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Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Turkish Air Seeks PR Pilot
By Kevin McCauley
turkishTurkish Air, which flies to Boston, New York, D.C. Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco (coming on line in April) US gateway cities, is looking for a PR partner to generate awareness.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Blog: Three Cheers for UC Berkeley's Decision to Support Free Speech
By Kevin McCauley
Bill MaherThree cheers for UC Berkeley's adminstration, which overturned the decision of its overly-sensitive students to drop Bill Maher as speaker because they object his views.
Category: Crisis Communications
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Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-31-2014
By Greg Hazley
Crisis In-depth profile of SF PR counselor Sam Singer (RI Confidential) 
Hardball PR guru advises fracking advocates to win ugly by discrediting foes (Bloomberg) 
Int'l Pakistan Int'l Airlines seeks PR firm ahead of privatization(The News) 
Sports ChangeThatMascot creates most persuasive spot yet (for the NFL to ignore) (PRNewser) 
Social Responsive Brand: Chevrolet's "technology and stuff" (D. Armano) 
Crisis Communicate a cybersecurity breach online (Edelman Digital) 
Corporate Tim Cook's gay declaration needs a whole lot more CEO support (The Street) 
Crisis Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test (NBC News)
Category: PR Links
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Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
PR Firm, Publicist Split with Embattled Canadian Radio Host
By Greg Hazley
jian ghomeshiThe PR firm aiding disgraced Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi has split with the client amid allegations that he assaulted several women, including a prominent Canadian actor and an author.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
McShane Adds Beauty, Fashion Buzz to Coyne
By Kevin McCauley
Kate Barbera-McShane, a 12-year veteran of Ann Inc.'s LOFT and Edelman, has joined Coyne PR's beauty & fashion practice.
Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Utah Slates Business PR Pitch
By Greg Hazley
utahUtah has kicked off an agency search to pitch the state as a destination for business.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
WPP PR Units Slip in 'Slower' Q3
By Greg Hazley
wppWPP's PR and public affairs units posted "slower" third quarter 2014 revenue of $342M, a 6.4 decline.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
MDC Grows 13.2%, Narrows Loss
By Kevin McCauley
mdcMDC Partners recorded a solid 13.2 percent hike in Q3 revenues to $327M, while net loss tumbled from $19.3M to $3.2M. Organic growth advanced a solid 8.2 percent.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Seitel: Christie & Ebola - A PR Disaster
By Fraser Seitel
fraser seitelNo matter how hard New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tries, he can't help enveloping himself in one public relations nightmare after another.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NJ Musters PR Search to Burnish Military Bases
By Greg Hazley
picatinnyNew Jersey, which lost a key military base in the Pentagon's last round of closures, has begun an agency search to foster support and "safeguard" five military installations as the Department of Defense pushes for a new round of realignments or closures.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
FTI Communications Revenue Climbs 7.5% in Q3
By Greg Hazley
FTI Consulting reported strategic communications revenue rose 7.5% to $46.6M in the third quarter 2014 on increased assignments in North America and Asia Pacific.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Mechanic Shortage Grounds Air Force
By Joe Honick
joe honickAir Force's limited ISIS campaign is undermined by two terribly costly wars, overruns, waste and inefficiencies. How would US respond to a broader conflict with a worthy adversary?
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NYT Co. Shaves Loss
By Kevin McCauley
The New York Times Co. today reported a $12.4M Q3 net loss, down 48.8 percent from last year's $24.2M deficit. Revenues inched ahead 0.8 percent to $364.7M.
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Al Jazeera to Air 'The Day Israel Attacked America’ Amid US Tensions
By Greg Hazley
libertyAmid tensions between the Obama administration and Israel, Al Jazeera America is scheduled to air on Oct. 31 "The Day Israel Attacked America," an hour-long documentary about the controversial 1967 Israeli Army attack on the US Navy vessel Liberty during the Six-Day War.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-30-2014
By Greg Hazley
Media Why PR should treat Facebook like a media property (L. Hoffman) 
Forecast Getting first dibs on the future of PR and media (W. Marx) 
Tech Yik Yak, what the hell is that? (D. Tarp) 
Social Chevy guy steals show on social media after World Series trophy presentation (NYDN) 
Book Tour Stepping inside the world of cars and crisis PR(Fortune) 
In Memorium Passing of great PR man Frank Mankiewicz (J. Ross) 
PR 101 6 easy ways to get local news to cover your story - and why it's important (C. Scott) 
Ads Victoria's Secret 'perfect body' ads draw criticism (NYDN) 
Media Pew study on political polarization in media itself is polarizing (G. Matusky) 
Release Red Cross responds to Pro Publica piece (RC) 
Int'l SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank settlement(Guardian)
Travel How to pitch: Jen Murphy, deputy editor AFAR (DCI) 
Measurement Advanced analytics: position, velocity, acceleration(C. Penn) 
Crisis Future of PR and social media (S. Stevens) 
Brands The rise of predictive scanning: PR isn't dead, it's poised for a comeback (N. Yelamanchili) 
Events 50+ events for professionals in PR to mobile development(Mashable)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
UNC Bills $782K at Edelman Amid Scandal
By Greg Hazley
uncThe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's PR has racked up a $782K tab with Edelman, reports the News & Observer.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-29-2014
By Greg Hazley
Reputation The Red Cross' secret disaster (ProPublica) 
IR How to win a proxy fight (IR Mag) 
Comeback Monica Lewinsky hires PR muscle (Buzzfeed) 
Food/Bev Tracking John Oliver's #ShowUsYourPeanuts campaign(LostRemote) 
Corporate Colorful CEO lifts T-Mobile's reputation, customer base(LA Times) 
Careers What to do after a bad performance review (HBR) Infographic The optimal length for every social media udpate (K. Lee) 
Ebola Let's keep politics and TV ratings out of it (B. Pierce) 
Ebola Repairing the breach in public confidence in healthcare (D. Moore) 
Seasonal The best Halloween costumes for PR pros (Muckrack) 
Category: PR Links
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Blog: Why is Resurgent Big Business So Grumpy?
By Kevin McCauley
Though Big Business is on a financial roll, the private sector remains down on politics and President Obama, who helped bring about the corporate resugence.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Media: Guardian Goes Native, Newshour Joins with The Atlantic, more...
By Kevin McCauley
Guardian goes native; Warren exits NYT Co; Newshour joins forces with The Atlantic; NPR Pairs environmental staff; Twitter's revenues, losses soar...
Category: Media News
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