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2014-09-22 00:20:55

Global Survey Tests Attitudes from Main Street to the Executive Suite about Corporations and Business Leaders ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. & NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and Burson-Marsteller, a global strategic communications firm, unveiled the results of the CNBC/Burson-Marsteller Corporate Perception Indicator: A Global Survey from Main Street to the Executive Suite. Exclusively for this sweeping report, research firm Penn Schoen Berland...

2014-09-16 20:27:15

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas announced today it has appointed Christy Noland as a new director of Business Communications & Advocacy, Urology in the Americas. Noland will report directly to Vice President, Business Communications & Advocacy Margaret Long. In this role, Noland will be responsible for communicating Astellas' commitment to urology to patient and advocacy organizations, as well as collaborating with the urology brand teams on key...

2014-09-04 12:26:19

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Rowan Benecke has joined the company as Global Technology Practice Chair, effective October 6. Benecke will be responsible for expanding the firm's Technology Practice globally and building on its reputation as a leader in this dynamic sector. Benecke has more than 20 years of experience developing strategic communications campaigns for consumer...

2014-09-01 23:04:21

World’s most reputed influencers, and India’s social media savvy politicians, authors will share their perspectives at this year’s event Mumbai, India (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Approaching its third edition in India and second edition in Mumbai, Social Media Week (SMW) has announced key speakers, who are set to captivate the audience this September, in Mumbai. The line-up of speakers includes social media influencers, bloggers, politicians, authors and international experts, each...

2014-08-12 12:24:56

BANGALORE, India and LONDON, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Multi-year, multi-million contract awarded as part of the BBC digital services framework initiative Mindtree [http://www.mindtree.com ], a global information technology services company, announced that it has been selected by BBC to test a range of its digital products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/681203 ) As part of this non-exclusive engagement, Mindtree will deliver...

2014-07-01 16:26:09

Firm's Fan Experience Specialty to Lead Pro-Bono Assignment NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that it has been named agency of record for Special Olympics International. This pro-bono engagement will be led by the firm's sports marketing specialty group, The Fan Experience. The Burson-Marsteller team will help Special Olympics launch a youth-activation campaign designed to...

2014-06-05 12:28:27

Former Chairman of Burson-Marsteller's US Digital Practice to Support MDC's Strategic Communications Firms and Lead Network's Digital Initiatives NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA; TSX: MDZ.A) announced today that it has hired Michael Bassik as Managing Director and President of Digital Operations. Bassik comes to MDC from Burson-Marsteller, where he served as Managing Director and Chairman of the firm's US Digital Practice, as well as CEO of its...

2014-03-05 12:23:32

Keynotes Include Air Force Under Secretary Eric Fanning, NATO Assistant Secretary General Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Corporation for Public Broadcasting CEO Patricia Harrison WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the country's top communications and public affairs officers will speak at the 5(th) National Summit on Strategic Communications, May 8-9, 2014 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, in Washington, DC, near the White House. More than 100 leaders and CEOs from corporate,...

2014-02-03 08:24:03

Lake, a Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Specialist and Reagan, Bush 41 Alum, to Guide DDCA's Expanding Portfolio NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), a leading full-service international issue advocacy firm, today announced James C. Lake as its incoming Executive Vice President. Lake, a public affairs and advocacy specialist with thirty years of experience, will oversee client development and client relations as DDC Advocacy continues...

2014-01-27 08:25:33

Adam Wagner to Serve as Director of Business Communications NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), the global leader in issue advocacy, continues to experience significant growth in its core business, as well as exponential growth in its campaign services business -- including international consulting, public and media relations, and government services. This growth establishes DDCA as a major player in campaign management across key industries in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'