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Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 @ 5:52 pm

30% Interact on Social Media 10 Times or More Daily

Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

social mediaNearly half of U.S. social media users post content to their social channels daily, and nearly a third interact via social media in some manner more than 10 times a day, according to a recent survey.

Skadden Settles Ukraine/Manafort FARA Suit

Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortLobbying powerhouse Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom will pay $4.6M to settle a civil suit, alleging that it failed to register as a foreign agent for Ukraine work that was headed by Paul Manafort, president Trump's former campaign manager. (1 reader comment)


In Memoriam

Jack O'Dwyer, Chronicler of PR, Dies

By Kevin McCauley

Jack O'DwyerJack O'Dwyer, who launched his pioneering Jack O'Dwyer's Newsletter 50 years ago, died Dec. 19. He was 85. (70 reader comments)


Angelo Exits NY Post Publisher Spot

Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jesse AngeloJesse Angelo is leaving the New York Post publisher/CEO job after a 20-year run at Rupert Murdoch's tabloid.

When the Shift Hits the Fan

Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

By Michelle Ubben

Michelle UbbenThe digital world has changed the ways a crisis can originate, how quickly the damage can occur and spread and how long it can last.

CNN's Wallace Hits Trail

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kelly WallaceKelly Wallace, who has served as an on-air news correspondent for CNN, Fox News Channel and CBS, has been named managing director of TrailRunner International’s New York office.

OPEC Mulls US PR Push

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

OPECThe Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which has been battered by president Trump's Twitter barrage, is considering a PR push in the US.

Omnicom’s Mercury Scores Big Win for Putin Ally

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Oleg DeripaskaMercury Public Affairs scored a major victory Jan. 16 as Republicans in the Senate blocked a bid to restore sanctions on aluminum and energy companies controlled by Oleg Deripaska, Russian oligarch and confidant to strongman Vladimir Putin. (2 reader comments)

Communicators See Benefits from CEO Activism

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Weber Shandwick & KRC Research StudyCommunicators support CEOs taking stands on key issues because they believe speaking out on hot button issues can benefit corporate reputations, according to a study by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.

Extreme GM Opponents Understand GM Science Least

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

TomatoAccording to a recent study, those who harbor the highest levels of opposition toward genetically modified foods typically know the least about it, even though they think they know the most.

On the Move: BerlinRosen Ups Key Execs; Brunswick Names Tereza Kaneta São Paulo chief: Acceleration Adds Two More PMK*BNC Vets; Livongo Health Hires Oakland Raiders CMO

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Berlin RosenBerlinRosen unveils round of promotions as firm upped headcount 25 percent in '18... Brunswick Group puts Tereza Kaneta in charge of São Paulo outpost... Acceleration Community of Companies adds Monica Chun, Rick Faigin from PMK*BNC... Livongo Health recruits Oakland Raiders CMO Courtnee Westendorf.

Preventive Care: Crisis Planning for Hospitals

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Ashley McCown

Ashley McCownHospitals remain among the institutions most vulnerable to a PR crisis. For this reason, it’s paramount to ensure they’ve anticipated and prepared an action plan before crisis strikes.

Truth About the Gig Economy, Micro-Agencies

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

By Karen Swim

Karen SwimThe gig economy challenges long-held beliefs about work and business. But while some of the rules have changed, workers and companies that operate in the gig economy are a diverse bunch—and in important ways some of them are not all that different from those in the traditional workforce.

rbb Acquires Z|COMM

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

ZCommrbb Communications has acquired Miami-based publicity and consulting practice Z|COMM.

Ogilvy PR Chief Smith Exits for Gluten-Free Pizza Gig

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stuart SmithStuart Smith, head of Ogilvy’s global PR group, is leaving the WPP unit to take the chief marketing & growth job at Vegolutionary Foods, the Los Angeles health food company founded by his wife and former Edelman western region CEO Gail Becker. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Alexander Hamilton Must Be Spinning in his Grave

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Coast GuardThe 42K active members of the Coast Guard, which protects Donald Trump when he vacations at his members-only Mar-a-Lago resort, take big financial hit from the president's government shutdown. (1 reader comment)

#MeToo Beyond Hollywood

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Liz Bard Lindley

Liz Bard LindleyThe birth of the #MeToo movement has ensured that press coverage of sexual harassment claims can affect any business, no matter the industry.

MMGY Makes Briscoe President

Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Katie BriscoeFormer MMGY Global executive vice president Katie Briscoe has been promoted to the role of president.