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Tue., May 24, 2016
Behavior Design Appoints Affect AOR
By Jon Gingerich
 

Behavior DesignNew York-based interactive design studio Behavior Design has hired Affect to launch its first PR program.

Category: News of Accounts
Tue., May 24, 2016
Lou Hammond Lands North American Properties
By Jon Gingerich
 
North American PropertiesNorth American Properties has hired Lou Hammond & Associates for community and media relations work.
Category: News of Accounts
Tue., May 24, 2016
The Dawn of Impact on ESPN Radio
By Sharlene Spingler
 
IMPACT sports talk radio on ESPNRubenstein PR staged a Dada-esque, surrealistic performance event to announce the debut of IMPACT, a new sports talk radio show on the ESPN network, with a unique flourish.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., May 24, 2016
CRF Calls in kglobal for Recall PR
By Editorial Staff
 
CRF Frozen FoodsCRF Frozen Foods, the Pasco, Wash.-based processor of frozen vegetables and fruits, has engaged kglobal for PR support as it faces a massive recall across 42 brand names over an outbreak of listeria.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., May 24, 2016
“Stealth” Passage of Eruv Looms in Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Town of Southampton“Stealth” passage of a measure allowing an eruv in Westhampton Beach, aided by collusive media, looms June 2 unless citizens become aroused.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 24, 2016
Study: Millennials Understand Ad Blockers’ Effects on Marketers
By Jon Gingerich
 

OptimalWhile Americans ages 18-29 are more likely to employ ad blockers than any other age group, a study shows that more members of this demographic also understand the effect this technology has on content creators.

Category: Content
Tue., May 24, 2016
Pharma Vet Wey Takes IR, Comms Reins at Regulus
By Editorial Staff
 
Allison WeyAllison Wey, VP of IR for Durata Therapeutics through its acquisition by Actavis, has moved to Regulus Therapeutics as VP of IR and corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 24, 2016
PR Links: Monsanto's Bad Reputation Raises Questions in Bayer Bid; Career Churn in PR
By Editorial Staff
 

MonsantoCorporate Monsanto's bad reputation raises questions over Bayer bid (CNBC) 

Careers Not sorry to see you go - career churn and PR (H. Yaxley) 

Careers What I wish I knew after college (Voce) 

Crisis Plains All American tries to contain reputation after spill (WSJ) 

Tools Snapchat 101: Selfies, filters and emojis, Oh My! (G. Grammer) 

Polling Give the general election polling some time to develop (D. Payne) 

Media Congress considers measure to abolish Broadcasting Board of Govs (PD) 

Int'l Mexico's best PR move is to stop violence and corruption (Dallas News) 

EMT Akron officers perform CPR on PR exec in critical condition (Beacon Journal) 

Category: PR Links
Mon., May 23, 2016
Madison Group Pitches for Russian Rocket Engines
By Jon Gingerich
 
United Launch AllianceUnited Launch Alliance LLC, the joint space launch venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, has tapped The Madison Group for lobbying issues related to sanctions against the Russian RD-180 rocket engine.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., May 23, 2016
Diamond PR Designated Julia Hotel AOR
By Jon Gingerich
 
Miami Beach, FLDiamond Public Relations has been named agency of record for forthcoming Miami Beach hotel The Julia.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., May 23, 2016
Why Are We Surprised About Trump's Rise?
By Robert Mathias
 
robert mathiasWhy has Donald Trump's success caught so many off-guard? (3 reader comments)
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., May 23, 2016
Radiation Fries Children, Babies, Fetuses, YOU
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Human Rights, Liberty, Justice for All! bannerA concerned, capacity audience about 60 packed a conference room in New York yesterday to hear about and discuss the dangers of Wi-Fi and other radiation. Biggest victims are children, babies and fetuses. (1 reader comment)

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., May 23, 2016
PROI Picks Tsang as Global Chairman
By Jon Gingerich
 
Richard TsangRichard Tsang has been named the newest global chairman of PROI Worldwide.
Category: International
Mon., May 23, 2016
Inquiring PR Students Want to Know
By Fraser Seitel
 
Fraser SeitelA practitioner answers questions on ethics in the public relations industry. (2 reader comments)
Category: Professional Development
Mon., May 23, 2016
Edelman Advises Puerto Rico Bondholders
By Editorial Staff
 
Puerto RicoEdelman Financial is aiding a group of senior Puerto Rico creditors as its members back a House of Representatives measure to tackle the island's $70B debt crisis.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., May 23, 2016
PR Links: Goldman's Reputation; Channels; Small Data
By Editorial Staff
 

Trump, The Art of the DealMedia The time I became the voice of Donald Trump (J. Cameron)

Finance Goldman Sachs: Reputation and credibility are buzzed (SA) 

Speeches Get what you paid for? (J. Horton) 

Healthcare The Sunshine Act: Transparency, but not enough action (W. Pines) 

Channels Fragments, social media & channels (F. Strong)

Data In data, small is the new big (N. Hobson) 

Careers My diploma says B.A. in PR, but am I ready for what's next? (P. Jeffery) 

Category: PR Links
Sat., May 21, 2016
Deal with Eruv Proponents Would Humiliate Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv boundary, Westhampton BeachWesthampton Beach’s proposed acceptance of a deal with the East End Eruv Assn. to allow an eruv Jewish religious boundary is probably similar to a deal signed by Southampton last year. WHB is withholding terms of the contract from the public and press.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 20, 2016
Ogilvy Takes on Criminal Justice Reform
By Jon Gingerich
 
U.S. Justice Action NetworkThe U.S. Justice Action Network has retained Ogilvy Government Relations for Capitol Hill representation regarding a series of bills that change current U.S. criminal sentencing laws. (1 reader comment)
Category: Lobbying
Fri., May 20, 2016
Burson-Marsteller Aids Russia Amid Olympic Scandal
By Editorial Staff
 
Russian athleteBurson-Marsteller Europe is advising Russia as the country faces allegations of state-sponsored doping and potential bans of its athletes from the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
Category: Crisis Communications

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