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Fri., Sep. 13, 2013
PRSA CEO Change Minimized, Assembly Halved
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
A 31-minute teleconference yesterday for PR Society of America Assembly delegates was told that giving president and COO Bill Murray the single title of CEO is no change whatever because that is the role in which he has been functioning.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Sep. 9, 2013
Murray to Be CEO of PRSA as Power Shifts to HQ
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
bill murrayDelegates of PR Society of America will consider a proposal to give Bill Murray the single title of CEO, replacing the titles of president and COO he has had since 2007. 
Category: PRSA
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
PRSA Partly Corrects Conference Attendee Claims
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
This is an open letter to PR Society associate PR director Stephanie Cegielski who has corrected the Society website by removing the claim that 3,000 "professionals" attend the group's annual conferences and replacing that with the word "attendees." Numerous questions put to Cegielski are being ignored.
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Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
PRSA Inflates Conference Attendance by 50%+
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PR Society of America's promotion to service firms for its 2013 annual conference in Philadelphia Oct. 26-29 has been saying that such conferences have attracted "an average attendance of 3,000 PR professionals, with executive or senior level decision makers comprising more than one-third of attendees."
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Mon., Aug. 12, 2013
Social Media's Biz Impact Exaggerated - NYU Prof
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Scott GallowayA New York University study has found that less than 3% of the traffic going to websites of major brands and advertisers is coming from social media while 33% of the traffic is coming from consumers doing searches for products and services.
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Fri., Aug. 9, 2013
PRSA Has $18K Loss for First Half, Despite Dues Hike
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
blake lewisPR Society of America has reported an operating loss of $18,719 for the first half after an operating profit of $403,048 for the first quarter.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Miami-headed PRSA Nomcom May Pick Miamian
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
The nominating committee of PR Society of America, headed by Miamian Rosanna Fiske, meets today, tomorrow and Sunday in Chicago and appears on the verge of picking Kathy Barbour of Coral Gables as 2014 chair-elect. Coral Gables is just south of Miami.
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Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
PRSA Posts VP-PR Job; Advice for Candidates
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PR Society of America has posted the specs for a VP-PR to replace Arthur Yann, who died suddenly at 48 in that post on June 13. President and COO Bill Murray has written that Yann had "one of the toughest jobs in PR."
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Open Letter to PRSA Candidate Barbour's Boss
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Keeley, BarbourAn open letter to Baptist Health South Florida CEO Brian Keeley, the boss of PRSA candidate Kathy Barbour.
Category: PRSA
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013
Questions Sent to PRSA Candidates
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
barbour, lewisSince America is the land where candidates for office normally answer questions of the press, the following questions have been e-mailed to the current slate of candidates for national board and officer posts of PR Society of America.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jun. 24, 2013
PRSA Is Unmentioned at Yann Funeral
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Sources covering the funeral last week of Arthur Yann, VP-PR of PR Society of America, who died suddenly June 13, were struck by the fact that no one from the Society made remarks either at the funeral home or the church.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jun. 21, 2013
Yann Eulogized as Husband, Father, PR Pro
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Arthur YannPR Society of America leaders and staff joined with family members of Arthur Yann this morning to remember him as a devoted husband and father and accomplished PR practitioner at the Society, where he headed PR.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Jun. 21, 2013
PRSA Bars Member's Web Access, No Reason Given
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
justiceEileen Lintao, senior manager of member services, PR Society of America, yesterday e-mailed a member that his "access to our online services has been revoked, as per our Terms of Use."
Category: PRSA
Thu., Jun. 20, 2013
DuPont Silver Anvil is Tarnished Over Conflict
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Anthony FarinaDuPont on June 13 picked up the Best of Silver Anvil Award of PR Society of America but it's tarnished as DuPont is a client of the chair of the Society, Mickey Nall of Ogilvy PR.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Jun. 18, 2013
Services for Yann are Thursday in Milford
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
yannFamily and friends of Arthur Yann, 48, who was VP-PR of PR Society of America and who died suddenly June 13, may attend services Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, Conn.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jun. 17, 2013
PRSA's PR Chief Yann Dies at 48
By Kevin McCauley
 
Arthur YannArthur Yann, who headed PR at Public Relations Society of America, died of a heart attack on June 13. He was 48. 
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jun. 17, 2013
PRSA's Anvils Raise Issue of Definition of PR
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Mickey NallThe No. 1 topic among PR people is no doubt what exactly is PR? Each PR person has a different definition.
Category: PRSA
Thu., Jun. 13, 2013
PRSA Award Winners, Leaders Gather Tonight
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Stewart, ParksMore then 200 leaders and award winners of PR Society of America will gather at 6 p.m. tonight at the Axa Equitable Center in New york for the Silver Anvil Awards ceremony.
Category: PRSA
Wed., May 22, 2013
PRSA Revenues Up 4% to $11M, 2006 Level
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PRSA revenuePRSA, recovering from years of recession and helped by a 13.3% dues hike to $255, posted revenues of $11.1M for 2012, up 4% over 2011 and close to the $11.4M that it recorded in 2006.
Category: PRSA
Mon., May 6, 2013
PRSA Educators Block 'At-Large' Student Members
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
PR professors who belong to PR Society of America have twice blocked moves to let any student in the U.S. join the Society or its student wing. Only students in approved chapters in about 300 of the 4,000 colleges are allowed to join.
Category: PRSA
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