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Wed., Mar. 18, 2015
Blog: NFL Can't Shake Concussion Nightmare
By Kevin McCauley
 
NFL logoThe NFL's off-season serenity blew up yesterday with the shocking news that San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland, 24, is retiring because of health concerns about head injuries. Ultimate nightmare: Borland hits the media trail with savvy PR firm.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
Lucid Reps Montel Williams
By Kevin McCauley
 
montel williamsLucid PR reps Montel Williams, who signed a consent order with NY Dept. of Financial Services in its payday loans ad flap.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
MLB Fields PR for 2015 All-Star Game
By Greg Hazley
 
askMajor League Baseball has added Ohio-based Game Day Communications to its PR lineup for the annual All-Star Game in July.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
The Oscars: 'American Sniper' Takes One Between the Eyes
By Bill Huey
 
eastwoodHollywood blockbuster 'American Sniper' took a big hit at the Academy Awards celebration last night. How should its director Clint Eastwood react to the snub?
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
PMK-BNC Launches Jeter's Athlete Publication
By Greg Hazley
 
jeterPMK-BNC guided PR for the star-studded launch of the The Player's Tribune, the Derek Jeter-backed publication of first-person athlete stories aimed to circumvent daily sports media.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Dirty Harry Meets American Sniper
By Kevin Foley
 

sniperThe controversial 'American Sniper,' which is directed by Clinton Eastwood, is a modern day version of his 1971 classic 'Dirty Harry.'

 
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
M&C Saatchi Flexes PR Muscle for Technogym
By Greg Hazley
 
technogymM&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has won a competitive pitch for Italian fitness gym and equipment brand Technogym's US PR account.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Colorado Rockies Merge Marketing, Comms Teams
By Greg Hazley
 
rockiesThe Colorado Rockies have put the team's communications operations under marketing chief Jill Campbell and brought in San Diego Padres PR hand Warren Miller.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
'The Interview,' 'Lego Movie,' 'Selma' Among Top Movie PR Award Nominees
By Greg Hazley
 
interviewThe International Cinematographers Guild has nominated Sony's "The Interview" among five other films for its coveted top award for studio publicity.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
O&M Splits with 'Finding Neverland'
By Greg Hazley
 
finding neverlandO&M Co., the Broadway PR firm of Rick Miramontez working to promote Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's first musical, "Finding Neverland," resigned last week reportedly after clashing with Weinstein.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Glover Park Aids 'American Sniper' Push for Warner
By Greg Hazley
 
sniperWarner Bros worked with Glover Park Group to cultivate military interest in the release of "American Sniper," the blockbuster film based on the memoir of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
American Sniper is Hollywood Gift to Pentagon
By Kevin McCauley
 
sniperAmerican Sniper is a PR gift to the Pentagon, which is once again gearing up in the Middle East, as the film is cheered by cultural conservative and liberal audiences.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Hill Holiday, Northwind Guided PR for Boston's Winning Olympic Bid
By Greg Hazley
 
bostonAd agency Hill Holiday and PR firm Northwind Strategies led the promotional campaign supporting Boston's successful bid to be the US nominee for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Sony Reverses, Will Release 'The Interview'
By Greg Hazley
 
the interviewSony Pictures Entertainment has reversed course and said today it will release "The Interview" in a limited number of theaters on Christmas, days after the company faced criticism for pulling the plug on the controversial film.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Brands Have a Field Day With Fantasy Football
By Erika Kauffman
 
ESPN fantasy footballThere’s no denying that people love fantasy football. The pastime’s popularity has exploded in recent years, and the cultural fixture is now even the backdrop for a sitcom. Here’s what PR pros can do to connect with this growing market.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Sony Bolsters PR with Crisis Guru Smith
By Greg Hazley
 
michael lyntonSony Pictures Entertainment has brought in crisis PR support from Smith & Co as Sony CEO Michael Lynton does a press tour to defend its decision to scuttle "The Interview" debut.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014
Theater Chains, With PR Support, Unite in Pulling 'The Interview'
By Greg Hazley
 
movieMajor US movie theater chains, some relying on outside PR counsel, individually pull the plug on Sony Pictures Entertainment's controversial film "The Interview" this week.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Hamptons, New York Party Scene Called 'Dead'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

kardashianSkyrocketing prices, police crackdowns on groupie houses, and the arrival of the Kardashians spelled doom for the "little folk" in the Hamptons.

Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Seeing Sports Communications For The Whole Field
By Bryan Harris
 
Bryan HarrisAny baseball player will tell you that what happens on one corner of the diamond has the potential to impact the outcome of a play at the other end. Similarly, in the world of branding, sports PR is about more than the action on the field.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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