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Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
J&J PR Alum Joins B-M's Creative Council
By Kevin McCauley
kosminskyJay Kosminsky, who did a seven-year stint at Johnson & Johnson as VP-communications/PA in its consumer group, is the first member of Burson-Marsteller's Creative Council.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
WSJ Turns Up Heat on IPG
By Kevin McCauley

The Wall Street Journal has published an un-sourced story that activist investor Elliott Management is pushing for the sale of Interpublic.

Category: Financial Management
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Foley: Incompetent PR Behind Obama's Monumental Failure
By Kevin Foley

kevin foleyPresident Obama has to look no further than his incompetent PR operation to find the cause of his political downfall and last night's disaster for Democrats.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
DCI Discloses $400K in Chile Fees/Outlays
By Kevin McCauley
chileDevelopment Counsellors has disclosed $400K in professional fees/expenses for its two-year Chile tourism campaign that kicked off May 1.
Category: Travel PR
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Silver Lining for Democrats
By Kevin McCauley
There is a silver lining for Democrats following last night's ballot box disaster: at least none of their candidates got physically hurt. Psychologically scarred, perhaps.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 11-05-2014
By Greg Hazley
Social Dallas Cowboys have hashtag fail with UK campaign(Washington Post) 
Clients Want to become indispensible to CMOs? Help make their jobs simpler (K. Cripps) 
PR 101 San Francisco media talk PR relationships (AccessPR) 
Social Everyone still confused by #AlexFromTarget (PRNewser) 
Corporate Your client's partners are resources too (L. Bogacz) 
Healthcare Pharma Twitter followers on the rise (M. Senak) 
Video Why YouTube might not be your best bet for video (D. King)
Redux S#*t PR people do that journalists hate, volume 2(Hubspot) 
Day After Obama and GOP speak of cooperation (NY Times)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Media People on the Move
By Kevin McCauley
Kevin ReillyFox Alum Takes Turner Post; Dreamworks' Snider Shifts to 20th Century Fox; Raven Flies from A+E; Atavist's Homans Joins NYT Mag...
Category: Media News
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Critical Mention's Armon to
By Greg Hazley
dave armonPR services veteran Dave Armon has left the president slot at monitoring services provider Critical Mention to head content marketing and online reputation company, the former Reputation Changer.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Former Huff Post PR Exec Returns to DKC
By Greg Hazley
mario ruizMario Ruiz, former VP of media relations for the Huffington Post, has returned to DKC in New York.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Edelman's Ex-Chicago Chief Heads North
By Kevin McCauley
rick murrayRick Murray, who once led Edelman's 625-member strong Chicago office and served as president of its digital group, has joined Canada's National PR.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Moscow-Leaning Hungary Hires Connie Mack for PR
By Kevin McCauley
viktor orbanHungary, which is reverting back into Moscow's orbit under its authoritarian leader, has hired the firm of former conservative Republican Congressman Connie Mack IV to a $60K a-month strategic consulting and communications contract.
Category: Foreign government
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Sebastian Drives to
By Kevin McCauley
scott sebastianScott Sebastian has joined as VP PR and marketing for the digital distribution/interactive media operation.
Category: Sports
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Airfoil Co-CEO Tyler Exits After 14 Years
By Greg Hazley
airfoilJanet Tyler, co-CEO and co-founder of Detroit-area tech firm Airfoil, has resigned after a 14-year career.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Corporate CVS cigarette ban appears to have boosted sales(HuffPost) 
Crisis 4 creative PR ideas for crisis communications (F. Strong) 
PR 101 One tip for writing better press releases (O. Picher) 
Entertainment PR legend dumped by film festival (Page Six) 
Reputation What corporate reputation is about and why it matters (P. Beucler) 
Media Confessions of a tech reporter (Digiday) 
Crisis Lululemon announces on relationship, loses others (RBG)
Travel Non-cash incentives that attract meetings to a destination (K. Carter) 
Social What's the best way to spend 30 minutes of your time on social media marketing (K. Lee) 
Tech Tinder CEO bounced. Inside the crazy saga (Forbes)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Burkhart: How PR Can Lead the Charge for Organic Search
By Steve Burkhart
steve burkhartPR firms need to hire and train organic search experts, preferably with a PR background, who know how to deliver on the three core components listed below.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
CU Biz School Taps Ed Marketing Specialist After Review
By Greg Hazley
leedsThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business has handed a $100K marketing and communications pact to Eduvantis, the Chicago-based education sector marketing firm of PR vet Tim Westerbeck.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
Gronbach Exits Ed Giant for Pharma Services Provider DPx
By Greg Hazley
tyler gronbachTyler Gronbach has left a top communications post at for-profit education giant Education Management Corp. for the VP-communications slot at pharmaceutical services provider DPx Holdings, formed in March by private equity firm JLL Partners and European pharma Royal DSM.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
FH's Hovland Named CEO of DeVries
By Greg Hazley
heidi hovlandHeidi Hovland, deputy GM for FleishmanHillard, has been named CEO of marketing-to-women PR powerhouse DeVries Global in New York. 
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Levick's Crisis PR Point Man Exits
By Kevin McCauley
gene grabowskiGene Grabowski, who handled crisis, litigation communications and issues management at DC's Levick, has moved to Washington-based kglobal as partner.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Finn Partners Does Ecuador Tourism PR
By Kevin McCauley
ecuadorFinn Partners has joined Ketchum in supporting tourism to Ecuador via EKOS Corp., a top business information, development and consulting company in that South American nation.
Category: Foreign government
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