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APCO Got Sunshine

Tue., Jun. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer SunshineAPCO Worldwide had hired Booz Allen Hamilton healthcare consultant Jennifer Sunshine as a director in DC.

Bolton, Spector, González to Receive Big Apple Awards

Tue., Jun. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PRSA logoPRSA-NY will present their 2018 awards for individual achievement by public relations practitioners to Roger Bolton, Shelley J. Spector and Olga González during the 31st Big Apple Awards presentation ceremony on Monday, June 11.

 

Altria Taps Mercury For Tobacco Regulation Work

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Philip MorrisAltria, parent of Philip Morris USA, has hired Omnicom’s Mercury as its Washington lobbyist on tobacco product regulations. Former federal liaison for the National Rifle Assn. works the business.

Trump Picks Bannon Ally for BBG Post

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael PackThe White House plans to nominate Michael Pack, conservative filmmaker, to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America and other outlets.

Trade Debate is Party Politics in Action

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichThe debate surrounding Trump’s tariffs plan has revealed ideological confusion in many liberal circles, with some detractors now delivering knee-jerk criticisms of Trump’s plan that sound a lot like arguments made by free-market Republicans for years. (1 reader comment)

Paramount Catches Fox Pro Kaufmann

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Louise KaufmanParamount Pictures has brought on Louise Kaufman as senior VP, New York publicity from 20th Century Fox, which may be acquired by Walt Disney Co.

Does Cuomo Have a Message People Want to Hear?

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianWith his forthcoming primetime program, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo believes the American TV viewing market is ready for a show that doesn’t pick a side before reading the news. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Mon., Jun. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jonathan HeitMarathon Strategies adds James Atkins (Burson-Marsteller), Joshua Baca (DDC PA) and Anthony Hogrebe (NYC Economic Development Corp)... MDC's Allison+Partners ups Jonathan Heit to global president... W2O pure puts returning Keri Mattox in charge of integrated communications... Crosby Marketing Communications promotes Katie McCubbin, Gabrielle Weber and Jenn Brohinsky.

PR Firm Needed to Promote Taiwan Tourism

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Taiwan Tourism BureauThe New York office of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau is accepting proposals from agencies that can execute a PR program targeting the eastern U.S. market in a bid to boost outbound travel to Taiwan.

Fortune Society Floats PR RFP

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

The Fortune SocietyThe Fortune Society, which provides services and advocates on behalf of jailed and formerly incarcerated people, has issued a RFP for strategic communications and PR.

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

facebookFacebook dumps "Trending" section and third-partner integrations as part of effort to clean slate of fake news... Executives exit Hulu in first reshuffling of the deck under new CEO Randy Freer... Wall Street Journal promotes Wade Lambert to senior news editor.

H+K Strategies Bolsters Faith in Saudi Markets

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CMAHill+Knowlton Strategies has signed up for a two-month project with Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority, the Kingdom's market regulator. (1 reader comment)

'Net is Good for Me, Not for You

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

VrgeMore than eight-in-ten of Americans say the 'Net is great for them personally, but nearly half say it has a negative impact on society, according to new poll.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

BelongFinn Partners joins forces with Belong.Life on survey of cancer patients, providers and advocacy groups... William Mills Agency tunes in omnichannel software provider Zenmonics... Osborn Barr helps Nutrien with rebrand.

Ex-McGreevey Aide Joins Jersey Think Tank

Fri., Jun. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Micah RasmussenMicah Rasmussen, who served as press secretary to former Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, is now director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.

Mercury Sides With China’s ZTE In Sanctions Fight

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ZTEMercury Public Affairs has a $75K monthly retainer account to represent ZTE Corp, the Chinese smartphone company sanctioned by the Trump Administration for selling gear to Iran. Senators call ZTE a threat to national security. (4 reader comments)

ANA Acquires DMA

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

ANAMarketing trade group the Association of National Advertisers has acquired data-driven marketing industry trade giant the Data & Marketing Association.

Former B-M Global President Bell Exits BCW

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin BellKevin Bell, who was worldwide president of Burson-Marsteller, has decided to exit the WPP unit that merged with Cohn & Wolfe in February. (1 reader comment)

 

People on the Move

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Angela TrapassoInkHouse hires digital marketing pro, Angela Trapasso... LaVoieHealthScience recruits Paul Sagan from KCSA Strategic Communications... Bateman hires Free Range's, Caleb Bushner... Hope-Beckham promotes Wendy Hsiao.

Zeno Keys in on B-M’s Key

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Margaret KeyMargaret Key, most recently CEO of Burson-Marsteller’s sprawling Asia-Pacific region, has joined Zeno Group to helm its APAC operation.

H+K Hires Vindel as EMEA Tech Group Lead

Thu., May 31, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

David VindelDavid Vindel, former managing director of European technology for Ketchum, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he’s been named technology practice lead for the EMEA region.