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Last Updated: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

Gladstone Axes Saudi Arabia Business

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve LipinGladstone Place Partners has axed the $200K Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia account in the aftermath of the alleged murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (3 reader comments)

#MeToo Movement Impacts Bottom Line

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Me TooThe #MeToo movement is going to have a financial effect on businesses, according to a new study from FTI Consulting and Mine The Gap.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Oct. Issue Spotlights Healthcare PR

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. '18 Healthcare & Medical PR MagazineOur 76-page annual issue on healthcare PR features articles from leading thought leaders in the field, plus profiles of 50 firms with expertise in this specialty.

Next up is technology PR in November.  Contact magazine editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, to get in the issue.


Returning Trust to the Local Health Experience

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Susan Isenberg

Susan IsenbergAlthough trust in the healthcare industry appears untroubled globally, Edelman’s 2018 Trust Barometer has discovered a troubling flux at local levels.

Saudi Bankrolled Muslim Group Signs Southfive

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SouthfiveThe Saudi Arabian Public Relation Affairs Committee has signed Southfive Strategies to represent the Muslim World League, which claims to promote tolerance and counter extremism. (3 reader comments)

Banksy Pulls PR Stunt of the Year

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianRenegade artist Banksy created invaluable buzz when one of his most famed works appeared to self-destruct moments after being sold at a Sotheby’s auction.

Harbour Group Drops Saudi Arabia

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harbour GroupThe Harbour Group has dropped its $80K a month contract to represent Saudi Arabia following the alleged murder of a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist. (5 reader comments)

Commentary

Does Publicis Really Want Saudi Arabia as a Client?

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KhashoggiDoes Publicis Groupe, parent of Qorvis Communications, really want to represent Saudi Arabia after reports that its agents allegedly tortured, murdered and dismembered a prominent dissident and Washington Post columnist? Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun has a big decision to make. (6 reader comments)

PR Firms Boost Billing Rates

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersPR staff charged more for account work in 2017 than the year before, but productivity is down among senior staff, according to a recent survey.

Accounts in Transit: J Public Relations Reps NC Tourism

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Visit NCJ Public Relations scooped up Visit North Carolina... jacobstahl won American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy... Cindy Riccio Communications earned the business of SimplyProtein.

Ex-SEC Chair Schapiro Takes Bloomberg Post

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mary SchapiroMary Schapiro, former Securities and Exchange Commission chair, has joined Bloomberg LP as vice chair of global public policy. She'll also counsel Michael Bloomberg, who is expected to seek the Democratic presidential nod.

Awards & Events

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NYFWANew York Financial Writers' Assn. hosts 76th edition of Financial Follies on Nov. 9... Public Relations Student Society of America taps Temple University's chapter to host mid-Atlantic regional conference... American Society of Journalists and Authors wants proposals for its 2019 NYC conference in May.

UAE Uses Rothkopf Group for 50th Birthday Bash

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David RothkopfThe United Arab Emirates has retained TRG Advisory Services to develop/support science, technology, cultural diplomacy, education, tolerance and women’s empowerment programming in the US, leading up to the 2021 50th anniversary of the Persian Gulf state. (3 reader comments)

McClintock Replaces Schwartz at CBS

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dana McClintockDana McClintock, who launched the “Late Show with David Letterman” at CBS in 1993, will succeed the retiring Gil Schwarz as chief communications officer at the broadcaster.

 

Accounts in Transit: FTI Launches Space Flight Effort

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Virginia SpaceFTI Consulting blasts off with Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority... French|West|Vaughan enrolls at UNC-Pembroke... 5W PR sparks communications push for SPARK Neuro... Uproar seeks PR gold at 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

Bell Pottinger Partners On Hook for $5.3M

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerPartners of the former Bell Pottinger face demands for payments of $5.3M that they received during the year prior to last year's collapse of the British firm.

Media Maneuvers: IBT, Christian Media Charged with Fraud

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NewsweekIBT Media, ex-Newsweek owner, and Christian Media are charged with fraud... Redbook kills print edition... AT&T launches streaming service to compete with Disney, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

People on the Move: Brunswick Brings on Public Policy Pro

Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Lanhee ChenBrunswick Group brings on public policy pro Lanhee Chen of Hoover Institution/Stanford as senior counselor… Mower puts Mark O’Toole in charge of Boston… Red Fan Communications adds Mimi Fernandez, alum of Lucid data technology firm… Cindy Riccio Communications names Dorothy McEntee health & wellness chief.

Joele Frank Forges Ahead on Broadcom’s Forgery Scam

Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BroadcomBroadcom today said a memo signed by Defense Dept. officials that is circulating among members of Congress, calling for a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US of Broadcom's $19B deal to acquire CA Technologies, is a fraudulent document.