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Salesforce CEO Makes Time for Time

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Marc BenioffSalesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine for $190M cash from Meredith Corp, which acquired the Time Inc. magazine properties in January.

Commentary

Three Cheers for FARA

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortThese are heady days for the frequently criticized Foreign Agents Registration Act, which has taken center stage in the legal travails of Paul Manafort, who was chairman of president Trump's election campaign.

‘60 Minutes’ Chief Fager Fired

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianCBS News chairman Jeff Fager was ousted by the network in response to a series of sexual misconduct allegations. (1 reader comment)

Benecke Guides Growth at RF

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rowan beneckeRowan Benecke, who exited Burson Cohn & Wolfe last month, has emerged as chief growth officer at Ruder Finn.

GPG Makes Myler Managing Director

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Katie MylerKatie Myler has joined Glover Park Group as managing director in the firm’s strategic communications practice.

People on the Move

Mon., Sep. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Nan DongHill+Knowlton Strategies names Nan Dong managing director, Hong Kong and financial communications practice director... Endeavor signs up Allied senior vp Ginger Chan to consumer communications post... Futuri Media adds Zena Burns to its executive team as SVP, strategic marketing and brand develoment.

Gladstone Promotes $500B Saudi Mega-City

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NeomSteve Lipin's Gladstone Place Partners is working for the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, which is backing the construction of the $500B mega-city that is meant to help the Kingdom diversify its economic base and reduce its dependence on energy revenues. (1 reader comment)

Brunswick Snags Deogun, CNBC, WSJ Vet

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nik DeogunBrunswick Group has named Nik Deogun, CNBC and Wall Street Journal veteran, CEO of the Americas and senior partner effective Oct. 1.

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tim ArmstrongOath, which houses Verizon's AOL, Yahoo, TechCrunch, HuffPost units bids adieu to CEO Tim Armstrong, ups COO K. Guru Gowrappan to top spot... iHeart Media acquires Stuff Media, podcaster... Fox News firms up streaming service offering... Lee EnterprisesMissoula Independent informs staffers of shutdown, job loss via email. Lee Enterprises acquired the alt-weekly last year.

Andryszak Leaves Loews for Ogilvy

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Amy AndryszakAmy Andryszak, who handled government relations for diversified New York-based giant Loews Corp. and its subsidiaries, has joined Ogilvy Government Relations.

Allied Opens London Outpost, Rebrands

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

AlliedAllied Integrated Marketing has opened a new office in London. The agency has now rebranded under a new banner, Allied Global Marketing.

News of PR Firms

Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SpurwingGLOBALHealthPR adds Spurwing Communications of Singapore to network... Kristy Ozmun Public Relations merges with fellow Austin shop, TexHahn Media... Acceleration Partners, which works for Gymboree, Warby Parker, Reebok, establishes regional hub in Singapore.

Havas Acquires Stake in Miami's Republica

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Havas GroupHavas acquires investment stake in Republica, a 120-member Miami shop, which will lead its multicultural offering in the US.

JPA Unveils Healthcare Monitoring Tool

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

JPAJPA Health Communications has debuted a first-of-its-kind proprietary tool that can help companies better navigate today’s complex health audiences.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jean-Francois BonneteEVINS Communications toasts Bonneté Consulting Inc., which calls itself a speciality wine/spirits brand builder... Bullfrog + Baum checks in to Canyon Ranch... Pollack PR Marketing Group picks up D.A.R.E. America opioid/prescription abuse prevention push.

Carrig Takes Vice Media’s PR Post

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Danielle CariggDanielle Carigg, former senior VP-communications at A&E Networks’ Lifetime pay cable unit, has joined Vice Media as chief communications officer.

Long-Time NY Mets PR Exec Horwitz Shifts Gears

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jay HorwitzJay Horwitz, who helmed the New York Mets media relations team through many of the team’s highlights and lowlights over the past 39 years, is transitioning to a new post Oct. 1. (1 reader comment)

Somaliland Retains Glover Park Group

Thu., Sep. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

SomalilandThe Somaliland government has inked a pact with Glover Park Group to advise the East African territory on communications and government relations matters.

Sorrell Shields S4 From Any WPP Legal Tab

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell has agreed to pick up any legal tab for his new venture S4 Capital in the event that WPP sues it in connection with the $350M acquisition of Dutch digital firm MediaMonks.