Cooney Waters Unlimited
Category: Public AffairsReturn to Latest News

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.

Economic Impact of Walmart to be Debated

Mon, Mar. 20, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Long Live Walmart DebateEconomic pluses and minuses of Walmart, world’s largest company with $485.8 billion in sales and 2.3 million employees, will be aired April 6 in New York.

CNN Hires Ex-Trump Adviser Miller

Thu, Mar. 9, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Jason MillerJason Miller, tapped to be White House communications director before resigning in late Dec. after allegations of an affair with a fellow Trump transition member, is CNN’s newest commentator.

Porter Novelli Celebrates International Women's Day

Thu, Mar. 9, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Porter Novelli women's mentoring eventMore than 120 attendees stressed the need for women as well as men to be mentors at a program for “International Women’s Day” at LMHQ in partnership with Porter Novelli March 8 at LMHQ’s meeting space in lower Manhattan.

Fox News Anchor to State Department Spokeswoman

Mon, Mar. 6, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Heather NauertHeather Nauert, an anchor for Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," is moving to the State Department in a top public affairs role as spokeswoman. (3 reader comments)

Curley Names Donahue to Lead Digital

Mon, Feb. 27, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Caitlin DonahueD.C. public affairs shop Curley Company has named Caitlin Donahue as senior VP and head of its expanding digital media practice.

Page Center Calls for PR/Press Cooperation

Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jack O'Dwyer & Dick Martin at Arthur W. Page Center dinnerAlarmed by the acrimony between the Trump Administration and the press, including Trump’s remark that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” speakers at the Arthur W. Page Center dinner last night called for PR people to enter the fray. (1 reader comment)

Fleishman Signs Pact with Singapore Gov. Rels. Firm

Thu, Feb. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

FleishmanHillardFleishmanHillard has signed an affiliate partnership with Southeast Asia corporate advisory firm Vriens & Partners to generate new business opportunities and expanding both agencies’ capabilities and expertise globally.

Rasky Partners Debuts

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Larry RaskyAfter the departure of partners Joe Baerlein and Ann Carter, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is now Rasky Partners, Inc.

Japanese PM Should Stand Up to Trump

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Jim HarffVeteran journalist and int’l PR exec Jim Harff says Japanese PM Shinzō Abe should not give in to Trump’s “bullying” at this Friday’s Japan-U.S. summit.

How Influence Will Shape Healthcare Policy in D.C.

Tue, Feb. 7, 2017

By Nick Horowitz

Nick HorowitzCongressional leaders and the Trump Administration have made it clear that they hope to move quickly on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The next months will see significant changes across the board to health policy. (1 reader comment)

How Trump is Transforming the Public Affairs Industry

Thu, Feb. 2, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

TrumpDonald Trump’s regulatory agenda and longstanding promises to free Washington of special interests may present both opportunities and a few foreseeable challenges to lobbyists and the public affairs industry. (3 reader comments)

White House Advisor Brosius Joins ScoutComms

Wed, Feb. 1, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Rory BrosiusRory Brosius, former deputy director of the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative and policy advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama, will serve as VP, managing veteran and military family-serving clients.

Million Women March Makes Its Point

Mon, Jan. 23, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Million Women MarchThe Million Women March Jan. 21 (actually several million across the nation) made its point and signals increased use of public demonstrations to get attention. (2 reader comments)

Mercury Plants Flag in Buffalo

Thu, Jan. 19, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Andrea BozekAndrea Bozek, communications director for the Republican Senatorial Committee through the 2016 cycle, has moved to Mercury as a senior VP to lead its push into Buffalo, N.Y.

Lt Gov Joins Brunswick

Wed, Jan. 4, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Tim Griffin Arkansas lieutenant governor Tim Griffin has joined corporate advisory giant Brunswick Group as a senior counselor.

Putin’s PR Move

Fri, Dec. 30, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin won’t expel any US diplomats in response to President Obama’s order that 35 Russian diplomats and their families must leave the US by New Year’s Eve. (3 reader comments)