Contact O'Dwyer's: 271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710
O'Dwyer's Inside News of Public Relations & Marketing Communications - Travel & Tourism PR: July '15
 Sign In | Subscribe | Free E-Mail Newsletter rss,facebook,twitter
rss facebook twitter Sign-Up for O'Dwyer's Weekly E-mail Newsletter


Return to Latest News
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Careers PR people don't deserve your sympathy (M. Petraitis) 
Wikipedia Council of PR firms on guidelines for PR firms (K. Cripps) 
Corporate On Starbucks' BA program (C. Gillick) 
Social How to deal with brand trolls (D. King) 
Measurement Measure your PR with real numbers (S. Miller) 
Careers What you need to know before singing a non-compete pact (Fast Co) 
Tech Reaching audiences on closed networks (J. Reu) 
Careers 6 lessons learned from a career in PR (D. Myers) 
Propaganda CIA hatched plan to make bin Laden toy to counter influence (Wash Post) 
Tools How to create animated GIFs for Twitter (C. Wolverton) 
Gov't As Jay Carney steps down, 7 facts about press secretaries(Pew) 
RFP Branding & marketing for Tempe, Ariz (PDF) 
Interns 5 questions every PR interns should ask (NYCPRG)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Albuquerque Loads PR Amid DOJ Police Probe
By Greg Hazley
albuquerque PDAlbuquerque's city council is turning to PR firm Garrity Group for help as the city and its police force draw national scrutiny amid a scathing report by the US Department of Justice.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Post-Dispatch Dumps George Will for 'Offensive' Rape Column
By Kevin McCauley
george willThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch today dropped syndicated Washington Post columnist George Will to protest his June 5 piece that dismissed as overblown complaints about rape and sexual assault on college campuses.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Adelson's Sands Deals In Keelon
By Kevin McCauley
sandsSheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. has hired Keelon Group to monitor federal policy toward online gaming.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Barokas PR Aids Atari's Latest Comeback
By Greg Hazley
centipedeVideo game pioneer Atari has engaged Seattle's Barokas PR as it plots its latest comeback attempt, a bid to leverage its iconic history in the online era.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Debate on Banned Wikipedia Speaker Is Cut Off
By Jack O'Dwyer

jimmy walesJimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, has decreed an end to arguing over whether Gregory Kohs should have been allowed to speak at WP’s meeting May 30-June 1 at New York Law School.

