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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 22, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

Commentary

PR May Be Casualty of Trump's War on Facts

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Melania JacketPR people should be very alarmed at the torrent of lies and deceit that are at the heart of Donald Trump's war on facts.

The Perils of Hiring NY Editors to Oversee the LA Times

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanThe new L.A. Times owner announced that he’s appointed a veteran New York journalist to oversee the publication and restore its former glory. That move could prove to be a mistake.


Special Issue

O'Dwyer's to Celebrate 50th in July

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary - 1968 to 2018 We're celebrating our 50th anniversary with a commemorative issue of our July magazine.

Sponsors are invited to tell their own story of how they've seen the PR/media landscape change.

I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to contribute or are interested in discussing coverage of any particular topics.

Deadline for materials is Fri., June 22nd.

John O'Dwyer
john@odwyerpr.com


Awards & Events

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

KekstKekst takes "M&A PR Firm of the Year" honor from The Deal... Crosby Marketing Communications named to Washington Post's "Top Workplaces" list for second year in row... Gutenberg grabs PA gold in PR Awards Asia competition.

Ogilvy Makes Rounds for Blockaded Qatar

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

QatarOgilvy Government Relations is providing outreach and engagement with key Washington policymakers for Qatar, which has been under an economic and political boycott by neighboring Arab states for more than a year.

Graydon Carter Gets Back in Media Game

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Graydon CarterGraydon Carter, who stepped down last year as editor of Vanity Fair after a 25-year run, plans to launch his own media venture.

Sorrell Denies Visiting Prostitute

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellExtracted WPP CEO Martin Sorrell today denied visiting a prostitute and paying her with corporate funds, during an interview at the Cannes Lions festival.

Laidlaw Lands Allison+Partners Crisis Post

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Barbara LaidlawBarbara Laidlaw, a former Burson-Marsteller, Edelman and FleishmanHillard executive, has joined Allison+Partners, where she’ll be responsible for overseeing growth of the agency’s global issues management operations.

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Jun. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer, Fox contributor & Pulitizer Prize winner, dies at 68... AARP The Magazine remains on top of the consumer mag 'must-read' list... Newsweek news director Cristina Silva exits... Dick Delson, entertainment publicist who worked for  Sylvester Stallone and Walter Matthau, dies at 81.

PRSA Members Target Ethics Reforms

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Susan HartTwo long-standing PRSA members have introduced what they say is the first in a series of five bylaw amendments that call for reforms in the organization’s ethics, governance, organizational transparency and nonpartisanship. (2 reader comments)

Sorrell Slams "Leak" From Very Top of WPP

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellExtracted WPP CEO Martin Sorrell slammed a leak from “the very top of the company” about the probe into his alleged personal misconduct during an event today at the Cannes Lions festival. (2 reader comment)

Commentary

What a Great Man, Our President Is!

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump's Duluth rally last night was just the latest example of the president's almost pathological narcissism that should concern supporters and opponents alike. (4 reader comments)

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

San DiegoBrandman Agency books InterContinental San Diego... CooperKatz & Co. picks up INSIGHTEC, Pager and WAHVE Accounting... Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications reps newly established Qunitana Roo Tourism Board.

Intel CEO Krzanich Resigns Over Past Affair with Staffer

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian KrzanichIntel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over a past consensual affair with a staffer, a violation of the electionics giant's non-fraternization policy that applies to all managers. (3 reader comments)

CNBC, CNN Vet Frayter Joins RF|Binder

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karina FrayterKarina Frayter, most recently a field producer at CNBC Business News, has joined RF|Binder as managing director to drive media relations at the New York-based independent shop.

People on the Move

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kate ThreewittsG&S Business Communications promotes Kate Threewitts to senior VP, Josh Laster to VP... Apron Food PR names Dr. Jennifer Garrett, Dr. Cathy Kapica and Jill Saletta to board of advisors... Rogers & Cowan promotes Cara Hutchison to VP.

A Shift in Storytelling

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

By Julie Freeman and Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman & Julie FreemanHow emerging consumer trends, habits and preferences are impacting today’s travel and hospitality marketing world.

Report Slams NY Repís Ties to GOP-Linked Lobbyists

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Joe CrowleyThe Intercept issued a scorching report detailing how Republican-linked BGR Group is hosting a fundraising event for long-time Democratic incumbent and “progressive” candidate Joseph Crowley. (1 reader comment)

USTA Appoints BHFS to Boost Brand USA

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

US Travel AssociationThe U.S. Travel Association has inked a pact with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to lobbying on Capitol Hill on issues related to Brand USA, the campaign that promotes overseas tourism to the U.S.

Player's Personal Brand Plays Role in NBA Draft

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mark CubanTeams in tomorrow's NBA draft will assess a player's brand as well as athletic ability in making their player selections, according to Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner and media fixture.