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Fri., Apr. 19, 2013
Interpublic's Loss Grows, Despite PR Gains
By Kevin McCauley
Interpublic today reported a $58.5M Q1 loss, up from $45.7M a year ago, and a 2.4 percent rise in revenues to $1.5B. Its constituency management group, which includes PR, sparkled.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Apr. 19, 2013
Anheuser-Busch Heir Rips NRA, Publicly Resigns Life Membership
By Greg Hazley
BuschFormer CEO of beer giant and an avid hunter says NRA is now lobby for gun and ammo makers, not gun owners.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 19, 2013
Arizona Reviews Canada Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
Grand CanyonThe Grand Canyon State is reviewing its tourism PR account targeting Canada with an RFP process through early May.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
BBC Vet Speaks for Prince Charles
By Kevin McCauley
Sally OsmanFormer communications chief for the BBC will handle PR for Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, beginning in June.
Category: International
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
AbMac, Sard Work 'Hip Hotel' Fight
By Greg Hazley

delanoTrendy hotel owner Morgans Hotel Group and a large shareholder group have engaged PR and IR counsel in a showdown over a recapitalization plan with Yucaipa Companies, the firm of supermarket titan Ron Burkle and a creditor of Morgans.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
PR Accounts on the Move
By Greg Hazley
Big TenBusiness wins at Landis Communications, VPE PR, PMBC Group, Phoenix Marketing Associates, 104 West Partners, Weber Shandwick, RMD Advertising, ab+c, Abel Communications, Warschawski, French/West/Vaughan, Goodman Media International, Rubenstein PR, RED PR, Frank PR, Diffusion, 1 CCU PR, Raker Goldstein, Wolf Communications and PR...
Category: News of Accounts
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
Gambling Industry Gets a New Face
By Greg Hazley
Geoff FreemanGeoff Freeman, a public affairs vet of APCO and the U.S. Travel Association, will take the reins of the American Gaming Association in July as the industry's first new leader in 17 years.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
Omnicom Posts Q1 PR, Overall Gains
By Greg Hazley
Omnicom first quarter PR revenues rose 3.7% to $318.4M as the marketing communications conglomerate saw overall revenues rise 2.8% to nearly $3.4B for the period over 2012.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
DC Firm Defends VA Mobile Outreach Pact
By Greg Hazley
vaWashington PR shop District Communications Group has defended a six-figure pact to handle communications for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs' push to provide its services through mobile apps, following a review.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Communications Chief to Exit Visa
By Kevin McCauley
Doug MichelmanChief communications officer at Visa Inc. is leaving after a ten-year stint to pursue other opportunities.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Sustainable Farm Group Plants PR RFP
By Greg Hazley
pasaThe country's largest member-based sustainable farming group has planted the seeds to hire a PR advisor to create and implement a communications program as it touts locally sourced and environmentally friendly produce to the public and farming sector.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Iranians Light 'The Torch' for PR
By Kevin McCauley
NCRIThe Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran is working the firm of former New Jersey Senator Bob Toricelli to promote political change in Iran by educating policy makers and the general public about the "injustice of the current Iranian regime."
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Heinz, Dell, Virgin Deals Make Brunswick Top Q1 M&A PR Advisor
By Kevin McCauley
mergermarketBrunswick Group and Sard Verbinnen & Co were the top M&A PR advisors in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013 based on deal value and volume, respectively.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
FBI-Raided Pilot Flying J Relies on PR Help
By Kevin McCauley
Jimmy HaslamKnoxville PR firm is helping long-time client Pilot Flying J deal with the media crush connected to this week's FBI raid of its headquarters, CEO Cynthia Moxley told O'Dwyer's.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
E-Commerce Software Provider Gets PR Counsel Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
ChannelAdvisor Corp., the retail and manufacturing software-as-a-service provider that helps companies sell through eBay, Amazon and Google, is working with financial communications counsel as it plans an IPO worth up to $86.2M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Boston PR Firm Aids Family of Boy Killed in Bombing
By Greg Hazley
Martin RichardA Boston PR and public affairs firm is aiding the family of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Majority Group Gives Tips to Sri Lanka
By Kevin McCauley
The Majority Group, which is led by former Congressman Walt Minnick, is providing counsel and political advice to the Embassy of Sri Lanka.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Journalist, PR Pro Braykovich Moves to HBC
By Kevin McCauley
mark braykovichOne-time business editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joins Hellerman Baretz Communications, a corporate/crisis PR boutique, as senior VP.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Europe Slams Publicis
By Kevin McCauley
Publicis Groupe reported a 6.5 percent decline in organic growth in Europe during the first-quarter as "2013 is turning out to be a difficult and contrasted vintage, with on the one hand the U.S. consolidating their growth and on the other Europe suffering," according to CEO Maurice Levy.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
GolinHarris Squeezes Competitors for Citrus PR
By Greg Hazley
floridaGolinHarris has defended its lucrative Florida Dept. of Citrus PR account in a five-way pitch, following a review.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
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