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Last Updated: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

Prime Policy Group Speaks for ‘Dreamers’

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Prime PolicyPrime Policy Group is working with the American Immigration Council as it seeks a bipartisan legislation alternative to President Trump’s decision to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration status, which covers nearly 800,000 people, in March.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Life Sciences CorridorLaVoieHealthScience takes on metro Boston's Life Sciences Corridor... Dodge Communications bolsters client roster... McGrath/Power lands Silver Creek Valley Country Club.

Smith Bolsters APCO West Coast Operations

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tim SmithTim Smith, who was executive VP at Edelman, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director in Seattle to spearhead the DC-based firm’s West Coast push.

Commentary

The Devil and Ms. Barry

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCondé Nast’s decision to bring on a "digital expert" with no background in magazine publishing as Glamour’s newest editor-in-chief isn’t the best strategy for saving the struggling magazine brand.

Arjuna Pulls Resolution as Citi Commits to Gender Pay Equity

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arjuna CapitalArjuna Capital today withdrew its shareholder proposal on gender pay equity slated for Citigroup's proxy statement following news that the banking giant is committed to closing the pay gap for women and US minorities.

People on the Move

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mark VeverkaAbernathy MacGregor nabs Sitrick's Veverka for senior VP post... Markstein adds Schumann, Black... Hennes Communications gets new minority owner... Allison+Partners hires Schneidau, Harbin.

Global Vision Focuses on Taiwan

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Global VisionTaiwan has signed Global Vision Communications to a $560K contract to provide lobbying, PR and strategic communications services.

GCI's Engel to energi PR

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Stephanie EngelStephanie Engel, senior VP-consumer at GCI Canada, has shifted to energi PR as senior VP-client services. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

RodaleHearst Swings ax at Rodale… Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey wish The Mouse House adieu… Crocker exits Daily Beast after plagiarism allegations.

De La Cruz Sails from Carnival

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer de la CruzJennifer de la Cruz, a nearly 30-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Line, is stepping down Jan. 26.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

MLK Jr. DayToday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a Federal holiday that was first celebrated in 1986. (1 reader comment)

DC Airports Authority Flies Out PR RFP

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityThe Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is looking for strategic communications work to "build, expand, enhance and strengthen" its reputation for "institutional integrity and for providing a high level of world-class transportation service."

Glover Leads Big Mac's Attack on DC

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Grant LeslieMcDonald's has hired Glover Park Group to lead its government relations and PA push in Washington. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Chip GriffinMedia intelligence company CARMA has appointed Chip Griffin as COO... DVL Seigenthaler, which is part of Finn Partners, has promoted Molly Williamson and Laura Stephens to VP... AmeriHealth Caritas has named Chubb alum Cora Lee Klena senior VP/chief communications officer... Narrative Group ups trio.

Media Moves

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow, who penned blockbuster on sexual abuse, signs documentary deal with HBO… Discovery Communications pulls up Maryland stakes for Big Apple… Paramount Pictures ups marketing, publicity execs... Rupert Murdoch targets Sinclair's TV stations.

KGlobal Taps Gelfond for West Coast Push

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Noam GelfondDC-based kglobal has tapped Noam Gelfonda 20-year Ketchum veteran, to the dual role at the agency: director of business development and head of west coast operations.

 

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Massanutten ResortHemsworth checks in at Shenandoah Valley's Massanutten Resort... CRC hears Echo... 5W PR lands waste-free Ethique personal care products marketer.

Coca-Cola Slaps McKinsey for South Africa Work

Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Coke logoCoca-Cola South Africa has suspended its work with McKinsey, the world’s biggest management consultant, due to its recent ties to an associate of the controversial Gupta family. Bell Pottinger imploded after its Gupta campaign. (2 reader comments)