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PRSA VP-PR Stephanie Cegielski Leaves Society

Tue, Jul. 28, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Stephanie CegielskiStephanie Cegielski, who joined PR Society of America as associate director of PR in August 2012, rising to VP-PR after the sudden death of Arthur Yann in 2013, has left the Society, sources say.

PRSA, Westhampton Fight Age of Info, Harming Selves

Mon, Jul. 13, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

marriottPR Society of America, continuing its fight against technology, as Westhampton Beach is also doing, again wants to block an O’Dwyer exhibit at its annual conference.


PRSA 2014 Revenues Dip Below 2006

Wed, May 6, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

barbourRevenues of PR Society of America dipped to $11,159,091 in 2014 from $11,405,304 in 2013 and are now below the $11,426,867 revenues of 2006. Society leaders and staff are mum on the results. Kathy Barbour is Society chair.

PR Execs Feast Tonight; Journalists Despair

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

kuzniaNearly 200 PR executives will honor Charlotte Otto tonight at the Bryant Park Grill as the 2015 "Paladin" of the PRSA Foundation. Many journalists, meanwhile, are in despair, a 2015 Pulitzer winner having been found in PR.

P&G's Charlotte Otto to Get Soiled Paladin Award

Tue, Apr. 21, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

charlotte ottoLongtime Procter & Gamble PR head Charlotte Otto is to get the Paladin Award of the PRSA Foundation Thursday. But all of P&G's soap couldn't cleanse the image of the press-boycotting Foundation.


McCorkindale Should Not Take CEO of Institute for PR

Mon, Apr. 20, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

mccorkindaleProf. Tina McCorkindale of Appalachian State University, slated to become CEO of the Institute for PR May 11, should not take that post unless she wants to destroy IPR’s 26-year record of independence.


PRSA Leader McCorkindale Heads Institute for PR

Fri, Apr. 10, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

tina mccorkindaleTina McCorkindale, Ph.D., an associate professor at Appalachian State University who was 2013 chair of the PRSA Educators Academy, will join the Institute for PR May 11 as CEO.

'Legendary' Editor Mathis Asked to Cover PRSA

Wed, Apr. 8, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

mathisKaren Brune Mathis, ex-biz editor, Florida Times-Union and now at the Daily Record of Jacksonville, has been asked to cover PRSA's boycott against the O'Dwyer Co. National chair Kathy Barbour is VP-communications at Acosta Sales and Marketing, Jacksonville.

Religion, Law, PR, Media Clash in Stories

Sun, Apr. 5, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

barbourThe shift of 2015 PRSA chair Kathy Barbour from Baptist Health South Florida to a marketing firm and the continued battle in the Hamptons over a Jewish religious boundary called an eruv involve religion, law, PR and the media.

Blog: Is Everything PR?

Thu, Feb. 12, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

prThe Los Angeles chapter of Public Relations Society is hosting a conference with the provacative theme, "Yes, Everything is PR."

PR Profs Brainwash Selves, Students

Mon, Nov. 3, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

prsaPR profs, including Tina McCorkindale and Marcia DiStaso of the PRSA Educators Academy, hail "dialogic looping" (i.e., people talking to each other) as the sine qua non of PR. But they don't practice it. 

PRSA CEO Got $63K Bonus

Tue, Oct. 28, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

bill murrayPRSA CEO Bill Murray, who had a $61K bonus in 2012, got another bonus of $63K in 2013 for a total of $430K, according to the group's 's 2013 IRS Form 990. He quit the Society March 7, 2014, effective June 1.

PRSA CEO Joins in 2015 from Three Trade Groups

Thu, Oct. 16, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

joseph truncaleJoseph Truncale, who "joins" PRSA as CEO, a release said yesterday, actually won't arrive until January. He is from a merger of three printing, mailing and fulfillment trade groups (AMSP, NAPL and NAQP).