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Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
WAPO Profit Slides 13%
By Kevin McCauley
Washington Post Co. reported a 13 percent slide in net income to $45.1M on a three percent rise in second-quarter revenues to the $1B mark.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
AP, Meltwater Settle Copyright Suit
By Kevin McCauley
The Associated Press and Meltwater, news aggregator, have settled their copyright suit and agreed to join forces to create new revenues sold through Meltwater’s sales network.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Viacom Shares Surge on Stock Buyback News
By Kevin McCauley
Viacom today doubled its stock repurchase program to $20B following a bullish earnings report, drawing cheers on Wall Street.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Bury Takes Top Communications Spot at UTC
By Kevin McCauley
Edward BuryEdward M. Bury has been appointed Coordinator of Public Information at the Urban Transportation Center (UTC), a research unit at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Category: Personnel Appointments
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Miami-headed PRSA Nomcom May Pick Miamian
By Jack O'Dwyer
The nominating committee of PR Society of America, headed by Miamian Rosanna Fiske, meets today, tomorrow and Sunday in Chicago and appears on the verge of picking Kathy Barbour of Coral Gables as 2014 chair-elect. Coral Gables is just south of Miami.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Foreign Clients Power Podesta
By Kevin McCauley
Tony PodestaThe Podesta Group reports an impressive $2.6M in first-half fees/reimbursements from foreign governments, up 86 percent from last year.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Oprah, CBS Alum Joins DKC
By Kevin McCauley
Lisa SummersLisa Summers, who was VP-communications for OWN: The Oprah Network has joined DKC Public Relations in the VP capacity in charge of the New York firm’s media clients.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Levick Drops $400K Suit
By Kevin McCauley
Levick has dropped its $400K breach-of-contract suit filed against Pakistan’s Fatima and its Midwest Fertilizer Corp.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
NYT Co. Records Profit
By Kevin McCauley
The New York Times Co. today reported a $20.1M second-quarter profit, a swing from the $87.6M loss suffered during the year earlier period.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Rx Pro Moves to Coyne
By Kevin McCauley
Todd ForteTodd Forte, who spent 15 years at MCS Healthcare PR, has joined Coyne Public Relations to strengthen its pharmaceutical practice.
Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Pay at Top of OMC/Publicis Far From Equal
By Jack O'Dwyer
The proposed combination of Omnicom and Publicis is being billed as a merger of equals but the pay packages of OMC CEO John Wren and CFO Randy Weisenburger dwarf the pay given to Maurice Levy of Publicis.
Category: M&A
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
E&Y Vet Goes to Global Strategy
By Kevin McCauley
Charlie PerkinsCharlie Perkins, who served nearly a decade as Americas PR director for Ernst & Young, is now at Global Strategy Group as managing director. He'll counsel clients on crisis and issues management.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Singapore Tourism Books Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
Edelman logoThe Singapore Tourism Board has selected Edelman as its agency of record for Singapore following a competitive pitch that included eight firms. Burson-Marsteller was the incumbent.
Category: Travel PR
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Atomic Targets Seattle
By Kevin McCauley
San Francisco’s Atomic has opened a Seattle outpost under senior VP Nick Olsson.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
MSL's Yeo To FH
By Kevin McCauley
Jack YeoJack Yeo, a corporate branding and issues guru at MSLGroup, shifts to FleishmanHillard.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Managing for Prosperity in 2014 and Beyond
By Richard Goldstein
Can PR firms in today’s business environment achieve “breakthrough profitability? Most PR firms are private companies and do not report their profitability.
Category: Financial Management
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
5W Hosts Client Briefing as Israeli-Palestinian Talks to Resume
By Kevin McCauley
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume talks, 5W Public Relations arranged a private briefing for clients with Danny Danon, deputy defense minister and member of Israel's Knesset.
Category: PR Videos
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
French Gov't Calls Shots in 'Merger of Equals'
By Kevin McCauley
franceFrance's finance minister Pierre Moscovici told French radio that the government said "non" to the initial plan for Publicis Omnicom Group to locate its headquarters in New York.
Category: M&A
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Calling All PR 'Hackers'
By Kevin McCauley
strategy hackStrategyHack, which is billed as the first-ever "hackathon’" for PR people, is slated for August 3 at Grind Space on Broadway, where tech start-ups will get growth advice from PR/marketing pros.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Koch Bros Hire DC Firm to Snuff Carbon Tax
By Kevin McCauley
dixieThe company of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has hired Republican firm Shockey Scofield Solutions to kill any effort to tax emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, which contributes to global warming.
Category: Lobbying
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