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Roll Call: APCO Worldwide, Huntsworth, and Schwartz Media Strategies - Posted December 30, 2014
APCO Worldwide followed recent staffing changes at opinion research consultancy APCO Insight by announcing additional changes to its global leadership team. In officially forming the GLT, APCO named New York-based Managing Director Nelson Fernandez to the North American chairman position and appointed Paris-based MD... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: FleishmanHillard, Fenton, Steinreich Communications Group, and More - Posted December 17, 2014
FleishmanHillard has announced new leadership for its global strategic integration team. Stefan Gerard, based in New York, will serve as the firm's global strategic integration lead. In addition to this role, he will lead the New York office's brand marketing group. Gerard, a senior vice president and senior partner, has helped... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ruder Finn, Rubenstein PR, APCO Worldwide, and More - Posted December 3, 2014
Ruder Finn announced the hiring of two new executives in its Corporate practice. Christine Dusek returns to RF after seven years away; she brings more than 15 years of most recently held the position of corporate reputation/crisis management experience to her new role as EVP. Dusek most recently managed global communications... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: William and Kate, APCO Worldwide, Grace Blue, and More - Posted November 21, 2014
The Royal Children and the Duchess of Cambridge have hired an American to handle their PR. More specifically, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry tapped Jason Knaus, previously head of PR at the Royal Bank of Scotland, to manage their communications as their first stateside trip appr... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: APCO Worldwide, Weber Shandwick and KARV Communications - Posted August 13, 2014
Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum senior client director and Midwest regional director, joined APCO Worldwide as the firm's new managing director for its Chicago office. Adams joins APCO with nearly 20 years of agency experience. Prior to her roles with Ketchum, she served as MWW group midwest general manager and Hill &... [FishbowlDC]

Cuts at StrawberryFrog New York - Posted June 17, 2014
Today we can confirm that StrawberryFrog has reduced the size of its New York office. Details remain unfortunately sparse at this time. A statement from parent company ... [GalleyCat]

Roll Call: Ogilvy PR, Burson-Marsteller, APCO Worldwide and More - Posted June 6, 2014
Ogilvy Public Relations announced that Nicky McHugh has been named executive director of the agency's New York Corporate Practice. McHugh will lead the strategic direction and growth of the New York Corporate Practice. She will oversee the group's client accounts, financial performance, talent, and business development initiatives. The Corporate Practice services... [FishbowlDC]

Great Holiday Cards from PR Firms - Posted December 20, 2012
Like the rest of you, we've received quite a few holiday-themed e-cards from various firms and individuals over the past two weeks. We'd like to highlight a few that stood out (listed in no particular order, because you know we don't play favorites): Oh, and apologies to every... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Shift, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, APCO Worldwide, and More - Posted October 19, 2012
Adam Gerston, one of the leaders of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developers program, left the social network to join Shift as vice president of strategic partnerships. Gerston, who joined Facebook in 2010, told ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Another Porter Novelli departure; A Council of PR Firms replacement; and More - Posted July 3, 2012
Porter Novelli's global president and CFO Anthony Viceroy is leaving the company, joining CEO Gary Stockman and CMO Michael Goldberg, wh... [GalleyCat]

Affordable Care Act Opens Health Care PR Doors - Posted July 2, 2012
With the President's health care reform legislation upheld by the Supreme Court, the question is "Now what?" As we reported last week, PR specialists with health care expertise had already ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Dow Jones, SHIFT, and APCO - Posted June 20, 2012
Bethany Sherman, SVP and chief comms officer at Dow Jones, is among the executives leaving the company. A new chief comms officer will be announced soon. The string... [FishbowlDC]

APCO HQ Has a New MD - Posted May 31, 2012
Mike Tuffin, EVP of America's Health Insurance Plans, the trade group that reps the health insurance industry, has been named the MD of ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Halo Group, Emanate, APCO, and more - Posted May 18, 2012
The Halo Group has promoted Lara Cohn to SVP and director of PR. She joined the firm in 2010 and has since worked to broaden the company's capabilities in the events, social media, and content creation space. Talley Summerlin has joined ... [FishbowlDC]

