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Johnson Publishing, Creator of Ebony, Jet, Liquidates

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019

By Steve Barnes

EbonyJohnson Publishing Company, which was long one of America’s most prominent black-owned businesses, creating both Ebony and Jet magazines, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, effectively liquidating the company.

Tulchan Helps Indivior Battle Justice Dept.

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

SuboxoneTulchan Communications represents British pharmaceuticals company Indivior, which was indicted by a Virginia grand jury April 9 on 28 counts of healthcare, mail and wire fraud connected to its marketing of Suboxone Film, an opioid-based drug, as a treatment for opioid and heroin addiction.

Burger King’s Latest PR Blunder

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019

By Paris Kissel

Paris KisselBurger King drew negative public reaction after a recent ad campaign promoting a new burger was decried for its lack of cultural sensitivity.

Hong Kong Hires BGR to Back Trade Talks

Tue., Apr. 9, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

HKTDCBGR Government Affairs has signed a $360,000 pact with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council to advocate China’s trade interests as officials in the U.S. and China continue working out a deal to end the countries’ ongoing trade dispute.

21CF's Brown Moves to Discovery

Tue., Apr. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Nathaniel BrownNathaniel Brown, who was senior VP-corporate affairs & media relations at 21st Century Fox, has shifted to Discovery Inc. as executive VP-global communications.

Commentary

The Bern Burns DNC With Fox Town Hall Plan

Tue., Apr. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bernie SandersUpdating bank robber Willie Sutton's line about robbing banks because that's where the money is, Bernie Sanders plans to do a town hall meeting on Fox because that's where the voters are.

De Blasio Press Secretary Jumps Ship

Tue., Apr. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Eric PhillipsEric Phillips, press secretary for New York mayor Bill de Blasio, is joining Edelman as senior VP in its crisis and reputation unit as Hizzoner mulls a long-shot presidential run.

 

Media Maneuvers: Katrina vanden Heuvel Steps Down as The Nation; Zagat NYC Restaurant Guide Returns to Print; Hearst Gives $125K to UF-J-School to Support Civic Data Project

Tue., Apr. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

vanden HeuvelKatrina vanden Heuvel, who has been editor of The Nation since 1995, is stepping down as of June 15... Zagat New York City restaurant guide is returning to print... Hearst Foundations award $125,000 to the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications to support Hearst Data Deserts Project,

Jewish Community Center Calls for PR Support

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

JCCThe Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh needs an agency to develop a communications strategy to support the launch of a new community center in response to the October mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

Goldman Sachs' Farris Skips to Carlyle

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Leigh FarrisLeigh Farris, managing director/CEO communications at Goldman Sachs, will join Carlyle Group, the $216B assets investment giant, as global head of corporate communications later this spring.

ICR Handles Return of Chuck E. Cheese

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Chuck E. CheeseICR is handling the return of Chuck E. Cheese, pizza joint/playroom, to the public market via a reverse merger of its parent, CEC Entertainment, with Leo Holdings, a blank check company.

Weber Shandwick Adds Tech EVPs in SF

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Annemiek HamelinckWeber Shandwick unveils hiring of technology pros Annemiek Hamelinck and Gareth Williams as executive VPs in San Francisco.

WPP Partners with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019

By David Bowen

David BowenWPP Health has partnered with with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to use communications to change behaviors regarding public health issues. David Bowen, WPP Health policy/PA chief, says the venture will test whether two dissimilar healthcare organizations can work together successfully to create sustainable benefits for both sides.

Qorvis Promotes Saudi Arabia's Humanitarian Aid

Fri., Apr. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

King SalmanQorvis has a draft agreement to provide PR support for the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center, which is based in Riyadh. (1 reader comment)

Smotkin Signs Kazak Pact

Fri., Apr. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Richard SmotkinRichard Smotkin, the lobbyist whose work for former EPA chief Scott Pruitt made headlines last year, has signed a pact with the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Sports.