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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."
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Bills Fan Who Fell From Upper Deck Fired From Agency Gig
By Greg Hazley
 
billsA Buffalo Bills football fan who fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday after trying to slide down a railing has been fired from his agency job at PR and advertising agency Eric Mower and Associates.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Solomon: A-Rod's Witch Hunt
By Arthur Solomon
 
Baseball's legal and PR assault on Alex Rodriguez equates to  witch-hunting, because for years teams, leagues, sports marketers, the commissioner’s office and much of the media turned the other way when it was obvious players weren’t hitting longer balls because they were eating more spinach.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Sachs Media Creates Rock 'n' Roll Heaven
By Kevin McCauley
 
rock n rollSachs Media Group chief Ron Sachs, a lover of rock 'n' roll, commissioned photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe to produce a set of 12 portraits depicting what deceased rock giants would look like today had they not died at an early age.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
A-Rod Moves to Block PR Subpoena
By Greg Hazley
 
The legal team of embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has asked a federal judge in New York to block the subpoena of records from his PR advisor Sitrick and Company.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013
MLB Wants A-Rod PR Records
By Greg Hazley
 
postMajor League Baseball has asked a Manhattan court to subpoena PR records from Sitrick and Company related to its work with Alex Rodriguez amid the league's arbitration showdown with the embattled slugger.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
German Firm Makes PR Move on American Poundage
By Kevin McCauley
 
bodychangeSocial Media Interactive, the Munich-based developer of the "BodyChange" movement, which promotes weight-loss via fitness and behavior change, slates a November push in the U.S.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Seitel: Say Goodbye to the Washington Redskins
By Fraser Seitel
 
redskinsThe opposition to the Washington Redskins name has converged so quickly and landed so ferociously that the textbook public relations program adopted by the team's opponents may have gotten lost in the tidal wave.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013
Foley: NFL Denies, Delays, Defends, Defames
By Kevin Foley
 
league of denialPBS "Frontline" aired the scathing documentary "League of Denial" last evening revealing how the National Football League has addressed the troubling issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among former players.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013
Atlantic Rips 'Non-Profit' NFL, Sacks PR Head
By Jack ODwyer
 
nflTaxpayers fund stadiums of the National Football League, broadcast deals escape antitrust laws, the NFL is technically a 501/c/6 "non-profit," and commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million yearly, says the October Atlantic in an article titled, "How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers."
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
Russians Zap Zippo PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
zippoZippo Manufacturing Co. today pulled its social media campaign, which cashed in on the embarrassing Red Square flame-out of the Olympic torch during a Vladimir Putin-attended ceremony on Oct. 6, to mark the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013
Vance Leads Collegiate Sports PR Group
By Greg Hazley
 
doug vanceFormer Univ. of Kansas media relations director Doug Vance has been named executive director of the College Sports Information Directors of America, the trade group for PR pros representing collegiate athletics.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Sep. 16, 2013
NBA Vet Dribbles to Coyne
By Kevin McCauley
 
david cooperSeven-year vet of the National Basketball Assn., including a stint at senior director of marketing communications, joins Coyne PR as VP in its sports and media practice.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Sep. 11, 2013
Oklahoma State, Boone Pickens Rap Sports Illustrated Expose
By Greg Hazley
 
oklahomaOklahoma State University and top booster T. Boone Pickens have launched PR blitzes to address and push back against a Sports Illustrated expose on the school's football program.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Sep. 6, 2013
NY Tribe Targets Redskins in Season-Long Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
redskins, oneidasNew York's Oneida Indian Nation, flush with cash from its casino and gas station operations, has launched an ad and PR blitz against the NFL's Washington Redskins, pressuring the franchise to change its name.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013
Foley: NFL, ESPN Butt Heads on Concussion Report
By Kevin Foley
 
kevin foleyThere is growing evidence that brain trauma sustained by NFL football players could lead to profound, long-term cognitive disability. But did the NFL turn a blind eye to the problem?
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013
Seitel: Shutting Down A-Rod's Loudmouth
By Fraser Seitel
 
seitelAlex Rodriguez' lawyer was single-handedly -- and with breathtaking speed -- destroying the last shreds of the star's reputation before A-Rod pulled the PR plug.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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