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Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Prince Shuffles to Spotify to Head Comms
By Greg Hazley
spotifyJonathan Prince, a veteran Washington communicator and Clinton and Obama administration hand, is joining music streaming service Spotify as global head of communications and public policy.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-25-2014
By Greg Hazley
Apologies Ferguson police chief apologizes to family of slain teen(USA Today) 
Crisis NFL's message is clear: 'We still don't get it' (L. Koerdt) 
Content Intent and the art of creating engaging social content(A. Strout) 
PR 101 Celebrities and PR events (S. Goldfarb) 
Data 5 questions and answers shedding light on how Americans use mobile apps (E. Baker) 
PR 101 10 tips for hosting successful media events at trade shows and conferences (L. Lesak-Greenberg) 
ebook From Measurement to Management (Lewis) 
RFP PR consultant for Bush Foundation (PDF) 
RFP PR for Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (PDF) 
Finance Occupational hazards of working on Wall St (M. Lewis)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
ALEC Takes Swipe at Google's Schmidt
By Kevin McCauley
ALECThe American Legislative Exchange Council says Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt's contention that the group is "literally lying" about the reality of climate change is based on 'misinformation from climate activists.'
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Sutherland Returns to Lubrizol
By Kevin McCauley
j mark sutherlandJ. Mark Sutherland is returning to Lubrizol to handle public affairs duties for the foundation of the Wickliffe, Ohio-based producer of chemical additives and advanced materials.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Perils of the 21st Century Press Conference
By Fraser Seitel
goodell, biscottiPress conferences are dicey, dangerous and often a complete waste of time and money -- as the NFL and the Ravens found out this month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Text, APCO Support Blackberry 'Passport' Launch
By Greg Hazley
blackberryText 100 and APCO Worldwide handled the global launch of Blackberry's Passport smartphone this week, a bid to recapture the enterprise mobile phone business it has lost over the past decade.  
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
British Diplomat Tries PR Hand at BellPott
By Kevin McCauley
mark canningMark Canning, who was Britain's ambassador to Indonesia and Malaysia, has joined Bell Pottinger as senior advisor for its Asian operations.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Brunswick Fronts Climate Push for $300B Chinese Power Company
By Greg Hazley
state gridBrunswick Group is supporting the $300B State Grid Corporation of China's presence at the UN Climate Summit this week in New York as the world's largest state-owned power company seeks to position itself as a leader against climate change.
Category: Environmental PR
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Virgo Takes Bite of Big Apple
By Kevin McCauley
Britain's Virgo Health, which was acquired by Golin in 2012, has launched a US healthcare communications in New York.
Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Blog: 'War is Powerful and Cynical PR Tactic'
By Kevin McCauley
dennis kucinichThe bombing of Syria will forever tarnish President Obama's legacy. It may help Democrats in upcoming Senate races in Red States, but the bombing may thwart Hillary Clinton's presidential dream.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
BBG Names First CEO
By Kevin McCauley

The Broadcast Board of Governors named veteran journalist/media executive Andy Lack its first CEO.

Category: Media News
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Stunts Agency was behind Emma Watson nude images hoax(The Drum) 
Book PR Lena Dunham and Charles Blow: Literary tales & sales(P. Himler) 
Careers What do PR firms really want in new hires? (M. Shaw) 
Media Facebook news feed to surface more timely stories (A. Chowdhry) 
Tech 3 reasons why Facebook Communities are dead (G. Snell) 
Washington Reports say White House changes pool reports(Wash Post) 
Demographics 4 ways to retain Gen Xers (HBR)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
NEA Should Know about PRSA O'Dwyer Boycott
By Jack ODwyer
Natl Education Assn.Leaders of the National Education Assn. should know about the boycott of PRSA vs. the O'Dwyer Co. because Nance Larsen communications director of NEA-Alaska, is on the Ethics Board of the Society.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
MWW SVP, PRSA Chair Cohen to KIND
By Greg Hazley
kindJoe Cohen, senior VP for MWW and national chair of PRSA, is moving to natural foods company KIND Healthy snacks as senior VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Google Bows to PR Pressure, Quits ALEC
By Greg Hazley
google, ALECUnder pressure from environmental groups and tech activists, Google said it will sever ties with the conservative lobbying group ALEC because it is "literally lying" about climate change.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Podesta Works Fitbit
By Kevin McCauley
fitbitHeather Podesta + Partners is repping Fitbit as privacy concerns rise about what the health and fitness device company does with the data it collects from users.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
B-M Boosts Image of Islamic Group
By Kevin McCauley
ennahdaBurson-Marsteller is working to improve the US image of Tunisia's Ennahda Party ahead of the country's parliamentary elections slated for Oct. 26
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-23-2014
By Greg Hazley
Comment Company bites journalists ... again (F. Strong) 
Gurus The messaging huckster behind Roger Goodell's awful presser (Deadspin) 
Management Goodell, Christie and the ultimate managerial cop-out (Salon) 
New Biz Pain-based selling (S. Cody) 
Int'l How ISIS 'offers salaries and perks' to lure PR gurus (Al Arabiya) 
Strategy Developing a social media strategy based on 'reach' (F. Ottelander) 
Content No time to create content? Follow Jay Baer's lead (A. Hanson) 
Crisis GM in the hot seat (WSJ) 
PR 101 3 ways PR pros can help journalists (V. Hunt) 
PA Space race - America orbits around its troubles (T. Sonenshine)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Sacramento Reviews Air Quality PR
By Greg Hazley
spare the airThe air quality and pollution control entity for California's Sacramento County is reviewing its seven-figure communications account, including support for campaigns to curb wildfires and smog.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Ethics Buff Neill Should Tackle PRSA Ethics Issues
By Jack ODwyer
Marlene NeillMarlene Neill, Ph.D., asst. prof. at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, whose interests include PR ethics, is one of three presenters at PRSA’s “Ethics Webinar” 3 p.m. Thursday.
Category: PR Ethics
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