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Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
DSCC Messaging Guru Canter to GSG
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matt canterMatt Canter, deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has moved to Global Strategy Group as a senior VP in its Washington office.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
MCSquared Amends Controversial Ecuador Filing
By Kevin McCauley
 
correaMCSquaredPR amends lobbying filing to show more fees and plan to counter Chevron's PR effort to 'harm reputation' of its client, Ecuador.
Category: Foreign government
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Samborn Leads Chicago Push for Levick
By Greg Hazley
 
sambornRandall Samborn, a journalist, assistant US attorney and chief public information officer, has joined Levick to lead a Chicago office of the Washington firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Private Equity Giant Tabs Mendelsohn for PR
By Greg Hazley
 

mendelsohnTPG capital, the Texas private equity firm that has sued its former PR chief over alleged press leaks, has hired veteran PR operative Adam Mendelsohn to lead communications.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Blog: Keep Keystone Champagne on Ice, Environmental Groups
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaEnvironmental group exhileration over President Obama's veto over the Keystone XL Pipeline is premature. Keystone is going to happen.
Category: Environmental PR
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 2-25-2015
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Corporate Can PR win back our trust? (MT) 
Careers Musings of a PR booze mom (R. Polster) 
Assessment 4 questions to ask when making reputation management a priority (M. Riley) 
Crisis Avoid the Noid: A mascot that became a PR crisis case study(F. Strong) 
Int'l PR guru Campbell: Putin is a 'winner' (CNBC) 
Lists The most meta influencer marketing list ever (LewisPR) 
Social Millennials Unplugged: Insights into the world of Snapchat(B. Pearson) 
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Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Shareholders Pressure Wal-Mart on Pay Equity
By Kevin McCauley
 
walmartWal-Mart, which received much positive PR for this month's decision to hike wages a buck to $10 per-share, faces a challenge at its June annual meeting on gender pay equity.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Waxman Joins Son in PR
By Greg Hazley
 
waxmanRetired Rep. Henry Waxman, who stepped down after 40 years as a prominent liberal voice in Congress in 2015, has joined his son's PR firm, Waxman Strategies, as chairman.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
B-M Gives 'Reverse Mentoring' a Shot
By Kevin McCauley
 
aarpBurson-Marsteller CEO Don Baer is featured in a story about "reverse mentoring" that is in the March AARP Bulletin.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Rooney Prescribes PR for Ascendis IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
ascendisRooney & Associates guided PR for Denmark's Ascendis Pharma as the biotechnology company went public in a $108M IPO earlier this month.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
OSU Recruits Comms Support
By Greg Hazley
 
beaverOregon State University is calling for agency proposals to evaluate its revised integrated marketing communications plan, installed in 2013 with the banner "Beaver Nation."
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Foursquare Searches for PR Director
By Kevin McCauley
 
foursquareFoursquare, the five-year-old location sharing and business discovery site, is looking for a PR director.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Blueshirt Dresses IR for IPO-Bound Chip Maker
By Greg Hazley
 
easicSilicon Valley chip maker eASIC is working with The Blueshirt Group on the financial PR front as it slates an intial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Ergen Returns to Dish Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
charlie ergenCharlie Ergen, co-founder of Dish Network satellite TV giant, is returning to the helm effective March 31 to succeed the retiring Joe Clayton.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Koch Bros. Take Crossroads Counsel
By Kevin McCauley
 
kochKoch Companies Public Sector LLC has retained Crossroads Strategies for input on issues related to derivative regulation.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Revenue Climbs, Loss Trimmed at MDC
By Greg Hazley
 
MDC Partners posted a fourth quarter revenue increase of 17.5% to $339.9M as net loss was trimmed by more than $67M to $26.8M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
South Africa Seeks US Tourism PR Agency
By Greg Hazley
 
satSouth Africa has kicked off a tourism PR agency search in the US.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Blog: Pressure Grows on Fox News
By Kevin McCauley
 
oreillyFox News should follow NBC News' lead and launch a probe into Bill O'Reilly, who may have exaggerated his wartime exploits.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Hendl Heads for SmithSolve
By Kevin McCauley
 
jon-hendlJon Hendl, a 20-year communications veteran who worked at Edelman and Ketchum, has joined SmithSolve as executive VP & managing director of the healthcare PR firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Gallagher Goes to Work for Qatar
By Kevin McCauley
 

Gallagher Group has a $25K per month deal to represent Qatar under a subcontract arrangement with Portland PR.

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