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Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Canadian Timber Sector Rolls RFP for PR
By Greg Hazley

woodThe publicly owned corporation that promotes British Columbia's multibillion-dollar timber industry around the world is reaching out for proposals to guide strategic communications and PR.

Category: RFPs
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Edelman's Paul Targets 'Paid Media'
By Kevin McCauley
chris paulEdelman has hired Chris Paul for the new post of global director of paid media as the independent works to integrate that function into its trans-media offerings.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Bills Fan Who Fell From Upper Deck Fired From Agency Gig
By Greg Hazley
billsA Buffalo Bills football fan who fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday after trying to slide down a railing has been fired from his agency job at PR and advertising agency Eric Mower and Associates.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
PRSA Offers Holiday 'Gifts' to Boost Membership
By Jack O'Dwyer
giftPR Society of America, in the “spirit of generosity and cheer” that marks the “holiday season,” has launched “Six Weeks of Giving” as part of a year-end membership drive.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
NC Reviews Underage Drinking PR
By Greg Hazley
North Carolina has rolled a review of its PR efforts to combat underage drinking.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Wal-Mart's PR Debacle Worsens
By Kevin McCauley
walmartWalmart’s PR unit will face a tough Christmas shopping season. It doesn’t have to be.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Burson's Nuremburg Trial Coverage Released on Audio
By Kevin McCauley
nurembergHarold Burson’s American Forces radio coverage of the Nuremburg war crimes trial is part of the journalism that is incorporated into the “Report from Nuremberg” audio production released today by Audible Inc.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
FWV Handles Resurrection of John Edwards
By Kevin McCauley
ekFrench|West|Vaughan is handling the launch of Edwards Kirby, the firm of former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Solomon: A-Rod's Witch Hunt
By Arthur Solomon
Baseball's legal and PR assault on Alex Rodriguez equates to  witch-hunting, because for years teams, leagues, sports marketers, the commissioner’s office and much of the media turned the other way when it was obvious players weren’t hitting longer balls because they were eating more spinach.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
'Money Honey' Exits CNBC
By Kevin McCauley
bartiromoMaria Bartiromo, who calls herself “The Money Honey” is leaving CBNC after a 20-year stint and expected to join Roger Ailes’ Fox Business Network.
Category: Media News
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Next Fifteen Taps Interim Finance Chief
By Greg Hazley
Next Fifteen has named former Bell Pottinger finance director Peter Harris to take over as interim chief financial officer, following the resignation of David Dewhurst last month.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
San Fran County Reviews Transportation PR
By Greg Hazley
sctaThe transportation authority for San Francisco Couny has kicked off a review of its strategic communications, media and community relations account with an RFP process through early December.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Tea Party's PR Timing Slips
By Kevin McCauley
olsonThe Tea Party strikes again, though its timing is lousy. While President Obama's cave-in on Obamacare dominated news from Washington last week, the Tea Party filed the first articles of impeachment against a sitting Cabinet member to end a 137-year drought.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Sachs Media Creates Rock 'n' Roll Heaven
By Kevin McCauley
rock n rollSachs Media Group chief Ron Sachs, a lover of rock 'n' roll, commissioned photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe to produce a set of 12 portraits depicting what deceased rock giants would look like today had they not died at an early age.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
WCG's Jones Moves to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley

spike jonesEdelman hired WCG's Spike Jones in Austin as senior VP to oversee business development and regional strategy in the southwest.

Category: Technology PR
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Thompson Advises Sri Lanka
By Kevin McCauley
Thompson Advisory Group is helping Sri Lanka bolster ties with the U.S. by highlighting its policies covering trade, foreign investment, national security, post-war recover and humanitarian assistance matters.
Category: International
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Seitel: Fixing a Cracked Mayor
By Fraser Seitel

seitelWhat if you had a PR client who couldn’t sing or dance or play an instrument, wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier, and lacked any semblance of articulateness -- but nonetheless, one day found himself on late-night television with Jimmy Kimmel, the host of his own national TV show, and the model for a bobble head doll fetching $400 on Ebay?

Category: PR School
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
Pearson's Big Ed Biz Is Under Fire
By Jack O'Dwyer
PR exec Kate James, who is leaving the Gates Foundation to be chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson at the start of the year, will bring lots of controversy with her when she delivers the annual Distinguished Lecture to the Institute for PR Thursday at the Yale Club.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
A-Rod Moves to Block PR Subpoena
By Greg Hazley
The legal team of embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has asked a federal judge in New York to block the subpoena of records from his PR advisor Sitrick and Company.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
WellPet Seeks PR Firm
By Kevin McCauley
wellness-holisticWellPet, which claims to market the "healthiest natural products for pets," has issued an RFP to build awareness and sales of its line of dog/cat food, supplements and treats.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
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