, Yale School of Management senior associate dean Jerry Sonnenfeld published an op-ed in USA Today praising Penn State's board for overcoming the Jerry Sandusky scandal by moving on rather than fighting. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Allison + Partners and Federal News Radio - Posted February 26, 2014
Edelman announced the arrival of Tyler Gray as editorial director, Creative Newsroom in the firm's New York office. Gray, who comes to Edelman after five years as editorial director for Fast Company, will lead Edelman's creative newsroom in New York. At Fast Company, leading a team of 15, Gray helped revamp... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, CommCreative and STRATACACHE - Posted February 12, 2014
Edelman announced former special assistant to the President and White House deputy press secretary, Jamie Smith, and former Senate Finance Committee communications director, Sean Neary, are joining Edelman's Washington, D.C. office. Smith will serve as executive vice president overseeing media strategies and services for the office, which specializes in public and... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted February 6, 2014
Edelman's Zeno Group ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Appoints New Head of Chicago Office - Posted January 24, 2014
In yet another revolving door announcement, Edelman named Jay Porter as the new president of its inaugural Chicago office. Porter was most recently executive vice president and global client relationsh... [PRNewser]

Edelman Trust Barometer Results: It's CSR Time - Posted January 21, 2014
The big conclusion everyone's drawn from the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer is that the public's confidence in both media and government h... [PRNewser]

The (Other) Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014 - Posted January 10, 2014
They'rrrrrrrrre Baaaaaaaaack! ICYMI: PRNewser rang in the New Year with a list of the people we considered the ... [PRNewser]

The 10 Biggest PR Winners of 2013 - Posted January 3, 2014
Toast of the town Yesterday we gave your our list of 2013's biggest losers, so now it's time to go positive (in keeping with #4 on this list) w... [PRNewser]

The Six Dimensions of Sharing - Posted January 2, 2014
To explore the sharing relationship between people and brands, PR giant, Edelman, surveyed 11,000 people in eight countries to develop "Brandshare," which advocates putting people at the center of brand strategy and provides a framework for prioritizing marketing activities based on people's interests and needs. The Brandshare consumer study found that 90... [SocialTimes.com]

The Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014 - Posted December 31, 2013
Represent, "Real" PR Tweeps! We at PRNewser know that speaking out ... [PRNewser]

How Does Content Marketing Relate to PR, Again? - Posted December 20, 2013
Tired of this question already? Get used to it--sponsored content and brand journalism and content marketing are here to stay (... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Zocalo Group and More - Posted December 11, 2013
Edelman has named Gail Becker president of strategic partnerships and global integration, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Becker, currently chair of Canada, Latin America and U.S. Western Region, will identify and advance strategic alliances and partnerships globally and oversee the execution and integration of those business relationships across the... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Ogilvy, King + Company and More - Posted December 4, 2013
Edelman announced the appointment of Glenn Engler as global chief of staff and director of corporate strategy. Engler will serve as chief of staff to president and CEO Richard Edelman, and assume the newly created role of director of corporate strategy, in which he will manage advancement of the firm's strategic... [PRNewser]

#TurkeyTalk: Yes, We Hired Dudes and No, Our Turkeys Aren't Filled With Butter - Posted November 27, 2013
It's raining men at Turkey Talk this year. In a revealing AP interview, Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman told us seve... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, 5WPR, Marlo Marketing and More - Posted November 20, 2013
Edelman announced that Spike Jones has joined Edelman's Austin office as senior vice president, effective immediately. Jones will oversee regional strategy and business development for the Southwest. Jones has experience working on digital customer experience initiatives and advocacy programs for clients such as Verizon, HP, Pfizer, Intel and Hershey's. Prior to... [PRNewser]

MWW Expands Amidst 'Independent Agency vs. Holding Company' Debate - Posted November 13, 2013
Today brings news that MWW has finalized its acquisition of London-based ... [PRNewser]

Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Ethics Issues - Posted October 29, 2013
NYSE Euronext served as the venue for Ethisphere's Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop, held last Thursday, and what a difference a year makes. in October 2012 Superstorm Sandy caused the ... [PRNewser]

Does Antonio Villaraigosa's Edelman Gig Conflict with His Herbalife Gig? - Posted October 23, 2013
Yesterday's announcement that former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would join Edelman to advise clients on public pol... [PRNewser]

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Joins Edelman on Public Policy - Posted October 22, 2013
...and the hits just keep coming: Edelman has tapped former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to work in a "senoir adviser"... [PRNewser]

PR 'Matriarch' Ruth Edelman, 1929-2013 - Posted October 21, 2013
Today brings news that in some way touches everyone in the public relations industry: Ruth Edelman, who helped build husband Daniel's eponymous firm into the world's largest, died this weekend at 84 after a brief battle with leukemia. The ... [PRNewser]

Coal Rep's Climate Change Spin Sparks PR Ethics Debate - Posted October 16, 2013
How does a PR rep handle the conflict inherent in representing The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, an organization created to increase coal exportation in the northwest US, with a history working for the EPA? The two organizations could not be more ideologically opposed to one another. In this extremely off-the-record... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, NRDC and Big Fish - Posted October 16, 2013
To support the growth of its Creative Newsroom offering, Edelman announced a number of senior hires with print and digital media, TV and traditional ad agency experience. Edelman's Creative Newsroom is intended to help clients monitor and respond, in real time, with planned brand-relevant stories and creative assets to the conversations... [PRNewser]

The Secret to Winning CSR: Become a Better Company - Posted October 10, 2013
We just read this month's Harvard Business Review piece on corporate reputation by former Edelman vice chairman and Walmart... [PRNewser]

