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Spunky Libraries Host 'Hot' Topics (But Not in Hamptons)
By Jack O'Dwyer

alaSpunky libraries, spurred by the American Library Assn., are hosting public discussions of topics such as the Muslim culture. Hampton libraries are ducking such a role so far.

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Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Koenig to Drive Porsche PR
By Greg Hazley
christian koenigChristian Koenig, former head of corporate affairs for German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp in North America, will roll to Porsche Cars NA next month as VP of PR.
Category: Corporate Communications
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Ketchum, Tourism Australia Top Adrian Awards
By Greg Hazley
adrianKetchum and client Tourism Australia took home PR "Best in Show" honors at the annual Adrian Awards of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Feb. 23 in New York.
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PR Links of the Day - 2-27-2015
By Greg Hazley
Social Lessons from Social Media Week NY (E. Levit)
Politics Social media fail of the day: CPAC hastag gets hijacked(DW) 
Tools 5 tools to fuel your company's PR machine (D. Gerzof-Richard) 
PR It's time PR agencies got better at the their own publicity (Anonymous) 
Local Pious PR: Sam Singer enters the Holy War (SF Weekly) 
Viral PR firm takes blame for Mark McGrath death hoax (SF Examiner)
Viral Roman Originals courts media storm with #thedress(Drapers) 
Case Study How Bissell got moms talking (Adweek) 
Travel 5 tips for creating events that wow media, travel agents and planners (K. Barnes) 
Marketing On Millennial FOMO and how brands can be aces in a valley of jokers (S. Dubow) 
Int'l A partial accounting of the damage Netanyahu is doing to Israel (Atlantic)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
CHR Continues PR Shopping Spree, Nabs AirPR Marketplace
By Greg Hazley
marketplaceNew York-based marketing holding company The CHR Group has inked its fourth PR acquisition in the past year, snapping up the software-driven PR marketplace of AirPR that connects early stage companies and small businesses with PR counsel.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Bonjean Supports Schock
By Kevin McCauley
bonjeanRepublican communications veteran Ron Bonjean is supporting Congressman Aaron Schock who faces questions surrounding his use of campaign/taxpayer funds for travel and entertainment expenses.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Zuckerman Puts Daily News on Auction Block
By Kevin McCauley
nydnMort Zuckerman, who bought the New York Daily News in 1993, is considering the sale of the paper.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
NY Financial Writers Elect Burne, Move 'Follies'
By Jack O'Dwyer
katy burneU.K. J grad who reports for the Wall Street Journal is 2015 president of the New York Financial Writers Assn., which, after many years, is switching its "Follies" show from the Marriott Marquis to the Hilton.
Category: Media News
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Maryland 529 Plans Review PR Investment
By Greg Hazley
marylandMaryland is reviewing its PR and community outreach account for its $4B college savings plans.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Currency 'Headwinds' Cut Gains at PR Newswire in 2014
By Greg Hazley
ubmPR Newswire's 2014 revenue declined three percent to $302.1M, mostly due to currency effects, as underlying growth actually ticked up 3%.
Category: PR Services
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Ex-White House Spokesman Joins Amazon
By Kevin McCauley
jay carneyFormer White House spokesman Jay Carney has joined Amazon to head its newly former global corporate affairs department.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Edelman Backs Oilman McClendon, AEP in Chesapeake Suit
By Greg Hazley
aubrey mcclendonEdelman is mounting a PR defense for American Energy Partners and its founder Aubrey McClendon after McClendon's former company, oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy, sued AEP and the well-known oilman for allegedly stealing trade secrets.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 2-26-2015
By Greg Hazley
Corporate Brand Awareness, not Big Data, will save corporate comms. (M. Rouault) 
Healthcare Dr. Google may not be the best way to get info on hospitals (Wash Post) 
Healthcare Shire, maker of binge-eating drug, first marketed the disease (NY Times) 
Stats Why can't PR people do math? (D. Kellogg) 
Media Murky financial arrangements are rife in PR-journalism (G. Feller) 
Astroturf The PR firm behind the group bashing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Mother Jones) 
Brands How ill you measure the name of your company? (C. Wolverton) 
Media For O'Reilly and Fox, a symbiotic relationship (NY Times) 
Infographic 5 cases of PR done right (GWU) 
PR 101 6 reasons why journalists reject your pitch (T. Dankowski) 
Event Brunswick's Lipin to speak at Univ. of Montana(Missoulian)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Publicis Makes Epic PR Acquisition
By Greg Hazley
msl groupPublicis Groupe has acquired South Africa's Epic Communications, a 50-staffer PR firm to be folded into MSLGroup.
Category: International
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Media: Dori Maynard Dies; Sony Replaces Pascal; ESPN Suspends Olbermann
By Kevin McCauley
dori maynardNewsroom diversity champion Dori Maynard dies; Sony replaces Pascal at embattled entertainment unit; ESPN Suspends Olbermann for Twitter rant...
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
FCC Passes 'Net Neutrality
By Kevin McCauley

fccThe Federal Communications Commission today passed 'net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote.

Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Ollison Rushes to Saints
By Kevin McCauley
fitz ollisonThe New Orleans Saints have named Fitz Ollison senior director of communications at the National Football League club.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
DKC Launches Ad Agency
By Kevin McCauley
DKC Public Relations has established BR&, advertising and branding unit, to provide clients a '360-degree approach to communications solutions.'
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Morgan Stanley 'Hunger Games' Parody is PR Disaster
By Greg Hazley

morgan stanleyA leaked, internal Morgan Stanley video spoof of the "Hunger Games" has surfaced as a PR black eye mocking cutbacks at the investment bank. 

Category: PR Videos
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