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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.
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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.
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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
Tue., Sep. 17, 2013
PRSA Switching Magazines to Digital Versions
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
tacticsPR Society of America has told those who joined after Aug. 2 that they will only be sent e-mail versions of the monthly PR Tactics tabloid and the quarterly magazine PR Strategist.
Category: PRSA
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.
Category: PRSA
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."
Category: PRSA
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.
Category: PRSA
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.
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