New Edelman Advisor: 'PR Needs to Grow Up' - Posted September 30, 2013
Back in March, Edelman advisor Steve Rubel told us that upcoming PR professionals need to "look at the bigger picture" a... [PRNewser]

More Brands Paying to Distribute Earned Media Mentions - Posted August 27, 2013
Here's another story about how PR and marketing should be best friends: more brands are spending money to bring at... [PRNewser]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? (Part 2) - Posted August 1, 2013
Yesterday we shared some of the many third-party predictions and analyses of the Publicis... [PRNewser]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? - Posted July 31, 2013
We've all heard enough about this weekend's Publicis/Omnicom merger to know that it's too big for our limited minds to even fathom, much less evaluate. So many questions followed: will it lead to mass layoffs or protracted battles over antitrust laws? Will it doom boutique agencies that ... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call: NBCUniversal, Marketwired, Edelman and More - Posted June 5, 2013
Russell Hampton has joined NBCUniversal in the newly created role of executive vice president of Franchise Management and Global Consumer Products for the Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives Group, which focuses on the monetization of cross-platform content, driving innovation, and architecting a digital strategy across mobile, social and the web.... [PRNewser]

Will PR Really 'Rule Native and Social?' - Posted April 4, 2013
Today in No, We're Not Tired of This Debate Yet news: Phil Johnson, CEO of PJA Advertising, wrote a story for AdWeek arguing that the whole "... [PRNewser]

How Important Is Oreo-Style 'Real-Time Marketing' Now? - Posted April 2, 2013
After the Oreo team's big social media win dominated the post-Super Bowl buzz, a whole lot of people who had never used the phrase "real-time marketing" before started throwing it around like a hot potato. The point is that pretty much any business whose description includes the words "firm" or "agenc... [PRNewser]

The Next Chapter in the 'PR vs. Marketing vs. Advertising' Debate Is Here - Posted March 27, 2013
Obvious statement of the day: the debate over who "owns" content marketing, native/paid media and social will only heat up in the months and years to come as agencies fight (politely) for clients' money. But the latest chapter in this timeless face-off appears to be unfolding in record time. ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick CEO Says PR More Responsible for 'Big Ideas' on Strategy - Posted March 18, 2013
In a new Adweek interview on the future of public relations, Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky says that PR is increasingly "the steward of the... [PRNewser]

Yammer VP Of Marketing Dee Anna McPherson Assumes Same Role At HootSuite - Posted March 13, 2013
Social-media-management platform HootSuite has a new vice president of marke... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Edelman, Meredith Corporation, AOL and More - Posted March 1, 2013
Edelman announced that Kathryn Kranhold will join the group as executive vice president in the Los Angeles office, effective March 1. In her new role, Kranhold will drive reputation and crisis management and financial and investor relations, reporting directly to general manager James Williams. Most recently, Kranhold consulted with Brunswick Group,... [PRNewser]

On Facebook, Lines Between Paid, Earned, Owned Media Become Blurred - Posted February 28, 2013
Prior to Facebook and the rise of social media, it was fairly easy to tell the difference between paid, earned, and owned media and ad... [AllFacebook]

On Facebook, Lines Between Paid, Earned, Owned Media Become Blurred - Posted February 28, 2013
Prior to Facebook and the rise of social media, it was fairly easy to tell the difference between paid, earned, and owned media and ad... [Lost Remote]

Most 'Social' Brands Missed Their Chance to Shine on Oscar Night - Posted February 25, 2013
The media has rendered its verdict: Despite receiving the message that it's all about Oreo-style "real time marketing", brands promoting themselves during last night's Academy Awards (or "The Super Bowl for women" if you're a sexist) did not measure up to their Game Day peers, despite paying premium prices for 30-second... [PRNewser]

Trojan's 'Condom Cab' Stunt Might Not Make It Past City Hall - Posted February 13, 2013
Trojan's promotional stunts just never seem to get off (yep, bad puns already) without a hitch. This time, the company's Valentine's Day plans have hit a road block. Trojan ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Trust Barometer Uncovers 'Crisis in Leadership' - Posted January 23, 2013
Edelman PR just released its annual "Trust Barometer" for 2013--and its findings contain both expected and surprising results. The study's theme is "crisis of leadership", and its most significant finding is that fewer than one in five respondents (out of more than 30,000 worldwide) believe that "a business or governmental leader... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Bluefin Labs, R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Dentsu and Mitchell - Posted January 4, 2013
Bluefin Labs announced that former Nielsen executive Scott Grunther will join the team as senior vice president and general manager of media products. In this new role, Grunther will work closely with TV networks to help them leverage social TV insights from Bluefin Labs to drive ad sales and strategic programming... [PRNewser]

Notable Quotes from 2012 Events - Posted December 17, 2012
Savvy presenters at business events know the audience is there to hear candid comments, fresh insights, and surprising anecdotes--not ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and More - Posted December 14, 2012
In 2013 IndoPacific Edelman will celebrate 20 years of strategic communications in Indonesia with a new name and a new vision. Effective February 1st 2013, the firm will rebrand as Edelman Indonesia. As IndoPacific Edelman prepares to rebrand as Edelman Indonesia, the firm has released a video about its heritage in... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted December 6, 2012
Friendly's Ice Cream selected Regan Communications Group Inc. as its public relations agency of record. The Boston-based restaurant chain emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Metia, Robin Leedy & Associates, and More - Posted November 28, 2012
Edelman announced the appointment of Jennifer Cohan as chair of the global consumer practice, effective January 2, 2013. Cohan will be based in New York and report to Alan VanderMolen, vice chairman, DJE Holdings and president & CEO, Global Practices. Cohan, currently managing director at GolinHarris International, Inc. in New York,... [PRNewser]

