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PRSA Nominates Peterson of Embattled CenturyLink

Wed, Aug. 2, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Debra PetersonDebra Peterson, PR head of CenturyLink, which faces fraud charges from eight states that could cost it up to $12 billion, has been nominated as chair-elect of PRSA for 2018. (2 reader comments)

CenturyLink’s Poor Image Is a Problem for PRSA and PR

Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Consumer Affairs CenturyLink Satisfaction RatingThe expected nomination of CenturyLink’s Debra Peterson as chair-elect of PRSA Saturday will focus attention of its 21,000 members and others on abuses of her employer and the other telecoms.

Peterson Should Withdraw as PRSA Candidate

Thu, Jul. 20, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Debra PetersonDebra Peterson, sole candidate for 2018 chair-elect of PRSA, should withdraw in the light of fraud charges vs. employer CenturyLink and PRSA’s record of abusive practices.

PRSA Offers Reputation Management Certificate

Thu, Mar. 16, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA Reputation Management Certificate ProgramPR Society of America and Reputation Economy Advisors are offering an eight-week certificate program designed to strengthen the credentials and credibility of management-level communicators.

PRSA/New York Awards Deadline is Friday

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA-NY Big Apple AwardsEntries in more than 100 categories are due Friday by 6 p.m. for the 2017 Big Apple Awards of the New York Chapter of PR Society of America, biggest single city chapter with 600+ members.

PRSA Board Switches from Women to Male Domination

Thu, Mar. 9, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAPR Society of America, which had a board with 12 women and five men in 2016, switched to a board with nine men and eight women in 2017 after a woman who was elected to the 2017 board was replaced by a man.

Presidents' Day Puts Focus on PR and "Truth"

Tue, Feb. 21, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Brooke DeterlinePeople should not be silent when they see something that is wrong, says Brooke Deterline. CEO of Courageous Leadership. PRSA chapter leaders need to go to her workshops on how to “act with ethical courage.”

PRSA’s Dvorak Should Tell Truth about Lease

Fri, Feb. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jane DvorakPRSA chair Jane Dvorak, who has declared that “truth is the foundation of all effective communications,” should tell the truth about the new multi-million dollar h.q. lease at 120 Wall St.

PRSA and Ethisphere Partner on “Business Ethics”

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

EthispherePR Society of America, which spent $945 on “ethics” in 2015, said it’s a “partner” with the Ethisphere Institute in a bid to “elevate business ethics.” This is an odd couple if ever there was one. (1 reader comment)

Prof. Alisa Agozzino Will Be New PRSSA Adviser

Fri, Feb. 3, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Alisa AgozzinoAlisa Agozzino, Ph.D., assistant professor of PR, Ohio Northern University, will succeed Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., June 1 as adviser to the PRSA Student Society of America.

AT&T PR Sees No Role on PRSA Abuses

Thu, Jan. 19, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

AT&T logoAT&T PR, shown that it has 101 members of PRSA and told of the group’s history of selling author’s works without their permission, says it sees “no issue” for the company. (1 reader comment)

Mike Paul Leads Charge for "People of Color"

Tue, Jan. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Mike PaulMartin Luther King Day has put the focus on the few blacks in high ad/PR posts. Mike Paul has been saying as much for years but now has a new tune after joining Publicis in a PR post. (1 reader comment)

Air Force PA Staff Wins Top 2016 Silver Anvil

Fri, Jun. 10, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Spencer StoneThe US Air Force Public Affairs Directorate took home PR Society of America's top award last night for its work supporting PR for the airman and his two friends who thwarted a terror attack on a train in Europe last year.

Meredith Copyright Suit Recalls PRSA Copying Practices

Mon, Jan. 4, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Delaney ReportThe $6.9 million copyright suit filed Dec. 16, 2015 by The Delaney Report vs. Meredith Corp. touches all the right bases and is the type of suit that ripped-off publishers should have filed against PR Society of America in 1995.

 

Know How to Run a Biz, PR Firms Tell Jobseekers

Mon, Dec. 14, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ed MoedExecutives of three major PR firms spent nearly two hours on Dec. 8 telling members of the New York chapter of PR Society of America what they look for in new employees.

PRSA's Murray Got $127K in Bonuses in 2013-14

Tue, Dec. 8, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Bill MurrayBill Murray, who resigned as CEO of PR Society of America May 31, 2014, collected $127,188 in bonus/incentive pays in 2013/14 although revenues of $11.1 million in 2014 were lower than 2006 revenues of $11.4M, the year before he joined.

Killeen Opposes Hidalgo for PRSA/LA Treasurer

Fri, Dec. 4, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

Joann KilleenJoann E. Killeen, president, the Killeen Furtney Group, is opposing official candidate Peter Hidalgo, director, government relations, Time Warner Cable, for the post of treasurer, Los Angeles chapter of PR Society of America, fifth largest chapter with 400+ members.