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'SNL' is the Winner of Donald Trump's 'SNL' Appearance

Tue, Nov. 10, 2015

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianBy hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live last weekend Trump cashed in on his celebrity brand, making a case for himself as a populist anti-establishment Republican candidate who is making “America Great Again” through self-deprecation, bravado and entertainment.

Staying on the PR Track as a New Mom

Mon, Nov. 2, 2015

By Kathleen Henson

Kathleen HensonSome valuable lessons for how to nurture new moms and ensure that the PR mom track doesn’t derail a career.

Vatican Clarifies Pope's Meeting With Kentucky Clerk

Fri, Oct. 2, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

Pope FrancisIt’s what any good PR operation does when there’s erroneous (or fuzzy) information circulating about your brand or client: Correct the information quickly and don’t leave the media any wiggle room.

Blog: Clinton Gears up for 'SNL'

Fri, Oct. 2, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

Hillary ClintonFrom a communications perspective, trying to personalize Clinton seems like an uphill battle. After all, she’s been in the public eye for nearly 25 years, most recently as U.S. Secretary of State. 

Thanks for Everything!

Fri, Sep. 25, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyAfter nearly 26 years (Columbus Day is my anniversary), I decided it's time to add another line to my resume. Today is my last day at O'Dwyer's.

PR Careers Overrated

Fri, Sep. 25, 2015

By Greg Hazley

CareerCastPR manager, advertising account exec and event coordinator are among the most overrated jobs of 2015, according to a study by CareerCast.

PR Firm Redwood Reps France Train Attack Hero

Mon, Aug. 31, 2015

By Greg Hazley

sadlerRedwood Pacific Public Affairs is providing pro bono PR help to Anthony Sadler, one of the three Americans who helped foil a terrorist aboard a train in France earlier this month.

Ex-Gore Aide Jentleson Goes to APCO

Tue, Jul. 28, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce JentlesonBruce Jentleson, former foreign policy advisor to former VP Al Gore and Duke University professor, has joined APCO at its Raleigh outpost.

PSB's Leveton Replaced by CEO Duo

Tue, Jul. 21, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

psbBurson-Marsteller's Penn Schoen Berland unit has named Curtis Freet and Jon Penn CEOs of their respective operations to replace Jay Leveton, who had been at the helm since 2012.

 

PR Trumps Diplomacy for US Companies in Cuba, Says Leslie

Tue, Jul. 21, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

cubaMarketing communications may do more to shape US-Cuba relations in the decades to come than diplomatic dispatches pertaining to politics, according to Jack Leslie, chairman of Weber Shandwick.

Blog: Media Spur Misperception of Upswing in Female CEOs

Mon, Jul. 6, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

ceoMedia may be responsible for people believing there are more female CEOs than there really are, according to Weber Shandwick's recently released "The Female CEO Reputation Premium?" survey.

Dispersion Trend Shapes PR, Edelman Tells DePaul Grads

Mon, Jun. 15, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

richard edelmanThe dispersion of authority, audience and experience is the important trend shaping the communications sector, said Richard Edelman in his June 14 commencement to DePaul University graduates.

Edelman Among Targets of Climate Activists

Wed, Jun. 3, 2015

By Greg Hazley

edelmanClimate activists from the UK-based group Reclaim the Power staged a graphic mock birth in Edelman's London lobby to protest the firm's work on behalf of shale gas companies.

AbMac Aids Silicon Valley Gender Bias Plaintiff Ellen Pao

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015

By Greg Hazley

ellen paoEllen Pao, the former venture capital partner who made waves in Silicon Valley with a $16M gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is relying on Abernathy MacGregor Group for PR support.