Edelman Names Robert Phillips to New Global Engagement/Strategy Role - Posted November 15, 2012
Today Edelman PR named Robert Phillips to the newly created position of global chair, Public Engagement and Future Strategies; the purpose of the new position is to "ensure that the firm is at the forefront of communication innovation". Phillips describes the job as ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, INK & ROSES, Synaptic Digital, and More - Posted November 9, 2012
Edelman announced that Sonia Sroka has joined the firm as executive vice president and group head in the New York office, where she will provide expert counsel to clients across the Edelman portfolio in order to reach diverse multinational and multilingual audiences. Sroka will also participate in Edelman's US Multicultural and... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, NPR, and Shine America - Posted November 2, 2012
Edelman has announced the formal opening of Edelman Turkey, its 66thoffice. Edelman Turkey, located in Istanbul, was established in April of this year as an organic start-up operation. The office will now be led by Serra T rk B y kfirat, who joined Edelman this week as general manager, Turkey. She... [PRNewser]

More Charges Filed in Penn State Case - Posted November 1, 2012
Another chapter in the long, sundry case of Penn State and Jerry Sandusky further emphasizes the challenges faced by Edelman PR, L... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Mobility Public Relations, MWW, The Greenbrier Companies, and More - Posted October 26, 2012
Mobility Public Relations has acquired L&O Public Relations. Paula Larson and Ellie O'Rourke, founders of L&O Public Relations, will join the Mobility Public Relations team along with all of L&O's clients. Paula Larson has over 150 corporate and product launches under her belt, and she has created award-winning PR programs for... [PRNewser]

Poll: Public Respects Marketers, Ad Men Less Than Politicians - Posted October 24, 2012
In somewhat surprising and discouraging news, an international study conducted by Adobe and Edelman Berland found that the public values the work o... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Burson-Marsteller, Ketchum, and More - Posted October 12, 2012
Edelman has announced the launch of the Daniel J. Edelman China Group to oversee the expansion of its four service brands in China. Starting January 2013, the Daniel J. Edelman China Group will be comprised of four major lines of business: flagship agency Edelman, the newly created Edelman Digital, national firm... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum, MSLGROUP, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, and More - Posted September 28, 2012
Ketchum has promoted partner Amanda Sefton to director of its Global Healthcare Practice. Ms. Sefton will remain in London and will assume her new role on Dec. 1. During the transition, she will continue serving as managing director of the London Healthcare Practice. A search is underway for her successor... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: SHIFT Communications, SHADOW PR, Smithsonian Media and More - Posted September 21, 2012
SHIFT Communications has announced the addition of Victoria Shaw as vice president in its San Francisco office. She joins SHIFT with more than 14 years of communications and marketing experience working with organizations of all sizes -- from start-ups through Fortune 500 companies. She will be responsible for building SH... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Outreach Strategies, Ogilvy & Mather, and More - Posted September 14, 2012
Edelman has named Sara Jones executive vice president and group head for Edelman Los Angeles's Public Affairs practice. Jones specializes in crisis and issues management, devising strategy to mitigate complex, high-risk situations for clients, with... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, MSLGROUP, DKC, and More - Posted September 12, 2012
Edelman has announced two new hires: Brad Mays has joined Edelman's Austin office as a senior vice president in the digital practice, and Tim Hayden has joined the company in Chicago as senior vice president of mobile strategy. Together, Mays and Hayden will... [PRNewser]

Peters Moves from Edelman to Ogilvy - Posted September 6, 2012
In a surprise get, Ogilvy PR announced today that Susan Peters has joined the agency's Chicago office as executive vice president of consume... [PRNewser]

Edelman Nabs PSB's Berland to Head New Analytics Biz - Posted September 5, 2012
Edelman announced today that it has hired Michael J. Berland of WPP's ... [PRNewser]

Komen Runs Big-Budget Damage Control Campaign - Posted September 4, 2012
You may remember that Susan G. Komen -- the company responsible for turning October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) into a sea of pink-- pulled funding from Pla... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Shine America, ESPN, and More - Posted August 31, 2012
Edelman has announced that Cathy Barry-Ipema has joined its Washington, D.C., Health practice as a senior vice president. Barry-Ipema comes to Edelman after 19 years at The Joint Commission (formerly ... [PRNewser]

Penn State Moves Forward on Two Fronts - Posted August 28, 2012
Two of the parties involved in the ongoing Penn State child abuse scandal have decided to try and salvage their reputations--with very different goals, methods and results. On the one hand, disgraced former... [PRNewser]

Media Training Techniques and Trends - Posted August 22, 2012
Media training is a high stakes field with visible results: Flawless public appearances are impressive while faulty performances can be devastating. We recently checked in via email with three media training specialists at PR agencies for their perspectives on... [PRNewser]

Edelman Teams With Poptent for Video PR Push - Posted August 15, 2012
PR top dogs Edelman just announced a new partnership with the crowdsourcing video producers ... [PRNewser]

A Better Way to Do Internal PR - Posted August 14, 2012
They say communication is the key to every relationship, including the one between employers and employees. If you've got a staff, learn 5 ways to strengthen your internal PR strategy, and just watch as your workers become happier, and also more efficie... [PRNewser]

Mark Wahlberg Does Vitamins, Ground Beef - Posted August 7, 2012
Today Edelman announced that Mark "Don't Call Me Marky" Wahlberg, actor, producer and co-founder of an ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, M&C Saatchi PR, and More - Posted August 3, 2012
Edelman has announced that Adam Hirsch will join Edelman Digital as senior vice president of Emerging Media and Technology, effective August 6th. In the newly created position, Hirsch will help operationalize new partnership opportunities, platforms a... [PRNewser]

