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Koch Network Launches PR Firm

Thu, Dec. 8, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Freedom PartnersThe advocacy network backed by billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch has added a PR firm to its roster.

NY Post Sees Traffic Problem But Has No Solutions

Fri, Dec. 2, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

New York Post - Apple JamToday’s New York Post screams “Apple Jam” on page one and says New Yorkers are “driven nuts” by traffic but does not offer solutions such as a $500 fee and $1 per gallon gas tax for private cars.

H+K Hires GOP Strategist Reed

Wed, Nov. 30, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Scott ReedHill+Knowlton Strategies has named veteran GOP political strategist Scott Reed a senior advisor.

Clean-Energy is ‘Inevitable’ Says EPA Admin

Wed, Nov. 23, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Gina McCarthyIn a speech Nov. 21 at the National Press Club in Wash., D.C., outgoing EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, “the train to a global, clean-energy future has already left the station.”

Media, Pollsters Helped Cost Clinton the Presidency

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Donald TrumpFerocious, unfair media attacks on Donald Trump coupled with wrongful estimates of Hillary Clinton’s appeal to voters undermined her quest to be the first woman president. Many women thought there was no need to vote! (4 reader comments)

Lifelock, Post-FTC Settlement, Opens in DC

Wed, Nov. 2, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Kimberly AllmanKimberly Allman, who directed government affairs in the Obama administration for the Corporation for National and Community Service, has opened a Washington, D.C., outpost for identity theft protection provider LifeLock.

Voters Reject New Library in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

Mon, Oct. 31, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Hampton Bays Public LibraryHampton Bays, N.Y., voters on June 14 rejected a $15.8 million new library, shocking officials who had made 30 presentations for it. Libraries, like newspapers, have been upstaged by the web.

Obama Admin Alum Goes to GSG

Wed, Oct. 26, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Marissa PadillaMarissa Padilla has joined public affairs shop Global Strategy Group in the role of vice president.

World Bank's Heimbach to PMJ in DC

Tue, Oct. 18, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Jay HeimbachJay Heimbach, an external and corporate relations special representative to the World Bank, has moved to Washington-based lobbying shop Peck Madigan Jones.

Presidential Debate Sank to Gutter; New Rules Needed

Tue, Oct. 11, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Washington University Presidential Debate 2016The Clinton/Trump debate hit new lows of personal remarks last night with moderator Anderson Cooper of CNN immediately bringing up Trump’s vulgar comments about women that he made 11 years ago.

Report Details Bell Pottinger’s Iraq Propaganda Operations

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Bell PottingerA bombshell report issued by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism details Bell Pottinger's years-long work in Iraq to create fake news content and propaganda videos for the Pentagon. (1 reader comment)

Bradsher Diagnoses Communications for Psychiatrists

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016

By Editorial Staff

tanya bradsherVeteran military and government communicator moves to the American Psychiatric Association as chief of communications for the Arlington, Va.-based trade group. (1 reader comment)

Boxt Shifts from Glover Park to PSB

Thu, Sep. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Jason BoxtJason Boxt, who led Glover Park Group's research and analytics work as a managing director, has shifted to Penn Schoen Berland. (1 reader comment)

Casino Industry Bolsters Public Affairs Amid Sports Push

Fri, Sep. 16, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Erik BalsbaughErik Balsbaugh, principal for Dewey Square Group, has rolled to the American Gaming Association as VP of public affairs for the Washington-based trade group for the $240B casino sector.

Ex-CTIA Communications Chief to Lead Women's Group IWF

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016

By Editorial Staff

o'keefeStephanie Mathews O'Keefe, who stepped down in February as chief communications officer of wireless industry trade group CTIA, has been named CEO of the International Women's Forum, the women's networking group.

Obama PR Aide Racusen to Snapchat

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016

By Editorial Staff

rachel racusenObama White House communications hand Rachel Racusen is returning to the private sector as director of communications for Snapchat.