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Snap Snaps Up Woodworth

Tue., Jun. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Gina WoodworthGina Woodworth is joining Snap Inc. as U.S. public policy director in DC, exiting her senior VP-public policy & government affairs slot at the Internet Assn.

PR Crisis Manager Needs 'Court Vision'

Tue., Jun. 27, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Chief Crisis Officer by James F. HaggertyAn effective PR crisis manager is like a good basketball point guard who knows the playbook and is blessed with "court vision,"  writes James Haggerty in his new book, Chief Crisis Officer.

London Leaves Purdue for biOasis

Mon., Jun. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Catherine LondonCatherine London, who has more than two decades of experience in the pharma and healthcare sectors, has joined biOasis Technologies as executive VP-corporate affairs and IR. She reports to CEO Mark Day.

Murray Energy Faces Attacks Following John Oliver Slam

Mon., Jun. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Last Week Tonight with John OliverMurray Energy Corp., which is waging a high-profile legal battle with HBO’s John Oliver, claims it received a flood of scabrous email messages, harassing phone calls and suffered the hacking of its website in the aftermath of the broadcast. (2 reader comments)

Glover Park Nets Netflix

Mon., Jun. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NetflixNetflix, which has spent heavily for its own programming, has hired Glover Park Group to build awareness of its original content on Capitol Hill.

Trademarks, Free Speech and PR

Mon., Jun. 26, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA recent court case could have major implications for the PR concerns of brands and public personalities competing in the marketplace of ideas.

Publicis Groupe's Arthur Sadoun: The Lion of Cannes

Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis CEO Arthur Sadoun, who officially took over for Maurice Levy on June 1, rocked the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity by announcing that the French combine will take a pass on next year's show. His action may save the show from itself. (1 reader comment)

Lexis Teams Up with Text100

Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

text100London-based consumer agency Lexis has been integrated into global communications agency Text100.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

By Steve Barnes

AirDog Sports DroneTrevelino/Keller has entered into a partnership with AirDog, a company that produces all-terrain, autonomous camera drones.  More account news from Hemsworth Communications, Mardiks PR and Coyne Public Relations.

5W Supports Team Trump

Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Donald & Eric Trump5W Public Relations is providing media support to the foundation of Donald Trump's son, Eric. (1 reader comment)

Wentzel Charges up NEI's PR

Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jon WentzelJon Wentzel, who was a top executive at Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy, joined the Nuclear Energy Institute this month as VP-communications.

Levick Revamps Qatar Business

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

LevickLevick, which has represented the Embassy of Qatar, is now working for the nation’s communications office under a revamped six-month agreement pegged in the $375K range.

Publisher Rodale Explores Strategic Options

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

RodalePublisher Rodale, which pioneered the organic movement with its mission to “inspire health, healing and happiness in the world. Starting with you," has hired investment banker Allen & Co. to explore strategic alternatives.

Wi-Fi Embrace by FCC's O’Rielly Alarms Health Advocates

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

World Wi-Fi DayEcstatic remarks by FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly on the first “World Wi-Fi Day” June 20 have caused a bout of head shaking and alarm in the Wi-Fi health community. (1 reader comment)

Ravens, Texans Score Touchdown

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Baltimore Ravens & Houston TexansThe PR staffs of the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans have been named co-winners of the 2017 Pete Rozelle Award by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Never Too Late to Invoke Eisenhower's Warning

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickIn turning over power to the Pentagon to determine both strategy and assignment of American forces to Afghanistan, President Trump has abdicated his responsibilities as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.