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Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
FWV Helps US Speedskating Deal with Suit 'Scandal'
By Kevin McCauley
 
under armourFrench West Vaughan has been helping US Speedskating cope with the racing uniform disaster, which has been blamed for the poor results of the American team at the Sochi Olympics.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Lavidge Works Deen Comeback Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
paula deenThe Lavidge Company is working PR for Najafi Companies, the private equity firm that has backed TV chef Paula Deen's comeback with an investment reportedly worth up to $100M.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
PR Super Bowl Winners & Losers
By Ronn Torossian
 
The Jersey Super Bowl has come and gone, this one being the most boring in the last several years. The commercials were decent – not terrible, not amazing –  and the entertainment around the game provided plenty of fodder due to their proximity to New York City.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
Dylan's Perfect Pitch For American Authenticity
By Kevin McCauley
 
dylanNodding off during the third-quarter during last night’s Super Bowl blowout, I awoke from my sleep upon hearing creaky Bob Dylan ask, "Is there anything more American than America?"
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
Solomon: Nice Try Seattle, New York Wins Super Bowl
By Arthur Solomon
 
The NFL super-hype machine gave it its best shot, but it never really had a chance.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
IMPR Handles Actor Hoffman's Death
By Greg Hazley
 
hoffmanBeverly Hills-based Image Management PR represents the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead of a suspected drug overdose in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 46.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Sabres PR Chief Joins Team USA for Sochi Games
By Greg Hazley
 
hockeyMike Gilbert, VP of public and community relations for the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres, will be joining the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team to support media relations during the Sochi Games.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Luntz, Fleischer Defend 'Redskins' Use
By Kevin McCauley
 
redskinsWashington Redskins owner Dan Snyder tapped Republican operatives Frank Luntz and Ari Fleischer to help fend off growing pressure to drop the team’s name, which most Native-Americans consider a slur.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Super Bowl: More Likely to Post About Ads Than Game
By Greg Hazley
 
More Super Bowl viewers are likely to post on social media about a commercial than a big play in the game, according to a study by Burson-Marsteller and Penn Schoen Berland.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
PR Stunts: Travel Portal Offers Bieber Flight Out of US
By Greg Hazley
 
bieberNew York-based Alison Brod PR is promoting online travel booking client AirFastTickets.com's offer of a free flight anywhere in the world to briefly incarcerated Justin Bieber.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Elton John Adds to Putin's Sochi PR Nightmare
By Kevin McCauley
 
elton johnElton John, the world’s most famous gay artist, lashed out today at Russia’s hateful anti-homosexual law via a 500-word statement in which he blistered the measure for legitimizing “vicious homophobia” and providing “extremists the cover to abuse people’s basis human rights.”
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Ex-PGA Chief Tees Off With Buffalo
By Kevin McCauley
 
joe sterankaJoe Steranka, former CEO of PGA America, has joined Buffalo Communications (Vienna, Va.) as chief global strategist to bolster its reach the golf/lifestyle categories.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
The A-Rod Decision: A Pyrrhic Victory?
By Arthur Solomon
 

If Alex Rodriguez is serious about taking his case to federal court, and the court agrees to take the case, all sports -- not just MLB -- may be the losers, even though the A-Rod arbitrator’s ruling is upheld.

Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Rodman Apologizes Through PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
rodmanNorth Korea visitor and former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized through his PR firm today after defending in a CNN interview the country's hard labor detention of an American citizen, Kenneth Bae.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Atlanta's BurnsGroup Powers Chrysler Racing
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chrysler Group's street and racing technology unit has picked Atlanta's BurnsGroup Unlimited to handle the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar 2014 Championship, which kicks off Jan. 23 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
The Case for Ambush Marketing
By Arthur Solomon
 
Sochi 2014It’s almost Olympic time again and soon the International Olympic Committee will again pull out its crying towel and complain about ambush marketing campaigns aimed at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Polk Adds Broadway PR Business, Staff from Shuttering Hartman
By Greg Hazley
 
wickedPolk & Co., a Broadway PR firm, has picked up four publicists and a handful of marquee clients from the shuttering Hartman Group.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Legal Win for Sitrick in A-Rod Case
By Greg Hazley
 
A federal judge declined a request by Major League Baseball to hold PR counselor Michael Sitrick in contempt of court in the league's legal showdown with slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 9, 2013
Denver Broncos Comms Head to Retire
By Greg Hazley
 
jim saccomanoVice president of corporate communications for the NFL's Denver Broncos plans to retire at the end of the current season after 36 years with the team.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013
Broadway PR Fixture Hartman to Close Down
By Greg Hazley
 
michael hartmanBroadway PR fixture The Hartman Group said it will close down on Jan. 5, ending a four-year run representing some of the Great White Way's long-running hits like "Wicked" and "Rock of Ages."
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