What’s Happening with BGR, APCO, Mercury PR, and SKDK


APCO Worldwide APCO is still gung-ho on playing ball with China, who has recently been cracking down on non-Chinese tech companies with holdings there. Per Bloomberg: “Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo are among the world’s top makers of computing hardware and telecom networking equipment. President Xi Jinping’s government can afford to phase out its use of […]

The Role of PR in the Quest to Save Puerto Rico from Debt

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For the past ten years, Puerto Rico has struggled to climb out of a deep depression. So now Congress wants to create a safe route out for this American territory. Many investors in Puerto Rico are fighting the bill offering protection from creditors, bringing in lobbyists, and PR firms including SKD Knickerbocker, DCI, Mercury Public […]

Miranda Kerr Nude Shot Too Much for Aussies

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It’s a weird time to be naked in print. For countless decades leading up to this one, appearing nude was a tried and true way to get immediate publicity. Even if prudes universally railed against your libertine thinking, you still enjoyed major PR pop. In fact, one certain family has been plying this particular “trade” […]

Men’s Wearhouse vs. Banks: Merger Doomed From the Start

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He might not be the spokesman for the brand he created, but Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer still had plenty to say about the proposed merger between MW and competitor Jos. A Banks. “It was ill-fated,” Zimmer told Bloomberg TV, “I recommended they not make the acquisition.” Apparently, when MW was done letting Zimmer pitch […]

How Do the Top Clothing Brands Handle their PR?

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Tommy Hilfiger PR The “All-American” brand, Tommy Hilfiger works out of Amsterdam and New York and presents one of the biggest clothing brands in the world. Owned by P.V.H. (the company also owns Calvin Klein), the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s worth valued at approximately $3.1B according to estimates this past July. Chief Brand Officer, formerly Chief […]

American PR Has a lot to Learn from the Russians

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Old rivalries die hard, and Russian-American propaganda rivalries stretch as far back as the beginning of the Soviet Union. In 2015, that rivalry still exists, and an increase in tensions between the two nations has sparked a rise in PR and propaganda from both sides. Russian propaganda has proven more effective in the 21st century […]

The Knickerbocker Suite Show Coming To NYC

Knickerbocker Suite Show

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center are presenting The Knickerbocker Suite from December 11-13, 2014 and December 18-20, 2015 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The […]