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Congress Wants FTC to Probe TikTok

Fri, May 3, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

TIkTokCongress wants the FTC to probe whether TikTok violated child privacy laws when it launched a last-ditch lobbying blitz to defeat the bill requiring its owner, ByteDance, to divest it.

Nesbit Takes DHHS PA Post

Fri, Aug. 25, 2023

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey NesbitJeffrey Nesbit, who served as communications director for former vice president Dan Quayle, is named assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bedingfield to Exit White House CD Post

Fri, Feb. 10, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Kate BedingfieldKate Bedingfield, White House communications director, will exit at the end of the month. Ben LaBolt, a longtime Biden adviser, will take the CD post.

Teneo's Cochran Returns to USDA

Fri, Feb. 10, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Catherine CochranCathy Cochran, senior VP in Teneo’s Washington office, has rejoined the US Dept of Agriculture as director in its communications office.

Mexico Targets Cut in Gun Flow from US

Fri, Oct. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MexicoMexico is working with the DC-based Global Action on Gun Violence to push for “impactful gun violence prevention strategies” in the US.

FTC Taps Carnegie Center's Farrar for PA Post

Tue, Oct. 4, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Douglas FarrarDouglas Farrar, who was VP-communications and strategy at the Carnegie Center for International Peace, has joined the Federal Trade Commission as PA director.

Israel's UN Mission Seeks CCO

Tue, Aug. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

IsraelIsrael’s United Nations’ Mission is looking to hire a chief communications officer.

Marines Recruit Langwell as PR Chief

Fri, Aug. 5, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

April LangwellApril Langwell has joined the Marine Corps as the first civilian director of its communications directorate at the Pentagon.

Harri Takes Over as Johnson's Spokesperson

Mon, Feb. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Guto HarriGuto Harri, a former journalist at the BBC and GB News, is Boris Johnson’s new communications director. "He's not a complete clown," Harris said of Britain's prime minister.


Torossian Organized Victory Bash for Adams

Wed, Nov. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Eric Adams5W Public Relations CEO Ronn Torossian organized the victory celebration for his good friend and incoming NYC mayor Eric Adams that was held Election Night at downtown Manhattan's Zero Bond.

HRW Wants Halt in Sale of Surveillance Technology

Fri, Jul. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch today called for governments to suspend the trade of surveillance technology until a regulatory framework to protect the rights of individuals/groups is in place. That demand follows a report that Pegasus spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group was used to track journalists and activists.


Mercury Adds Trade/Sanctions Pro Kucik

Wed, Jun. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Peter KucikPeter Kucik, a seven-year veteran of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, has joined Mercury as managing director in DC.

B-M Alum Smith Takes COS Post for Sen. Bennet

Fri, Apr. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jess SmithJess Smith, who was managing director of operations in Burson-Marsteller's public affairs & crisis group, is now chief of staff for Colorado Senator Michael Bennet.

FGH Reps Melinda Gates' Social Project

Thu, Apr. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Pivotal VenturesFinsbury Glover Hering has picked up Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company launched by Melinda Gates to advance social progress in the US.

Qatar Passes Government Affairs Work to ISG

Mon, Mar. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Heath ShulerQatar has signed a $30K monthly government affairs contract with Integrated Strategy Group, the firm co-founded by former Democratic Congressman and National Football League quarterback Heath Shuler.