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Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Palestinians Ink $660K Pact With Squire Patton Boggs
By Kevin McCauley
PAThe Palestinian Authority has signed a $55K monthly retainer representation contract with Squire Patton Boggs to review US funding promises and review economic relationship with Israel.
Category: Foreign government
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Cooney/Waters Group Rebrands
By Kevin McCauley
cooney watersCooney/Waters Group is now Cooney Waters Unlimited as parent company UK-based Creston plc unveils the Creston Unlimited umbrella to join its various operating units.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Why Voters Donít Give a Damn
By Arthur Solomon

"Solomon’s Theory of Segmented Politics" offers the only explanation of dismal voter turnout and massive election turnoff.  You're welcome.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Richert Cops Media Maven Post at Golin
By Kevin McCauley
ryan richertRyan Richert will join Golin as executive director of global media on Jan. 1, responsible for talent across the Interpublic's network.
Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Bellicum Gets IR, PR Counsel Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
bellicumTrout Group is providing IR counsel to Bellicum Pharmaceuticals as the Houston-based biotech company eyes an initial public offering worth up to $115M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Think Consumer When Marketing B2B Technology
By Gene Carozza
Gene CarozzaIt’s a great time to be in technology PR, and sure, these new tactics, tools and technologies are valuable, but when it comes to  99% of the tech world — the B2Bs  — who face small budgets, limited resources and a dogfight to gain visibility in a crowded space, the basics appear to remain the same. Or do they?
Category: Technology PR
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Ernie Sando, ex-Georgeson and H&K, Dies at 64
By Jack O'Dwyer

sandoErnest “Ernie” Sando, 64, who was at Georgeson and Co., New York, from 1979-82 and 1987-2000, when he joined Hill and Knowlton, died Oct. 31 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Category: Obituary
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Fed Mortgage Refinance Push Sticks with PN for PR
By Greg Hazley
HARP.govThe five-year-old federal program to aid homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth will continue with Porter Novelli at the helm of its ongoing PR push as a key deadline was extended through the end of 2015.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Qorvis' Blewitt to Story Partners in DC
By Greg Hazley
carrie blewittManaging director for Qorvis MSLGroup moves to Story Partners as a senior VP for the Washington-based PA shop of Gloria Dittus.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 11-19-2014
By Greg Hazley
Feature NY Observer's 2014 PR Power List coverage (NY Observer)
Crisis Uber's reputation goes Plouffe (Recode) 
Consumer We guess PR Barbie can't use email any better than computer engineer Barbie (Consumerist) 
Crisis Uber's PR missteps aren't hurting business, yet... (CNBC) 
Media PR's house of media cards (P. Himler) 
Accreditation Are you missing out by not being accredited in PR?(S. Wood)
Photos Snapshots of PR firms' office space (PR Council) 
Media Matt Lauer was behind firing of top 'Today' exec (NY Post) 
Media Relations NY Times tech writer shares hatemail from tech exec (M. Isaac) 
Infographic Social video starter guide for PR pros (I. Serrano)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Blog: Edelman Gets Slammed for Doing PR
By Kevin McCauley
pipelineSkewed coverage of Edelman's PR program to win support for TransCanada's controversial Energy East Pipeline shows media's lack of understanding of modern communications and what PR firms do.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 11-18-2014
By Greg Hazley
Environment Greenpeace leaks Edelman PR strategy for TransCanada pipeline (CBC) 
Pushback Uber Exec Suggests Digging Up Dirt on Reporters(BuzzFeed) 
Crisis Uber staffers warned mag writer execs might snoop on her ride history (ML) 
Reax Uber suggests investigating reporters (Bloomberg TV) 
EconDev Five mind-blowing content marketing tips for economic development (H. Porterfield)
Digital Evolving your 2015 comms. strategy with digital storytelling (R. Mathias) 
Entertainment Publicist is latest to accuse Cosby of rape (
M&A Mega-mergers popular again on Wall St (NY Times) 
Int'l Firestone made deal with devil, funded genocidal warlord(Consumerist)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Cigna's Russell Takes Lincoln Financial Post
By Kevin McCauley
Diane Russell has moved from Cigna to Lincoln Financial Group as VP-marketing & communications in its insurance and retirement unit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
How Analytics Can Help Brands Become Publishers
By Michael Brito
Michael BritoBrands need to get content right; it’s now or never. There’s been a lot of talk that brands need to think and operate like publishers, but in order for this to happen, communicators need to change the way they think and operate.
Category: Social Media
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Fast-Growing ReviveHealth Acquires Digital Shop
By Greg Hazley
chris bevoloHealthcare PR specialist ReviveHealth has acquired Interval, a 19-year-old, digital-savvy healthcare marketing firm based in Minneapolis.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Land O'Lakes PR Exec Dies at 39
By Greg Hazley
michele sullivanMichele Sullivan, director of corporate communications for Land O'Lakes, died Nov. 13 after suffering from a stroke. She was 39.
Category: Obituary
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Revamping Sprint Shakes Up Corporate Comms
By Greg Hazley

doug michelmanFormer Visa communications chief working to build a San Francisco presence for Finsbury dials up revamping telecom Sprint, where he will take the VP of corporate communications and CSR slot next month.

Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Edelman's Bodner to Lead Grayling Consumer Push in US
By Greg Hazley
jennifer babbit bodnerDeputy general manager for Edelman's southeast region moves to Grayling US in a new role as the established European tech firm looks to grow a consumer PR business stateside. 
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Labor Dept. Vet Heads to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
ofelia casillasOfelia Casillas, who was public engagement director at the Labor Dept., will join Edelman in Chicago on Dec. 1.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Joele Frank, AbMac Work Mega Oil Services Deal
By Kevin McCauley
bakerJFWBK, Abernathy McGregor work $35B merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes, No. 2 and No. 3 players in energy services sector
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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