Josh Isay of The Stagwell Group’s SKDKnickerbocker

Josh Isay, Managing Director of SKDKnickerbocker is about to get much busier since his firm has just been acquired by Mark Penn’s Stagwell Group. He’s someone who generally prefers staying more in the background – but not completely, having said in a recent interview, “I think there’s something between glad-handing and J.D. Salinger, and I’m […]

Kids Non-Profit Wants Public Relations Assistance

Childhelp Nationally everything-pr

Phoenix, Arizona based Childhelp Nationally is seeking a PR firm for 2016. They want an agency who can: Elevate the Childhelp brand as a national expert and develop opportunities for Childhelp to be featured prominently on nationally syndicated media outlets; Bring new, relevant, and engaged high profile celebrity talent to the organization; Market the organization as […]

Government Relations Firm Needed In Ohio

The Ohio Association of Regional Council

The Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC) is requesting a proposal from qualified government relations firms to provide state and federal public policy guidance, strategy, education, and representation of Ohio’s regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations to state and federal government elected leaders and key staff members. OARC is seeking to engage with a government […]

PR Man Allan Ripp Representing The “Most Hated Man in America”

Martin Shkreli everything-pr

Martin Shkreli, former hedge-fund manager and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals is not a popular fellow these days. Shkreli purchased Turing at the beginning of the year along with the rights to Daraprim, a drug that treats a rare but severe infection afflicting HIV/AIDS and cancer patients and was approved decades before Shkreli was born. Recently […]

Gloria Allred Is A Media Hound

Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred is a civil rights attorney often in the middle of high-profile cases involving celebrities, sex, or injustice to a woman. She puts herself in the middle of this story – she’s a media whore and a relentless promoter in our humble opinion. Her name has made its way into the current press cycle […]

Pick Your New York PR Boutique: Source Communications, Lou Hammond & Bliss

Boutique everything-pr

There are numerous small PR firms in New York that have different specialties and are considered boutique firms. Source Communications. One of the most interesting ones is Source Communications, a strategic consulting firm. With Ken Frydman as CEO, the firm is a boutique agency specializing in media relations, marketing, government affairs, and more. The word […]

Andrew Hawkins Leaving Crains New York

Andrew Hawkins PR everything-pr

Andrew Hawkins, Senior Reporter of Crain’s New York Business is leaving the publication as of Friday, October 9th after a three and a half year stint at the publication. He will commence a new job at The Verge on October 19th, where he will cover as he defined it “transportation, Uber, Lyft, hyperloops, Tesla, mass […]

SKD Knickerbocker Sells To Stagwell Group For Up To $75 Million Dollars


The Stagwell Group LLC –  Mark Penn’s communications company – has made their first acquisition – something we reported some months ago was a very likely possibility.  While the firm raised $250 million at launch, tonite it has been reported that they have acquired SKDKnickerbocker, a major Democratic communications firm whose revenues have been estimated […]

Public Relations Firms In Nigeria, Africa Ain’t Being Paid

Nigeria PR Firm everything-pr

Nigerian PR firms are suffering, and there are a number of reasons why. One leading Nigerian PR firm, BlackHouse Media is reported late in their staff payments for the first time in years. And this is not even a faltering agency. BlackHouse Media, a member of BHM Groups, works for two multi-national firms, it has […]

5 Ridiculous Things PR Pros Should Stop Doing

5 Ridic Things PR Pros Should Stop Doing everything-pr

There are many things you’ll do wrong and learn from during your PR career, let us save you a few steps with these behaviors to avoid. Ignoring Relationship Building This applies to every group of people you deal with in your job. Don’t think just saying or writing something is going to get the results […]

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