The Department of Energy this week released an RFP to provide communications and PR for its office covering energy efficiency and renewable energy, a sweeping assignment that could stretch four years and bill in the eight-figure range.
Michael Inacker, assistant editor-in-chief for the German newspaper Handelsblatt, will move to PR this fall as VP of corporate communications and branding for the engineering and electronics giant Siemens, a major U.S. government contractor.
With the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for murder, an ongoing probe of Major League Baseball players, and the generally disgraceful actions of fans, is there any way that marketers tied to sports can protect themselves when an athlete spokesperson goes bad?
Linda McMahon, the former chief of World Wrestling Entertainment who lost two expensive bids for the U.S. senate, has taken a part-time role with APCO Worldwide as a member of its international advisory council.
Herbalife, the nutrition products company which continues to fight activist investor Bill Ackman's accusations that it's a pyramid scheme, has engaged Washington, D.C., support alongside its existing PR roster as pressure mounts for an FTC probe.
The American Civil Liberties Union has hired Edelman vice chair and high-profile GOP advisor Steve Schmidt to lead a $10M campaign for marriage equality across the 50 states which the group acknowledges will need Republican support.
Paula Deen, the disgraced TV chef who broke into tears on the "Today" show this morning, has relied on her Los Angeles PR firm and brought in additional counsel since the crisis sparked by her admission to using a racial epithet in a deposition.
Zak Gilbert, the Oakland Raiders PR head who was fired earlier this month after reports that the team's owner didn't like a Sports Illustrated feature about the franchise, has landed with the Cleveland Browns in a key PR role.
More than 1,400 members of the International Assn. of Business Communicators were present last night in the New York Hilton as nearly 300 Gold Quill Awards were handed out in eight different categories.
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