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Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Bamford Leads DCI Toronto Outpost
By Jon Gingerich
 
Michelle Bamford Development Counsellors International has hired Michelle Bamford to lead its Toronto office.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Airlines for America Bulks Up PR, Social
By Editorial Staff
 
Kathy Grannis AllenSenior director of media relations for the National Retail Foundation takes off for the Washington-based airline trade group Airlines for America.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Pioneer Corporate Strategist Jonathan Rinehart Dies at 86
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Jonathan Rinehart, former journalist for Time and Newsweek who carved out a career in investor relations and corporate takeover strategy, died in New York Aug. 30 at age 86.

Category: Obituary
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Weber Wins U.K. Mobile App Shop
By Jon Gingerich
 

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick has acquired London-based mobile and digital agency Flipside.

Category: Social Media
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Poe Returns to W20 Atop Healthcare Comms Practice
By Editorial Staff
 
Emily PoeEmily Poe, executive VP for healthcare at Cohn & Wolfe, has returned to W20 Group as global practice leader for healthcare communications.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Seigenthaler Signs on with Finn Partners
By Jon Gingerich
 
John SeigenthalerFormer NBC News anchor and Seigenthaler Public Relations partner John Seigenthaler has joined Finn Partners.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Citigate Forms Global Hedge Fund Unit
By Editorial Staff
 
citigateFinancial PR shop Citigate Dewe Rogerson has set up an international hedge fund practice as the funds become more global in focus, capital and trading.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Dropping the Bro in Beer Marketing; Snowden's PR Campaign for a Pardon
By Editorial Staff
 

Marketing Bottoms Up: One exec’s quest to turn down the bro in beer marketing (Digiday) 

Entertainment Ryder loses voice to ALS, determined to find cure (KABC) 

PA Snowden’s PR campaign for an Obama pardon is in full swing (Vice) 

PA Bush’s former press secretary releases handwritten notes from 9/11 (NY Post) 

Ads Texas mattress company apologizes for ad mocking 9/11 (B. Palma) 

Entertainment Publicist says stars are doing more acting than you think (LVRJ) 

Entertainment Can Ryan Lochte really rehab his image on DWTS? Others did (eOnline) 

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Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Berk Becomes Meatpacking BID AOR
By Jon Gingerich
 
Berk Comms.Berk Communications has been named agency of record for the Meatpacking Business Improvement District.
Category: News of Accounts
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Prosek Picks up Muirfield Partners
By Jon Gingerich
 
Prosek PartnersProsek Partners has acquired corporate communications and investor relations agency Muirfield Partners.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
NYC Media Sue Mayor's Office Over PR Consulting Work Details
By Jon Gingerich
 

Bill de BlasioSeveral New York City media outlets have filed a lawsuit against the de Blasio administration for allegedly withholding e-mail exchanges between the Mayor and consulting firm BerlinRosen.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Part-Time CFOs a Solid Bet for PR Firms
By Rick Gould
 

Rick GouldChief financial officers are an integral component for brands and agency owners. For whatever reason, however, PR agencies often hold back from bringing one aboard.

Category: Financial Management
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
White Prescribes PR for Internal Medicine Board
By Editorial Staff
 
pamela browner whiteSenior VP of corporate communications and strategic development for the Hispanic community organizing group Esperanza shifts to the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Too Much Tech Hurting Students—Kardaras
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

KardarasToo much “screen time” at computers, cellphones, games and TV is making it hard for children to concentrate on their studies, says psychologist Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Tesla Communications Exec Out
By Editorial Staff
 
Khobi BrooklynKhobi Brooklyn, the top exec in Tesla's communications department, is out.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
What ‘Ailes’ Trump Might Get Him Elected
By Joe Honick
 
Joe HonickHow former Fox News head Roger Ailes could affect Donald Trump’s performance during the presidential debates this fall.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
Account Fraud Scandal Puts Wells Fargo in Crisis Mode
By Jon Gingerich
 
Wells FargoWells Fargo Bank yesterday was hit with a massive enforcement action by regulators over “widespread unlawful sales practices,” including allegations that thousands of the bank’s employees had created fake customer accounts in a bid to boost sales.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
2020 Census Shifts $415M Pact to Young & Rubicam
By Editorial Staff
 
censusThe Census Bureau has awarded its $415M integrated communications account to WPP’s Young & Rubicam, following a competitive review that started last December.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
Obama PR Aide Racusen to Snapchat
By Editorial Staff
 
rachel racusenObama White House communications hand Rachel Racusen is returning to the private sector as director of communications for Snapchat.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
Keane Takes Public Affairs Role for US Catholic Bishops
By Editorial Staff
 
judy keaneJudy Keane, who directed media relations and strategic communications for Arizona State University, is moving to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as director its office of public affairs.
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