Industry HappeningsFleishman-Hillard acquired May 15 R. Duffy Wall & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm. The firm has a staff of 25 and annual billings of $6 million. It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. (FH, 202/828-8818)
Denver PR firms, Brozena & Schaller & Associates and I/O Communications Network, hope their merger will strengthen their business-to-business PR and marketing skills. The new firm is Brozena Schaller Menaker & Ripley. The change coincides with a move to a new office in lower downtown Denver. (Michael Menaker, BSM&R, 303/294-9944.)
The Public Affairs Council, Washington, D.C., released its annual report, "A Work in Progress," with a fresh face. For the first time, the report dices up the state of public affairs today with a wide smattering of details: stats on its membership; the evolution of public affairs; ethical guidelines; and retrospectives. For a copy, call 202/872-1790
Companies were advised that effectively positioning their companies requires target packaging of print, broadcast and new media outlets so that efforts aren't duplicated at a recent workshop led by Alan Towers Associates, Inc., New York.
Alan Towers was selected by the American Stock Exchange to lead an Amex-sponsored media relations workshop for 28 publicly held companies April 27. (Alan Towers, 212/354-5020)