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Posts Tagged ‘The Lippin Group’

Cancer Resource Line Honoring PR Vet Expands Services

We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly inspiring tale of PR working in the public interest.

Dick Lippin, founder of The Lippin Group (an entertainment communications and marketing firm famous for representing rock stars like Eric Clapton and Brian Wilson), lost his wife Ronnie, who PRWeek once called one of “Hollywood’s top publicists”, to a rare form of breast cancer six years ago. Motivated by the fact that reliable advice was so hard to come by during his wife’s illness, he then collaborated with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation to establish the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information and Resource Line.

The project, funded by the Lippin Family Trust, recently partnered with the non-profit Cancer Support Community to expand its outreach by offering free in-person counseling services at CSC offices in Pasadena and West LA.

Lippin plans to expand the group’s services further in the future, and he says that “It means a lot to me and [my daughter] Alex that Ronnie’s legacy carries on in this way.”

All interested in supporting the group should check out its Facebook page and its page on the Tower Cancer Research Foundation site.

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The Lippin Group and LatinPointe Brands Partner

The Lippin Group, a strategic comms firm focused on the media and entertainment worlds, has partnered with LatinPointe Brands, a company that helps brands target the Hispanic community through event marketing, branded content, and other outreach methods. The two will work together on campaigns reaching Hispanics.

In 2012, LatinPointe will work on events including the United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary and the 9th Annual Tejano Music National Convention, Acceso Total En Vivo Concert for Walmart at the National Council of La Raza Conference. The Lippin Group has worked with Hispanic companies and organizations like the National Council of LaRaza (NCLR) and Univision Communications.

“With the increase in population and purchasing power of the Hispanic community, many companies should be asking, ‘How do I most effectively reach this important group?’ said Dick Lippin, chairman and CEO of The Lippin Group, in a statement.

Roll Call: Keds, Lippin Group, APCO, and More

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 relationships with its partner agencies. She was previously the SVP of marketing for Rue La La.

Lisa Porter, former deputy political director for ABC News, has joined The Lippin Group as VP. She will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, working with corporate entertainment and emerging media clients. Most recently, Porter was working as a consultant with entertainment clients including Paramount Pictures. She’s also served as an executive producer at

Colin Mackay has joined APCO Worldwide as director of the firm’s healthcare practice in Brussels. He was previously the director of comms and partnerships for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. he’s also served as the head of Weber Shandwick’s healthcare practice in Brussels.

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Interview with Eric Chambers: The ‘Black Press’ and Reaching Audiences with Positive Stories

Actress Regina King with her NAACP Image Award

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the open letter that Eric Chambers, host of The Jazzpell on The Word Network, wrote to the leaders of the NAACP, taking issue with the organization’s PR firm, The Lippin Group, and the lack of press credentials issued to the Black media for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which took place last month.

We caught up with Chambers to discuss the issue further, learn a little more about what prompted his anger and disappointment, and to gather details about what sorts of pitches he’d be interested in.

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NAACP Responds to Journalist’s Open Letter. Is it Enough?

Following the NAACP‘s 42nd annual presentation of the Image Awards earlier this month, Eric Chambers (at left), the producer and host of The Jazzspel, a Saturday-morning program on The Word Network,  issued a fiery open letter addressed to NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous and the chairwoman of the organization’s board of directors Roslyn M. Brock.

In the letter, Chambers takes issue with the promotion for the awards and press credentials that were — and weren’t — issued by the the organization’s PR firm The Lippin Group.

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Roll Call: DKC, MWW Group, WE, and More

François Taschereau has joined Weber Shandwick as EVP, Canada and GM of the Montreal office. He will report to Greg Power, who joined as Canadian president in July.

Jennifer Archer has joined Waggener Edstrom as VP in the consumer area. She was most recently at GolinHarris, where she led the efforts for Nintendo of America.

MWW Group has added Kas Rigas as SVP in the consumer lifestyle marketing practice. She was previously SVP at DKC. While there she worked with clients including Discovery Channel and Tropicana.

DKC had a frenzy of promotions with 14 executive-level moves. Among those included were Ed Tagliaferri, Juliet Horn, and Krista Pilot to EVP and Katie Hart, Phil Crimaldi, and Victoria Martinez to SVP. The firm has 125 total staff members.

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Roll Call: Ogilvy, Edelman, APCO, and More

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, responsible for the consumer technology/Web 2.0 practice and social strategy content development for the firm.

Ethan Riegelhaupt has joined Edelman as SVP for corporate and public affairs. Previously, he was VP of speechwriting and internal communications at The New York Times Company. He will specialize in executive speechwriting, employee engagement, public affairs and crisis comms.

Lorie Fiber has joined Weber Shandwick as EVP and GM of Southern California operations, beginning October 13. She will be based in Los Angeles and report to North American president Cathy Calhoun. Previously, Fiber was an EVP at Edelman. Read more