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Americans Like Facebook, Distrust Facebook

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Facebook Like & DistrustTwo-thirds of Americans professed that they still like Facebook, yet more than half admitted they no longer trust the platform, according to a recent poll on Americans’ perceptions of tech companies. (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

HotwireCitizen Relations grabs Hotwire... Rogers & Cowan woos British Academy of Film and Television Arts of Los Angeles... Dalton Agency to energize APR Energy's PR.

China's HNA Hires Commerce Dept. Advisor

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Israel HernandezChina’s HNA Group has hired Israel Hernandez, who was senior advisor to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, as head of international corporate affairs. Ross is President Trump's point man in the threat to impose tariffs on China. (1 reader comment)

Porter Novelli Shines Light on Refugee Crisis

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Displaced logoPorter Novelli is supporting the launch of the International Rescue Committee’s “Displaced” podcast series, which shines a light on the global refugee crisis.

Diffusion Picks Up Reed Exhibitions

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ISC WestDiffusion has landed events giant Reed Exhibitions' security portfolio, which educates professions on tools available to protect against cyber-physical threats and e-commerce fraud.

Edelman Health Founder Turett Joins APCO

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nancy TurettNancy Turett, who founded and led Edelman Global Health and its Health Barometer, has joined APCO in New York as executive director.

Commentary

Zuckerberg Steals PR Spotlight from Trump

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ZuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does the thought-to-be impossible, topping Donald Trump as today's headliner. The President though fought hard by railing against the FBI and threatening firings. (1 reader comment)

Clermont Handles Tenneco's $5B Icahn Deal

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Carl IcahnClermont Partners is covering the investment community in Tenneco's $5.4B cash/stock deal to acquire auto parts maker Federal Mogul from corporate activist Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

applegteFinn Partners' Lane lands Applegate, Dutch Bros. Coffee, International Olive Council, Marine Stewardship Council to line-up... EvinsCommunications speaks for Nylon Media... AMP3 PR amps up roster with additions of KEF, Derma-E, Brooklyn Candle Studio... Turner talks for Tupelo CVB, Visit Houston, Visit SLO CAL, Nebraska Tourism, Unique Hotels of Belize, Visit Hamilton County... Laura Davidson PR bets on Mount Airy Casino Resort.

Gillespie Moves into WCG President Post

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Angela GillespieAngela Gillespie, who returned to W2O two years ago as healthcare practice leader & chief strategy officer, has been named president of its W2O wcg unit. She reports to Jennifer Gottlieb, W2O president.

Mercury Consults Kazakhstan

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Kazakhstan flagMercury Public Affairs has inked a three-month, $90,000 pact to lend consulting and management services for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice.

Media Maneuvers

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Janice MinJanice Min, former Hollywood Reporter co-president, signs on as NBCUniversal consultant to advise on female-skewing cable programs... The Denver Post protests cuts demanded by owner Aldus Global Capital... Associated Press establishes pot legislation beat.

In Search of the Perfect Television Show

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyHow the acquisition of a nationally-syndicated news program that focuses on integrated client messaging is a win for PR agencies.

Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push

Mon., Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardQatar has hired Donald Trump-connected Ballard Partners for a $2.1M one-year outreach program in Washington and Florida, the site of the president’s winter White House.

Dept. of Homeland Security to Track Journos

Mon., Apr. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

DHSThe Department of Homeland Security has plans to create a “media influence database” that it says will track over 290,000 global news sources. (2 reader comments)

5W's Torossian Takes on Sinclair Broadcast Group

Mon., Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

5W PRSinclair Broadcast Group, which faces a storm of criticism for mandating that local anchors read scripted pieces (“must-runs) delivered from its Hunt Valley (MD), has hired Ronn Torossian’s 5W for ongoing PR work. (1 reader comment)

Press-Shy Sears Boss Talks (With Teneo) to VF

Mon., Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Eddie LampertReclusive hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lambert, who engineered the 2005 merger of Sears and Kmart which led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stores, talked to the April Vanity Fair magazine accompanied by Teneo staffers. (1 reader comment)

American Society of Travel Agents Books PR RFP

Fri., Apr. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ASTAAmerican Society of Travel Agents is floating an RFP for PR and creative services tied to its rebranding to "American Society of Travel Advisors."

Stagwell Acquires ReputationDefender

Fri., Apr. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennMark Penn's Stagwell Group investment firm has acquired ReputationDefender.com, which helps clients remove unwanted information from the Internet to maintain a positive online presence. (1 reader comment)