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Wed., Dec. 23, 2015
FTC Updates Guidelines for Native Ads
By Jon Gingerich
 

ftcThe Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a stern warning to publishers and marketers, with a new series of guidelines for online advertising content that's presented to look like news.

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Tue., Dec. 22, 2015
American Named No. 2 for Vatican PR
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Greg BurkeGreg Burke, an American former journalist who advises the Holy See on communications, has been named deputy director of the Holy See Press Office.
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Mon., Dec. 21, 2015
2015 Generated Shocks, Major Stories
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LA TimesA look back at major, even shocking developments in media, news and PR in 2015. 

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Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Poll: Clinton Is Most Dishonest Candidate
By Jon Gingerich
 
Hillary & Donald honesty problemMore Americans perceive Hillary Clinton as dishonest than any other presidential candidate, according to a recent Economist/YouGov poll.
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Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Bernard Directs PR for Princeton Plasma Lab
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larry bernardLarry Bernard, a veteran writer and PR pro in the healthcare and science fields, has taken the communications reins for the US Dept. of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
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Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Blog: All Eyes On Cruz In Tonight’s GOP Debates
By Jon Gingerich
 
ted cruzRepublican candidates will convene for tonight's CNN presidential debates in Las Vegas, but for Senator Ted Cruz, the event could prove a watershed moment.
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Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
Risks and Opportunities After the Paris Attacks
By Robert Dilenschneider
 
Bob DilenschneiderThe Paris attacks have prompted fresh questions about the viability and vitality of a 28-member bloc of half a billion people with open internal borders sitting next to some of the most unstable places on Earth.
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Thu., Dec. 10, 2015
A PR Strike on ISIS
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickIs it too much to ask for the good of the whole country -- maybe the world -- for political warriors to lay down their propaganda arms for a bit?
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Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Walker Plants Nashville Flag for JDA Frontline
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chris walkerChris Walker, who was communications director for ex-Sen. Bill Frist's education initiative, Tennessee SCORE, has joined JDA Frontline as a VP based in Nashville for the D.C.-based firm.
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Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
Report Details Massive Government PR Spending
By Jon Gingerich
 
Open The BooksThe U.S. government is the “second largest public relations firm in the world," and has spent more than $4 billion on PR work since 2007, according to a watchdog report.
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Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
Michigan Writer, PR Pro Heller to Vanguard
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andrew hellerAndrew Heller, a columnist and senior director for Lambert, Edwards & Assocs., has moved to Vanguard Public Affairs in Lansing as a VP.
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Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Bitcoin Company Invests PR in White House Alum
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jamie smithJamie Smith, an Edelman alum and former deputy White House press secretary for President Barack Obama, had been named chief communications officer for Bitcoin technology provider BitFury Group.
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Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Civilians Are Targets of Terrorism
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

cpostCivilians, both here and abroad, are targets of terrorism whose goal is to influence political leaders. The San Bernadino attack brought renewed cries for gun control but the killers also had 12 pipe bombs ready for use.

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Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
CAIR Condemns San Bernardino Killing Spree, Political 'Prayer' Responses Mocked
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cairThe Council on American-Islamic Relations scrambled to denounce the Dec. 2 killing spree in San Bernardino yesterday after reports that one of the shooters was of Pakistani descent, setting up an evening press conference through its Los Angeles office.
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Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
PR Exec Mounts Senate Bid in Maryland
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Chrys KefalasChrys Kefalas, a PR exec for the National Association of Manufacturers, has launced a Republican bid for the seat of outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.).
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Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Grimaldi Lobbies for Interactive Ad Bureau
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david grimaldiDave Grimaldi, an FCC staff vet director of public affairs at Internet radio provider Pandora, is moving to the Interactive Advertising Bureau as executive VP of public policy to head its Washington operation.
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Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Blog: Domestic Terrorism Reveals Inconsistencies in the GOP Narrative
By Jon Gingerich
 
Carly FiorinaPresidential candidates’ recent opportunism on anti-terrorism messages has been complicated by a spate of domestic terrorist attacks in the U.S., each of which harbor the inconvenient feature of being committed neither by Islamic extremists nor Syrian refugees.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Everyone Has a Lot to be Thankful For
By Robert Dilenschneider
 
Bob DilenschneiderIt’s Thanksgiving, and despite the ISIS terrorists’ threats and what they have done in Paris, Beirut, Sharm el Sheikh and Mali, we need to take a break and mark this important occasion.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Labor Dept Mulls Disability PR Review
By Editorial Staff
 
odepThe US Dept. of Labor, mulling an RFP, is gauging interest in a wide-ranging PR contract to support the Office of Disability and Employment Policy.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
'Obstructionist Mindset' of Westhampton Library Board Is Hit
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Hermon BishopHermon Bishop, former town attorney of Westhampton Beach, has hit the “obstructionist mindset” of the appointed board of the WH library in an opinion piece in the Southampton Press.

 
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