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Thu., May 15, 2014
Edelman Teams with Chertoff
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael chertoffEdelman has teamed with the firm of former Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to offer PR/risk management services designed to help clients bolster security in the wake of the fast-moving dynamic threat environment
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 13, 2014
Top Perry Aide Returns to McGuire Woods
By Greg Hazley
 
mark minerMark Miner, a top PR aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has moved back to the Austin office of public affairs shop McGuire Woods Consulting as a senior VP.
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Tue., May 13, 2014
US Secret Service Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
us secret serviceThe US Secret Service, the presidential protectorate that has suffered from high profile gaffes among its elite agents, is on the hunt for media relations counsel.
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Wed., May 7, 2014
Benghazi Circus Rolls into Washington
By Kevin McCauley
 
boehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner said today that his special Congressional panel to investigate the 2012 deaths of former US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is not going to be a "circus." The veteran politico knows better.
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Wed., May 7, 2014
Elmore Flies to Airport Trade Group in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
scott elmoreScott Elmore, who directed communications and marketing for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, has departed for the Airports Council International – North America, the Washington trade group for government-owned airports and suppliers.
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Thu., May 1, 2014
Export-Import Bank Bolsters Communications Amid Hill Showdown
By Greg Hazley
 
export-importThe Export-Import Bank of the United States has bolstered its communications ahead of a Congressional showdown over reauthorization of the institution, which lends money to foreign companies to buy U.S. goods.
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Thu., May 1, 2014
Latin America PR Specialist to State Department
By Greg Hazley
 
duckenfieldDavid Duckenfield, a Latin American PR specialist and president of Miami-based Balsera Communications, has been named deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. State Department.
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Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
NYPD's Bratton Unfairly Rapped for Social Media Effort
By Kevin McCauley
 
William BrattonNew York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton has been roundly ridiculed for asking New Yorkers for photos of the interaction with New York’s Finest for posting on its Twitter site.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Ex-Congressman Speaks for Azerbaijan
By Kevin McCauley
 
delahuntFormer Massachusetts Congressman Bill Delahunt has a $180K six-month contract to promote positive relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Obama Punts Once Again on Keystone Pipeline
By Kevin McCauley
 
tar sandsPresident Obama on April 18 punted once again on whether to kill or permit construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline scheme from TransCanada.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Snowden Falls from Info Hero to Putin's Stooge
By Kevin McCauley
 
Edward SnowdenSome Americans view Edward Snowden as a heroic information warrior who exposed abuses of the National Security Agency, while others say he’s a criminal responsible for putting the lives of many U.S. operatives in jeopardy.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
NASCAR Expands Teneo as PA Exec Exits
By Greg Hazley
 
marcus jadotteNASCAR is expanding its relationship with Teneo Strategies as the auto racing juggernaut's VP of public affairs leaves.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
Tale of the Tape: Pugnacious Putin vs Cautious Obama
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonThose of you old enough to remember when prize fighting was a major sport might recall a standard practice of newspapers was to use the “tale of the tape” to measure differences between the fighters.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Hamlet on the Potomac Diminishes US
By Kevin McCauley
 

obamaWhile Ukraine sends its ragtag army to retake the east from thinly disguised Russian special forces, Hamlet on the Potomac reviews America’s options on dealing with Vladimir Putin’s land grab.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Raytheon's Strubhar Flies to Qorvis MSL
By Greg Hazley
 
keith strubharKeith Strubhar, a corporate and agency PA pro, has left Raytheon for a senior VP post at Qorvis MSLGroup in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Weber's Tennessen to St Paul PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tonya TennessenTonya Tennessen, a 12-year communications pro, has exited Weber Shandwick to become communications director for the City of Saint Paul.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Maurice Levy Wants Hands of Government Off Data
By Kevin McCauley
 

maurice levyPublicis Groupe chief Maurice Levy called for a ban of the political use on data because interactivity is the “holy grail” of the advertising/PR world.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Rubenstein Arms Brady Center with PR
By Greg Hazley
 
bradyThe Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has engaged Rubenstein Associates as the Washington-based gun violence prevention group ramps up its campaign focused on youth.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
CNN Rapped for Misleading Global Warming Coverage
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Union of Concerned Scientists is rapping CNN for inaccurate coverage of global warming, claiming one-third of its reports are misleading.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Powell Tate VP to Super PAC
By Greg Hazley
 
paul lindsayPaul Lindsay, VP for Weber Shandwick's Powell Tate Washington operation, has moved to conservative super PAC American Crossroads as communications director.
Category: Public Affairs
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