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Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
NY Road Runners Get New PR Leadership
By Greg Hazley
 
chris weillerThe New York Road Runners, the 55-year-old group that runs the New York City Marathon and endured a backlash last year during Hurricane Sandy, has brought in Chris Weiller from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in a top PR role.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Sep. 24, 2013
Brodeur Sues Blackberry for $700K in PR Fees
By Greg Hazley
 
brodeurBrodeur Partners ramped up its PR work in a "make or break" campaign for Blackberry from late 2012 to early 2013, but the 16-year client split with the firm in April after a review and has not paid for $700K in PR services, according to a suit filed in federal court on Sept. 20.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Sep. 23, 2013
Rich, Poor Gap Obvious in New York PR, Journalism
By Jack ODwyer
 
A rich/poor divide is also evident ad/PR/journalism in New York. In the 1960s and 70s, Madison Ave. was a street of milk and honey for workaday PR people and press who enjoyed many of the perks now limited to the few at the top.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013
Photos: Rubenstein Bash Hits Brooklyn
By Greg Hazley
 
rubensteinRubenstein PR held its second White Party on Aug. 15 at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, following last year's inaugural bash in Manhattan.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Sep. 11, 2013
PR Pros Lead 9/11 Day of Service Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
9/11 dayThe successful push to turn Sept. 11 into a national day of service has been spearheaded by two PR pros -- David Paine and Jay Winuk.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Sep. 4, 2013
FH and the Rise of Anheuser-Busch
By Kevin McCauley
 
bitter brewStudents of PR should pick up a copy of Bill Knoedelseder's "Bitter Brew," which chronicles the powerful role played by FleishmanHillard in the rise and fall of the Busch family of St. Louis and Anheuser-Busch.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Sep. 3, 2013
Obama May Score Pyrrhic PR Win on Syria
By Kevin McCauley
 
President Obama's move to punt the decision on whether to attack Syria to Congress is a face-saving gesture by the commander-in-chief, who is dogged by his unfortunate remark about "redlines" and "moving a bunch of chemical weapons."
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013
CPRF Stresses Ethics But Flaws Remain
By Jack ODwyer
 
The Council of PR Firms, chaired by Dave Senay of FleishmanHillard, is making a major push to identify itself with ethical conduct.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Aug. 23, 2013
PR Council Disinvites, Re-invites Ad Exec to Forum
By Jack ODwyer
 
edward bochesThe Council of PR Firms got into a flap this week with ad executive Edward Boches of Mullen by inviting him to speak at a Boston event, but then dis-inviting him after discovering he is from the ad side.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Aug. 19, 2013
Peppercomm Staffer Frets About PR's Image
By Jack ODwyer
 
lia lobelloLia LoBello, "strategic" PR staffer at Peppercomm, $16.1 million O'Dwyer-ranked PR firm, is upset at PR's poor public image.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Weber Shandwick Shops at Kohl's
By Kevin McCauley
 
kohlsKohl's, the "value-oriented" department store chain, has selected Weber Shandwick to handle its PR following a review.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Calling All PR 'Hackers'
By Kevin McCauley
 
strategy hackStrategyHack, which is billed as the first-ever "hackathon’" for PR people, is slated for August 3 at Grind Space on Broadway, where tech start-ups will get growth advice from PR/marketing pros.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
PR Links of the Day - 7-29-2013
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and media links from around the web:
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013
Comms Director Sues SD Mayor in Sex Harassment Scandal
By Greg Hazley
 
Irene McCormack JacksonIrene McCormack Jackson, former press secretary and communications director to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, sued Filner on July 22 for sexual harassment alleging the embattled mayor asked her to "get naked" and on a handful of occasions to kiss him. Staffers at firm advising Filner resign...
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013
Kaminer to Profile PR for NY Observer
By Jack ODwyer
 
Michael KaminerMichael Kaminer, PR counselor who successfully sued author and columnist Mike Wolff in 1998 in a landmark PR case, has used PR Newswire's ProfNet to ask New York area PR practitioners for help on a "state-of-the-union" story on PR in New York planned for the New York Observer in October.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Jul. 15, 2013
Definitions of Journalism, PR Being Sought
By Jack ODwyer
 
dragonCongress is working on a definition of journalism and the PR industry should be working on a description of what takes place under the heading of "PR." PR people often say that most of what is in media comes from them.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013
Corporate PR is Dead
By Jack ODwyer
 
pr is deadWe agree that corporate/institutional PR is just about dead in terms of responding to press questions which was PR's original promise made by Ivy Lee in 1906.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Jul. 3, 2013
PR Pros Bad at PR, Replaced by Journalists - Campbell
By Jack ODwyer
 
campbellAlastair Campbell, who headed communications for U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair from 1997-2003, said the PR industry has done a "lousy job on its own reputation" resulting in terms like "PR" and "spin" being "synonyms for B.S., lies, deception.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Jul. 2, 2013
Trend Du Jour of PR: Attacking Media (The Atlantic)
By Greg Hazley
 

atlanticThe Atlantic Wire's Rebecca Greenfield has blasted the "trend du jour of public relations" of attacking media in the wake of bad publicity.

 
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013
Burson Bilked of $110K - Report
By Greg Hazley
 
Burson-Marsteller founding chairman Harold Burson was bilked out of $110K by his housekeeper, according to a report in the New York Post.
Category: Public Relations
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