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interpublicIPG Slashes Q1 Loss,
PR Posts 'Double-Digit' Gains

Interpublic today announced a $22.4M first-quarter loss, which was down from the $58.5M year ago deficit.
omnicomOmnicom PR Units Tick
Up 1.2% in Q1

Omnicom reported first quarter 2014 PR revenues grew 1.2% to $325.4M on an organic basis, outpaced by advertising (+4.9%, $1.7B) and customer relationship management (+4.2%, $1.2B).

McCauley: Happy Earth Day From Nuclear Energy's PR Unit
Land Ends at AOL
SardVerb, Rubenstein Front Raid on Allergan
DCI Bags Chile Tourism
MWW Plugs In Zeno's Mulloy for SF

 

 

 
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sitrickBankrupt Law Firm Trustee Goes After PR Payments
The liquidation trustee for the bankrupt global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has sued to recover more than $205K paid to crisis PR firm Sitrick Brincko Group.

british airwaysGrayling Defends British Airways
Grayling has staved off a challenge to its hold on British Airways' PR business, which covers the UK’s flagship carrier’s operations in nearly 40 European and Asian markets.

tar sands McCauley: Obama Punts Once Again on Keystone
Cornerstone Pushes for LNG Exports
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Weinstein, Dolan Reportedly Back Entertainment PR Venture

 
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Fri., April 18

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axelrodLabour Unleashes Obama's Attack Dog
The UK's Labour Party has given political operative David Axelrod a six-figure contract to help its leader Ed Milliband become prime minister in 2015. 

Michael KinsleyNational Newspapers Will Survive--Kinsley
Political writer Michael Kinsley, in a debut column in Vanity Fair, says most local newspapers are not “very good” and that national newspapers like New York Times and USA Today, which “everyone can read,” will survive. 

McCauley: Snowden Falls from Info Hero to Putin's Stooge
Glover Park Puts Capital One in Its PR Wallet
Sard Advises $500M Jostens Deal Blocked By FTC

 
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Thu., April 17

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john wrenOmnicom Chief Wren Hauls
in $18M in 2013 Comp

Omnicom Group CEO John Wren collected $18.1 in 2013 total compensation, showing a healthy 21.7 percent rise during the period in which the ad/PR conglom posted flat revenues and net incomes of $14.6B and $1.1B, respectively.

louisianaLA Eyes Firms for Pitch
to Woo Businesses

Louisiana's economic development engine launches agency search to handle strategic marketing and communications to pitch the Pelican State for domestic and international businesses.

cyber PR Pros are Top Targets of Cyber Attacks
NASCAR Expands Teneo as PA Exec Exits
Former President Carter to Trumpet Chicago Pub Club Event
Publicis Revenue Growth Improves in Q1

 
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Wed., April 16

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myersMyers to Head Warner Bros Global Comms
Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Clinton, is leaving a managing director slot at Glover Park Group to head communications for Warner Bros. Entertainment.

azerbaijanAPCO Advocates for Azerbaijan
APCO Worldwide has inked a two-month $50K agreement to bolster the image of Azerbaijan, the pro-western former Soviet republic 90 percent Muslim state borders Russia and Iran.

gs Forbes, HuffPost on Digital Journalism, PR and Native Ads
US Chamber in Shanghai Casts PR Net
PR, Press Much Face Each Other - PRSA's Walton
Solomon: Tale of the Tape: Putin v Obama

 
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Tue., April 15

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wineColorado Uncorks RFP
for Wine Marketing

The trade group for Colorado wine producers has uncorked an RFP to promote the state's growing wine industry to consumers in Colorado and across the country.

strubharRaytheon's Strubhar Flies
to Qorvis MSL

Corporate and agency PA pro exits Raytheon for a senior VP post at Qorvis MSLGroup in Washington.

obama McCauley: Hamlet on the Potomac Diminishes US
Sard, Joele Frank in Proxy Showdown
Bechtel Rapped for US Ambassador Hire
PMK-BNC Acquires Spokes, Forms Digital Unit
O'Dwyer Rebuts 35-Count PRSA Indictment

 
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Mon., April 14

News & Commentary:

selim bingolGM Ousts Communications Chief
Selim Bingol, senior VP of global communications and public policy for General Motors, is leaving the company amid its ongoing recall crisis.

frickNotre Dame's Frick Dies at 89
Jim Frick, one-time VP-PR for Notre Dame and the first lay officer at the Catholic institution, is dead at 89. He passed April 9 at his home in Naples, FL.

nashville Warner Exec to Rep Taylor Swift in New Firm
Health Insurance Spokesman to Exit for PhRMA
Book Review: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
TK Sings PR Tune for Johnny Rockets
O'Dwyer: Editorial - But Not PR Contacts - Are Readily Available

 
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Fri., April 11

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hassanNH Seeks PR Help for Fraught Medicaid Expansion
The Granite State is reaching out for PR agency help as it implements the vaguely named New Hampshire Health Protection Program, the state's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act passed with a fragile bi-partisan alliance in Concord.

jrHiltzik Handles J&R Post-Mortem
Connected PR counselor Matthew Hiltzik is handling the shutdown of the legendary J&R electronics/camera/music store in downtown Manhattan.

dig Interactive Ads Top TV for First Time
Patton Grabs Gabon
La Quinta Books ICR for IPO
CO Postpones Social Media Pitch Amid PR Review

 
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Thu., April 10

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virginiaVirginia Reviews Youth
Tobacco, Obesity Push

Virginia has launched a review of its $3.5M social marketing campaign to discourage youth tobacco use and prevent obesity.

lafargePR Firms Work to Cement
$60B Global Deal

Global cement giants Lafarge and Holcim have engaged PR counsel in their $60B blockbuster merger announced April 7.

colbert McCauley: RIP 'Colbert Report,' You Will Be Missed
Finn Partners Makes Moxtra
Prime Policy Group Cuts Ukraine Ties
Ex-BBC PR Head to Burberry
Weber's Tennessen to St Paul PR Post

 
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