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Last Updated: Mon., Jun. 25, 2018 @ 1:43 pm

Perez Exner Takes CBS News PR Post

Mon., Jun. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michele Perez ExnerMichele Perez Exner, a former Marine Corps PA exec and press secretary for Sen Tim Scott, will join CBS News July 5 as communications director for the DC bureau and “Face the Nation."

Relationship-Driven PR is More Important Than Ever

Mon., Jun. 25, 2018

By Teresa Delaney and Nichole DiBenedetto

Teresa Delaney and Nichole DiBenedettoRelationships are the backbone of all public relations efforts, and fostering and maintaining those relationships is more important now than ever in today’s increasingly fast-moving media environment.

Toohey Joins Murkowski’s Team

Mon., Jun. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa MurkowskiMichelle Toohey, deputy press secretary for former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, has joined the communications staff of the state’s Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Fonda Apologizes for 'Vulgar' Tweet

Mon., Jun. 25, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianPeter Fonda has apologized for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested that Barron Trump should be separated from his mother and "put in a cage with pedophiles." (3 reader comments)

Netflix Fires CCO for Use of N-Word

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan FriedlandNetflix fired chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland for his "descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions," according to a memo from CEO Reed Hastings. (3 reader comments)

Tech Company Seeks Branding Services

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Abundant PowerAbundant Power Group, a Charlotte, NC-based technology company, is seeking branding and public relations services from an agency that can help with a forthcoming rebranding initiative.

Ogilvy Makes Rounds for Blockaded Qatar

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

QatarOgilvy Government Relations is providing outreach and engagement with key Washington policymakers for Qatar, which has been under an economic and political boycott by neighboring Arab states for more than a year. (1 reader comment)

Sorrell Denies Visiting Prostitute

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellExtracted WPP CEO Martin Sorrell today denied visiting a prostitute and paying her with corporate funds, during an interview at the Cannes Lions festival. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

PR May Be Casualty of Trump's War on Facts

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Melania JacketPR people should be very alarmed at the torrent of lies and deceit that are at the heart of Donald Trump's war on facts. (4 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer, Fox contributor & Pulitizer Prize winner, dies at 68... AARP The Magazine remains on top of the consumer mag 'must-read' list... Newsweek news director Cristina Silva exits... Dick Delson, entertainment publicist who worked for  Sylvester Stallone and Walter Matthau, dies at 81.

Laidlaw Lands Allison+Partners Crisis Post

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Barbara LaidlawBarbara Laidlaw, a former Burson-Marsteller, Edelman and FleishmanHillard executive, has joined Allison+Partners, where she’ll be responsible for overseeing growth of the agency’s global issues management operations.

The Perils of Hiring NY Editors to Oversee the LA Times

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanThe new L.A. Times owner announced that he’s appointed a veteran New York journalist to oversee the publication and restore its former glory. That move could prove to be a mistake. (1 reader comment)

Graydon Carter Gets Back in Media Game

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Graydon CarterGraydon Carter, who stepped down last year as editor of Vanity Fair after a 25-year run, plans to launch his own media venture. (2 reader comments)

Awards & Events

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

KekstKekst takes "M&A PR Firm of the Year" honor from The Deal... Crosby Marketing Communications named to Washington Post's "Top Workplaces" list for second year in row... Gutenberg grabs PA gold in PR Awards Asia competition.

PRSA Members Target Ethics Reforms

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Susan HartTwo long-standing PRSA members have introduced what they say is the first in a series of five bylaw amendments that call for reforms in the organization’s ethics, governance, organizational transparency and nonpartisanship. (2 reader comments)

Sorrell Slams "Leak" From Very Top of WPP

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellExtracted WPP CEO Martin Sorrell slammed a leak from “the very top of the company” about the probe into his alleged personal misconduct during an event today at the Cannes Lions festival. (4 reader comment)

Commentary

What a Great Man, Our President Is!

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump's Duluth rally last night was just the latest example of the president's almost pathological narcissism that should concern supporters and opponents alike. (6 reader comments)

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

San DiegoBrandman Agency books InterContinental San Diego... CooperKatz & Co. picks up INSIGHTEC, Pager and WAHVE Accounting... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications reps newly established Qunitana Roo Tourism Board.

Intel CEO Krzanich Resigns Over Past Affair with Staffer

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian KrzanichIntel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over a past consensual affair with a staffer, a violation of the electionics giant's non-fraternization policy that applies to all managers. (3 reader comments)