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To Fight the FBI, Apple Ditched Secrecy for Openness

April 11, 2016

APPLE LOVES A show. Over the years, the company’s staged product launches, where executives in jeans show off flashy new iPhones, have become a global cultural institution. But when Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off this week’s keynote, he didn’t start by talking about the size of the latest phone.

Sam Singer and Mission Bay Alliance Form Full-Court Press Against Warriors’ Proposed New SF Arena

March 14, 2016

Sam Singer is theWarriors' arch nemesis when the topic comes to the Dubs' proposed new SF arena. It's scheduled to open sometime after 2018 but that's iffy at best thanks to Singer and the anti-arena group he represents, Mission Bay Alliance.

City of San Bruno, OTO Development Reach Tentative Agreement to Purchase City Land for $3.97 Million and Build 152-Room Hotel with Event Space at The Crossing

March 11, 2016

San Bruno—City of San Bruno officials today said they have reached a tentative agreement to sell a city-owned parcel to OTO Development LLC at fair market value as determined by an independent appraisal, with no subsidy of public funds. OTO is responsible to pay the City all development costs and fees. The City is releasing a complete copy of the appraisal today and posting it on its website.

Singer Associates Client Prana Investments Lands Two L.A. Communities

February 16, 2016

Los Angeles—Prana Investments, which specializes in acquiring underperforming multifamily properties, has just scooped up two more multifamily buildings in the Pico Union District of LA for about $2.5 million. Henry Garcia of Keller Williams Commercial represented the buyer in the off-market transaction. Garcia approached the owner of the properties about selling them after learning of the bankruptcy proceedings.

King of the PR Kingpins: Sam Singer spins arenas, gas line explosions, and wine trains.

January 15, 2016

By The Kilduff File Surviving the demands of the 24/7-news cycle requires stamina few possess. PR kingpin Sam Singer is one of the few who can handle the rigors. A former newsman, Singer has managed to parlay his flack-catching of current-event coverage into a mini-empire. More recent high-profile clients include the city of San Bruno ... Read More >

Mission Bay Alliance Hires Top Legal Team to Review Golden State Warriors’ Arena Plan

June 1, 2015

San Francisco (June 1, 2015)  – The Mission Bay Alliance, a Singer Associates, Inc. client greatly concerned with the grave environmental impact of the proposed Golden State Warriors’ Stadium and Events Center on the entire Mission Bay Community including the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, has retained four major law firms including some of the state’s top legal minds ... Read More >

BP Really Wants You to Think the Gulf Is OK

April 21, 2015

By Jason Plautz  On the fifth anniversary of the massive oil spill that spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, environmentalists are ready to dredge up the pictures of oil-coated birds and tar balls lapping up onto beaches. At a Thursday press conference, Democratic Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts held ... Read More >

Singer Associates named Small PR Agency of the Year

March 20, 2015

By PRWeek Staff In 2014, revenue at Singer Associates doubled to $9 million from $4.5 million in 2013. The agency’s profit climbed to 26% in 2014 from 20% the year prior. The firm achieved this impressive growth while tackling difficult and high-profile issues for clients including helping Chevron win out over fraudulent litigation in Ecuador. ... Read More >

Singer Associates shapes public opinion in Richmond and beyond

November 14, 2014

The phone rang shortly after 6:30 p.m. It was a Monday night in August and Sam Singer was still at his office in downtown San Francisco, writing and brainstorming strategies for clients. He picked up. The call was from the Chevron refinery in Richmond. They were, they said, “having an issue.” The “issue” was visible as soon as Singer began inching across the Bay Bridge in rush-hour traffic. A massive column of black smoke was climbing into the sky and spreading like a wool blanket over the horizon.

Singer Associates, Inc. Named 2014 Small Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter

October 17, 2014

Singer Associates Public Relations is pleased to announce that it is the winner of the 2014 Small Agency of the Year from the Bulldog Reporter, a leading industry trade publication.

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