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MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS DEPOSITION FROM NEW YORK PR

May 27th, 1996 by

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… Continued

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

May 27th, 1996 by

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… Continued

ARE CLIENTS LOOKING HARD ENOUGH FOR FIRMS?

May 27th, 1996 by

While PR programs have grown more complex and expensive, all too often agency searches are based on referrals alone or clients’ personal experience with certain individuals or firms. In the advertising industry, use of professional… Continued

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

GOLF PRO, GALA RECEPTION TEE OFF NEW COUNTRY CLUB

May 27th, 1996 by

When organizing a facility’s grand opening event, very often planners must work around scheduling and construction constraints that may force the event to be postponed. In other cases, the show goes on anyway — but… 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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 27th, 1996 by

June 5: Congressional Quarterly, “Using Internet to Find Free or Low-Cost Federal Info,” Washington, D.C., 202/887-8620. June 6: Congressional Quarterly, “Working With Congressional Staffs,” Washington, D.C., 202/887-8620. June 6-7: Bureau of Business & Technology, “Understanding… 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

HONORS:

May 27th, 1996 by

Mary Ackerly, vice president and director of design services for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Chicago, next month will receive the “Woman of the Year” award from Women in Design/Chicago. (Women in Design, 312/648-1874) Sandra Hermanoff,… Continued

PROMOTIONS/NEW HIRES

May 27th, 1996 by

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