Category: Wikipedia
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Sanitas Reps Afghanistan's Presidential Hopeful
By Kevin McCauley
abdullahSanitas International is repping Abdullah Abdullah, the leading candidate to succeed Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan.
Category: International
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Pinterest Posts Mayzel in Comms Role
By Greg Hazley
mike mayzelMike Mayzel, a tech PR veteran of StumbleUpon, Google and Porter Novelli, has moved to social media platform Pinterest in San Francisco to guide partner communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Virginia Reviews Energy PR
By Greg Hazley
powerVirginia has kicked off a review of its seven-figure "Energy Sense" consumer education and outreach campaign with an RFP process through August 1.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Praise for Dubya
By Kevin McCauley
bushWhat would President George W. Bush do about the mess in Iraq? To his credit, Bush graciously is silent about the deteriorating situation in Iraq.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Infographic Do you have what it takes to make it in PR? (L. Hoffman) 
PR The many hats of a PR pro (B. Rosborough) 
List Top 10 US daily newspapers (Cision) 
Healthcare Guidance on two social media fronts from the FDA (M. Senak) 
IR How to kill quarterly earnings guidance (HBR) 
Travel The ABCs of travel marketing (G. Pritchard) 
Crisis KFC shows how to handle a social media disaster (Salon) 
Events Tips for managing clients and media at events (A. Lloyd) 
PAOs Public health reporters say fed agencies are restricting access (Nieman) 
Comment PR sites have lost up to 60% visibility on Google (N. Mognard)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Sitrick Works High-Profile Hollywood Paternity Case
By Greg Hazley
custodySitrick and Company is mounting a PR play for Danielle Schreiber, the mother of a four-year-old-child at the center of a paternity suit by the actor Jason Patric that the New York Times calls "one of the highest-profile custody fights in the country."
Category: Legal PR
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Akin Gump Pushes for Amazon's Wings
By Kevin McCauley
prime airAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is working to make Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ dream of delivering packages by air a reality.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Gov't Communicators Honor Richardson for KY Obamacare Rollout
By Greg Hazley
nagcThe National Association of Government Communicators named Kerri Richardson, director of communications for Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky, Communicator of the Year on June 12 for her PR work in rolling out the Affordable Care Act in the Republican-leaning state.
Category: PR Awards
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
MP Works Silicon Valley for Ireland
By Kevin McCauley
irelandMcGrath/Power PR, the San Jose high-tech PR powerhouse, has scooped up the IDA Ireland business in a competitive pitch.
Category: International
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Reporting a Death
By Fraser Seitel
seitelA friend of mine's recent experience in reporting the death of a member of a high profile family yielded a number of surprises, not the least of which was the extent to which the media -- online media -- went in avoiding mistakes in their coverage.
Category: PR School
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
DC Trade Group for Internet Companies Plugs In Theran
By Greg Hazley
noah theranNoah Theran, who directed communications for the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, has plugged into The Internet Association in Washington, D.C., to speak for top tech companies like Amazon, Uber, Google, Airbnb and Facebook.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Corporatespeak Plain English becoming lost art in corporate America (@freep) 
Tech Transformative movie marketing (P. Himler) 
Digital Content creation vs. curation (T. Sabourin) 
Services It's time for PR agencies to second-guess freebie news wires (S. Wood) 
Journalism The source may be anonymous, but the shame is all yours (J. Shafer) 
Social Delta apologizes for Ghana giraffe gaffe on Twitter(Consumerist) 
China Better legal environment to help boost gov't relations (ECNS) 
World Cup Soccer TV ratings beat average NFL game (The Wire) 
Sports Former Steelers publicist: Chuck Noll turned down even easiest endorsements (CBS Pitt) 
Entertainment 'Hercules' actor Sorbo sued by publicist (WST)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Fired IAC PR Staffer Lands at Hot or Not
By Greg Hazley
hot or notJustine Sacco, the former IAC/Interactive Corp communications director who was fired after an offensive tweet last year, has landed at Hot or Not, the website being re-made into a dating app.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Ogilvy Snags Social Standout
By Kevin McCauley
tony silvaOgilvy's Washington office has added Tony Silva as executive VP/group director for its social marketing practice.
Category: Social Media
Today's Poll:
Summer 2015
Who is having the best PR summer?
President Obama
US Women's Soccer
El Chapo
View past polls
Rank Your Firm With O'Dwyer's
Snapshots - 10/17/08
O'Dwyer's NL
July 27, 2015
O'Dwyer's Newsletter O'Dwyer's Newsletter
Back issues
O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine
Jul. '15
Profiles of Travel & Tourism PR Firms
O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine
Jun. '15
Profiles of Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR Firms
O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine
May '15
PR Firm Rankings Special Issue
O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine
Apr. '15
Profiles of Broadcast Media Services Cos. & Social Media PR Firms
O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine
Mar. '15
Profiles of Food & Beverage PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's February Environmental PR & Public Affairs Magazine
Feb. '15
Profiles of Environmental PR & Public Affairs Firms
O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide
Jan. '15
PR Buyer's Guide & Profiles of Crisis Communications Firms
O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine
Dec. '14
Profiles of Entertainment & Sports PR Firms
O'Dwyer's November Technology PR Magazine O'Dwyer's November Tecnology PR Magazine
Nov. '14
Profiles of Technology PR Firms
O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine
Oct. '14
Profiles of Healthcare & Medical PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine
Sep. '14
Profiles of Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR Firms
O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine
Aug. '14
Profiles of Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR Firms
O'Dwyer's magazine back issues to 2011
Edelman - Show Up Differntly Edelman Trust Barometer Edelman Trust Barometer 2013
Finn Partners
inVentiv Health: Salu-Team
PR Summit

O'Dwyer's PR Magazine
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine

July '15 Travel & Tourism PR Magazine

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 29th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.

