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SS&A Pitches Philippines-US Free Trade Agreement

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhillipinesLobbying firm Sorini, Samet & Associates has been hired by a Manila-based trade association to advocate on behalf of a potential bilateral free trade agreement between the US and the Philippines.

SV&C Works IP's Bid for Irish Packaging Giant

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

International PaperSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling International Paper’s nearly $11B bid for Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa, which believes (at this point) that independence is its best strategy.

People on the Move

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Cheryl OvertonEgami Group creates president post for Cheryl Overton, who was executive VP and New York consumer chief at Zeno Group... SourceCode Communications recruits Sara Ajemain for ad/martech work. She was at DiGennaro Communications... Crosby Marketing Communications ups Lindsey Goebel to VP/content marketing director... Gold's Gym hikes Dave Reiseman to CMO.

CCI to Hold Corporate Comms Conference

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CCICCI is holding its 2018 Corporation Communication Conference at Baruch College in New York from May 29 to June 2. 

Politicians, Corporate America Are Killing the Truth

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Rene Henry

Rene HenryOfficial Washington and Corporate America are killing the truth. Even worse, society is condoning their untruthful behavior. Lies have become so common that lying is becoming accepted behavior.

FTIís Balet Exits for SGA

Thu., May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steven BaletSteven Balet, who was managing director of FTI Consulting Group’s strategic communications unit, is now New York managing director of Strategic Governance Advisors, which is affiliated with Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Novartisí Lawyer Takes Fall for Hiring Trumpís Fixer

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael CohenNovartis today announced that Felix Ehrat, group general counsel, will retire June 1 due to fallout from his decision to pay $1.2M to a shell company formed by Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer and “fixer.”

Commentary

Novartis Enters The Swamp

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NovartisNovartis is a sophisticated $50B global pharmaceuticals giant that claims it hired the shell company of Donald Trump’s “fixer” Michael Cohen to “get out ahead” in understanding the new administration’s healthcare agenda. That’s pretty laughable. (2 reader comments)

Lachlan Murdoch Succeeds Brother at Fox

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lachlan MurdochLachlan Murdoch, 46-year-old executive chairman at 21stCentury Fox, will become CEO of the revamped media company following completion of the $66B sale of its movie studio, cable networks and overseas businesses to Walt Disney Co. (1 reader comment)

Net Neutrality Gets Thumbs-Up from Senate

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Susan Collins

The Senate has approved a plan that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from overturning the net neutrality rules the agency put into place in 2015.

 

Why Marketing and PR Need Each Other

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Jessica Tiller

Jessica TillerThe most successful organizations are the ones in which marketing and PR programs share strategies and messaging, and coordinate on tactics as they work side-by-side to provide optimum results for a business. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

C.L. ConroyPublic Relations Global Network elects C.L. Conroy of Miami's Conroy Martinez Group president... HSBC hires Treasury Dept. PA exec Matt Kellogg for senior VP-PA post in DC... Bully Pulpit Interactive adds APCO Worldwide's Daphne Wang.

Small Businesses to Boost Facebook Investment in í18

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Social mediaDespite suffering from a massive trust setback in the last year, small businesses still recognize social media’s value as a marketing tool and its ability to engage and successfully reach audiences.

Awards & Events

Wed., May 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Joan BertinHugh Hefner Foundation names Joan Bertin, former National Coalition Against Censorship head, winner of 2018 First Amendment Award… Institute for PR is accepting nominations for its annual awards program through June 15… Publicity Club of New York slates June 20 lunch with reporters from Axios, Bloomberg, WSJ, NBC and STAT&hellip Gayle Mestel, CEO of CCS/PR, receives US Small Business Administration honors.

Brunswick Positions Abu Dhabi on World's Stage

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AbuDhabiBrunswick Group is working with Abu Dhabi, which is the richest part and capital of the United Arab Emirates, to better position it on the world's stage. (3 reader comments)

Influencer Marketing: Choose Wisely

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Ashley Butler

Ashley ButlerOnline influencer programs always carry an element of risk, leading many to rethink whether influencer marketing is the right strategy for their brand. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CBSCBS sues 80 percent owner Viacom to thwart takeover bid... Gizmodo Media Group seeks protection from Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel... Fox News gears up for 2018 election with new polling system.

McGrath Dies at 81

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dennis McGrathDennis McGrath, a former president/CEO of Mona, Meyer, McGrath & Gavin, died May 13. He was 81.

Joele Frank Laces Up Rockport Chapter 11

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rockport shoesJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is working the Chapter 11 restructuring of footwear maker Rockport Group of Newton, MA.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., May 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CMW MediaCMW Mediapicked by Progressive Care... Praytell Agency teams with Donovan PR to promote Def Leppard Pale brew... Newlink books Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau... S&A Communications coaches Mercey Rader Coaching on media.