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Intermarket Co-Founder Zachowski Dies at 68

Tue, Sep. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Matt ZachowskiMatt Zachowski, who co-founded Intermarket financial PR firm 35 years ago with Martin Mosbacher, died Sept. 12 after a long illness. He was 68.

PR Pioneer Aaron Cushman Dies at 96

Mon, Apr. 26, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Aaron CushmanAaron Cushman, a public relations executive who counseled stars such as Milton Berle, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and the Three Stooges, died on April 17. He was 96.


Limbaugh Dies at 70

Wed, Feb. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio host who skewered feminists, minorities, environmentalists and liberals, died today from lung cancer. He was 70.


O’Dwyer’s Columnist Goldstein Dies at 74

Fri, Feb. 12, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

GoldsteinRichard Goldstein, an O’Dwyer’s columnist specializing in financial issues affecting the public relations industry, died on February 10 at the age of 74.


E. Bruce Harrison Dies at 88

Mon, Jan. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce HarrisonE. Bruce Harrison, who co-founded with his wife, Patricia, one of the most successful PR firms dedicated to environmental communications, died Jan. 16. The "Dean of Green PR" was 88.


Howard Rubenstein Dies at 88

Wed, Dec. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Howard RubinsteinHoward Rubenstein, who burnished the reputations of people ranging from Abe Beame to George Steinbrenner to Donald Trump, died on Dec. 29 at the age of 88.


Pinnacle Founder McCarthy Dies at 84

Tue, Dec. 29, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Joseph McCarthyJoseph M. McCarthy, a veteran public relations and public affairs practitioner who was founding partner and chairman of global PR network Pinnacle Worldwide, died in November at age 84.

PR Pro Van Vechten Dies at 75

Mon, Jul. 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jay Van VechtenJay Van Vechten, who ran Van Vechten & Co. PR firm for 32 years and was an advocate for disabled people, died July 11 in Boca Raton. He was 75.

Boston PR Pro Morrissey Dies at 51

Tue, May 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Donna MorrisseyDonna Morrissey, who served as spokeswoman for the Boston Archdiocese during the sex abuse scandal, died May 22 from complications related to COVID-19. She was 51.

Ex-MSL President Tsokanos Dies From COVID-19

Mon, Apr. 20, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jim TsokanosJim Tsokanos, former president of MSL Group, died April 17 from COVID-19. He spent a dozen years at the now Publicis Groupe unit before exiting in 2012.

News Anchor Jim Lehrer Dies at 85

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jim LehrerJim Lehrer, who teamed with Robert MacNeil in 1975 to launch “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” on PBS, died today. He was 85.

Fashion PR Icon Filipowski Dies at 58

Wed, Jan. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ed FilipowskiEd Filipowski, who handled public relations for many of the world’s top fashion brands, including Tom Ford, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Versace and Marc Jacobs, died on Jan. 10.

PR Legend Harold Burson Dies at 98

Fri, Jan. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Harold BursonHarold Burson, co-founder of Burson-Marsteller and one of the most influential figures in PR history, has passed away at the age of 98.

Real Estate PR Vet Craig Bloomfield Dies

Mon, Dec. 2, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Craig BloomfiedCraig Bloomfield, who was a senior consultant, content development with Akrete as well as collaborating with such marketing services companies as Belniak Media and KTPR Communications, died unexpectedly on Nov. 30.