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Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Legendary Lobbyist Boggs Dies at 73
By Kevin McCauley
tommy boggsLegendary lobbyist Tommy Boggs, "who sat for years at the epicenter of Washington legal and political circles as the city’s marquee name in lobbying and political fund-raising," according to the Washington Post, died today at 73,
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Blog: NFL's Shame Is On Us
By Kevin McCauley
nflMedia pundits are howling for the head of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in their quest for a fall guy in the NFL PR crisis surrounding off-the-field violence of "stars" such as Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Sard Mines PR Support for Israel Chemicals in IPO
By Greg Hazley
potashIsrael Chemicals, the $6.3B fertilizer and specialty chemicals producer based in Tel Aviv, is working with Sard Verbinnen & Co as it slates an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-15-2014
By Greg Hazley
Corporate Is your corporate narrative alive or dead? (A. Pedowitz) 
Measurement PR metrics are like apples for pie (C. Penn) 
Comment Enough already, about press releases are dead (D. Reich) 
NFL Goodell has ownership's support as long as sponsors stay(Bloomberg) 
PR Museum to hone image of PR profession (NY Times) 
PR 101 Why do-it-yourself PR is an urban legend (S. Pringle) 
TV Mixed social reactions to 'The View' premiere (LR)
Category: PR Links
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Cision, Vocus Acquire Social Media Analytics Provider Visible
By Greg Hazley
visibleThe combined Vocus and Cision have acquired Visible Technologies, the New York-based social media monitoring and analytics company.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Kekst Handles Potential Sale of No. 2 Newspaper Co.
By Kevin McCauley
dmfKekst and Company is handling the possible sale of Digital First Media Co., the nation's second biggest newspaper company based in circulation.
Category: Media News
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
R&R Partners Aids Victim's Family in Child Uzi Shooting
By Greg Hazley
vacca familyR&R Partners' Phoenix office is providing PR support to the family of Charlie Vacca, the gun range instructor who was shot and killed last month by a 9-year-old girl.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Ethical Test for PRSA: How it Runs Contest for Chair-Elect
By Jack ODwyer

prsaBlake Lewis is opposing Mark McClennan for chair-elect of PRSA -- the first contested election since 2000. The battle of Joann Killeen and Art Stevens generated charges of impropriety.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Uncle Sam Ups Communications Spending
By Kevin McCauley
uncle samThe Small Business Government Communications Network has released its Federal Communications & Creative Services Report, finding that 2013 spending rose 17.2 percent to $1.7B.
Category: Economic Development
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Nicolazzo: Latest NFL 'Violation' Is Manifestation of Systemic Problems
By Richard Nicolazzo

richard nicolazzoIt’s clear that the NFL office poorly managed the Ray Rice case and is suffering fallout from all sides.

Category: Reputation
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
CVS Health Hires Langowski
By Kevin McCauley
mary-langowskiCVS Health has named Mary Langowski executive VP for strategy, policy and market development effective Oct. 14.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
Communications and PR job listings from
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Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-12-2014
By Greg Hazley
PR Fail CNBC writer gets pay-to-play pitch (CNBC) 
History Ex-White House press sec. tweets gripping 9/11 account(Time) 
Monitoring Fox News suffers major legal defeat to TVEyes (HR) 
Trends 3 reasons to kill influencer marketing (HBR) 
Food 3 forthcoming food trends you need to know about (J. Stas) 
List The 50 best PR people in tech in 2014 (BI) 
PA Vikings PA exec's home investigated for arson (KMSP) 
9/11 Here's what brands tweeted right before their 9/11 tributes(Consumerist)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
ICR Advises IPO-bound Industrial Landlord
By Greg Hazley
indcorIndCor Properties, the Blackstone Group-owned indstrial real estate company slated an IPO expected to raise up to $1B, is working with ICR for financial communications.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Transcript, Video of 'Trial of PR' Are Provided
By Jack ODwyer

mock trialA 16-page transcript of the "Trial of PR" staged by PRSA/New York has been purchased by the O’Dwyer Co. for access by readers.

Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Honick: Political Hatred Weakens US
By Joe Honick
joe honickAmerican political leadership fails to find some means to show we all care for the good of the nation more than knocking off political opponents.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Ethical Issues Move Needle for Fashion Consumers
By Adrienne Jordan
O'Dwyer's MagazineSeveral years ago, you could count the number of successful, stylish humanitarian fashion labels on one hand. Now there are dozens, and the concept of placing a human rights campaign at the center of a brand message has gone mainstream.
Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Booz Allen is 'Best in Show' at Thoth Awards
By Greg Hazley

thothBooz Allen Hamilton won Best of Show honors at PRSA/National Capital Chapter's annual Thoth Awards in Arlington.

Category: PR Awards
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Alaska EconDev Authority in PR Search
By Greg Hazley
alaskaAlaska's economic development engine has kicked off an RFP search for PR and communications to support of its efforts to spur industry and infrastructure projects in The Last Frontier.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Blog: Who Was That Guy in the White House?
By Kevin McCauley
obamaWho was that guy in the White House last night? Did you see him? He was a strong, decisive, on-point fellow with a clear action plan to carry the fight to ISIS into Syria and beyond.
Category: PR Commentary
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