Bliss Regains Independence
in Buyout Bliss Integrated Communication has regained its independence as a three-member management team has bought the $6.4M New York-based shop from Dudnyk Exchange advertising agency of Horsham, PA.
Omnicom 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).
Grayling 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.
Labour 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.
National 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.
Omnicom 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.
LA 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.
Myers 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.
APCO 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.
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