A Malaysian Airlines 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Ketchum, which was called in by Malaysia Air after the loss of Flight 370 in March, also represents Russia.
The Embassy of Ecuador has hired the firm of former liberal Congressman Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts to improve bilateral ties with it and the U.S. and to keep on top of Chevron's "communications strategies and lobbying efforts" in both federal Washington and think tanks.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, despite losing some luster over the healthy foods movement, are the most respected corporate brands, while Delta Airlines and H&R Block top the list of least respected names, according to a study by consultancy CoreBrand.
Time Warner today rejected an $80B merger proposal from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox, saying the transaction posed "significant risk and uncertainty" about the valuation of its non-voting stock and ability to manage the size and scale of the combined entity.
Zach Perles, VP of marketing for the licensor of brands like Juicy Couture and Prince Tennis, and RF|Binder senior managing director Laura Giannatempo have moved to Cohn & Wolfe 's consumer practice in New York as senior VPs.
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