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Wikipedia Wales vows to 'not let Wikipedia become a PR platform' (The Drum)
Media Third CBS News PR staffer to depart (TV Newser)
Failing Venezuela paying multiple American PR firms to polish image (R. Torossian)
Crisis Merkel says VW scandal has not hurt Germany's reputation as good place for business (Reuters)
PA Federal agency pays Edelman to ask reporters for 'messaging' help (Wash Post)
Finance How Twitter can teach IPO aspirants what 'going public' really means (D. Evanson)
Obit Al Abrams, Motown records' first publicist, at 74 (NY Times)
Sports Should media be granted NFL locker room access? (Sporting News)
It’s what any good PR operation does when there’s erroneous (or fuzzy) information circulating about your brand or client: Correct the information quickly and don’t leave the media any wiggle room.
Doug Frantz, a former journalist who led public affairs for the State Dept. for the past two years, is moving to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development as deputy secretary-general for the economic development and trade group based in Paris.
Corporate United CEO starts tenure with apology (Dow Jones)
Reputation The joy of pain - VW, schadenfreude and PR (H. Yaxley)
CRM Technology and the fine line b/t hospitality and creepy (J. Stemm)
Tools 5 reasons why you should use Pinterest as a marketing tool(A. Loewy)
PR 101 6 tips for PR pros to stand above the crowd (A. Ridings)
Crisis Add 'to Volkswagen' to the business lexicon (N. Hobson)
Q&A The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Frank Strong (G. Dietrich)
Management Letting good people go when it's time (HBR)
Travel Highlights from PRSA's travel & tourism webinar (M. Griffiths)
Tech Rising challenges and concerns over 'Yelp for humans' app(K. Freberg)
At press time, the college’s website was not available, suggesting that the school’s administrators are working up an initial response to the catastrophe.
On the heels of President Xi Jinping’s trip to the US, the topic of managing crisis and business uncertainty in China is a timely one.
As live streaming becomes the norm, communicators will be on the hook to find those marketing programs and events that lend themselves to online video and can provide stakeholders and the media with a window into how the company operates—in real time.
The appointed board of the Westhampton library, under demands by citizens to resign and be replaced by an elected board, has rejected demands that it re-schedule its meeting at night instead 9:30 a.m.
John Murray, an advisor to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) who ran his own communications shop, has signed on as senior advisor to Burson-Marsteller and its Direct Impact grassroots operation.