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Pioneering Oscar PR Pro David Horowitz Dies at 86

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

david horowitzDavid Horowitz, a pioneering Hollywood PR pro in the Oscar realm who played a key role in booking Bill Clinton's iconic appearance playing the saxophone on late-night TV, died July 17 in Los Angeles. He was 86.

PR Chief Keen Pulls Out of Broad Green

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Adam KeenAdam Keen, executive VP of wordlwide publicity and corporate communications for Broad Green Pictures, has departed the troubled independent film production house, according to reports.

Broncos Have Top NFL PR Staff

Fri, Jun. 24, 2016

By Editorial Staff

patrick smythThe Denver Broncos' PR staff won the top PR honor from the Pro Football Writers of America for 2016.

Teflon-Wrapped Sports Sponsors

Wed, Jun. 22, 2016

By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonHow long will media continue to grant immunity to sporting event sponsors that don't speak out about multiple wrongdoings?

Seibel to Head Press for World Sailing at Rio Games

Mon, Jun. 6, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Darryl SeibelDarryl Seibel, former chief communications officer for the US Olympic Committee, has been named chief press officer for World Sailing at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games.

Are Sports Making Us Dumber?

Thu, May 26, 2016

By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonFrom beer commercials to concussion cover-ups, are professional sports setting a low standard for society? (2 reader comments)

The Dawn of Impact on ESPN Radio

Tue, May 24, 2016

By Sharlene Spingler

IMPACT sports talk radio on ESPNRubenstein PR staged a Dada-esque, surrealistic performance event to announce the debut of IMPACT, a new sports talk radio show on the ESPN network, with a unique flourish. (1 reader comment)

Olympic Pro Hillier to Eurosport

Wed, May 4, 2016

By Editorial Staff

James HillierJames Hillier, a Weber Shandwick sports pro who has worked Olympic bids for London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020, has moved to the pan-European sports network Eurosport, which won Olympic broadcasting duties through 2024.

H+K Pitches Brits for Rio Games

Tue, Mar. 29, 2016

By Editorial Staff

team gbHill+Knowlton Strategies has won PR duties for the British Olympic Association heading into the Rio Olympics this summer.

PMK Acquires Prime PR

Wed, Mar. 16, 2016

By Editorial Staff

primePMK*BNC has has acquired entertainment boutique Prime PR, adding two executive VPs and an entertainment strategy and development unit.

Mets to Honor PR Staffer Forde, Who Died at 44

Tue, Mar. 8, 2016

By Editorial Staff

shannon fordeShannon Forde, senior director of media relations for the New York Mets and a respected PR executive around Major League Baseball, died March 4 after a battle with breast cancer. She was 44.

FWV Flies High Gravity Adventures

Thu, Mar. 3, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

High GravityFrench/West/Vaughan has been named marketing agency of record for Western North Carolina aerial park High Gravity Adventures.

Momentum Sounds for Philharmonia

Tue, Mar. 1, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Philharmonia Orchestra of New YorkNewly formed orchestra The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York has hired Momentum Communications Group for PR support.

Super Bowl Post Mortem: Words Matter, Unless Itís Football Talk

Mon, Feb. 8, 2016

By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonNow that the Super Bowl is over and the inane commentary about its importance to the United States, lets spend a few minutes on the use of American English by football broadcasters, sports talk radio hosts and Goodell.

How the NFL Ignored Twitter Audiences

Fri, Jan. 29, 2016

By Sue Zoldak

Sue ZoldakThe NFL’s recent decision to approve the St. Louis Rams’ relocation back to Los Angeles offers lessons regarding how brands can use social media for reputation enhancement and protection.

PR Lessons Learned from the 2015 Super Bowl

Wed, Jan. 27, 2016

By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonAs we approach Super Bowl 50, PR firms should use the 2015 Super Bowl as a case study in how the best planned marketing campaigns can easily fall apart because there are many lessons learned from the big game.