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Capozzi Challenges PR to ‘Touch One More Life’

Thu, May 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lou CapozzoIn accepting PRSA Foundation’s 2018 Paladin Award last night, former MSL Group chairman Lou Capozzi challenged the audience to “touch one more life, mentor one more kid.”

Questions for Ray Kotcher, PRSA Board 'Counsel'

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ray KotcherWe have questions for Ketchum’s Ray Kotcher, permanent “senior counsel” to PRSA’s board and another indication of Omnicom/Ketchum’s influence on the Society.

Jay Baer Touts Word-of-Mouth PR to PRSA

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jay BaerJay Baer, who touts the importance of customer service, told PRSA Oct. 10 that word-of-mouth is the key to business success.

PRSA Members Blocked Board Attempt to Gut Assembly

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA ICON 2017Opposition by PRSA members stopped bylaw proposals that would have increased board power to amend bylaws and which would have eliminated district representation on the board.

PRSA Flops on Ethics Code’s Info Promise Says Ex-Director

Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA ICON 2017Removal of PRSA board minutes from the Society’s website “flies in the face of multiple Code provisions” calling for the “free flow of information,” former board member Mary Beth West said in an email to the board.

PRSA Board Power Grab Stopped by Ex-Board Member

Sun, Oct. 8, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Mary Beth WestMember opposition yesterday stopped PRSA bylaw proposals that would have greatly increased board power to amend bylaws and which would have eliminated district representation on the board.

Radiation Perils Should Be Told to PRSA Conference

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

WiFiThe dangers of microwave radiation from cellphones, cell towers, and routers in offices should be on the program of the PRSA national conference starting tomorrow. But it isn’t.

Brit PR Group Says Media Relations is Key Duty

Thu, Oct. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Francis InghamThe PR industry needs “advocates who can communicate with the media and general public,” said Francis Ingham, director general, PR Consultants Assn., London. (1 reader comment)

Confusion Over What 'PR' Is Undercuts PR Education

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAThe proposal to substitute “communications” for “PR” in most places in the PRSA bylaws at the Oct. 8 Assembly is a blow not only to PR but to PR and communications courses offered by colleges.

'Communications' May Replace 'PR' at PRSA

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSAPRSA bylaw proposal 1702, changing “PR” to “communications” in “most locations,” has touched off a furious debate on the Society’s website. (2 reader comments)

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.