Report: Ketchum, Edelman Among Most Effective Global PR Agencies On Facebook - Posted July 26, 2012
The global public relations powerhouses of Edelman and ... [AllFacebook]

Research: People Want Video, Entertainment - Posted July 5, 2012
Edelman's sports, entertainment, and experiential division, MATTER, has released the results from its first-ever "Brand Engagement in the Era of Social Engagement" study, and 42 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they want brands to entertain them. Nearly a third (31 percent) of all respondents and... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Another Porter Novelli departure; A Council of PR Firms replacement; and More - Posted July 3, 2012
Porter Novelli's global president and CFO Anthony Viceroy is leaving the company, joining CEO Gary Stockman and CMO Michael Goldberg, wh... [AgencySpy]

Career Development Series: Tips for Finding the Firm That's Right For You - Posted June 27, 2012
Having a job is important, but having the right job is equally important. The PR industry is filled with firms large, small, and everywhere in between. Moreover, they're working with different clients, are staffed with people that have varying priorities, and have created a unique style that makes finding the right... [PRNewser]

Edelman Adds to Norton Business - Posted June 27, 2012
Internet security provider Norton has chosen Edelman as global AOR for the company's Symantec Consumer Business unit. The firm has been working... [PRNewser]

Across Manhattan, Ethics is on the Agenda - Posted June 21, 2012
Manhattan was abuzz about ethics on Tuesday, with high profile speakers presenting on both ends of the spectrum. Ethisphere's Best Practices in Ethics Communications workshop, held downtown, featured CEOs from ... [PRNewser]

Research: Audiences Are Entertained By Their Laptops - Posted June 14, 2012
Edelman has released the "Value & Engagement in the Era of Social Entertainment and Second Screens" study for the sixth year, finding that audiences are increasingly turning to their laptop computers... [PRNewser]

Edelman Runs Into Trouble Over Russia Restructure - Posted June 7, 2012
Edelman has restructured its management team and employee lineup in Russia, prompting push back from Russia's Solidarity trade union. The firm's Moscow office will now focus on practice areas including technology, consumer, and healthcare. Ke... [PRNewser]

Turett Leaving Edelman Health To Start Her Own Business - Posted May 29, 2012
Edelman vet Nancy Turett is stepping down from her position as chief strategist of the Health and Society group to launch her own consult... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: P&G, Hilton, Arthur Page Society grants, and more - Posted May 23, 2012
P&G's global external relations head Christopher Hassall is retiring on June 30, prompting a restructure of the company's comms team, reporting to glob... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MSLGroup, Edelman, Middleberg, and more - Posted May 10, 2012
Since Roll Call didn't go up in its usual Wednesday time slot, we have a special Thursday edition. MSLGroup has pulled together its food, nutrition, and beverage capabilities into one group: MSLGROUP Americas Food & Beverage. The new group ... [PRNewser]

Consumer Reports Roundtable: Who's To Blame For Rising Privacy Problems on Social Networks? - Posted May 4, 2012
NEW YORK: Consumer Reports' Kevin McKean shared a few statistics from the company's annual report on Internet privacy and security at a roundtable discussion held at NYU on Thurs... [SocialTimes.com]

Roll Call: Edelman appointments, The Door expands - Posted May 2, 2012
Edelman has got three executive moves to announce. Lisa Manley has been named the EVP of the firm's new ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted May 1, 2012
Russell Wilson, the college quarterback who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, has chosen French/West/Vaughan as AOR to... [PRNewser]

Edelman Launches a Global Practice, Reveals Results of goodpurpose Study - Posted April 26, 2012
Edelman has launched its eighth global practice, Business + Social Purpose, which will bring together the CSR, sustainability, and citizenship areas ... [AgencySpy]

Edelman Launches a Global Practice, Reveals Results of goodpurpose Study - Posted April 26, 2012
Edelman has launched its eighth global practice, Business + Social Purpose, which will bring together the CSR, sustainability, and citizenship areas ... [PRNewser]

La Torre: Firm Helping Penn State Improve Relations With State, Local Media - Posted April 26, 2012
Yesterday, Penn State University announced that it had hired two firms -- Edelman and ... [PRNewser]

For Transparency, Penn State Hires Edelman, La Torre - Posted April 25, 2012
Penn State University has hired two PR firms -- Edelman and La Torre Communications, a Harrisburg, PA-based firm -- as part of the effort to be ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: PepsiCo, Idea Grove, Weber Shandwick, and More - Posted April 18, 2012
Jim Wilkinson has joined PepsiCo as EVP of communications, leading the company's comms team. He'll report directly to company CEO Indra Nooyi. Wilkinson joins from Brunswick Group where he had been a managing partner since 2009. He also previously served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson. Former... [PRNewser]

Edelman Takes CEO Offering Global, Names San Francisco GM - Posted April 17, 2012
Edelman has launched a global CEO and executive position offering that will help execs with external relations and branding, organize speaking engagements and other face-to-face opportunities, and provide media training and oth... [PRNewser]

Facebook's Instagram Acquisition Opens Doors in Mobile - Posted April 10, 2012
According to GigaOm (a story that was mentioned during our chat with GalleyCat's Jason Boog this morning), bringing ... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call: F-H, Cannes Lions, Wendy's, and More - Posted March 28, 2012
John McNeel (left) has been named Fleishman-Hillard's global MD of strategic integration, effective April 2. He'll be based in New York reporting to CEO, D... [PRNewser]

