Cooney Waters Unlimited

Naple Joins STG

Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mike Naple, an Obama Administration alum, has joined STG, the public affairs shop founded by Democratic operatives Julianna Smoot and Paul Tewes.

 

DeShong Checks In at MGM Resorts

Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongMGM Resorts International hired Debra DeShong as VP-global industry affairs based in its DC outpost.

O.J. Gets Parole: What Now?

Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe recent news that O.J. Simpson had been granted parole briefly set the clock back on the American conversation to the early 90s.

Sorini Samet Targets US Officials for Haiti

Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Haiti, Why Not?Sorini Samet & Assocs, which had been promoting investment in Haiti through the Association of Industries of Haiti, is now targeting US government officials and Congress in an effort bankrolled by the Haitian government.

CenturyLinkís Poor Image Is a Problem for PRSA and PR

Mon., Jul. 24, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Consumer Affairs CenturyLink Satisfaction RatingThe expected nomination of CenturyLink’s Debra Peterson as chair-elect of PRSA Saturday will focus attention of its 21,000 members and others on abuses of her employer and the other telecoms.

The Failure of Donald Trump's PR

Sat., Jul. 22, 2017

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser Seitel Donald Trump is a walking PR disaster; the original “Ready Fire Aim.” Sean Spicer went to work each day knowing that his function was unappreciated, his counsel ignored and his contribution to any public understanding of the Administration’s actions, virtually impossible. (2 reader comments)

Uber Puts Ballard in Driver's Seat

Fri., Jul. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Uber logoUber has retained Ballard Partners of Florida, which has close ties to the Trump White House, for its Washington lobbying team.

Corallo Resigns From Team Trump

Fri., Jul. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark CoralloMark Corallo, who was handling the fallout from the Russian election meddling probe, has resigned from Team Trump. (1 reader comment)

Raytheonís Esper Enlists for Army Post

Fri., Jul. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark EsperPresident Trump has recruited Mark Esper, who heads Raytheon’s Washington lobbying operation, for the Army Secretary post.

Publicis Posts 2.2% Rise in Q2 Revenue

Thu., Jul. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun today reported a 2.2 percent rise in Q2 revenues to $2.9B at the France-based ad/PR conglom.

Birthplace of Elvis Looks for PR Firm

Thu., Jul. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Tupelo, the Misssissippi birthplace of Elvis PresleyTupelo, the Mississippi birthplace of Elvis Presley, is looking for a PR firm to get national media to attract visitors. (3 reader comments)

Peterson Should Withdraw as PRSA Candidate

Thu., Jul. 20, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Debra PetersonDebra Peterson, sole candidate for 2018 chair-elect of PRSA, should withdraw in the light of fraud charges vs. employer CenturyLink and PRSA’s record of abusive practices.

Sard Verbinnen Grabs Deal Crown

Thu., Jul. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Mergermarket RankingsSard Verbinnen & Co. took the top spot across four categories in Mergermarket’s rankings of PR advisors to mergers and acquisitions deals during the first-half of `17.

Small Screens, Micro-Influencers, Growing Opportunities

Thu., Jul. 20, 2017

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins Media’s ongoing evolution has presented enhanced opportunities for brand exposure even as many consumers’ attention spans are shrinking, challenging brands to incorporate target media strategies that penetrate across various platforms while making an impact in less time than ever.

Walker Scores Pac-12 Post

Wed., Jul. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew WalkerThe PAC-12 Conference has named Andrew Walker, who ran ASW sports marketing and communications shop for three years, as VP-public affairs and head of communications.