Connecticut, which brought in a roster of agencies last year to "rebrand" the state's marketing, has kicked off a review of its tourism and economic development efforts, a search that encompasses PR, branding, online marketing and similar tasks.
The National Coffee Association has brought in a Sacramento public affairs firm as the coffee industry trade group joins a growing push to curtail California's Proposition 65, which requires products to list potentially harmful ingredients.
A small business advocacy group is questioning the move of Pentagon spokesman Terrence Sutherland to head public affairs for the U.S. Small Business Administration, alleging a conspiracy to cover up "fraud" in awarding Defense contracts.
Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, the Nanjing-based generic pharmaceutical maker, is relying on PR counsel and representation in the U.S. and China as it becomes the latest Chinese company to pull out of a U.S. stock listing.
Corporate, government and agency communicator recently focused on the healthcare IT sector lands at Harris Healthcare Solutions as VP of global marketing and communications for the unit of $6B Harris Corp.
Colorado, which has legalized recreational use of marijuana and is second among states for prescription drug abuse, is seeking agency help for a PR campaign aimed to curb abuse of pot, as well as prescription pills among its youth.
Initially, I thought Time Warner Cable's offer of free indoor TV antennas to viewers who want to watch CBS's over-the-air broadcast -- blacked out on the cable behemoth due to a payments scrap -- was a stoke of PR genius.
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