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People on the Move

Thu., Apr. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Megan PaceModerna Therapeutics recruits Megan Pace as chief corporate affairs officer... Wikimedia Foundation names Heather Walls chief creative officer and Kui Kinyanjui VP-communications... Allison+Partners appoints new partners... rbb Communications makes round of promotions.

WPP Settles Misconduct Suit Vs. Ex-JWT Chief

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Gustavo MartinezWPP has settled a lawsuit lodged by the former chief communications officer of its J. Walter Thompson unit that alleged sexual misconduct by the former agency head, Gustavo Martinez.

Sorrell Denies Misuse of WPP's Assets

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP chief Martin Sorrell rejects allegations that he misused corporate assets of the UK-based ad/PR conglom. (5 reader comments)

Next15 Posts 15% Annual Revenue Growth

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EyreNext Fifteen Communications Group enjoyed 15 percent revenue growth to $275M for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2018. Organic growth rose 5.2 percent.

Crytocurrency Biz Taps Headland

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Crypto UKHeadland Consultancy is helping CryptoUK, the country’s self-regulatory trade body for the cryptocurrency business, shape a regulatory framework and increase transparency.

People on the Move

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Clay HelmStubHub tickets Clay Helm for PR post… Tunheim adds Sheila Green, a Castle Group alum… Bravo Group brings on Lauren Barr Katarski from Duquesne Light Co.

Sitrick Quits Weinstein

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinSitrick & Co. crisis PR specialist has resigned as spokesperson for embattled former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (3 reader comments)

Levi Strauss Enters NAFTA Fight

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Levi Strauss & Company Levi Strauss & Co. has hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to advocate U.S. trade matters on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration attempts to close a tentative new NAFTA pact in the coming weeks. (1 reader comment)

Sony's Townsend Takes Starz PR Post

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lauren TownsendLauren Townsend has joined Starz, the pay-TV unit of Lionsgate global content platform, as executive VP communications.

Commentary

RT (Putin's Propaganda Arm) Rises to Defense of Sinclair

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

RTRT, which is Vladimir Putin's global media mouthpiece, supports Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is forcing anchors to read scripted news reports about fake news. (2 reader comments)

Preparing for New Kinds of Crisis and Controversy

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Jacqueline Kolek

Jackie KolekPR professionals have an opportunity to prove their value to brands and the organizations they serve by helping them predict, prepare and be proactive when controversial issues emerge. (3 reader comments)

NRA's Grassroots Pro Koenen Moves to NAM

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kris KoenenKris Koenen, a National Rifle Assn. alum has joined the National Assn. of Manufacturers as senior director of public advocacy.

Glover Park Finds Foote

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gina FooteGlover Park Group has hired Gina Foote as a vice president in the agency’s government relations practice.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Apr. 3, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Dia&CoKwittken tries Dia&Co on for size... FWV Fetching scoops up Tomlyn and Vetoquinol USA for its pet/vet clent roster... SourceCode Communications adds Yotpo, e-commerce outfit.

Diversity Lacking at CMO Level

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Association of National Advertisers

A report from the Association of National Advertisers found that people of color account for only 13 percent of professionals in top marketing roles across the trade group’s member organizations. (2 reader comments)

Ex-PRSA Chief Counters Coffee Cancer Warning Ruling

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bill MurrayFormer Public Relations Society of America CEO Bill Murray is leading pushback against a California judge’s preliminary decision that requires coffee shops to post warnings about possible links between coffee drinking and cancer. (1 reader comment)

Joele Frank Shops Bon-Ton Stores

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bon-TonJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher reps Bon-Ton Stores, which filed for Chapter 11 in February, says it's is “active discussions” with interested parties to acquire the Milwaukee-based department store chain as “a going concern.”

People on the Move

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Zoe HaugenBoardroomPR brings on ABC News/Miami's Zoe Haugen as multi-media specialist... Lambert Edwards & Assocs. directed by Jeffrey Gaunt... KemperLesnick names Megan Godfrey group director of PR…Turner hires Newlink’s Stephanie Munarriz.

Showtime Recruits FX Pro Pagone

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dominic PagoneShowtime has recruited Dominic Pagone as senior VP entertainment publicity from FX Networks, which is being acquirred by Walt Disney Co.

Grim Life of Book Publicist Told in New York Post

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

Paul BogaardsKnopf PR director Paul Bogaards, describing the job in his blog, wrote, “As a publicist, you will live a life of sadness and defeat. And you will learn to cry.” (3 reader comments)