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Most Americans Want CEOs to Take on Trump

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EdelmanA majority of Americans want CEOs to speak out against President Trump's policies and views, according to a poll by Edelman. (1 reader comment)

Building a Social Media Community from Scratch

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

By Copley Broer

Copley BroerA social media community can be one of the best places to build your reputation as a thought leader in your industry. It takes commitment and consistency, as well as a clear understanding of your brand’s voice, but an online community provides valuable insights that make the time and effort worth it.

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NFL Re-Ups Ex-PR Exec Goodell

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Roger GoodellRoger Goodell, the public face of the National Football League and among the most powerful figures in sports, is expected to sign a contract extension through 2024.

ReviveHealth: Every Brand Has a Story to Tell.  Who's Telling Your Story?

Bragman Takes on 'The Mooch'

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Howard Bragman with Anthony ScaramucciHollywood publicist Howard Bragman, who has extensive experiences in crisis, celebrity and LGBT categories, takes on 'The Mooch.'

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Bannon Vows to 'Go to War' for Trump

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart NewsOusted White House strategist Steve Bannon has returned to the alt-right platform Briebart News and promises to "go to war for Trump." (1 reader comment)

Trump’s Last Gasp on Public Relations ‘Hope’

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser Seitel Interim communications director Hope Hicks may have just assumed the toughest communications job on the planet, but there’s no way she could do any worse than her predecessor. (2 reader comments)

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Women of Color Discuss Barriers to Advancement

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Lisa Osborne RossThe barriers blocking women of color from top positions in PR were the subject of a spirited panel discussion at the 2017 ColorComm Conference in Miami.

Marketing Maven: Spirited Trailblazers Who Get It Done

Feds Say Calling Beer 'America' Is O.K.

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Tom HogueU.S. Treasury Dept., in an email to odwyerpr.com, which had said “America” on Budweiser beer bottles appeared to be illegal, said the labels were accepted on “our public certificate of approval registry.”

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SV&C Works Calpine Deal

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CalpineSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Calpine as it agrees to $5.6B acquisition by Energy Capital Partners.

Financial Services Communications Post-Crisis

Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

By Jackie Kolek

Jackie KolekTen years after the subprime mortgage meltdown pulverized markets and brought about the Great Recession, it isn’t just the financial services industry that has fundamentally changed. How financial services PR firms communicate, who they communicate to, and the tools they now use to do it have evolved as well.

'Beautiful' Confederate Statues?

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The EconomistPresident Trump bemoans loss of "beautiful" Confederate statues and monuments. There is little beauty in what those statues and monuments represent. (5 reader comments)

ObamaCare Vet Johnson Joins PhRMA

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

PhRMAPharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has brought on Juliet Johnson as deputy VP in its pubic affairs division.

PAN Plants Flag in NYC

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

PAN Communications, Inc.PAN Communications has widened its east coast presence with the addition of an office in New York.

Pentagon Pushes Out Warren

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Colonel Steve WarrenThe Pentagon pushes out respected media advisor and ex-Army colonel Steve Warren, a move bound to further strain the relationship between the press and Trump Administration.

Saudis Use Podesta to Slam Qatar

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi American Public Relations Affairs CommitteePodesta Group inks three-month $150K pact with the Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee to support boycott of Qatar for its alleged support of terrorism.

Airline Announces PR RFP

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Hainan AirlinesChinese airline Hainan Airlines is seeking a US marketing partner to help elevate brand awareness and corporate identity through an upcoming multimedia event to be held in New York.

People on the Move

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Heather MurdickVandiver Group upps Murdick, adds Shyrock and Woodcock.... Gavin recruits Savarese..... PR Boutiques elects board members... National Hot Road Assn. selects Hatcher.... Rhea + Kaiser gives Fiszer senior vice president post... Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications fortifies ranks.