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Will Dunkin' Donuts Drop Half its Name?

Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianDunkin' Donuts is rolling out a name change in several markets, leaving many to wonder what other changes executives have in store for the donut and coffeehouse brand.

Justice Dept. Declares Truce on War on Media

Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Department of JusticeThe Justice Dept. isn't going to subpoena reporters who publish leaked information about the Trump administration, Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general told today's 'Fox News Sunday.'

Ousted Uber Chief Rides with Teneo

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Travis KalanickTravis Kalanick, the ousted Uber chief, has hired Teneo Holdings, which bills itself as a "global CEO advisory firm."

Jeff Sessions Targets Media

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff SessionsThe Justice Dept. might revamp its policy on subpoenaing news outlets as part of the Trump Administration's war on leaks, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (4 reader comments)

PR Students Are Intellectually Abused by Profs

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PR Student Society of AmericaPR and communications majors, especially the 11,000 members of PR Student Society of America, are being fed a thin intellectual diet about the industry that amounts to abuse.

WPP Heavyweight Shifts to AT&T

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Brian LesserBrian Lesser, North American CEO of WPP's GroupM media buying shop, is joining AT&T to lead a new advertising and analytics unit.

SV&C Processes ADP's Defense

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ADPSard Verbinnen & Co. is working with Automatic Data Processing Inc. as it rebuffs activist investor Bill Ackman's demand to dump CEO Carlos Rodriquez and take half of the 10 board seats.

A Silver Lining Amid Fewer Print Pubs and Reporters

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Frank Tortorici

Frank Tortorici A shrinking media landscape means fewer outlets for PR practitioners to shop their clients’ stories, but growing opportunities exist for savvy media relations specialists who know how to make their pitches stand out in a crowd. (1 reader comment)

The Media Contact Who Got Away

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

By Bob Brody

Bob BrodyEvery once in a while, a PR person gets to know a member of the media who develops into what we like to call a contact. Such was the case for me and Joe Rago. (2 reader comments)

The Mooch Gets Cold Feet

Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Anthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci, ousted White House communications director, has cancelled his plan to "go public" tomorrow via an online event orchestrated by ex-Fox News president Bill Shine.

JWI Books Bulgaria

Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jefferson Waterman IntlJefferson Waterman International has a five-month contract to work with Bulgaria with regards to the Global Magnitsky Act human rights law passed by Congress last year.

People on the Move at Rasky Partners, Astellas and Sheridan PR

Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Michael MorrisMichael Morris gets legal and cybersecurity duties at Rasky Partners; Moyra Knight, Karl Uhlendorf and Andrew Lewis move up at pharmaceutical house Astellas; and Laura Braam shifts to Sheridan PR of Franklin, TN.

Who Cleared Trump to Handle Nation's Secrets?

Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickWhy do Americans accept that anyone, no matter his record in business or life, is automatically entitled to all the top-secret data of the nation by becoming president? (1 reader comment)

Georgia Signs StrateVarious for U.S Relations Salvo

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Georgia StrateVarious has signed a $12,000-per-month pact with the government of Georgia in a bid to expand bilateral foreign and trade relations between that former Soviet Union state and the U.S.

Profits--Not Trump--Drives Dow to Record

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Dow Hits 22,000Donald, who? Wall Street reaches new highs despite Trump's policy failures, dysfunctional White House and global threats.