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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Denver Law Dean Nixes PRSA Mediator Role
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

agUniversity of Denver Law Dean Martin Katz has rejected a request by this website that the law school perform a mediating role in the battle between PR Society of America and writers and reporters.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Law Dean Asked to Review PRSA vs. O'Dwyer Actions
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Martin KatzDean Martin Katz of the University of Denver Law School, of which PRSA VP-PR Stephanie Cegielski is a 2006 grad, has been asked to study the legal moves of the Society vs. the O’Dwyer Co.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
O'Dwyer Rebuts 35-Count PRSA Indictment
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of PRSA, has cited, as a reason for denying us membership in the Society, the 35 charges that were in a 23-page document dated Sept. 1, 2011. It “clearly lays out why you are unfit to be a member of our organization,” she said in an e-mail April 11.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 14, 2014
Editorial - But Not PR Contacts - Are Readily Available
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

servicesIt’s “open season” for PR people on editors via services like Vocus, Cision, PR Newswire and BusinessWire. But memberships of PR groups are a closely guarded secret.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
PRSA Rejects O'Dwyer Membership, Battle Starts
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

master'sPR Society of America, after welcoming Jack O'Dwyer as a new member April 3, accepting a $440 credit card payment via its website, then cancelled the membership.

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Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
PRSA CEO to Helm National Coffee Association
By Greg Hazley
 

NCABill Murray, who is stepping down as CEO of PR Society of America, will helm the New York-based National Coffee Association starting June 1.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Murray Exits PRSA
By Kevin McCauley
 
bill murrayBill Murray is leaving the PRSA CEO slot after a seven-year stint in June to pursue other opportunities outside the communications sector.
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Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
PRSA-NY Marks New Year with 'Forward' Look
By Greg Hazley
 
prsa-nyPRSA-NY kicked off its 2014 chapter year with its first ever “Forward” party and benefit held at ‘witchcraft Chelsea Piers on Jan. 15, drawing 70 area PR pros.
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Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
PRSA Continues to Withhold Tax Return Filing Date
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
prsaPR Society of America is continuing to refuse to reveal when it filed its 990 tax return for 2012, a document that showed COO Bill Murray received a $61,000 bonus although 2012 revenues of $11,083,420 were below the 2006 revenues of $11,426,867.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
'Hard Right' APRs Control PRSA DC Chapter
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
The 31 leaders of the National Capital Chapter of PR Society of America include 25 who are Accredited, although only about 20% of the 1,190 members of the chapter are APR.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
PRSA on Gift-Giving Binge; Try Ethics Instead
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
giftPR Society of America, in a desperate effort to keep its membership from slipping below the 2000 mark of 20,266, is offering member prospects all sorts of gifts including the latest, free access to its quarterlyPR Strategist.
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Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
PRSA's Murray Skips IPR for GA in Switzerland
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Nearly 300 leaders of the PR industry will gather at the Yale Club in New York tonight for the annual Institute for PR dinner which will feature an address by Kate James, who is moving from the Gates Foundation to Pearson after the first of the year.
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Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
PRSA Offers Holiday 'Gifts' to Boost Membership
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
giftPR Society of America, in the “spirit of generosity and cheer” that marks the “holiday season,” has launched “Six Weeks of Giving” as part of a year-end membership drive.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Kaiser CEO Praises Free Speech, What About His SVP of PR?
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, the $48 billion California healthcare colossus, sings the praises of “freedom of speech” in a four-column feature in the Sunday Nov. 10 New York Times, saying, “You can say whatever you want to say in this office to me.”
Category: PRSA
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
Legal Trumps Court of Opinion at PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
“How to work with senior managers who defer to the legal function and the court of law rather than PR and the court of public opinion” was the title of a workshop at the PR Society of America conference Oct. 28 in Philadelphia. That is exactly the situation that Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of the Society, finds herself in.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
PRSA CEO Murray Gets $61K Bonus to $423K
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
prsaWilliam Murray, who got a title boost to CEO of PR Society of America at its conference Oct. 26 in Philadelphia, received a 12% boost in his pay package that brought his total to $423,647 in 2012.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
Prof-Dominated PRSA Assembly Nixes APR Reform
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
prsa conference“Decoupling” accreditation from national board posts of PR Society of America was the chief topic at the Town Hall of the Assembly Oct. 26 but suggestions to end the grip of the APRs on office-holding went nowhere.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013
PRSA Posts $467K Operating Loss for 9 Months
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PR Society of America has posted a $466,869 operating loss for the nine months ended Sept. 30. Sale of investments at a profit of $177,250 cut the loss to $289,619.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
PRSA Seeks Help of Public in Reviving APR
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
aprPR Society of America has posted on its website a plea for help from the "public" in its quest to put new life into its Accreditation program which will be 50 years old next year.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
PRSA's Nall Hosts No-Question Teleconference
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
mickey nallMickey Nall, chair of PR Society of America, hosted a 14:30 minute "teleconference" yesterday on the 2013 Assembly during which no questions were asked.
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