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Media Moves

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Edward FelsenthalFelsenthal takes over for Gibbs as e-i-c of Time.... Leive leaves Glamour after 29 years at Conde Nast…Hicks settles into White House communications chair….Russia Today joins Sputnik as suspected propaganda outlets of Putin.

Trump Thumps Brunswick's Lattice Deal with China

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lattice SemiconductorPresident Trump has killed the proposed takeover of Lattice Semiconductor, a Brunswick Group client, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, which is backed by the government of China, ruling that the $1.3B takeover posed a threat to national security.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

French | West | VaughanFrench | West | Vaughan keeps fit with Nutrabolt... NJF fattens travel/destination roster... S3 Agency sleeps tight... CRC chills with Chesapeake Bay Candle.

Venture Capital and Public Relations: A Perfect Union

Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

By Todd Barrish

Todd Barrish PR firms have begun strategically targeting the venture capital community in an effort to drum up additional new business. But this competitive market makes the process of choosing a VC difficult.

Saudi Arabia Plans Global PR to Counter Bad Image

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia is planning a worldwide communications campaign to counter its negative press coverage and is in the market for PR firms eager to handle the effort. (5 reader comments)

Geraghty Grabs Landor CEO Title

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Jane Geraghty Landor has appointed EMEA region president Jane Geraghty to the role of chief executive officer.

People on the Move

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

patrick cliffordAbernathy MacGregor promotes quartet to managing director….Tunheim brings on digital savvy Marcouiller….R&J Strategic Communications ups Bayas…. Sterling Corp. lures Madalyn Holyfield-Gawronski for fundraising, strategic counsel….Denzenhall enlists Pentagon pro Vorland….Nyhus Communications attracts Jeffries with lure of PA, crisis work.

Dentons Law Firm Launches PA Network

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

DentonsDentons, international law firm, launches Nextlaw Global PA Network, to plug into synergy between legal and public affairs sectors.

The Rise of Digital Celebrities

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Nadia Duwaik

Nadia DuwaikCelebrities have always played a key role in the marketing landscape. But companies eager to tap into social media channels are now making a conscious shift to include influencers in their online marketing plans, with the fashion and beauty industries leading the charge.

Firefighters Exempt Selves from Calif. Bill to Save Others

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

By Susan Foster

Susan FosterCalifornia firefighters are used to saving lives, and if SB 649 passes through the California Legislature this week, it looks like the lives they may be saving are their own. (3 reader comments)

Bell Pottinger Collapses

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger today went into "administration" following fall-out from its racist campaign in South Africa.

Media Moves

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Vladimir PutinSputnik, Russia-government news agency, faces FBI probe to determine if it's Putin mouthpiece and required to file with Justice Dept….Marie Claire creative director and longtime Project Runway judge Nina Garcia to replace editor-in-chief Robbie Myers at Hearst’s Elle...Logo, Viacom’s LGBT-inspired entertainment brand, signs on Village Voice writer Michael Musto as a weekly columnist for its digital site New Now Next.

Zenith Media Trims Ad Spend Forecast

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ZenithZenith Media cuts 2017 global ad spending growth to 4.0 percent due to $558B due to challenges in Europe, slump in Mexico.

People on the Move

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tina CerveraLippe Taylor names Cervera chief digital & creative officer.... Tata Sons ups Bagchi to group chief communications officer.... SKDKnickerbocker recruits Michelle Peters Wellington from Sloane and Company.