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Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
FitzGibbon Alums, Van Jones in Social Justice PR Shop
By Editorial Staff
Megaphone StrategiesPolitical pundit and social activist Van Jones has teamed with progressive PR pro Molly Haigh to form Megaphone Strategies, a Washington-based media strategy firm.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
New Name for Hammond
By Editorial Staff
Lou Hammond GroupNew York-based Lou Hammond & Associates has changed its name to Lou Hammond Group and installed a new corporate identity.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 19, 2016
Ketchum Ups Rafferty to President
By Editorial Staff
barri raffertyKetchum has elevated North American head Barri Rafferty to president of the firm, as CEO Rob Flaherty trades the president title for a chairman role.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 19, 2016
Teneo Acquires Ireland's PSG
By Editorial Staff
psgTeneo, the global advisory firm, has acquired Dublin-based PSG Communications, a 55-staffer Ireland PR heavyweight.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jun. 28, 2016
MWWPR Brings in Shapiro in LA
By Editorial Staff
wendi shapiroWendi Shapiro, senior VP for Murphy O'Brien PR, has moved to MWWPR to lead its consumer marketing practice in the Western region from Los Angeles.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Edelman Boosts Crisis Offering
By Editorial Staff
rethmeierBlain Rethmeier, a former PR advisor to President George W. Bush and top exec of the travel and insurance industry's trade groups, has moved to Edelman as managing director of its West Coast crisis and risk practice.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jun. 7, 2016
Gardner to Qorvis MSL with CSR Focus
By Editorial Staff
Joshua GardnerJosuha Gardner, a communications advisor for Luntz Global, has moved to Qorvis MSLGroup as a VP.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jun. 7, 2016
Huttner Takes Fenton Reins
By Editorial Staff
Michael HuttnerMichael Huttner, a veteran communications and policy operative, has been named CEO of progressive PR shop Fenton.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
Kinch Takes Ketchum West Reins
By Editorial Staff
Melissa KinchMelissa Kinch, a partner and 19-year Ketchum vet, is being elevated to lead Ketchum's West Coast operations.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Jun. 1, 2016
Jones-Mitchell Named President of Brandware
By Editorial Staff
jennifer jones-mitchellJennifer Jones-Mitchell, executive VP and managing director for Hope-Beckham, has moved to Brandware PR in Atlanta as president of the firm.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., May 11, 2016
Bender Recasts Bender/Helper Impact
By Editorial Staff
Dean BenderBender/Helper Impact has re-branded as B/HI under president and co-founder Dean Bender and following the exit of co-founder Lee Helper.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., May 9, 2016
Ludlum Heads Ogilvy DC Corporate, PA Group
By Editorial Staff
Nick LudlumOgilvy has elevated Nick Ludlum to head its Washington-based corporate and public affairs group as an executive VP.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., May 5, 2016
National Snags Shift
By Editorial Staff
Shift & National PR execsCanada's National PR has acquired Boston-based Shift Communications, the 13-year-old, tech-savvy firm with a diverse client roster and around $20M in annual billings.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., May 4, 2016
Sard Pursues Private Equity Sale
By Editorial Staff
sard verbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co., which saw management buy the firm out from the UK's Huntsworth in 2007, is in talks to sell a 40 percent stake to a San Francisco private equity firm.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., May 2, 2016
Rose Transplants to Sard Verbinnen
By Editorial Staff
Sard VerbinnenPeter Rose, the recently retired senior managing director and global head of PA for Blackstone, has been named vice chairman of Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Reputation Partners Acquires Vollrath to Build Milwaukee Presence
By Editorial Staff
marilyn vollrathChicago-based Reputation Partners has acquired Vollrath Associates, a Milwaukee-based PR and IR shop that builds RP's presence in the Brew City.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 27, 2016
Citizen Recruits Ogilvy Alum Friedman as US GM
By Editorial Staff
Nathan FriedmanNathan Friedman, former regional managing director for Ogilvy PR, has moved to Citizen Relations as its US general manager.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Apr. 26, 2016
Feintuch Adds NY Agency Vet Wright
By Editorial Staff
Doug WrightDoug Wright, a veteran agency VP and account man, has moved to Feintuch Communications in New York as senior account director.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Apr. 25, 2016
McCaffery Helms C&W Atlanta
By Editorial Staff
Candace McCafferyCandace McCaffery, an agency vet and senior VP of global marketing for Powa Technologies, has moved to Cohn & wolfe to head its Atlanta office as managing director.
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Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Diaferia Leads Management Buyout of Infinite Spada
By Editorial Staff
infinite spadaTop management of professional services PR specialist Infinite Spada have bought the firm from founder Gavin Ingham Brooke.
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Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
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Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
By Sharon Reis
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
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Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
By Jonathan Bloom
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Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
By Johnathon Briggs
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Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
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Tue., Oct. 11
Trump is Running Out of Time to Sell His Story
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Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
City of Compton

Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport

Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

Mon., Sep. 19
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