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Fri., Jul. 17, 2015
Paralyzed Vets Group Picks F/W/V
By Kevin McCauley
 
vetsThe Paralyzed Veterans of America organization has selected French/West/Vaughan to provide marketing services for its new "Racing to Empower Veterans" charity endurance racing program.
Category: Associations
Fri., Jul. 17, 2015
Mount Vernon Board of Ed Seeks PR Firm
By Kevin McCauley
 
mt vernonThe under performing Mount Vernon (NY) school district is looking for a PR firm to communicate its continuing efforts to improve the culture and atmosphere at the 16 schools.
Category: Associations
Tue., Jul. 7, 2015
Longbrake Takes U. of Chicago PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
John Longbrake will become VP-communications at the University of Chicago on Aug. 24, replacing Julie Peterson, who did an eight-year stint there.
Category: Associations
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Amid Content Need, Trade Groups Boost Paid Digital
By Greg Hazley
 
kellenTrade associations have increased the use of paid digital content, as well as photo and video platforms like Instagram and YouTube, in their communications efforts, according to a study by Kellen.
Category: Associations
Wed., May 27, 2015
Former Treasury PA Chief to Rep Bank Lobby
By Greg Hazley
 
rob nicholsRob Nichols, the former Treasury Dept. public affairs chief who leads the Financial Services Forum, has been tapped as president and CEO of the American Bankers Association in Washington.
Category: Associations
Mon., May 18, 2015
Donovan-Boyle Takes Helm of Newport Chamber
By Kevin McCauley
 
Erin Donovan-Boyle, who is director of outreach for Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, has been named executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, which is the second biggest in the Ocean State.
Category: Associations
Thu., May 7, 2015
Optical Society Focuses on Schario
By Kevin McCauley
 
tracy scharioThe Optical Society has recruited Tracy Schario as chief external relations officer at the Washington organization of scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs.
Category: Associations
Mon., May 4, 2015
Jackson Graduates from U. of Georgia
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tom JacksonTom Jackson, who has been VP-PA for the University of Georgia in Athens since 1988, is moving to the University of Georgia System, which represents 33 institutions in the state, as of Aug. 1.
Category: Associations
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Rogers Takes Catholic Bishops PA Slot
By Kevin McCauley
 
james rogersJames Rogers will join the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 18 as executive director of PA, a new position.
Category: Associations
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Salzman Takes Teachers' Advocacy Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
marian salzmanMarian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, has been elected executive chair of Tucson Values Teachers, a group that works to recruit, retain and reward educators.
Category: Associations
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
ConAgra Foods' Moritz Moves to ADA
By Kevin McCauley
 
stephanie moritzStephanie Moritz, who was senior director for PR, social media and experiential marketing at ConAgra Foods, has moved to the American Dental Assn.
Category: Associations
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
Bronson Takes Atomic Bulletin Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Rachel Bronson is the new publisher & executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Category: Associations
Wed., Dec. 31, 2014
University of Oregon Kicks Off Branding Push
By Kevin McCauley
 
The University of Oregon will use its Jan. 1 Rose Bowl (Pasadena) appearance to kick off a four-year branding initiative handled by the Newport Beach, Calif., office of Philadelphia headquartered 160over90 shop.
Category: Associations
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
AARP Looks for PR Firm
By Kevin McCauley
 
AARPWashington-based AARP is looking for a PR firm to support its media outreach and events.
Category: Associations
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Select Few Enjoy 'Real' Socializing at PR, Press Groups
By Jack ODwyer
 

cpjA black-tie crowd of 1,100 Wall Streeters, financial press and PR people had a night of fun and elbow-rubbing Friday at the Financial Writers' "Follies." This is one of about ten such posh events that dot the calendar.

Category: Associations
Mon., Oct. 27, 2014
Council of PR Firms, Mired in Past Like PRSA, Sticks with 'PR'
By Jack ODwyer
 

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 ODwyer
 

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.

 

Category: Associations
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Trade Orgs Withhold Finances, Pay Staffs Well
By Jack ODwyer
 

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.

Category: Associations
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.

 
Category: Associations
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.

 
Category: Associations
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