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Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert DilenschneiderClinton or Trump will invoke “executive privilege,” “executive orders” and “executive actions” to advance their agenda, but each of these is quite different. (2 reader comment)
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Polaris Pitches for Yelp
By Jon Gingerich
YelpYelp has tapped Polaris Government Relations for help with computer industry issues on Capitol Hill.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
PR Firms are More Powerful, But Good Journalism Still Prevails; All Content Is Not Created Equal; Is CSR a PR-Like Hoax or Science?
By Editorial Staff
The Conversation websiteJournalism PR firms are becoming more powerful, but good journalism still prevails (The Conversation)

Content Mktg. All content is not created equal (Moz)

CSR Is corporate social responsibility a PR-like hoax or science? (Wbj Observer)

PR Groups Black Public Relations Society-New York launches membership drive (

Crisis Comms. Tyson finds itself in game of reputation chicken (WSJ)

Reputation Ex-UVA dean: Rolling Stone damaged my reputation (New York Post)

Polling How to tell what people really think (Scientific American)

Image EBay makes bid for younger shoppers with revamped image (WSJ)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Radiation Victims Get Government Hearings
By Jack O'Dwyer

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation ResearchThose who blame ill health on Wi-Fi, cellphones and other sources of radiation can tell their stories to government hearings from Oct. 28 to Dec. 5.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Time Inc Reorgs Top Financial, Communications Roles
By Editorial Staff
Greg GiangrandeIn an upper management shuffle, Time Inc. has shifted its chief communications officer role to executive VP and human resources chief Greg Giangrande.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
CRC Expands Staff, Flatiron Office
By Editorial Staff
Cindy Riccio CommunicationsPR and digital marcom agency CRC picks up three new hires and expands office in Flatiron district of NYC to include a showroom space for meetings and demos.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinNovember is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about 2016 taxes.
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Spong Is Now Carmichael Lynch Relate
By Editorial Staff
Carmichael Lynch RelateCarmichael Lynch Spong, which was rebranded in 2014 to Spong, is now calling itself Carmichael Lynch Relate.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Omnicom PR Up 4.4% in Q3
By Editorial Staff
OmnicomThird quarter PR revenue at Omincom rose 4.4% to 347.6M over a year earlier, the holding company reported today.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Communications Week Starting Wednesday Is Live Webcast
By Jack O'Dwyer

Communications WeekThe opening session of “Communications Week” in New York tomorrow at 9 a.m. will be webcast live on YouTube and the event’s own website.

Category: Associations
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
By Sharon Reis

Sharon M. Reis Having patients and families actively engage in their healthcare will improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
World Bank's Heimbach to PMJ in DC
By Editorial Staff
Jay HeimbachJay Heimbach, an external and corporate relations special representative to the World Bank, has moved to Washington-based lobbying shop Peck Madigan Jones.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
'King Of All Media' Refuses to Replay Trump Interviews; Weight Watchers PR Stunt Fails to Set The Mood; Bullies Chased Away Twitter's Suitors
By Editorial Staff
Inquisitr - Howard SternTrump "King of all Media" Howard Stern refuses to replay interviews with Trump (Inquisitr)

PR Misfire Weight Watchers PR Stunt fails to set the mood (B&T)

Reputation Bullies and trolls chased away Twitter's potential buyer's (Gizmodo)

Election Is there large-scale voter fraud in the U.S.? (PBS)

Putin Daughter of Putin's PR chief openly criticizes Russia's gay marriage ban and "hellish" schools (Daily Mail)

Trump/Clinton PR pro Tom Madden is sick to his stomach over the Presidential election slugfest (Madden Mischief)

WikiLeaks Julian Assange cut off from accessing Internet at Ecuadorean Embassy (ITPro)

Reputation Clinton and Trump don't inspire brand loyalty (NPR)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
“Accountant” Movie’s Autistic Hero May Be Radiation Victim
By Jack O'Dwyer

The Accountant“The Accountant,” No. 1 box office hit starring Ben Affleck as an autistic accounting whiz, is manna for radiation health advocates who say it will focus attention on skyrocketing autism rates.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Nat'l Press Club Condemns Trump's 'Journalist Intimidation'
By Editorial Staff
Tommy BurrNPC president Tommy Burr believes Donald Trump should "embrace the role of independent journalists in a democratic society." (2 reader comments)
Category: Media News
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
By Jon Gingerich
City of RedmondThe city of Redmond, Washington is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide creative marketing services and media work.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Klick Checks In at Shore Hotel
By Editorial Staff
Shore Hotel in Santa MonicaKlick Communications adds Santa Monica Shore Hotel to its client roster at the Los Angeles office of the Sydney, Australia-based firm.
Category: Travel PR
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
By Jonathan Bloom
Jonathan BloomIf the U.S. government now refers to cannabis as “medical,” isn’t it high time we started treating it like medicine in our marketing efforts?
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian HP’s decision to double the number of jobs the company said it would slash this fiscal year could result in major PR issues for the company. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Two Canadians Pitch “Kindness” as Personal/Business Strategy
By Jack O'Dwyer logoCanadians Colin Duetta and Michael Salvatori have created a website they hope will launch a “competitive kindness movement to inspire the next generation of social responsibility.” (1 reader comment)

Category: PR Commentary

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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
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PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
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Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
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Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
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Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
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Tue., Oct. 11
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Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
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Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
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Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
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Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

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