PRSA CEO Bill Murray, who had a $61K bonus in 2012, got another bonus of $63K in 2013 for a total of $430K, according to the group's 's 2013 IRS Form 990. He quit the Society March 7, 2014, effective June 1.
Mortgage servicing giant Ocwen Financial is leaning on outside PR and IR support after New York State’s Dept. of Financial Services said it uncovered "serious issues" with the company, including backdating of letters to borrowers about loan modifications and foreclosures.
J.D. Gordon, a PR consultant and former Pentagon and GOP press hand, ripped Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby and the Obama administration in an op-ed in The Hill today, questioning whether uniformed military officers speaking for the White House are "useful idiots" or "good officers."
Financial communications vet Phil Nourie has opened a new shop, NouriePR+, centered on B2B marketing communications and strategic counseling as he looks to widen the scope of PR counsel beyond traditional media relations and "upend" the PR agency model.
Jason Vines, who led communications for Ford in the early 2000s during the Firestone tire crisis, alleges in a new book that the company tapped his phone and car with surveillance devices during the crisis.
Publicis Groupe reported a one percent rise in organic growth to $2.2B during Q3 as "management was too focused on other plans and not enough on the short-term performance and growth," according to CEO Maurice Levy.
Conference USA, a southern collegiate athletic division, has enlisted Brener, Zwikel & Associates of Los Angeles to make the case for Marshall University's selection in the first College Football Playoff.
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