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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
US 'Boots to Business' Push for Vets Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
bootsThe US Small Business Administration is in the midst of an agency search to guide marketing and outreach for the Boots to Business Program, a new initiative to help military veterans become entrepreneurs.
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By Greg Hazley
texasThe Lone Star State is on the hunt for PR agency help to lure Chinese tourists.
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Stumbling Hertz Shores Up PR as Shareholders Beckon
By Greg Hazley
hertzRent-a-car institution Hertz has moved to calm shareholders as activists swirl amid a review and restatement of financial results and a profit warning.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Global Communicators Lines Up Junkets to Japan
By Kevin McCauley
japanGlobal Communicators is courting U.S. and Canadian journalists for trips to Japan as part of the country's foreign press visitation program.
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-28-2014
By Greg Hazley
PR 101 Five fast steps for reversing a social media PR crisis (T. Gable) 
Careers Tips for acing your next PR interview (A. Cicero) 
Obit Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers PR chief Ed Kiely(@PittsburghPG) 
Narratives Brand stories shouldn't always end with 'happily ever after' (J. Reynolds) 
Global 5 keys to global influencer analysis (B. Watts) 
Viral When the Ice Bucket Challenge becomes a promotional moment (NY times) 
Social 5 ways journalists actually use Twitter to source stories (Muck Rack)
Tools Twitter now shows you exactly how many people see your tweets - and it's mesmerizing (@businessinsider) 
Sports Credibility at stake for university-run media in USC situation (LA Times) 
PA Police lobby fights to keep gear (The Hill)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
CU Business School Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
univ of coloradoThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business is seeking communications counsel as follows a blueprint to "emerge back on the national agenda as a highly rates and well-recognized business school."
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Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
FTI, Kekst in $1.4B Sale of Berlin Packaging
By Greg Hazley
berlinFTI Consulting is guiding communications for Bahrain's Investcorp in its $1.43B sale of Chicago-based Berlin Packaging to private equity firm Oak Hill Capital.
Category: M&A
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Torossian: End-of-Summer Epiphanies
By Ronn Torossian
NYPDOn NYPD nay-sayers, Derek Jeter's farewell tour and Lindsay's Lohan's 'Grand Theft' Auto suit...
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
PRSA APRs Throw Bone to Non-APRs
By Jack ODwyer

APRPRSA's all-accredited leadership, responding to complaints against the APR monopoly on national offices since 1975, may allow two non-APRs on board of 17.

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Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Clinton Spokesmen Were Top Dodgers Among Press Secretaries
By Greg Hazley
buzzfeedClinton administration spokesmen, led by White House staffer turned TV host George Stephanopoulos, were the top dodgers among White House press secretaries over the past 21 years, according to an analysis by Buzzfeed.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
New Orleans Seeks Social Media AOR
By Greg Hazley
new orleansNew Orleans' tourism marketing organization wants to hear from firms to promote the city via social media on a six-figure contract.
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Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Blog: GOP's Total War on Federal PR Spending
By Kevin McCauley
Republicans oppose all government PR spending because they would rather kill federal agencies than make them more efficient through PA to improve morale and taxpayer outreach
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Journos, PR Need to Talk to Each Other
By Jack ODwyer

laborBureau of Labor stats showing PR’s outnumber journos by a 4.7/1 ratio (205,530/43,630) and New York Times complaint about the “harsh environment” reporters face suggests it’s time for J’s and PR’s to talk to each other.

Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Bott Bolts to MWW
By Kevin McCauley
nicole bottNicole Bott, who was senior manager/client relationships at Peppercomm, is now at MWW in the corporate communications practice in its New York outpost.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-27-2014
By Greg Hazley

Image McDonald's faces Millennial challenge, loses luster with youth (WSJ)
Gov't The gov't is getting into the fact-checking business (The Week)
Mideast 'You're next,' Israeli PR campaign warns west (Israel Today)
Politics Rick Perry was winning the PR war, then he went and did this (Wash Post)
Careers How important is industry experience? (T. Leffler)
Crisis Discovery yanks hit show 'Sons of Guns' as star faces child rape charges (TMZ)
Washington Are American Jews turning on AIPAC? (New Yorker)
Crisis Widespread outage strikes Time Warner Cable (USAT)
PA House probes Labor Dept. PR spending (Wash Post)
Crisis In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust (AP)
Food/Bev Top 3 reasons you drink what you drink (R. Polster)
Crisis Spanish retailer yanks kids shirts that look like Holocaust uniforms (Gawker)
Tech Twitter CEO: Snapchat at $10B 'not absurd' (Marketwatch)
Mideast Not just Gaza: Netanyahu's image needs rebuilding, too (Haaretz)

Category: PR Links
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Rwanda Eyes Winning Strategy in DC
By Kevin McCauley
paul kagameRwanda Development Board has hired Winning Strategies Washington for a $180K one-year  campaign to engage DC officials
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Satire Site 'Sorry' for Reporting Bell Pottinger Reps ISIS
By Greg Hazley
ISISA satirical Middle East website has issued a tongue-in-cheek apology to Bell Pottinger for an article that claimed the UK PR giant had taken on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a client.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Foley: Perry to Taste Texas Justice
By Kevin Foley
rick perryDespite his legal and PR push to the contrary, will Texas' liberal Travis County send Gov. Rick Perry to prison?
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Alibaba Fortifies PR Ranks, Adds Ex-NY Times, Visa Execs
By Greg Hazley
alibabaChinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, slating a large post-Labor Day initial public offering, has fortified its global communications ranks with a trio of execs, including former New York Times and Wall Street Journal PR chief Bob Christie.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
'Mock Tribunal of PR' by PRSA/NY Mocks Itself By Barring Press
By Jack ODwyer

mock tribunalThe "Mock Tribunal of PR" of PRSA/New York Sept. 8 mocks its own self by barring reporters from the event.

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