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Fri., Aug. 9, 2013
PRSA Has $18K Loss for First Half, Despite Dues Hike
By Jack ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
PRSA Posts VP-PR Job; Advice for Candidates
By Jack ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer

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 ODwyer
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of member services, PR Society of America, yesterday e-mailed a member that his "access to our online services has been revoked, as per our Terms of Use."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 ODwyer

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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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 ODwyer
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
Wed., Apr. 3, 2013
PRSA-NYU Career Day Draws 100
By Jack ODwyer
career dayAbout 50 students were present yesterday for the 10 a.m. opening of the PR Career Forum at the Kimmel Center of New York University. This grew to nearly 100 as the day advanced.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 1, 2013
20 Reasons to Open NYU-PRSA Career Day to Press
By Jack ODwyer
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).
Category: PRSA
Fri., Mar. 29, 2013
Students Will Get Hosed April 2 Unless Sponsors Act
By Jack ODwyer
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.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013
"Cattle Call" NYU PR Career Forum Needs Fixing
By Jack ODwyer

CattleThe "Career Forum" set for April 2 at New York University’s Kimmel Center needs heavy alterations if it is to live up to its title.

As presently planned, it is not a "Career Forum" at all but a "cattle call" or "shape up" such as is practiced on the docks where potential workers are paraded before bosses.

This is a day set up to be of, by and for the employers, a chance for them to fill quotas of minority workers. Why anyone except minorities would attend is a good question.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Mar. 19, 2013
O'Dwyer's Will Pay $1K for PRSA/NY Career Forum
By Jack ODwyer
GerminderBelow 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.
Category: PRSA
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