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BGR Bolsters US-China Relations

Fri., Mar. 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

China-United States Exchange FoundationBGR Government Affairs has inked a contract to serve as the Washington D.C. liaison for Hong Kong-based nonprofit China-United States Exchange Foundation.

PR Pro Bill Doescher Shares Lessons Learned

Fri., Mar. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Bill DoescherPR pro Bill Doescher writes "Dear Folks" book to share lessons learned from his personal life and distinguished career (Dun & Bradstreet CCO, PRSA Foundation president) in communications. (2 reader comments)

News of Firms: Kaplow Launches KaplowPurpose; 5W's Ronn Torossian Addresses Harvard Business School; the10company Gives Voice to Women

Fri., Mar. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KaplowKaplow Communications has launched KaplowPurpose, a new practice to help brands connect with consumers in a meaningful way... 5W Public Relations CEO Ronn Torossian shared his insights with two classes at the Harvard Business School... the10company launches VOICES, leadership and communications coaching program for women executives.

New York Releases Economic Development RFQ

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

ILOVENYNew York’s top economic development agency is seeking input from agencies that will later be asked to submit formal proposals for the state’s annual economic development marketing program. (1 reader comment)

FTI Recruits Activist Pro Araujo From ISS

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rodolfo AraujoRodolfo Araujo, who was VP at Institutional Shareholder Services, has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications group as senior managing director & part of its activism and M&A solutions practice in DC.

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Trump's PR Apprentice

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff ZuckerCNN's Jeff Zucker, who put Donald Trump on the national stage via "The Apprentice," honored for suing the president for yanking credentials of White House correspondent Jim Acosta. (1 reader comment)

Trump-Tied Firm Launches Push for Israel Aerospace

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Israel AerospaceThe North America unit of Israel Aerospace Industries is using Trump-connected Kasowitz Benson Torres to lobby on aerospace and defense advanced technology issues. (1 reader comment)

PRSA Extends Big Apple Awards Deadline

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

PRSAThe New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has extended the entry deadline for the 2019 Big Apple Awards to Monday, March 18.

O’Neill Grabs Arsenault

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan ArsenaultBoston’s O’Neill and Assocs. has recruited Dan Arsenault to spearhead its Hartford government affairs unit.

On the Move: Ketcham Hires Caio Bamberg to Head Brazil; M Booth Adds James Marshall Spector, Michelle Mason; Crosby Marketing Recruits Andrew Bellows

Thu., Mar. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Caio BambergKetchum has appointed Caio Bamberg Brazil chief executive officer, effective April 15. He succeeds CEO Valeria Perito and COO Rosana Monteiro, who will transition to advisory roles... M Booth hires James Marshall Spector as VP/creative director, Michelle Mason, VP/associate creative director... Crosby Marketing Communications adds Andrew Bellows to client services team in DC.

McConnell Spokesman Drives to Global Automakers

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Don StewartDon Stewart, longtime spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is heading to trade association Global Automakers, where he will be executive vice president, public affairs.

Abernathy MacGregor Targets Toshiba

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Nubuaki KurumataniAbernathy MacGregor is helping King Street as the New York hedge fund eyes a proxy fight with Japanese industrial giant Toshiba, which has been in a tailspin since its Westinghouse Electric nuclear unit declared bankruptcy in 2017.

Financial Communications in the Restaurant Industry

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Raphael Gross and Alexis Tessi

Raphael Gross and Alexis TessierThe restaurant industry is evolving at a rapid rate, and keeping pace with investor priorities is critical if communications are to be effective in helping business leaders build and protect their brands’ value.

On the Move: Maccabee Ups Jean Hill, Adds Christine Scherping; Georgia Institute of Technology Hires Renee Kopkowski; BoardroomPR Recruits Mara Gordon; Zilker Media Brings On Sara Pence

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jean HillMaccabee ups Jean Hill to executive VP slot and hires Christine Scherping from Carmichael Lynch Relate... Georgia Institute of Technology adds Renee Kopkowski as VP-communications. She's a veteran of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and Mars Inc... Boardroom PR recruits Mara Gordon as digital PR specialist... Zilker Media brings on Sara Pence from Texas Apartment Assn. Education Foundation.

W2O’s Svensen Shifts to Lippe Taylor

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Megan SvensenMegan Svensen, who did a seven-year stint as managing director at W2O Group, has joined Lippe Taylor as executive VP-healthcare as the New York firm expands its biopharmaceutical and medical device businesses.

Rauzon Reaches Summit

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ryan RauzonRyan Rauzon, one-time VP-communications at $20B infrastructure giant AECOM, has joined California’s Summit Strategy Group to lead its PA practice.

News of Firms: Konnect Connects with Denver; AMF Media Acquires NichePlus Digital; Purple Launches Purple Sport.

Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KonnectKonnect connects with Denver. Headed by Brandy Shuman, the outpost joins Konnect's offices in Los Angeles, New York and Austin... AMF Media Group acquires NichePlus Digital, which specializes in programmatic, SEM and customized digital campaigns... Purple launches Purple Sport with Manchester United's Chris Smalling and British race car driver Nic Hamilton among charter clients.

Eureka, CA Calls for Marketing Services

Tue., Mar. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

EurekaThe city of Eureka, California is soliciting proposals from agencies that can provide a range of professional marketing services in an effort to revitalize the city’s image among businesses, local residents and prospective visitors.