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Cailor Checks Out of Four Seasons for Bermuda
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tiffani cailorTiffani Cailor, an 18-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, has been named director of PR and content development at Bermuda Tourism Authority's outpost in New York.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
Arizona City Seeks a Travel PR Firm
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prescottThe mile-high, temperate city of Prescott, Arizona, has launched a search for a PR firm to attract tourists with its Wild West roots and outdoor recreation.
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suezOgilvy PR is guiding PR for the Aug. 6 unveiling of the new Suez Canal, a key moment for Egypt in the global spotlight.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Newman Quits MSL/NA Prexy Post
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paul newmanPaul Newman, president of Publicis Groupe's MSLGroup operation, quits after a year and half of service and recent corporate revamp.
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FTIFTI Consulting reported strategic communications revenues slid 18.6% to $43.4M in the second quarter as the decline in oil prices cut into energy revenues in the sector.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Obama Gets PR Boost From Climate Change Plan
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaPresident Obama's program to slash carbon emissions leaves much to be desired, despite the PR bounce.
Category: Environmental PR
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Cannabis Group Lights Up Podesta
By Kevin McCauley
 
NCIAThe National Cannabis Industry Assn. has tapped Heather Podesta + Partners to work on its federal priorities including access to banking services and taxation.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
140 Characters of Bearded Crepe by Twitter's Jack Dorsey
By Fraser Seitel
 
seitelCEOs like Twitter interim boss Jack Dorsey must tell the truth about their companies and can never lie. And candor is good. But there is a difference between being candid and being unnecessarily negative.
Category: PR Commentary
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
PR Firms Take Sides in $1.75 Hostile Bid for Depomed
By Greg Hazley
 
depomedDepomed has engaged Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher to bolster its PR defense as it fends off a $1.75B hostile bid from Horizon Pharma.
Category: M&A
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Get It First, Get It Wrong: The New Media Credo
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonGetting it first is now increasingly more important for the media than getting it correct. That’s a problem for most people who don’t have the time to stay on top of the 24/7 news cycle.
Category: PR Commentary
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
'Invisible' Jewish Lechi Sign Ruling Called 'Outrageous'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

whbThe June 30 ruling by Justice Joseph Farneti that proposed Jewish markers on utility poles in Southampton would be “invisible” has been called “outrageous” by Arnold Sheiffer, chairman, Jewish People for the Betterment of Westhampton Beach.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
Chime Falls to WPP
By Kevin McCauley
 
ChimeChime Communications has agreed to a $580M takeover offer from WPP and Providence Equity Partners to obtain the infusion of cash needed to bankroll expansion of the sports—oriented firm.
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
FTI Consulting Works Relativity Media Auction
By Kevin McCauley
 
FTI ConsultingFTI Consulting and Blackstone Group are handling the auction of Relativity Media, film and entertainment company, that declared Chapter 11 on July 30.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
APCO Establishes ER
By Kevin McCauley
 
APCO WorldwideAPCO Worldwide chief Brad Staples has launched APCO ER to provide a team of first PR responders, which it says stand poised for activation within 60 minutes of emergency situation notification.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
PR Links: How P&G Slashed 40% of its Agencies; NY Times Refuses to Publish Clinton Criticism
By John O'Dwyer
 
Marketing: How P&G Slashed 40% of its Agencies (The Drum)
Hillary: NY Times Refuses to Publish Clinton Criticism (Politico)

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Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
Getting More From PR
By Ronn Torossian
 
Ronn TorossianFour ways to deliver PR services that are above and beyond the norm of what the industry considers a baseline of operations.
Category: Social Media
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
Blog: NY Mets Show Power of Social Media to Spread Wrong Info
By Kevin McCauley
 
Wilmer FloresThanks to social media, the New York Mets topped themselves with what the New York Times described as "one of the most bizarre moments in the 2015 baseball season."
Category: Sports
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
Ex-Michele Bachmann Spokesman Joins Koch Bros.
By Kevin McCauley
 
Dave DviokDave Dziok, spokesperson for former Congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, has joined Koch Industries in Washington as communications director.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
WPP Charms Chime
By Kevin McCauley
 
WPP and Providence Equity Partners have joined to launch a $540M bid for UK's Chime Communications, parent of Good Relations, Team Spirit and Harvard PR operations.
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
Ketchum's Sutphen Moves to Golin
By Kevin McCauley
 
Laura SutphenLaura Sutphen, who led Ketchum's sustainable business/social impact group and headed the firm's corporate work in San Francisco, is now at Golin.
Category: CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
 
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