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2011-07-11 11:55:00

Brown Named as a Finalist for Washington Women in Public Relations 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibraltar Associates (GA), one of the fastest-growing communications firms in the U.S., today announced that Veronica Brown has joined the firm as a vice president. She will focus on public awareness campaigns, scientific and technical communications, health care communications and social media. Brown comes to GA from Burson-Marsteller,...

2011-04-19 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibraltar Associates (GA), one of the nation's fastest growing communications agencies, today announced that Vice President John Procter, has been named Partner. Procter, who was the agency's first employee, joins six others in the GA partnership. "Since he came aboard three and a half years ago, John has been integral to our business and clients," said co-founder and CEO, Eric Bovim. "His commitment to excellence and to client results makes him...

2010-10-08 09:46:00

Washington, D.C.-based firm to provide investor relations and strategic communications counsel SINGAPORE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pure Power announced today that Washington, D.C.-based Gibraltar Associates will become the company's communications agency of record. Gibraltar was retained in June to coordinate and advise Pure Power's investor and media relations activities, shareholder communications and social media efforts. "I am very impressed with Gibraltar's creative...

2010-09-29 15:56:00

Firm Secures GSA Schedule Listing WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibraltar Associates, a leading public affairs agency, today announced that it has launched its government contracting practice. Establishment of the new practice area follows Gibraltar's receipt of a GSA Schedule contract for Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS). Gibraltar President James Lake, a veteran of numerous government communications programs, will lead the practice area....

2010-08-30 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, August 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- How much of what we read on the internet is really true? Different stories are popping up on the internet all the time. Some seem realistic enough, but some are really out there. We've seen stories about UFOs, celebrity breakups and Elvis Presley sightings. But what is true or false? Last week, actor Russell Crowe became a victim of the hottest rumour on the internet. Crowe, was rumoured to have fallen to his death off a mountain 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.'