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Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Air Force PA Staff Wins Top 2016 Silver Anvil
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.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
Meredith Copyright Suit Recalls PRSA Copying Practices
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.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
PRSA/New York in Special Year-End Membership Offer
By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA New York ChapterThe New York Chapter of PR Society of America, in a year-end membership drive, will provide up to $200 in extra benefits to those who join by Dec. 31.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
Know How to Run a Biz, PR Firms Tell Jobseekers
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.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
PRSA's Murray Got $127K in Bonuses in 2013-14
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.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
Killeen Opposes Hidalgo for PRSA/LA Treasurer
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.

Category: PRSA
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
Former VP-PR/PRSA Cegielski to NYU Grad School
By Jack O'Dwyer

Stephanie CegielskiStephanie Cegielski, who was VP-PR of PR Society of America until July 27, is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Professional Studies.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
PRSA VP-PR Stephanie Cegielski Leaves Society
By Jack O'Dwyer
Stephanie CegielskiStephanie Cegielski, who joined PR Society of America as associate director of PR in August 2012, rising to VP-PR after the sudden death of Arthur Yann in 2013, has left the Society, sources say.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015
PRSA/New York Meets at Yankee Game July 22
By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA NYThe PR Society’s New York chapter is inviting members and non-members to the New York Yankees game Wednesday, July 22 with the Baltimore Orioles.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
PRSA, Westhampton Fight Age of Info, Harming Selves
By Jack O'Dwyer

marriottPR Society of America, continuing its fight against technology, as Westhampton Beach is also doing, again wants to block an O’Dwyer exhibit at its annual conference.

Category: PRSA
Wed., May 6, 2015
PRSA 2014 Revenues Dip Below 2006
By Jack O'Dwyer

barbourRevenues of PR Society of America dipped to $11,159,091 in 2014 from $11,405,304 in 2013 and are now below the $11,426,867 revenues of 2006. Society leaders and staff are mum on the results. Kathy Barbour is Society chair.

Category: PRSA
Thu., Apr. 23, 2015
PR Execs Feast Tonight; Journalists Despair
By Jack O'Dwyer

kuzniaNearly 200 PR executives will honor Charlotte Otto tonight at the Bryant Park Grill as the 2015 "Paladin" of the PRSA Foundation. Many journalists, meanwhile, are in despair, a 2015 Pulitzer winner having been found in PR.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Apr. 21, 2015
P&G's Charlotte Otto to Get Soiled Paladin Award
By Jack O'Dwyer

charlotte ottoLongtime Procter & Gamble PR head Charlotte Otto is to get the Paladin Award of the PRSA Foundation Thursday. But all of P&G's soap couldn't cleanse the image of the press-boycotting Foundation.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 20, 2015
McCorkindale Should Not Take CEO of Institute for PR
By Jack O'Dwyer

mccorkindaleProf. Tina McCorkindale of Appalachian State University, slated to become CEO of the Institute for PR May 11, should not take that post unless she wants to destroy IPR’s 26-year record of independence.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
PRSA Leader McCorkindale Heads Institute for PR
By Jack O'Dwyer
tina mccorkindaleTina McCorkindale, Ph.D., an associate professor at Appalachian State University who was 2013 chair of the PRSA Educators Academy, will join the Institute for PR May 11 as CEO.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Apr. 8, 2015
'Legendary' Editor Mathis Asked to Cover PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer

mathisKaren Brune Mathis, ex-biz editor, Florida Times-Union and now at the Daily Record of Jacksonville, has been asked to cover PRSA's boycott against the O'Dwyer Co. National chair Kathy Barbour is VP-communications at Acosta Sales and Marketing, Jacksonville.

Category: PRSA
Sun., Apr. 5, 2015
Religion, Law, PR, Media Clash in Stories
By Jack O'Dwyer
barbourThe shift of 2015 PRSA chair Kathy Barbour from Baptist Health South Florida to a marketing firm and the continued battle in the Hamptons over a Jewish religious boundary called an eruv involve religion, law, PR and the media.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Apr. 3, 2015
Kathy Barbour, 2015 PRSA Chair, Takes Non-Healthcare Post
By Jack O'Dwyer

kathy barbourKathy Barbour, 2015 PR Society chair, has taken a non-healthcare post after 16 years at Baptist Health South Florida, Mayo Clinic, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. New Employer Acosta helps market consumer packaged goods.  

Category: PRSA
Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
PR Profs Assess PRSA's Flawed Awards Program
By Jack O'Dwyer

profsThree PR Ph.D's are assessing PRSA's awards program. But they also need to consider what is meant by "PR" these days -- just what are the "outcomes" and goals that are being sought. 

Category: PRSA
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Blog: Is Everything PR?
By Kevin McCauley

prThe Los Angeles chapter of Public Relations Society is hosting a conference with the provacative theme, "Yes, Everything is PR."

Category: PRSA
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