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Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
CPB Eyes PR Help for HS Graduation Rate Push
By Greg Hazley
 
cpbThe Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on the hunt for an agency to organize and mount a campaign coordinated with public radio and TV stations to target the high school dropout crisis in the U.S.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Check out O'Dwyer's Aug. '13 Financial PR/IR & Professional Svcs. PR Magazine
By Greg Hazley
 
O'Dwyer's Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR MagazineOur annual issue on financial PR/IR and professional services PR covers the latest industry trends and includes profiles of PR firms specializing in these areas.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
PR Links of the Day - 8-06-2013
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and media links from around the web:
Category: PR Links
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Bennett Amplifies Guitar Center PR
By Greg Hazley
 
christopher bennettFormer head of corporate communications for Best Buy Canada follows his former CEO to top U.S. musical instrument retailer Guitar Center as VP of communications and corporate affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Where Was Buffett In Washington Post Deal?
By Kevin McCauley
 
warren buffettWarren Buffett is the odd man out in Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' stunning $250M purchase of the Washington Post. Why didn’t the Oracle of Omaha, a lover of newspapers buy the paper? That’s the $64,000 question.
Category: Media News
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Solomon: How Not To Respond To PR Crises
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonAll too often flawed responses to PR crises needlessly keep disasters in the news. Here are several examples that resulted in additional negative media coverage or, at the best, didn't help the situation.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Ogilvy Handles Launch of Test-Tube Burger
By Kevin McCauley
 
beefOgilvy PR generated the buzz surrounding yesterday's unveiling of the world's first test-tube burger.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
RLM Finsbury Works $1B British Energy Buy in US
By Greg Hazley
 
hess, direct energyHouston-based Direct Energy gets PR support in its $1B purchase of Hess' B2B energy supply business.
Category: M&A
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
KV&B Shuts Down
By Kevin McCauley
 
Katcher Vaughn & Bailey PR, the Nashville-based shop founded in 1996, is shutting down at the end of the month.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
NM Has Fed Funding for EconDev PR Plan
By Greg Hazley
 
new mexicoAn association of governments covering a swath of central New Mexico and armed with federal economic development dollars is dangling a six-figure PR contract touting the region in national media.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Bezos Bails Out WAPO
By Kevin McCauley
 
Washington PostAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos is spending $250M to buy the Washington Post and its chain of local papers.  He promises the Post's "values will not change" and is optimistic about the future of the daily.
Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Hager Sharp Acquires Lipman Hearne's D.C. Unit
By Kevin McCauley
 
Hager Sharp is acquiring the Washington office of Lipman Hearne, which is based in Chicago.
Category: M&A
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Things Are Looking Up for Media World
By Kevin McCauley
 
The deals of this past weekend marked the low-point of the great media depression.
Category: Media News
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Pankowski Rejoins Sachs
By Kevin McCauley
 
Mark PankowskiMark Pankowski has opened a Washington outpost for Florida’s Sachs Media Group.
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Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Grayling Bolsters Coastal Coverage
By Kevin McCauley
 
Grayling has named key executives in San Francisco and New York as the British company bolsters its “senior bench talent” in the U.S., according to CEO Pete Pedersen.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
C&B Fronts Wind Energy Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
Covington & Burling is repping the FAIR Coalition, which wants a “level playing field” for renewable energy sources vis-à-vis the oil and natural gas sector. 
Category: Environmental PR
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Biden Aide Joins AKPD
By Kevin McCauley
 
Mike Donilon, a long-time advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, has joined AKPD Message and Media as head of its Washington office.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
'PR Day' Flops in U.K. but Need Continues
By Jack ODwyer
 
PR National Awareness DaySaturday, July 27 was the first "PR National Awareness Day" in the U.K. in case you missed it.  Almost everyone missed it in the U.K. and there is no evidence anyone at all knew about the effort in the U.S.
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Reasons Why Sony is Beating Microsoft in the PR War
By Ronn Torossian
 
Every few years, the world of technology gets rocked by the release of new home video gaming consoles.
Category: Technology PR
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
WAPO Profit Slides 13%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Washington Post Co. reported a 13 percent slide in net income to $45.1M on a three percent rise in second-quarter revenues to the $1B mark.
Category: Media News
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