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Dyer is responsible for all strategic communications plans and oversees the worldwide external and internal communication activities for the global snacking company.
California blazed a trail when it legalized medical marijuana in 1996. Today, nearly half the country — 23 states and Washington, D.C. — permit medical marijuana use, and 11 of those have passed their legislation since 2010. However, controversy around the issue remains thick.
The battle of Westhampton Beach citizens vs. village and library officials is a case study in whether legal/stonewalling tactics can defeat aroused citizens who use modern communications tools. A showdown is set for Thursday at 7 p.m.
Robert Hubbell, a veteran corporate and agency communicator who left Cantor Fitzgerald last December as managing director of global communications and marketing, has moved to geospatial analytics startup Coastal Risk Consulting in a VP role.
Wikipedia Wales vows to 'not let Wikipedia become a PR platform' (The Drum)
Media Third CBS News PR staffer to depart (TV Newser)
Failing Venezuela paying multiple American PR firms to polish image (R. Torossian)
Crisis Merkel says VW scandal has not hurt Germany's reputation as good place for business (Reuters)
PA Federal agency pays Edelman to ask reporters for 'messaging' help (Wash Post)
Finance How Twitter can teach IPO aspirants what 'going public' really means (D. Evanson)
Obit Al Abrams, Motown records' first publicist, at 74 (NY Times)
Sports Should media be granted NFL locker room access? (Sporting News)
It’s what any good PR operation does when there’s erroneous (or fuzzy) information circulating about your brand or client: Correct the information quickly and don’t leave the media any wiggle room.
Doug Frantz, a former journalist who led public affairs for the State Dept. for the past two years, is moving to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development as deputy secretary-general for the economic development and trade group based in Paris.
Corporate United CEO starts tenure with apology (Dow Jones)
Reputation The joy of pain - VW, schadenfreude and PR (H. Yaxley)
CRM Technology and the fine line b/t hospitality and creepy (J. Stemm)
Tools 5 reasons why you should use Pinterest as a marketing tool(A. Loewy)
PR 101 6 tips for PR pros to stand above the crowd (A. Ridings)
Crisis Add 'to Volkswagen' to the business lexicon (N. Hobson)
Q&A The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Frank Strong (G. Dietrich)
Management Letting good people go when it's time (HBR)
Travel Highlights from PRSA's travel & tourism webinar (M. Griffiths)
Tech Rising challenges and concerns over 'Yelp for humans' app(K. Freberg)