SAN FRANCISCO — Real Chemistry’s revenue rose to $270 million during the first half of the year, up 21% from the same period in 2021. Highlights of the first six months of 2022 include the April acquisition of ConversationHealth, an AI platform that uses functions like natural language processing and understanding to make digital conversations with patients and consumers more accessible. In announcing the earnings, Real Chemistry said the agency expects to grow more than 20% in 2022 as a whole.

NEW YORK — Shelley Spector, founder of the Museum of Public Relations, will be honored with the Page Distinguished Service Award at the Page Annual Conference on September 18 in Chicago. The award recognizes leaders who have strengthened the role of corporate communications and public relations in business and society through service to the profession. In addition, Madan Bahal (pictured), co-founder and managing director of Adfactors PR, India's largest public relations firm, will be inducted into the Page Hall of Fame at the Page Annual Conference on September 18 in Chicago. The honor recognizes lifetime achievement in corporate communication by individuals who have made a significant impact on the enterprises they have served or counseled.

NEW YORK — The latest study from Edelman Trust Barometer finds employees increasingly expect their workplace to be a civil community where divergent views are respected. The research found that 78% of individuals trust their employer, as they have throughout 2022, despite waning trust in business, government, media and nonprofits.  After friends and family, the workplace has become the most important source of community, ranking above neighbors and religious organizations. The majority of people in the US say that their employers are doing a good job of keeping partisan politics out of the workplace and say it’s easier to debate societal issues such as racism and reproductive rights with their colleagues than it is with their neighbors, according to the survey of 7,000 adults in seven markets. Republicans and Democrats alike are pushing for more support on societal issues from their employers, with most respondents from both parties pushing their employers to do more on healthcare access, human rights, racial justice, and economic inequality, the research found.