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Ballard's Bondi to Handle Impeachment Messaging

Thu, Nov. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Pam BondiPam Bondi, former Florida attorney general who joined the Sunshine State's Ballard Partners in January, is expected to take a communications post at the White House and work on impeachment messaging. (3 reader comments)

Teneo's Sayegh to Return to Team Trump

Tue, Oct. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tony SayeghTony Sayegh, spokesperson for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin who joined Teneo last month as managing director, is expected to return to the Trump administration to handle communications surrounding impeachment. (1 reader comment)

China Telecom Dials Levick for PA, Crisis Work

Wed, Oct. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

China TelecomChina Telecom’s US unit has hired Levick for a public affairs campaign to advance US-China "techno-relations" and provide crisis communications counsel, support and services on an as-needed basis.

MBS Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi's Murder

Fri, Sep. 27, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mohammed bin SalmanSaudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman takes responsibility for the Oct. 2, 2018 torture, murder and dismemberment of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (1 reader comment)

Fenton Spreads Word of India’s Rights Violations in Kashmir

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Imran KhanThe International Humanitarian Foundation, which advocates for Pakistan, hired Fenton Communications to educate the US media and public about the human rights crisis in Kashmir, the disputed region controlled by India and Pakistan. (2 reader comments)

Altria Firms Up Control of Juul Labs

Wed, Sep. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

KC CrosthwaiteKC Crosthwaite, Altria chief growth officer, today joined Juul Labs as CEO, taking over for co-founder Kevin Burns. The parent of Philip Morris USA invested $12.8B in Juul a year ago for a 35 percent stake. Altria also called off merger talks with Philip Morris International.

Brownstein Establishes Crisis Management Unit

Wed, Sep. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lara DayBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has established a crisis management unit led by shareholder Mitch Langberg and chief culture & communications officer Lara Day.

Dominican Republic Rewards Rubenstein PR

Fri, Sep. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Richard RubensteinThe Dominican Republic extended its contract with Rubenstein PR, which was hired in June following the mysterious deaths of nine American tourists on the island.

Ad/PR Execs Go Public on Gun Control

Thu, Sep. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP’s Mark Read, Omnicom’s John Wren and Edelman’s Richard Edelman are the ad/PR firm CEOs among the 145 corporate leaders to sign a letter urging the Senate to pass gun control measures.

Brunswick Taps Ex-US Cyber Command Chief Rogers

Thu, Sep. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mike RogersMike Rogers, retired US Navy admiral who served as commander of the US Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, has joined Brunswick Group in its Washington office.

Crisis Communications and the Role of the CEO

Mon, Aug. 26, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianCEOs are expected to serve as company spokespersons during a major crisis event, and PR/communications teams must have a plan in place for the company’s leader to address the public and shareholders, whether she/he has had media training or not.

MTI Network Handles Stena Bulk Crisis

Wed, Jul. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stena BulkMTI Network provides crisis support for Stena Bulk, owner of the British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran. (1 reader comment)

GE, NAM Vet Hillman Joins Edelman

Fri, Jul. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Patrick HillmannPatrick Hillman, who handled public affairs and issue advocacy at the National Association of Manufacturers, General Electric and Levick, joined Edelman Chicago July 15 as executive VP in its crisis and risk group.

BGR Takes Ride with Ousted Nissan Chief

Thu, Jul. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Carlos GhosnBGR Government Affairs is repping Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan who was arrested in Tokyo in November for allegedly under-reporting millions of dollars of income at Nissan and using company funds for personal expenses.

NRA Spokesperson Baker Exits in Reorg

Thu, Jul. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

NRAJennifer Baker, director of public affairs for the National Rifle Assn.’s Institute for Legislative Action lobbying wing and spokesperson for the gun group, has left the troubled organization. (2 reader comments)

SKDKnick Stands Up for Fur

Fri, Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

FICAThe Fur Information Council of America is working with Democratic-leaning SKDKnickerbocker to fend off a ban on the sale of new fur garments and accessories in New York City. (1 reader comment)

Passing the ‘Daily Mail Test’ – Lessons from a Leak

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By James Barbour

James BarbourThe leak of diplomatic material from the UK embassy in Washington, in which ambassador Kim Darroch called Donald Trump “insecure” and “incompetent” should strike a chord for PR professionals. The episode illustrates perfectly why trust and confidentiality are central to our ability to provide honest and valuable counsel. (1 reader comment)

Chartwell Charts Path for China's iFlytek

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

iFlyTekChartwell Strategy Group represents China’s iFlytek, which has been linked to the police crackdown on the mostly Muslim Uighur community living in the western Xinjiang region of the country.

Taylor Swift’s Latest Feud

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe recent falling out between Taylor Swift and her former record label boss presents major public relations implications for how her master recordings are handled. (1 reader comment)