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PRSA Board Switches from Women to Male Domination

Thu, Mar. 9, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAPR Society of America, which had a board with 12 women and five men in 2016, switched to a board with nine men and eight women in 2017 after a woman who was elected to the 2017 board was replaced by a man.

Presidents' Day Puts Focus on PR and "Truth"

Tue, Feb. 21, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Brooke DeterlinePeople should not be silent when they see something that is wrong, says Brooke Deterline. CEO of Courageous Leadership. PRSA chapter leaders need to go to her workshops on how to “act with ethical courage.”

PRSA’s Dvorak Should Tell Truth about Lease

Fri, Feb. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jane DvorakPRSA chair Jane Dvorak, who has declared that “truth is the foundation of all effective communications,” should tell the truth about the new multi-million dollar h.q. lease at 120 Wall St.

PRSA and Ethisphere Partner on “Business Ethics”

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

EthispherePR Society of America, which spent $945 on “ethics” in 2015, said it’s a “partner” with the Ethisphere Institute in a bid to “elevate business ethics.” This is an odd couple if ever there was one. (1 reader comment)

Prof. Alisa Agozzino Will Be New PRSSA Adviser

Fri, Feb. 3, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Alisa AgozzinoAlisa Agozzino, Ph.D., assistant professor of PR, Ohio Northern University, will succeed Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., June 1 as adviser to the PRSA Student Society of America.

AT&T PR Sees No Role on PRSA Abuses

Thu, Jan. 19, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

AT&T logoAT&T PR, shown that it has 101 members of PRSA and told of the group’s history of selling author’s works without their permission, says it sees “no issue” for the company. (1 reader comment)

Mike Paul Leads Charge for "People of Color"

Tue, Jan. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Mike PaulMartin Luther King Day has put the focus on the few blacks in high ad/PR posts. Mike Paul has been saying as much for years but now has a new tune after joining Publicis in a PR post. (1 reader comment)

Air Force PA Staff Wins Top 2016 Silver Anvil

Fri, Jun. 10, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Spencer StoneThe US Air Force Public Affairs Directorate took home PR Society of America's top award last night for its work supporting PR for the airman and his two friends who thwarted a terror attack on a train in Europe last year.

Meredith Copyright Suit Recalls PRSA Copying Practices

Mon, Jan. 4, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Delaney ReportThe $6.9 million copyright suit filed Dec. 16, 2015 by The Delaney Report vs. Meredith Corp. touches all the right bases and is the type of suit that ripped-off publishers should have filed against PR Society of America in 1995.


Know How to Run a Biz, PR Firms Tell Jobseekers

Mon, Dec. 14, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ed MoedExecutives of three major PR firms spent nearly two hours on Dec. 8 telling members of the New York chapter of PR Society of America what they look for in new employees.

PRSA's Murray Got $127K in Bonuses in 2013-14

Tue, Dec. 8, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Bill MurrayBill Murray, who resigned as CEO of PR Society of America May 31, 2014, collected $127,188 in bonus/incentive pays in 2013/14 although revenues of $11.1 million in 2014 were lower than 2006 revenues of $11.4M, the year before he joined.

Killeen Opposes Hidalgo for PRSA/LA Treasurer

Fri, Dec. 4, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Joann KilleenJoann E. Killeen, president, the Killeen Furtney Group, is opposing official candidate Peter Hidalgo, director, government relations, Time Warner Cable, for the post of treasurer, Los Angeles chapter of PR Society of America, fifth largest chapter with 400+ members.

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.