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Last Updated: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

Sard Verbinnen Shops at Nordstrom

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NordstromSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling news that Nordstrom family members have put on hold plans to purchase the 70 percent stake of the department chain that they do not own

Would You Work for Weinstein?

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser P. SeitelThe damage inflicted to Lisa Bloom’s reputation and business provides a cautionary lesson for any PR counselor tempted to work for a deep-pocketed but ethically-suspect client. (2 reader comments)

BCC Names Rivers CCO

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Susan T. Rivers Boston Community Capital has appointed Susan T. Rivers to the role of chief communications officer. 

People on the Move

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tristan Peniston-BirdVelcro Sticks Peniston-Bird in London… Reed PR lifts Ross… Boardroom PR promotes Curtiss.

Blicksilver PR Works Weinstein Co.'s 'Bailout'

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Weinstein CompanyOwen Blicksilver PR is handling today’s news that Colony Capital agreed to pump a cash infusion into embattled The Weinstein Co. and to negotiate the acquisition of the entire company or key assets.

Why Anonymity is the Enemy of Engagement

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Brandon Edwards

Brandon EdwardsThe healthcare system in the U.S. has a tendency to render its consumers anonymous, and anonymity has a tendency to leave people ignored. How can we transform this industry in such a way that it begins to engage on personal and emotional levels?

Google Boosts Image with Tech Jobs Investment

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianGoogle's announcement of a new $1 billion jobs training initiative, which aims to connect job seekers with tech companies, could put the tech giant’s reputation on improved footing. (1 reader comment)

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Cellphone Tower Bill

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Senate Bill 649 VetoedCalif. Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday, after about a month’s wait, vetoed Senate Bill 649 that would have removed local control of cellphone tower creation. (1 reader comment)

Weinstein's Estranged Wife Seeks Crisis PR

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Georgina ChapmanGeorgina Chapman, co-founder of the high-end Marchesa fashion brand and actress, is "actively looking for crisis PR" help in the aftermath of the alleged sexual misconduct by her husband Harvey Weinstein. (1 reader comment)

Hager Sharp, CDC Take Top Thoth Honors

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

PRSA-NCC Thoth AwardsHager Sharp and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention took top honors at Thoth Awards gala in DC last night, while Seng and Marsans were inducted into PRSA National Capital Chapter's Hall of Fame.

Jay Baer Touts Word-of-Mouth PR to PRSA

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jay BaerJay Baer, who touts the importance of customer service, told PRSA Oct. 10 that word-of-mouth is the key to business success.

Funeral Group Lobbies on Behalf of Vet Burial Bill

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

NFDAThe National Funeral Directors Association has retained Prime Policy Group to advocate on behalf of a bill that would increase the amounts payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran burial and funeral expenses.

Do You Speak Science? Here’s Why You Should

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Erik Clausen

Erik ClausenAs health and medicine collide with science and technology, thoughtful communication is mission critical to keep messaging on point and on brand.

'Strong Brand' is Vital for PE Firms

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Bill HaynesA strong brand is a must-have for private equity firms when it comes to fundraising, deal sourcing and recruiting. That’s the conclusion reached by a new study from BackBay Communications and PitchBook.

People on the Move

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Paul WelshNational Public Relations rounds out Vancouver leadership… Paragon taps Taylor for global PR post… Pierpont Communications promotes Nelson…. North 6th ups Velasquez.

Puerto Rico Financial Board Picks Up Lobbying Support

Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto RicoThe agency that oversees efforts to help Puerto Rico achieve fiscal solvency has retained Washington lobbying support for advocacy help on a series of tax, energy, transportation and financial/economic initiatives in the wake of the Hurricane Maria crisis. (1 reader comment)

PR Tourism Sees ‘Voluntourism’ Boost

Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Puerto Rico Tourism CompanyPuerto Rico Tourism Co. expects development of 'voluntourism' activities to help island recover from Hurricane Maria devastation.

Sorrell Targets ADK’s Deal with Bain

Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP chief Martin Sorrell stepped up criticism of Asatsu-DK’s planned sale to Bain Capital, dismissing the $1.3B offer as significantly undervaluing Japan’s No. 3 advertising agency. 

Ex-Rep. Garcia Goes to Mercury

Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Joe GarciaFormer Florida Congressman Joe Garcia has joined Mercury as co-chairman of the Omnicom PA firm in Miami.