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Grew in Double Digits in 2013

Independent PR firms showed strong growth in 2013.  Eight of the ten largest posted double-digit gains as did nine in the 11 to 25 category and 57 in the complete list of 127.
 
Wed., April 16

News & Commentary:

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.

G&SForbes, HuffPost on Digital
Journalism, PR and Native Ads

Print magazines like Forbes don’t have a readership problem, they have an advertising problem, Forbes Media chief revenue officer Mark Howard told Gibbs & Soell's annual "Welcome to the Global Street Fight" event in New York on April 11.

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.

american chamberUS Chamber in Shanghai
Casts PR Net

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is on the hunt for local PR help as it plans its 100th anniversary in 2015 to celebrate business ties between the U.S. and China.

waltonPR, Press Much Face Each Other - PRSA's Walton
PR people and editors “really need each other” and it will be a sad day if Twitter, Facebook, etc., completely replace face-to-face and voice-to-voice, said PRSA director Susan Walton. 

Solomon: Tale of the Tape: Putin v Obama
 
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Books 'Flash Boys' and the power of a story (D.M. Scott)
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Content LinkedIn emerging as a content repository (L. Menchaca)
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Creativity 4 simple steps to generate breakthrough ideas (J. Gelman)
Sports Univ. of Nebraska's talking points on unionization (Deadspin)

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SharePoint for Internal Comms., May 13-15 - NYC
Conference Board, Extending Your Brand, Jun. 18-19 - NYC
Beer Bloggers Conf.., Jun. 27-28 - Dublin, Ireland
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Tue., April 15

News & Commentary:

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
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Fri., April 11

News & Commentary:

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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Wed., April 9

News & Commentary:

civergyGov'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.

iraqIraq 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.

levy Maurice Levy Wants Hands of Gov't Off Data
Samsung Won $1B in Earned Media from Ellen's Selfie
O'Dwyer: Groups Can Bar People Legally, But Not Ethically
Rubenstein Arms Brady Center with PR
Stanton Serves PR in Bain Unit's Manischewitz Buy

 
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Tue., April 8

News & Commentary:

mastersPRSA Rejects O'Dwyer Membership
PR Society of America, after welcoming Jack O'Dwyer as a new member April 3, accepting a $440 credit card payment via its website, then cancelled the membership.

scotland Scotland Moves to Break Ties with UK
McCauley: CNN Rapped for Misleading Global Warming Coverage
Retale App Taps Gray for US PR
Stratacomm Execs Buy Firm Back From FH
Northrop Flies to FTI
Powell Tate VP to Super PAC
Apple Considered Firing TBWA
US PR Units Boost Next Fifteen Revenues

 
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Mon., April 7

News & Commentary:

vocusGTCR Takes Vocus Private
GTCR LLC, the Chicago-based private equity firm that made a run at Cision, is taking Vocus private in a cash transaction pegged at $447M.

acthar Kekst, Joele Frank Advise $5B Pharma Deal
McCauley: Run, Jeb, Run
Jewish Heritage Drives Ethics, Growth of Edelman
O'Dwyer: Be Open, Embrace Change, Say Page Speakers
Singer Guides San Bruno's Battle vs PG&E

 
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Fri., April 4

News & Commentary:

ecuadorKetchum 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.

pageNY 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.

greg burke Vatican's Ad Hoc Media Strategy
Mercury Bolsters PR Ahead of IPO
Meltwater Goes Public with $138M Bid
Charleston Wants PR Firm for MBA Program

 
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Thu., April 3

News & Commentary:

jeff ellerGM Taps Former H+K Crisis Guru
Amid Recall

General Motors has brought in Hill+Knowlton Strategies EVP and crisis guru Jeff Eller as the automaker copes with fallout from a massive recall.

richmondChevron Hit for Bankrolling 'News' Site
Media watchdog Media Matters for America is taking oil giant Chevron to task for its launch of a local “news” site in Richmond, Cal., the site of its 2012 refinery fire that led to a financial settlement of $2M for fines and restitutions.

Epiq Aids Brookstone in Bankruptcy, Sale
Intel Capital Invests PR in Merc's Delevett

 
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