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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.

WSJ Fires Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thu., Jun. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jay Solomon on MSNBCThe Wall Street Journal has fired chief foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for alleged financial dealings with an Iranian-born businessman. (1 reader comment)

Comms. Industry Facing Creative Staff Shortage

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

The Creative GroupNearly half of hiring managers working at advertising and marketing agencies expressed difficultly recruiting professionals to fill vacancies across various creative positions, according to a recent employment outlook survey. (2 reader comments)

Democrats Need to Retool PR Shop

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jon OssoffFollowing tough Congressional losses in Georgia and South Carolina, it’s time for the Democrats to retool their communications shop. (4 reader comments)

People on the Move

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Hunter MandelHunter Mandel joins Taylor in New York as director, digital sports.  More new hires and promotions at Weber Shandwick and Revive Health.

McGrath/Power Backs Blackfire

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Blackfire ResearchMcGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications has been named agency of record for home entertainment company Blackfire Research.

FCC's Mike O’Rielly Lauds First Wi-Fi Day

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Michael O'RiellyThe inaugural “World Wi-Fi Day,” which was observed yesterday, drew praise from Mike O’Rielly, member of the Federal Communications Commission since 2013. (2 reader comments)

DiGennaro Forms Venture with Australia Shop

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

DiGennaro Communications & Access PRDiGennaro Communications and Australia’s Access PR have formed a joint venture, which will result in the rebranding to Access-dgc on July 1.

Mass Shooting Lesson Lost on GOP Victims

Wed., Jun. 21, 2017

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyAfter the horrific shooting of the Majority Whip on a Virginia ballfield, not one Republican Congressman asked how it came to pass that a crackpot living out of his van could possess such a lethal weapon, one designed for the exact purpose it was used. (8 reader comments)

Echo Chambers Crimp Creativity

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Creative Echo ChamberEcho chambers crimp creative inspiration, according to research released by Ketchum to generate buzz at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Aetna Appoints Bliss

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

AetnaHealth insurer Aetna has retained Bliss Integrated Communication to lend support to its Medicare Advantage communications and PR program.

Cassidy Recruits Sydnor

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Chad SydnorCassidy & Assocs. has recruited Chad Sydnor, a senior defense policy aide to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), to bolster its defense and infrastructure businesses.

Mercury Lobbies for Iraq Comms.

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

MercuryMercury has been tapped by PAM Media, a Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan-based media company, for foreign relations representation in Washington.

Congo Enlists Mer

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mer GroupThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has recruited Mer Security and Communications Systems for counsel on US policy and political concerns regarding African security issues.

Quinn Opens LA Outpost

Tue., Jun. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

QuinnQuinn has planted its flag on the west coast with the addition of a new office in Los Angeles.