APCO's Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit Is the 'Garden of Communication' - Posted March 28, 2012
APCO Worldwide is participating in London's Chelsea Flower Show, the first comms firm ever to do so. The firm's garden display will have a communications theme, "reflecting its role as a setting for important conversations and decision mak... [FishbowlDC]

Women Leaders in PR: Margery Kraus On What It Takes to Create a Successful Business - Posted March 22, 2012
In this week's installment of the Women Leaders in PR series, we talk with Margery Kraus, who launched APCO Worldwide in 1984. Though the firm is now ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Glover Park Group, Univision, the AAF, and More - Posted March 21, 2012
Jon Gans is joining Glover Park Group as MD. Gans is a lawyer, currently serving as policy director and deputy chief of staff for Senate Republican... [FishbowlDC]

O'Dwyer's Rankings Show 2011 Growth Among Independent Firms, IMRE Not Included - Posted March 6, 2012
O'Dwyer's has published the 2011 version of its independent PR firm rankings, with nearly half of the top 50 firms on the list showing double-digit growth. Topping the list is ... [GalleyCat]

The Case for Blending PR and Advertising - Posted March 5, 2012
On February 15, we reported on APCO Worldwide's purchase of ad agency ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Cision, Kraft, 360 Public Relations, and More - Posted February 24, 2012
Cision's North American CEO, Joe Bernardo, has chosen early retirement and will be stepping down from his post, effective March 1. He's been with the company for 13... [FishbowlDC]

APCO Purchases An Ad Agency - Posted February 15, 2012
APCO Worldwide has acquired Strawberry Frog, an independent ad agency based in New York. Strawberry Frog's clients include P&G (also an APC... [FishbowlDC]

Cruise Company Execs Respond to Costa Concordia Tragedy - Posted January 17, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32676" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="The Costa Concordia, off the coast of Tuscany. Photo: News Pictures / Rex Features"][/caption] The saga of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: APCO, Ruder Finn, The OutCast Agency, and More - Posted January 4, 2012
James Acheson-Gray has joined APCO Worldwide as MD in London. He was most recently international MD ... [FishbowlDC]

In Memoriam: Ofield Dukes, and More in the Roll Call - Posted December 9, 2011
As we mentioned in The Ticker, Ofield Dukes died on Wednesday at the age of 79. Dukes w... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Havas in Singapore, a Former MF Global Staffer, and More - Posted November 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30640" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Patrick Kerley"][/caption] Kenneth Hartmann and ... [FishbowlDC]

APCO Launches Material Issues & Events - Posted November 10, 2011
APCO Worldwide, which has already launched a couple of things in the past few weeks, has launched som... [FishbowlDC]

APCO Launches Health Advisory Board - Posted October 14, 2011
APCO Worldwide has launched a new Health Advisory Council, which will help healthcare account teams with their efforts. The new council is part of the International Advisory Council, which has 60 members from government, business, academia, and other areas. Health Advisory Co... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: NIRI, APCO, a Culinary Alliance, and More - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27881" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Gail Simmons is the first client for the allied Wagstaff Worldwide and True PR. Photo: Tina Rupp"][/caption] The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)... [FishbowlDC]

