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Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Younger People See End of Incivility
By Kevin McCauley
 
weber shandwickThere's a generational divide on reasons for the national state of incivility; younger people finger the Internet and social media while older ones fault politicians for the state of affairs, according to Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate's annual "Civility in America" survey.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
Variety's Peter Bart Raps PR; Industry Has Image Problems
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

peter bartVariety's editor Peter Bart has landed another haymaker on PR. It's one of several negative media items confronting the industry as PRSA gears up for its annual conference Oct 11-14 in D.C.

Category: Public Relations
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Clueless PR Quote of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
biscottiBaltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti on why he didn't face the press Monday amid the Ray Rice firestorm...
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
PR's Reputation Shredded at PRSA/NY Mock Trial
By Kevin McCauley
 
ethicsA prosecution team shredded the reputation of PR last night at a mock trial sponsored by PRSA's New York chapter. PR rapped for 'destruction of journalism.'
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-04-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Careers Battling burnout in agency life (J. Stamp) 
Media Sex+Tech=Boffo News (P. Himler) 
Healthcare 3 PR/marketing budget imperatives for healthcare (L. Kersey) 
Careers Should you get an MBA? (HBR) 
Social Companies still embracing a command-and-control model for social media (L. Hoffman) 
Research A tipping point for PR research and CCOs (M. Fernandez) 
PA MWW says fed audit clears firm in 'Sandy' ad storm (Star-Ledger) 
Media The problem with 'takes' is the biz model of mass media(J. Jarvis) 
Mentors The mentors who move us (CPRF)
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Torossian: End-of-Summer Epiphanies
By Ronn Torossian
 
NYPDOn NYPD nay-sayers, Derek Jeter's farewell tour and Lindsay's Lohan's 'Grand Theft' Auto suit...
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Retailer That 'Sues Soldiers' Over Debts Hits ProPublica Piece
By Greg Hazley
 
usa discountersUSA Discounters, the Virginia-based retailer that ProPublica reported offers "easy" credit to military members but files thousands of suits when its loans aren't repaid, is criticizing the non-profit news organization's portrayal.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014
WWI Home Front Exhibit to Explore Roots of PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
enlistPR people and students of the craft should flock (no, make it run) to the New York Public Library's "Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind" exhibit which opens July 28.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014
Effective Leadership and Communication Require Consistency
By Paul Oestreicher
 
paul oestreicherPredictable does not mean plodding or unimaginative. Google is proof that serious purpose and process can go hand-in-hand with creativity and excitement.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
PR World Awaits Vatican Communications Revamp
By Toni Muzi Falconi and Giovanni Eugenio Tomassetti
 

popeAs Pope Francis revamps the Vatican's PR strategy, PR pro Toni Muzi Falconi outlined the communications strategies of the pope and his two predecessors at a UK university this month. Here is an excerpt.

Category: Public Relations
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
2014 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms Published
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prdThe 2014 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms, PR's No. 1 source of information for clients looking for PR counsel and PR pros shopping for jobs, has been published.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Lincoln Center's Warped Values
By Ronn Torossian
 
metAs it prepares to stage the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," perhaps the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center should spend a little more time and effort policing the inside of Lincoln Center.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
Uber's PR Gift
By Kevin McCauley
 
uberThe global taxi demonstration that snarled traffic in London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Madrid yesterday to protest car-sharing leader Uber showered priceless PR upon the San Francisco start-up, which sports a potential $17B market valuation.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Southern Comfort to Get Comfortable with LDA's
By Kevin McCauley
 
southern comfortSouthern Comfort, the whiskey-based liqueur, says it has "lost relevance" among younger people of legal drinking age and believes a consumer PR campaign can remedy the situation.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
DG Ad Agency Hires PR Director
By Kevin McCauley
 

blockDiMassimo Goldstein the aggressive independent ad agency in Manhattan’s Flatiron District has named Sarah Block as PR director to integrate strategic communications with DG's earned/social/paid offerings.

Category: Public Relations
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Samsung Won $1B in Earned Media From Ellen's Selfie
By Kevin McCauley
 
ellenPublicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy said the famous selfie arranged by his firm that Ellen DeGeneres took at the Academy Awards ceremony was worth from $800M to $1B in “earned media” for client Samsung due to the massive press and social media coverage.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
US PR Units Boost Next Fifteen Revenues
By Greg Hazley
 
next fifteenNext Fifteen Communications Group reported today first half revenue rose six percent to £49.3m (about $82.4M) on the strength of its US operations like Outcast, M Booth, Text 100 and Blueshirt, which saw 13% organic revenue growth for the period ended Jan. 31.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Apr. 7, 2014
Jewish Heritage Drives Ethics, Growth of Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
richard edelmanRichard Edelman, in Atlanta last week, talked about how his Jewish heritage helps drive ethical development and growth at the world’s largest PR firm.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
Vatican's Ad Hoc Media Strategy
By Kevin McCauley
 
greg burkeThe emergence of Pope Francis as a global media superstar is a shocker for the former Time magazine and Fox News Channel reporter who is now a media advisor to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
NY Times, Wash Post Vow Sanctity of Editorial
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
arthur page society spring seminarRepresentatives of the New York Times and Washington Post vowed to 300 at the Arthur W. Page spring seminar yesterday that running “branded content” (advertorials) will not compromise their mission.
Category: Public Relations
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