The Modern Markets Initiative, the Washington-based trade group for the high-frequency trading sector set up by PR veterans of the Obama and Romney campaigns, has named a CEO and brought in lobbying support.
Most people would agree that heavy-handed censorship by a governing entity is anti-democratic. But what about self-censorship, which is now in the news because of the horrific beheading by ISIS of journalist James Wright Foley?
Alex Deane, head of public affairs for Weber Shandwick and a former aide to now-Prime Minister David Cameron, is moving to FTI Consulting's strategic communications operation as managing director in London.
Greed, avarice and tone-deaf to PR come to mind with reports that the NFL wants to turn the Super Bowl halftime show into a "pay for play" situation so it can pour more gilt into its already swollen coffers.
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