Pfizer has ended the advertising portion of its “Get Old” campaign and switched to PR via Edelman although its building at 235 E. 42nd St. (between Second and Third Aves.) is decorated with large-size ads for the campaign.
Director of global public policy at beleaguered Blackberry and former aide to Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper shifts to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as deputy leader of its Canadian energy practice.
Francine McMahon is stepping down as publisher of The Hill to open a Washington PR Shop; Dick Meyer, a digitally skilled executive producer for BBC News in America, will move to The E.W. Scripps Company in February as chief Washington correspondent to work on a new multiplatform feature for the company...
The Strategy Group Company, an Ohio-based political PR shop, is acquiring strategic partner Murphy Linville, the firm of the former DCI Group president Jim Murphy and ex-AT&T VP of public affairs Billy Linville.
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