North 6th Agency Opens New HQ Office in SoHo

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NEW YORK — North 6th Agency, (N6A), a public relations agency based in New York City and Toronto, has opened a brand new office at 50 Greene Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. The nearly 8,000 square foot office will serve as the headquarters for the N6A NYC operation, with N6A Toronto serving as the primary office for N6A employees based in Canada. The N6A NYC office boasts a variety …

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InkHouse PR Firm Opens NY Office

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NEW YORK — Public relations firm InkHouse has opened a new office in New York City. The agency is based in Boston with offices in Providence and San Francisco. Nicole Bestard, a former journalist and leader at Spark PR and SHIFT Communications, will head the office as executive vice president and general manager. The InkHouse …

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Wendy Williams Signs With 5W Public Relations

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NEW YORK — Talk show host Wendy Williams has signed up with 5W Public Relations firm to handle her media promotions. 5W Public Relations is based in NYC and one of the 20 largest independently owned PR firms in the U.S. The agency employs 150 professionals. “We are thrilled to be working with Wendy Williams …

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Burson-Marsteller Names U.S. CEO

NEW YORK — Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations firm, has named Mike Fernandez a new U.S. CEO, effective immediately. Fernandez succeeds Michael Law who becomes Worldwide Executive Vice President. Both Fernandez and Law will report to Worldwide President Kevin Bell. Fernandez joined Burson-Marsteller in September 2016 as Chair, Global Corporate and Financial Practice to spearhead client development, strategy …

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Burson-Marsteller Appoints New President

NEW YORK — Public relations firm Burson-Marsteller has named Kevin Bell its Worldwide President, effective immediately. Since 2014, when he joined Burson-Marsteller in London, Bell has been its Global Public Affairs Practice Chair. In his new role, Bell will report directly to Don Baer, Burson-Marsteller’s Worldwide Chair and CEO. Working with Baer and other senior executives, Bell will manage …

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Porter Novelli Hires New Executives for NY Office

NEW YORK — Porter Novelli, a public relations firm, has hired several executives for its New York office. Julie Schumacher Ciardiello has been named managing director in NY, Peter DiBart creative director and Bruce Ginsberg senior vice president, business development. Porter Novelli is part of the Omnicom Group. As managing director of Porter Novelli’s flagship NY office, Schumacher will lead teams …

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Steinreich Acquires PR Fashion Firm Kenwerks

NEW YORK — Public relations agency Steinreich Communications Group has acquired Kenwerks, a leading fashion public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, headed by Kenneth Loo. All Kenwerks employees will be retained and will move into Steinreich offices on both coasts. The purchase price was not released. Kenneth Loo, …

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Mungo Creative Group Acquires Splash Digital Media

New York’s Mungo Creative Group has acquired San Francisco’s Splash Digital Media LLC in a collaboration that brings together two boutique advertising and public relations agencies. The acquisition combines two digitally-minded agencies and expands Mungo Creative Group’s footprint both geographically and in gaining new clients. “The move highlights Mungo Creative Group’s aggressive growth over the …

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New PR Agency Gagnier Communications Launches

NEW YORK — Dan Gagnier, most recently a partner at a globally recognized public relations and investor relations agency, has launched a new strategic communications agency, Gagnier Communications. Gagnier Communications is a full service public relations and investor relations agency that assists clients in critical assignments covering mergers, acquisitions, shareholder activism, restructurings, litigation, reputation management …

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Weber Shandwick Named PR Agency of the Year

NEW YORK — Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, was named 2016 PR Agency of the Year and Large PR Agency of the Year at the PRWeek U.S. Awards. This is the second consecutive year the firm has been awarded both of these top industry distinctions. The PRWeek Awards honor the best …

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New PR Firm Baretz+Brunelle Launches

NEW YORK — Communications veterans Spencer Baretz and Cari Brunelle have announced the launch of their new firm: Baretz+Brunelle. The former Hellerman Baretz Communications partners left HBC earlier this month to form their New York-based firm. Baretz and Brunelle will continue their longtime work as corporate and crisis communications advisors to elite law firms, high-profile …

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Nasdaq to Buy Marketwired

NEW YORK —  Nasdaq, Inc. said it will acquire Marketwired, a leading distributor of press releases for business customers. Marketwired services over 8,500 clients, including Forbes 2000 companies, private corporations and public relations agencies. Nasdaq wouldn’t reveal how much it will pay for Marketwired but the deal will be funded through a mix of debt and …

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