Brodeur Partners ramped up its PR work in a "make or break" campaign for Blackberry from late 2012 to early 2013, but the 16-year client split with the firm in April after a review and has not paid for $700K in PR services, according to a suit filed in federal court on Sept. 20.
A rich/poor divide is also evident ad/PR/journalism in New York. In the 1960s and 70s, Madison Ave. was a street of milk and honey for workaday PR people and press who enjoyed many of the perks now limited to the few at the top.
"We have to find a new balance," otherwise the edifice is "likely to fall like a house of cards," said Pope Francis, who has shaken up the hide-bound Catholic Church with his call to drop its obsession of fighting the cultural wars.
PRR and client the Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene took top honors at PRSA National Capital Chapter's annual Thoth Awards Sept. 18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Former Univ. of Kansas media relations director Doug Vance has been named executive director of the College Sports Information Directors of America, the trade group for PR pros representing collegiate athletics.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.