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Judge Clears AT&T's $85B Time Warner Deal

Tue, Jun. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AT&TUS District Court judge Richard Leon has approved AT&T's $85B deal to acquire Time Warner, a transaction opposed by president Trump. (1 reader comment)

PR Must Push for Firing of Misbehaving Execs

Tue, Jun. 12, 2018

By Mike Clement

Mike ClementIf PR is to serve as the "conscience of the company," communicators must push for the firing of executives responsible for bad behavior or unethical decisions.

WPP Moves into 3 WTC

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

3 World Trade CenterWPP moves into newly opened 3 World Trade Center as its first and anchor tenant, taking a stake in "Lower Manhattan's renaissance."

Sorrell Slates Comeback

Tue, May 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell today promised to return to the ad/PR business following last month's "extraction" from WPP in the aftermath of an internal probe into his personal conduct. (3 reader comments)

Obama's Press Secretary Flies United

Thu, May 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Josh EarnestJosh Earnest, who was President Obama’s press secretary, is joining United Airlines as senior VP & chief communications officer.

AstraZeneca’s PR Chief Switches to Coty

Thu, Apr. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Esra Erkal-PalerEsra Erkal-Paler, who heads global external communications at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, is moving to Coty as worldwide corporate affairs officer.

5W's Torossian Takes on Sinclair Broadcast Group

Mon, Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

5W PRSinclair Broadcast Group, which faces a storm of criticism for mandating that local anchors read scripted pieces (“must-runs) delivered from its Hunt Valley (MD), has hired Ronn Torossian’s 5W for ongoing PR work. (1 reader comment)

Stagwell Acquires ReputationDefender

Fri, Apr. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennMark Penn's Stagwell Group investment firm has acquired, which helps clients remove unwanted information from the Internet to maintain a positive online presence. (1 reader comment)

Budget Cited as Top PR Challenge

Tue, Mar. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

JOTWCost remains the greatest obstacle facing the corporate communications world and daily concern for professionals working in the industry today, according to a survey published by Job of the Week.

Hoffman Checks in at Accenture

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Robert HoffmanRobert Hoffman, who has nearly 30 years of public policy experience, signed on at Accenture March 5 as managing director of North America government relations.

GE Shrinks Board

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John CassidyGeneral Electric today disclosed that eight of its 17 board of directors are leaving the company as CEO John Flannery works to engineer a comeback for the Boston-headquartered $122B industrial giant. Stock sinks to eight-year low.

Latour Turns Lights Out at GE

Thu, Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Deirdre LatourDeirdre Latour will leave her VP-chief communications officer post at restructuring General Electric on March 16 to pursue other opportunities.

H+K's Koeneman Takes to Bully Pulpit

Wed, Jan. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Claire KoenemanHill+Knowlton Strategies’ Claire Koeneman, who has more than 20 years of corporate & financial PR experience, has joined Bully Pulpit Interactive, digital marketing & communications shop, as a partner.

Queen Elizabeth Looks for PR Helper

Mon, Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Queen ElizabethBuckingham Palace is looking for a PR person to help promote the 'work, role, relevance of the Royal Family to a worldwide audience.' (3 reader comments)

Arjuna Pulls Resolution as Citi Commits to Gender Pay Equity

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arjuna CapitalArjuna Capital today withdrew its shareholder proposal on gender pay equity slated for Citigroup's proxy statement following news that the banking giant is committed to closing the pay gap for women and US minorities.

AGCO Plants Cook in PR Slot

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kelli CookKelli Cook, a former marketing communications manager for Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky helicopter unit, has joined AGCO agricultural equipment maker as North American PR manager.


Peraton Crowns McQueen CCO

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Matt McQueenPeraton, which develops technology solutions for the defense, intelligence, homeland security and space sectors, has named Matt McQueen chief communications officer.

Hawaiian Airlines PR Ace Flies to A4A

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

airlinesAlison McAfee, senior director of corporate communications for Hawaiian Airlines for the past four years, has taken the managing director-communications job at Airlines for America.

3M Taps HR Chief for Top PR Spot

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Kristen Ludgate3M has appointed Kristen Ludgate, VP-global human resources business operations, to the top PR post effective Jan. 1, taking over for Kimberly Price who is retiring March 1.

Big Gap Between Employer Brand, Employee Experience

Tue, Nov. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Employer Brand Credibility Gap - KRC Research for Weber Shandwick.Only 19 percent of employees see a strong match between how their company presents itself and the reality of the day-by-day working world, according to a survey conducted by KRC Research for sister firm Weber Shandwick.