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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Alaska Seafood Industry Trolls for PR
By Greg Hazley

salmonThe state-backed agency that markets Alaskan seafood is reviewing its $1M consumer and trade PR account with an open call for pitches through May.

Category: RFPs
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Bliss Regains Independence in Buyout
By Kevin McCauley
blissBliss Integrated Communication has regained its independence as a three-member management team has bought the $6.3M New York-based shop from Dudnyk Exchange advertising agency of Horsham, PA.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Hass Exits Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
mark hassMark Hass, former CEO of Manning Selvage & Lee, is leaving the Edelman US presidency post to pursue other interests.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Denver Law Dean Nixes PRSA Mediator Role
By Jack O'Dwyer

agUniversity of Denver Law Dean Martin Katz has rejected a request by this website that the law school perform a mediating role in the battle between PR Society of America and writers and reporters.

Category: PRSA
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Legendary Lobbyist Bob Gray Dies at 92
By Kevin McCauley
bob grayBob Gray, whose clients included Haitian dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the Church of Scientology, Teamsters and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, died April 18 from heart troubles at a Miami hospital.
Category: Obituary
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Schnee Joins Fenton as NY GM
By Greg Hazley
libby schneeLibby Schnee, a Burson-Marsteller and Teneo Strategy alum focused on corporate foundations, philanthropy and non-profits, has taken the reins of Fenton's New York office as general manager.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
FTI, Rubenstein Advise Event Giant's Fire Sale
By Greg Hazley
partyFTI Consulting and Rubenstein Associates worked the PR front for Apollo Global Management's acquisition of bankrupt Classic Party Rentals, the country's largest event rental services provider.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Sorini Samet Works for Philippine Typhoon Relief
By Kevin McCauley
haiyanSorini, Samet & Associates is working to encourage Congress to pass free trade zones to promote development in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November. The storm killed more than 6,300 people and affected 16M others.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Rogers & Cowan Acquires Social Media Firm
By Greg Hazley
black sheepEntertainment PR firm Rogers & Cowan has acquired social media shop Black Sheep SMG, adding digital staffers on both coasts.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Land Ends at AOL
By Kevin McCauley
Peter LandPeter Land is gone as senior VP-communications at AOL in a continuing shuffle of its PR ranks under CEO Tim Armstrong.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Happy Earth Day From Nuclear Energy's PR Unit
By Kevin McCauley
brownerNuclear Matters, which advocates on behalf of nuclear energy, today announced that Carol Browner is joining its leadership council.
Category: Environmental PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
SardVerb, Rubenstein Front Raid on Allergan
By Kevin McCauley
botoxSard Verbinnen & Co and Rubenstein Assocs. handle the ground-breaking $46B hostile takeover of Allergan, which is noted for Botox.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
MWW Plugs In Zeno's Mulloy for SF
By Greg Hazley
mulloyMolly Mulloy, consumer tech lead for Zeno Group in Los Angeles, has returned to San Francisco with MWW to serve as GM of the office and co-head the independent firm's western region tech practice.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
DCI Bags Chile Tourism
By Kevin McCauley
chileDevelopment Counsellors International is the new agency of record for Chile Tourism for here and Canada with a $615K two-year contract
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
IPG Slashes Q1 Loss to $22M as PR Group Shows 'Double-Digit' Gains
By Kevin McCauley
interpublicInterpublic today announced a $22.4M first-quarter loss, which was down from the $58.5M year ago deficit.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Omnicom PR Units Tick Up 1.2% in Q1
By Greg Hazley
omnicomOmnicom reported first quarter 2014 PR revenues grew 1.2% to $325.4M on an organic basis, outpaced by advertising (+4.9%, $1.7B) and customer relationship management (+4.2%, $1.2B).
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Obama Punts Once Again on Keystone Pipeline
By Kevin McCauley
tar sandsPresident Obama on April 18 punted once again on whether to kill or permit construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline scheme from TransCanada.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Internal Interpublic joins ranks of publishers (NY Times) 
Tech The biggest buzzwords, defined for normal people(Lifehacker) 
PR 101 Five tips to spring clean your PR closet (D. Cumpston) 
Media Can the KKK rebrand? (CNN) 
Internships How to get the most out of your PR internship (E. Friedman) 
Crisis PR firm averts crisis when '60 Minutes' story looms (Dallas News)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Grayling Defends British Airways
By Kevin McCauley
british airwaysGrayling has staved off a challenge to its hold on British Airways business, which covers the UK’s flagship carrier’s operations in nearly 40 European and Asian markets.
Category: International
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Cornerstone Pushes for LNG Exports
By Kevin McCauley
lngCornerstone Public Affairs is pushing for the U.S. to free up natural gas exports to Europe, which would enable the continent to reduce its reliance on energy exports from Russia.
Category: Lobbying
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