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Trump Holds Decisive Media Advantage Over Biden

Tue, Sep. 1, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Trump BidenWith a little more than two months to go until Election Day, President Trump heralds a decisive lead in earned and paid media coverage over Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to a recent survey. (2 reader comments)

Mercury Lends Hand to Homeless Vets

Wed, Aug. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff MillerFormer Florida Congressman Jeff Miller leads Mercury's effort to pitch Manhattan's Omnia Group's housing options for homeless veterans. (1 reader comment)

Hood Hops into Hyundai's DC Driver's Seat

Thu, Jul. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert HoodRobert Hood, assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Dept. of Defense, has moved to Hyundai Motor Co. to lead its federal and state government affairs efforts. (1 reader comment)

PhRMA's Zirkelbach Moves to ExxonMobil

Mon, Jun. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Robert ZirkelbachRobert Zirkelbach, executive VP-PA at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, has moved to ExxonMobil as head of global issues and advocacy.

Yang Gang Opens United Public Affairs

Thu, Apr. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew YangA group of former staffers on Andrew Yang's campaign for president has formed United Public Affairs, which will immediately offer remote communications and digital communications during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fenton Urges Motorists to Stay Home

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

FentonFenton Consulting has launched a billboard PSA campaign, urging motorists to get off the road and stay home in the national effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

HRC's Halloran Joins Cornerstone

Thu, Apr. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Liz HalloranLiz Halloran, deputy communications director at the Human Rights Campaign, has joined Cornerstone Public Affairs.

Cassidy & Assocs. Adds Energy Pro Dearborn

Wed, Apr. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jed DearbornJed Dearborn, who was senior counsel on the Senate's energy and natural resources committee, is now at Cassidy & Associates, the DC-based public affairs powerhouse.  

PR Plays Key Role in Fighting COVID-19

Tue, Mar. 17, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Peppercomm & Institute for Public Relations Study - COVID-19: How Businesses Are Handling the CrisisCommunications teams are emerging as key players as companies work to deal with the effects of COVID-19, according to a new study from Peppercomm and the Institute for Public Relations.

Brunswick Hosts Political Panel at Georgetown University

Thu, Mar. 5, 2020

By John O'Dwyer

Brunswick's “We are just covering what’s in front of us and the voters are going to do what they’re going to do with it.” Maggie Haberman of the New York Times told the packed crowd of students at Georgetown's Copley Formal Lounge Feb. 26.

Chevron's Samson Takes Edelman Vice Chair Job

Tue, Feb. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dave SamsonDave Samson, general manager of public affairs at Chevron, will join Edelman as global corporate affairs vice-chair on May 1. It's a new post.

Cunningham to Exit SKDKnickerbocker  

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer CunninghamJennifer Cunningham, one of the most powerful women in New York politics, is exiting SKDKnickerbocker in March to travel and explore new challenges.

BoJo Aide Bounces to H+K

Tue, Jan. 28, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Geraint EvansGeraint Evans, who was an advisor to now UK prime minister Boris Johnson, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as strategy director of public affairs in London.

Ex-Senator Boxer Moves to Mercury

Tue, Jan. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Barbara BoxerFormer California Senator Barbara Boxer has joined Omnicom's Mercury public affairs unit in Los Angeles as co-chair. She is Mercury's first female co-chair.

Ketchum’s Schoeneman Skips to Curley Co.

Thu, Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

KayAnn SchoenemanKayAnn Schoeneman, Ketchum senior VP, PA director and DC marketplace leader, has joined Curley Co. as senior VP and corporate/PA director.

Koch Exec Launches Advisory Firm

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

James DavisJames Davis, who formerly ran a communications agency for the Koch Network, has launched his own practice, Touchdown Strategies, LLC. (1 reader comment)

How to Respond to Twitter’s Political Ad Ban

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Ron Bonjean

Ron BonjeanTwitter’s recent decision to ban political advertising has left many companies, trade associations and advocacy groups wondering how the move will impact their ability to connect with stakeholders. (1 reader comment)

Thorogood Leaves Brexit Woes for Return to APCO

Thu, Oct. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Zoe ThorogoodZoe Thorogood, who exited APCO Worldwide’s Washington office in March 2018 to become chief of staff & director of external communications of UK’s Conservative Party, will return to the PA firm on Oct 23.

Peterlin to Exit AT&T Global PA Post

Tue, Oct. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Margaret PeterlinMargaret Peterlin, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is leaving her AT&T senior VP-global external & public affairs at the end of the year.