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Trump, Pelosi, Schumer TV Show Flops

Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickLast night's TV appearance of President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer did not serve the American people well. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move: CCI Names Erica Yakobzon Exec. Dir.; Karv Recruits Renee Lundhom; KP Public Affairs Ups Alison McLeod; KEF Media Hires Robert Buckley Jr.

Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Erica YakobzonCCI-Corporate Communications International names Erica Yakobzon, who launched Premier PR, executive director... Karv Communications brings on Renee Lundholm, founder/CEO of RL Strategies, as senior advisor... KP Public Affairs makes Alison MacLeod partner... KEF Media hires Robert Buckley Jr. as national sales manager.

New York Wine Foundation Uncorks PR RFP

Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Wine & Grape FoundationThe New York Wine & Grape Foundation has issued a PR RFP to promote the "world-class" image of its products from various regions of the Empire State.

MSL's McLean Moves to Markstein

Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sheila McLeanBirmingham, AL-headquartered Markstein has named Sheila McLean to lead its new Washington, D.C. office as president, Mid Atlantic.

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Ghost of Sen. Joe McCarthy

Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe McCarthyHe was impatient, overly aggressive, dramatic, impulsive, tended to sensationalize and frequently made "challengeable statements," wrote lawyer Roy Cohn of his client Senator Joe McCarthy. The description sure sounds like another of Cohn's clients. (2 reader comments)

Pentagon's McAleer Enrolls at Notre Dame

Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Laura McAleerDefense Dept. veteran Laura McAleer has joined the University of Notre Dame as associate VP for federal and Washington relations.

PR Firms and Attorney–Client Privilege

Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

By Andrew Goldstein

Andrew GoldsteinAs several recent cases have demonstrated, some courts will extend attorney-client privilege to PR firms, while others will not. However, there are some steps that can be taken to better ensure that communication remains protected.

Slipper Brand Seeks PR Services

Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Ja’BellasNew fashion company Ja’Bellas is seeking a PR agency or individual that can provide services to help the company expand its brand.

FH Scores PR Touchdown with Pac-12

Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Pac 12FleishmanHillard is representing the Pac-12, athletic conference of a dozen western colleges, which once again is shut out from the College Football Playoff. (1 reader comment)

Subject Matter Snags H&R Block's Grant

Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cedric GrantSubject Matter recruits H&R Block's Cedric Grant, who previously was chief of staff to Democratic up & comer Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn.

CSR Influences Consumer Behavior More Than Price

Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

NikeFewer people now believe that price counts as a more important company attribute than environmentally-friendly practices, social responsibility or giving back to the community, according to a new report.

Solar Power PR Pro Audap Plugs Into CRES

Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Brandon AudapBrandon Audap, who was director of federal affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Assn., has shifted to Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions as VP-government relations.

Ocean State Floats Travel PR RFP

Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rhode Island Commerce CorporationThe Rhode Island Commerce Corp. wants to hire a travel PR firm to bolster the Ocean State’s $6.5B tourism sector, which employs about 85K people. (1 reader comment)

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Apple Blames China (Not Lack of Hits) for its Woes

Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tim CookIn a lousy PR move, Apple CEO Tim Cook blames China and not the lack of breakthrough products for his company's lousy financial outlook. (1 reader comment)

Online Privacy Becomes Top Concern in 2019

Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Online Privacy90 percent of Americans think tech companies should make a better effort this year to improve how they collect and share consumers’ online personal data.

Consumers Are Ready for a Data Dialogue. Are You?

Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

By Melissa Kinch

Melissa KinchAs personal data is collected, stored, analyzed, sold and mined like never before, PR people need to engage consumers in an open dialogue about how their clients are using and protecting their digital information. (2 reader comments)

NFL Passes PR Duties to Schwartz

Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jon SchwartzThe National Football League has hired NASCAR’s Jon Schwartz for the senior VP-communications & PA spot, effective Jan. 7. (1 reader comment)