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Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017 @ 11:44 am

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.

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. (2 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)

Church Spires Point to Heaven but Deliver Hell

Mon., Sep. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

St. Mark's Church steepleChurch steeples, because of their height and key in-city locations, are bringing churches $25K, $50K and more yearly from telecom companies for cellphone arrays. (2 reader comments)

People on the Move

Fri., Sep. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Anya KaravanovCrosby Marketing names Karavanov senior VP-research/insights….D S Simon promotes Wright and Katz….CoinDesk hires Hochstein as managing editor….Kimball Communications ups Stephen.

NBCU Creates Media Team

Fri., Sep. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Claire AtkinsonNBCUniversal has recruited New York Post media reporter alum Claire Atkinson to head a team to cover business across NBC News, NBCNews.com and MSNBC.

Senate Targets Equifax

Fri., Sep. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EquifaxSenator Elizabeth Warren today launched an investigation into Edelman client Equifax, which is responsible for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 143M Americans to criminal hackers.

Birkett Rakow Soars with Alaska Air

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Diana Birkett RakowDiana Birkett Rakow, who was at Kaiser Permanente, is the new VP-external relations at Alaska Airlines, succeeding Joe Sprague, who left after a 17-year stint.

Media Moves

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Edward FelsenthalFelsenthal takes over for Gibbs as e-i-c of Time.... Leive leaves Glamour after 29 years at Conde Nast…Hicks settles into White House communications chair….Russia Today joins Sputnik as suspected propaganda outlets of Putin.