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Thu., May 5, 2016
Weber Shandwick Appoints Kerry Alum to Head Global Partnerships
By Jon Gingerich
 
Drew O’Brien, longtime senior aide to Secretary of State John Kerry during that politico's tenure in the Senate, has joined Weber Shandwick, where he will serve as EVP of global partnerships.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., May 5, 2016
National Snags Shift
By Editorial Staff
 
shiftCanada's National PR has acquired Boston-based Shift Communications, the 13-year-old, tech-savvy firm with a diverse client roster and around $20M in annual billings.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., May 4, 2016
Lockheed Martin Locks Up Lobbying Help for '17 Defense Budget
By Jon Gingerich
 
Lockheed MartinCommunications and lobbying firm TheGroup has been hired by aerospace and weapons systems giant Lockheed Martin for lobbying issues surrounding the 2017 defense budget.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., May 4, 2016
Cobos Takes Climate Change PR Post
By Editorial Staff
 
Stacie Paxton CobosStacie Paxton Cobos, senior VP for Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Washington, has moved to the Climate Reality Project as senior VP for communications and marketing for the Al Gore-founded organization.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 4, 2016
MDC Q1 Revenue Ticks Up
By Editorial Staff
 
MDCMDC Partners posted a 2.3% increase in first quarter revenue to $309M, while its net loss narrowed to $23.3M for the period.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., May 4, 2016
Shutterstock Wins Weiser for CMO Role
By Jon Gingerich
 
Jeff WeiserShutterstock has appointed Jeff Weiser to the role of chief marketing officer.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., May 4, 2016
3rd Coast Lands Lakeshore
By Jon Gingerich
 
Lakeshore3rd Coast PR has been named agency of record for childhood product manufacturer Lakeshore.
Category: News of Accounts
Wed., May 4, 2016
Panel Tells Dangers of Cellphones to Children, Fetuses
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Cellphone dangers videoChildren and fetuses are at especial risk from radiation from cellphones and Wi-Fi, a panel of three medical doctors and two Ph.D.’s said yesterday in Baltimore.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., May 4, 2016
Affect Announces Boston Outpost
By Jon Gingerich
 
AffectAffect has expanded, with the opening of a new office in downtown Boston.
Category: Technology PR
Wed., May 4, 2016
Sard Pursues Private Equity Sale
By Editorial Staff
 
sard verbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co., which saw management buy the firm out from the UK's Huntsworth in 2007, is in talks to sell a 40 percent stake to a San Francisco private equity firm.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., May 4, 2016
Jauco Joins AMF
By Jon Gingerich
 
Oshi JaucoAMF Media Group has appointed Oshi Jauco group account director.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., May 4, 2016
Mother of Wi-Fi-Caused Suicide Victim Tells Tragic Story
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Jenny FryDebra Fry, mother of 15-year-old Jenny Fry, of Oxfordshire, U.K., who committed suicide last year after experiencing ill health due to Wi-Fi radiation at school, tells of her failed efforts to curb Wi-Fi at the school. (1 reader comment)
Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., May 4, 2016
Olympic Pro Hillier to Eurosport
By Editorial Staff
 
James HillierJames Hillier, a Weber Shandwick sports pro who has worked Olympic bids for London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020, has moved to to the pan-European sports network Eurosport, which won Olympic broadcasting duties through 2024.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., May 3, 2016
Attorneys, Food Bloggers and the New Definition of Greenmailing
By Patrick Hillmann
 
Patrick HillmanNo industry has experienced the new greenmailing phenomenon with the same volume and intensity as natural products, primarily the food industry.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., May 3, 2016
Audit Questions Nebraska Tourism PR Expenses
By Editorial Staff
 
Visit NebraskaA report by Nebraska's state auditor raised questions about spending by the Nebraska Tourism Commission' and its PR and ad agency Bailey Lauerman & Associates.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., May 3, 2016
Podesta Names Neal Principal
By Jon Gingerich
 
Terry NealTerry Neal, former national political reporter for The Washington Post and a longtime communications consultant and media relations strategist, has been appointed a principal at the Podesta Group.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., May 3, 2016
MassArt Seeks PR Education
By Editorial Staff
 
Massachusetts College of Art & DesignThe Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the the country's only freestanding public college of art and design, is on the hunt for a PR firm.
Category: RFPs

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Top 10 PR firms for 2016:
1. Edelman, NY - $840,923,379
2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $119,858,300
3. WE, Wash. - $98,782,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $95,010,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $74,000,000
6. Finn Partners, New York - $71,481,000
7. LEWIS, San Fran. - $68,585,000
8. ICR, CT - $56,208,757
9. Zeno Group, New York - $47,343,821
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