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Fri., Aug. 9, 2013
Ketchum Prescribes PR for NY Health Exchange
By Greg Hazley
 
woodKetchum is providing PR support to sister Omnicom unit and lead agency DDB on a two-year campaign promoting New York State's health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Martin Graduates Purdue for WVU
By Greg Hazley
 

sharon martinSharon Martin, assistant VP of marketing at Purdue University, moved to West Virginia University today to lead university relations, following a national search.

Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
PWC: Social Media Not Widely Adopted for Crisis Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
More than half of respondents in a PwC US survey said they do not use social media as a crisis management resource, a reflection of uncertainty surrounding the medium, the consulting firm said.
Category: Social Media
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Porter Novelli Sticks it to CBS
By Kevin McCauley
 
TVPorter Novelli is handling the pay TV sector’s battle against CBS Corp. and its demand to gain a boost of "retransmission fees" from Time Warner Cable, which has led to a blackout of the once Tiffany Network in key markets like New York and Los Angeles.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Pinnacle Air PR Chief Dies at 57
By Kevin McCauley
 
Joe Williams, Jr., who was PR chief for Pinnacle Airlines, died Aug. 7 during a business trip to Minneapolis. He would have been 58 the next day.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Media: Groupon Gets Chief, New Orlando Sentinel Ed, NYT Not for Sale
By Kevin McCauley
 
Groupon gets new chief ...New editor post at Sentinel ...NY Times is not for sale ...Levison jumps from Fishbowl to VH1...
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Fisher Shareholders OK Sale to Sinclair
By Greg Hazley
 
Shareholders of Fisher Communications have approved the broadcaster's $373M sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Huntsworth Profit Slips 13.7%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Huntsworth today reported a 13.7 percent decline in first-half operating profit to $15.7M on flat revenues of $137.8M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
FTI Comms Revenue Rises in Q2
By Greg Hazley
 
FTI Consulting's strategic communications operation posted an 8.4% increase in second quarter revenue over 2012 to $50.6M, but the company overall lowered guidance for the year amid reduced demand for bankruptcy and restructuring work.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Kids Entertainment Franchise Wants PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
 
fun brandsThe children's entertainment center franchise behind BouncU and Pump It Up is calling for PR proposals for an agency of record in an open RFP process through early September. Details...
Category: RFPs
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
PR Links of the Day - 8-07-2013
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and media links from around the web today:
Category: PR Links
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
By Greg Hazley
 

joe crisciAgency pro and former Democratic political aide exits left FleishmanHillard for Global Strategy Group in New York.

Category: PR Firms
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. 
Category: PR Links
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
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