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Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
Cohn & Wolfe Co-Founder Norman Wolfe is Dead
By Kevin McCauley
 
norman wolfeNorman Wolfe, co-founder of Cohn & Wolfe with Bob Cohn, died June 2.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
McHugh Opts for Ogilvy
By Kevin McCauley
 
nicky mchughNicky McHugh joined Ogilvy PR June 2 as executive director of its New York corporate practice.  She reports to Jennifer Scott, managing director.
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Wed., Jun. 4, 2014
Ex-Edelman Exec Takes APCO Creative Post
By Greg Hazley
 
howard pulchinHoward Pulchin, a former creative and consumer marketing leader at Edelman, has joined APCO Worldwide in a new post directing creative strategy for clients.
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Wed., Jun. 4, 2014
Deri Moves to Teneo
By Greg Hazley
 
chris deriAgency vet Chris Deri has left the president slot at WCG after a year and landed at Teneo Strategy, the New York communications firm.
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Mon., Jun. 2, 2014
Burson Digital Guru Exits for MDC
By Kevin McCauley
 
bassikMichael Bassik, CEO of Burson-Marsteller’s Proof Integrated Communications digital combine, is exiting for MDC Partners to run its digital operations.
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Wed., May 28, 2014
Sloan Takes Coyne's Chief Bean-Counter Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
mike sloanMike Sloan is the new chief financial officer at Coyne PR, taking over responsibilities of Mark Martin.
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Fri., May 23, 2014
Ad, PR Firm Meridian-Chiles Folds
By Greg Hazley
 
meridian-chilesLexington, Ky.-based ad and PR firm Meridian-Chiles has gone into bankruptcy, shuttering after a 26-year run.
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Wed., May 14, 2014
Edelman Taps Microsoft Lead as SF GM
By Greg Hazley
 
wayne hickeyWayne Hickey has taken the reins of Edelman's 145-staffer San Francisco office as interim GM Kristine Boyden is elevated to the new role of COO for the Western region.
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Thu., May 1, 2014
Chevron's Burns to Burson
By Kevin McCauley
 

stephen burnsStephen Burns, who handled California government affairs at Chevron, has left for Burson-Marsteller's Sacramento office for a managing director slot in its US PA and crisis practice.

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Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
Edelman Ups Cohan to NY President
By Kevin McCauley
 
jennifer cohanJennifer Cohan takes the president of Edelman's flagship New York office on July 1, taking over duties of Russell Dubner, who was named CEO Edelman US with this month's exit of Mark Hass, one-time CEO of Manning, Selvage & Lee.
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Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
Brunswick Adds Managing Partner for US
By Greg Hazley
 
lovegroveBrunswick Group said 30-year McKinsey & Company veteran Nick Lovegrove will join the firm in May as managing partner for the US.
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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Bliss Regains Independence in Buyout
By Kevin McCauley
 
blissBliss Integrated Communication has regained its independence as a three-member management team has bought the $6.4M New York-based shop from Dudnyk Exchange advertising agency of Horsham, PA.
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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Hass Exits Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
mark hassMark Hass, former CEO of Manning Selvage & Lee, is leaving the Edelman US presidency post to pursue other interests.
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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Schnee Joins Fenton as NY GM
By Greg Hazley
 
libby schneeLibby Schnee, a Burson-Marsteller and Teneo Strategy alum focused on corporate foundations, philanthropy and non-profits, has taken the reins of Fenton's New York office as general manager.
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Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Stratacomm Execs Buy Firm Back from FleishmanHillard
By Greg Hazley
 
Partners at Washington-based Stratacomm have bought the firm back from FleishmanHillard, which acquired the transportation PR specialist in 2004.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
Porter Novelli's Sullivan to B-M
By Kevin McCauley
 
catherine sullivanCatherine Sullivan, who handled PR at Omnicom’s Porter Novelli subsidiary, now does it for Burson-Marsteller in the managing director of worldwide communications post. She reports to CEO Don Baer.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
Rankings Called 'Absurdly Influential' by Consultant
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

russell perkinsMorgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs gave up millions in fees in order to rank high in deal-making tables, notes consultant Russell Perkins, who says such rankings are “absurdly influential.”

Category: PR Firms
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014
Gross to Take Reins of RLM Finsbury
By Greg Hazley
 
michael grossRLM Finsbury partner and president Michael Gross will succeed CEO and co-founder Walter Montgomery later this month.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
W2O Works Connections
By Kevin McCauley
 

laura levitanW2O Group has named Laura Levitan its first chief networking officer, responsible for outreach to potential clients and talent on behalf of its WCGTwist Mktg and Brewlife units.

Category: PR Firms
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Edelman Adds Ad Pro in Toronto
By Greg Hazley
 
jordan doucetteEdelman is hiring Jordan Doucette in Toronto as the office’s executive creative director effective May 5.
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