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NEW FIRMS

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 … | MORE »

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MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS DEPOSITION FROM NEW YORK PR

The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi filed a motion May 20 to compel sworn testimony by John Scanlon, a New York PR consultant retained by tobacco company Brown & Williamson (B&W) to distribute … | MORE »

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Boston Firms Combine Advertising agency KelleyHabibJohn, Boston, purchased Boston marketing communications agency Duval Woglom Brueckner & Partners. The combined firm takes the name KHJ Integrated Marketing Inc. David Domomeshek will head the 11-person PR department … | MORE »

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PRSA APPROVES ‘JUNIOR’ APR

The board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America earlier this month approved plans to offer an introductory public relations accreditation test to university students pursuing public relations and communications degrees. To be … | MORE »

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NEW RADIO SERVICE MAY OFFER PR OPTIONS

Radio, a medium that is starting to get a second look from many PR professionals, has added a feature that may provide new PR opportunities. The capability, Radio Data System (RDS), allows FM radio stations … | MORE »

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EDUCATORS TAP PRESIDENT

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) elected Stephen Lacy as its 1996-97 president- elect. Lacy is a full professor at the school of journalism at Michigan State University, East Lansing. His … | MORE »

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HIGH-TECH SALES NEED COMMUNICATION OF BENEFITS

As computers, software and other information systems products have become more expensive and part of the foundation of most businesses, decision-making about product purchases and upgrades has migrated higher up in organizations. Now those responsible … | MORE »

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MILLION-DOLLAR PR MAN

For two years running, Time Warner Inc.’s top PR officer has topped the $1 million mark in cash compensation, reports our sister newsletter, Media Industry News (min). Tod Hullin, senior vice president, communications and public … | MORE »

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PROMOTIONS/NEW HIRES

Golin/Harris Communications, Chicago, promoted Andrew Eklund to senior vice president. He directs strategic programming for the MasterCard International Inc. [4823Z] account. Diane Smallen-Grob joined Rubin Barney & Birger Inc., Miami, as executive vice president and … | MORE »

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ADVERTISING RULING HAILED

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) hailed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision as a victory for First Amendment- protected advertising. The May 13 decision declared unconstitutional a Rhode Island law prohibiting off-premises advertising … | MORE »

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