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Havas Revenue Ticks Up 2.7% in First Half
By Greg Hazley
 
havasFrance-based ad/PR conglomerate Havas reported first half revenue ticked up 2.7% to $1.14B.  
Category: Marketing Communications
 
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Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
Unethical Practices Mar PRSA 'Ethics Month'
By Jack ODwyer
 

mark mcclennanSeptember is "Ethics Awareness Month" at PR Society of America but undemocratic, anti-media, and anti-informational practices mar the celebration.

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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
US 'Boots to Business' Push for Vets Seeks Agency
By Greg Hazley
 
bootsThe US Small Business Administration is in the midst of an agency search to guide marketing and outreach for the Boots to Business Program, a new initiative to help military veterans become entrepreneurs.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Shockey Scofield Runs Marathon
By Kevin McCauley
 
marathonShockey Scofield Solutions is running Marathon Oil's DC lobbying push for a broad range of key issues.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Time Inc. Names Editors
By Kevin McCauley
 
lewis, lumpHunter Lewis will take the editor job at Time Inc.'s Cooking Light magazine effective Sept. 22. Nathan Lump is the new editor of Travel + Leisure.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-29-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Tools Twitter analytics demystified for PR (S. Waddington)
Tech Uber's biggest danger is its business model, not bad PR(Wired)
Tech Ralph Lauren unviles smart shirts at US Open (Yahoo) 
IR 101 What is investor relations? (C. Penn) 
Video PR 5 tips on video and marketing programs that are often overlooked (J. moran) 
Careers Are PR students ready for a changing industry? (J. Wheeler) 
Sports NFL commissioner admits he was wrong, tightens domestic violence penalties (NY Times) 
Stunts First NYC Denny's will serve $300 breakfast (NYDN) 
Tech iWatch arrives, Apple sets off frenzy with press invites(Forbes) 
Polls Many in poll see Sharpton as 'positive' (WSJ) 
Careers Send the elevator back down for the class of 2018 (R. Schwartz) 
Speaking 5 tips for off-the-cuff speaking (J. Coleman)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Ethics Specialist Hawthorne to PRSA/NY Panel
By Jack ODwyer
 

fran hawthorneFran Hawthorne, author of Ethical Chic—An Investigation of Starbucks, Apple, Trader Joe’s (and others)  has joined the "Mock Tribunal of PR" of PRSA/NY on Sept. 8.

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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Texas Reviews Chinese Tourism PR
By Greg Hazley
 
texasThe Lone Star State is on the hunt for PR agency help to lure Chinese tourists.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Stumbling Hertz Shores Up PR as Shareholders Beckon
By Greg Hazley
 
hertzRent-a-car institution Hertz has moved to calm shareholders as activists swirl amid a review and restatement of financial results and a profit warning.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Global Communicators Lines Up Junkets to Japan
By Kevin McCauley
 
japanGlobal Communicators is courting U.S. and Canadian journalists for trips to Japan as part of the country's foreign press visitation program.
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-28-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
PR 101 Five fast steps for reversing a social media PR crisis (T. Gable) 
Careers Tips for acing your next PR interview (A. Cicero) 
Obit Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers PR chief Ed Kiely(@PittsburghPG) 
Narratives Brand stories shouldn't always end with 'happily ever after' (J. Reynolds) 
Global 5 keys to global influencer analysis (B. Watts) 
Viral When the Ice Bucket Challenge becomes a promotional moment (NY times) 
Social 5 ways journalists actually use Twitter to source stories (Muck Rack)
Tools Twitter now shows you exactly how many people see your tweets - and it's mesmerizing (@businessinsider) 
Sports Credibility at stake for university-run media in USC situation (LA Times) 
PA Police lobby fights to keep gear (The Hill)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
CU Business School Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
 
univ of coloradoThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business is seeking communications counsel as follows a blueprint to "emerge back on the national agenda as a highly rates and well-recognized business school."
Category: RFPs
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
FTI, Kekst in $1.4B Sale of Berlin Packaging
By Greg Hazley
 
berlinFTI Consulting is guiding communications for Bahrain's Investcorp in its $1.43B sale of Chicago-based Berlin Packaging to private equity firm Oak Hill Capital.
Category: M&A
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Torossian: End-of-Summer Epiphanies
By Ronn Torossian
 
NYPDOn NYPD nay-sayers, Derek Jeter's farewell tour and Lindsay's Lohan's 'Grand Theft' Auto suit...
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
PRSA APRs Throw Bone to Non-APRs
By Jack ODwyer
 

APRPRSA's all-accredited leadership, responding to complaints against the APR monopoly on national offices since 1975, may allow two non-APRs on board of 17.

 
Category: PRSA
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Clinton Spokesmen Were Top Dodgers Among Press Secretaries
By Greg Hazley
 
buzzfeedClinton administration spokesmen, led by White House staffer turned TV host George Stephanopoulos, were the top dodgers among White House press secretaries over the past 21 years, according to an analysis by Buzzfeed.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
New Orleans Seeks Social Media AOR
By Greg Hazley
 
new orleansNew Orleans' tourism marketing organization wants to hear from firms to promote the city via social media on a six-figure contract.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Blog: GOP's Total War on Federal PR Spending
By Kevin McCauley
 
Republicans oppose all government PR spending because they would rather kill federal agencies than make them more efficient through PA to improve morale and taxpayer outreach
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Journos, PR Need to Talk to Each Other
By Jack ODwyer
 

laborBureau of Labor stats showing PR’s outnumber journos by a 4.7/1 ratio (205,530/43,630) and New York Times complaint about the “harsh environment” reporters face suggests it’s time for J’s and PR’s to talk to each other.

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