Omnicom CEO John Wren, whose 2012 remuneration is listed as $42.6 million, was the eleventh highest paid U.S. executive according to a tabulation by Bolt Insurance, which is circulating an infographic with headshots of the CEOs.
Central European Distribution Corp., the Poland-based vodka bailed out by a Russian billionaire, is leaning on Sitrick and Company for communications counsel as it navigates Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the
Attorney General Eric Holder has tapped the top PR aide to one of the U.S. Senate's most press-savvy members to take over the Justice Department's public affairs operation, which is facing a barrage of attention over the AP leak probe.
Stockholder activists, quoting GovernanceMetrics Int'l/The Corporate Library, co-founded by Nell Minow, the "queen of good corporate governance" (BusinessWeek), are pressing for pay and governance reforms at Omnicom, the $14 billion conglomerate that owns FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Porter Novelli and other PR firms.
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has allocated $150K for a marketing and PR push to support local economies severely affected by the May 23 collapse of an interstate highway bridge, which garnered national attention after it was captured on video.
Profitability among U.S. PR firms ticked up 0.2% on average in 2012 to 18.8%, but average retainer fees declined and solid gains at mid-sized and large firms offset a decline at smaller shops, according to an annual survey by StevensGouldPincus.
*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.