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Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
PA FAA to educate public on drone risks (ExecutiveGov) 
Politics GOP comms director resigns after criticizing Obama daughters (LA Times) 
Finance Get the SEC out of the PR business (WSJ) 
RFP Padre Dam PR (Calif.) 
Sports Orioles donate playoff $$ to honor late PR director (USAT)
Social Twitter essays: Are they for you? (MW) 
Entertainment In conversation with Chris Rock (NY Mag) 
Tips 25 time management tools for PR pros (J. Dougherty) 
Media Pop music reporter at the LA Times (LCI)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Hinton Lands at Airlines Trade Group
By Kevin McCauley
melanie hintonSenior PR manager at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International trade group to join Airlines for America on Jan. 5 as managing director for airline industry PR & communications. 
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Dropping the PR Hammer on Daddy Huxtable
By Fraser Seitel

cosbyBill Cosby is finished. No matter what he does or says from here on in, PR-wise, his professional reputation -- like Lance Armstrong's or Tiger Woods' or Bill Clinton's -- will forever be tarnished by his personal failings.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Vion-Lanctuit Rolls to Bombardier
By Greg Hazley

vion-lanctuitVice president of corporate communications for Airbus Helicopters moves to train maker Bombardier Transportation as VP-communications.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Malaysian Banking Entity Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley
faaThe quality assurance and accreditation body set up to boost Malaysia's financial sector is looking for a PR agency to position the sector globally and burnish its image. 
Category: RFPs
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Russian TV Host Naouai, CNN's Amanpour 'Duke it Out'
By Jack O'Dwyer

naoualRussian TV host Anissa Naouai, responded to charges of bias by CNN's Christiane Amanpour by noting Amanpour's husband is former U.S. State Dept. spokesperson James Rubin and accusing Amanpour of following the "line" of the State Dept. 15 years.

Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
New York Times Copes with 'Furor' of MidEast Critics
By Jack O'Dwyer

margaret sullivanNew York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, responding to the "furor" of reader email comments on Israel/Palestine "that has practically burned through the screen," devoted a full page Nov. 23 to answering such critics.

Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
One Journalist Group Thrives; Another is Near Death
By Jack O'Dwyer

extraThe Committee to Protect Journalists last week boosted its $15 million kitty by $2.7M while Fairness & Accuracy in Media Reporting said it faces extinction in 2015.

Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Rasky Reps Venezuela Oil Interests
By Kevin McCauley
pdvsaRasky Baerlein Strategic Communications is representing Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the national oil company of the South American country and parent of Citgo Petroluem here.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Cayman Islands Tourism Rolls PR, Ad Review
By Greg Hazley
caymanThe tourism entity for the Cayman Islands is planning a review of its tourism PR and creative advertising accounts.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Homeland Security PR Hand Books Slot at Airbnb
By Greg Hazley
clark stevensAssistant secretary of public affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security decamps for Airbnb in a new post overseeing safety initiatives.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
TransCanada Splits With Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
energy eastTransCanada dropped Edelman following widespread reports that the independent PR firm is waging a "smear campaign" to win support for the controversial Energy East Pipeline project.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Citizen Relations, Nyad Swim Event Earn Top PR Honors in LA
By Greg Hazley
prismCitizen Relations and client NYAD Swim for Relief took Best in Show honors at PRSA/Los Angeles' annual PRism Awards on Nov. 19 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Category: PR Awards
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Strategy When is the best time of day for a company to dump bad news? (The Atlantic) 
Crisis Crisis of the Week: FIFA in spotlight for bid review report(WSJ) 
Propaganda US pays PR firm to create anti-Cuban content(Telesur)
Sports Redskins Thanksgiving tweet is awkward (HuffPost) 
Food/Bev Top 3 beverage alcohol trends for 2015 (L. Petrosky) 
Video Ways to use YouTube in PR (RnR)
Jargon The not-so-subtle art of the buzzword (E. Burkhart) 
Tech PR and marketing trends we're most thankful for (T. Chandler) 
Crisis The don'ts of crisis PR: Uber edition (A. Dreiband)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
Communications and PR jobs listed on this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
1M+ Raised at CPJ Dinner in NYC
By Jack O'Dwyer
CPJ AwardeesMore than $1 million was raised last night at a black-tie dinner of the Committee to Protect Journalists at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Getting Cleantech Through its Awkward Teen Years
By Matt Stewart
Matt StewartNot so long ago, cleantech was mired in a troubled childhood.  Efficiency bored consumers into a coma, solar was expensive, biofuels were always years away from production, electric cars caught fire.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Glover Bags $160K Kazakhstan Business
By Kevin McCauley
kazakhstanGlover Park Group has picked up a three-month $160K representation contract from energy-rich and human rights-poor Kazakhstan.
Category: Foreign government
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
NYT Names Innovation Czar
By Kevin McCauley
kinsey wilsonThe New York Times has named Kinsey Wilson editor for innovation and strategy, a new position. He will join the paper in February.
Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Olympic Museum Project Mounts Bid for PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
olympicsThe multimillion-dollar US Olympic Museum slated for development in Colorado Springs is looking to add a PR firm to its team.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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