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Thu., Sep. 15, 2016
PR Exec Among ‘Most Overrated Jobs’
By Jon Gingerich
 
CareerCast Public relations executive and advertising account manager were named in a CareerCast report as some of the most "overrated jobs" in 2016.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Titans PR Chief Exits
By Editorial Staff
 
jimmy stantonTennessee Titans VP of communications Jimmy Stanton has resigned after the NFL's first week of games and following his second tenure with the team.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Auritt, Ross Tout Noah's Ark
By Editorial Staff
 
arkAuritt Communications Group and A. Larry Ross Communications are promoting the newly opened Noah's Ark replica theme park, drawing national media attention from its Williamstown, Ky., locale.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Jun. 30, 2016
Baker Wins Launch PR Duties for Albany Convention Center
By Editorial Staff
 
albanyThe Albany Capital Center, the 82,000-square-foot convention center slated to open next March, has engaged Baker PR as AOR, following an RFP process.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
GYMR Disbands After 18 Years
By Editorial Staff
 
GYMRGYMR PR, the respected independent, Washington, D.C.-based PR firm focused on healthcare, has disbanded after an 18-year run.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Agency CEO Hass to Teach at ASU
By Editorial Staff
 
Mark HassMark Hass, a former CEO for Edelman and MSLGroup, has been appointed a professor of Arizona State University's business and journalism schools.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016
Wi-Fi Now Confab Bars Press; FCC Commissioner Told
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Jessica RosenworcelThe Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference April 19-21 in Tysons Corner, Va., after giving O’Dwyer’s press credentials, has withdrawn them after being told O’Dwyer’s would raise health issues related to Wi-Fi, cellphones and other radiation sources. (3 reader comments)
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Apr. 4, 2016
Phony Press Release Gives Pfizer April Fool's Headache
By Editorial Staff
 
PfizerA bogus press release purportedly from Pfizer that fooled the Washington Post on March 31 led to a retraction by the paper and legal threat by the drugmaker.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016
Repeat Offenders Top 2015 PR Crisis List
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonA look back at 2015, the year in crisis PR, reveals familiar faces and themes.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Dec. 31, 2015
Happy New Year, 2016!
By Editorial Staff
 
Times SquareThe O'Dwyer's staff wishes you a happy and prosperous 2016. Happy New Year!
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
Merry Christmas from O'Dwyer's
By Editorial Staff
 

Gingerbread cookies in window at Lord & TaylorA chorus of gingerbread cookies on parade in the window of Lord and Taylor on 5th Ave. in NYC.

Category: Public Relations
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
Census Bureau Begins PR Search Process for 2020
By Greg Hazley
 
censusThe Census Bureau has scheduled a preliminary event on the extensive agency search process to handle its lucrative advertising and PR contracts for the upcoming 2020 count.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
MSL's Wilson to Lead PR Council
By Greg Hazley
 
renee wilsonRenee Wilson, chief client officer at MSLGroup and former North America president of the Publicis firm, has been tapped to lead the PR Council as president.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015
Spong Stepping Down From Agency That Bears His Name
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Doug SpongThe move comes soon after Spong named managing director Julie Batliner as the PR agency’s new president.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Why PR Pros Can Be Thankful
By Eric Hausman
 
Eric HausmanWith Thanksgiving upon us, now is an opportune time to take a moment to remember what we PR professionals can be thankful for this year
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Fernandez Tells PR Pros to Embrace Their Critics
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Institute for Public RelationsAccepting the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Contribution to PR, Mike Fernandez stressed that the PR profession needs to take pains to rebuild public trust and step up its diversity efforts.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
Blog: Sheen Goes Traditional Media Route to Announce HIV-Positive Status
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Charlie SheenDespite the increasing clout of social media channels—not to mention the growing influence of hipster Websites like BuzzFeed and Mashable—traditional channels such as 'Today' still pack an incredible punch.
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Wearing Blinders: The Sports Sponsors Playbook
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Thu., Dec. 1
A Vote is Only the Beginning of Democracy
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Tue., Nov. 29
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Tue., Nov. 29
Storyshowing 2.0: Catering to Instantaneous Need
By Rory Schaff
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Mon., Nov. 28
Anti-Trump Journalist Group Has Banquet Sans Humble Pie
By Jack O'Dwyer
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Mon., Nov. 28
The Art of Trump’s Failed NYT Deal
By Eric Starkman
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Mon., Nov. 28
Lufthansa Flies Into PR Nightmare
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

Mon., Nov. 28
Matching the Vision of PR Buyers with PR Sellers
By Rick Gould
Rick Gould

Mon., Nov. 28
Corporations Look to White House for Top Comms. Pros
By Nick Kalm
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Wed., Nov. 23
Double Spaces Are Dead. Here’s Why You Should Care
By Rachel Thomas
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PR RFPs:

Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

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2. WE, Wash. - $98,782,000
3. W2O Group, San Fran. - $95,010,000
4. Ruder Finn, NY - $74,000,000
5. Finn Partners, New York - $71,481,000
6. LEWIS, San Fran. - $68,585,000
7. ICR, CT - $56,208,757
8. Zeno Group, New York - $47,343,821
9. PadillaCRT, New York - $34,813,666
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