Sources covering the funeral last week of Arthur Yann, VP-PR of PR Society of America, who died suddenly June 13, were struck by the fact that no one from the Society made remarks either at the funeral home or the church.
Mark Cowan, a well-traveled public affairs veteran, has opened Cowan Strategies in Alexandria, Va., to counsel companies and foreign entities on government relations, global market entry and business development.
The media are filled with well-deserved appreciations of James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos," but a more intriguing aspect of his life was his support for wounded combat veterans and community media in downtown Manhattan.
PR Society of America leaders and staff joined with family members of Arthur Yann this morning to remember him as a devoted husband and father and accomplished PR practitioner at the Society, where he headed PR.
Grey Advertising doesn't have the reputation as a creative powerhouse, but tomorrow it will "walk on the wild side" by featuring legendary 1960s seminal rock band Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed at the Annual Legends of Music Seminar at Cannes.
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