NEWS BRIEFS:

NEW YORK: Business Wire will begin licensing XBRL (extensible business reporting language) financial data from EDGAR Online, making it the first of the major newswires to include XBRL content from the service on its website. XBRL tags individual bits of financial information, making it easier for reporters to compare stats from company reports.

NEW YORK: Business Wire will begin licensing XBRL (extensible business reporting language) financial data from EDGAR Online, making it the first of the major newswires to include XBRL content from the service on its website. XBRL tags individual bits of financial information, making it easier for reporters to compare stats from company reports.

NEW YORK: Bite Communications will open a New York office in January, run by SVP Jonathan Gandal, who joins from Waggener Edstrom.

IRVINE, CA: SVP and MD Lisa Zwick is leaving Golin Harris at the end of the year to start her own consultancy. She has been with the Irvine office for seven years, starting when it was originally part of The Benjamin Group.

NEW YORK: Nike Communications, which specializes in PR for luxury goods and premium lifestyle brands, has hired Erin Bondy Lanuti as SVP and director of entertainment marketing. Lanuti hails from MS&L, where she was entertainment marketing director and founder of its entertainment division, MS&L Entertainment.

DETROIT: Linda Jennings has been appointed as director of PR and a senior associate at marketing company Brogan & Partners. Jennings most recently served as director of corporate communications for the Midwest region of Nextel Communications.

NEW YORK: 5W Public Relations was tapped by Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, for publicity on his new book: The Games Do Count: America's Best & Brightest on the Power of Sports.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MA: Warner Communications was named AOR for athletic-footwear maker Saucony.

SHARON, MA: Tiziani Whitmyre, an integrated marketing communications services firm, has won six new clients, including ASCO Valve, a producer of solenoid actuator valves; Butler Automatic, a global manufacturer of capital equipment for the packaging and paper industries; and Tharos Laboratories, a nutracueticals and pharmaceuticals ingredient product company.

NEW YORK: Adam Friedman Associates, a consultancy specializing in investor and media relations, has won new business in both its North America and China divisions, including Federal Realty Investment Trust, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and American Oriental Bioengineering.

NEWARK, NJ: Rick Keating, CEO of Keating & Co. of Florham Park, NJ, and Tony Cicatiello, a principal in CN Communications of Newark, NJ, have launched KeatingCicatiello, a joint venture with offices in both cities, to focus on public affairs and issues management.

LONG BEACH, CA: John Godfrey has joined Pioneer North America in the new position of VP of government and industry affairs. Godfrey, formerly director of government affairs for Sony Electronics, will oversee the electronics company's role in public policy as it relates to digital television, broadband, and wireless issues.

BEAVERTON, OR: Julia Brim-Edwards has joined Nike as deputy director for state government and public affairs. She will oversee advocacy in governmental, political, and civic affairs in Oregon and other key states.

ANDOVER, MA: Pan Communications has signed several new clients, including web-services company Systinet. Other new clients include LogicaCMG, Identify Software, KnowNow, PureEdge Solutions, and Venturecom. The agency has also hired Traci VanHorn as a director on its senior management team.

DETROIT: Interactive promotion company ePrize has named Airfoil PR its AOR. Eprize develops and manages online promotions for companies including The Gap, Adidas, Proctor & Gamble, and General Motors.

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