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Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

Craft Media Crafts Saudi Blitz

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Craft Media DigitalCraft Media Digital is handling the digital, social, cable/network advertising push designed to increase pressure on Qatar that is bankrolled by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.

Media Moves

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Preet BhararaPreet Bharara, former US DA for Southern District of NY, signs on at CNN. Launches podcast with story about being fired by Trump for perhaps not returning phone call…Move over Megyn, here comes BuzzFeed's FitzGerald and Jones…. NBC's Langweiler rises from page to senior VP….Hurricanes Harvey and Irma power readership surge for Patch.

Whirlpool Appoints Akin Gump for NAFTA Lobbying Aid

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Whirlpool Whirlpool Corporation has signed a pact with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for help with tax and trade issues as they relate to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Ex-Sen. D'Amato Pushes to Expand Medical Marijuana

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Alfonse D'AmatoFormer New York Republican Senator Al D'Amato wants to broaden patient access to the Empire State's medical marijuana program, which Gov. Curomo signed into law three years ago.

Fake News Undermines Trust in Social Media

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Fake News keyboardAmericans’ inability to discern fake news from factual reporting has damaged Washington insiders’ confidence in social media as a resource for informing the public, according to a recent National Journal study.

SV&C’s Doorley Shifts to Brunswick

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan DoorleyJonathan Doorley, an 11-year veteran of Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Brunswick in New York as a partner.

Marketing Corporate Anniversaries

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Steve Barnes

The History FactoryPlanning and implementing corporate anniversary campaigns will be the focus of the Anniversary Marketing Summit, to be presented in Chicago by heritage management agency The History Factory on Oct. 17.

Lobbyists Coordinate Congressional Trips to China

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

US-China Transpacific FoundationThe US-China Transpacific Foundation has retained government affairs shop Capitol Counsel for help with a cultural exchange program designed to raise public and corporate awareness of US/China relations.

Ontario Seeks to Boost Profile

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ontario, CanadaOntario, Canada’s most populous province and home to its largest city Toronto and national capital Ottawa, has hired SKDKnickerbocker to raise its profile in areas of trade and other issues that affect its ties with the US.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Flanders - State of the ArtFleishmanHillard Fishburn finds Flanders Investment & Trade on its client roster. Conundrum lands La Bella Donna "alternative" cosmetics marketers. Rubenstein reps National Urban Technology Center.

Knowles Joins Cornerstone

Wed., Sep. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Camila KnowlesCamila Knowles, Georgia's commissioner of community affairs, will move to Cornerstone Government Affairs Oct. 1 as senior VP in Atlanta.

College Students Flunk First Amendment

Wed., Sep. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

first amendmentCollege students are clueless when it comes understanding First Amendment protections, according to a survey conducted by the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution. (4 reader comments)

Ex-Louisiana Senator Targets Congress for Flood Relief

Wed., Sep. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

david vitterDavid Vitter, the retired Louisiana Senator who joined Omnicom’s Mercury global strategy firm in February, is lobbying former colleagues and the Trump administration on flood-related matters.

Media Moves

Wed., Sep. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham gets 10 pm slot at Fox News....Matthew Smith exits Dr. Oz show for gay social media site Hornet....Thomas Frank, who was forced to resign at CNN for retracted story about The Mooch, reemerges at BuzzFeed.

Citizen Relations Adds New Narrative

Wed., Sep. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Daryl McCulloughCitizen Relations acquired experiential and influencer marketing specialist The Narrative Group to bolster its strategic planning and creative functions.

Burson Spills Beans on Controversial Clients

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Business of Persuasion by Harold BursonHarold Burson is one of the most respected and influential people in PR, partly due to his philosophy of upholding the First Amendment rights of speech and press- even when a controversial client may result in a backlash against his firm, Burson-Marsteller.

ICR Guides Bob Evans in Big Breakfast Deal

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob EvansICR Inc. is guiding sausage maker Bob Evans Farms as it agrees to a $1.5B acquisition by Post Holdings, the big cereal maker based in St. Louis.