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Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Whaley Wraps Siemens Stint to Lead Sealed Air Comms
By Greg Hazley
jim whaleySenior VP of corporate communications for Siemens' North American unit moves to $7.6B packaging producer Sealed Air Corp. to head corporate communications and sustainability.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
FTI Q3 Comms Revenue Falls, Charge Leads to Loss
By Greg Hazley
FTI Consulting reported third quarter revenues from its strategic communications operation declined 5.4% to $43.3M, while an $83.8M charge in the segment swung the company to a quarterly loss.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Obama's Counter Terrorism Pro Joins MWW
By Kevin McCauley

jarrod bernsteinJarrod Bernstein, former counter terrorism/community outreach staffer at the Dept. of Homeland Security, has joined MWW in New York as senior VP/corporate affairs.

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Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Barneys Uses SF Crisis Pro in 'Shop and Frisk' Scandal
By Kevin McCauley
michael yakiBarneys New York, the upscale retailer immersed in an alleged "shop and frisk" policy toward black shoppers crisis, has retained a civil rights consultant/crisis PR/PA pro to review its customer service practices.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Next Fifteen Sees Gains in Tough Year
By Greg Hazley
Next Fifteen Communications Group reported Nov. 5 a five percent increase in revenue to £96.1M (about $155M) for the year ended July 31 on strong performances from Text 100, OutCast, M Booth and Blueshirt Group.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Corporate Comms No Match for Digitally Savvy Activist Investors
By Greg Hazley

A social media gap between investor relations and corporate communications units provides an opening for digitally savvy activist investors, shareholders and media, according to a study by FTI Consulting.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
CLS Lands Brooklyn's PR
By Kevin McCauley
brooklyn parkBrooklyn Park, a northern suburb of Minneapolis, has served up a $150K image campaign to Interpublic’s Carmichael Lynch Spong following a competitive pitch.
Category: News of Accounts
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
PRSA CEO Murray Gets $61K Bonus to $423K
By Jack ODwyer
prsaWilliam Murray, who got a title boost to CEO of PR Society of America at its conference Oct. 26 in Philadelphia, received a 12% boost in his pay package that brought his total to $423,647 in 2012.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
MWW Hires Smith to Head New Corp Health Group
By Kevin McCauley

evan smithMWW has recruited Evan Smith to lead a newly formed corporate healthcare communications practice.

Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Axed AP VA Scribe to McGuireWoods
By Greg Hazley
bob lewisThirteen-year Capitol correspondent for the Associated Press in Richmond fired last month after an error covering the state's gubernatorial election is moving to McGuireWoods in a media relations role next week.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
SoCal Planning Org Seeks Outreach Plan
By Greg Hazley
scagThe regional planning organization for the six-county region of Southern California has kicked of a search for a firm to guide communications, media and outreach as it develops a 25-year transportation plan.
Category: RFPs
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
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