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The Five Best Coronavirus PSAs of 2020

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Stephan Miller

No lone TV commercial could withstand the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and turn the tide of its spread from any city or state, but these PSAs successfully broke through the clutter of mainstream advertising.

Lightfoot's Press Sec. Ruiz Takes PA Post

Wed, Jan. 6, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Anel RuizAnel Ruiz, who stepped down as press secretary to Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot last month, has joined public affairs and crisis management firm Culloton + Bauer Luce as senior VP.

PhRMA Recruits MGM’s DeShong for Top PA Job

Mon, Nov. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Debra DeShongThe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has hired Debra DeShong, who has strong ties to the Democratic party, as executive VP of public affairs.

Election News Edging out COVID Coverage

Thu, Oct. 22, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ButtonAmericans are currently paying about as much attention to election-related political news as they are to developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pew Research Center analysis.

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.

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.

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.

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.