Somaliland, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991, is using Omnicom’s Mercury PA to gain U.S. recognition of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Somalia views it as a illegitimate state.
New York-based financial communications shop JCIR worked with Heritage Global Partners on the Dec. 11 auction of assets from 38 Studios, the bankrupt video game developer led by former pro baseball player Curt Schilling.
The National Hookah Alliance has hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to fend off application of federal cigarette restrictions under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to the use of hookah.
Ken Mehlman, the former presidential aide who heads public affairs for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., was elected chairman of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, the Washington trade group for PE firms.
Amy Schulman, SVP, general counsel and head of the $3.2 billion healthcare business at Pfizer, has suddenly agreed “by mutual agreement” to depart the company—a switch that is being billed as a firing by the pharmaceutical trade press.
Brunswick Group is working the audacious $2.3B takeover of the giant IMG sports and talent agency, a transaction the New York Times said will "significantly alter the balance of power in Hollywood’s business landscape."
Two restaurants have opened on the site of the former Williams Club at 24 E. 39th St., which was a meeting place for many years for PR groups including the Chemical Communications Assn. and the Wednesday PR Group of PR firm owners.
From a PR viewpoint, Francis’ simple message of love for one another, modesty, humility, fairness, social justice and transparency is the perfect positioning for his global institution of 1.2B members.
I was sorry to see that Tom Laughlin, the creator of the iconic “Billy Jack” movie franchise, passed away recently. Very few film heroes fought social and economic injustice the way Laughlin’s fictional former Green Beret did.
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