Advertise With O'Dwyer's
2015 Editorial Calendar:
January, PR Buyer's Guide/Crisis Comms.
February, Environmental PR & Public Affairs
March, Food & Beverage PR
April, Broadcast Media Svcs. & Social Media PR
May, PR Firm Rankings
June, Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR
July, Travel & Tourism PR
August, Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR
September, Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR
October, Healthcare & Medical PR
November: Technology PR
December: Entertainment & Sports PR
Each month a different area of PR is examined and firms with strengths in the focus area are profiled.
Subscribe to O'Dwyer's Magazine

Find The Right PR Firm
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms
Download PDF of
'15 directory
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory

- Alphabetically
- Geographically
- PR Specialty

2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms 2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

O'Dwyer's is the
#1 source for researching outside PR counsel.

Add your firm to our online database and let O’Dwyer’s help you to expand your PR firm locally, nationally and globally.

O'Dwyer's is the only place you can look up a company (e.g., Apple, Nike, Starbucks) and determine its outside PR counsel.

Try it out!

Compare terms using: AND    OR

List Your Firm With O'Dwyer's

How To Hire A PR Firm
Jack O'DwyerBy Jack O’Dwyer
Public relations covers such a broad array of communications services these days that defining it has become harder than ever. Read more...
Fraser SeitelBy Fraser Seitel
It still makes great good sense for a corporate buyer to be cautious before hiring a public relations agency. Read more...
The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference
Strategic Internal Communications Conference
3rd Annual Internal Comms. & Situational Messaging
Corporate Social Media Summit
3rd Internal Branding & Employee Engagement Conference
The Communicator Awards: Deadline March 9, 2012
Reputation Preservation and Crisis Communication Summit (Mar. 5-6) New York

O'Dwyer's PR Firm RankingsO'Dwyer's 2015 Ranking of PR Firms Released
Firms ranked overall by '14 net fees with separate charts for 12 PR specialties such as healthcare, technology and travel. Look up firms in key cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
O'Dwyer's 2015 PR Firm Rankings

Top 10 PR firms for 2015:
1. Edelman, NY - $797,328,238
2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $118,112,600
3. Waggener Edstrom, Wash. - $106,676,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $82,625,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $73,891,000
6. Finn Partners, New York - $52,796,000
7. MWW Group, NJ - $51,775,000
8. ICR, CT - $50,687,714
9. DKC, New York - $41,500,000
10. Zeno Group, New York - $39,921,576
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.
Become an O'Dwyer's Ranked PR Firm
Cision State of Media 2015

PR Services & Products
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine
Shop in 50 categories:

- Broadcast Monitoring
- Crisis Management
- Editorial Distribution
- Electronic Newsfeeds/ Satellite Services
- Executive Search
- Integrated Marketing & PR
- Interactive/Multimedia Services
- Media Training
- Newswires
- Press Release Distribution
- Public Service Announcements

- Radio
- Research
- Satellite Media Tours
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media
- Speakers Service
- TV Production
- Video Production & Editing
- Webcasting
- Website Development

See all PR service companies...

Add Your PR Service or Product

Sponsored Links:
E-mail to add your link

Rosica PR Agency – 866-843-5600

Interact Marketing, 888-418-INTERACT

Web Links:
- PR Blogs
- Public Relations/Media
- Newswires
- Networks
- Int'l News
- More News
- Health Resources
- Media Watchdogs
- U.S. Government
- U.S. Newspapers
- U.S. Magazines
O'Dwyer's Newsletter PDF


Edelman - Show Up Differently GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit Strategic Employee Engagement & Internal Brand Activation 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards Crisis Response Pro PR Summit - San Francisco

5WPR NYC Public Relations Firm


Subscribe to O'Dwyer's website | Editorial Contacts | Order O'Dwyer Publications | Advertising Info | Contact O'Dwyer's | Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 1998-2015 J.R. O'Dwyer Company, Inc.
271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710