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Signal Signs Pelosi's CoS

Thu, Sep. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Nadeam ElshamiNadeam Elshami, chief of staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, will join Signal Group Oct. 16 as executive VP focused on the DC firm’s government relations practice.

New York Times Ducks Brain Cancer/Radar Guns Issue

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ellen MarksA letter-to-the-editor of The New York Times, asking for a probe into the incidence of brain cancer in baseball and tennis players, is posted on this website after NYT failed to run it. (1 reader comment)

Orthodox Jewish Boundary Is Battled in New Jersey

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Eruv on telephone pole in Mahway, NJMahwah, N.J., on Aug. 24 voted to spend up to $250K to fight placement of white piping running the length of 120 or so utility poles to symbolize an eruv, which turns outdoors into indoors for believers. (3 reader comments)

Civil War Also Had Economic Causes

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Lincoln movie posterProf. Jim Kuypers and others have pointed out the economic causes of the Civil War topped by a 47% tax on imports. North's 500 ships blocked exports of cotton to England, France. (1 reader comment)

Naple Joins STG

Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mike NapleMike Naple, an Obama Administration alum, has joined STG, the public affairs shop founded by Democratic operatives Julianna Smoot and Paul Tewes.

Trump's Most Vulgar Message

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump outdid himself today, tweeting that Republicans should just let ObamaCare fail, which would strip millions of Americans of healthcare insurance.

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.