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Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Content Remains King
By Kevin McCauley
ccContent creation, development, navigation, ownership, shareability and capacity to influence targeted audiences at a cost-efficient price were topics discussed today during The Content Conference's spring conference.
Category: Media News
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Ogilvy Reps Biz Coalition for Tax Break
By Kevin McCauley

craneOgilvy Government Relations represents what it calls an "informal coalition" of companies/business groups eager to preserve the accelerated depreciation provision in any tax overhaul.

Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 3-24-2015
By Greg Hazley
Corporate Starbucks 'Race Together' campaign and the upside of CEO activism (HBR) 
Corporate Comcast gets social to shake bad customer-service reputation (AP) 
Content Could your brand use a content hub? (L. Menchaca) 
Food China wants to overcome its poor food safety reputation(SCMP) 
Sports How brand sponsors maximize march madness (L. Llewellyn) 
Int'l Uganda paid US PR firm to 'clean up image' after anti-gay bill(Guardian)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Didit Joins Bridge Global, LVM Units
By Kevin McCauley

Didit, the Long Island parent of recently acquired Bridge Global and LVM Group, is consolidating the two firms in Midtown South on 30th street in Manhattan.

Category: PR Firms
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Ogilvy Pro Wentzel Moves to B-M
By Kevin McCauley
jon wentzelJon Wentzel, most recently executive VP/corporate & PA in Ogilvy PR's western region, has moved to Burson-Marsteller as executive/VP & chief client officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Fleishman to Capitalize on Rise in Cybersecurity Threats
By Greg Hazley
cyber securityFleishmanHillard and its Washington-based Vox Global unit have formed a practice focused on privacy and cybersecurity amid a spate of high-profile hackings and data leaks.
Category: Data
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Times Energy Scribe to Nuclear Energy Institute
By Greg Hazley
matthew waldMatthew Wald, the veteran New York Times energy reporter who took a buyout at the end of 2014, is moving to the nuclear power trade group, the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Watkins to Serve Communications for Hormel
By Greg Hazley
watkinsWendy Watkins, global VP of corporate communications for Delaware North Companies, is joining Hormel Foods as VP of corporate comms. for the food giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Qorvis/MSL Targets Digital Push for Saudi Arabia
By Kevin McCauley
saudi arabiaQorvis/MSLGroup has farmed out a chuck of digital work for Saudi Arabia to Targeted Victory, the Republican consulting firm in Alexandria, Va.
Category: Data
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Cision Acquires Social Platform Viralheat
By Greg Hazley
viralheatPR software provider Cision has acquired social media management and anlytics platform Viralheat to boost its social offering.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Blog: Clinton Would Benefit from Warren Challenge
By Kevin McCauley
elizabeth warrenBy throwing her hat into the Democratic presidential primary, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth would be doing a great service to the nation, party and its front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been having a tough go of it of late.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Mississippi Eyes PR to Climb Golf Leaderboard
By Greg Hazley
golfMississippi wants to climb the golf destination leaderboard and seeks a PR firm to drive that push.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 3-23-2015
By Greg Hazley
Crisis SeaWorld launches ad blitz to repair image (U-T San Diego)
SXSWi Millennials unplugged: SXSW - what matters to us (B. Pearson)
SXSWi It's not the size of SXSW, it's how you use it (D. Armano)
Crisis Starbucks PR exec: Why I deleted my Twitter account, and why I'm back (C. duBrowa) 
Sports Death of UAB football: PR documents show plans were in place to end sport (CBSSports)
Sports PR firm that detailed UAB's plan to disband football has ties to trustee ( 
List Top 50 rich media social influencers on Twitter (Cision) 
Careers Critical steps to land your next job (L. Olson) 
Sports NFL suspends TV blackout rule for 2015 season(Consumerist)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
H+K's Lawrence Finds Finn Post
By Kevin McCauley

chris lawrenceChris Lawrence, who was senior VP in Hill+Knowlton Strategies' research unit, has moved to Finn Partners as director of research in its Washington office.

Category: PR Research
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Viner Named Guardian E-I-C
By Kevin McCauley
katharine vinerKatharine Viner, 44, has been named editor-in-chief of the Guardian, making her the first woman to head the UK paper.
Category: Media News
Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Public Shafted at Westhampton Meeting; Call Obama!
By Jack O'Dwyer

mooreReporters' questions were kept to the end of a two-hour Westhampton trustees’ meeting March 18, proving once again that Mayor Marie Moore should be replaced.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
Daschle Toils for Taiwan
By Kevin McCauley
taiwanFormer Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has registered as lobbyist for Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office to advise it on negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
Stillings Forges Top Marketing Role for IronPlanet
By Greg Hazley
susan stillingsSusan Stillings, an agency vet of Teneo, Brunswick Group and Edelman, among others, has been named chief marketing officer for online heavy equipment marketplace IronPlanet.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
BlueFocus Posts 63% 2014 Profit Surge
By Kevin McCauley
BlueFocus Communications Group says 2014 net surged 63 percent to $115M on a 67 percent rise in revenues to $965M.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 3-20-2015
By Greg Hazley
Jobs Top 3 HR trends in PR for 2015 (C. Reader) 
PR 101 How to land a story in Popular Mechanics (M. Lizun) 
Firms How to build a family-owned agency that will last (Ad Age)
IR SEC chief sees virtue in activist investors (NY Times) 
Apparel TJ Maxx removes 'Hang Loose' shirt with noose image(Time) 
Int'l Few companies actually succeed at going global (C. Stadler)
Media As ratings plunge, MSNBC faces shakeup (Politico Mag) 
Social Who GOP presidential contenders follow on Twitter(Bloomberg) 
Politics The GOP needs a liberal PR firm (Sun-Times) 
RFP Alaska air quality PR and education (link)
Category: PR Links
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