Edelman Shifts Practice Focus to 'Employee Engagement' - Posted March 22, 2012
Edelman... [PRNewser]

How Do Your Elected Officials In Congress Tweet? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted March 22, 2012
You put them there, so you should understand not only how your members of Congress are voting on the issues you care about, but also how they're using Twitter (especially if they're sending lolcat links during a session...). PR firm Edelman took a look... [AllTwitter]

Research Finds Greg Smith Has A Point: People Don't Trust Financial Companies - Posted March 14, 2012
Coincidentally, Edelman has released some further detail from its Trust Barometer focused squarely on financial institutions. Give... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Grayling, Choice Hotels, WPP, and More - Posted March 14, 2012
Grayling has a new North American PR CEO, Chris Boehlke, who will lead the company's public relations groups in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los ... [PRNewser]

Research: 68 Percent Feel They Have No Control Over the Way Businesses Use Personal Info - Posted March 13, 2012
Results from Edelman's study "Privacy & Security: The New Drivers of Brand, Reputation and Action Global Insights 2012" show that people are growing more concerned about data security and privacy. Of the 4,050 adults... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted March 13, 2012
The Daily Caller reports that SKDKnickerbocker is representing Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law st... [PRNewser]

DJE Promotes VanderMolen to 'Activate' Edelman Holding Company - Posted March 12, 2012
Daniel J. Edelman Inc (DJE) announced this morning that it has promoted Alan VanderMolen to vice chairman of the ... [PRNewser]

O'Dwyer's Rankings Show 2011 Growth Among Independent Firms, IMRE Not Included - Posted March 6, 2012
O'Dwyer's has published the 2011 version of its independent PR firm rankings, with nearly half of the top 50 firms on the list showing double-digit growth. Topping the list is ... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call: Edelman, Weber Shandwick, MRM, and More - Posted March 6, 2012
Kym White has been named global chair of Edelman's health practice, reporting to Alan VanderMolen, president and CEO of global practices and diversi... [PRNewser]

The Case for Blending PR and Advertising - Posted March 5, 2012
On February 15, we reported on APCO Worldwide's purchase of ad agency ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: i.d.e.a., Edelman China, G4, and More - Posted March 2, 2012
Bailey Gardiner and Fishtank Brand Advertising have joined forces to create i.d.e.a., a San Diego-based "full-... [AgencySpy]

PR Pros Weigh In On Facebook Timeline for Brands - Posted March 1, 2012
Yesterday's Facebook Marketing Conference generated lots o' news -- a new Reach Generator and more data (real-time analytics are also coming), for example. AllFacebook has gathered up... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: GCI Health, NBCUniversal, Media Connect, and More - Posted February 29, 2012
GCI Health has announced three executive hires. Andrea Pellicciari joins the firm as SVP handling neurology, urology, and advocacy accounts. She comes t... [PRNewser]

Edelman Acquires Two Overseas Firms - Posted February 27, 2012
Edelman has expanded its presence overseas with two acquisitions. The firm is taking its first steps into the Vietnamese market with the purchase of AVC Communic... [PRNewser]

Harrington Named Edelman COO, Hass Appointed U.S. President - Posted February 16, 2012
Edelman has announced a number of leadership changes this morning. Matthew Harrington has been named global COO, a new position ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted February 14, 2012
Your lunchtime spot Caf Metro has chosen the Morris + King Company for a PR campaign intended to freshen up the 30-year-old brand. Messaging will focus on customer service, the restaurant's products, ... [PRNewser]

Komen for the Cure Starts On the Path to Recovery - Posted February 6, 2012
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (SGK) founder and CEO Nancy Brinker and the organization's president Elizabeth Thompson held a conference call on Saturday with affiliates to work on a path out of the PR mess the group got into last week when it announced it would cut funding to Planned... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Obama Campaign, Horn Group, Edelman, and More - Posted February 1, 2012
Former press secretary Robert Gibbs is once again working with President Obama, having just signed a contract to officially serve as a consultant on Obam... [PRNewser]

Research: Corporate Reputations Suffering from Lack of Citizenship Efforts - Posted February 1, 2012
... [PRNewser]

2012 Edelman Trust Barometer: Government Takes a Hit - Posted January 23, 2012
2012 Edelman Trust Barometer: Global Deck   ... [PRNewser]

Early Bird Special for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends Today! - Posted January 18, 2012
It goes without saying (but we're going to say it anyway): Social media is a big part of today's marketing and promotions efforts. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, the universe of social media options are endless. Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tools and tricks to make... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 12, 2012
Kellogg has once again chosen an AOR. This time, it's Edelman, according to Ad Age, which is... [PRNewser]

PRNewser Q&A: Three Tips for Making the Move to China - Posted January 10, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32391" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="China is just one of the Asian countries that PR firms continue to build their businesses in."][/caption] One of the perks of a PR job is the chance to travel far and wide. And, there are likely many publicists out there considering a move abroad, whethe... [PRNewser]

Twitter Splits With PR Firm Edelman After Only 3 Months - Posted December 23, 2011
After only three months, Twitter has parted ways with PR firm Edelman, which it hired to help educate the public about the network. It was a short, but apparently passionless, relationship. According to reports from ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter and Edelman Break Up - Posted December 22, 2011
The relationship was only announced in September, but Twitter and ... [PRNewser]

