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People on the Move

Mon., Jul. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Daniela MancinelliNorth 6th Agency promotes Daniela Mancinelli to COO post... FleishmanHillard names Natasha Kennedy global managing director of TRUE Global Intelligence venture... Frontier Communications ups Javier Mendoza to VP-corporate communictions & external affairs.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mon., Jul. 2, 2018

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonThe relationship between PR practitioners and the media has changed dramatically over the years. Unfortunately, some of these changes haven’t been for the better. (2 reader comments)

Lacoste Loses Logo for Endangered Animals

Mon., Jul. 2, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianLacoste has switched up its iconic logo for a line of specialty shirts in a bid to spread awareness for a cause that helps endangered wildlife. (1 reader comment)

GE Vet Takes Google Government Affairs Post

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karan BhatiaKaran Bhatia, who was president of government affairs and policy at rapidly shrinking General Electric, has shifted to Google as global policy head.

SV&C Reps Rambus as it Fires CEO

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ron BlackSard Verbinnen & Co. represents technology licensing company Rambus Inc., which has fired its CEO Ron Black for conduct that "fell short of the company's standards." (1 reader comment)

BGR Recruits Rzepka

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BG GroupBGR Group has recruited Justin Rzepka from the NCTA-the Internet & Television Assn., where he held the VP-government relations post. (1 reader comment)

Media Manuevers

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PoliticoPolitico starts a service aimed the Canadian market... Gizmodo Media says goodbye to over 40 staffers... Hearst brings on Beth Buehler as vp of operations... The New York Times hires Washington correspondent Julian Barnes away from the Wall Street Journal.

Managing Your PR During Corporate Retrenchment

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaThere is nothing new about top executives losing their jobs during a corporate merger or restructuring. What is new is that now this is happening more frequently.

People on the Move

Fri., Jun. 29, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vanessa ArnoneDidit hires Vanessa Arnone, Kelly Ward and Joshua Smith... Sitrick And Company promotes 13-year vet Holly Baird... R&J Strategic Communications ups Maria Bayas to digital account strategist spot.

Shooting at Maryland Newspaper Kills Five

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Capital GazetteA shooting today in the newsroom of Maryland’s Capital Gazette left five people dead and others wounded in the deadliest attack on a media company since the 2015 assault on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by Islamic extremists. (2 reader comments)

WPP Hires Lawyers to Hunt Down Sorrell-Related Leaks

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP has hired two law firms to track down the source of leaked emails that were sent to current and ex-staffers following the extraction of CEO Martin Sorrell. (3 reader comments)

RF|Binder Beefs up Food Biz, Female Leadership

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Maggie BoeziRF|Binder has added former Kaplow group VP Maggie Boezi as senior managing director and Marina Maher Communications/Hunter PR alum Amy Grosheider as managing director to its food, drinks and nutrition practice.

Media Maneuvers

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

grayGray TV and Raycom Media slate merger to become No. 3 TV station owner... Dan Ingram, famed NYC radio disc jockey, dies at 83... Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott promises to hold producers responsible for inappropriate remarks of on-air talent.

Communicating Innovation in Global Health Markets

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Jonathan Wilson

 Jonathan WilsonThe guidelines constituting ethical communications aren’t necessarily the same worldwide, requiring a local understanding of various cultures and markets in which agencies reside while continuing to innovate in regards to how we share stories and information.

News of PR Firms

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Karen AddisAddis Communications opens in DC... Stryker-Munley Group forms partnerhships in NYC, San Diego, Dallas, Denver... AMP3 slates "boot camp" July 19 for budding fashion/beauty PR people.

Goldman’s Diversity Chief Shifts to TPG

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anilu Vazquez-UbarriAnilu Vazquez-Ubarri, chief diversity officer and global talent head at Goldman Sachs, has joined TPG Capital as chief human resources officer, a new post.

People on the Move

Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ash SpiegelbergBrunswick Group puts Ash Spiegelberg in charge of San Francisco, while Rory Macpherson takes control of Shanghai outpost... SMS Research Advisors, part of Padilla, promotes Dan Reilly to senior VP. He succeeds SMS founder Jeri Meola, who recently left... Relevance International CEO Susanne Rosnowski named to Forbes Agency Council... Walker Sands ups Allison Ward, Erin Jordan and Annie Gudorf to partners.

Edelman Celebrates Poland

Wed., Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PolandEdelman inks pact to support Poland’s New York consulate as it slates a series of events to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent nation.

Kekst Reps FujiFilm in Tech Tussle with Xerox

Wed., Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

fujifilmKekst & Co. is working with Japan's FujiFilm, which today threatened to compete with former merger partner Xerox if it doesn't renew technology partnership.

Bylaw Change Calls for 'Non-Partisan' PRSA

Wed., Jun. 27, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mary Beth WestPRSA fellows Mary Beth West and Susan Hart call for PRSA to operate as a non-partisan organization. They say Society should not be perceived as 'organization representing a particular group of political ideology like-mindedness.' (2 reader comments)

Multicultural PR is More Than Race, Ethnic Backgrounds

Wed., Jun. 27, 2018

By David Perez

David PerezMulticultural communication is all about inclusion, and while multicultural communication strategies have been known to focus on a specific race or ethnic background, the practice of inclusion is a notion that transcends the obvious.

NFL Bets on S-3 Group

Wed., Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NFLThe National Football League has hired S-3 Group for DC representation on sports gambling issues in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that paved the way for states to legalize betting on sporting events. (2 reader comments)