Newsweek`s Richard Wolffe to Join Public Strategies

Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:39pm EDT

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AUSTIN, Texas--(Business Wire)--
Public Strategies, Inc. today announced that veteran Washington correspondent,
author and political analyst Richard Wolffe is joining the firm. Wolffe, most
recently Newsweek`s senior White House correspondent, officially assumes his new
position as a senior strategist on April 13, 2009. He will be based in the
firm`s Washington office, where he will advise several of its top clients. 

"I am so pleased that Richard Wolffe is joining us," said Dan Bartlett,
president and CEO of Public Strategies. "He is a top notch journalist and
political analyst who has closely followed Washington for years. His deep
understanding of the political and economic landscape makes him a huge asset to
our clients." 

As Senior White House Correspondent for Newsweek, Wolffe has covered President
Obama since the primaries, traveling with him throughout the campaign. He also
covered President Bush throughout his two terms in office. 

In addition, Wolffe is an NBC political analyst. He has provided political
commentary on several MSNBC programs, Meet The Press and TODAY. Before his
exclusive contract with NBC, he previously appeared on CNN and Fox News, as well
as international media, including the BBC. 

"Many of Public Strategies` projects are at the center of the national dialogue
and will provide a challenging new arena for me," said Wolffe. "I have known and
worked with people at Public Strategies for years, and I am looking forward to
joining this highly skilled and agile team." 

Prior to his work at Newsweek, Wolffe was deputy bureau chief and U.S.
diplomatic correspondent in Washington, D.C., for the Financial Times. His
earlier work included extensive coverage of the Microsoft antitrust trial. His
work on regulatory and business issues in Washington included covering Treasury,
the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 

Wolffe is the author of several books. His new book about President Obama`s
campaign, entitled Renegade, will be released later this year. 

About Public Strategies

Public Strategies, Inc. is a business advisory firm that serves a diverse
clientele including some of the world`s largest and best-known corporations,
nonprofit organizations, associations and professional firms. Public Strategies
helps forward-thinking organizations assess public opinion and risk, and
develops strategies for managing corporate reputation and uncertainty. Much of
its practice involves managing high-stakes campaigns for corporate clients,
anticipating and responding to crises. 

Public Strategies was purchased by WPP in August of 2006. WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) is
one of the world's leading communications services groups, providing national,
multinational and global clients with advertising; media investment management;
information, insight & consultancy; public relations & public affairs; branding
& identity, healthcare and specialist communications. 

For more information, visit

Public Strategies, Inc.
Evvie Nazro, 512-432-1940

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