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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
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Calculating The Risks of Athlete Sponsorships
By Hayes Grooms IV
 
Hayes Grooms IVAthletes are generally regarded as market influencers, but in today’s culture, they’re also seen as heroes. As heroes exist, however, so do villains — a notion made painfully apparent by recent acts committed by several players in the NFL.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Absurd Priorities of the NFL
By Arthur Solomon
 

NFL logoThe NFL, which is dogged by claims of domestic abuse and severe mental/physical injuries to players, launches an aggressive crackdown. Commissioner Goodell wages war against cuss words.

Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Hiltzik Counsels Janay Rice
By Kevin McCauley
 
janay riceHiltzik Strategies is advising Janay Rice, who is leading the reputation rehabilitation effort of her husband and National Football League running back Ray Rice.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Longtime Red Sox PR Hand Dies at 76
By Greg Hazley
 
brecianiDick Bresciani, a longtime PR executive and VP for the Boston Red Sox, died Nov. 29 after complications from leukemia. He was 76.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Olympic Museum Project Mounts Bid for PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
olympicsThe multimillion-dollar US Olympic Museum slated for development in Colorado Springs is looking to add a PR firm to its team.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Leno Drops Gun Industry Gig After Pressure
By Greg Hazley
 
jay lenoJay Leno has withdrawn from an appearance at a major gun industry event in January after pressure from anti-gun violence groups.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
Edelman Cuts Hollywood Content Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
United Talent AgencyEdelman has forged a venture with Hollywood talent agency United Talent Agency to provide the firm better access to entertainment content.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
Blog: NFL's Shame Is On Us
By Kevin McCauley
 
nflMedia pundits are howling for the head of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in their quest for a fall guy in the NFL PR crisis surrounding off-the-field violence of "stars" such as Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Blog: Jones Recruits Sam in PR Bid to Make Cowboys Relevant for Moment
By Kevin McCauley
 
jerry jonesThe National Football League kicks off the 2014 season tonight with the offensive juggernaut Green Bay Packers taking on the Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks. All eyes, however, are on Dallas.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
PR Firm, Fox Apologize for Poorly Timed 'Headless' Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
headlessA Los Angeles digital marketing firm and its client Fox Home Entertainment have apologized for the poor timing of a campaign touting "Headless Day" in support of the DVD release of FOX "sleepy Hollow" show on the same day the terrorist group ISIS released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Blog: NFL Greed Sacks its PR
By Kevin McCauley
 

goodellGreed, avarice and tone-deaf to PR come to mind with reports that the NFL wants to turn the Super Bowl halftime show into a "pay for play" situation so it can pour more gilt into its already swollen coffers.

Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Brunswick Handles Colorado State AD's Ouster
By Greg Hazley
 
jack grahamBrunswick Group guided communications for Colorado State University athletic director Jack Graham through his unexpected Aug. 8 ouster from the school.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
Giants Pass PR Duties to Rush
By Kevin McCauley
 
giantsThe New York Giants football team has named Corry Rush PR director effective Aug. 8, while DeAndre Phillips is upped to the communications director position.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Redskins Hire Burson-Marsteller
By Greg Hazley
 
skinsThe Washington Redskins have brought in Burson-Marsteller as the NFL franchise tackles pressure to change its name.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Jul. 21, 2014
NY Giants' John-Baptiste Rushes to Browns
By Kevin McCauley
 
Peter John-BaptisteNew York Giants' VP-communications Peter John-Baptiste has moved to the Cleveland Browns in the same capacity, replacing Zak Gilbert, who left after a year.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Jimmy Fallon Shows PR Pros How to Connect
By Ronn Torossian
 
torossianJimmy Fallon gets what late night TV is all about, what "The Tonight Show" is all about, and he gets how to keep all the aspects of both that audiences love even as he is changing it and making the show a reflection of his own distinct style.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Blogger Hired By Redskins Quits
By Greg Hazley
 
tribbettThe political blogger and Democratic operative hired by the Washington Redskins to help defend the team's name from cries of racism said he will resign after less than two weeks.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Blog: Right-Wing Bitterness Kicks 'Anti-American' Soccer
By Kevin McCauley
 
soccerMany Americans are celebrating Team USA's improbable run in the World Cup, emerging from the so-called "Group of Death" to take on the fierce Belgians on July 1.
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