The "relations" part of PR, which deals with engagement and public dialog, is the special mark of the profession, said Harris Diamond, recipient of the PRSA Foundation's Paladin Award last night at New York's Bryant Park Grill.
Huntsworth reported a 10.4 percent dip in 2013 operating profit to $34.6M on flat revenues of $288.5M, a performance that CEO Peter Gummer said reflects stepped up strategic investments and continued softness in the European market.
Omnicom Group CEO John Wren collected $18.1 in 2013 total compensation, showing a healthy 21.7 percent rise during the period in which the ad/PR conglom posted flat revenues and net incomes of $14.6B and $1.1B, respectively.
Next Fifteen Communications Group, the agency holding company which endured an embezzlement scandal at its Bite PR unit, has installed interim finance chief Peter Harris as its permanent CFO and an executive director of the company.
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