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Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Land Ends at AOL
By Kevin McCauley
 
Peter LandPeter Land is gone as senior VP-communications at AOL in a continuing shuffle of its PR ranks under CEO Tim Armstrong.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Happy Earth Day From Nuclear Energy's PR Unit
By Kevin McCauley
 
brownerNuclear Matters, which advocates on behalf of nuclear energy, today announced that Carol Browner is joining its leadership council.
Category: Environmental PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
SardVerb, Rubenstein Front Raid on Allergan
By Kevin McCauley
 
botoxSard Verbinnen & Co and Rubenstein Assocs. handle the ground-breaking $46B hostile takeover of Allergan, which is noted for Botox.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
MWW Plugs In Zeno's Mulloy for SF
By Greg Hazley
 
mulloyMolly Mulloy, consumer tech lead for Zeno Group in Los Angeles, has returned to San Francisco with MWW to serve as GM of the office and co-head the independent firm's western region tech practice.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
DCI Bags Chile Tourism
By Kevin McCauley
 
chileDevelopment Counsellors International is the new agency of record for Chile Tourism for here and Canada with a $615K two-year contract
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
IPG Slashes Q1 Loss to $22M as PR Group Shows 'Double-Digit' Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
interpublicInterpublic today announced a $22.4M first-quarter loss, which was down from the $58.5M year ago deficit.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Omnicom PR Units Tick Up 1.2% in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
omnicomOmnicom reported first quarter 2014 PR revenues grew 1.2% to $325.4M on an organic basis, outpaced by advertising (+4.9%, $1.7B) and customer relationship management (+4.2%, $1.2B).
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Obama Punts Once Again on Keystone Pipeline
By Kevin McCauley
 
tar sandsPresident Obama on April 18 punted once again on whether to kill or permit construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline scheme from TransCanada.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Internal Interpublic joins ranks of publishers (NY Times) 
Tech The biggest buzzwords, defined for normal people(Lifehacker) 
PR 101 Five tips to spring clean your PR closet (D. Cumpston) 
Media Can the KKK rebrand? (CNN) 
Internships How to get the most out of your PR internship (E. Friedman) 
Crisis PR firm averts crisis when '60 Minutes' story looms (Dallas News)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Grayling Defends British Airways
By Kevin McCauley
 
british airwaysGrayling has staved off a challenge to its hold on British Airways business, which covers the UK’s flagship carrier’s operations in nearly 40 European and Asian markets.
Category: International
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Cornerstone Pushes for LNG Exports
By Kevin McCauley
 
lngCornerstone Public Affairs is pushing for the U.S. to free up natural gas exports to Europe, which would enable the continent to reduce its reliance on energy exports from Russia.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
PR Profanity Standards
By Fraser Seitel
 
seitelYou don't need to see the latest tweet from US Airways to recognize that over the past decade, standards throughout society have not only been diminished, they’ve been demolished. So what should be the marker – in speech and writing – to which public relations professionals are held?
Category: PR School
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Bankrupt Law Firm Trustee Goes After PR Payments
By Greg Hazley
 
sitrickThe liquidation trustee for the bankrupt global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has sued to recover more than $205K paid to crisis PR firm Sitrick Brincko Group.
Category: Professional Services PR
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Law Dean Asked to Review PRSA vs. O'Dwyer Actions
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Martin KatzDean Martin Katz of the University of Denver Law School, of which PRSA VP-PR Stephanie Cegielski is a 2006 grad, has been asked to study the legal moves of the Society vs. the O’Dwyer Co.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Weinstein, Dolan Reportedly Back Entertainment PR Venture
By Greg Hazley
 
Leslie Sloane, the veteran Hollywood publicist leaving entertainment PR powerhouse BWR, has the backing of production titan Harvey Weinstein and MSG/Cablevision chief James Dolan to start a new firm, entertainment press are reporting.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
Jobs listings from around the PR industry posted this week...
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Big Picture An industry in trouble? How the PR industry can gain relevance again (A. Lark)
Tools Selfies are here to stay, so how can brands leverage them? (Z. Burrus)
Tactics 7 tips for the perfect byline (R. Morton)
Politics Democratic DC flacks tour NY news outlets (CapitalNY)
PR Montana governor's media guy really knows how to hurt a newspaper (J. Romenesko)
No Should you quit your marketing or PR job in 2014? (M. Clayman)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Snowden Falls from Info Hero to Putin's Stooge
By Kevin McCauley
 
Edward SnowdenSome Americans view Edward Snowden as a heroic information warrior who exposed abuses of the National Security Agency, while others say he’s a criminal responsible for putting the lives of many U.S. operatives in jeopardy.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
National Newspapers Will Survive--Kinsley
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Michael KinsleyPolitical writer Michael Kinsley, in a debut column in Vanity Fair, says most local newspapers are not “very good” and that national newspapers like New York Times and USA Today, which “everyone can read,” will survive.

 
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Labour Unleashes Obama's Attack Dog
By Kevin McCauley
 
david axelrodThe UK's Labour Party has given political operative David Axelrod a six-figure contract to help its leader Ed Milliband become prime minister in 2015. 
Category: International
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