Ray Kotcher, chairman of Ketchum, will receive the Alexander Hamilton Medal of the Institute for PR Nov. 13 at the Yale Club, New York. Richard Dobbs of McKinsey will give the 53rd Distinguished Lecture.
Katharine Weymouth, granddaughter of Katherine Graham, longtime head of the Washington Post who died in 2001, will address the Spring Seminar of the Arthur W. Page Society Thursday at the Conrad New York.
New York PR people are sending about $350K each year to PR Society of America and the Int'l Assn of Business Communicators -- two groups whose practices bring discredit to PR rather than improve its image.
Neville Hobson reviewed the new digital bi-monthly magazine of the International Association of Business Communicators, commending the group for its transition but noting it has "some major work to do" on the format and app itself.
*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.