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Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Finn Partners Does Ecuador Tourism PR
By Kevin McCauley
ecuadorFinn Partners has joined Ketchum in supporting tourism to Ecuador via EKOS Corp., a top business information, development and consulting company in that South American nation.
Category: Foreign government
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 11-03-2014
By Greg Hazley

Profile Golin CEO Fred Cook wants to go all in (Chicago Trib) 
Food McDonald's isn't loving' all the attention to its slogan ideas(BBW) 
Crisis Ebola hospital needs long term PR plan and patience to win back trust (S. Sobel) 
Viral Skewering of Chevy exec over World Series MVP presentation misses two points (L. Hoffman) 
Archetypes Fringe & maintstream (P. Gillott) 
Obit Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR's 'Car Talk,' dies at 77 (NPR) 
Platforms Is Google+ the most important backup social network?(E. Cohen) 
Halloween Redux 13 horrifying PR nightmares (M. Gregorio)

Category: PR Links
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Romney's Ex-Spokesman Moves to Hamilton Place
By Kevin McCauley
kevin maddenKevin Madden, who served as Mitt Romney's spokesperson during his 2012 presidential run, has moved to Hamilton Place Strategies.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Publicis Spends $3.7B to Buy Sapient
By Greg Hazley
sapientPublicis will pony up $3.7B to buy digital advertising and tech services giant Sapient, six months after the Paris-based ad/PR conglomerate's failed $35B combination with Omnicom.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
Edelman Steers Virgin Galactic PR After Crash
By Greg Hazley
virginVirgin Galactic is leaning on Edelman through the fatal Oct. 31 crash of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft in the Mojave Desert. 
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
PR Profs Brainwash Selves, Students
By Jack O'Dwyer

prsaPR profs, including Tina McCorkindale and Marcia DiStaso of the PRSA Educators Academy, hail "dialogic looping" (i.e., people talking to each other) as the sine qua non of PR. But they don't practice it. 

Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Turkish Air Seeks PR Pilot
By Kevin McCauley
turkishTurkish Air, which flies to Boston, New York, D.C. Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco (coming on line in April) US gateway cities, is looking for a PR partner to generate awareness.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Blog: Three Cheers for UC Berkeley's Decision to Support Free Speech
By Kevin McCauley
Bill MaherThree cheers for UC Berkeley's adminstration, which overturned the decision of its overly-sensitive students to drop Bill Maher as speaker because they object to his views.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
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Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-31-2014
By Greg Hazley
Crisis In-depth profile of SF PR counselor Sam Singer (RI Confidential) 
Hardball PR guru advises fracking advocates to win ugly by discrediting foes (Bloomberg) 
Int'l Pakistan Int'l Airlines seeks PR firm ahead of privatization(The News) 
Sports ChangeThatMascot creates most persuasive spot yet (for the NFL to ignore) (PRNewser) 
Social Responsive Brand: Chevrolet's "technology and stuff" (D. Armano) 
Crisis Communicate a cybersecurity breach online (Edelman Digital) 
Corporate Tim Cook's gay declaration needs a whole lot more CEO support (The Street) 
Crisis Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test (NBC News)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
PR Firm, Publicist Split with Embattled Canadian Radio Host
By Greg Hazley
jian ghomeshiThe PR firm aiding disgraced Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi has split with the client amid allegations that he assaulted several women, including a prominent Canadian actor and an author.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
McShane Adds Beauty, Fashion Buzz to Coyne
By Kevin McCauley
Kate Barbera-McShane, a 12-year veteran of Ann Inc.'s LOFT and Edelman, has joined Coyne PR's beauty & fashion practice.
Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Utah Slates Business PR Pitch
By Greg Hazley
utahUtah has kicked off an agency search to pitch the state as a destination for business.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
WPP PR Units Slip in 'Slower' Q3
By Greg Hazley
wppWPP's PR and public affairs units posted "slower" third quarter 2014 revenue of $342M, a 6.4% decline.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
MDC Grows 13.2%, Narrows Loss
By Kevin McCauley
mdcMDC Partners recorded a solid 13.2 percent hike in Q3 revenues to $327M, while net loss tumbled from $19.3M to $3.2M. Organic growth advanced a solid 8.2 percent.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Seitel: Christie & Ebola - A PR Disaster
By Fraser Seitel
fraser seitelNo matter how hard New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tries, he can't help enveloping himself in one public relations nightmare after another.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NJ Musters PR Search to Burnish Military Bases
By Greg Hazley
picatinnyNew Jersey, which lost a key military base in the Pentagon's last round of closures, has begun an agency search to foster support and "safeguard" five military installations as the Department of Defense pushes for a new round of realignments or closures.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
FTI Communications Revenue Climbs 7.5% in Q3
By Greg Hazley
FTI Consulting reported strategic communications revenue rose 7.5% to $46.6M in the third quarter 2014 on increased assignments in North America and Asia Pacific.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Mechanic Shortage Grounds Air Force
By Joe Honick
joe honickAir Force's limited ISIS campaign is undermined by two terribly costly wars, overruns, waste and inefficiencies. How would US respond to a broader conflict with a worthy adversary?
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
NYT Co. Shaves Loss
By Kevin McCauley
The New York Times Co. today reported a $12.4M Q3 net loss, down 48.8 percent from last year's $24.2M deficit. Revenues inched ahead 0.8 percent to $364.7M.
Category: Media News
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