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Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Kekst Aids Ann Taylor Parent as Hedge Funds Circle
By Greg Hazley
 
Ann TaylorANN Inc., the New York-based parent company of fashion retail brands Ann Taylor and LOFT, has donned Kekst and Company for PR support amid pressure from activist hedge funds to sell.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
CHR Acquires Trylon SMR
By Greg Hazley
 
lloyd trufelmanIntegrated marketing agency The CHR Group has acquired Trylon SMR, a New York-based media relations and tech specialist with $1.5M in billings in 2013.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
Wilson Moves to Abernathy in LA
By Greg Hazley
 
heather wilsonHeather Wilson, a Weber Shandwick and Ogilvy corporate PR pro, has moved to The Abernathy MacGregor Group's Los Angeles office as an executive VP.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
Echeveste Retires from VPE
By Greg Hazley
 
john echevesteJohn Echeveste, founding partner of 26-year-old Los Angeles-based Hispanic PR firm VPE Tradigital Communications, is retiring.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Blog: Insider Trading Scandal Threatens LHA's Future
By Kevin McCauley
 
lhaIn the understatement of the year, Keith Lippert said it is "devastating" news that a key executive at 30-year-old Lippert/Heilshorn & Assocs. is charged with 13 counts of insider trading resulting in illicit gains of $1M.
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Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
1986 O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings - #tbt
By Greg Hazley
 
rankingsFor Throw Back Thursday, take a look at the 1986 O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings as Hill+Knowlton led the charge with just over $100M in billings.
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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Ad Guy Takes Creativity to Golin
By Kevin McCauley
 
timothy burnsTimothy Bruns, most recently creative director at JWT in New York, now has the same post in Interpublic's Golin's western region in Los Angeles.
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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
PR Firms: You Can't Always Sell When You Want
By Art Stevens
 
Art StevensTo parallel the famous Rolling Stones song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," PR firms may also not be able to sell when they want.
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Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-14-2014
By Greg Hazley
 

Finance Fund that pushed Saatchi changes takes Interpublic stake (WSJ)
Food/Bev Burger King nixes low-cal ‘Satisfries’ (AP)
Tech The Internet’s original sin (E. Zuckerman)
Disinfo Yellowstone officials dispel evacuation rumors (NBC MT)
Opportunity Art of communications: When to be quiet (C. Winters)
PR 101 Credibility is currency (G. Laskoski)
Media Media relations: Riding the wave of change (E. Burkhart)
Data How quantifying everything means nothing (A. Hoglund)
Statement Robin William’s wife releases statement (IW)
Profile New City PR’s Anita Gatto (Adrianna)

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Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Karv Catches Andrus
By Kevin McCauley
 
eric andrusEric Andrus, a partner and RLM Finsbury staffer since 1998, has joined KARV Communications as executive VP.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
PR 'Rock Star' to Perform at MWW
By Kevin McCauley
 
seilheimerJess Seilheimer, formerly senior VP/innovation & strategic planning at France's Havas, is now chief strategy officer at MWW in its New York outpost.
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Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
APCO Fills Key Chicago Post
By Greg Hazley
 
tina-marie adamsAPCO Worldwide has recruited agency vet Tina-Marie Adams from Ketchum to lead its Chicago office as managing director.
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Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Text100/Bite Merge APAC Units
By Kevin McCauley
 
Next15Next Fifteen Communications is merging the Asia-Pacific units of Text100 and Bite to create a 300-member operation with offices in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
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Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Allison Acquires Frause
By Kevin McCauley
 
bob frauseAllison + Partners is acquiring Frause to bolster the San Francisco-based firm's presence in Seattle and expand to Portland.
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Tue., Jul. 29, 2014
H+K Credits Cradit With Corp Advisory Duties
By Kevin McCauley
 
lisa craditHill+Knowlton Strategies has recruited Lisa Cradit to helm its corporate advisory practice in New York.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
Burson Lays Down Law
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael lawMichael Law, who joined Burson-Marsteller last year as US president, is taking the US CEO reins from Dave DenHerder on Sept. 1.
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Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
FH Catches Schad
By Kevin McCauley
 
david schadFleishmanHillard has recruited Dave Schad for the senior VP/general manager slot at its Minneapolis-St. Paul outlet.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 22, 2014
Ciarlante Returns to Ketchum to Head Atlanta Office
By Greg Hazley
 
diana garza ciarlanteCoca-Cola's Diana Garza Ciarlante has returned to Ketchum to take the reins of the firm's Atlanta office as a director.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 22, 2014
Ford Social Media Guru Monty Shifts to Agency Realm
By Greg Hazley
 
scott montyScott Monty, the Ford Motor Company PR and digital communications guru who stepped down in May, has joined Shift Communications in Boston as executive VP of strategy.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jul. 21, 2014
B-M Snags Obama's Media Maven
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Dag VegaDag Vega, who handles TV for President Obama, will join Burson-Marsteller Aug. 4 as managing director, reporting to Ann Davison, US PA & crisis practice chair.
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