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Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Fenton Sells Out
By Kevin McCauley
 
david fentonDavid Fenton has sold Fenton Communications, a leading progressive PR firm, after a 33-year run.
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Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Steinreich Joins Steinreich
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ariella Steinreich has joined Steinreich Communications of Fort Lee (NJ) as media relations director.
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Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
China's BlueFocus Acquires Citizen Relations
By Kevin McCauley
 
China's BlueFocus Communications has acquired Citizen Relations, which has more than 200 staffers in the US, Canada and UK.
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Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
FH's Naru Marches to B-M
By Kevin McCauley
 
stephen naruSteve Naru, who headed FleishmanHillard's global media practice, has left for Burson-Marsteller as US media relations head
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Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Real Estate PR Vet Lewis Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
 
dick lewisDick Lewis, founder of 54-year-old Lewis & Assocs. real estate firm in Los Angeles, died Nov. 21 following a short battle with cancer. He was 89.
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Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Ketchum Snags Fenton Pro
By Kevin McCauley
 
Cheryl Damian, a veteran of corporate social responsibility heavyweights Fenton Communications and Cone, has shifted to Ketchum.
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Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
ASGK Gets Devine
By Kevin McCauley
 
maura devineMaura Devine has sold DevinePR to Chicago-based ASGK Public Strategies, which was co-founded by former White House advisor David Axelrod.
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Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Staples Succeeds CEO Kraus at APCO
By Kevin McCauley
 
margery krausAPCO's international president will succeed Margery Kraus as CEO of the No. 2 independent firm on Jan. 5.
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Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Cornish Takes B-M/US COO Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
cornishNicole Cornish, CEO of Direct Impact grassroots operation, has shifted into the COO slot at Burson-Marsteller's US region, a new position.
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Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Cooney/Waters Group Rebrands
By Kevin McCauley
 
cooney watersCooney/Waters Group is now Cooney Waters Unlimited as parent company UK-based Creston plc unveils the Creston Unlimited umbrella to join its various operating units.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Edelman's Bodner to Lead Grayling Consumer Push in US
By Greg Hazley
 
jennifer babbit bodnerDeputy general manager for Edelman's southeast region moves to Grayling US in a new role as the established European tech firm looks to grow a consumer PR business stateside. 
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Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Labor Dept. Vet Heads to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
ofelia casillasOfelia Casillas, who was public engagement director at the Labor Dept., will join Edelman in Chicago on Dec. 1.
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Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Ruder Finn Sues GCI Over Healthcare Staff, Clients
By Greg Hazley
 
suitRuder Finn sued GCI Health and five former RF staffers on Oct. 28, alleging GCI is trying to build up its healthcare PR business by "raiding" Ruder Finn employees and using those staffers to solicit RF clients.
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Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
Detroit Emergency Manager's PR Man Joins Finn Partners
By Kevin McCauley
 
nowlingBill Nowling, who served a 20-month stint as PR chief for Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr, has been named senior partner in Finn Partner's new outpost in the Motor City.
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Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
Detroit PR Maven Bailey Re-Enters the Ring
By Greg Hazley
 
john baileyDetroit PR maven John Bailey, who retired in 2012 after selling his firm, has re-entered the arena with Truscott Rossman in the motor city.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
CHR Makes Move on Idea Workshop
By Kevin McCauley
 
idea workshopNew York's CHR Group, integrated marketing outfit, has acquired PR firm Idea Workshop of Toronto.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
J&J PR Alum Joins B-M's Creative Council
By Kevin McCauley
 
kosminskyJay Kosminsky, who did a seven-year stint at Johnson & Johnson as VP-communications/PA in its consumer group, is the first member of Burson-Marsteller's Creative Council.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Former Huff Post PR Exec Returns to DKC
By Greg Hazley
 
mario ruizMario Ruiz, former VP of media relations for the Huffington Post, has returned to DKC in New York.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
FH's Hovland Named CEO of DeVries
By Greg Hazley
 
heidi hovlandHeidi Hovland, deputy GM for FleishmanHillard, has been named CEO of marketing-to-women PR powerhouse DeVries Global in New York. 
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
MDC Grows 13.2%, Narrows Loss
By Kevin McCauley
 
mdcMDC Partners recorded a solid 13.2 percent hike in Q3 revenues to $327M, while net loss tumbled from $19.3M to $3.2M. Organic growth advanced a solid 8.2 percent.
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