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Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Burson Buffs Gandhi
By Kevin McCauley
 
gandhiBurson-Marsteller is working to bolster the image of India politico Rahul Gandhi, member of parliament and VP-of the National Congress Party, ahead of the national elections slated for the spring.
Category: International
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Ad Age Scales Back Print Frequency
By Greg Hazley
 
adageAdvertising Age will cut back to 25 print issues per year, from 46 , starting Jan. 20, citing an increased focus on digital.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Sony Casts NBCU's Guerin for Film PR
By Greg Hazley
 
guerinJean Guerin, who led communications for NBCUniversal Cable's entertainment group, including networks like USA, Bravo and Oxygen, is moving to Sony Pictures Entertainment to head media relations for its film operation.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
Edelman, Giuliani Hand to Nielsen
By Kevin McCauley
 
katie burkeA 20-year PR vet who most recently chaired Edelman's PA practice will join Nielsen on Jan. 27 as executive VP marketing and communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
Foley: Moore's Obamacare Publicity Stunt
By Kevin Foley
 
Filmmaker Michael Moore's New York Times op-ed critical of Obamacare appears to be little more than a publicity stunt, a way for the aging director to portray himself as a serious critic while keeping his name and face in front of the media.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
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Wealth inequality in AmericaInfographics on the distribution of wealth in America...
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Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
Kekst, Devine Work Big Honey Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
honeyPR firms advise Peak Rock Capital's Jan. 2 acquisition of revamped honey producer Natural American Foods.
Category: M&A
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Income Disparity Will Be Hot PR Topic in 2014
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deblasioIncome disparity is a political football that will get kicked around plenty in 2014 and it’s a topic that PR students and grads as well as working PR practitioners should follow. PR operates against this economic background.

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Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Atlanta's BurnsGroup Powers Chrysler Racing
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chrysler Group's street and racing technology unit has picked Atlanta's BurnsGroup Unlimited to handle the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar 2014 Championship, which kicks off Jan. 23 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
CLS&A Buffs Mexico's Image
By Kevin McCauley
 
mexicoChlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates is working to bolster the image of Mexico under a non-written agreement with Consejo de Promocion Turistico de Mexico.
Category: International
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
George Drives PR for MADD
By Greg Hazley
 
amy georgeAmy George has returned to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to lead marketing and communications as a senior VP for the Dallas-based organization.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Brunswick Founder Knighted
By Greg Hazley
 
alan parkerThe U.K. knighted Alan Parker, founder and chairman of Brunswick Group, this week for his service to business, charitable giving and philanthropy in the country.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Stanton Furnishes PR in Bain-Bob's Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
New York-based Stanton PR & Marketing furnished PR support for Bain Capital as the private equity firm took a majority stake Dec. 30 in retailer Bob's Discount Furniture, a deal pegged around $350M.
Category: M&A
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Broadway Press Agent Opens Vivacity
By Kevin McCauley
 
Leslie Baden Papa, a veteran of the closing Hartman Group, is opening Vivacity Media Group next week to pick up the slack.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Clinton Shows Why He's 'Big Dog' of PR Strategists
By Kevin McCauley
 
clintonPresident Clinton yesterday demonstrated once again why he’s the “Big Dog” of PR strategists.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Revamped Texas Cancer Institute Again Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
 
cpritThe Lone Star state's reformed $3B Austin-based cancer research institute is on the hunt for a PR firm after briefly working with Hill+Knowlton strategies in 2012.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Hawaii Tech Incubator Seeks PR Advisor
By Greg Hazley
 
energyHawaii's 28-year-old technology incubator covering the Asia-Pacific region has cast a net for PR counsel for its program funding and supporting clean energy startups.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Three Worst Christmas Commercials of 2013
By Ronn Torossian
 
Some companies started pushing Christmas too soon, others were completely unoriginal and left us unimpressed with their final products.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
The Case for Ambush Marketing
By Arthur Solomon
 
Sochi 2014It’s almost Olympic time again and soon the International Olympic Committee will again pull out its crying towel and complain about ambush marketing campaigns aimed at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Sikhs Seeks PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
The D.C.-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education is talking with AKPD Message and Media about launching a PR campaign to spread awareness of Sikhism.
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