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Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Don't Glorify or Pillory Hillary Clinton
By Kevin McCauley
 
NBC and CNN have the right to air whatever they want, even a miniseries on Hillary Clinton.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Weber Shandwick Shops at Kohl's
By Kevin McCauley
 
kohlsKohl's, the "value-oriented" department store chain, has selected Weber Shandwick to handle its PR following a review.
Category: Public Relations
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
GSG Plugs In FH's Crisci in NY
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joe crisciAgency pro and former Democratic political aide exits left FleishmanHillard for Global Strategy Group in New York.

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Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
WaggEd Supports Newly Public YuMe
By Greg Hazley
 
yumeYuMe, a Silcon Valley-based digital video advertising platform, is relying on Waggener Edstrom as it slates an initial public offering of around $46M today.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Koppel: America's Overreaction to Terrorism
By Kevin McCauley
 
NBC News veteran Ted Koppel believes Osama bin Laden must have been astounded by America’s overreaction to terrorism. 
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Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Nigeria Taps Omnicom Unit for US PR Push
By Greg Hazley
 
nigeriaNigeria, Africa's most populous country and major oil supplier that is being rocked by an bloody insurrection, has hired an Omnicom firm to enhance bilateral diplomatic, economic and security relations between it and the U.S.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
R&C Casts Zucker for Southeast Push
By Greg Hazley
 
valerie zuckerRogers & Cowan has acquired Boca Raton-based boutique firm Zucker PR to push into south Florida and the southeastern U.S.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Turner PR Ups Utah After Review
By Kevin McCauley
 
utahTurner PR has won the competitive pitch for the $200K Utah Office of Tourism account to promote the Beehive State's destinations to residents and visitors. 
Category: Travel PR
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
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PR and media links from around the web:
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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
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