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Twinlogic Tackles Immigration Reform

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Immigration VoiceA grassroots immigration advocacy group has tapped Twinlogic Strategies to advocate on behalf of a contentious immigration bill currently making its way through Congress.

Bannon Exits Breitbart

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Steve BannonSteve Bannon is leaving Breitbart News in the face of major blowback from remarks he allegedly made about the Trump family, and which appeared in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury." (1 reader comment)

Ketchum Touts Turkey

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TEAKetchum is handling media relations in the US and promoting Turkey as a desirable place for business investment, on behalf of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Oprah's Electrifying Speech—Where Does It Take Us From Here?

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Bill Huey

Bill HueyHow is Oprah’s speech, which was made before some of the world's most successful women, going to empower women who are trying to get their first job, or hold on to a lousy, minimum-wage job so they can put food on the table? (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vuki VujasinovicAussie firm Sling & Stone opens Los Angeles outpost... The O'Hara Project adopts Adaptive Training Foundation as 2018 pro bono client... Crosby Marketing Communications' Ralph Crosby gives tips to budding student authors.

Museum of PR to Honor Black PR Pioneers

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kenneth MorrisThe little-known stories of the Black PR pioneers who helped shape today’s PR industry will be the subject of a Feb. 1 event being sponsored by the Museum of Public Relations.

Health Group Adds Two Sister Agencies

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Evoke GroupEvoke Group, the umbrella entity of health marketing brands launched by Huntsworth Health unit Evoke Health, has added Huntsworth sister agencies Tonic Life Communications and nitrogen health to its platform.

People on the Move

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer ChoWeber Shandwick puts Jennifer Cho in charge of Dallas and Lorenz Esguerra in charge of Minneapolis... Tech Image promotes Michael Monahan to president... Glen Echo Group hires USTelecom's Amy Schatz, ups Catherine Dillingham from creative lead to director.

Golin Alum Joins LEWIS

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jen DobrzeleckiJen Dobrzelecki, who did an eight-year stint in Golin's consumer practice, has joined LEWIS as senior VP and New York office head.

Commentary

Jake Tapper, Stephen Miller and the Art of Non-Communication

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCNN's Jake Tapper's interview of White House advisor Stephen Miller is must-see TV for anyone who wants to understand the incompetency of President Trump's most trusted aides and the sad state of journalism.

Fourth Time a Charm with Weber Shandwick

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

World Squash FederationThe Professional Squash Assn. and World Squash Federation have retained Weber Shandwick to push for the sport’s inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Media Moves

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Samantha BarryGlamour hires editor-in-chief without magazine experience… Washington Examiner picks Langford up from TheStreet… Viacom moves into advertising business.

FTI Files Mexico’s NAFTA Pact

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NAFTAFTI Consulting has filed its two-month contract with Mexico to develop a “modern campaign that impacts positively the image of Mexico and the public opinion in the US,” showing fees of $650K.

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

March CommunicationsMarch Communications nabs Dynatrace, digital performance management outfit... Diffusion snuggles into Burrow, customizable couch maker... BML PR checks into Mountain Creek Resort and orders some Manischewitz.

Stone Challenges Sessions on Legalized Pot

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Roger StoneFormer Trump adviser Roger Stone says the president should make good on his campaign-trail vows to let individual states decide on the legality of marijuana. (2 reader comments)

Commentary

Facebook Puts Spin on Propaganda Allegations

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFacebook is touting a new “troll tool” that allows users to determine if content came from the Internet Research Agency, a troll farm with links to the Russian government.

Rosy Economic Stats, Sniping at Trump, Perplex Americans

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

David HarsanyiSince unemployment is the lowest since 2000, the stock market is setting records, and businesses talk of expanding, Americans are perplexed at the continued sniping at President Trump. (1 reader comment)

Big Public Housing Group Wants PR Audit

Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CLPHACouncil of Large Public Housing Authorities is looking for a firm to conduct a communications audit to assess its PR effectiveness and recommend improvements to its outreach.

Stone Gets Back into Foreign Lobbying Game

Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Roger StoneGOP political operative Roger Stone is back in the foreign lobbying game, registering Capstone Financial as a client advocating for “commodity rights and security” in Somalia.

Page Center Honors Bill George, John Onoda, Gwen Ifill

Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

The Page CenterThe Arthur W. Page Center is honoring Bill George, senior fellow, Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic; John Onoda, consultant for Gagen MacDonald, and posthumously PBS NewsHour host Gwen Ifill.