Bureau of Labor stats showing PR’s outnumber journos by a 4.7/1 ratio (205,530/43,630) and New York Times complaint about the “harsh environment” reporters face suggests it’s time for J’s and PR’s to talk to each other.
Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, slating a large post-Labor Day initial public offering, has fortified its global communications ranks with a trio of execs, including former New York Times and Wall Street Journal PR chief Bob Christie.
In the understatement of the year, Keith Lippert said it is "devastating" news that a key executive at 30-year-old Lippert/Heilshorn & Assocs. is charged with 13 counts of insider trading resulting in illicit gains of $1M.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors have charged Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates director Michael Lucarelli with insider trading, claiming the veteran IR exec accessed clients' draft press releases and bought and sold shares on the info.
Baltimore-based Hillman Communications is helping the destination marketing organization Atlantic City Alliance respond to a spate of bad PR connected to the closings of three casinos in the New Jersey seaside resort town.
FleishmanHillard, which withstood strict scrutiny from the Associated Press this year over its multimillion-dollar PR work with Illinois' health insurance exchange, has received a nine-month, $25.6M extension.
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