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Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
16 Trump Campaign Lessons for PR People
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonTrump's PR juggernaut of a campaign holds many lessons for the professional communicator. Here are a few.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Levick's Aaron to Mercury
By Editorial Staff
stephen aaronStephen Aaron, VP for Levick who spent several years mobilizing support for the National Rifle Association, has moved to Mercury in Washington as a senior VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
Sanders Campaign Alum Jones Joins Revolution
By Editorial Staff
arianna jonesArianna Jones, a top communications deputy for Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, has landed at Revolution Messaging as senior VP of PR for the Washington-based progressive digital shop.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
DNC Comms Director Among Trio Bounced After Hack
By Editorial Staff
luis mirandaDemocratic National Committee communications director Luis Miranda has resigned, along with CEO Amy Dacey and CFO Brand Marshall, amid the email hack that earlier toppled the party chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Walker Named First Female Partner at Mercury
By Editorial Staff
ashley walkerAshley Walker, Florida director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, has been named a partner at Mercury, the first woman in that role at the firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
ICF Wins CDC PR Pact to Target Opioid Abuse
By Editorial Staff
ICF InternationalVirginia-based ICF International has won a $4.8M, two-year pact from the Centers for Disease Control to develop a PR campaign highlighting the risks of prescription opioid abuse.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jul. 29, 2016
Pride on Display in Primaries, Conventions, Media
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonIn our PR world, as in the political and corporate universes, excessive pride often propels people up the ladder.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Clark to Exit MD Gov's Office for FTI
By Editorial Staff
matthew clarkMatthew Clark, communications director to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, is leaving the administration to return to FTI Consulting.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Thoughts on the Republican National Convention
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert L. Dilenschneider10 thoughts on the Republican Convention in Cleveland that can serve as a supplement to what you may have already read and seen.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Former Gingrich Aide Heads to The Herald Group
By Jon Gingerich
The Herald GroupFormer Newt Gingrich aide RC Hammond has joined The Herald Group as vice president.
Category: Public Affairs
Sun., Jul. 17, 2016
If I Was Hillary Clinton's PR Advisor
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonAfter listening to the Republican congressional assaults on the FBI director and Clinton, if ever an aggressive counter attack against the GOP inquisitors was called for, now is the time. Updated 7/17/16 (3 responses)
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
Perrior Leads Communications for New UK Prime Minister
By Editorial Staff
Katie PerriorKatie Perrior, co-founder and director of London's iNHouse Communications, has been named director of communications for new UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016
Zurich's Kevelighan to Tout US Insurance Sector
By Editorial Staff
Sean KevelighanSean Kevelighan, a Bush White House alum who is global head of public affairs for Zurich Insurance Group, is returning stateside next month to lead the Insurance Information Institute in New York.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Balderston Becomes FH Global PA President
By Jon Gingerich
Kris Balderston Kris Balderston has been named president of global public affairs and strategic engagement at FleishmanHillard. VOX Global president Robert Hoopes succeeds him as GM of the agency's D.C. office.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
ICF Locks Up European Commission Pact
By Editorial Staff
euro commissionVirginia-based ICF International has locked up an estimated $28M, four-year pact with the executive body of the European Union.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 11, 2016
Merritt Heads Communications for Health Insurers
By Editorial Staff
david merrittDavid Merritt, managing director for Luntz Global Partners, is moving to America's Health Insurance Plans in Washington to lead communications and advocacy planning for the trade group. 
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jul. 7, 2016
PR Consultant Sentenced in Vatileaks II
By Editorial Staff
francescachaouquiItalian PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui was handed a 10-month suspended sentence by a Vatican court in the leaked document scandal known as Vatileaks II.
Category: Public Affairs
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Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted
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Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
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Mon., Aug. 22
It's Time to Show Some Respect for Our Flag
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Fri., Aug. 19
Donald Trump's 'Apology'
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Thu., Aug. 18
What Roger Ailes Should Tell Trump
By Fraser Seitel

Thu., Aug. 18
What PR Can Learn From This Election Cycle
By Wendy Glavin

Tue., Aug. 16
The Commonality Of PR People And Donald Trump
By Arthur Solomon

Thu., Aug. 11
New York Times Decries “Vanishing” Jury Trials
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