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Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
McIntyre Swaps Edelman for Ketchum in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
william mcintryreBill McIntyre, executive VP and group head for Edelman's Washington, DC, operation, is shifting to Ketchum as a director to lead its capital office.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Blog: NYT Makes Blockbuster Pope Francis/Fido/Heaven Correction
By Kevin McCauley
 
timesNew York Times enjoys a big plate of crow with correction of blockbuster front-page article about Pope Francis' belief that dogs and cats go to heaven.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Sharpton Is Fixture at White House PR Shop
By Kevin McCauley
 
al sharptonRev. Al Sharpton has visited the White House 61 times since 2009, a good chunk of those trips huddling with President Obama's PR staffers.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Wiley Rein Makes Move on McBee
By Kevin McCauley
 
Wiley Rein law firm is expected to acquire Washington's McBee Strategic Consulting in a move to push into the public affairs arena.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Report: CIA Public Affairs Leaked False Info
By Greg Hazley
 
ciaThe CIA's Office of Public Affairs leaked false information to boost the agency's profile and protect its controversial detention and interrogation program, according to a summary of the blockbuster Senate Intelligence Committee report released Dec. 9.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
AIPAC, Glover Park Alum to Red Banyan in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
jarad geldnerJarad Geldner of AIPAC and Glover Park Group decamps for a principal slot at Red Banyan Group to direct the Washington office of the Florida-based firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Blog: Sen. Rubio Shows He's Not Ready for Prime Time
By Kevin McCauley
 

rubioWith today's release of the summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, Marco Rubio showed he's not ready for prime time. John McCain, in contrast, demonstrated adult leadership.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Ex-Blair Aide Joins FTI
By Kevin McCauley
 
patricia hewittPatricia Hewitt, who served in Tony Blair's government and headed Accenture's EMEA research unit, joins FTI Consulting's PR offering in London.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Omnicom Acquires DDC Advocacy
By Greg Hazley
 
ddcOmnicom has acquired tech-savvy Washington public affairs shop DDC Advocacy.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Blog: Boehner Displays PR Savvy in Squashing Plan to Embarrass Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 
Speaker John Boehner displays PR savvy in squashing GOP right-winger plan to disinvite President Obama from House for State of the Union address.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Ritsch to Exit Education Dept for Teach for America
By Greg Hazley
 
massie ritschCommunications lead for the US Department of Education is leaving for a senior PR post with Teach for America in January.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
William, Kate, Harry Tap American Spokesman
By Greg Hazley
 

jason knaufPrince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have recruited Royal Bank of Scotland PR exec Jason Knauf as communications secretary.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Why Voters Donít Give a Damn
By Arthur Solomon
 

"Solomon’s Theory of Segmented Politics" offers the only explanation of dismal voter turnout and massive election turnoff.  You're welcome.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Fed Mortgage Refinance Push Sticks with PN for PR
By Greg Hazley
 
HARP.govThe five-year-old federal program to aid homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth will continue with Porter Novelli at the helm of its ongoing PR push as a key deadline was extended through the end of 2015.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Qorvis' Blewitt to Story Partners in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
carrie blewittManaging director for Qorvis MSLGroup moves to Story Partners as a senior VP for the Washington-based PA shop of Gloria Dittus.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Blog: Media Bash Solyndra, Ignore Loan Program Success
By Kevin McCauley
 
solyndraThe embattled federal renewable energy loan program blasted in the wake of Solyndra's collapse is on target to earn taxpayers $5B.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Hawaii Uses PR to Head Off Homeless
By Kevin McCauley
 
hawaiiHawaii's Institute for Human Services slates a PR push to dissuade homeless people on the mainland from moving to the Aloha State.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Silver Lining for Democrats
By Kevin McCauley
 
There is a silver lining for Democrats following last night's ballot box disaster: at least none of their candidates got physically hurt. Psychologically scarred, perhaps.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Edelman's Ex-Chicago Chief Heads North
By Kevin McCauley
 
rick murrayRick Murray, who once led Edelman's 625-member strong Chicago office and served as president of its digital group, has joined Canada's National PR.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Romney's Ex-Spokesman Moves to Hamilton Place
By Kevin McCauley
 
kevin maddenKevin Madden, who served as Mitt Romney's spokesperson during his 2012 presidential run, has moved to Hamilton Place Strategies.
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