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Wed., May 11, 2016
Bender Recasts Bender/Helper Impact
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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
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Nathan FriedmanNathan Friedman, former regional managing director for Ogilvy PR, has moved to Citizen Relations as its US general manager.
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Tue., Apr. 26, 2016
Feintuch Adds NY Agency Vet Wright
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Doug WrightDoug Wright, a veteran agency VP and account man, has moved to Feintuch Communications in New York as senior account director.
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Mon., Apr. 25, 2016
McCaffery Helms C&W Atlanta
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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.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Apr. 6, 2016
Havas PR North America Celebrates 40th Anniversary
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Marian SalzmanHavas PR North America, part of publicly-held Havas, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding as Creamer Dickson Basford by donating $400,000 of PR professional time to pro bono work in the year to March 1, 2017.

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Wed., Apr. 6, 2016
Ex-Emanate CEO Sample Heads Text100 NY
By Editorial Staff
 
kim sampleKim Sample, a former Ketchum partner who served as CEO of its Emanate PR unit, has moved to Text100 as GM of its New York office.
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Tue., Apr. 5, 2016
C&W Grabs Cocchiere from Emanate to Lead Content, Creative
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scott cocchiereScott Cocchiere, creative director for Emanate PR, has moved to Cohn & Wolfe as managing director of creative and content.
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Fri., Apr. 1, 2016
How To Act So Your Agency Appreciates You
By Arthur Solomon
 
Arthur SolomonOver the course of my PR career, I have been asked by junior associates questions about the proper way to respond to agency management. Here are a few of the most asked questions. (1 reader comment)
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Mon., Mar. 28, 2016
Sherry Takes EVP Role with Kellen
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Greg SherryGreg Sherry, a Levick and G&S alum who built and sold The Sherry Group to Publicis, has moved to Kellen in New York as executive VP of communications for the association manager and PR advisory firm.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Mar. 24, 2016
Grayling Bolsters New York Ranks
By Editorial Staff
 
meghan grossMeghan Gross, an MSLGroup alum who founded and led GEM Strategic Communications, has moved to Grayling in New York as an executive VP.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Mar. 22, 2016
MWW Taps Gordon as Research Guru
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michelle gordonMichelle Gordon, VP and director of consumer insights for media buyer Horizon Media, has moved to MWWPR as senior VP of research insights to handle data analysis and measurement. (1 reader comment)
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Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Edelman's $840.9M in Fees Leads O'Dwyer Ranking
By John O'Dwyer
 
Edelman logoEdelman cracked the $800M mark with growth of 7.2%, heading a group of firms in the top 25 where 15 showed double-digit growth and only two firms posted down years.
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Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Rubenstein to Relocate New York Headquarters
By Jon Gingerich
 
Caylon Bldg.Rubenstein Public Relations announced that it is relocating its New York corporate headquarters.
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Mon., Dec. 5
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Fri., Dec. 2
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Mon., Nov. 28
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Mon., Nov. 28
The Art of Trump’s Failed NYT Deal
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Mon., Nov. 28
Lufthansa Flies Into PR Nightmare
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PR RFPs:

Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

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2. WE, Wash. - $98,782,000
3. W2O Group, San Fran. - $95,010,000
4. Ruder Finn, NY - $74,000,000
5. Finn Partners, New York - $71,481,000
6. LEWIS, San Fran. - $68,585,000
7. ICR, CT - $56,208,757
8. Zeno Group, New York - $47,343,821
9. PadillaCRT, New York - $34,813,666
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