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Mon., Oct. 27, 2014
Council of PR Firms, Mired in Past Like PRSA, Sticks with 'PR'
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

pr councilThe Council of PR Firms, founded in 1998 mostly with ad/PR conglomerate funds, and still dominated by them, is using "PR Council" as its new name. This echoes PRSA sticking with its failed APR program.

Category: Associations
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
PRSA Can Learn from IABC -- Amazing!
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

aprPRSA should copy International Association of Business Communicators which has dropped its accreditation program, switched its printed magazine to online, and sees cultivating small PR firms as its future.

 

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Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Trade Orgs Withhold Finances, Pay Staffs Well
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

irs 990Trade organizations, including PRSA and NAPL (the printing org whose CEO Joseph Truncale will join the Society as CEO on Jan. 12, 2015), are poor and late financial reporters. Top staffers make far more than most members.

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Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Truncale Tops PRSA
By Kevin McCauley
 

truncaleJoe Truncale, CEO of the trade group for the mailing and fulfillment services sector, is the new chief of Public Relations Society of America.

 
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Mon., Sep. 29, 2014
NYPL Books Welch
By Kevin McCauley
 

carrie welchThe New York Public Library has named Carrie Welch chief external relations officer effective October 15.

 
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Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
Coyne Checks Out Columbia Biz School
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jersey-based Coyne has signed on as Columbia Business School's agency of record in charge to driving its new "At the Very Center of Business" market positioning.
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Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
NIRI CEO to Club Managers Association
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
jeff morganJeffrey Morgan, president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute, Alexandria, Va., since 2007, is moving to the Club Managers Asociation of America, Alexandria, Oct. 12 as CEO.
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Mon., Jun. 9, 2014
IABC, PRSA Cave to Association Culture
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

iabc, prsaIABC and PRSA, again proving you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, are opting for high-priced association execs to "lead" them instead of hands-on PR pros who can handle facts surfaced by traditional and blogger press.

Category: Associations
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Wikipedia Critic Kohs Banned from New York Meeting
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

kohsThe banning of Wikipedia critic Gregory Kohs from the WP meeting in New York May 30-June 1, a decision “not subject to reconsideration or appeal,” echoes similar press barriers put up by PR Society of America and American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Mon., May 5, 2014
Elite PR Seminar, PRSA Groups Meet in June
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

seminarTwo elite, secretive PR groups are meeting in June -- PR Seminar June 1-4 at a swanky Charlotte, N.C., resort, and PRSA chapter, district and section leaders in New York June 13-14.

Category: Associations
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014
Kellen Acquires Brussels Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
Kellen Company, the New York-based PR and association management firm, has acquired Brussels-based AGEP Association Management to bolster its European operations, particularly in the food sector.
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