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Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Smith Succeeds Graves as Ogilvy Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
stuart smithStuart Smith, chief of Ogilvy PR's EAME region has taken over for CEO Christopher Graves effective immediately. Graves, who spent 18 years at Dow Jones' news & business side, took the Ogilvy CEO slot in 2009.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Junk 'Marketing Communications,' Says Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
richard edelmanRichard Edelman says it's time to drop the term "marketing communications" in favor of "communications marketing" to correctly reflect PR's role as full partner with the marketing department.
Category: Marketing Communications
 
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Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Snapchat Snatches Top Google Exec
By Kevin McCauley
 

jill hazelbakerSnapchat has snatched Jill Hazelbaker, who was Google's top PR/government relations executive, to head its communications department, after an extensive search.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Recruiter Daniels Dies at 80
By Kevin McCauley
 

len danielsLen Daniels, a longtime PR recruiter, died June 7. He was 80.

 
Category: Professional Services PR
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Blog: Obama's Wounded Supporters Need to Buck Up
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaOfficial scorers of the roster of disappointments of the Obama presidency have added nuclear arms control to the tally that has frustrated so many of his most ardent supporters.
Category: Government
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Huey: NFL's Blitzed Leader
By Bill Huey
 

goodellThe NFL's Roger Goodell is like a man dancing on an ice floe that has entered the Gulf Stream, with the water warming and the dance floor shrinking.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-22-2014
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Journalism Going native (G. Weingarten) 
Digital The digital amplification tactic that should be part of every traditional PR campaign (J. Kohlhagen) 
Paid Media Is paid the final reputation frontier? (C. Winters) 
Tech Top tech brands, journalists celebrate Xmas in August (B. Georgiou) 
Study Burson CEO on the West's 'bruised confidence in capitalism' (WSJ) 
Healthcare The most important trend in physician communications (G. Matthews) 
PA St. Louis police offers Ferguson-inspired class on 'winning the media' (Gawker) 
Q&A Measurement Week interviews: Mark Weiner (E. Friedman)
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Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Media Relations Across the Pond
By David Ritchey
 
david ritcheyA few years ago in London, England, I heard a lecture by the CEO of a large public relations organization. When he finished, he took me aside and said, "Now, tell me what is this 'evaluation' that you Yanks do?"
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Zidar Books Top Corporate Comms Slot at Alaska Airlines
By Greg Hazley
 
bryan zidarBryan Zidar, who led frontline employee communications and PR at T-Mobile US, has booked a flight on Alaska Airlines as managing director of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
PRSA Ethics Panel Exposes PR's Achilles' Heel: No Clout
By Jack ODwyer
 
schubert"The PR person doesn't have the final say" but can only "fight" and "make their voice heard," Ruder Finn's Michael Schubert told the "PR Ethics Trial" of PRSA/New York Sept. 8.
Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
NFL Commissioner Faces Press in Mea Culpa
By Greg Hazley
 
goodellA contrite National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today amid the league's simmering conduct scandal, but said he has not considered resigning. The press conference was Goodell's first appearance in nine days.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
National Push for Online Transaction Safety Seeks Pitches
By Greg Hazley
 

cyber securityA sweeping private sector initiative working in concert with the federal government to foster confidence in online transactions wants to hear from PR agencies.

Category: RFPs
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and communications jobs on odwyerpr.com this week.
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Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-19-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Follow-up Dear PR people everywhere: I am not your savior (Z. Schonfeld) 
Sports Slapping logos, and morals, on pro athletes(BloombergView) 
Marketing Joan Rivers' Facebook page posts about iPhone 6(LostRemote) 
Measurement NPR Closes out AMEC measure week in NYC(Cision) 
Storytelling Creative destruction and the power of being real (J. Reynolds) 
Demographics Why does marketing media continue to ignore Gen Xers (and focus on Millennials)? (A. Hanson)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Sobel: Ray Rice Case Offers Teachable PR Moment for NFL
By Scott Sobel
 
scott sobelThere could be a benefit of social redemption for the NFL in the Ray Rice case -- more as a teaching tool for prevention of domestic violence and abuse rather than a meat cleaver-like warning to its players and staff.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Procter & Gamble Hits NFL
By Kevin McCauley
 
nflProcter & Gamble has pulled its league-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative with the National Football League due to its domestic abuse crisis.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Chobani Brings Gonda In-House from Weber
By Greg Hazley
 

michael gondaGreek yogurt leader Chobani has brought Michael Gonda in-house as VP of corporate communications from Weber Shandwick.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
PRSA Ethics Webinar Open to Press (for $200), Set for Rosh Hashanah
By Jack ODwyer
 

webinarThe PR Society's Ethics Webinar Thursday, Sept. 25 (Rosh Hashanah) is open to reporters who pay $200. The panel is free to regular and student members.

Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Honick: Is Ed Snowden's 15 Minutes Over?
By Joe Honick
 
edward snowdenEdward Snowden exploded on all media with declarations the NSA was doing all sorts of nefarious things to Americans and major international figures. Whatever happened to that guy? Mostly, at this point: Why don't we seem to care?
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Volkswagen Elevates Guerreiro to Top America Comms Slot
By Greg Hazley
 
mario guerreiroWith the departure of Scott Vazin for Toyota, Volkswagen has elevated international communications head Mario Guerreiro to its top American PR slot.
Category: Corporate Communications
 
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