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Last Updated: Wed., Jun. 20, 2018 @ 6:25 pm

Report Slams NY Rep’s Ties to GOP-Linked Lobbyists

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

InterceptThe 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.

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.


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


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.

Have You No Sense of Decency, Mr. President?

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt, John McCain’s former campaign manager, quits Republican party over Donald Trump’s child separation policy, which he connects to the worst abuses of humanity in US history. (3 reader comments)

300M Satellite Media Tour Impressions? Really?

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyPR people should know that there are no “guarantees” with it comes to earned media. Why do some communications pros believe it’s even possible to deliver millions of impressions for a routine PR story? (2 reader comments)

News of PR Firms

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jean-Michel ArnaudMSL acquires French PA firm, Domaines Publics… McNeely Brockman PR opens in Nashville… Uproar PR makes mark in Chicago… KemperLesnick launches esports unit.

Travel and the Transformation Economy

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Kerry Anne Watson

Kerry Anne WatsonHow travelers are shifting away from memorable vacations to transformative experiences that provide new perspectives and produce an emotional and psychological impact.

Awards & Events

Wed., Jun. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

VIkingsMinnesota Vikings PR staff scores Pete Rozelle Award… LeVoieHealthScience and Duffy & Shanley nab Bell Ringer Awards… R&J Strategic Communications picks up American Graphic Design Awards and New Jersey Communications, Advertising & Marketing Assn's ASTRA Awards… Crosby Marketing Communications takes home Aster Awards.

Glover Park Reps Leader in Lab Meats

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Memphis MeatsGlover Park Group represents Memphis Meats, which aims to market its "clean meats" made from animal cells in a lab by 2021. Company counts world's first clean meatball among accomplishments. (1 reader comment)

P&G Funds Couric's Online Video Series

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Katie CouricProcter & Gamble bankrolls Katie Couric's online video series in bid to gain greater control over content where its advertising appears.

People on the Move

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Meredith EatonRed Lorry Yellow Lorry of London hires Meredith Eaton as North America director in Boston... Zehnder Communications ups Ann Edelman to VP-PR & media... Burns Entertainment adds Courtney Worthman as senior VP brand & agency partnerships.

Chicago Investor Group Targets Trib

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chicago TribuneA Chicago investment group is raising money to bankroll the purchase of the venerable Chicago Tribune from tronc. Inc. (1 reader comment)

'Mutt Branding' and Side Hustles

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Jane Genova

Jane Genova'Mutt branding' enables PR people to develop multiple sources of income to survive in the labor market disrupted by digital technology and economic headwinds.

Qatar Spends $1.5M to Promote World Cup

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

qatar 2022Qatar gives New York-based Lexington Strategies $1.5M to build support in the US and Qatar for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

 

Has the Digital Revolution Really Changed Travel PR?

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Geoffrey Weill

Geoffrey WeillPR pros working in the world of travel have adapted to publishing’s digital revolution, but many clients remain skeptical of digital media’s efficacy in bringing them business and continue to treat print as priority number-one, adding an additional obstacle to the challenges communicators face in the course of ensuring a client’s contentment and enhancing their bottom line. (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PhenixDiffusion picks up Phenix... PAN Communications partners with Phononic... Ireland + Hall Communications books Fives Beach Hotel & Residences in Mexico.

Nonprofit Needs Media Relations Support

Mon., Jun. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationGlobal nonprofit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is seeking an agency that can provide media relations work and special event coverage for a forthcoming festival and fundraising event.

Brands Must Fix Social Media—Edelman Poll

Mon., Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EdelmanConsumers want brands to pressure social media platforms to protect personal data, curb fake news and protect them from offensive content, according to an Edelman poll. (1 reader comment)