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Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
FH's Naru Marches to B-M
By Kevin McCauley
stephen naruSteve Naru, who headed FleishmanHillard's global media practice, has left for Burson-Marsteller as US media relations head
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Rusbridger Steps Down at Guardian
By Kevin McCauley
alan rusbridgerAlan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian for 20 years, is stepping down from the post during the summer.
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-11-2014
By Greg Hazley
Entrepreneurs Mark Cuban explains why startups should never hire a PR firm (D. Baer) 
Crisis Hollywood heavyweights apologize after leak disclosures(USAT) 
Healthcare 5 healthcare trends in 2015 (S. Fox) 
PA CIA director holds press conference in wake of blockbuster report (NY Times) 
FoodBev Congress saves the potato's reputation (MNN) 
Optimism Apocalypse not (G. Matusky) 
2015 5 PR predictions for 2015 (R. IlifF) 
Reaction Women's groups blast NFL's new personal conduct policy (Reuters) 
Tech Facebook just unlocked the reputation economy (G. Moonen) 
Hollywood What powerful Hollywood women really want (NY Times) 
Media How preying on easy targets makes us dumber and meaner (A. Rosenberg) 
Research Making the case for solid PR research (N. Bovair) 
Stunts 10 PR stunts that won 2014 (Inc)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
NBC's Brian Williams Leads Elon Fund Drive
By Jack O'Dwyer

williamsNBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, whose son Douglas is 2013 graduate of Elon University, Elon, N.C., is assisting the school in its $15 million drive to expand its School of Communications.

Category: PRSA
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Lending Club Banks on Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
lending clubGrayling is handling San Francisco's Lending Club peer-to-peer loan operation that is expected to make a splashy debut on Wall Street today.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Chinese Tuna Fleet Drops IPO After 'Negative Publicity'
By Greg Hazley
tuna China Tuna, a Chinese long-line tuna fishing company serving the ravenous Japanese sushi market, has pulled the plug on a planned $150M initial public offering after "negative publicity" and a regulatory backlash.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Report: CIA Public Affairs Leaked False Info
By Greg Hazley
ciaThe CIA's Office of Public Affairs leaked false information to boost the agency's profile and protect its controversial detention and interrogation program, according to a summary of the blockbuster Senate Intelligence Committee report released Dec. 9.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
University of Michigan Enlists Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
michiganThe University of Michigan turned to Edelman in the wake of the fallout following the resignation of its athletic director and firing of football coach after a quarterback re-entered a game following his concussion.
Category: Sports
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Delia's Dons ICR in Liquidation
By Greg Hazley
delia'sDelia's, the publicly traded clothing retailer aimed at teenage girls, is relying on ICR for PR support as it navigates Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its assets and shutter its retail stores.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Real Estate PR Vet Lewis Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
dick lewisDick Lewis, founder of 54-year-old Lewis & Assocs. real estate firm in Los Angeles, died Nov. 21 following a short battle with cancer. He was 89.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
CIA Torture Report: Shock, Sadness and a New Opportunity
By Joe Honick
honickRelease of gruesome CIA torture report demonstrates that America is strong enough to deal with this stain on the national reputation.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-10-2014
By Greg Hazley
Travel Three things that changed travel marketing in 2014 (A. Levine) 
Social Airline bans Internet celebrity after tweets (Mashable) 
Tactics 10 pitches that landed top-tier placements (R. McGonagill)
Theater Movie publicist: No more free show tickets for WSJ critic(Romenesko) 
Strategy The 'PR pause' (R. Barokas) 
Trends PR pros should accept shift to integrated communications(M. Rouault) 
2014 Portraits in PR on how PR's changed this year (Marketing Mag) 
Media How to survive a journalistic disaster 101 (M. Sullivan) 
Crisis Cosby faces defamation suit from sex abuse victim (THR) 
Sports NFL owner admits league's new domestic violence policy is PR ploy (ThinkProgress)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Economist EIC Takes Bloomberg Post
By Kevin McCauley
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist since 2006, will assume that position at Bloomberg in New York in January.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Politico Targets European Expansion
By Kevin McCauley
Politico and German publisher Axel Springer today announced the acquisition of European Voice of Brussels to serve as springboard for a spring push on the Continent.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
AIPAC, Glover Park Alum to Red Banyan in DC
By Greg Hazley
jarad geldnerJarad Geldner of AIPAC and Glover Park Group decamps for a principal slot at Red Banyan Group to direct the Washington office of the Florida-based firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Seven Professionals Brightened 'Follies' Cast
By Jack O'Dwyer
folliesSeven professionals, including actresses Melissa Rose Hirsch and Sarah Evans Kronenberg, brightened the 2014 "Financial Follies" of the New York Financial Writers Assn. at the Marriott Marquis.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Nebraska Lottery Reviews $5M Ad, PR Account
By Greg Hazley
nebraska lotteryThe Nebraska Lottery has rolled the dice on a review of its $5.6M advertising and PR account.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
It's a Two-Way Street: What Every Client Should Know
By Sandi Goldfarb
sandi goldfarbFor any business embarking on a relationship with a PR firm, "What can I do to be a good client?" is a conversation worth having.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-09-2014
By Greg Hazley
2015 Top 10 PR defining moments of 2015 (S. Pollack) 
2015 The 5 best PR campaigns of 2015 (G. Livingston) 
Sports Ex-Nike runner metes out PR advice (S. Barker) 
Crisis Texas PR firm changes lynching-themed name (J. Fechter) 
Tech The secrets behind Square's incredibly successful PR strategy (Quartz) 
FodBev Stonyfield quits dairy foods group after consumer pressure (PRWatch) 
Strategy Why PR is embracing the PESO model (R. Iliff) 
Corporate Victims of Sony breach left fuming (WSJ) 
CSR The companies with the best CSR reputations (Forbes) 
PA Senate torture report condemns CIA interrogation program(NY Times)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Blog: Sen. Rubio Shows He's Not Ready for Prime Time
By Kevin McCauley

rubioWith today's release of the summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, Marco Rubio showed he's not ready for prime time. John McCain, in contrast, demonstrated adult leadership.

Category: Public Affairs
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