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Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
Barbary, Davis Nab San Fran Transit PR Pacts
By Greg Hazley
 
san franciscoBarbary Coast Consulting and Davis & Associates Communications have picked up PR pacts with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, following an RFQ process.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014
Collegio Exits GOP Super PAC to Rep Auto Dealers
By Greg Hazley
 
joanthan collegioJonathan Collegio, who directed communications for Republican Super PAC American Crossroads, has moved to the National Automobile Dealers Association as VP of public affairs.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014
Weak Language, Not Policy, Hurts Obama's PR
By Kevin McCauley
 

samantha powerThe President should consult with my favorite member of his team, Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the Ireland-born journalist. 

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014
Brunswick's Trayner Builds NY Outpost for GQR
By Greg Hazley
 

traynerBrunswick Group partner in London decamps for New York to open an office of Washington-based polling and consulting firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, which is building a corporate practice as companies face political-style scrutiny.

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Mon., Mar. 3, 2014
GOP Needs to Tone Down Bombastic Blitz Aimed at Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 
putinRepublicans are having a blast, assailing President Obama for carrying out what John McCain calls a "feckless foreign policy" that somehow encouraged Vladimir Putin to invade the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 3, 2014
Levick Acquires Davis, Steele Firm
By Kevin McCauley
 
Levick, the Washington public affairs shop, has acquired the firm of Lanny Davis and Michael Steele.
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Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Federal Workers Doff Image
By Kevin McCauley
 
nteuThe National Treasury Employees Union has launched a year-long PR effort to link the productive work of members with the quality of life in the U.S.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Lobbyist Stages PR Stunt to Ban Gay Players from NFL
By Kevin Foley
 
michael samIn one of the sleaziest publicity stunts I've seen in my 30-plus year PR career, lobbyist Jack Burkman made a brief splash by claiming he was writing legislation that would ban gays from playing in the National Football League, a travesty aimed at putting his two-bit D.C. lobbying firm on the map.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Senator Wants Probe of Labor PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
 
laborSen. Tom Coburn has asked the inspector general of the U.S. Dept. of Labor to probe "wasteful spending," including a six-figure PR pact with a Maryland firm to promote a book club for the department's centennial.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Iran Breaks from PR Dumps
By Kevin McCauley
 
iranCongratulations to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is no longer America’s most despised nation. Since 2004, the hard-line theocracy ranked last in Gallup’s annual World Affairs survey of favorability. Iran is now out of the cellar.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
'The Americans' - FX Network Hit, CIA PR Tool
By Kevin McCauley
 
the americansThe Central Intelligence Agency has the right to nix or alter the scripts written for “The Americans,” the hit original drama on the FX Network, according to today’s “WSL Live at Bryant Park” event at the Celsius restaurant and bar, erected every year with the opening of the skating rink.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
SKDK Aids Supreme Court Camera Push
By Greg Hazley
 
camerasSKDKnickerbocker is guiding the Coalition for Court Transparency, a coalition of journalism, media and open government entities pushing for TV cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
Chlopak Leonard Schechter Re-Brands
By Kevin McCauley
 
clsChlopak Leonard Schechter has rebranded as CLS Strategies to reflect its growth beyond its core strategic communications heritage.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
Weiner Campaign Comms Director to SKDK
By Greg Hazley
 
barbara morganBarbara Morgan, communications director for Anthony Weiner's rocky bid for New York mayor last year, has joined SKDKnickerbocker as a VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Edelman Snags Obama Aide
By Kevin McCauley
 
jamie smithJamie Smith, White House deputy press secretary, has moved to Edelman's Washington office as executive VP-media strategies and services.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
Ketchum, Prism Alum Dolan to Kglobal
By Greg Hazley
 
chuck dolanChuck Dolan, a PA veteran of Prism Public Affairs and Ketchum experienced in Russia relations, has moved to Kglobal in Washington as a senior VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
FCC Loses Net Neutrality Case, But Debate Isn't Over
By Jon Gingerich
 
O'Dwyer's Feb. '14 MagazineAfter a highly publicized legal spat with Verizon, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in January ruled that the FCC doesn’t have the authority to force service providers to abide by its Net Neutrality rules.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
Salazar Exits Mercury's Orbit
By Kevin McCauley
 
roger salazarRoger Salazar has exited his managing director post at Mercury Public Affairs in Sacramento to open Alza Strategies to focus on media relations, crisis management in the Hispanic market.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
Lake Heads to DDCA
By Greg Hazley
 
jim lakePublic affairs vet Jim Lake has landed at DDC Advocacy, the 18-year-old Maryland-based firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Whines of the Super-Wealthy Fuel Backlash
By Kevin McCauley
 
perkinsThe Wall Street Journal’s editorial page today defended venture capitalist Tom Perkins’ Jan. 24 rant about the “progressive war on the American one percent.”
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