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Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Glover Park Works to Boost US-Indonesia Ties
By Kevin McCauley
 

indonesiaGlover Park Group is working to improve political, economic and social ties between the US and Indonesia, the world's fourth most-populated nation. 

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Obama Economic Advisor to Head APCO PA
By Greg Hazley
 
gadi dechterGadi Dechter, a former journalist and senior advisor for the National Security Council and National Economic  Council of the Obama administration, has moved to APCO Worldwide to heads its public affairs operation in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 7-13-2015
By Greg Hazley
 
Propaganda The questionable international PR team countering ISIS (Daily Caller)
Crisis Up in smoke: US Chamber of Commerce PR disaster (P. Gillott) 
Luxe More PA than PR: Welcome to luxury PR (Guardian) 
Media How (not) to interview a tech exec (J. Jarvis) 
Careers My first year in PR (E. Bloom) 
Social Will you be who to see first on Facebook? (C. Penn) 
Influence The 3 R's of identifying influencers (MW) 
PR 101 Are sound bites good PR? (G. Mayers) 
Public Diplomacy Hearts and Minds: Ten questions for the president (D. Bishop) 
Tech Former Redditt CEO says Ellen Pao was framed (SAI) 
Careers Q&A with Slack co-founder: Is empathy on your resume? (NY Times)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Blog: El Chapo Springs PR Gift to Trump
By Kevin McCauley
 
trump, chapoEl Chapo, the notorious drug lord who broke out of a Mexican maximum security prison on Saturday, has delivered a priceless PR gift to entertainer and Republican presidential wannabe Donald Trump.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Meredith Gobbles Up Digital Shopper
By Kevin McCauley
 

meredithMeredith today acquired Grocery Server, a leading digital shopping marketing outfit, to target consumers walking supermarket aisles.

Category: Media News
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Vice Presidential Aide to Albright Stonebridge
By Greg Hazley
 
Julie Mason, a seasoned corporate and political PR hand, has moved to Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington as a VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
PRSA, Westhampton Fight Age of Info, Harming Selves
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

marriottPR Society of America, continuing its fight against technology, as Westhampton Beach is also doing, again wants to block an O’Dwyer exhibit at its annual conference.

 
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Food Tech Device Maker Seeks PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
 
sous videSan Francisco-based maker of digital cooking devices wants to hear from tech-savvy PR firms.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Blog: Actions Speak Louder Than China's $10B Global Propaganda Effort
By Kevin McCauley
 
chinaChina wastes an estimated $10B a year for its global propaganda machine designed to exert "soft power" due to its stifling of human development at home.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Ex-Dem Congressman Takes On Keystone
By Kevin McCauley
 

ron klinkPennsylvania has tapped former Democratic Congressman Ron Klink, who represented a district in the western part of the Keystone State, to handle legislative and regulatory matters.

Category: Lobbying
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
CPJ Lashes Out at Proposed Egyptian Press Curbs
By Kevin McCauley
 
al sisisThe Committee to Protect Journalists asks Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to end the widening crackdown on Egypt's press.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
ESPN Scribe Blount Races to NHRA PR Post
By Greg Hazley
 

terry blountTerry Blount, who spent the last three years covering the Seattle Seahawks's rise to the top of the NFL for ESPN.com, is moving to the PR side as VP of PR and communications for the NHRA, the governing body for drag racing.

Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Caesars Rolls PR Dice with MWW PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
wccCaesars Entertainment has hired MWW PR to handle the launch of its $125M Waterfront Conference Center at its Harrah's Atlantic City property.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Cisco's Aronson Plugs into PR Role with Malwarebytes
By Greg Hazley
 
doron aronsonDoron Aronson, senior PR group lead for Cisco's Internet of Things group, has moved to anti-virus and digital security software developer Malwarebytes as director of global communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
Communications and PR jobs from odwyerpr.com this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Univision Tunes in Sard Ahead of Potential Blockbuster IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
univisionSpanish-language broadcaster Univision Holdings has tuned in Sard Verbinnen & Co. as it slates an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Finsbury Handles Ouster of Barclays CEO
By Kevin McCauley
 
anthony jenkinsFinsbury is working the ouster of Barclays PLC chief Anthony Jenkins after his disappointing three-year reign at the British banking giant.
Category: Crisis Communications

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