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As the economy began to rev up toward the end of 2010, merger and acquisitions forecasts called for increased activity in 2011. In the first quarter of this year, corporate acquirers bought 91 companies for $8.9 billion, compared to 116 acquisitions for $7.4 billion the same …

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November 6th, 2006 by

Name: Tim Fry

Title: Senior Vice President & Microsoft Client Relationship Leader

Company: Weber Shandwick

Age: 34

Tim Fry studied international relations and Japanese in college, “so PR wasn’t the career I had in mind,” he says. He started his career conducting …

The best in corporate social responsibility and legal PR was honored March 8 at the PR News CSR Awards/Legal PR Awards luncheon, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Agencies, organizations and communications professionals were honored in 27 …

Winner: Leslie Brunt, Program Director, The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program

In 2001, Leslie Brunt took over day-to-day operations for Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program, but in the last two years she’s brought the program to …

Communications professionals don’t necessarily lie, but they sure can be deceptive—especially when it comes to messaging surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and green initiatives. And who can blame them? Consumer skepticism of green advertising abounds (a recent Burst …

As with personal unions that dissolve due to irreconcilable differences, a permanent, official breaking off of relations is usually the only recourse when a corporate partnership with a cause or charity turns out to be less than idyllic. We’re …