PR Happenings at BerlinRosen, FleishmanHillard, Omnicom PR, Global Strategy Group, and MWWPR

2016-10-25 by Archie Obrien
Groundbreaking on New York’s Second Highest Skyscraper

Groundbreaking on New York’s Second Highest Skyscraper BerlinRosen did double duty at the recent groundbreaking ceremonies at 1 Vanderbilt near Grand Central Station in Midtown. The New York PR firm represents the project developer SL Green as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio who was among the dignitaries attending the ceremony. BerlinRosen works with the Mayor’s re-election campaign currently, and if he wins that bid he’ll still be serving in 2020 when the new building is slotted to be completed. The 1 Vanderbilt project includes building a 58-story tower over 1400 feet tall as well as an overhaul of Grand... Read More >

PR News from Burson-Marsteller, Zeno Group, Edelman, and MWWPR

2016-10-12 by Archie Obrien

City of Charlotte Brings in Burson-Marsteller (B-M) for Advice After Shooting The New York PR firm, Burson-Marsteller is helping the city of Charlotte with “message guidance” and advice in the aftermath of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police officers on September 20th. The Charlotte Chamber — a nonprofit organization, not a government entity — is paying for their services. B-M has people on the ground in Charlotte helping with crisis communications. 11 members of the Charlotte Council released a statement last week that said: ”We support our Police Chief and the men and women of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police... Read More >

PR News from MWW PR, APCO Shanghai & Bell Pottinger

2016-09-28 by Archie Obrien
Newgate Communications Nabs Lobbyist from MWWPR

Newgate Communications Nabs Lobbyist from MWWPR Simon Gentry, a director at MWW PR has joined Newgate Communications as a partner. Newgate is based in the U.K and is owned by Porta Communications. Gentry has been with MWW since 2014, and previously was at Westminster Strategy, a renowned lobbying group in England. It is believed that many of Gentry’s clients at MWW are following him to his new position, including the ATM Industry Association and StubHub. According to London media, the raid on MWWPR by Newgate didn’t stop with Gentry.They also took Daniel Coston, apparently leaving MWW’s London office without leadership.... Read More >

Montclair State University in New Jersey Issues RFP For Ad Agency

2016-09-25 by Aaron Sarno
Montclair State University in New Jersey Issues RFP For Ad Agency

Montclair State University in New Jersey has issued an RFP for an ad agency to perform position announcement and legal ads placement for Montclair State  University. Building on a distinguished 106-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The University’s six colleges and schools serve nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus located just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive,... Read More >

PR Happenings at MDC, MWWPR, Weber Shandwick, North 6th Agency, and WE

2016-09-22 by Richard D. Pace
MDC Partners

MDC is in Expansion Mode Lotta Malm Hallqvist has been added as MDC’s European Managing Director, CMO, and she will focus on growing their business and building collaboration efforts in Europe for the global agency. Her supervisor is Bob Kantor, MDC’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. MalmHallqvist came to MDC from Cheil Worldwide, where she recently was Global Chief Growth Officer and President. Malm Hallqvist’s new role allows MDC to accelerate growth opportunities in Europe and to support existing firms already in the network such as 72andSunny, Anomaly, Hunter PR, Kwittken, Varick Media Management, Allison+Partners, KBS Albion, Northstar, and The Media Kitchen. But MDC has been growing rapidly lately through acquisition of... Read More >

What’s going on at MWWPR, Child’s Play Communications, Weber Shandwick, and Teneo Holdings

2016-09-21 by Richard D. Pace
Evan Bayh’s Residency

Evan Bayh’s Residency Evan Bayh, former senator, governor, and secretary of state in Indiana, has been criticized recently for being a Washington insider – and while he denies it, Paul Tencher, Bayh’s campaign manager, is a senior vice president of MWW PR – an insider Democrat PR firm with DC offices - while attempting to convince Indiana voters of Bayh's sincerity. He took a break from that job to work on the campaign.  MMWPR, the company Tencher works for, lists lobbying as one of their services; they make millions of dollars from it. It is owned and operated by Michael... Read More >

What Are the Costs of Firing High-Profile Employees?

2016-09-01 by Richard D. Pace
What Are the Costs of Firing High-Profile Employees?

Firing any employee comes with several costs, most of them hidden, as they don’t show on any profit-loss statements or budgets. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Costs of Firing Any Employee Of course, there are the obvious ones such as any listings in newspapers or job websites, and there might be costs from using an employment agency as well. Those are the ones that show on the budget. What doesn’t show are other factors such as training the new person. Even if you hire within the company, there will be several months in most instances of bringing the... Read More >

MWW Public Relations Group Named In Yet Another Lawsuit Seeking Unpaid Funds

2016-07-19 by Richard D. Pace

On October 28, 2014, MWW PR announced they had acquired “Ideation Inc., an innovation and development lab founded by Robert Dilio, who will join MWW as chief technology officer”.   And on July 18, 2016, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Tina Imm sued Dilio, Related Noise, Ideation and MWW PR for “violation of the New York State Labor Laws, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and alternatively, quantum meruit.” Her suit seeks damages “in an amount not less than $127,883” – and is one of a number of recent... Read More >

In the News Again with MWWPR, Ruder Finn, Teneo Holdings, and Porter Novelli

2016-07-18 by Archie Obrien
Loot Crate Signs MWWPR as Their PR Representativ

Loot Crate Signs MWWPR as Their PR Representative Loot Crate has over 600K subscribers around the world and is revolutionizing how fans of a person or other form of entertainment engage with each other– those fans are called “Looters.” The loot part of their name comes from hooking fans up with opportunities to purchase entertainment merchandise while making memories. And the big news now is they’ve added MWWPR as their PR agent of record. MWWPR will be expanding Loot Crate’s reach into new channels of entertainment, building Loot Crate’s name recognition, incorporating them more into their global partnerships with brands... Read More >

MWWPR Sues Their Accounting Firm Marcum LLP Alleging Negligence

2016-07-10 by Richard D. Pace

  2016 has seen multiple lawsuits where MWWPR has been sued for reportedly not paying their bills, clearly a reputational issue for the Michael Kempner owned firm, which consistently ranks as one of the largest companies in the United States public relations arena. The most recent lawsuit for the firm has seen the New Jersey headquartered firm sue their accounting firm, Marcum LLP claiming in a lawsuit filed June 28th in New York State Supreme Court that the agreements “for auditing services are void, illegal and unenforceable dueto an un-waivable conflict of interest and lack of independence on the part of Marcum... Read More >

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