Perhaps the biggest of these was the formation of a new Democratic firm: Democracy Partners. The firm will handle political messaging, campaign planning and management, field programs, television and radio advertising, earned media, direct mail, website development, new media, research, nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, issue campaigns, voter registration drives, labor union campaigns, fundraising, grass-tops advocacy, staff recruitment and development, organizer training, phone operations, community organizing and voter contact programs, according to Politico.
Additionally, Edelman acquired Lombardo Consulting Group, and Steve Lombardo will serve as Global CEO of StrategyOne (the Edelman company he founded in 1999).
Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and potential Senate candidate, was elected chairman of the board of Stayhealthy, Inc., which offers personalized health measurement and assessment tools.
PHRMA, in an effort to reorganize, has let go four staff members: Ed Belkin, Kevin Barbour, Diedtra Henderson and Cindy Loose.