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Wed., Mar. 9, 2016
Firms Sue to Block NY PR Diclosure Rule
By Editorial Staff
 
Great Seal of the State of New YorkFive PR and public affairs firms in New York filed a federal suit to block an advisory opinion that render PR pros who contact editorial writers as lobbyists for disclosure purposes.
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Tue., Mar. 8, 2016
Uber, Lyft Cut New York City Cab Medallion Price in Half
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Uber & LyftNew York City cab medallions, which sold for as much as $1 million a year ago, now are priced at the $500K level, battered by competition from Uber, Lyft.

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Mon., Mar. 7, 2016
Arkansas Eyes Agency for Anti-Tobacco Push
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arkansasArkansas, where smoking rights are above the national average, is looking for an agency to target Hispanics and African-American youth.
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Fri., Mar. 4, 2016
4 Things PR Pros Can Learn from the Trump & Sanders Campaigns
By Dan Scandling
 
dan scandlingDonald Trump and Bernie Sanders have defied conventional wisdom for months. Here are four takeaways that every PR professional should remember.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016
Public Affairs Shops Merge
By Jon Gingerich
 
Smith & HarrowPublic Affairs firm Smith & Harroff has merged with C. May & Associates.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
Mercury Touts Turkey
By Jon Gingerich
 
MercuryPublic affairs and strategy firm Mercury has been tapped by the Turkish Institute for Progress for foreign relations support.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Ted Cruz Axes Top Spokesman
By Editorial Staff
 
Rick TylerPresidential candidate Ted Cruz fired communications director Rick Tyler, his campaign's top spokesman, today after Tyler disseminated an edited video of Marco Rubio.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Univision Unveils D.C. Lobbying Salvo
By Jon Gingerich
 
UnivisionSpanish-language broadcaster Univision in February unveiled major spends for telecommunications lobbying support on Capitol Hill.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
GAO to Probe PR Spending
By Editorial Staff
 
gaoThe Government Accountability Office will investigate PR and advertising spending after a request from Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi.
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Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
Shirley & Banister Join Kasich Presidential Bid
By Editorial Staff
 
john kasichPublic affairs pros Craig Shirley and Diana Banister haved joined the presidential campaign of incumbent Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Winning in Washington
By Ronald N. Levy
 
ron levyYou could divide the many excellent PR firms with foreign accounts — countries, companies or associations — eyeing our coming election into two key groups.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
EPA to Review Energy Star PR, Ad Work
By Editorial Staff
 
Energy StarThe US Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to review its PR, advertising and marketing business in support of the Energy Star program.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Dezenhall's Saunders Opens DC Shop
By Editorial Staff
 
Aaron SaundersAaron Saunders, EVP and COO of Dezenhall Resources, has opened Drumfire Public Affairs in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Preparing Foreign Clients for the 2016 Election
By Eric Lebson
 
Eric Lebson Ian McCalebv
Some foreign clients might not understand the nuances of US elections, but they’ll need to know — sooner rather than later — what affects the next administration could have on their business.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Registration Closed to Wi-Fi Doctoroff Event Tonight
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Dan DoctoroffRegistration has been closed for the appearance tonight at 6 p.m. of Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs, at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. Either capacity of 380 has been reached or public access is being limited.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
Glover Park Gets KIND
By Jon Gingerich
 
KindGlover Park Group has been hired by New York health food company KIND Management Inc., for lobbying work related to agriculture, nutrition and FDA issues.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
What to Look For When Hiring a PR Firm
By Ryan Banfill
 
Ryan BanfillLegislation can have a massive impact on your business. With so much at risk, it makes sense to hire a PR firm with a seasoned public affairs practice.
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