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Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Abernathy MacGregor Aids Wounded Warrior Project Under Fire
By Editorial Staff
wounded warrior projectWounded Warrior Project, the veterans' aid organization under scrutiny for lavish spending, has engaged Abernathy MacGregor Group for PR counsel.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
JPA Selects Sweet as VP
By Jon Gingerich
Dan SweetJPA Health Communications has appointed Dan Sweet vice president of the agency's Washington, D.C. office.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
PR for the Poor
By Ronald N. Levy
Ronald N. LevyPR often helps make money for the rich but rarely for the poor.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
UK's Coulson Hangs PR Shingle
By Editorial Staff
Andy CoulsonAndy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who served time in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, has opened a PR firm.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Ferguson Fills Cognito VP Slot
By Jon Gingerich

Bill FergusonNew York-based Cognito has appointed Bill Ferguson to the role of vice president.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Mike Paul Is Advisor to Status Labs
By Jack O'Dwyer

Mike PaulStatus Labs, with offices in New York, Austin and Sao Paulo, has added New York counselor Mike Paul to its board as an advisor.

Category: PR Firms
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Hentz Handles Finn Partners Travel Services
By Jon Gingerich
Jeff HentzFinn Partners has appointed Jeff Hentz to guide global travel marketing services and trade sales within the agency’s travel and lifestyle practice.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Cherry Growers Review Asia PR
By Editorial Staff
cherriesThe Northwest Cherry Growers, the marketing cooperative for Washington-grown cherries, peaches, nectarines and apricots, is searching for PR firm to target Europe and Asia.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
PR Links: PR's Approach to Native Ads; Explaining the Barcelona Principles
By Editorial Staff

Native advertisingNative Should PR shore up the defenses or lead an expeditionary force? (D. Weeks) 

Explaining PR's Barcelona Principles (R. Wynne) 

Tech Fresh take on 'influence' in the tech industry (L. Hoffman) 

Davos 6 takeaways from Davos 2016 (A. Tunkel) 

Q&A How to pitch StyleWatch's Holly Carter (PRC) 

Tech Apple's shrinking impact on the smartphone industry (HBR) 

Book 7 takeaways from 'Mindful Social Media Marketing' (F. Strong) 

Category: PR Links
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Eurail Enlists Spring O’Brien to Promote European Train Travel
By Jon Gingerich

EurailUtrecht, Netherlands-based rail pass company Eurail Group has selected Spring O’Brien & Co. to promote European train travel to North American audiences. 

Category: Travel PR
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
JMPR Steers PR for Foose Design
By Jon Gingerich
Chip FooseJMPR Public Relations has been named agency of record for custom hot rod vehicle company Foose Design, Inc.
Category: Lifestyle PR
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
PR Firm Needed to Power Black & Decker Product
By Jon Gingerich

Black + DeckerChina-based appliance manufacturer Midea Group is seeking a PR agency to initiate a U.S. marketing campaign that will accompany the forthcoming launch of a Black & Decker upright vacuum.

Category: RFPs
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Brunswick Remains M&A PR King
By Editorial Staff
Merger MarketBrunswick Group retained its grip as the top global M&A PR advisor in 2015 by number of deals and deal value, representing 209 transactions worth nearly $1T in a year dubbed the biggest for M&A ever.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Trump Rewriting Political PR
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn TorossianOne longstanding, unwritten rule in political public relations has always been “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
New York City Wi-Fi Kiosks Said to Violate Civil Rights
By Jack O'Dwyer

LinkNYCThe 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Nichols Cast in Nat Geo, Fox Tie-Up
By Editorial Staff
Laura NicholsLaura Nichols, who led global communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been cast as chief communications officer of National Geographic Partners, the film venture between the 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
PR Links: Communications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution; Koch Tries to Shed Secretive Image
By Editorial Staff

PR CouncilBig Picture Communications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (B. Rafferty) 

Politics Growing Koch network tries to shed secretive image (KC Star) 

Ethics Spin and democracy (E. Tchividjian) 

PR 101 How to break lazy writing habits (J. Rush) 

Tech Apple relaunches 'Shot on iPhone' campaign (MacRumors) 

Tools Why brands need to embrace Snapchat (J. Barrett) 

Int'l FIFA presidency candidate: Trust me to fix image (Sky News) 

Category: PR Links
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
PRSA Responds to New York PR Reclassification
By Jon Gingerich
PRSAThe Public Relations Society of America has issued a statement in response to a controversial measure passed this week by New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics advising that PR firms disclose their media outreach with the state.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
How the NFL Ignored Twitter Audiences
By Sue Zoldak
Sue ZoldakThe NFL’s recent decision to approve the St. Louis Rams’ relocation back to Los Angeles offers lessons regarding how brands can use social media for reputation enhancement and protection.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Wi-Fi Watchers Seek Help of American Library Assn.
By Jack O'Dwyer

Sari FeldmanA group concerned with the dangers of radiation from cellphones, computers and other sources has asked Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Assn., to spread the word on “an emerging public health crisis, a five-alarm fire.”

Category: Public Affairs
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