Research: More Than Half of Lawmakers Using Twitter - Posted December 7, 2011
Edelman's 2011 Capital Staffers Index finds an increase in Twitter use and influence in policymaking here and overseas. According to the research, 53 percent of lawmakers are using Twitter, up from 38 percent last year. Sixty p... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: 'Harper's', Edelman, Porter Novelli, and More - Posted November 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30786" align="alignleft" width="128" caption="Jason Chupick. Photo: Steve Bartel"][/caption] A congratulations to one of our own: PRNewser contributor Jason Chupick has been named VP of PR for ... [PRNewser]

PR Newswire Launches a Social Media Award Program - Posted November 29, 2011
PR Newswire has launched "The Earnies," an award program to recognize social media campaigns wit... [PRNewser]

Zeno Group Opening Sixth Office in Silicon Valley - Posted November 17, 2011
Zeno Group, sister firm to Edelman, will open a sixth office in Silicon Valley on December 1. The new office will serve as the firm's HQ for its tech practic... [AgencySpy]

Edelman Partners with DePaul University - Posted November 15, 2011
Edelman has partnered with Chicago's DePaul University's College of Communication for a line of course work focused on healthcare communication. The graduate program, which includes a "capsto... [PRNewser]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [GalleyCat]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [FishbowlNY]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [TVNewser]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [MediaJobsDaily]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [AgencySpy]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [PRNewser]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [FishbowlDC]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [10,000 Words]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The o... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of "Cubes," we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The ... [TVSpy]

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes at Global PR Firm Edelman - Posted November 3, 2011
In this episode of Cubes, we take a VIP tour of the swanky New York headquarters of Edelman, a global PR firm known for representing big-time companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Starbucks... [FishbowlLA]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted October 13, 2011
Microdesk, a business and technology consultancy for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, has chosen ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Health Barometer: Family and Friends Impact Healthy Behaviors - Posted October 7, 2011
Edelman released its 2011 Health Barometer this week, with results showing the impact that one's personal network of friends and family can have on healthy behaviors. According to the findings, 31 percent of responden... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: M Booth, CooperKatz, McDougall Travers Collins, and More - Posted September 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27663" align="alignright" width="159" caption="Tanya Zuckerbrot"][/caption] M Booth has hired its first director of nutrition for its Better4You practice. ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 22, 2011
The Marine Stewardship Council has chosen Dentsu Communications after a competitive search. The MSC maintains a labeling system for seafood and eco-friendly fishing. That system was introduced in 1999. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: 360 PR, B-M, Edelman, and More - Posted September 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27580" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Sarah Tyre"][/caption] 360 Public Relations, which is celebrating a decade in business, ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Kaplow, WE's Global Alliance Network, Edelman, and More - Posted September 8, 2011
David Richeson has been appointed SVP in Kaplow's K:Drive digital media practice, overseeing the firm's consumer tech business. He was previously at Porter Novelli where he lead the digital and global PR for the Gillette brand. ... [PRNewser]

'Holmes Report' Puts Edelman Atop Global Rankings - Posted September 8, 2011
This week, The Holmes Report published its 2011 Global Rankings, with Edelman moving into the top spot, ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, B-M, BP, and More - Posted September 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26767" align="alignleft" width="133" caption="Claudia Patton"][/caption] Edelman has appointed ... [PRNewser]

Launches Today from BW, Edelman, and Altimeter - Posted August 31, 2011
Social Readiness: How Advanced Companies Prepare ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted August 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26575" align="alignleft" width="208" caption="Exotic red bananas from Turbana"][/caption] Wheatley & Timmons has been chosen for PR and marketing ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, 'EW,' and LightSquared - Posted August 24, 2011
Edelman has appointed Steven Behm GM of the Atlanta office. He's been with the firm for five years, building its crisis, risk, and public affairs practice in the Southeast. He's also served as the firm's associate director for the national crisis and risk practice. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: CNN, Allison & Partners, Carol's Daughter, and More - Posted August 17, 2011
Neel Khairzada has joined CNN as the publicist for correspondent Erin Burnett and her upcoming program. She spent the previous two yea... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted August 9, 2011
Fantage.com, a virtual world for kids between the ages of six and 16, has chosen Wonacott Communications as ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, NBC Entertainment, MWW, and More - Posted July 27, 2011
Leon Li has been named director of Edelman's public affairs practice in China. Li has previously worked for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the Chinese embassy in Argentina, and at private banks, including the Bank of East Asia. Richard Licata has res... [PRNewser]

Now That's a Statement! Pies, Punches, and More from the News Corp. Scandal - Posted July 19, 2011
Because this scandal needed more drama, someone ... [PRNewser]

News. Corp Adds To PR Team As Scandal Continues To Spread - Posted July 18, 2011
News Corp.'s PR response continues with the addition of Steven Rubenstein to the public relations effort. According to ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Launches Its Latest Influence Measurement Tools - Posted July 14, 2011
Edelman has introduced the 2.0 version of TweetLevel and a brand new digital tool, BlogLevel. Both tools measure online influence using a proprietary algorithm ... [PRNewser]

News Corp. Hires Edelman - Posted July 14, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24234" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Getty"][/caption] News Corp. has brought on ... [PRNewser]

StrategyOne Acquires Market Research Company - Posted July 12, 2011
Edelman's research company StrategyOne has acquired PluggedIN, a market research company that specializes in ... [AgencySpy]

StrategyOne Acquires Market Research Company - Posted July 12, 2011
Edelman's research company StrategyOne has acquired PluggedIN, a market research company that specializes in ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman Scoops Williams from the BBC, M Booth, and More - Posted July 6, 2011
BBC's director of communications, Ed Williams, will be leaving the news organization to join Edelman as CEO of the firm's U.K. busine... [PRNewser]

