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Florida Seeks Latin America PR Firm

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Visit FloridaVisit Florida, the tourism marketing org for the Sunshine State, is reviewing its mid-six-figure Latin American PR account.

Israel Wi-Fi Breakthroughs: TV Documentary, School Ban

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Child using a computerWi-Fi health advocates were exultant today at news that an Israeli TV documentary titled “How We are Killing Ourselves—Wireless Radiation” won a high rating and Haifa ordered Wi-Fi removed from all schools. (7 reader comments)

Burson Buys Istanbul Affiliate

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Burson-Marsteller / EffectBurson-Marsteller has acquired a majority stake in Istanbul-based Effect PR, its affiliate for the past four years.

PR Newswire Partners with Shutterstock

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

ShutterstockDigital stock photography giant Shutterstock announced a partnership with PR Newswire that will allow PR pros access to the company’s vast trove of licensed images.

Octagon Expands Leadership Team

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Stacey Monahan Liz Kurantowicz
Cashman + Katz public affairs unit Octagon Strategy Group has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of a new managing partner and group managing director.

Hudson's Bay Dresses Up Comms Under Blecher

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

andrew blecherDepartment store retailer Hudson's Bay Company has organized a new corporate communications and PR unit under Andrew Blecher, who was elevated to senior VP. 

Joele Frank Leads M&A Advisors in Q1

Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

By Editorial Staff

the dealJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher led US M&A PR advisors in the first quarter with 18 deals, according to The Deal.

C&W Books Global Duties for Newell Brands

Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Newell BrandsCohn & Wolfe has won global consumer and B2B PR duties for Newell Brands, the Atlanta-based consumer products giant behind Sharpie, Paper Mate, Graco and Rubbermaid, among more than two dozen other brands.

Donna Hughes, Wi-Fi Advocate, Speaks Today at Confab

Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Donna Rice HughesDonna Rice Hughes, who campaigns for “safe” Wi-Fi for children, meaning blocking their access to internet porn, speaks at 1:30 p.m. today at Sheraton Tysons Corner, Va. Web health advocates say the Wi-Fi bombarding children in classrooms is anything but “safe."

PR Slips at Omnicom Q1

Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

By Editorial Staff

OmnicomOmnicom reported first quarter PR revenues fell 1.5% to $318.8M as advertising revenues, up 4% to $1.8B, buoyed the conglomerate for the period.

Comcast Calls Farragut

Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

ComcastComcast has tapped Washington, D.C. firm Farragut Partners LLP for lobbying support on a bundle of communications, taxation, government and consumer issues.

On Mission and Vision Statements

Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelWhen executed with thought and purpose, mission statements and vision statements, can be eminently helpful in defining the values and priorities of an organization.

Finsbury, Hering Schuppener Get Closer

Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

By Editorial Staff

finsbury, hering schuppenerWPP-owned financial PR heavyweights Finsbury and Hering Schuppener have forged an partnership and dropped out of previous alliances as they unite under a common brand.

Apartment Dwellers Hit by Cellphone Radiation

Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Cellphone antennasApartment dwellers in New York and elsewhere don’t realize it but dangerous radiation is pouring through their windows from cellphone antennas atop other buildings. Highest apartments are most at risk. (5 reader comments)