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.
Since 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.
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.
PR 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.
Family 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.
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.
PR Society of America's history of unethical, undemocratic, anti-New York, anti-press and anti-information policies, practices and individual acts demands that its leaders not be allowed to hit on some 300 students at the Career Forum tomorrow at the school's Kimmel Center absent monitoring by the press. (A list of 20 such abuses is at the end of this blog).
More than 300 PR and journalism students are expected to converge on New York University's Kimmel Center Tuesday for an all-day "PR Career Forum." The program says students are supposed to "learn about the field of PR" but PR publishers are banned from showing any of their products unless they cough up $1,000 each. There will be no literature or reading table although job-hunting without directories is like gardening without tools or playing golf without clubs.
Below is an open letter to Lea-Ann Germinder, president of PRSA/New York in which we ask whether there will be any limits on the directories, books or other materials that we can exhibit at the Career Forum that the chapter is sponsoring April 2 at the Kimmel Center of New York University.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.