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Last Updated: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

Padilla’s Raper to Retire

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Mark RaperMark Raper, the Padilla luminary who was the brainchild behind the consolidation of Carter Ryley Thomas, Patrice Tanaka & Co. and Padilla Speer Beardsley, will retire this month.

WNYC Resurrects Gothamist News Site

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

GothamistWNYC, New York City's public radio station, is acquiring the Gothamist news site that was closed in November by billionaire Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade.

Maldives Relies on Trump-Tied Firm for PR

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardThe Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives has hired Ballard Partners for a one-year $600K program to build support from US policymakers.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SamsungJeffrey Group bolsters Samsung's image South of the Border... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communs. dines at Bohlsen Restaurant Group... DeVries Global hydrates with Essentia... Brandman Agency toasts with Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey... Diamond PR checks into Hyatt Centric South Beach... Grayling secures Anomali business.

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

January AtlanticThe venerable Atlantic bucks media retrenchment wave with plan to boost staff by 30 percent... Dish Network takes subscriber hit as streaming flourishes... Publicity Club of New York showcases session with financial media on its website.

Larry Foster Awards Honor Ethics in Media

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

By Jane Landers

The Arthur W. Page Center presented Larry Foster Awards to Bill George, Jon Onoda and the late Gwen Ifill in a ceremony held in New York on Feb. 22.

FTI Consulting’s PR Unit Posts 8% Q4 Revenue Growth

Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting’s strategic communications group registered eight percent growth in Q4 revenues to $54.3M, powered by robust performances in Europe, Middle East and Africa

APCO Pushes Polish Investment

Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Evan KrausAPCO Worldwide has lined up work from the Polish Development Fund to promote US investment and economic development assistance for Poland.

Commentary

Can Ivanka Bail Out Iron Mike Pence?

Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mike PenceVice President Mike Pence, who was a PR flop at the Winter Olympics, today ripped the media for what he called their "fawning" coverage of Kim Yo-Jong, sister of the murderous North Korean leader. Ivanka Trump rides to Pence's PR rescue. (2 reader comments)

News of Firms

Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Allan KamauWeber Shandwick sets up shop in Nairobi... Ketchum launches fellowship to honor Bee Marks, who built the agency's global food practice... DeepSleep Studio adds PR to its menu

Vox Media Cuts 50 Staffers

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vox MediaVox Media is cutting 50 staffers with SB Nation, Curbed, Racked and video services taking the biggest hits.

Lake Jumps into Nahigian Strategies

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim LakeVeteran PA executive Jim Lake has joined Nahigian Strategies as principal at the Washington-based full-service strategic communications firm.

Adrian Awards Rock NYC's Marriott Marquis

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Jane Landers

HSMAI Adrian AwardsOver 800 attended last night's 61st Annual Adrian Awards honoring leaders in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations.  Weber Shandwick took home "Best of Show" in PR.

Page Center Rolls out Larry Foster Awards

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Larry FosterThe Arthur W. Page Center will honor Bill George, Gwen Ifill and John Onoda with its Larry Foster Awards at a ceremony to be held at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel tonight.

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Back BayBackBay Communications handles private equity, venture capital firm SuperReturn's international conference in Berlin... Lou Hammond Group adds five clients... Zapwater Communications promotes Skydeck Chicago, which is on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

People on the Move

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sara DunnJPA Health Communications hires Sara Dunn, Margaret Bonilla and Lisa Rivero for key spots… Glassdoor ups Samantha Zupan to VP-global corporate communications… Kahn Media promotes Cory Burns, Franco Gutierrrez to VP slots.