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ObamaCare Vet Johnson Joins PhRMA

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

PhRMAPharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has brought on Juliet Johnson as deputy VP in its pubic affairs division.

PAN Plants Flag in NYC

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

PAN Communications, Inc.PAN Communications has widened its east coast presence with the addition of an office in New York.

Pentagon Pushes Out Warren

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Colonel Steve WarrenThe Pentagon pushes out respected media advisor and ex-Army colonel Steve Warren, a move bound to further strain the relationship between the press and Trump Administration.

Saudis Use Podesta to Slam Qatar

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Saudi American Public Relations Affairs CommitteePodesta Group inks three-month $150K pact with the Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee to support boycott of Qatar for its alleged support of terrorism.

Airline Announces PR RFP

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Hainan AirlinesChinese airline Hainan Airlines is seeking a US marketing partner to help elevate brand awareness and corporate identity through an upcoming multimedia event to be held in New York.

People on the Move

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Heather MurdickVandiver Group upps Murdick, adds Shyrock and Woodcock.... Gavin recruits Savarese..... PR Boutiques elects board members... National Hot Road Assn. selects Hatcher.... Rhea + Kaiser gives Fiszer senior vice president post... Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications fortifies ranks.

Cancer Researcher Sees Danger in Radiation

Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Dr. Anthony Miller, an adviser to the World Health Organization, says radiation from cellphones, cordless and sensor devices and wireless networks should be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to Humans.”

 

PR Industry Growth Declined in 2016

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersU.S. PR agencies grew by an average of 4.8 percent in 2016, revealing a 1.8 decline from 2015 and a 3 percent decline from the year prior, according to a Gould+Partners survey.

Sentient Secures Two Senior Hires

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Dominic Viola and Michael Spitz W2O Group digital marketing unit Sentient has named Dominic Viola client services managing director and Michael Spitz strategy practice leader.

Mashable Explores Options

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

MashableMashable, pioneer in covering the social media scene and resulting Internet culture, is working with LionTree Advisors to explore strategic options.

KYNE Taps Public Health Pro Sawatzki

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Darcy SawatzkiKYNE, the specialty health communications shop, tapped Darcy Sawatzki as senior VP in Los Angeles to lead its US public health business efforts and to manage client work.

Hicks Replaces The Mooch

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HicksHope Hicks is moving into the White House communications director hot seat, replacing ousted Wall Street player Anthony Scaramucci, who sat in that for 10 days. (1 reader comment)

The Mooch Gets It Wrong, Again

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur Solomon The industry rules once governing “off-the-record” conversations between reporter and news sources have changed. (1 reader comment)

Trump Spins Out of Control

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Trump at Aug. 15 news conference in lobby of Trump TowerPresident Trump today "retracted" blaming white supremacists for Charlottesville chaos, returning to "many sides" position that was ridiculed as weak on Saturday. Does Trump want to lead America or right-wing fringe? (5 reader comments)

Siegel Trades NYC for P-town

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lucy SiegelLucy Siegel, who sold Bridge Global Strategies to Didit in 2015, has traded the hustle and bustle of Manhattan for the sun, sea and sand of Provincetown, opening Lucy Siegel LLC on the northern tip of Cape Cod.

Evolving ESG From Burden to Benefit

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

By Tom Faust

Tom FaustThe issues, requirements and policies collectively known as Environmental, Social and Governance continue to evolve as the demands of regulators, business partners and investors grow.

Jackson Moves to Portland

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Alfred JacksonAlfred Jackson, who has more than 20 years of health communications experience, has joined Portland Communications' DC office to expand the offerings for the Omnicom unit.

NYT Mystified at Brain Cancer in Baseball Players; Others Arenít

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Darren Daulton“The Brain Cancer That’s Killing Ballplayers” headlined New York Times Aug. 14. No reason is cited but callers told reporter Jere Longman to consider the radar guns that measure speed of pitches. He said he would. (1 reader comment)

Harris Resigns Grayling US Chief Post

Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Peter HarrisPeter Harris, CEO of Grayling US, is resigning Aug. 31 to launch his own firm. He told O’Dwyer’s that he’ll open for business Sept. 1 to advise senior clients. (1 reader comment)

5W Lands Lottogopher Account

Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Lottogopher 5W Public Relations has been named agency of record for online lottery ticket seller Lottogopher.