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.
US 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.
PR, 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.
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.
Chevron 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.
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