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Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Westhampton Library Board Tells Big Plans (to few people)
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Westhampton Free LibraryThe Westhampton Free Library board last night heard detailed plans for spending millions on the six-year-old building. Residents were not notified.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
What PR Can Learn From This Election Cycle
By Wendy Glavin
 

wendy glavinStereotypes and generalizations exist across all industry and demographic sectors. Unfortunately, these attitudes oversimplify, and often, pejoratively classify a group of people, only perpetuating inaccuracies and misinformation.

Category: PR Commentary
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Bough Exits Mondelez
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bonin boughDigital guru Bonin Bough has departed the chief media and eCommerce officer post at Mondelez International.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Phelps Builds IR for BMC
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carey phelpsCarey Phelps, an investor relations and corporate communications exec for Spectrum Brands and Beazer Homes, has moved to publicly traded building and contracting materials supplier BMC Stock Holdings in Atlanta to direct IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Project Acquires Brooklyn PR Agency Praytell
By Editorial Staff
 
andy prayDetroit agency network Project has acquired Brooklyn PR shop Praytell, a four-year-old firm with outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Westhampton Residents Will Protest to Library Board Tonight
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Calling for an Elected Board logoWesthampton, N.Y., residents who want the library board to convert to elected status and to stop plans to spend $3 million on construction on a six-year-old building will press their case tonight.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Alpert Takes PA Role with Pfizer in Nashville
By Editorial Staff
 
dennis alpertDennis Alpert, a White House aide to Al Gore and public affairs hand for Wal-Mart, has moved to Pfizer in a government relations and PA role.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Radiation Victim Escaped but Paid Heavy Price
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Stephanie DickersonGeorgia teacher Stephanie Dickerson has told how she became afflicted with electro-sensitivity in 2005 but didn’t realize it until 2012. By then she had lost her career, family relations, her doctor, retirement benefits and much more.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Nocera to BuzzFeed DC After Short PR Stint
By Editorial Staff
 
noceraKate Nocera, the political reporter who jumped to PR last year with SKDKnickerbocker, is returning to BuzzFeed as managing editor for Washington, D.C.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Why Bankruptcy Isnít a Communications Crisis
By Tom Faust
 

Tom FaustFor most corporate executives, the prospect of a bankruptcy filing screams “crisis!”

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Sony Casts Grant in Corporate Comms Role
By Editorial Staff
 
tahra grantSony Pictures Entertainment has cast Rubenstein’s Tahra Grant as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
HealthSTAR Hires Tardibuono
By Jon Gingerich
 
Joe TardibuonoHealthSTAR Communications has appointed Joe Tardibuono to the role of executive vice president.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Specialty Insurer PFS Taps KemperLesnik
By Editorial Staff
 
PFS logoPFS, the specialty insurer for clients like professional athletes and musicians, has tapped KemperLesnik as agency of record.
Category: News of Accounts
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Marriott Designates Diamond Caribbean, Latin America region AOR
By Jon Gingerich
 
Diamond PRDiamond Public Relations has been named agency of record for Marriott International’s portfolio of Caribbean and Latin America properties.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Howard Directs Communications for Insurance Advisory Group
By Editorial Staff
 
melanie howardMelanie Howard, a seasoned insurance sector marketing and PR exec, has moved to the American Association of Insurance Services as director of communications for the Lisle, Ill.-based rating bureau.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Seagal Says Mankind Must "Transcend Territorial Concerns"
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Steven Seagal with Hiroshima victimSteven Seagal, who has long supported nuclear disarmament, helping to fund the multinational Center for Defense Information, today said the cause of peace will be advanced when nations realize they are "one family" that must transcend an obsession with national borders.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Richmond Public Transit Reviews PR
By Editorial Staff
 
Greater Richmond Transit CompanyThe public transit system for Richmond, Va., is reviewing its outside PR and lobbying counsel with an RFP process through the end of the month.
Category: RFPs

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