Archive: May 1996

MANAGING BILLABLE HOURS KEY FOR PR FIRMS

May 27th, 1996 by

The mid-level staff of PR firms, from which most agency income derives, bill clients for approximately 75 percent of their time on the job, according to a new survey by the Counselors Academy of the… Continued

NEW FIRMS

May 27th, 1996 by

AMA Lobbyist Starts Firm James Keese III, senior grassroots lobbyist in the Washington, D.C. office of the American Medical Association, launched a government affairs firm, Legislative Impact. Keese said his firm will marry the power… Continued

NEW VENTURES

May 27th, 1996 by

Halsted Starts Research Unit Halsted Communications Inc., Ventura, Calif., started a research division. Haltsted Intelligence will be headed by Wendy Basil, managing director. (Halsted, 800/600-7111)

INTERACTIVE VENTURES

May 27th, 1996 by

Keiler Gets Home Page The new media unit of advertising and public relations agency Keiler & Co., Farmington, Conn., has opened its Web site. Keiler Online is located at http://www.keiler.com (Keiler, 203/677-8821)

NEW OFFICES

May 27th, 1996 by

Arnold & Truitt Opens in Washington Arnold & Truitt, a New York-based management consulting firm with a communications specialization, officially opened an office in Washington, D.C. Christopher Bonner, managing director, heads the office, located at… Continued

NEW ADDRESSES

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Environics Communications, Stamford, Conn., has moved to One Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901, 203/325-8772. Osgood O’Donnell & Walsh, New York, has moved to: 475 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017, 212/252-0475. Shandwick USA’s Boston office… Continued

NEW AGENCY LEADERS

May 27th, 1996 by

Miller/Shandwick Promotes Three Miller/Shandwick Technologies promoted three executives in its East and West Coast offices. In Boston, senior vice president and general manager Tony Sapienza becomes executive vice president. On the West Coast, Lisa Kelaita,… Continued

PROMOTIONS/NEW HIRES

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Todd Shapera joined the New York office of public affairs firm Powell Tate as senior vice president. He was a marketing and media relations vice president in the New York office of investment firm Scudder,… Continued

HOW TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR IN CHANGE COMMUNICATION

May 27th, 1996 by

As more and more organizations are forced to change the way they operate in order to remain competitive or even stay afloat, those overseeing employee communications also must rethink their function beyond just communicating company… Continued

CORPORATE PR APPOINTMENTS

May 27th, 1996 by

Airline Musical Chairs A minuet of musical chairs in the airline industry…Gus Whitcomb, managing director, public relations at American Airlines, Forth Worth, has moved to America West Airlines, Phoenix, as director of corporate communications. Taking… Continued