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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Kushner's Legal Team Seeks Crisis Firm

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerThe legal team representing Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and President Trump's son-in-law, is looking to hire a crisis PR firm. (2 reader comments)

Commentary

A Non-Neutral Internet: What it Means (and What it Doesnt)

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Ajit PaiAn attempt to clarify several popular misconceptions currently being bandied about over the Internet in the 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial decision to repeal Net Neutrality rules for Internet access providers.

EPA Hires Definers PA for Media Work

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EPA logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has hired Definers Public Affairs, which was founded by GOP insider Matt Rhoades, to monitor media coverage of it and its embattled head Scott Pruitt.

 

Media Moves

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

A.G. SulzbergerNew York Times' board names A.G. Sulzberger publisher to succeed Michael Golden... Refinery29, site geared toward women, cuts 34 staffers... Time Inc. unloads Golf Magazine to Emigrant Savings Bank chairman.

AGCO Plants Cook in PR Slot

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli CookKelli Cook, a former marketing communications manager for Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky helicopter unit, has joined AGCO agricultural equipment maker as North American PR manager.

 

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Jason NeubauerKrupp Kommunications handles "The Santa Claus Affect" TV show/book... Tilson PR scoops up RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Seven Birches Winery, both in Lincoln, NH... Rubenstein PR promotes Mayshad Foundation, which focuses on education, youth engagement in Africa.

PRT Boosts Mobility for Physically Challenged

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

PRTPRT creates wheelchair routes to help the physically challenged get around Moscow, St. Petersburg in campaign for Brooke Bond. (1 reader comment)

Alleged Affair Casts Shadow Over $4B Army Ad Review

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Army logoThe US Army has reassigned a marketing executive after allegations that he had a personal relationship with an ex-McCann staffer, triggering cries that review of $4B ten-year account has been compromised. (4 reader comments)

 

Huntsworth Moves Ahead

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeHuntsworth moves ahead on financial front, powered by strong growth in its healthcare operation. (2 reader comments)

Murdoch to Rebuild News Corp?

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Rupert MurdochWalt Disney's $52B offer for most of 21st Century Fox sets stage for Rupert Murdoch to re-launch News Corp. by combining Fox Broadcasting, Fox News, Fox Sports with The Sun, WSJ, The Australian, The Times and New York Post. (1 reader comment)

SKDKs McCormick Runs to Under Armour

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelley McCormickKelley McCormick, managing director at SKDKnickerbocker’s Washington office, is joining Under Armour as senior VP, corporate communications, a new position at the athletic apparel/footwear company.

News of Firms

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Alicia Ramirez WyldShelter PR hires Paramount publicity/marketing exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld to help launch TV/film unit... Definers PA denies smear charges launched by rber investor Shervin Pishevar... CommunicationsMatch matches up with Researchscape.

Restoring the Luster of a Legendary Personal Brand

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Charles Upchurch

Charles UpchurchHow an agency raised the public profile of a legendary sports agent and his practice through national media exposure and the use of an innovative educational event series.

C&W Hooks Hooper

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kristin HooperCohn & Wolfe has named Kristin Hooper, who was senior message and intelligence lead at the National Education Assn. as senior VP in its branding & insights unit.

People on the Move

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Kathleen Reynolds 2CooperKatz & Co. ups Kathleen Reynolds, Heather Caulfield, Katy Hendricks... Beehive Strategic Communications promotes Nicki Gibbs... LEGOLAND taps Gillian Smith as marketing chief... MP&F PR adds Lisa Mees of Blue State Digital.

Calif. Health Dept. Warns on Cellphone Use

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Karen SmithKeep cellphones away from your body and don’t sleep near one at night, says the California Dept. of Public Health. (3 reader comments)

 

Record Number of Journalists Jailed in '17

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CPJ annual reportA record number of 262 journalists were jailed for their work in 2017 as of Dec. 1, with Turkey, China and Egypt ranking as the top three gulags, according to the annual report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

White House's Controversial Comms. Director Quits

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

OmarosaOmarosa Manigault Newman, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and frequent contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice," is leaving her position. (3 reader comments)

Expectations, Values Vary Between Millennial PR Pros, Older Generations

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersA survey that gauged Millennial PR pros’ opinions regarding everything from compensation to agency leadership preferences illustrates the intergenerational gaps that exist between members of this age group and their older colleagues. (1 reader comment)