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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 5, 2017 @ 8:13 am

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. (2 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.

Feintuch, Rosica Form Joint Venture

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Rosica & Feintuch CommunicationsFeintuch Communications and Rosica Communications have launched a joint venture offering a menu of complimentary services to each firm’s clients.

People on the Move

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Bryan MillerFenton takes shine to solar power exec Bryan Miller… Olive Creative adds marketing/development pro Berchtold… Crenshaw Communications ups tech chief Harihar to partner.

Tech Advances in Stylish Travel Gear

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Adrienne Jordan

G-RO carry-on luggageFashionable travel luggage and accessories are focusing on becoming more tech-centered to meet traveling and space-saving demands.

JF Shops Toys 'R' Us Reorg

Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Toys Toys "R" Us uses Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for Chapter 11, a reorganization due in part to debt burden connected with $6.6B buyout in 2005.

Akin Gump Advises Marshall Islands on WWII Cleanup Aid

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Marshall Islands Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has been retained by the Government of the Marshall Islands surrounding the Second World War’s lingering economic and ecological effects on the Micronesian nation.

Media Bigwigs Go Overboard in Trashing Sean Spicer

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Sean Spicer at The EmmysMedia bigwigs expressed outrage over former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s cameo appearance on the Emmy Awards program last night. They should lighten up. (3 reader comments)

Finn Partners Acquires ABI

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Alan Isacson & Peter FinnFinn Partners has acquired New York-based global B2B firm ABI Marketing Public Relations.

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Devine + PartnersDevine + Partners adds foursome... Off Madison expands Arizona tourism work, lands Scottsdale Public Art and GlobalTranz... O'Hara Project teams with Second Melody for Solo Technology work.

Andreae Backs Iraqi Politicos

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Andreae Associates, Inc.Andreae & Associates is providing DC support for a delegation from For Iraq United political party to educate US audiences on its work on behalf of the country’s minority Sunni population.

Rolling Stone Put on Auction Block

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Rolling Stone magazineJann Wenner, co-founder, editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, is looking for a buyer for his controlling stake in the magazine.

Evolution of Lifestyle PR: Step Up and Enjoy the Ride

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Maggie O'Neill

Maggie O’NeillFor lifestyle PR to be effective today, practitioners must lead with audience-centric strategies that meet consumers on the platforms they use, when they use them, with strong storytelling at its core.

Can Polaroid Make a Comeback?

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianCamera brand Polaroid believes it now has the answer to compete in a marketplace that has moved away from instant film. But will their plan work? (1 reader comment)