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Tue., Sep. 29, 2015
WaggeEd Becomes WE
By Greg Hazley
 
waggedWaggener Edstrom, the tech PR institution founded by Melissa Waggener Zorkin and Pam Edstrom, has trimmed its moniker to become WE.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Sep. 29, 2015
PR Links: The PR man who launched 200 companies; Twitter looks beyond 140 characters...
By Greg Hazley
 

Tech The PR man behind the launch of more than 200 companies(Mashable)

Fashion How Burberry mended its checkered reputation (Globe & Mail)

Tech Twitter looking beyond its 140-character limit (Re/code)

Publicity Water on Mars is out-of-this-world PR (Mumbrella)

Social Facebook ads are all-knowing, unblockable, and in everyone's phone (Bloomberg) 

Category: PR Links
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Samson Named Chairman of Arthur W. Page Society
By Jon Gingerich
 

Dave SamsonDave Samson, Chevron's general manager of public affairs, has been named Chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society.

Category: Associations
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
RiverMend Health admits Maccabee
By Jon Gingerich
 
MaccabeeNational treatment service provider RiverMend Health has picked Maccabee Public Relations to provide media relations, as well as ongoing social media marketing and corporate communications work.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Jones joins PROI
By Jon Gingerich
 
Jones PROklahoma-based public affairs and communications agency Jones PR joined the world’s largest partnership of PR agencies.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Sard Mounts PR Defense for Saba Hedge Fund
By Greg Hazley
 
sabaSaba Capital Management, the $1.6B hedge fund run by a Deutsche Bank exec, is relying on Sard Verbinnen & Co. for PR support as it faces accusations by a large Canadian pension fund in US court.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Crosby Snags Big Fed Pact
By Greg Hazley
 
samshaThe federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a potential five-year PR pact covering communications for its programs.
Category: Government
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Eruv Group is Godzilla Monster Rampaging in Hamptons
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

EEEA GodzillaHampton citizens are being terrorized by a Godzilla-like monster called the East End Eruv Assn. that spews billions of fiery words and threatens millions in legal costs.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
PR Links: What Volkswagen Must Do to Restore Its Rep; Clinton Blames Media for Wife's Woes; Facebook's Blogging Update...
By Greg Hazley
 

Crisis What Volkswagen must do to restore its reputation (N. Kalm)

Agencies Tips from Omnicom's agency 'stars' (S. Forth)

Social How much is a social media influencer's audience really worth? (Ad Age)

Politics Bill Clinton says GOP, media at fault for wife's woes (AP)

Corporate Page Society mulls future of the C-suite (APS)

Tools Facebook Notes gets an update (R. Morton)

Tools Facebook blogging could be great (N. Hobson)

PA FTC sues marketers who gag customer reviews (PR)

Tech Alibaba cements reputation of big tech IPOs as portfolio dogs(USA Today)

Category: PR Links
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Lebanon Bank Deposits Work at Squire Patton Boggs
By Kevin McCauley
 
Al-Mawarid BankBeirut financial institution Al-Mawarid Bank has hired Squire Patton Boggs to handle issues regarding the Lebanese financial sector.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Thanks for Everything!
By Kevin McCauley
 

Kevin McCauleyAfter nearly 26 years (Columbus Day is my anniversary), I decided it's time to add another line to my resume. Today is my last day at O'Dwyer's.

Category: Public Relations
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Swiss Opens Criminal Proceedings Against FIFA President Sepp Blatter
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Sepp BlatterThe announcement is the latest wrinkle in a long-running scandal that has wrecked the reputation of FIFA, the governing body for World Cup Soccer.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
PR Careers Overrated
By Greg Hazley
 
CareerCastPR manager, advertising account exec and event coordinator are among the most overrated jobs of 2015, according to a study by CareerCast.
Category: Public Relations
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Fuller Takes PCI Digital Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Grant FullerGrant Fuller has joined Public Communications Inc. as its first director of digital strategy.
Category: Social Media
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Boehner Walks
By Kevin McCauley
 
John BoehnerEmbattled Hose Speaker John Boehner will retire at the end of October, according to Politico.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Cookerly Public Relations Taps Stephen Brown as Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Stephan BrownBrown will be responsible for agency business development and marketing initiatives
Category: Personnel Appointments
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015
Sports Illustrated Expands Video Offerings with SI Films
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Sports IllustratedThe new site should be a fairly robust PR vehicle for both brands and organizations affiliated with sports.
Category: Media News

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