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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.

Cable TV PR Pioneer Sando Dies at 71

Fri, Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SandoArthur Sando, who was PR executive at the fledgling Turner Broadcasting and CNN, died of an apparent heart attack on Sept. 3 at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 71.

UK PR Legend Tim Bell Dies at 77

Mon, Aug. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tim BellControversial British PR man Tim Bell, who made his name as Margaret Thatcher’s image-maker, died Aug 25. He was 77.

Jack O'Dwyer, Chronicler of PR, Dies

Thu, Dec. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jack O'DwyerJack O'Dwyer, who launched his pioneering Jack O'Dwyer's Newsletter 50 years ago, died Dec. 19. He was 85. (75 reader comments)

Gwinavere Johnston Dies at 75

Wed, Nov. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Gwinavere JohnstonGwinavere Johnston, who founded her Denver PR firm in 1975, died Nov. 1 by taking advantage of Colorado’s medical-aid-in-dying law after struggling with her diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy.

PR Counselor/Educator Koprowski Dies

Fri, Sep. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ken KropowskiKen Koprowski, former VP-communications at General Electric, New York University adjunct professor and head of his own PR firm, has died.

Rogers & Cowan's Bloch Dies at 78

Mon, May 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul BlochPaul Bloch, who was chairman of Hollywood PR powerhouse Rogers & Cowan, died May 25 after a long illness. He was 78.