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Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Cohen, Kurahashi to Build Communications Function for AXIS Capital
By Editorial Staff
 
axisJoe Cohen, senior VP of communications for snack bar maker KIND Healthy Snacks, has moved to Bermuda-based reinsurance giant AXIS Capital Holdings as chief communications officer, the first to hold that title.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
The Bully Pulpit Isn’t for Bullies
By Joe Honick
 
Joe HonickAmerica presents a platform every four years for worthy political opponents to debate and articulate their plans for the nation’s future. It’s not, as the name suggests, intended to be a forum for bullies.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Election PR Opportunity: Show Who Benefits!
By Ronald N. Levy
 
Ronald N. LevyTrump and Clinton must argue not that what they want is more fair, but that it will give the public more benefits.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Daily News Provides Video of “Branding” Panel
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Daily News Innovation LabThe Daily News has provided a video of the 57-minute program Sept. 21 that considered new levels of cooperation between the business and editorial sides of media. Attendance was 150+.

Category: Media News
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Japan’s Vector Grabs Hawaii PR Firm PacRim
By Editorial Staff
 
Dave ErdmanJapanese PR operation Vector Group has acquired Hawaii’s PacRim Marketing Group to create a $90M Asia-Pacific network with around 500 staffers.
Category: International
Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
YouTube, Gmail More Popular Among Teens than Social Media
By Jon Gingerich
 
NCSAA study on the online behaviors of American teens found that YouTube and Gmail were more poplar among this demographic than Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Rubenstein Brews PR for Eight O’Clock Coffee
By Jon Gingerich
 
Eight O'Clock Coffee - InfusionsRubenstein Public Relations is handling a media relations campaign for coffee product brand line Eight O’Clock Coffee.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Ribera del Duero and Rueda Pick PadillaCRT
By Jon Gingerich
 
PadillaCRTPadillaCRT has been enlisted to bring U.S. awareness to Spanish wine regions Ribera del Duero and Rueda.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Reporters Help Companies Create Ads—Panel
By Jane Landers
 

Daily News Panel on branded contentA spirit of cooperation with the community and advertisers is currently required of reporters, a New York Daily News panel was told last night. Attendance was 150+.

Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Boxt Shifts from Glover Park to PSB
By Editorial Staff
 
Jason BoxtJason Boxt, who led Glover Park Group's research and analytics work as a managing director, has shifted to Penn Schoen Berland. (1 reader comment)
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Robinson Runs APCO’s Shanghai Outpost
By Jon Gingerich
 
James RobinsonAPCO Worldwide has appointed James Robinson managing director of its Shanghai office.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Event Shops Merge in DC, LA
By Editorial Staff
 
poncher, wayneWashington and Los Angeles-based event producers CWA and Roundboxx are merging to form a powerhouse shop to produce political, sports and corporate events.
Category: PR Services
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
How Hillary Wins the Debates
By Fraser Seitel
 
Fraser P. Seitel What Hillary Clinton must do to win the upcoming Presidential debates with Donald Trump. (2 reader comments)
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Florida's Zika Image Problem; Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach; Skittles Lessons for Brands
By Editorial Staff
 

The Atlantic - Florida's Zika Image ProblemTravel Florida's Zika image problem (The Atlantic) 

Crisis Yahoo confirms major data breach that could be largest hack of all time (BI)

Narrative Three things every brand should learn from Skittles (C. Winters) 

UK Tony Blair is shutting down his controversial PR shop (Fortune) 

Sports PR advisor reportedly responsible for Cam Newton's revised stance on race (ABS) 

Social Are LinkedIn endorsements unethical for PR pros? (A. Hanson) 

Politics The role of fact-checking in the presidential debates (S. Lessne) 

Politics The model for Trump's media relations is Joseph McCarthy (New Yorker) 

Entertainment How Angelina Jolie is winning the narrative (Buzzfeed) 

UK Sports giant under fire over PR advisor (Bloomberg) 

Quotes 4 Warren Buffett quotes about building and destroying a reputation (Benzinga)

Category: PR Links
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
O'Malley Hansen Acquires Alpaytac
By Jon Gingerich
 
O'Malley Hansen CommunicationsO'Malley Hansen Communications has acquired Chicago-based brand and social media agency Alpaytac Public Relations.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Finn Partners, Stagwell Launch Joint Venture
By Jon Gingerich
 
Finn PartnersStagwell Group has made a preferred stock investment in Finn Partners. The two agencies will now launch a new jointly-owned PR agency titled Wye Communications
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Hotwire Expands Latin America Partnership
By Editorial Staff
 
Vianews & HotwireTech specialist Hotwire PR, in an ongoing bid to counter large global agencies, has aligned with Latin American PR operation VIANEWS of Brazil in an exclusive partnership that builds on less formal ties between the firms over the past five years.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Cision Bulks Up C-Suite Team
By Editorial Staff
 
cisionCision has added two top executives in the chief strategy officer and chief information officer roles.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Leslie Appointed to Advise Obama on U.S./Africa Business Relations
By Jon Gingerich
 
Jack Leslie Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie has been appointed to serve on an advisory council that will make recommendations on President Obama’s business initiatives in Africa.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
Cable TV: Not on Top of the News
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonYou don’t have to be an experienced journalist to know that cable TV breaks few news stories.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary

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