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Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
Boca Raton PR Firm Launches Talent Wing
By Jack O'Dwyer

TransMedia Group modelTransMedia Group, Boca Raton, Fla., founded in 1981 by Tom Madden, former VP and assistant to NBC president Fred Silverman, has opened TransMedia Modeling.

Category: PR Firms
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
APCO Talks to New Investors
By Jack O'Dwyer

APCOAPCO Worldwide, No. 2-ranked PR operation in the O’Dwyer rankings with documented fees of $118 million in 2014, said it is in talks with investors who would replace American merchant bank WindRiver as the main investor.

Category: PR Firms
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
Staying Employed in PR
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonWhile some PR agency job terminations come as a complete surprise, there are definite signals that should alert employees that their days at the agency might be numbered. 
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Peppercomm Comedy Event Aids ASPCA
By Sharlene Spingler

Steve Cody of PeppercommSeven staffers of Peppercomm performed stand-up comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club last night for the dual purpose of sharpening their presentation skills and benefiting the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

Category: PR Firms
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Golin Merges China with Magic
By Greg Hazley
golinGolin has merged its China operation into Magic Group, forming GolinMagic.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
C&W Opens in Guangzhou
By Greg Hazley
tiffany baiCohn & Wolfe has opened a Guangzhou office, its fourth China outpost, with Colgate as a base client.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Connected, Motivated PR Pros Wanted at Top PR Firms
By Jack O'Dwyer

Richard EdelmanThe ideal candidates for jobs at Edelman, Finn Partners and Peppercomm have an agency background, have a network of contacts built up over the years, and can get along well with fellow staffers, a PRSA/New York meeting was told last night.

Category: PR Firms
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
Myriad Books Spring O'Brien Acquisition
By Greg Hazley
chris springLos Angeles-based Myriad Marketing has acquired Spring O'Brien, the 33-year-old New York travel and hospitality PR shop led by founder Chris Spring.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
Velociti Appoints Media Frenzy Global as Communications AOR
By Matthew Schwartz
Media FrenzyMedia Frenzy Global, which specializes in technology PR, will work closely with Velociti to create and implement a comprehensive PR strategy.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
ReviveHealth Named AOR for Pamplona Capital
By Matthew Schwartz
ReviveHealthReviveHealth said it was awarded the business based on the agency’s experience in the health systems, health services and health technology sectors.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Two Michigan PR Agencies Join Forces
By Matthew Schwartz

Vanguard & 834Together, the agencies have a combined team of 14 employees. However, the partnership is not a formal merger, so both agencies will be able to maintain their independence.

Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Allison Takes Boston
By Greg Hazley
matthew della croceAllison+Partners has opened a Boston outpost, its 13th US office.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
Weber Shandwick Opens Office in Brasilia
By Matthew Schwartz

BrasiliaWeber Shandwick’s expanding network in Brazil includes offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Alphaville.

Category: PR Firms
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
Ogilvy's Taylor Takes DC Reins for Fenton
By Greg Hazley
trish taylorTrish Taylor, senior VP in Ogilvy PR Washington's social change practice, has moved to Fenton to head its D.C. office as managing director.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
O'verlays Taps Warner Communications for PR services
By Matthew Schwartz
Warner CommunicationsWarner will lead media relations efforts to enhance the company's brand awareness and drive consumer interest in the coming months.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Digital Pro Dayton to H+K in DC
By Greg Hazley
soren daytonSoren Dayton, a senior counseler and VP at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, has moved to Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Washington as a senior VP focused on digital advocacy.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
Weber Shandwick Named Strategic Communications AOR for Colorado Education Association
By Matthew Schwartz

Weber ShandwickThe account will be supported by Weber Shandwick’s Denver office, which will work to expand awareness of (and support for) CEA’s advocacy for quality public education via traditional media relations and digital storytelling.

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Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
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Donald Trump's 'Apology'
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Tue., Aug. 16
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