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Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Joele Frank, ICR Guide $2.7B Homebuilder Deal
By Greg Hazley
tpointTRI Pointe Homes and Weyerhaeuser Company are relying on outside financial PR counsel as TRI acquires Weyerhaueser Real Estate Company in a $2.7B deal to create one of the top 10 homebuilders in the U.S.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Catalina Resort Co Rolls PR Review
By Greg Hazley
catalinaThe company that runs resorts and outdoor recreation on California's Catalina Island is reviewing its PR account with an RFP process this month as it eyes a larger profile in the travel and tourism space.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Suarez Signs on at Al Jazeera America
By Kevin McCauley
ray suarezRay Suarez who worked at Public Broadcasting Service’s "NewsHour" from 1999 to 2013 most recently as national correspondent, is joining Al Jazeera America on Nov. 11. He will host a new daily program called “Inside Story.”
Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Solomon: 'He Said, She Said' Detrimental To Good Journalism
By Arthur Solomon

solomonNewspaper stories and television broadcasts have never been more closely scrutinized by opposing political parties and other pressure groups for what they deem is unfair one-sided journalism. The effect is all too often the criticism of journalists not being fair in their reporting has resulted in no-news reporting.

Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Digital Guru Kane Exits Makovsky
By Kevin McCauley
tim kaneFounder of Makovsky Integrated Communications' digital branding practice is exiting the independent firm at the end of the week.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
LA Biz Group Calls for Pitches
By Greg Hazley
laAn influential, 90-year-old Los Angeles business advocacy organization has cast a net for PR proposals from firms with experience in regional and state politics and crisis PR.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
More Spin vs Substance in Twitter's Arab Uprising Role
By Kevin McCauley
twitterTwitter, which is expected to go public this week, is heralded as a go-to source of information during times of political crisis.
Category: Social Media
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Noted Essayist Beinart Joins Atlantic, National Journal
By Kevin McCauley
Peter Beinart, essayist and former editor of The New Republic, will join The Atlantic and National Journal, in January as contributing editor.
Category: Media News
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Smith Bros Rolls Meatloaf Cupcakes
By Kevin McCauley
meatloaf cupcakeSmith Bros. Agency handled today announcement of the introduction of the meatloaf cupcakes at the 32-member Kings Restaurants chain.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
DKC Recruits Disney Vet
By Kevin McCauley
joe quenqaDKC Public Relations has hired Walt Disney Studios VP Joe Quenqua for the executive VP/director of entertainment post.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Downey McGrath Pushes for Carbon Tax
By Kevin McCauley
Downey McGrath, the firm of former Congressmen Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), is “exploring options for carbon tax” on behalf of the Taxpayers for Common Sense non-partisan federal budget watchdog group.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Council of PR Firms Needs New Name
By Jack ODwyer
The Council of PR Firms, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, needs a new name to reflect changing conditions.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
DHS' Smith to Lead MWW DC
By Greg Hazley

doug smithPublic and private sector communications advisor is stepping down from an assistant secretary role at the US Dept. of Homeland Security for the GM slot of MWW's Washington operation.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Food Stamp Cuts Offer PR Opening for Savvy Politico
By Kevin McCauley
food stampsNearly 48M Americans, which is about 15 percent of the population, got a cut in food stamps today. Meanwhile, the economy of the affulent has never been better. There’s an opening for a PR-savvy politico.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
McGraw Hill Taps Washington Rep
By Kevin McCauley
standard & poor'sMcGraw Hill Financial has hired Washington representation for financial matters as its S&P unit is under legal assault.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Gingerich: How Extremists Ruined the GOP Brand
By Jon Gingerich
Growing disenfranchisement and dissatisfaction within the Republican Party has engendered the Tea Party’s rise and subsequent ransacking of today’s conservative movement.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Pubnicom Passes U.S. Muster
By Kevin McCauley
Washington doesn't object to Omnicom/Publicis deal to create $32B ad/PR colossus.
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Prolexic Seeks PR Partner
By Kevin McCauley

prolexicProlexic, which bills itself as a "pure play" distributed denial of service attack mitigation provider, is looking for a PR firm to handle pitching duties for three months at $60K.

Category: Public Relations
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Gorkana Media Data Firm of UK Invades US
By Jack ODwyer
The Gorkana Group, part of the same company that owns Durrants, U.K., press clipping service, was a major player at the 2013 conference of PR Society of America in Philadelphia Oct. 26-29.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Turning Your Profit Meter On
By Richard Goldstein
Now that it seems we are out of gloom and doom, the stock market is up and the merger and acquisition market is back to being active, you need to make sure you are on the profit track for the future.
Category: Financial Management
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