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NYT's Friedman Backs Settlement Halt

Fri., Dec. 30, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Thomas FriedmanNew York Times columnist Tom Friedman blasts Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, West Bank Settlements and Donald Trump in a column Dec. 29 that has won wide pickup. (1 reader comment)

Putinís PR Move

Fri., Dec. 30, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin won’t expel any US diplomats in response to President Obama’s order that 35 Russian diplomats and their families must leave the US by New Year’s Eve. (3 reader comments)

Dentsu CEO Resigns After Suicide of 24-Year-Old Staffer

Thu., Dec. 29, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Matsuri TakahashiTadishi Ishii, CEO of Dentsu, ad/PR firm with $1.67 trillion in income and 47,300 employees, resigned Dec. 25 after 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi committed suicide, claiming overwork. (1 reader comment)

Banner Year for Cable News Thanks to Presidential Race, Trump

Thu., Dec. 29, 2016

By Editorial Staff

MSNBC, Fox, CNNWhile fewer and fewer people are watching shows and sports in real-time on cable and broadcast TV, the cable news networks flourished in 2016 thanks to the drama surrounding the Presidential race. (1 reader comment)

Bain Capital Buys Epic Health Services

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Epic Health ServicesStanton PR & Marketing handled the communications for Bain Capital Private Equity’s acquisition of Epic Health Services, a US provider of home health care services to medically-fragile children.

Samsung Dropped Ball on Galaxy Note7 Crisis

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Galaxy Note7 SmartphoneSurvey of global crisis communications experts shows 74 percent agree Samsung failed to help the public understand why its Galaxy Note7 smartphone had incidents of exploding and burning.

Revolt PR Takes Aim at Millennials

Tue., Dec. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Joseph BenjaminFounder Joseph Benjamin believes a focus on social causes and sustainability is key to reaching out to millennials.

WordWrite Takes Over Jampole

Tue., Dec. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Paul FurigaWordWrite Comms. president and CEO Paul Furiga estimates his agency’s revenue will increase by 25 percent with the acquisition of Jampole Comms.

Theater Nonprofit Seeks PR Support

Mon., Dec. 26, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

The Dramatists Guild FundThe Dramatists Guild Fund is seeking proposals from an agency with nonprofit experience that can plan, coordinate and implement a regional and national PR campaign.

Trump Spokesman Resigns After Sex Charges

Mon., Dec. 26, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jason MillerJason Miller, Trump spokesman who had been named communications director, resigned suddenly Dec. 24 following tweeted charges he had been involved in illicit sex.

5W PR Gets New Digs at The Helmsley Building

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016

By Editorial Staff

The Helmsley BuildingRonn Torossian’s 5W PR is moving up to 43,295 square-foot office space on the 31st and 32nd floors of the iconic Helmsley Building in midtown Manhattan above Grand Central Terminal.

PR Figures Rinehart, Meek Died in 2016

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jonathan RinehartJonathan Rinehart, John Meek and George Glazer were among leading PR figures and personalities who died in 2016. (1 reader comment)