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British Regulators Crack Down on Commercial Dads

British regulators crack down on commercial dads

From Peter Griffin to Tim Taylor to Homer Simpson and all the way back to Archie Bunker, American TV has long since decided “father” does not “know best.” Look at most sitcoms, live action or animated, and you will see the dynamic of the wise, long-suffering mother – who occasionally freaks out – the bumbling […]

United Takes Steps to Reduce Involuntary “Bumping”

United takes steps to reduce involuntary “bumping”

United Airline is taking a public relations beating this year…much of it self-inflicted. Now, after months of misfires and misreading public sentiment, the company appears to be trying to make moves in the right direction. Moves that some are calling “baby steps” … but at least they’re moving. Recently, the company began promising to “bump” […]

Real Estate PR Firm RFP Issued

Real Estate PR Firm RFP Issued

New York State Homes and Community Renewal has issued an RFP for marketing and advertising. The State of New York Mortgage Agency was created in 1970 to increase the affordability of homeownership for low- to moderate-income residents of New York State. The Agency is a corporate governmental agency constituting a public benefit corporation, created under […]

News From Makovsky, Ketchum, 5WPR, Stagwell Group, and DKC

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Makovsky Hires Rob Schachter as EVP Healthcare in NY Office Rob Schachter moves into Makovsky’s New York Office as their Executive VP and Deputy head of their Healthcare division reporting directly to Susan Goldstein, chief strategy officer and partner. Schachter has been working as the managing director at Lazar Partners since 2015, and before that, […]

JCPenney Betting on Nostalgia

JCPenney betting on nostalgia

Unless you’ve been living under a rocky, you know that retail – especially big box department store retail – is hurting in the modern American economy. Iconic brands like Sears are closing stores and others, like Radioshack and HHgregg, are closing up shop altogether. In this difficult environment, certain brands seem to be limping along, […]

Tiffany & Co Taps a New Leader

Tiffany & Co taps a new leader

For nearly two years under CEO Frederic Cumenal, one of the premier jewelry brands in the world, Tiffany & Co., struggled. They failed to release many new products, couldn’t attract customers and watched sales continue to slide. After 22 months of this, the board had enough. Cumenal was asked to resign this past February, and […]

QVC Goes Toe to Toe with Amazon

QVC goes toe to toe with Amazon

These days, nobody seems to want to mess with Amazon. Well, maybe not “nobody.” It seems TV retailer QVC is setting itself up to go toe-to-toe with the online juggernaut. At least, this is the market speculation after QVC took the drastic step of absorbing its arch-rival HSN recently. The $2.1 billion investment gives QVC […]

Hobby Lobby Fined for Illegal Smuggling

Hobby Lobby fined for illegal smuggling

Hobby Lobby leadership has agreed to pay millions in fines to the US federal government after being found to have illegally smuggled religious artifacts from the Middle East. According to the federal accusation, the company or associates related to the company engaged in “intentionally mislabeling” Iraqi religious artifacts for import into the United States.