The times they are a changin’ in the world of public relations in Sacramento. First and foremost, we hear Porter Novelli has shut the doors of its Sacramento office. There has been a steady exodus from the office since the departure of Donna Lucas, who took Jessica Biller with her to her own communications shop. More recently, Rachel Pitts joined forces with Aaron Read to spearhead the new Marketplace Communications. The firm remains one of the giants of the industry, but proves just how tough a nut the Sacramento public relations world can be… Meanwhile, PR  account execs Bill Bradley and Janet Soule, decided there was no better time than now to start their own firm. They combined their three decades of experience in media, marketing and event planning and out of that came, Me Communications… And Democratic strategist Eric Wooten is also making a change with the new year. Wooten announced the formation of his Central Coast-focused Capitol Coast Consulting… Dan Morain disproved the old journalism adage, “once you go flack, you don’t go back.” Morain did just that this week, leaving the trial lawyers and gang back where he belongs – in journalism. Morain takes over for Dan Weintraub as a columnist for the Sacramento Bee and member of the Bee editorial board. The LA Times lost another reporter to the lawyers, however, when Eric Bailey was named as Morain’s replacement. When the music stops, everyone grab a chair…

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