Kundred Joins Edelman as Western Regional President - Posted June 9, 2011
Curt Kundred is joining Edelman as the firm's U.S. president of the Western region. He was most recently regional president at Fleishman-Hillard, leadi... [PRNewser]

Nick Jonas and Quaker Chewy Are Looking for a Superstar - Posted June 8, 2011
Nick Jonas, the Jonas Brother, and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are throwing a singing contest! Today was the launch of the Quaker Chewy Superstar Search, a summertime contest seeking singing talent between the ages of eight and 14 years old. The winner gets a contract with Jonas Group Management, the chance to... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call: WE, MWW, IndoPacific Edelman, and More - Posted May 25, 2011
Tac Anderson has been named Waggener Edstrom's head of digital strategies for the EMEA region. He was previously the firm's VP of digital consulting. He'll be moving from Seattle to the U.K. to fill the role. Kathy Fieweger has been named EVP and GM of MWW Group's Chicago office. The appointment also... [PRNewser]

Study: Device Preference Differs According to Age - Posted May 25, 2011
Edelman has released the results from the fifth annual "Value, Engagement and Trust in the Era of Social Entertainment" survey (formerly known as the "Trust in Entertainment" survey), finding that diffe... [PRNewser]

Edelman Names Ng To Lead Starbucks APAC Business - Posted May 16, 2011
Edelman has appointed Derek Ng to the regional client relationship manager (CRM) po... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, Weber Shandwick Lead the SABRE Tally with Eight - Posted May 11, 2011
The Holmes ... [PRNewser]

Sought-After Sister Pippa is Popular - Posted May 9, 2011
In case you missed her -- and it looks like no one did -- Pippa Middleton stole some of the royal thunder at the A... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MWW Group, F/W/V, Burrell, and More - Posted April 29, 2011
More staff changes at MWW Group. Brett White has been promoted to VP in the Dallas office. He joined the firm in 2006 and has work... [PRNewser]

Edelman Named VW's Social Media AOR - Posted April 29, 2011
A little more Edelman news for the we... [PRNewser]

Edelman Has Growth Plans for Africa, the Middle East - Posted April 28, 2011
UAE's The National reports that Edelman is planning to launch in at least five markets across the Middle East and Afr... [AgencySpy]

Edelman Has Growth Plans for Africa, the Middle East - Posted April 28, 2011
UAE's The National reports that Edelman is planning to launch in at least five markets across the Middle East and Afr... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, MWW Group, and More - Posted April 27, 2011
Kym White has joined Edelman as global vice chair of the firm's health practice starting May 31. She will work in the Chicago and New York offices reporting ... [PRNewser]

Consumers Seeking Uniform Messaging Across Industries - Posted April 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19776" align="alignleft" width="252" caption="An outfit from the Marc Jacobs 2011 resort collection. What size would you wear? Photo: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs"][/caption] New green guidelines are on the way. As we reported back in October, the Federal Trade Commission is in the ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman Announces New Digital Leadership, and More - Posted April 20, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19464" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Kevin King"][/caption] Kevin King has been named Edelman's global digital practice chair, with ... [PRNewser]

AMD Chooses Edelman as AOR After Competitive Review - Posted April 20, 2011
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has chosen Edelman as its AOR after a competitive search that included Weber Shandwick and ... [PRNewser]

Event to Launch Mashable Follow Taking Place on Wednesday - Posted April 15, 2011
... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted April 14, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19102" align="alignleft" width="314" caption="Edith Wharton's estate, "The Mount""][/caption] The Huggies brand has chosen Ogilvy & Mather as its digital AOR after a competitive review. Ogilvy has previously h... [PRNewser]

PostRank Analyzes Sharing of Content from Large Agencies - Posted March 24, 2011
PostRank, an Ontario, Canada-based company that measures and monitors social Web data, has taken a closer look at how much content from large PR firms was shared across Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, comments, and trackbacks during the month of February. Overall, ... [PRNewser]

Kimberly-Clark North American Brands Select Ketchum - Posted March 22, 2011
Kimberly-Clark North American Family Care Brands has selected Ketchum as AOR after a competitive pitch. Ketchum has worked with their new client since 2001. The firm will handle a variety of brands including Kleenex, Scott, and Cottonelle. Ketchum will manage social media strategi... [PRNewser]

Hilton Selects Edelman As Global AOR - Posted March 11, 2011
Hilton Worldwide has selected Edelman as global AOR after a six-month competitive review. The multi-million-dollar account also includes AOR for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Work will include services for ... [PRNewser]

Kraft Is On A PR Binge - Posted March 9, 2011
... [PRNewser]

Dannon Pitch Gets Stung by FTC - Posted December 21, 2010
For a couple of years now, we've been listening to Jamie Lee Curtis tout the digestive benefits of eating Dannon's Activia yogurt. Well, no more. The company has to pay $21 million in settlements following the FTC ruling that Activia's promise to relieve "occasional irregul... [AgencySpy]

10 Facebook Pages Every PR Pro Should Follow? - Posted December 3, 2010
Our friends at AllFacebook have compiled a list of Facebook pages that they say every PR professional should 'Like.' Among the folks on there: Edelman, PRSA, ... [PRNewser]

Survey: Eight in 10 Consumers in Emerging Markets Expect Brands To Support Causes - Posted November 5, 2010
Findings from the fourth annual 2010 Edelman goodpurpose global Study show that about eight in 10 consumers in emerging markets expect brands to do something in support of good causes. In Brazil, 87 percent sh... [PRNewser]

