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Last Updated: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

Livingston Inks Iraq Pact

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IraqThe Livingston Group has been hired by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide lobbying and government affairs services in a bid to bolster bilateral relations between Iraq and the U.S.

Amazon Rolls with BGR

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Haley BarbourAmazon has hired Haley Barbour’s BGR Government Affairs for Washington on transportation policy matters.

People on the Move

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Doug DomeFusion92 taps Dome for president post... Merkle names Crawley-Boevey to scout for EMEA mergers/acquisitions... Crosby Marketing Communications adds digital talent.

Trump Is Good for U.S. and Business including PR

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

TrumpEconomic stats, including lowest unemployment since 2000, rising incomes, and a stock market that is setting records, offset negatives of the Trump Administration. (3 reader comments)

CBS-TV Warns of Health Hazards of Cellphones

Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

CBS cell phone storyNational CBS-TV News aired a segment Dec. 15 calling attention to a warning on cellphones issued by the California Dept. of Public Health.

Kushner's Legal Team Seeks Crisis Firm

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerThe legal team representing Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and President Trump's son-in-law, is looking to hire a crisis PR firm. (6 reader comments)

Commentary

A Non-Neutral Internet: What it Means (and What it Doesnít)

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Ajit PaiAn attempt to clarify several popular misconceptions currently being bandied about over the Internet in the 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial decision to repeal Net Neutrality rules for Internet access providers. (2 reader comments)

EPA Hires Definers PA for Media Work

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EPA logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has hired Definers Public Affairs, which was founded by GOP insider Matt Rhoades, to monitor media coverage of it and its embattled head Scott Pruitt.

 

Media Moves

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

A.G. SulzbergerNew York Times' board names A.G. Sulzberger publisher to succeed Michael Golden... Refinery29, site geared toward women, cuts 34 staffers... Time Inc. unloads Golf Magazine to Emigrant Savings Bank chairman.

AGCO Plants Cook in PR Slot

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli CookKelli Cook, a former marketing communications manager for Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky helicopter unit, has joined AGCO agricultural equipment maker as North American PR manager.

 

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Jason NeubauerKrupp Kommunications handles "The Santa Claus Affect" TV show/book... Tilson PR scoops up RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Seven Birches Winery, both in Lincoln, NH... Rubenstein PR promotes Mayshad Foundation, which focuses on education, youth engagement in Africa.

PRT Boosts Mobility for Physically Challenged

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

PRTPRT creates wheelchair routes to help the physically challenged get around Moscow, St. Petersburg in campaign for Brooke Bond. (1 reader comment)

Alleged Affair Casts Shadow Over $4B Army Ad Review

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Army logoThe US Army has reassigned a marketing executive after allegations that he had a personal relationship with an ex-McCann staffer, triggering cries that review of $4B ten-year account has been compromised. (7 reader comments)

 

Huntsworth Moves Ahead

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeHuntsworth moves ahead on financial front, powered by strong growth in its healthcare operation. (2 reader comments)

Murdoch to Rebuild News Corp?

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Rupert MurdochWalt Disney's $52B offer for most of 21st Century Fox sets stage for Rupert Murdoch to re-launch News Corp. by combining Fox Broadcasting, Fox News, Fox Sports with The Sun, WSJ, The Australian, The Times and New York Post. (1 reader comment)

SKDKís McCormick Runs to Under Armour

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelley McCormickKelley McCormick, managing director at SKDKnickerbocker’s Washington office, is joining Under Armour as senior VP, corporate communications, a new position at the athletic apparel/footwear company. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Alicia Ramirez WyldShelter PR hires Paramount publicity/marketing exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld to help launch TV/film unit... Definers PA denies smear charges launched by rber investor Shervin Pishevar... CommunicationsMatch matches up with Researchscape.