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Freud Puts Heat on Huntsworth's Chadlington
By Kevin McCauley
 

freudFreud Communications founder Matthew Freud has acquired a three percent stake in UK-based Huntsworth for $6M.

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thermosFood and beverage container maker Thermos relied on PR and creative support from Spong as it shipped hot coffee to contest winners and journalists in what The Atlantic dubbed an "extraordinary PR stunt."
Category: Food & Beverage PR
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Giants Pass PR Duties to Rush
By Kevin McCauley
 
giantsThe New York Giants football team has named Corry Rush PR director effective Aug. 8, while DeAndre Phillips is upped to the communications director position.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
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jeff morganJeffrey Morgan, president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute, Alexandria, Va., since 2007, is moving to the Club Managers Asociation of America, Alexandria, Oct. 12 as CEO.
Category: Associations
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
GA Criminal Justice Fund Re-Ups Golin
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cjccGeorgia's compensation fund for victims of violent crimes has awarded Golin a one-year, $200K PR pact.

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Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Sard Verbinnen Puts Stock in NYSE Alum Rendine
By Greg Hazley
 
robert rendineBob Rendine, who led global corporate communications for NYSE Euronext through its 2013 acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange, is slated to join Sard Verbinnen & Co in September.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Maine Lottery Ad, PR Account in Review
By Greg Hazley
 
lotteryThe State of Maine has launched a review of the seven-figure Maine Lottery integrated marketing account with an RFP process to handle advertising, PR and marketing.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Blog: Gaza Bloodbath Shines PR Light on UN Refugees
By Kevin McCauley
 
A bright PR spotlight on the bulging refugee camps of the Palestinians is one unexpected outcome of the latest bloodbath is Gaza. Israel's shelling of a United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians on Wednesday turned on that beacon. It was the second attack on a UN facility.
Category: PR Commentary
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 7-31-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Tech You should make a video game (B. Perry) 
Apologies How to give a meaningful brand apology (E. Friedman) 
PA Who tweets on behalf of members of Congress? (KSC)
Content Produce content marketing that people care about (P. Sheahan) 
Social FDA, tweeting and Twitter (M. Senak) 
Metrics Marketing metrics 101: Five simple steps (J. Licko) 
Higher Ed Ed Bernays and the college named after him (PRC)
Clients Applying Pokeman to PR (Barokas) 
B2B When B2B Tech Memes Go Bad (M. McClennan)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
End of an Era at EW Scripps Co
By Kevin McCauley
 
commercial appealVenerable newspaper company E.W. Scripps Co. is exiting the print business after 135 years to focus on TV, radio, digital properties.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Islamic Relief Reaches for Keller McIntyre
By Kevin McCauley
 

islamic reliefIslamic Relief USA of Alexandria has reached for Keller McIntyre for DC guidance regarding disaster aid, humanitarian crises and foreign assistance in Gaza, Syria.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Geraldo Blasts Hannity's Support of Israel
By Jack ODwyer
 
geraldoFox News host Sean Hannity couldn’t hide his surprise on Wednesday night when his response to comedian Russell Brand's criticism met resistance from one of his own guests in Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
FTI Sees Q2 Gains in Strategic Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
ftiFTI Consulting strategic communications revenues rose 5.4% to $53.3M in the second quarter 2014 on the strength of retainer clients in the EMEA region.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Redskins Hire Burson-Marsteller
By Greg Hazley
 
skinsThe Washington Redskins have brought in Burson-Marsteller as the NFL franchise tackles pressure to change its name.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Allison Acquires Frause
By Kevin McCauley
 
bob frauseAllison + Partners is acquiring Frause to bolster the San Francisco-based firm's presence in Seattle and expand to Portland.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 7-30-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Social Navigating the hashtag minefield (Inc) 
Storytelling How to tell a great story (Harvard Biz) 
Social Lessons in the power of lists to build authority online (D. Hopkins) 
Corporate The world is less global than you think (H. Calthrop-Owen) 
Healthcare Should you Google your symptoms? (R. Newcomer) 
IR How IR became invested in public affairs (A. Crawford) 
Mideast The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points(Salon)
RFP PR & marketing for NY water authority (link)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Aruba Banks on CLS
By Kevin McCauley
 
arubaCLS Strategies is handling Aruba's international communications push to manage the financial reputation of the Dutch-ruled Caribbean island and position it as a "serious partner in business," according to the DC firm's engagement letter.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Global Property Giants Close on Top Comms, Marketing Execs
By Greg Hazley
 
estes, kouriGlobal real estate service rivals DTZ and JLL closed on top marketing and communications executives this week.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Buehler Analyzes Porter Novelli
By Kevin McCauley
 
phil buehlerPorter Novelli has tapped Phil Buehler, former chief strategy officer at Hudson Rouge, to spearhead its analytics push.
Category: PR measurement and analytics
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Daily Newspaper Journos Declined by 1,300, Minorities Show Gains
By Greg Hazley
 
asneThere were about 36,700 full-time daily newspaper journalists at 1,400 US newspapers in 2013, a decline of 1,300 over a year earlier, according to an annual survey by the American Society of News Editors and the Center for Advanced Social Research.
Category: Media News
 
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