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Mon., May 2, 2016
Teuwen Sets Up San Francisco Shop
By Jon Gingerich
Teuwen CommunicationsFood, wine and spirits agency Teuwen Communications has broken ground on a San Francisco office.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., May 2, 2016
Beehive PR ReBrands
By Jon Gingerich
BeehiveBeehive PR has rebranded as Beehive Strategic Communication.
Category: CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
Mon., May 2, 2016
RF|Binder Signs Singh for CSR Role
By Jon Gingerich
Aman SinghRF|Binder has appointed Aman Singh senior managing editor of content strategy.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., May 2, 2016
Omnicom Launches Nonprofit Collective
By Jon Gingerich

Omnicom's One Hundred marketing collectiveOmnicom Group’s marketing services division, The DAS Group of Companies, has launched an integrated marketing collective for nonprofits titled One Hundred.

Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., May 2, 2016
Israeli TV Program Blasting Wi-Fi Translated; Transcript Provided
By Jack O'Dwyer

Israeli TV program on dangers of Wi-Fi radiationThe prime time Israeli TV program on the dangers of radiation from Wi-Fi, cellphones, computers, cell towers, etc., a subject that has evaded U.S. TV, has been given English subtitles and transcribed. (1 reader comment)

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., May 2, 2016
Cisco Comms Chief Selcher Connects with LinkedIn
By Editorial Staff
melissa selcherMelissa Selcher, VP and chief communications officer for Cisco, has moved to professional networking platform LinkedIn as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., May 2, 2016
PR Links: Honest Company Delivers Ferocious PR Response to Suit; How Beyonce Manipulates the Media
By Editorial Staff

honest companyCorporate Honest Company delivers ferocious PR response to recent lawsuit (BI) 

Entertainment How Beyonce manipulates the media (Daily Beast) 

Social CIA live tweets bin Laden raid on 5th anniversary (NPR) 

Corporate Raising the bar on leaving Amazon (R. Ludwick) 

Careers Have you ever hired or worked with a Johnny Football? (S. Cody) 

Healthcare Top takeaways from PRSA Health Academy (C. Allen) 

Category: PR Links
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
Crosby Supports Service Member Platform
By Jon Gingerich
Military Community & Family PolicyThe Military Community and Family Policy, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, has hired Crosby Marketing Communications to provide outreach, online marketing and social media support.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
JMPR Becomes 3M Auto AOR
By Jon Gingerich
3M AutoJMPR Public Relations has been named agency of record for 3M Auto, a division of multinational conglomerate 3M.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
Famous Names Litter Radiation Death List
By Jack O'Dwyer

Ted KennedyTed Kennedy, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Novak, Tug McGraw, Bobbie Murcer, Pete Rozelle, Seve Ballesteros, are among the victims of brain cancer possibly caused by cellphone use. (3 reader comments)

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
FTI Communications Revenue Up in Q1
By Jon Gingerich
FTI ConsultingFTI Consulting reported revenue of $470.3 million for the first quarter of 2016, an 8.8 percent increase from the $432.3 million the consulting operation brought in during the first quarter of 2015.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
Higashi Takes IR Reins of Hertz Spinoff
By Editorial Staff
Elizabeth HigashiElizabeth Higashi, a veteran financial communications exec on the corporate and agency side, has been named VP of IR for Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., as parent Hertz Global Holdings prepares to spin off the unit as a publicly traded company this year.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
PR Jobs of the Week
By Editorial Staff
PR and communications jobs from this week. 
Category: PR Jobs
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
rbb Acquires SpiderBoost
By Jon Gingerich
rbb & SpiderBoostrbb Communications has acquired Miami-based digital marketing shop SpiderBoost Interactive. That agency will now be titled SpiderBoost Communications.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Harris Publications Folds
By Jon Gingerich

Juicy magazineHarris Publications, the New York-based publisher of special interest magazines, will close its doors.

Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Reputation Partners Acquires Vollrath to Build Milwaukee Presence
By Editorial Staff
marilyn vollrathChicago-based Reputation Partners has acquired Vollrath Associates, a Milwaukee-based PR and IR shop that builds RP's presence in the Brew City.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Dealer in 'Bouvier Affair' Gets PR Help
By Editorial Staff
Yves BouvierThe Swiss art dealer at the center of a global scandal that rocked the art market has reportedly engaged PR counsel in the ongoing perception battle. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications

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