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Buttigieg Meets Alfred E. Neuman

Wed., May 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

MadDemocratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is no Alfred E. Neuman, the freckle-faced, gap-toothed grinning idiot kid who is cover boy of Mad Magazine. He should pick up a copy of the bi-weekly.

Hope Hicks Cooperates with House's Trump Probe

Wed., May 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HIcksHope Hicks, former White House communications director, is expected to cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into whether Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Constant Change is New Normal in Healthcare

Wed., May 22, 2019

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's May '19 PR Firm Rankings MagazineA series of recent technological innovations and the rise of a consumer-driven healthcare ecosystem has transformed the health and life sciences communications landscape, introducing a host of new possibilities for professionals working in the field, and new challenges as well.

Evoke PR & Influence Merges With KYNE

Tue., May 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

David KyneHuntsworth acquires KYNE and plans to merge it with its Evoke PR & Influence unit to create a new entity that chalked up $22.4M in 2018 fee income on O'Dwyer's rankings of healhcare firms.

Libyan Warlord Signs Linden to $2.1M Pact

Tue., May 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Khalifa HaftarThe Libyan National Army rebel group, which is headed by 75-year-old US citizen Khalifa Haftar, has hired Linden Government Solutions to a $2.1M contract for strategic consulting services and PR services.

Trump-Tied Firm Reps Israeli 'Spy' Balloon Maker

Tue., May 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

RTKasowitz Benson Torres is providing government relations services to Israel's RT Aerostat Systems, maker of surveillance balloons, with a focus on homeland security and defense matters.

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Boeing Flunks Apology Tour

Tue., May 21, 2019

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherAs the Boeing crisis drags on, the matter in which the company is communicating—or not—has become its own news story. Boeing gets an "F" in my 6 A’s of Apology model.

PRSA/NY Awards Achievement in Diversity

Tue., May 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

awardsPublic Relations Society of America's New York chapter is honoring companies and PR firms that foster diversity in the workplace and champion underrepresented groups with the new Big Apple Leadership in Diversity Award. 

Sunland Park, NM Issues Tourism RFP

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Sunland Park, NMSunland Park, New Mexico is requesting proposals from agencies that can develop a branding strategy for the purpose of stimulating tourism and attracting travelers and visitors to the city.

Disaster Specialist Joins MWWPR

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ryan VelascoRyan Velasco has joined MWWPR’s Washington office as VP-corporate communications after a three-year stint as VP in Ogilvy’s social change unit.

Meridian Promotes CEO Dialogue on Climate

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

MeridianThe non-profit Meridian Institute helped launch the CEO Climate Dialogue, a group of companies and environmental organizations, formed to urge Washington policymakers to tackle the threat posed from climate change.

PR Thrives Amid Tech's Wide Net for Innovation

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

O'Dwyer's May '19 PR Firm Rankings MagazineThe historic disruption affecting today’s tech sector has resulted in a number of unlikely alliances in recent years, as a host of traditionally non-tech companies enter into a thriving market that shows no signs of slowing down. It’s also presented untold demand and opportunities for the communicators working within this landscape.

MetLife, Morgan Stanley Alum Moves to Brunswick

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jeanmarie McFaddenJeanmarie McFadden, who was executive VP-chief communications officer at MetLife and global corporate affairs chief at Morgan Stanley, has joined Brunswick Group.

 

Kivvit Works on Williams' NYC Gas Pipeline

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WilliamsTulsa's Williams Cos. uses Kivvit, which has close ties with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to win support for construction of a nearly 23-mile underwater pipeline to transport natural gas from New Jersey to New York.