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Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Making Public Affairs, PR Work During Litigation
By Sean Rossall
 

Sean RossallNo matter what industry you’re in, chances are at some point you’re going to be involved in litigation. Unfortunately, communicators’ proclivity to deploy a strategic response is often hindered in a lawsuit. Here’s how counsel and communicators can work together during this process.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Wal-Mart Hires Key Politicos
By Kevin McCauley
 
Wal-Mart Stores has hired Simmons & Russell Group, which has strong contacts in the two top political parties, for DC representation.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Westhampton Mulls Second "Police Chief" Tonight
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

mooreWesthampton Beach trustees meet at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss appointing a "police commissioner" to assist the police chief. The New York Post called it "having two sheriffs for a one-horse town." Local blogger Dean Speir said, "It stinks."

 
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Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
FH Gets Extension on Fed Cybersecurity PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
 
dhsThe Dept. of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity & Communications has engaged FleishmanHillard for a six-month extension worth $365K.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
What's Up With Snowden?
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickWill whistle-blower celebrity and Moscow man about town Ed Snowden receive payment for his all-for-certain blockbuster book in rubles or dollars?
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
Hampton's Eruv Not Worth the Ill-Feelings
By Ariela Aharon
 
Ariea AharonAs an AmericanIsraeli Jew who makes regular use of the eruv on the Sabbath, I am deeply troubled by the stance that the The East End Eruv Assn. has taken in their attempt at erecting an eruv in the towns of Westhampton Beach, Southampton and Quogue. Updated
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Blog: Christie Presidential Trial Balloon Fizzles Out
By Kevin McCauley
 
christieThat noise you heard from across the sea yesterday was the hissing sound coming out of the Christie for President campaign trial balloon that fizzled out in London of all places.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
McBee Alum Moves to Direct Impact
By Kevin McCauley
 
glendeningRay Glendening, who was VP-innovation at McBee Strategic Consulting, has joined Burson-Marsteller's Direct Impact grassroots organization.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
Ketchum's Shreeve Heading to FDA
By Greg Hazley
 
christine shreeveChristine Shreeve, senior VP and director of social marketing for Ketchum, is moving to the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research to direct its office of communications.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
Hampton's Eruv (Jewish Religious Boundary) May Be A Fake
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Telephone poll in WHBThe reported erection of an Orthodox Jewish religious boundary called an eruv in Westhampton Beach last summer was a “publicity stunt,” local critics initially said. They could be right since evidence of the eruv is lacking.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Citizens United, Five Years Later
By Jon Gingerich
 
kochJanuary marked the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling that deregulated corporate campaign spending, and five years later, a shockingly tight-knit cadre of wealthy industrialists now plays a markedly pronounced role in shaping our elections and selecting our future leaders. Who knew?
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Former Conn. Gov. Aide Teams with Bloomberg Alum
By Kevin McCauley
 
andrew dobaAndrew Doba, who was communications director to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, has joined New York City-based Stu Loeser & Co. to expand into the Nutmeg State.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Porter Novelli Seats Cea in Global Consumer Role
By Greg Hazley
 
christina ceaChristine Cea, a Porter Novelli alum and senior director of marketing communications for Unilever, has returned to PN to head its global consumer practice in a new post.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Energy Sector Needs to Step Up its PR
By Renzi Stone
 
renzi stoneReeling from plummeting gas prices, energy companies need to educate public that robust commodity prices drive economic opportunity for all and support local communities.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
WHB Board Skipped "Hot" Topics-Eruv, New Police Exec
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

butnickWesthampton Beach trustees talked for two hours Jan. 21 about a bocce court, “Food Truck” event, yacht basin repairs, and snack bar contract. Unmentioned was the eruv that has cost WHB $125,118 so far and the proposed $181K police commissioner.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Obama Alum Opens LA Outpost for SKDKnick
By Kevin McCauley
 
bill burtonBill Burton, who was national press secretary for Obama 2008 and White House deputy press secretary during the president's first term is opening a Los Angeles office for SKDKnickerbocker.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Ogilvy Adds Hill Aide Scandling in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
scandlingDan Scandling, veteran Hill aide most recently chief of staff and press secretary for Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), has moved to Ogilvy Washington as senior VP for corporate and public affairs.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
When (Not If) War Comes in the Middle East, Whose Side Do We Defend?
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickThe US faces dangers that are deeply routed in partisanship from all sides, which interferes with the need for Americans and the world to see our leadership worthy of national and international respect in such times.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Edelman Pro Joins Brunswick as Digital Czar
By Kevin McCauley
 
krempaskyEdelman's Michael Krempasky has moved to Brunswick Group's Washington office as chief of its global digital practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Clinton White House Alum Launches PA Shop
By Kevin McCauley
 
ben finzelBen Finzel, who served in the Clinton Administration's Dept. of Energy, has launched RenewPR, an energy and environmental PR firm.
Category: Public Affairs
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