HARO’s Peter Shankman Classy Departure from Vocus

2018-06-04 by Almaz
Peter Shankman

"I can’t say enough good things about Vocus," writes Shankman in a classy departure note, that went public on his blog on Thursday. For those familiar with Vocus and its employees, Shankman's departure comes too soon after Frank Strong's exit, which went unannounced by official channels. Peter Shankman Leaving Vocus According to the note, Peter Shankman leaves Vocus to focus on new endeavors, including consulting for Fortune 50 companies, evangelist activities for established consumer brands, and even consulting for startups, and continuing with occasional consulting for Vocus. Although he didn't reveal specifics, he did mention some ideas for potential new... Read More >

PR News From APCO, Fleishman-Hillard, Kwittken & Fahlgren Mortine

2017-08-29 by John Goode
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APCO Now Aerospace PR AOR for Mubadala in Abu Dhabi Picking up the aerospace PR work along with representing six sub-brands as communications advisor, APCO moved into the role while Edelman moved out. Those sub-brands include Sanad an aviation financing firm as well as Strata, a composite manufacturer. Edelman will continue to work with the conglomerate on their corporate account including both real estate and digital efforts. Beyond that, Edelman will be putting in lots of time working with the company’s planned city project in Masdar (formerly done by APCO). It didn’t hurt that Edelman’s Middle East office has recently... Read More >

B2B PR Best Practices

2017-04-10 by Richard D. Pace
B2B PR Best Practices

Research Information In 2015, Dun & Bradstreet did research that showed 67% of typical B2B buyers find and make purchases digitally, so getting your company information online is extremely important, and that 67% will continue to grow as more and more people use smartphones to access the internet on the go. Once your website and social media presence are established, getting your PR ducks in a row is the next step for keeping in touch with the businesses that want to do business with your company. Beyond the need to have a strong internet showing and PR campaigns that work with... Read More >

News From MWW PR, Kwittken PR, Krupp Kommunications & More…

2017-02-17 by Jason Tannahill
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MWWPR – Have They Hired Another Controversial Revolving Door Employee? After making one of the most controversial hires of Anthony Carlos ‘Sexting’ Danger, there are online reports which claim that MWWPR has now hired Amy Dacey. Dacey was the DNC’s CEO who resigned after the DNC 2016 Convention breaking news that she had allowed for the attack made by the Clinton Campaign on Bernie Sanders’ Jewish heritage. The information came to light on her cooperation through email leaks from Wikileaks. You can almost see the odds being made at water coolers around PR offices everywhere, how long will she last... Read More >

PR Happenings at Makovsky, KCSA PR Strategic, Kwittken, Ruder Finn, and Spring O’Brien

2016-11-03 by Richard D. Pace
Makovsky Company PR

Makovsky Releases Survey Results on Consumer Energy Decisions Makovsky is based out of New York and is one of the original founders of IPREX. They recently did a survey on how consumers make their energy decisions and who they trust. The survey revealed that consumers trust solar energy more than the rest and they get information about energy usually while watching the news on TV. The title of the report is How Americans Make Energy Decisions, and it gives insight into energy sources, consumption, and sources for consumer-valued information. The report was put together from survey information gathered from 1,000 adults... Read More >

What’s Happening at Lippe Taylor, HomeAway, and WeWorks

2016-10-18 by Archie Obrien
Lippe Taylor Adds Several New Execs

Lippe Taylor Adds Several New Execs Lippe Taylor (LP), founded by Maureen Lippe more than 20 years ago, is known for innovative PR and ad campaigns for health, fashion, lifestyle, and beauty sector clients. Lippe is a former editor for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. LP is transitioning more to a creative next-gen communications firm and, as part of that process, adding new leaders such as Fred Gerantabee as chief digital officer. They also added George Wright (VP of digital) and Michael Hansberry (insights manager). Gerantabee worked previously at Grey Advertising building their innovation and tech areas. While there... Read More >

MWW, APCO, Dukas Linden PR, Kwittken, and Crenshaw Communications

2016-07-08 by Richard D. Pace

Wendi Shapiro joins MWWPR as Sr. VP Western Region Consumer Practice Leader in Los Angeles Wendi Shapiro left her Sr. VP job with Murphy O’Brien PR to start as a Sr. VP at MWWPR. In the new position, she will oversee the consumer practice division for the Western region working out of their Los Angeles office. In addition to the consumer practice and communication strategies with clients including those in industries such as wine and spirits, restaurant, and travel, she’ll also be in charge of business development for potential consumer clients. While at Murphy O’Brien, Shapiro provided account management and... Read More >

Stay Away From Kwittken PR – Profiles on M18 PR & The Magrino Agency

2016-01-05 by Jason Tannahill

There are so many great PR firms out there, and NYC offers some of the best of them. Here are some PR firms we wanted to write on Everything-PR: Kwittken PR is headquartered in New York City, but also has offices in Toronto and London, and they consider themselves a communications agency. They state at their kwittken website, “We maintain a results-oriented, drama-free culture of highly energetic people with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about their work. Purposefully working within a wide variety of industries, our clients include American Express, P&G, Sharp Electronics, Target, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate,... Read More >

Miles Nadal Making Millions More Off MDC Partners Even During Investigation 

2015-11-05 by Richard D. Pace
Miles Nadal Making Millions Off MDC Partners During Investigation (2)

Miles Nadal, the former MDC Partners CEO recently dropped another 1.842 million shares of his former company’s stock, leaving him with just 7.5 percent ownership in the endeavor. And he wants even less. Apparently, he’s not the only one. But, even as Nadal’s interest in MDC is falling, other organizations are becoming very interested in the disgraced former chief executive. The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the midst of an ongoing investigation of MDC looking into allegations of improper accounting and shady trade deals at the firm. Nadal’s name features prominently in the investigation to date. Those allegations did... Read More >

Class-Action Lawsuit Against MDC Partners

2015-08-03 by Jason Tannahill

A recent lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who purchased shares of MDC Partners, Inc. This news comes amidst an investigation by the SEC into MDC Partners PR. As we covered recently, the situation at MDC hasn't been too stable. There are a number of PR firms – including Allison & Partners, Sloane & Company, HL Group & Kwittken owned by MDC – and we at Everything PR News want to see if these PR firms may also start suing the parent company. A number of... Read More >

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