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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.”
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
FCC's Cole Shifts to FTC
By Kevin McCauley
 
justin coleJustin Cole, press secretary to Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler, is moving to the Federal Trade Commission on Feb. 10 as director of its public affairs unit.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Rasky Baerlein Merges with Prism in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
prismBoston's Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is set to acquire Washington-based Prism Public Affairs, adding 16 staffers to Rasky's D.C. outpost.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
Grimm's Grim Meltdown is Lesson in PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
grimm“I shouldn’t have allowed my emotions to get the better of me and lose my cool,” tough-guy Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm said today. Translation: “I shoulda kept my mouth shut and just threw him off the balcony.”
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
Ex-Congressman to FTI Consulting
By Greg Hazley
 
bud cramerBud Cramer, a nine-term Democratic Congressman from Alabama who left the House in 2009, has moved to FTI Consulting in Washington as a managing director in its strategic communications operation.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Military-Industrial Complex Alive & Well With Lockheed's $1.5T Jet
By Kevin McCauley
 
F-35 supersonic jetThe military-industrial complex is alive and well in the Air Force’s effort to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt, which first went into operation in 1977, in favor of the $1.5T F-35 supersonic jet, which has not yet gone into operational testing.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Trust in Government Sinks to All-Time Low
By Kevin McCauley
 
Edelman Trust BarometerTrust in government ranks at an all-time low of 44 percent, according to Edelman’s latest trust barometer survey of 27,000 people.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Ex-Sharpton PR Aide to Staff NY's First Lady
By Greg Hazley
 
noerdlingerFormer executive VP of communications for Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network is named chief of staff to New York First Lady Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio who is expected to play a significant role in her husband's administration.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
Gephardt Prescribes Teva's PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
tevaGephardt Group is working Washington for Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals, the globe's No. 1 producer of generic drugs.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Cavalry Rides to Rescue of Central Park Carriage Owners
By Kevin McCauley
 
carriageCavalry Group is riding to the rescue of Manhattan's embattled Central Park horse carriage owners, who face possible unemployment if freshly minted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off his threat to shut them down.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
MWW Welcomes Fed Probe of Sandy Ads
By Kevin McCauley
 
MWW said today it welcomes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development probe of the popular “Stronger Than the Storm” post-Super Storm Sandy ad campaign that featured now embattled Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Random House Engages SKD for Ailes Book
By Greg Hazley
 
Random House is using outside PR counsel as its releases "The Loudest Voice in the Room," an anticipated biography of Fox News head Roger Ailes by New York's Gabriel Sherman.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Christie PR Collapse is Good News for Hillary
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jersey Governor Chris Christie today made a desperate effort to salvage his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a quest endangered by all the pettiness and spitefulness connected with the George Washington Bridge traffic jam scandal.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Seitel on Christie: Why the Big Man Won't Be the Nominee
By Fraser Seitel
 
Chris Christie – indomitable, indestructible, unyielding – has raked himself into a pile of muck from which he likely won’t emerge – at least not enough to become the Republican nominee for President.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
MDC Acquires GOP Wordsmith Luntz
By Kevin McCauley
 

MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Luntz Global, making GOP wordsmith Frank Luntz chief language strategist at the ad/PR firm.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
GOP Shop Dials Diaz
By Kevin McCauley
 
Washington's FP1 Strategies will add Ricky Diaz, spokesperson for North Carolina's Dept. of Health and Human Services, as VP on Jan. 24.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
FleishmanHillard Backs Brazil on NSA Spying
By Kevin McCauley
 
rousseffFleishmanHillard, which is keeping the world updated on Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, also helped the country deal with allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on president Dilma Rousseff, her top advisors and national oil company Petrobras, according to the Omnicom’s units lobbying filing.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Clinton Shows Why He's 'Big Dog' of PR Strategists
By Kevin McCauley
 
clintonPresident Clinton yesterday demonstrated once again why he’s the “Big Dog” of PR strategists.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
Empire State Names Tech PR Maven
By Kevin McCauley
 
jerry gretzingerNew York State’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has named a veteran TV journalist as VP-strategic communications & PR to promote its development of emerging technologies and economics.
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