The Strategy Group Company, an Ohio-based political PR shop, is acquiring strategic partner Murphy Linville, the firm of the former DCI Group president Jim Murphy and ex-AT&T VP of public affairs Billy Linville. Continue »
Lululemon athletica, the Vancouver-based yoga apparel marketer roughed up on the PR front this year, retained Weber Shandwick to handle news of its CEO succession and exit of its outspoken chairman this week.
Bayer CropScience, which is featured on today's front page of the New York Times business section for the alleged link of its pesticide to the massive die-off of honey bees in North America and western Europe, relied on Porter Novelli to pitch the opening of its second Bee Care Center in Triangle Park, NC. Continue »
Why Marriage Matters Ohio, the four-month old campaign by a coalition of civil and human rights groups, has brought on PR counsel and a political strategist to lead its campaign to repeal a state constitutional amendment and legalize same-sex marriage in the Buckeye State.
Associated Press VP and director of photography Santiago Lyon took the Obama White House to task in a New York Times op-ed today for its "draconian restricitions" on access for photjournalists, comparing the release of official White House photos to closed events to the tactics of "repressive governments." Continue »
The deaths of massive numbers of bees, a worldwide threat to food production, has been linked to genetically modified seeds, many of them produced by the DuPont Pioneer unit of DuPont, the largest U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. Continue »
Mellow Mushroom, the Atlanta-based restaurant company that boasts of its “humble roots in the freewheeling hippie culture of the 1970s,” is looking for PR help to tell its story to both potential unit investors and consumers who may not know of its “unique way of doing business,” according to its creative brief. Continue »
PR Society of America, in a desperate effort to keep its membership from slipping below the 2000 mark of 20,266, is offering member prospects all sorts of gifts including the latest, free access to its quarterly, PR Strategist.Continue »
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, choosing the new pontiff over former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, gay rights advocate Edith Windsor, Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, and Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Continue »
Long-time Washington public affairs fixture and editorial buddy Wes Pedersen died last week at the age of 91. I had the privilege of editing (very lightly) his commentaries since he began submitting them in 2008 or so. Continue »
Sandy Skees, a former Porter Novelli partner who ran her own sustainability PR shop for the past six years, has moved to Fenton in San Francisco as managing director of its West Coast operations. Continue »