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Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Harris Reunites with Former CEO to Lead ConAgra Communications
By Greg Hazley
jon harrisJon Harris, a top PR executive for Hillshire Brands, Sara Lee and Bally Total Fitness, has moved to ConAgra Foods as chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Columbia House Parent Books Sitrick for Bankruptcy PR
By Greg Hazley
columbia houseFilmed Entertainment, the parent company of the Columbia House direct-to-consumer DVD and (former) CD seller, has engaged Sitrick and Company for PR counsel amid its Aug. 10 bankruptcy filing.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
AbMac Works PR for Blockbuster Buffett Buy
By Greg Hazley
precisionAbernathy MacGregor Group is providing outside PR counsel to Precision Castparts as the aerospace components maker inks a deal to be sold to Berkshire Hathaway for $32.3B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Google Recites Alphabet
By Kevin McCauley
Google has restructured operations to separate its mainstay search operation from its "moonshot" developmental businesses in a move that appeals to the demands of Wall Street.
Category: Media News
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 8-11-2015
By Greg Hazley
Wikipedia The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia — for pay (The Atlantic) 

GM-crop opponents expand probe into ties b/t scientists and industry (Nature) 

How to ensure your company's cultural efforts won't crash and burn with Millennials (A. Petro) 

 The lion and the dictator (E. Tchividjian) 

The power of negotiation: Knowing when to fight (J. Newman)

Overcoming patient advocacy fatigue (C. Sobczyk) 

Are Uber and Facebook turning users into lobbyists? (M. Stempeck) 

FDA issues warning letter on social media posting (M. Senak)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Margaritis Checks Into Hilton
By Kevin McCauley
bill margaritisBill Margaritis, a 33-year communications veteran, is joining Hilton Worldwide later this month as executive VP-corporate affairs.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Blog: Slicing Through Emotional Clutter Surrounding Iran's Nuke Deal
By Kevin McCauley
iranScience weighs in on Iran's nuclear pact, cutting though the emotional and political noise surrounding the agreement.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Senators Shut 'Revolving Door'
By Kevin McCauley
senatorsDemocratic Senators Michael Bennet (CO) and Al Franken (MN) on Aug. 5 introduced the "Close the Revolving Door Act of 2015" to permanently ban Congressmen from becoming lobbyists after they retire.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Ex-NSC Spokeswoman Hayden to Edelman
By Greg Hazley
caitlin haydenCaitlin Hayden, former spokeswoman for the National Security Council and special assistant to President Obama, has landed at Edelman in Washington as a senior VP in its media and technology unit.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 8-10-2015
By Greg Hazley

Health Coca-Cola funds scientists who shift obesity blame away from diets (NY Times) 

Lessons Sifting through journalists' gripes and grumbles for PR lessons (L. Hoffman) 

Media Can the NFL save Twitter with this new deal? (24/7 Wall St.) 

Native Ads How to evaluate native content programs (J. Bell) 

Content The three biggest mistakes you're making in your content strategy (O. Akhtar) 

Legal Gibson Dunn blends legal, PR tactics in Uber case (The Recorder) 

Careers 6 ways to dial up social media to advance your career(K. Hannon) 

Fashion Models are raising their voices, and their profiles, online(NY Times) 

Int'l Israel, public diplomacy and the Iran agreement (P. Seib) 

Retail Humane Society ups PR ante in battle with Costco (CBS News) 

Tourism Ministry denies rift between Grayling and Kenya Tourism Board (All Africa) 

Travel Reinventing resort/hotel PR for the 21st century (B. Harrison)

Category: PR Links
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
'Open Jewish Orthodox' Reject Eruv Boundaries
By Jack O'Dwyer

avi weissHampton residents who are opposed to eruv Orthodox Jewish boundaries in their towns are getting support from the new "Open Orthodoxy" of Judaism that rejects “boundaries, fences, high and thick.” It accepts women as Rabbis and also same-sex marriage.

Category: Westhampton News
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
DCI Founder Ted Levine Dies at 88
By Greg Hazley
dciTed Levine, founder of travel and economic development PR powerhouse Development Counsellors International, died Aug. 6. He was 88.
Category: Obituary
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
Gov Changes Course with Organ Donation Campaign Review
By Greg Hazley
organThe federal Health Resources and Services Administration has pulled the plug on an open review of the national organ donation PR campaign and is collecting proposals in a closed process.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
Maine Reviews Tourism Marketing
By Greg Hazley
maineMaine, which reviewed its tourism PR account at the end of 2014, has kicked off a review of its tourism marketing account.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
MDC Sees Solid Gains in Tumultuous Q2
By Greg Hazley
mdcMDC Partners, which ousted its chief executive Miles Nadal last month, saw a 17.4% climb in revenue in its strategic marketing services (advertising and PR) operation for the second quarter to $270.1M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 8-7-2015
By Greg Hazley
Careers 20/20 vision after 20 years in PR (S. Earl) 

Working in PR: Five things I wish I learned sooner (N. Halliwell) 

The worst business jargon of all time (Fast Company) 

Using Facebook live to activate influencers (S. Hershman) 

Why Cecil the Lion matters to your job (K. Donner) 

5 social paid media updates to know (J. Lieberthal) 

How to properly market yourself on YouTube (A. Broverman)

GOP is big winner in first two debates (D. Payne)

Category: PR Links
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
Westhampton Board Lambasted by Eruv Opponents
By Jack O'Dwyer

whbThree speakers rose at the Westhampton Beach board meeting last night to castigate it for alleged stonewalling and inaction on the eruv issue. The board stuck to its "no comment" policy.

Category: Public Affairs

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