Contact O'Dwyer's: 271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710
O'Dwyer's Inside News of Public Relations & Marketing Communications - Food & Beverage Public Relations: Mar. '15
 Sign In | Subscribe | Free E-Mail Newsletter rss,facebook,twitter
Cision State of Media 2015
rss facebook twitter Sign-Up for O'Dwyer's Weekly E-mail Newsletter

Category: PRSAReturn to Latest News
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
PRSA Exec Search Is Chance for Chapter-Led Reforms
By Jack O'Dwyer

Revolutionary WarThe 110 chapters of PR Society of America can take the bull by the horns by running the search for a new staff executive. The search committee should be ten chapter presidents.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014
Editorial: PRSA Must Not Repeat the Mistake of Murray
By Jack O'Dwyer
Bill MurrayBill Murray, the resigned CEO of PRSA, was the worst Society staff head we have experienced since 1968--temperamentally and physically unsuited for the job. This mistake must not be repeated.

Category: PRSA
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Murray Joining Much Smaller Organization
By Jack O'Dwyer
ncaEditorial: Bill Murray, who has resigned as CEO of PR Society of America with nine months to go on his contract, is joining a much smaller organization.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
PRSA CEO to Helm National Coffee Association
By Greg Hazley

NCABill Murray, who is stepping down as CEO of PR Society of America, will helm the New York-based National Coffee Association starting June 1.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014
Murray Forced out of PR Society of America
By Jack O'Dwyer
bill murrayBill Murray, whose seven years at PRSA were marred by anti-press, anti-communications, anti-New York and anti-democratic policies and practices, has resigned, a move we believe was forced on him.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Murray Exits PRSA
By Kevin McCauley
bill murrayBill Murray is leaving the PRSA CEO slot after a seven-year stint in June to pursue other opportunities outside the communications sector.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
PRSA-NY Marks New Year with 'Forward' Look
By Greg Hazley
prsa-nyPRSA-NY kicked off its 2014 chapter year with its first ever “Forward” party and benefit held at ‘witchcraft Chelsea Piers on Jan. 15, drawing 70 area PR pros.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
PRSA Continues to Withhold Tax Return Filing Date
By Jack O'Dwyer
prsaPR Society of America is continuing to refuse to reveal when it filed its 990 tax return for 2012, a document that showed COO Bill Murray received a $61,000 bonus although 2012 revenues of $11,083,420 were below the 2006 revenues of $11,426,867.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
'Hard Right' APRs Control PRSA DC Chapter
By Jack O'Dwyer
The 31 leaders of the National Capital Chapter of PR Society of America include 25 who are Accredited, although only about 20% of the 1,190 members of the chapter are APR.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
PRSA on Gift-Giving Binge; Try Ethics Instead
By Jack O'Dwyer
giftPR Society of America, in a desperate effort to keep its membership from slipping below the 2000 mark of 20,266, is offering member prospects all sorts of gifts including the latest, free access to its quarterlyPR Strategist.
Category: PRSA
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
PRSA's Murray Skips IPR for GA in Switzerland
By Jack O'Dwyer
Nearly 300 leaders of the PR industry will gather at the Yale Club in New York tonight for the annual Institute for PR dinner which will feature an address by Kate James, who is moving from the Gates Foundation to Pearson after the first of the year.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
PRSA Offers Holiday 'Gifts' to Boost Membership
By Jack O'Dwyer
giftPR Society of America, in the “spirit of generosity and cheer” that marks the “holiday season,” has launched “Six Weeks of Giving” as part of a year-end membership drive.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Kaiser CEO Praises Free Speech, What About His SVP of PR?
By Jack O'Dwyer
Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, the $48 billion California healthcare colossus, sings the praises of “freedom of speech” in a four-column feature in the Sunday Nov. 10 New York Times, saying, “You can say whatever you want to say in this office to me.”
Category: PRSA
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
Legal Trumps Court of Opinion at PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer
“How to work with senior managers who defer to the legal function and the court of law rather than PR and the court of public opinion” was the title of a workshop at the PR Society of America conference Oct. 28 in Philadelphia. That is exactly the situation that Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of the Society, finds herself in.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
PRSA CEO Murray Gets $61K Bonus to $423K
By Jack O'Dwyer
prsaWilliam Murray, who got a title boost to CEO of PR Society of America at its conference Oct. 26 in Philadelphia, received a 12% boost in his pay package that brought his total to $423,647 in 2012.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
Prof-Dominated PRSA Assembly Nixes APR Reform
By Jack O'Dwyer
prsa conference“Decoupling” accreditation from national board posts of PR Society of America was the chief topic at the Town Hall of the Assembly Oct. 26 but suggestions to end the grip of the APRs on office-holding went nowhere.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013
PRSA Posts $467K Operating Loss for 9 Months
By Jack O'Dwyer
PR Society of America has posted a $466,869 operating loss for the nine months ended Sept. 30. Sale of investments at a profit of $177,250 cut the loss to $289,619.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
PRSA Seeks Help of Public in Reviving APR
By Jack O'Dwyer
aprPR Society of America has posted on its website a plea for help from the "public" in its quest to put new life into its Accreditation program which will be 50 years old next year.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
PRSA's Nall Hosts No-Question Teleconference
By Jack O'Dwyer
mickey nallMickey Nall, chair of PR Society of America, hosted a 14:30 minute "teleconference" yesterday on the 2013 Assembly during which no questions were asked.
Category: PRSA
Thu., Sep. 26, 2013
PRSA Drops VP-PR Search, Names Cegielski
By Jack O'Dwyer
CegielskiPR Society of America, after searching since late June for a VP-PR to succeed Arthur Yann, who died suddenly at age 48 on June 13, has dropped the search and promoted associate PR director Stephanie Cegielski to VP-PR.
Category: PRSA
Today's Poll:
After the Germanwings crash, Lufthansa needs to:
Fold the brand
Audit its screening procedures
Defend itself better
Go dark
View past polls
Rank Your Firm With O'Dwyer's
Snapshots - 10/17/08
O'Dwyer's NL
Mar. 30, 2015
O'Dwyer's Newsletter O'Dwyer's Newsletter
Back issues
O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine
Mar. '15
Profiles of Food & Beverage PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's February Environmental PR & Public Affairs Magazine
Feb. '15
Profiles of Environmental PR & Public Affairs Firms
O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide
Jan. '15
PR Buyer's Guide & Profiles of Crisis Communications Firms
O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine
Dec. '14
Profiles of Entertainment & Sports PR Firms
O'Dwyer's November Technology PR Magazine O'Dwyer's November Tecnology PR Magazine
Nov. '14
Profiles of Technology PR Firms
O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine
Oct. '14
Profiles of Healthcare & Medical PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine
Sep. '14
Profiles of Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR Firms
O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine
Aug. '14
Profiles of Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine
Jul. '14
Profiles of Travel & Tourism PR Firms
O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine
Jun. '14
Profiles of Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR Firms
O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine
May '14
PR Firm Rankings Special Issue
O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine
Apr. '14
Profiles of Broadcast Media Services Cos. & Social Media PR Firms
O'Dwyer's magazine back issues to 2011
Edelman - Show Up Differntly Edelman Trust Barometer Edelman Trust Barometer 2013
Finn Partners
Weber Shandwick

