PR firms angling for a piece of Morgan Stanley’s business better have their pitch team drop by Walgreens for a COVID-19 shot before heading to the financial services giant’s 1585 Broadway headquarters.
Beginning July 12, Morgan Stanley will ban any employee, client, vendor or visitor from its New York City and Westchester facilities who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
That dictum may rub the PR community the wrong way.
An O’Dwyer poll that ran from June 5 through June 14 found a solid majority of respondents were against mandatory vaccine requirements.
Nearly six in ten (57 percent) of respondents said deciding to get the shot is a personal decision, not one that should be required by PR firm management.
An overwhelming majority of Morgan Stanley’s staff in the metro New York is vaccinated, according to chief human resources officer Mandell Crawley.
It all comes down to what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If PR people dream of landing the golden goose (e.g., Morgan Stanley’s PR), they better get the shots.
Meritocracy rules at the Trump Organization... Prosecutors in the office of Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance have told Donald Trump’s former bodyguard Matthew Calamari and his son Matthew Jr. to lawyer up.
Investigators are probing whether the Calamaris received tax-free fringe benefits as part of the company’s alleged scheme to dodge taxes.
Neither of them has been charged with any wrongdoing.
The senior Calamari caught Trump’s eye after he tackled a heckler who was taunting The Don during the 1981 US Open.
He is now COO of the Trump Organization and had been deemed “home-run, grand slam people” by the boss.
The younger Calamari followed his dad’s footsteps and became a bodyguard for the one-term president following graduation from high school in 2011.
He is now director of corporate security.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the elder Calamari lived for years at Trump Park Ave, while his son resides in Trump Parc East across from Central Park.
The Calamaris retained the services of Nicholas Gravante, Jr. of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
He represented Hunter Biden and his uncle, James.
How rich is that?
Meanwhile, Trump’s former lawyer is now temporarily banned from practicing law in the Empire State.
A court ruled that Rudy Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” while spreading the Big Lie that the 2020 election was fixed.
My favorite part of the court document notes that Rudy said at various times that 65,000 or 66,000 or 165,000 underage voters voted in Georgia.
The Secretary of State investigated his claims and found zero underage people voted. Georgia did find that four underaged people requested ballots for the elections, but they had turned the legal voting age of 18 on Election Day.
Rudy based his wild claims on a blogger that he called an “expert,” though the Court determined that the guy has zippo in qualifications on election law.
The Court document also critiqued Rudy’s epic press conference at Philadelphia’s Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
That was a doozy.
The rich got richer. Credit Suisse reports that that pandemic 2020 minted 5.2M millionaires, upping the global total to 56.1M.
The rampaging stock market, soaring residential property valuations and favorable government policies drove the growth of the rich.
Ninety percent of millionaires are worth less than $5M. More than 215K of the bunch have a net worth of more than $50M.
Credit Suisse’s report said “the contrast between what has happened to household wealth and what is happening in the wider economy has never been more stark.”