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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.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Apr. 5, 2016
C&W Grabs Cocchiere from Emanate to Lead Content, Creative
By Editorial Staff
scott cocchiereScott Cocchiere, creative director for Emanate PR, has moved to Cohn & Wolfe as managing director of creative and content.
Category: PR Firms
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)
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Mar. 28, 2016
Sherry Takes EVP Role with Kellen
By Editorial Staff
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
By Editorial Staff
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.
Category: PR Firms
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.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Alumni Gather to Celebrate Harold Burson's 95th Birthday
By Editorial Staff
Harold BursonMore than 150 former and current Burson-Marsteller employees gathered at the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to celebrate the 95th birthday of Burson-Marsteller founder and chairman emeritus Harold Burson.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Golin Acquires The Brooklyn Brothers
By Editorial Staff
The Brooklyn BrothersGolin has acquired PR and creative branding shop The Brooklyn Brothers, a New York-based agency with operations in London, Los Angeles and Brazil.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Journalism Vet Pulley to Weber Content Posts
By Editorial Staff
Brett PulleyBrett Pulley, a journalism vet who moved to PR last year, has joined Weber Shandwick as an EVP and managing director for corporate content and media strategy.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
UK's Coulson Hangs PR Shingle
By Editorial Staff
Andy CoulsonAndy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who served time in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, has opened a PR firm.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Mike Paul Is Advisor to Status Labs
By Jack O'Dwyer

Mike PaulStatus Labs, with offices in New York, Austin and Sao Paulo, has added New York counselor Mike Paul to its board as an advisor.

Category: PR Firms
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Zeno Group Makes Big UK Play
By Editorial Staff
Richard, Edelman, SiegelZeno Group has acquired 12-year-old, UK-based 3 Monkeys Communications, scaling up its European reach to 75 staffers with the independent, mid-sized firm.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Freuds Acquires Brew PR
By Editorial Staff
brooke hammerlingUK-based Freuds has acquired tech PR maven Brooke Hammerling's Brew Media Relations in a deal worth $15M.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
Lovell Opens in Baton Rouge
By Editorial Staff
nicole kleinpeterNashville-based Lovell Communications has opened an outpost in Baton Rouge, La., under the direction of seasoned healthcare PR pro Nicole Kleinpeter.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
FH Taps Carter as Global COO
By Editorial Staff
JJ CarterFleishmanHillard has elevated J.J. Carter to the new role of global COO and Americas president as newly installed CEO John Saunders organizes top management of the firm.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Sitrick Signs Journos Kneale, Pfeifer
By Editorial Staff
Kneale & PfeiferDennis Kneale, former managing editor of Forbes and senior editor for the Wall Street Journal, has moved to Sitrick and Company in New York.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Kupcu Heads Brunswick NY
By Editorial Staff
Maria KupcuBrunswick Group has named partner Maria Figueroa Kupcu head of its New York office.
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Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
By Gil Bashe &
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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
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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
By Richard Goldstein
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

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
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 11
Trump is Running Out of Time to Sell His Story
By Bodine Williams
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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
Port of Browsville Eyes PR
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2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $119,858,300
3. WE, Wash. - $98,782,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $95,010,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $74,000,000
6. Finn Partners, New York - $71,481,000
7. LEWIS, San Fran. - $68,585,000
8. ICR, CT - $56,208,757
9. Zeno Group, New York - $47,343,821
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