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Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
4media Secures Stateside Presence
By Jon Gingerich
4MediaLondon-based PR services collective The 4Media Group of Companies has opened new offices in New York, Chicago and Bentonville, AK.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Tech PR Vet Weinkrantz Dies in Israel
By Editorial Staff
alan weinkrantzTech PR veteran Alan Weinkrantz died June 17 after a driver apparently lost control and ran down two people at a sidewalk cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Category: Technology PR
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
The Future is the Platform
By Bill Adams
Bill AdamsMost brands remain hesitant to leverage the future, which is the most powerful approach to finding the right platform to create content.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Goodwill During the Sale of a PR Agency
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThe most significant asset a PR agency has to sell in a merger/acquisition process is goodwill. (1 reader comment)
Category: Financial Management
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Donald Trump Media Relations Quiz
By Fraser Seitel
Fraser Seitelif you’re in public relations, you better know how to deal with the press, if for no other reason than your boss expects you to be an “expert.”  (1 reader comment)
Category: Professional Development
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Lockheed Martin Continues NDAA Lobbying Salvo
By Jon Gingerich

Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin Corporation has hired The McKeon Group, Inc. as part of a continued effort to influence the scope of the 2017 defense budget.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
SeaWorld Ups Kermes to Lead Corporate Affairs
By Editorial Staff
Jill KermesJill Kermes, an agency vet who moved to SeaWorld in 2013, has been named chief corporate affairs officer of the embattled theme park operator.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Journalists, Governments Ignore Radiation Health Threats
By Jack O'Dwyer

Westhamtpon meetingEfforts by ex-Canadian Army Captain Jerry Flynn to interest international and U.S. investigative reporters in the health threats of Wi-Fi have failed so far. Resistance is high at local levels, this reporter has also found. (1 reader comment)

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Trump Hires Veteran PR Operative; What I Wish I'd Known Starting Out in PR
By Editorial Staff

Politics Trump hires veteran advisor to oversee surrogates (NY Times) 

Careers What I wish I'd known starting out in PR (M. Garrett) 

Healthcare Drug company launches have big payoffs (NY Times) 

Marketing Advertisers try new tactics to reach consumers (WSJ) 

Food How egg farms will stop killing millions of male chicks (Wired) 

Healthcare Biosimilars: Skeptical opinion leaders want to know more (I. Shaffer) 

Category: PR Links
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Sard Verbinnen, ICR Work $870M Elizabeth Arden Deal
By Editorial Staff
elizabeth ardenSard Verbinnen & Co. and ICR are advising Revlon's $870M acquisition of Elizabeth Arden.
Category: M&A
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Harvard Study Highlights Mediaís Role in Trumpís Rise
By Jon Gingerich
Harvard's Shorenstein CenterA Harvard study shows how the media’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential race may have influenced state primary and caucus results, and particularly, how it played a role in boosting Donald Trump's rise to presumptive Republican nominee.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
CLY Pitches Press for DOUCCE Cosmetics
By Jon Gingerich

DOUCCE CosmeticsCLY Communication has been named agency of record for beauty brand DOUCCE Cosmetics.

Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Instagram Suffers Interaction Decline
By Jon Gingerich
InstagramA new study reveals that user interactions on photo-sharing site Instagram have dropped by an average of 33 percent in the last year.

Category: Social Media
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Edelman Boosts Crisis Offering
By Editorial Staff
rethmeierBlain Rethmeier, a former PR advisor to President George W. Bush and top exec of the travel and insurance industry's trade groups, has moved to Edelman as managing director of its West Coast crisis and risk practice.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Stride Rite Dons 360 PR
By Editorial Staff
stride riteStride Rite, the children's shoe brand, has engaged 360 PR for its US PR account, following a review.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Jun. 17, 2016
Rome Drafts Ketchum for 2024 Olympic Bid
By Editorial Staff
romaRome has drafted Ketchum to guide its 2024 Olympic bid following a competitive search.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Booz Allen Adds Veith in New PR Role
By Editorial Staff
craig veithCraig Veith, former CEO of Direct Impact and Republican Party PR operative, has moved to Booz Allen Hamilton as VP for external affairs, a new post at the consulting giant.
Category: Corporate Communications

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