What Is the RiceHadley Group? - Posted September 22, 2011
Last week, we got news of a partnership between APCO Worldwide, the international public affairs firm, and RiceHadley Group. Let's learn a little more about this RiceHadley Group, shall we? The... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: H&K, the CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, CAA, and More - Posted August 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26059" align="alignright" width="125" caption="Christiaan Brown"][/caption] Hill & Knowlton has a new Northwestern GM with the appo... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ogilvy PR, Resolute Consulting, Dealer.com, and More - Posted August 10, 2011
Ogilvy PR has hired Rebecca Davis to serve as EVP of the 360 Digital Influence practice in Washington D.C. Previously, she worked at Discovery Communications where she developed digital and ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Keds, Lippin Group, APCO, and More - Posted July 14, 2011
Stephanie Brocoum has been named VP of marketing for the footwear brand Keds. She will be overseeing the PR, social media, and other marketing efforts for Keds, furthering the "Timeless American Original" branding. She'll also be managing the brand's ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: B-M, PepsiCo, H&K, and More - Posted June 17, 2011
Lisa Poulson has been named Burson-Marsteller's global tech practice chair. She'll remain in San Francisco reporting to CEO Mark Penn. Poulson rejoined the firm in 2005 after working for Sun Microsystems and had been the lead on the HP client. The... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, The Daily Caller, Komen for the Cure, and More - Posted April 15, 2011
Ogilvy PR has added three to its New York office. Parris Bowe joins as SVP in the consumer marketing practice reporting to Alyssa Garnick, EVP of the practice. Bowe has previously worked for Lippe Taylor and Edelman. ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Euro RSCG, APCO, Publicis Consultants, and More - Posted April 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19063" align="alignleft" width="128" caption="Lisa Rosenberg"][/caption] Marian Salzman, previously the president of Euro RSCG Worldwide... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Glover Park, PAN Communications, B-M, and More - Posted March 16, 2011
The Glover Park Group has hired Dagney Scott as MD in the advertising, reputation management, and marketing division. Previously Scott was director of cultural and strategic insights for the advertising firm Crispin Porter Bogusky (CP+B) working with clients including Microsoft, Domino's Pizza, and American Express. Glover Pa... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: CNN's New CMO, M Booth, M&C Saatchi, and More - Posted March 11, 2011
CNN Worldwide has named Janet Roll as the company's new EVP and CMO, reporting to the president of the company, Jim Walton. Roll joins from BET Netw... [FishbowlDC]

Nike Exec Joins APCO Worldwide - Posted December 6, 2010
Vada Manager has joined APCO Worldwide as SVP. Previously, Manager was senior director of global issues management at Nike responsible for issues surrounding labor pract... [FishbowlDC]

Research: Employees Optimistic But Sense a Lack of Commitment - Posted December 2, 2010
Results from the second annual APCO Worldwide and Gagen McDonald employee engagement study show high rates of confidence among employees, but a feeling among respondents that their companies aren't committed to them. The Employee Confidence Index, which measures optimism, and the Employee Connection Index, which measures ... [FishbowlDC]

Small Business Organization Wins FOIA Lawsuit - Posted November 29, 2010
The American Small Business League (ASBL) has won its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking details about the SBA's contract with ... [FishbowlDC]

PepsiCo Appoints Cost EVP, Global Corporate Affairs - Posted November 17, 2010
PepsiCo has named Timothy Cost EVP of global corporate affairs, a new position, effective December 1. Cost will ... [FishbowlDC]

APCO and HuffPo Reorder Fortune's 'Most Admired' List - Posted November 11, 2010
APCO Worldwide and the Huffington Post announced today a co-developed model t... [FishbowlDC]

APCO Acquires JiWin Public Relations - Posted November 8, 2010
APCO Worldwide has acquired JiWin Public Relations, a Dubai-based firm that began as part of TECOM Investments. APCO has had a presence in the Middle East since 2007. JiWin was foun... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Changes at Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick, Walt Disney, and More - Posted October 29, 2010
Porter Novelli has restructured its global healthcare practice. Barbara DeBuono, the firm's chief medical officer, will lead the practice as global director of health and social marketing. And there are four new hires in New York and London: Susan Hayes returns to the firm to serve as partner, managing the Novartis... [FishbowlDC]

Lawsuit Over PR Contracts Moves Forward - Posted October 14, 2010
A federal judge in California has denied a motion from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, Edelman, APCO, and More - Posted October 8, 2010
Ogilvy PR has appointed Jason Stolarczyk as SVP and ??Shelley Risk as VP of the firm's Western US technology practice. Stolarczyk has 15 years of PR experience, including recent work with IBM and Microsoft. Risk was most recently with Horn Group... [FishbowlDC]

Impact of 'USA Today' Changes on Media Plans - Posted September 21, 2010
Recently, USA Today announced big changes - a massive round of layoffs (130 staff members) and a bigger focus on digital including content for the iPad. USA Today has always been a top tar... [FishbowlDC]

Saybolt Rejoins APCO as SVP - Posted September 8, 2010
Ann Saybolt has rejoined APCO Worldwide as SVP of the Washington D.C. office, effective August 16. Saybolt previously worked for the firm building public affairs campaigns for corporate and government c... [FishbowlDC]