O'Dwyer's PR Magazine
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine

Mar. '15 Food & Beverage PR

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 29th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.

Advertise With O'Dwyer's
2015 Editorial Calendar:
January, PR Buyer's Guide/Crisis Comms.
February, Environmental PR & Public Affairs
March, Food & Beverage PR
April, Broadcast Media Services & Social Media PR
May, PR Firm Rankings
June, Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR
July, Travel & Tourism PR
August, Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR
September, Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR
October, Healthcare & Medical PR
November: Technology PR
December: Entertainment & Sports PR
Each month a different area of PR is examined and firms with strengths in the focus area are profiled.
Subscribe to O'Dwyer's Magazine
Allidura: Millennial Mindset

Find The Right PR Firm
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms
Download PDF of
'14 directory
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

- Alphabetically
- Geographically
- PR Specialty

2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms 2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

O'Dwyer's is the
#1 source for researching outside PR counsel.

Add your firm to our online database and let O’Dwyer’s help you to expand your PR firm locally, nationally and globally.

O'Dwyer's is the only place you can look up a company (e.g., Apple, Nike, Starbucks) and determine its outside PR counsel.

Try it out!

Compare terms using: AND    OR

List Your Firm With O'Dwyer's

How To Hire A PR Firm
Jack O'DwyerBy Jack O’Dwyer
Public relations covers such a broad array of communications services these days that defining it has become harder than ever. Read more...
Fraser SeitelBy Fraser Seitel
It still makes great good sense for a corporate buyer to be cautious before hiring a public relations agency. Read more...
The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference
Strategic Internal Communications Conference
3rd Annual Internal Comms. & Situational Messaging
Corporate Social Media Summit
3rd Internal Branding & Employee Engagement Conference
The Communicator Awards: Deadline March 9, 2012
Reputation Preservation and Crisis Communication Summit (Mar. 5-6) New York

O'Dwyer's PR Firm RankingsO'Dwyer's 2015 Ranking of PR Firms Released
Firms ranked overall by '14 net fees with separate charts for 12 PR specialties such as healthcare, technology and travel. Look up firms in key cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
O'Dwyer's 2015 PR Firm Rankings

Top 10 PR firms for 2015:
1. Edelman, NY - $797,328,238
2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $118,112,600
3. Waggener Edstrom, Wash. - $106,676,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $82,625,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $73,891,000
6. Finn Partners, New York - $52,796,000
7. MWW Group, NJ - $51,775,000
8. ICR, CT - $50,687,714
9. DKC, New York - $41,500,000
10. Zeno Group, New York - $39,921,576
*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.
Become an O'Dwyer's Ranked PR Firm
Cision State of Media 2015

PR Services & Products
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine
Shop in 50 categories:

- Broadcast Monitoring
- Crisis Management
- Editorial Distribution
- Electronic Newsfeeds/ Satellite Services
- Executive Search
- Integrated Marketing & PR
- Interactive/Multimedia Services
- Media Training
- Newswires
- Press Release Distribution
- Public Service Announcements

- Radio
- Research
- Satellite Media Tours
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media
- Speakers Service
- TV Production
- Video Production & Editing
- Webcasting
- Website Development

See all PR service companies...

Add Your PR Service or Product

Sponsored Links:
E-mail to add your link

Rosica PR Agency – 866-843-5600

Interact Marketing, 888-418-INTERACT

Web Links:
- PR Blogs
- Public Relations/Media
- Newswires
- Networks
- Int'l News
- More News
- Health Resources
- Media Watchdogs
- U.S. Government
- U.S. Newspapers
- U.S. Magazines
O'Dwyer's Newsletter PDF


Edelman - Show Up Differently GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit Strategic Employee Engagement & Internal Brand Activation



Subscribe to O'Dwyer's website | Editorial Contacts | Order O'Dwyer Publications | Advertising Info | Contact O'Dwyer's | Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 1998-2015 J.R. O'Dwyer Company, Inc.
271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710