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Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Broadway Press Agent Opens Vivacity
By Kevin McCauley
 
Leslie Baden Papa, a veteran of the closing Hartman Group, is opening Vivacity Media Group next week to pick up the slack.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
CT Dishes Out $1M Education PR Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 
Connecticut is dangling a $1M contract to promote the “common core” educational standards blueprint that allegedly helps children become “critical thinkers.”
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Huey: A&E Standards and Judgment Fall Through the Quacks
By Bill Huey
 
After an “indefinite hiatus” that amounted to little more than a coffee break, A&E has reinstated Phil Robertson to its top-rated “Duck Dynasty” series and will begin filming this spring.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Seitel: Forecasting PR Headlines of 2014
By Fraser Seitel
 
What we really need to know is what happens next. And so, by popular demand, here is what we can look forward to with the leading “Public Relations Headlines of 2014.”
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
Carnival, NFL, Washington Top PR Fails of 2013
By Jon Gingerich
 

crisisWhittling down every public relations disaster that occurred during 2013 into a top-ten list took a lot of work. There was a lot of competition. After careful consideration, however, we managed to compile O’Dwyer’s top ten PR gaffes of 2013.

Category: Public Relations
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
PR Review of 2013 Part II - Content Is Big
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

One of biggest PR trends of 2013 was the move towards “sponsored” editorial content, also known as “branded” content or "native advertising."

Category: Public Relations
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Review of PR in 2013 (and Before That)
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Traditional media continued to shrink in 2013, putting pressure on PR practitioners to reach audiences via social media, PR wire services, e-mail networks and their own websites...
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Porter Novelli Buzzes for Bayer's Bee Biz
By Kevin McCauley
 
bayerBayer CropScience, which is featured on today's front page of the New York Times business section for the alleged link of its pesticide to the massive die-off of honey bees in North America and western Europe, relied on Porter Novelli to pitch the opening of its second Bee Care Center in Triangle Park, NC.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
PR Firm Spoofs Drone Delivery
By Greg Hazley
 
droneNew Jersey PR shop Swordfish Communications jabbed Amazon's widely covered test of drone delivery with an announcement this week that the firm will be disseminating press releases, product samples and other press kits to media via drones.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013
Ad Creative Guru Droga Rips Lazy Adland
By Kevin McCauley
 
drogaIn his “manifesto on the future of advertising,” published in the December Esquire, ad man David Droga sounds more like a PR guy in urging adland to hone its story-telling skills.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Remarks for Kate James, Institute for Public Relations Dinner, November 21, 2013
By O'Dwyer's Staff
 

Remarks for Kate James

Gates Foundation Chief Communications Officer

At the Institute for Public Relations Dinner

“The Business of Changing the World”

New York, New York

November 21, 2013

Category: Public Relations
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Burson's Nuremburg Trial Coverage Released on Audio
By Kevin McCauley
 
nurembergHarold Burson’s American Forces radio coverage of the Nuremburg war crimes trial is part of the journalism that is incorporated into the “Report from Nuremberg” audio production released today by Audible Inc.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Pearson's Big Ed Biz Is Under Fire
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PR exec Kate James, who is leaving the Gates Foundation to be chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson at the start of the year, will bring lots of controversy with her when she delivers the annual Distinguished Lecture to the Institute for PR Thursday at the Yale Club.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
James, Who is Joining Pearson, is Institute for PR Speaker
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
jamesKate James, who is leaving her post as chief communications officer of the Gates Foundation to join Pearson as chief corporate affairs officer, will give the 52nd annual Distinguished Lecture to the Institute for PR Nov. 21 at the Yale Club, New York.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013
Levick Snares Grayling Vet
By Kevin McCauley
 
wolf-creutzfeldtLeslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, who served as managing director of Grayling USA to help the British PR operation gain a footfhold here, has gone to Washington’s Levick.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
PR People Told to 'Lighten Up'
By Kevin McCauley
 
whipple“Lighten up,” is the best recommendation to PR people that I have heard in many years of covering the business.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Council of PR Firms Needs New Name
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
The Council of PR Firms, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, needs a new name to reflect changing conditions.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Prolexic Seeks PR Partner
By Kevin McCauley
 

prolexicProlexic, which bills itself as a "pure play" distributed denial of service attack mitigation provider, is looking for a PR firm to handle pitching duties for three months at $60K.

Category: Public Relations
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013
Silverado Strong = Silverado Stupid
By Kevin McCauley
 
What was Chevrolet thinking? The PR geniuses at the car company decided to kill its “Silverado Strong” promotional stunt that the General Motors unit had planned to run Monday evening at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium during Game 5 of the World Series.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
CPRF Weighs Pros, Cons of Native Advertising
By Kevin McCauley
 

critical issues forumPR firms bent on becoming “media companies” via development of clever web content for clients may follow mainstream media off the same cliff, said Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine blogger, today at the Council of PR Firms' Critical Issues Forum in New York.

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