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Wed., Mar. 30, 2016
Katie Couric Sees “Hypocritical” Behavior by Cegielski
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Stephanie Cegielski - Yahoo! interview with Katie CouricYahoo News Live’s Katie Couric, who interviewed former Donald Trump supporter Stephanie Cegielski for 20 minutes March 29, saw “hypocritical” behavior in Cegielski suddenly switching sides after initially supporting Trump. (1 reader comment)

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Wed., Mar. 30, 2016
Scott Walker Comms Director to WE
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Jocelyn WebsterJoceyln Webster, communications director for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is leaving the statehouse for a VP slot at WE Communications in Bellevue, Wash., the former Waggener Edstrom.
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Tue., Mar. 29, 2016
Trump PR Aide Cegielski (ex-VP-PRSA) Denounces Him
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Stephanie CegielskiStephanie Cegielski, ex-VP-PR/PRSA, who headed a super PAC supporting Donald Trump, has stunned the political world  by denouncing him at great length—recalling what Scott McClellan did to President Bush in 2008.

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Mon., Mar. 28, 2016
Georgia Gov Wields Veto After Corporate Pressure
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nathan deal Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said today he would veto a measure derided by corporations as discriminatory toward the LGBT community in the Peachtree State.
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Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
Canadians Leading Battle vs. Wi-Fi Pollution
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Environmental Health TrustWi-Fi pollution is “Canada’s worst crime ever against humanity” but scientists, doctors and the “sinfully silent news media” are failing to warn the public, says WF health advocate Jerry Flynn. (4 reader comments)
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Thu., Mar. 24, 2016
Terror Incidents Challenge Presidential Candidates
By Bill McGowan
 
Bill McGowanPresidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had different reactions to the terrorism that struck Begium Tuesday.
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Wed., Mar. 23, 2016
NYC Wi-Fi Terminals Blasted as “Wi-Spy” by NYCLU
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Wi-Fi terminal in NYCThe 7,500+ Wi-Fi terminals that are being erected in New York bankrolled by Google, Titan Outdoor Adv. and Qualcomm (wireless company) violate privacy rights of users, says the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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Wed., Mar. 23, 2016
Embattled Michigan Gov Shakes Up Press Staff
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Rich SnyderMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder has shuffled his PR staff as his administration takes a beating over the Flint water crisis.
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Tue., Mar. 22, 2016
FTI Exec to Lead Push for UK to Leave EU
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Grassroots OutAlex Deane, managing director in FTI Consulting's strategic communications operation, is taking a leave from the firm to lead the campaign supporting the UK's exit from the European Union.
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Mon., Mar. 21, 2016
Zuckerberg Meets China Propaganda Chief
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Mark Zuckerberg & Liu YunshanFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg sat down with Chinese propaganda chief Liu Yunshan during a trip the country that is known for limiting digital communications. (1 reader comment)
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Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
Cram Takes Partner Slot at GOP PR Shop HDMK
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Julie CramJulie Cram, a PR agency alum and Republican communications strategist, has joined HDMK in Washington as a partner.
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Fri., Mar. 11, 2016
Quogue Caves to Eruv Monster Stalking Hamptons
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

EEEA GodzillaAfter holding out for six years, Quogue, N.Y., has succumbed to the blackmail of the East End Eruv Assn. which said put up our religious symbols permanently on your telephone poles or pay millions in fines and legal costs.

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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
By Editorial Staff
 
arkansasArkansas, where smoking rights are above the national average, is looking for an agency to target Hispanics and African-American youth.
Category: Public Affairs
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.
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Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Ted Cruz Axes Top Spokesman
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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.
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