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Ketchum Touts Turkey

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TEAKetchum is handling media relations in the US and promoting Turkey as a desirable place for business investment, on behalf of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly. (1 reader comment)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Set for UN

Tue, Nov. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Women's Entrepreneurship DayWomen’s Entrepreneurship Day, which brings together female leaders to brainstorm on finding ways to encourage women to be catalysts of change and uplift the 250 million girls living in poverty globally, is for the UN on Nov. 17.

Mexico Taps FTI for NAFTA Talks

Wed, Nov. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NAFTAMexico is using FTI Consulting for PA and strategic communications work related to the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation.

Working Millennials Burdened by Debt

Wed, Jan. 25, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Millennials in the Workplace - Study by PadillaCRTMillennials are on track to comprise roughly three-fourths of the U.S. workforce within the next decade, but the unprecedented amount of student loan debt members of this generation have incurred is now impacting their financial decisions in post-college life, including their role and performance in the workforce. (1 reader comment)

Marino Reps New Rochelle

Tue, Nov. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

New RochelleNew York City suburb New Rochelle has picked Marino to position it as pro-business and a good place to live and work.

DCI Drafts Lee for VP

Wed, Feb. 3, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Judy LeeDevelopment Counsellors International has promoted Judy Lee to the role of vice president.

Palestinians Bank on DLA Piper

Tue, Jul. 28, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

The Palestine Monetary Authority has inked a $600K pact with DLA Piper to strengthen its relationship with the US Government.

Ex-Jerry Brown Aide Joins Edelman

Tue, Jun. 30, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

kish rajanKish Rajan, who directed economic development efforts for California Governor Jerry Brown, has joined Edelman's Sacramento office at senior VP.


5W Rolls Out Yoga Mat for Indian Billionaire

Fri, Jun. 19, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

chandra5W hosts Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, who plans $90M nature cure center located at site of fabled Kutscher's Country Club, one-time grand resort of the Catskill Mountains' Borscht Belt.

F/W/V Roots for Raleigh

Thu, Jun. 4, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

French/West/Vaughan has aced the review for the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau following a pitch that grew to 18 shops.

Chelsea Clinton Wows Internet Week

Thu, May 21, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

clintonChelsea Clinton addressed Internet Week today in New York, updating the audience on the role played by technology to help women and girls strive for full participation in the 21st Century.

Indiana Hires PN for Tourism PR, BizDev

Mon, Apr. 13, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

indianaIndiana's Economic Development Corp. has hired Porter Novelli to bolster its global standing as a good place to live, visit and do business.

LEA Bolsters Detroit

Thu, Mar. 19, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

detroitLambert, Edwards & Assocs, has signed on with the Downtown Detroit Partnership to position the area as a 24/7 live-play-work neighborhood of the revitalizing city.

Uncle Sam Ups Communications Spending

Fri, Sep. 12, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

uncle samThe Small Business Government Communications Network has released its Federal Communications & Creative Services Report, finding that 2013 spending rose 17.2 percent to $1.7B.

Ex-Clinton Aide Pushed Keystone Pipe

Thu, Aug. 14, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

hillary lefebvreA former aide of Hillary Clinton worked on a three-month project to bolster support for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport heavy tar sand oil from Alberta, Canada to American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.


Uganda Lands on Mercury

Tue, Aug. 5, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

Uganda flagUganda, which faced intense human rights pressure over its tough anti-gay law, has inked a one-year $600K contract with Mercury Public Affairs to promote trade and investment.

PA EconDev Agency Seeks Pitches

Thu, Jun. 12, 2014

By Greg Hazley

nepaThe economic development agency for Pennnsylvania's northeast has cast a net for a communications firm to tout the imrportance of an endangered military base and pitch the region overall.

FTI Consulting Touts Hong Kong Development

Fri, Apr. 25, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

hong kongFTI Consulting represents the business and political interests of Hong Kong Trade Development Council via a one-year contract valued in the $450K range.

EL Segundo Touts Tech Savvy

Mon, Feb. 24, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

el segundoEl Segundo slates a $450K PR push to position the southern California city as a low-cost technology hub.

Washington Scrambles PR Effort After Bridge Collapse

Thu, May 30, 2013

By Greg Hazley

bridgeGov. Jay Inslee of Washington has allocated $150K for a marketing and PR push to support local economies severely affected by the May 23 collapse of an interstate highway bridge, which garnered national attention after it was captured on video.

DCI Leads Albuquerque Biz Push

Fri, May 10, 2013

By Greg Hazley

AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque has brought in Development Counsellors International to kick off the initial PR phase of a national economic development push to lure business to the city.