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Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Omnicom PR Units Rise 3.3% in Q3
By Greg Hazley
omnicomOmnicom reported 3.3% growth across its PR operations in the thid quarter 2014 on revenue of $343.3M. Overall net income jumped 24.4% to $243.8M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Blog: PR Business Needs More Balls
By Kevin McCauley

fred cookThe PR business needs more balls, said Golin CEO Fred Cook today in summing up his presentation at a Communications Week session presented by PRSA Tri-State at the Yale Club in New York.

Category: Professional Development
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Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Ex-Congressman Does Deloitte
By Kevin McCauley
edolphus townsFormer Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns is advising Deloitte Consulting on financial services and employment matters.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
FH Alum Joins MWW
By Kevin McCauley
nicole schoenbergNicole Schoenberg, who was senior VP at FleishmanHillard, has shifted to MWW for the same title in its corporate reputation practice in its New York outpost.
Category: Corporate Communications
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Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Crisis How to survive a scandal (Mother Jones) 
Media Ten noteworthy moments in US investigative journalism(Brookings) 
PR 101 Why you must be unfaithful in PR (PRM) 
Controversy Protests greet Met Opera's premiere of 'Klinghoffer'(NY Times) 
PR 101 5 ways to generate media coverage with no news (Muck Rack) 
Crisis Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed from Toys R Us (CNN) 
Pundits Not one single MLB expert predicted Royals-Giants World Series (Deadspin) 
Media TV broadcasters should worry about shift Omnicom just described (BI) 
Media CNN questions Ebola 'messaging' (E. Wemple) 
RFP NC A&T Univ enrollment comms. campaign (PDF) 
RFP No. Illinois Univ. PR in Chicago area (link)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Fahlgren Saddles Up The Cowboy State
By Greg Hazley
wyomingWyoming's Office of Tourism has put Columbus, Ohio-based Fahlgren Mortine in the PR saddle.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Univ Seeks PR Plan to Burnish Science Program
By Greg Hazley
iconsTwenty-eight-thousand-student university looks for a PR firm to burnish the corporate image of its selective scientific academic program to attract sponsors and internship/job opportunities. 
Category: RFPs
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Ebola Drug Developer Hires Squire Patton Boggs
By Kevin McCauley
hemispherHemispherx Biopharma has hired Squire Patton Boggs as its global government relations firm to pursue African distribution opportunities for its two Ebola drugs.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Empire State Reviews PR for 'I Love New York'
By Greg Hazley
i love nyNew York's economic development agency has kicked off a review of PR for its "I Love New York" campaign, a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged $60M for the iconic marketing push.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Trends PR's creative expansion (D. Tisch) 
Clients A special post to help agency pros decode 11 client phrases (L. Hoffman) 
Survey Texas, Florida, Georga, No. Carolina viewed as best for biz (DCI) 
Spin Crisis Pros: Ebola czar' Klain's experience makes him right for the post (NYDN) 
CSR Taking aim at pink washing (R. Strong) 
Crisis Dallas Ebola victims' families speak out (Huff Post) 
Corporate Contentious FedEx fight is a PR albatross (R. Torossian) 
Services Hacking the brief: A new service for brands and agencies (J. Bell) \
Crisis Be careful what you ask (P. Gillott) 
Brands Is the value exchange between brands and consumers a myth? (D. Armano)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
CBS Outdoor Rebrands
By Kevin McCauley
outfrontCBS Outdoor Americas today announced it will rebrand as Outfront Media as part of its of the transformation of the New York-based out-of-home media company.
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
ABC News SVP of Comms to Exit
By Greg Hazley
jeff schneiderJeffrey Schneider, senior VP and longtime spokesman for ABC News, is leaving to start his own PR shop, Schneider Global Strategy.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Are Healthcare PR Pros Patient-Centric Enough?
By Peter Matheson Gay
peter gayHeathcare communicators need to make necessary changes to bridge the gap between pharma and increasingly proactive patients seeking information about disease and treatment.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Trade Orgs Withhold Finances, Pay Staffs Well
By Jack O'Dwyer

irs 990Trade organizations, including PRSA and NAPL (the printing org whose CEO Joseph Truncale will join the Society as CEO on Jan. 12, 2015), are poor and late financial reporters. Top staffers make far more than most members.

Category: Associations
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Noble Energy Taps FTI as Tension Mounts in Mediterranean
By Kevin McCauley
nobleNoble Energy, which has major holdings offshore Cyprus, hires FTI Consulting as Turkey stakes claim in the region.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Media Strike Fear
By Kevin Foley
Kevin FoleyWhen did America -- the greatest, richest, most militarily powerful nation mankind has ever known -- start quaking in our boots over a bunch of psychopaths dressed in black who butcher their helpless victims in the back of beyond?
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Army Mulls Strategic Comms for Transition Program
By Greg Hazley
wtcThe US Army's Warrior Transition Command is mulling plans to enlist outside strategic communications support for its Warrior Care and Transition Program, encompassing units located at major military treatment facilities that treat and advise wounded and ill soldiers through the rehabilitation and medical care process.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
PR and communications jobs lilstings from this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-17-2014
By Greg Hazley
Brands Should the NFL abandon pink? (S. Dietze) 
Social Inside Pinterest: The coming ad colossus that could dwarf Twitter and Facebook (Forbes) 
Careers Why 'I hate math' is a PR pro's sentence (E. Valentine)
PR Spin doctors' not PR professionals (T. Henley) 
Corporate As activist investors gain strength, boards surrender demands (NY Times) 
PR 101 Picture perfect placement (S. Bustamante) 
Int'l How Russia's regions lag behind PR in Moscow by 10 years(Lewis) 
Int'l Why Myanmar is a marketer's dream and nightmare (MI)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Harper Trades Cleveland for Denver Schools PR Post
By Greg Hazley
maureen harperMaureen Harper, chief of communications for the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, is moving to the Denver Public Schools as chief communications officer.
Category: Public Affairs
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