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Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Entertainment Top Hollywood publicist to exit BWR after 17 years(The Wrap) 
Interview Repping tech clients, from Steve Jobs to Infosys: Musings of a PR chief (D. Tennant) 
Tools 5 ways journalists use LinkedIn for research and reporting(C. Cube) 
Content 3 content killers to avoid (A. Sciacchitano) 
Social Outdoor advertising was the original 'tweet' (G. Matthews) 
Crisis FBI spokesman on one (PR) lesson we must learn from the Boston Marathon bombing (J. Peter Donald) 
Rivals Sir Martin Sorrell's view on the future of marketing services(R. Edelman) 
Profile Ruder Finn CEO puts her stamp on family business (CNN) 
Legal When 'liking' a brand online voids the right to sue (NY Times)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Louisiana Eyes Firms for Pitch to Woo Businesses
By Greg Hazley
louisianaLouisiana's economic development engine, which has landed some high-profile industrial and tech business in the past year rom companies like IBM and Lockheed Martin by wielding tax breaks, has launched an agency search to handle strategic marketing and communications to pitch the Pelican State for domestic and international businesses.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Omnicom Chief Wren Hauls in $18M in 2013
By Kevin McCauley
john wrenOmnicom Group CEO John Wren collected $18.1 in 2013 total compensation, showing a healthy 21.7 percent rise during the period in which the ad/PR conglom posted flat revenues and net incomes of $14.6B and $1.1B, respectively.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
PR Pros are Top Targets of Cyber Attacks
By Kevin McCauley
cyberPR people and administrative assistants are top targets of cybercrooks, according to the latest Internet Security Threat Report issued by Symantec, the electronic information protection company in Silicon Valley.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Jimmy Carter to Trumpet Chicago Publicity Club Event
By Kevin McCauley
jimmy carterFormer president Jimmy Carter will keynote the Publicity Club of Chicago's Golden Trumpet Awards ceremony June 4 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
Category: PR Awards
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
NASCAR Expands Teneo as PA Exec Exits
By Greg Hazley
marcus jadotteNASCAR is expanding its relationship with Teneo Strategies as the auto racing juggernaut's VP of public affairs leaves.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Publicis Revenue Growth Improves in Q1
By Greg Hazley
maurice levyPublicis Groupe reported first quarter 2014 revenue climbed 2.2% to around $2.2B, following a rocky fourth quarter.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
PR Is it time to drop the PR moniker? (S. Cody) 
Vid Think parents of PR pros really know what their kids do for a living? (Hunter PR) 
Corporate Court rules that companies can't litigate in secret just to protect reputation (C. Morran) 
Privacy Fear and loathing on the Internet (D. Pinkham) 
Crisis US Airways porno tweet was 'honest mistake,' won't lead to firing (NYDN) 
Diversity Is there one clear pathway for a more diverse PR industry? (N. Fernandez) 
UK Publicist sex trial jury considers verdict (Irish Times) 
Viral 24 people who applied for the world's toughest job (Adweek) 
Auto Show New technology allows you to literally smell the PR BS(Jalopnik) 
Media ABC News, CPI spar over Pulitzer creed (CPI) 
RFP PR consultant for New Orleans French Market (link) 
RFP Public involvement communications (link)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
Myers to Head Warner Bros Global Comms
By Greg Hazley

myersDee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Clinton, is leaving a managing director slot at Glover Park Group to head communications for Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
Forbes, HuffPost on Digital Journalism, PR and Native Ads
By Greg Hazley
gibbs & soellPrint magazines like Forbes don’t have a readership problem, they have an advertising problem, Forbes Media chief revenue officer Mark Howard told Gibbs & Soell's annual "Welcome to the Global Street Fight" event in New York on April 11.
Category: Media News
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
APCO Advocates for Azerbaijan
By Kevin McCauley
azerbaijanAPCO Worldwide has inked a two-month $50K agreement to bolster the image of Azerbaijan, the pro-western former Soviet republic 90 percent Muslim state borders Russia and Iran.
Category: International
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
Tale of the Tape: Pugnacious Putin vs Cautious Obama
By Arthur Solomon
solomonThose of you old enough to remember when prize fighting was a major sport might recall a standard practice of newspapers was to use the “tale of the tape” to measure differences between the fighters.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
PR, Press Must Face Each Other - PRSA's Walton
By Jack O'Dwyer
waltonPR people and editors “really need each other” and it will be a sad day if Twitter, Facebook, etc., completely replace face-to-face and voice-to-voice, said PRSA director Susan Walton.
Category: PR Videos
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
US Chamber in Shanghai Casts PR Net
By Greg Hazley
American ChamberThe American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is on the hunt for local PR help as it plans its 100th anniversary in 2015 to celebrate business ties between the U.S. and China.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Hamlet on the Potomac Diminishes US
By Kevin McCauley

obamaWhile Ukraine sends its ragtag army to retake the east from thinly disguised Russian special forces, Hamlet on the Potomac reviews America’s options on dealing with Vladimir Putin’s land grab.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Sard, Joele Frank in GrafTech Proxy Showdown
By Greg Hazley
graftechGrafTech, a publicly traded Ohio-based graphite and steel producer, and an ousted board member of the company have engaged outside PR counsel as a public clash heads to a proxy battle next month.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Raytheon's Strubhar Flies to Qorvis MSL
By Greg Hazley
keith strubharKeith Strubhar, a corporate and agency PA pro, has left Raytheon for a senior VP post at Qorvis MSLGroup in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Bechtel Rapped for US Ambassador Hire
By Kevin McCauley
christopher dellA top European Union diplomat has rapped engineering/construction giant Bechtel for hiring a U.S. ambassador who lobbied for building a controversial $1B so-called “Patriot Highway” though Kosovo to Albania, according to an article in today’s Guardian.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Colorado Uncorks RFP for Wine Marketing
By Greg Hazley

wineThe trade group for Colorado wine producers has uncorked an RFP to promote the state's growing wine industry to consumers in Colorado and across the country.

Category: RFPs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
PMK-BNC Acquires Spokes, Forms Digital Unit
By Greg Hazley
pmkEntertainment PR and marketing powerhouse PMK-BNC has acquired San Francisco social marketing shop Spokes Labs and formed a digital operation dubbed Vowel.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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