INTERNATIONAL: McCurry is tipped to join Public Strategies

WASHINGTON DC: President Bill Clionton’s press secretary Mike McCurry, who left the White House last month, is ’very close’ to making a decision on his future and his favourite candidate is Public Strategies, a public affairs company, headquartered in Austin, Texas.

WASHINGTON DC: President Bill Clionton’s press secretary Mike

McCurry, who left the White House last month, is ’very close’ to making

a decision on his future and his favourite candidate is Public

Strategies, a public affairs company, headquartered in Austin,

Texas.



McCurry has spoken to several agencies, including Edelman PR Worldwide

and Shandwick, where part-time consultancy work was on offer at a

reputed pounds 154,000-a-year.



But it is understood that he will become a partner in Public Strategies,

heading a Washington DC office. McCurry said: ’I’ve got a pretty good

idea what I’m going to do, but there’s some late-breaking stuff I need

to ponder.’



’We’re talking with Mike,’ said Jack Martin, chairman at Public

Strategies.



’It would be inappropriate to discuss announcements yet, but I am

hopeful.’



Before joining the White House three-and-a-half years ago, McCurry was

spokesman for the US department of state under former secretary of state

Warren Christopher.



He was previously a senior vice-president in the Washington DC office of

PR agency Robinson, Sawyer, Lake, Lehrer and Montgomery for three

years.



McCurry’s links with the Democratic party stretch back to 1984, when he

served as spokesman and political strategist in the presidential

campaign of Senator John Glenn.



He said he favours a new approach to communications: ’I see a blend of

management consultancy, strategic thinking and PR. Over and over, we see

different parts of a company communicating different bits of a

message.



My vision is a synthesis.’ He is hoping he can use it to attract clients

to his vision. ’If I can achieve that, I will have arrived at the

promised land,’ he said.



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