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Last Updated: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 @ 5:14 pm

Facebook Dumps Definers PA

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Matt RhoadesFacebook has cut ties with Definers Public Affairs following a a New York Times report of an effort to discredit anti-Facebook protesters by linking them with George Soros.


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The Daily Buzz on Digital Growth Trajectory

By Marnie Williams

Marnie WilliamsThe Daily Buzz™ is one of the fastest growing digital destinations for the culturally obsessed – young adults who love celebrities, entertainment news, lifestyle news, and brand integrations.


Sorrell’s S4 Capital Bolts from Gate

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell’s S4 Capital posted a 44.6 percent rise in Q3 revenues to $33.1M and a 31.7 percent jump in gross profit to $23.1M. (1 reader comment)

Apple Shines as Top US Brand

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands 2019Apple was rated the most valuable US brand in a study just released by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Google, Amazon, Microsoft and VISA rounded out the top five.

 

Finn Partners Signs Korea Pact

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and EnergyFinn Partners Inc. has inked an agreement to produce economic development materials for Korean government agency the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Social Media and Incivility

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyWhile hard-core partisanship contributes to the climate of incivility in politics, social media’s offer of anonymity adds plenty of fuel to the fire.

 

iRobot Joins China Trade Lobbying Fray

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

RoombaConsumer robotics company iRobot becomes the latest U.S. company to retain lobbying support on Capitol Hill in light of the Trump admin’s escalating trade dispute with China.

Precision Strategies Rounds Up Reno

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom RenoThe well-traveled Tom Reno, who most recently was COO at BCW has joined Precision Strategies, the DC shop co-founded five years ago by three top aides to president Barack Obama.

Ex-LA Mayor Villaraigosa Lands at Mercury

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio VillraigosaAntonio Villaraigosa, former mayor of Los Angeles who ran an unsuccessful bid for California governor, has landed at Mercury as co-chairman.

Commentary

Terrorists in the Caravan?

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CaravanAs president Trump warns of non-existent terrorists from the Middle East imbedded in the Central American caravan, his administration has no clue of the whereabouts of battle-hardened ex-Gitmo detainees.

Communicating the Techeffect

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Jodi Brooks

Jodi BrooksPR pros have a responsibility to understand the nuanced forces affecting today’s tech landscape, and to counsel clients on how to communicate effectively during this tech revolution.

Red Bank RiverCenter Wants PR

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

RedBankThe Red Bank RiverCenter, the nonprofit that promotes the Jersey town's downtown as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping and culture, is looking for a PR firm.

Fox News Supports CNN Over Trump

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jay WallaceFox News supports archrival CNN in its legal tussle with president Trump over the yanking of Jim Acosta's press credentials.

Sage Acquires Virtual Marketing

Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Lou Anne Brossman, founder and president of Virtual Marketing, with David Gorodetski, co-Founder and COO of Sage CommunicationsSage Communications has acquired D.C.-based government marketing specialist Virtual Marketing, LLC.

BCW Hires Edelman's Ellner to Lead Corp. PR

Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian EllnerBCW has named Edelman's Brian Ellner executive VP-global corporate solutions practice. He also served as vice chairman at MacAndrews & Forbes and lead strategist at the Human Rights Campaign.

CNN Sues Trump

Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim AcostaCNN today filed a lawsuit against president Trump to regain the press credentials of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. (6 reader comments)

Kellyanne Conway Fesses Up

Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kellyanne ConwayPresidential counselor Kellyanne Conway admits that video of an altercation between CNN's Jim Acosta and White House aide during last week's press conference was manipulated. (3 reader comments)