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Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Pedersen Out at Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
 
pete pedersenPete Pedersen, former Edelman global tech chair, has resigned the CEO slot at Grayling, Huntsworth's global flagship.
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Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
New PR Network Debuts
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Global Communications Alliance network of firms has launched with 10 members with market coverage in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
Gaynor Takes B-M/Asia Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
Terri-Helen GaynorTerri-Helen Gaynor, founding partner of Reputation Ply in Australia, is taking over Burson-Martin's Asia-Pacific duties from Pat Ford, who helmed the region since Oct. 2012.
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Tue., Jan. 13, 2015
Edelman's Smith Dives into Diversity Post
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Trisch SmithTrisch Smith, executive VP at Edelman/DC, has been named managing director for diversity and inclusion
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Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
Ex-CIA/Pentagon PA Hand Taps into Brunswick
By Kevin McCauley
 
George LittleGeorge Little, former CIA and Pentagon spokesperson, will join Brunswick Group next month to head its corporate data and privacy practice.
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Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Economist's Clyne Moves to Weber Shandwick
By Kevin McCauley
 

Adam Clyne has signed on at Weber Shandwick's London office to head its digital offering in the Interpublic unit's 33 offices in the EMEA region.

 
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Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Edelman Adds Ad Vet Heath
By Kevin McCauley
 
catherine heathEdelman has recruited Catherine Heath as executive VP and planning chief for its western region
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Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
PR Firm Founder Dies in Plane Crash
By Kevin McCauley
 
tonkinsonLewis Tonkinson, co-founder of Britain's Pinnacle Marketing Communications, died Jan. 3 when the light plane that he was piloting crashed near Popham Airfield in Hampshire.
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Mon., Jan. 5, 2015
SSPR Chief Simon Dies at 67
By Kevin McCauley
 
steve simonSteve Simon founder/CEO of SSPR in the Chicago area (Northfield) died Jan. 4 from complications from amyloidosis. He was 67.
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Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
Fischer Finds Finn Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Rafi Fischer, a 10-year PR pro, has joined Finn Partners in Israel responsible for its technology clients.
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Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Mechlin Goes to Griffin
By Kevin McCauley
 
victoria mechlinVictoria Mechlin has signed on at Georgetown-based Griffin & Co. as director of client services.
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Wed., Dec. 24, 2014
Fernandez Sits in APCO's NA Chair
By Kevin McCauley
 
Nelson FernandezNelson Fernandez, managing director of APCO Worldwide's New York office, has been upped to North America chair at the Washington-based shop.
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Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Havas Acquires Formula PR
By Greg Hazley
 
formulaFrench marketing conglomerate Havas has acquired New York-based PR agency Formula with an eye on boosting its North American reach alongside Havas PR.
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Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Ex-H&K CEO Taaffe Takes Huntsworth Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
paul taaffePaul Taaffe, who served eight years at the helm of Hill & Knowlton, is taking over for Peter Chadlington, 72, as CEO of Huntsworth.
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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
Category: PR Firms
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.
Category: PR Firms
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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