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Tech Tops Lobbying Sector for Influence

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

LobbyingFor the first time, lobbying groups representing the U.S. tech sector were seen as the best positioned to drive members’ agendas on Capitol Hill, according to a recent annual research study of Washington policy leaders.

People on the Move

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

360360PR+ recruits Matthew Lenig for senior VP-creative director, Casey Ruggiero for director of digital marketing and Alison Swift for director of consumer insights & brand strategy… Gould + Partners designates Robert Udowitz and Don Bates as lead senior counselors for DC market… Signature FD appoints Crystal Cooper as director for marketing & communications.

Awards & Events

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Worst Case ScenarioPRSA-NY hosts "Disaster Communications: Preparing Yourself, Your Team and Your Company for the Unexpected" at FleishmanHillard's office on Sept. 25... Crosby Marketing grants $5K award to Annapolis high school senior who's got what's needed to thrive in marketing/media... Women in PR in North America offers online course, "Women in PR Business Leadership Challenge."

Gawker to Make Its Comeback in 2019

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bryan GoldbergGawker will be dishing out the gossip once more early next year, according to Bryan Goldberg, whose Bustle Media Group came out on top in an auction for Gawker Media’s assets in July.

 

Nightmare in New York City

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By John O'Dwyer

View down 5th Ave. in NYCWhen I woke up on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City it seemed like a perfect day was beginning.

Grayling Walks Great Pacific Garbage Patch Beat

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

garbageGrayling is handling PR for the audacious scheme of a Dutch nonprofit to clean up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the nearly 1.8T pieces of debris including 90K tons of plastics, floating in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California.

Commentary

Not the Way to Make Progress in the Middle East

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe Trump White House's decision to close the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization because its officials failed to cave in to its demands is not the way to make progress in peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. (1 reader comment)

Playboy Steps Up Media Push

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Julir UhrmanPlayboy steps up effort in the media content game with eye on streaming TV, videogames and augmented reality platforms.

People on the Move

Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ann WoolKetchum ups Ann Wool to chief integration officer, a new post, and Con Franklin to London healthcare managing director... Lambert Edwards & Assocs. promotes Matt Jackson to partner... Orion Strategies of Charleston, WV, hires Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.'s Brittany Ramos to lead Pittsburgh outpost.

Edelman Works CBS' Moonves Mess, Revamp

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Les MoonvesEdelman is helping CBS Corp. handle the bombshell exit of 15-year CEO Les Moonves amid allegations of sexual harassment, revamp of its board and agreement with majority shareholder Shari Redstone's National Amusements Inc.

Musk Marijuana Scandal Tanks Tesla’s Stock Price

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianTesla CEO Elon Musk caused his company’s stock price to drop after smoking marijuana during a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.” (1 reader comment)

UK Launches Fresh Probe of Collapsed Bell Pottinger

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tim BellThe British government has launched an investigation of scandal-rocked Bell Pottinger, which collapsed last year in the aftermath of its racist campaign in South Africa on behalf of Oakbay investment firm of the Gupta family.

Third-Party Data Dips Out of Favor

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

CMO surveyMarketers could reduce their reliance on third-party data in the coming years, according to the latest edition of an annual survey conducted by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Blue Star, Rasky Plunge into Bangladeshi Politics

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Blue StarBlue Star Strategies, which was founded by a pair of president Bill Clinton aides, represents the Bangladesh National Party in the US ahead of the elections slated by the end of the year.

Not All Thought Leadership is Created Equal

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermottEffective thought leadership programs forgo self-promotion in favor of insightful, forward-thinking content that draws from variety of disciplines that illustrates your expertise in what’s happening and what’s to come.

People on the Move

Mon., Sep. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Amber RobertsVested taps Finn Partners alum Amber Roberts for CEO professional services slot... Edelman hires Kate Krane from SapientRazorfish for brand practice lead in Pacific Northwest... Lovell Communications recruits Philip Betbeze from HealthLeaders Media for senior strategy editor post.

'Too Much Public Attention' Triggers Tesla Exec Exit

Fri., Sep. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Elon MuskDave Morton, who signed on at beleaguered Tesla electric car company a month ago, quit today due to the "level of public attention placed on the company." CEO Elon Musk smoked marijuana during a Sept. 6 webcast interview with Joe Rogan. (2 reader comments)

Is Advertising Sacking NFL Ratings?

Fri., Sep. 7, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NFLAds could be just as much to blame as player protests and the cratering of cable TV subscriptions for the sinking viewership for NFL games, a new study says.