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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.
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Mon., May 9, 2016
Ludlum Heads Ogilvy DC Corporate, PA Group
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Nick LudlumOgilvy has elevated Nick Ludlum to head its Washington-based corporate and public affairs group as an executive VP.
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Thu., May 5, 2016
National Snags Shift
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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.
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Wed., May 4, 2016
Sard Pursues Private Equity Sale
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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.
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Mon., May 2, 2016
Rose Transplants to Sard Verbinnen
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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.
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Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Reputation Partners Acquires Vollrath to Build Milwaukee Presence
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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.
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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
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infinite spadaTop management of professional services PR specialist Infinite Spada have bought the firm from founder Gavin Ingham Brooke.
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Wed., Apr. 6, 2016
Havas PR North America Celebrates 40th Anniversary
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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
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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
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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.
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Thu., Mar. 24, 2016
Grayling Bolsters New York Ranks
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meghan grossMeghan Gross, an MSLGroup alum who founded and led GEM Strategic Communications, has moved to Grayling in New York as an executive VP.
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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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