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Top PR Firm Rankings for 2017 Released

121 firms ranked overall by net fees and in 12 PR specialties and key cities/regions.

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Fox Apologizes, Settles Harassment Suit

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016

By Greg Hazley

Gretchen CarlsonFox News parent 21st Century Fox settled a high-profile harassment suit by former host Gretchen Carlson for $20M and apologized for the company’s treatment of Carlson, who has hired a high-powered Hollywood PR exec.

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“Branded” Media Content Fights Facebook (and Loses)

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Facebook like buttonAds that look like editorial matter are a “necessary evil,” say 45% of those voting in a current poll on this website. They are “unethical,” say 27%. Since stories “with a Mickey in them” are being pushed by New York Times and others, it’s no wonder Facebook is thriving.

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Nielsen: SVOD Usage Now Rivals DVRs

Thu, Jul. 14, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

NielsenTV still leads when it comes to overall media consumption, with subscription-based video on demand programming now available in 50 percent of all U.S. households, according to a report by Nielsen.

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CNN’s Bohrman to BitTorrent

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Harrison Bohrman Peer-to-peer file-sharing company BitTorrent has hired former CNN News producer Harrison Bohrman to help launch a forthcoming streaming news network titled BitTorrent News.

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Cumulus Calls Abbot CFO

Wed, Jun. 22, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

CumulusCumulus Media CFO J.P. Hannan has vacated his role with the Atlanta-based radio giant after six years. John Abbot steps in to replace him on July 1.

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Ebony, Jet Sold

Wed, Jun. 15, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

ebonyJohnson Publishing Company has sold iconic African-American monthly magazine Ebony, as well as digital sister publication Jet, to private equity firm Clear View Group.

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