Kevin Silverman, director of healthcare innovation at Ruder Finn, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 36.
He made the wager before the Royals lost to the Giants in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Tiffany Cook has been named head of the agency's consumer sector for North America.
In the third major PR agency business deal of the week, Eric Mower + Associates has agreed to acquire Middleton & Gendron.
As major sports leagues evolve the way they deal with player concussions, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has launched a website to better explain the issue.
Interpublic's Constituency Management Group achieved 9.9% organic revenue growth in the third quarter, compared with the year prior. Its PR firms saw organic growth in the high single digits, according to Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky.
Hootsuite views its global agency partner program, launched Wednesday, as an "investment" in the market.
IPG reports nearly 10% Q3 revenue jump for CMG unit; Cision buys Gorkana; Tributes to Ben Bradlee.
The chief executive of Gorkana Group, who is becoming EMEA MD of its new parent company Cision, speaks to PRWeek following the completion of the deal this morning.
Cision has struck a deal to acquire Gorkana Group for an undisclosed sum, on the heels of its combination with Vocus and Visible Technologies.
ICF International has agreed to acquire Olson, which won PRWeek US' Agency of the Year in 2014, subject to regulatory approval.
Millennials are the most hopeful about civility improving in politics and society, according to a study. They are also more likely than other generations to take action when confronted with any kind of incivility.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to raise awareness about deaths and injuries among children from furniture falling over.
Canon USA has issued an RFP for its PR business.
CVS isn't backing down after a social media influencer called for the chain to stop selling homeopathic remedies by downing a bottle of them herself.
Omnicom Group's PR revenue was up 2.5% on an organic basis to $343.3 million in the third quarter of this year.
Omnicom PR revenue up 2.5% in Q3; Microsoft offers free cloud-computing software to Ebola researchers; Staples investigates potential data breach
Portland Communications is handling comms around the planned flotation of a virtual mobile network operator that includes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on its executive team.
The CDC is using a range of methods to calm the fears of hospital workers and the public about Ebola.
Luis Gallardo, former chair of the EMEA brand marketing practice at Burson-Marsteller, moved to Miami to take on the newly created role of CEO at Thinking Heads Americas.
John McNeel, an advertising industry veteran and former MD of strategic integration at FleishmanHillard, has joined cause marketing firm In/Pact as CEO.
In a move designed to help companies take their research-based strategies up a notch, Altimeter Group and Capgemini Consulting have started a partnership.
CDC to distribute new Ebola-treatment standards; Microsoft to unveil smartwatch; Mayer to reveal latest Yahoo turnaround plan.
Starbucks has issued a mea culpa after customers of its first branch to adopt Welsh as its first language complained it featured mistranslated phrases.
The Italian oil and gas company ENI, as well as Shell and BP, have topped a list of more than 50 companies in the oil and gas sector for the quality of their online presence, new research has found.
Andrea Morgan has left the firm after joining last year.
Ann Wool has been promoted to president of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. She most recently served as partner and director of the group, which recently expanded overseas.
Why there's usually another side to every PR trend or story. And why the list isn't everything.
Social data platform DataSift has selected North of Nine Communications as its PR agency partner for the US.
GCI Health launched the Patients at the Center initiative this week, with the goal of determining ways to put consumers at the forefront of healthcare communications strategies.
The future of Huntsworth has become a subject of speculation following the sudden departure of its chairman Lord Myners, together with the expected retirement of its chief executive Lord Chadlington and a gloomy financial performance.
Communications pros tell PRWeek how they are coordinating stakeholder and public-facing communications amid growing concerns about Ebola in the US.
Greenpeace's success in forcing Lego to stop making Shell-branded toys shows that brands need to be wise to public sentiment when agreeing long-term partnerships.
Golin is on the verge of acquiring the Beijing- based PR firm. The formal announcement, which is expected early next year (2015) flag-posts the IPG agency firmly in the region. CEO Fred Cook is banking on growth and tells PRWeek he would like to see Asia account for at least a third of the firm's revenue
Brands are evolving their LGBT initiatives as gay marriage continues to gain acceptance in the US. As a next step, marketers are looking for more diverse campaigns and improved communication with the community itself.
Keeping a consistent message is key when talking about a corporate separation.
The 11th annual Advertising Week in New York took place September 29 - October 2, 2014. PR pros and marketers alike can gain inspiration from the event.
Imagine your car could automatically find a parking space in a busy city or your fridge could give recipes to your smartphone based on its contents. This future is already here.