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Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Image-Battered Salt Lake School District Shelves PR for Cupcakes
By Kevin McCauley
The Salt Lake City school district has shelved hiring a PR firm to defuse national outrage connected to its policy of yanking $2 lunches away from kids whose parents were delinquent with cafeteria payments. 
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Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
SEO Firm Acquires LVM Group
By Greg Hazley
david grantDigital marketing firm Didit has acquired LVM Group, a boutique New York PR shop with clients like 3M, Insperity and the Empire State Building.
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Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
Deadline for O'Dwyer's Ranking of PR Firms Extended to Thu., Feb. 27
By Greg Hazley
PR firms that are thinking of joining O’Dwyer's PR firm rankings should consider the following benefits:
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Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
FTI Comms Revenue Falls 6.8% in Q4
By Greg Hazley
FTI Consulting's strategic communications revenue fell 6.8% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $46.9M on slower business in the EMEA and North America regions.
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Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Sitrick Adds Bloomberg's Lubove, Bolsters Digital
By Greg Hazley

seth luboveSeth Lubove, a senior writer for Bloomberg and member of its reporting team that compiles a list of the world's billionaires, has jumped to the PR side with Sitrick and Company in Los Angeles.

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Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Havas Fetes Guru to Entrepreneurs
By Kevin McCauley
andrew yangHavas PR hosted Andrew Yang, CEO/founder of Venture for America, at a breakfast in its New York office on Feb. 6.
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Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
Ad Age Crowns Weber Shandwick 'One of Adland's Best'
By Kevin McCauley
Advertising Age has selected Weber Shandwick No. 7 on its annual “Agency A-List,” making WS the sole PR firm to crack the magazine’s Top Ten ranking of ad agencies.
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Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
42West Casts Freed to Lead Brand Comms
By Greg Hazley
joanne freedEntertainment PR agency 42West has installed brand PR veteran Joanne Freed to heads its expansion into brand communications.
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Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Starbucks Lead Porter Succeeds Murray at Edelman Chicago
By Kevin McCauley
jay porterJay Porter will take the helm of Edelman’s 600-plus member Chicago office on February 11, taking over for Rick Murray, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
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Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
DKC Pumps Trump Hotels
By Kevin McCauley
trumpDKC Public Relations has signed on as agency of record for Donald Trump’s portfolio of upscale hotels and customized hospitality and wellness programs.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014
FTI Adds Litigation, Crisis PR Specialist from APCO
By Greg Hazley
tilden katzTilden Katz, an attorney and senior VP at APCO Worldwide in Chicago, has moved to FTI Consulting as a managing director.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
Fahlgren Acquires Turner PR
By Greg Hazley

Ohio's Fahlgren Mortine has acquired 17-year-old New York and Denver-based travel and outdoor lifestyle shop Turner PR with plans to operate the firm as an independent brand.

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Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Ketchum Adds Punch to Sports Unit
By Kevin McCauley

Eryn McverryEryn McVerry is a new senior VP at Ketchum’s sports and entertainment operation. 

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Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Brunswick Founder Knighted
By Greg Hazley
alan parkerThe U.K. knighted Alan Parker, founder and chairman of Brunswick Group, this week for his service to business, charitable giving and philanthropy in the country.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Coyne Wins LA Marathon
By Kevin McCauley
New Jersey’s Coyne PR has won the LA Marathon business in a competitive pitch for the world’s tenth largest organized 26.2-mile race.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
APCO Adds Seasoned Hand in Goldman
By Greg Hazley

Kevin Goldman, a veteran corporate communications counselor, in-house PR exec and journalist, has landed at APCO Worldwide as senior director for media relations in New York.

Category: PR Firms
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
BlackBerry's Cameron Flees to H&K
By Kevin McCauley
Director of global public policy at beleaguered Blackberry and former aide to Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper shifts to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as deputy leader of its Canadian energy practice.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
MSL's Huckman to Pure
By Kevin McCauley
huckmanFormer senior VP/director of media strategy at MSLGroup has joined Pure Communications, the life sciences PR firm.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
Skees Heads West Coast for Fenton
By Greg Hazley
sandy skeesSandy Skees, a former Porter Novelli partner who ran her own sustainability PR shop for the past six years, has moved to Fenton in San Francisco as managing director of its West Coast operations.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Dec. 9, 2013
Tech-Savvy Harris to Lead Grayling US
By Greg Hazley
peter harrisGrayling has recruited MSLGroup's Peter Harris to become U.S. CEO at the start of 2014 as the Huntsworth-owned firm sets a technology-focused course.
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