Corporate Reputation: Everybody's Watching - Posted October 20, 2010
Interest in corporate reputation is up, reports the Christian Science Monitor. It cites a NYSE-Euronext survey of 325 CEOs worldwide, which "foun... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Shane Goes to Juniper; Kanareck Joins Fleishman; Brent Relocates; and More - Posted October 15, 2010
Former HP VP David Shane has joined Juniper Networks as VP of corporate communications. PRNewser reported in August that Shane was leaving HP to start his own firm. Shane will lead Junipe... [PRNewser]

Edelman Launches Consultancy Focused on Millennials - Posted October 14, 2010
Edelman has launched 8095 Live in the United States, an online market research community that brands can access for a focus group of 500 millennials. The firm has als... [PRNewser]

Boomers and Millennials Have Similar Tech Practices - Posted October 12, 2010
While the boomer generation may not be the first group to run out and buy the latest technology, they're nearly as likely as younger generations to own computers, access the Web on a daily basis, and own gadgets like mobile phones. So says this Ad Age article, which presents evidence debunki... [PRNewser]

Edelman Acquires Dutch Firm - Posted October 8, 2010
Edelman has made its third acquisition in recent weeks: Hinfelaar PR, a Dutch firm specializing in health and food communications. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Hinfelaar brings seven PR pros to the firm's Netherlands operation, which has about 4.2 million Euros in revenues and 50 staff members. Hinfelaar's client roster in... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, Edelman, APCO, and More - Posted October 8, 2010
Ogilvy PR has appointed Jason Stolarczyk as SVP and ??Shelley Risk as VP of the firm's Western US technology practice. Stolarczyk has 15 years of PR experience, including recent work with IBM and Microsoft. Risk was most recently with Horn Group... [PRNewser]

Edelman Launches Integrated Marketing Unit - Posted October 4, 2010
Today, Edelman launched an integrated marketing unit that offers graphic design services, direct consumer advertising, event production and mobile marketing, and other branding and marketing services. Called ... [PRNewser]

Pitney Bowes Selects Shift Communications - Posted October 1, 2010
Pitney Bowes has selected Shift Communications to provide PR services for its Business Insight unit starting October 1. ... [PRNewser]

Tech News Is All About Apple - Posted September 28, 2010
A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence found that Apple dominates tech news, with 15.1 percent of tech articles focused on t... [PRNewser]

Edelman Acquires Vollmer - Posted September 27, 2010
Edelman has acquired Vollmer Public Relations, "the largest independent PR firm based in the Southwest," according to the press release. The terms o... [PRNewser]

Pepsi Refresh Project Goes Global - Posted September 8, 2010
The success of the Pepsi Refresh Project has prompted the soft drink maker to expand the program globally to Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Pepsi will continue to fund the Project in the U.S. and Cana... [PRNewser]

Egg Board Launches Campaign to Address Recall Fears - Posted August 26, 2010
The American Egg Board has launched a campaign intended to calm nervous egg lovers over the recent recall of more than half a billion eggs. Ads placed in newspapers including the ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Promotes Both VanderMolen and Brain to CEO - Posted August 24, 2010
Edelman has announced two promotions: Alan VanderMolen to president and CEO of Global Practices and Diversified Insights Businesses and ... [PRNewser]

More on Edelman and Linden Lab - Posted November 19, 2009
Linden Lab, creators of 3D virtual world Second Life, has selected Edelman as the company's agency of record and the deal should be announced in a few weeks, a source told PRNewser last week. In a ... [PRNewser]

Second Life Creator Linden Lab PR Account Goes To... - Posted November 13, 2009
Exclusive: A source tells PRNewser that Linden Lab, creators of 3D virtual world Second Life, has selected Edelman as the company's agency of record. Reached for comment, Catherine Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications at Linden Lab, said the com... [PRNewser]

Edelman Buys Digital Grassroots Advocacy Firm - Posted November 4, 2009
Edelman acquired "bi-partisan digital grassroots advocacy firm" Grassroots Enterprise, the company announced today, after the release le... [PRNewser]

Survey: One in Five Political Staffers Have Changed Policy Positions Based on Info Found Online - Posted November 3, 2009
How big of an effect does your organization's digital work have when it comes to shaping public policy? The answer is maybe more than you would think. Edelman today released its Capital Staffer Index, a five-country survey of almost 400 senior staff in the U.S. Congress and European Parliaments. The results: 96%... [PRNewser]

Edelman To CEOs: 'Don't Just Come Out for Quarterly Earnings' - Posted October 28, 2009
Edelman CEO Richard Edelman said that CEO's need to be "private sector diplomats" along the lines of GE's Jeff Immelt and Walmart's ... [PRNewser]

Younger Employees Teaching Senior Execs Social Media - Posted October 26, 2009
The Chicago Tribune ran a feature story today, titled, "Younger employees help senior executives unlock social media mystery." Is it just us, or does this story have sort of a "duh" headline? Edelman gets some ink, including this quote: "We grew up with social media," said Matthew Clay, 23,... [PRNewser]

Survey: Majority Willing to Pay More For Socially Conscious Brands - Posted October 21, 2009
Edelman released their third annual goodpurpose study findings today. The study involved more than 6000 people in 10 countries and revealed consumers' "rising expectations of brands and companies in the social purpose space." The highlights: 61% of people have purchased a brand that supports a good cause even if it wasn't the... [PRNewser]

PRNewser Interview: Matthew Harrington, President & CEO, Edelman, U.S. - Posted August 12, 2009
Matthew Harrington, a 20-year Edelman veteran, oversees the firm's U.S. business, which includes more than 1,600 employees and 2008 revenue of $294M, representing approximately 65% of the firm's worldwide revenue. He currently provides counsel to a variety o... [PRNewser]