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.
NH 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.
Hiltzik 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.
Gov't Tech Contractor
Calls for Pitches Civergy, the government technology contractor that acquired New West Technologies and BION Enterprises this year, has kicked off an open RFP to tap firms for PR, marketing and advertising.
Iraq Renews Podesta's
$1M PR Job The Government of Iraq has renewed its one-year $960K PR contract with Podesta Group to "promote a better understanding with the US of its priorities and concerns," according to the contract between the two parties.
Ketchum Sings Praises
of Ecuador Ketchum has inked a $35K-a-month contract with Ecuador's Washington embassy, covering economic development, trade and tourism of the South American state of 14.5M people.
NY Times, Wash Post Vow
Sanctity of Editorial Representatives of the New York Times and Washington Post vowed to 300 at the Arthur W. Page spring seminar yesterday that running “branded content” (advertorials) will not compromise their mission.
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