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Snap Snaps Up Woodworth

Tue, Jun. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Gina WoodworthGina Woodworth is joining Snap Inc. as U.S. public policy director in DC, exiting her senior VP-public policy & government affairs slot at the Internet Assn.

Cassidy Recruits Sydnor

Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Chad SydnorCassidy & Assocs. has recruited Chad Sydnor, a senior defense policy aide to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), to bolster its defense and infrastructure businesses.

Trump’s Climate Pull-Out Irks CSR Players

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

3BL MediaPresident Trump’s pull-back from efforts to fight global warming has irked corporate social responsibility website 3BL Media and its recent acquisition, TriplePundit.

Childhood 'Enders' Videos Shock, Educate

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Save the Children videoWeber Shandwick and Save the Children have released a series of “unboxing” videos featuring kids opening what they think are toys, but turn out to be hard reminders of the events that “end” childhood for one in four children worldwide.

Hammelman Promoted to Hawthorn Pres. & COO

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Suzanne HammelmanSuzanne Hammelman, one of the original partners that established Alexandria, Virginia-based The Hawthorn Group, takes over day-to-day operations of the PR firm.

Reynolds Joins GSG's D.C. Office

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds, former deputy communications director at Hillary for America, signs on as senior VP with Global Strategy Group.

APCO Appoints Valdés

Tue, May 9, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Jordan ValdésJordan Valdés, an Obama appointee who served in the Small Business Administration, has moved to APCO Worldwide, where she’s been named a senior director.

Business Grounding, Nerve Needed for PR Success

Mon, May 8, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

David Albritton“Have the courage to speak up” at meetings of executives and “ask questions, lots of questions,” a youthful audience of 200 PR careerists was told May 3 at Baruch College, New York.

New Yorker Article Explores Trump Impeachment

Fri, May 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

New Yorker: How Trump Could Get FiredThe May 8 New Yorker devotes 12 pages to “What would it take to cut short Trump’s Presidency?”  Trump supporters said it is another example of the liberal media bias that brought Trump the Presidency. (3 reader comments)

Trump Transition Team Member Joins Rasky

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Jessica ToccoJessica Tocco, an Indiana native who volunteered on the Trump transition, joins Rasky Partners’ government relations team in Wash., D.C., as senior VP.

Imprenta Adds Political Veteran Martinez

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Yvette MartinezYvette Martinez, former deputy state director and senior advisor to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, signs on with ethnic marketing and PR firm Imprenta Communications as VP.

Truth is 'Not Dead,' Declares Arthur W. Page Society

Fri, Apr. 7, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Arthur W. Page Society Spring SeminarAttacking fears that truth might be “dead,” a thought proposed by the April 3 Time mag, the Arthur W. Page Society this week reaffirmed its commitment to truth and facts and said journalists and PR people must work closely together.

Rasky Sets Up Codes & Regulations Offering

Thu, Apr. 6, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Jeff TerreySenior VP Jeff Terrey will head up the new consulting service offered by Rasky Partners to help businesses stay on top of countless codes and regulations that vary from state to state.

Perry Picks Up Familiar Faces

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Katelyn Downey & Kaitlin PerryPerry Communications Group welcomes back Katelyn Downey as senior A/E, previously an account coordinator at the agency, and president Kassy Perry’s daughter Kaitlin, who had been an intern, and now becomes a senior A/E.

Cornerstone Adds PR to Services

Fri, Mar. 31, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Matt Paul & Jimmy CentersMatt Paul and Jimmy Centers are heading up the government relations and lobbying specialist's expansion into full-scale PR services through the launch of Cornerstone Public Affairs.

Teddy Bear Gun Takes Aim at Gun Violence

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Teddy Bear GunThe Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and ad agency FCB have created the “Teddy Gun” to show that there are far more regulations against toy makers than gun makers.

Americans Divided on Social Media's Political Impact

Fri, Mar. 24, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Finn Partners Futures SurveyMost Americans believe social media has an effect on public policy outcomes in the U.S., but are split regarding whether the role it plays in informing the public on political matters is a good or bad one.