Reputation Doctor is being paid $10,000 to rep embattled Cohoes, NY mayor Shawn Morse, according to a report in the Albany Times Union. Mike Paul, the founder and president of Reputation Doctor, will serve as the communications director for the Friends of Shawn Morse 2019 Re-Election Campaign. Morse, who announced on Jan. 16 that he is running for re-election, faces domestic abuse allegations going back to the 1990s. He also has been the subject of an FBI probe focusing on his use of political campaign accounts. Calls for Morse to resign have come from both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Paul was present at the announcement of Morse’s bid for re-election, and said that his job was to “make sure that the whole truth and nothing but the truth, the whole story and nothing but the whole story gets out in 2019.”
Hogarth Worldwide, a WPP company and marketing implementation agency, has established a new operation in Miami focused on the Latin American market. Hogarth Miami will work with clients in both the United States and Latin America. Hogarth’s Miami operation is led by Mauro Baz, who joined the company in 2011, and facilitated the launch of Hogarth in Brazil. He has worked with such clients as Nestle, Mattel, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever.
International Public Relations Network has added eight member agencies. The firms join the 46 firms that are currently members of the organization, which was formed in 1995. IPRN’s new members are: Crest Communications, from Prague, Czech Republic; Headline, from Santiago, Chile; INC and L45/The Van Group, from Rome and Milano, Italy; Lopito, Ileana & Howie from San Jose, Puerto Rico; Publik Kommunikation based in Stockholm. Sweden; W7 Worldwide based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and TDUB from Hamburg, Germany.