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Congress Puts Pressure on TikTok

Thu, Nov. 9, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

TikTokTikTok is nothing more than a Chinese propaganda tool that poses “a grave threat to America’s national security and, in particular, impressionable children and young adults,” say two Congressmen who want the platform registered as a foreign agent.

Biden Faces Marketing Conundrum

Tue, Nov. 7, 2023

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyTo win next November, Team Biden must get out of its comfort zone and begin to think of creative ways to attract voters in those swing states.


Inflation Remains Americansí Top Concern

Mon, Oct. 23, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Joe BidenInflation is the number-one issue on Americans’ minds today, beating out current worries surrounding jobs and the economy, climate change, healthcare and immigration, according to a recent Economist/YouGov poll.

Chartwell Reps Foxconn Founder in Presidential Run

Fri, Sep. 22, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Terry GouChartwell Strategy Group is providing media relations and public affairs services in the US for Terry Gou, the Foxconn founder who is running for president as an independent candidate in Taiwan.

Cornerstone Adds Bel Edwards Alum

Mon, Jul. 10, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Richard CarboCornerstone has hired Richard Carbo, who was deputy chief of staff and communications director to Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.

Bureaucracy, Outdated Protocols to Blame for Poor Government Messaging

Fri, Apr. 7, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Capitol BuildingProfessionals who provide communications counsel for the U.S. government widely recognize a lack of public trust in the integrity and veracity of the government’s messaging but disagree on what factors are contributing to the problem, according to a national study conducted by George Washington University.

Ex-Rep. Katko Joins HillEast Group

Wed, Feb. 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

KatkoFormer New York Republican Congressman John Katko has signed on as a senior advisor at HillEast Group, the DC-based government affair shop.

Noon Time at Weber Shandwick

Mon, Jan. 30, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Stephen NoonStephen Noon, who a top strategist for the Scottish National Party, has joined Weber Shandwick as a senior advisor on policy and political engagement issues.

PA Pro Copeland Lands at APCO Worldwide

Mon, Oct. 31, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ami CopelandAmi Copeland, who has more than 20 years of public affairs and political experience, has joined APCO Worldwide as PA head in its Washington, DC office.

IKEA's Finne Moves to H+K Strategies

Tue, Oct. 18, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Ann-Nina FinneAnn-Nina Finne, who most recently led the public affairs teams at IKEA, is coming on board at Hill+Knowlton Strategies as senior VP for global public affairs.

Congress Debates PRís Role in Preventing Climate Action

Wed, Sep. 14, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Katie PorterThe U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today held a hearing focused on PR agencies’ work for the U.S. energy sector and what impacts their messaging has had in the ongoing climate-change debate.


Matovcik Takes Constellation Brands PA Post

Thu, Aug. 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Ed MatovcikEd Matovcik, who has more than 30 years of PA, strategy and government relations experience in the wine and spirits sector, has joined alcohol beverage marketer Constellation Brands as VP-public affairs.

Citi Ups Lowney in PA Shop Reorg

Thu, Aug. 4, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer LowneyCiti promotes Jennifer Lowney to global head of communications, part of an overall reorganization of the company’s global public affairs division.

Vulcan Materials Alum Signs with Summit Strategy

Wed, Aug. 3, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

David DonaldsonDavid Donaldson, who was VP-external affairs & corporate communications at Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Co., has signed on as senior advisor at Summit Strategy Group, the corporate reputation, PA and ESG advisory in Los Altos, CA.