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Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Blog: 'War is Powerful and Cynical PR Tactic'
By Kevin McCauley
dennis kucinichThe bombing of Syria will forever tarnish President Obama's legacy. It may help Democrats in upcoming Senate races in Red States, but the bombing may thwart Hillary Clinton's presidential dream.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
BBG Names First CEO
By Kevin McCauley

The Broadcast Board of Governors named veteran journalist/media executive Andy Lack its first CEO.

Category: Media News
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Stunts Agency was behind Emma Watson nude images hoax(The Drum) 
Book PR Lena Dunham and Charles Blow: Literary tales & sales(P. Himler) 
Careers What do PR firms really want in new hires? (M. Shaw) 
Media Facebook news feed to surface more timely stories (A. Chowdhry) 
Tech 3 reasons why Facebook Communities are dead (G. Snell) 
Washington Reports say White House changes pool reports(Wash Post) 
Demographics 4 ways to retain Gen Xers (HBR)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
NEA Should Know about PRSA O'Dwyer Boycott
By Jack ODwyer
Natl Education Assn.Leaders of the National Education Assn. should know about the boycott of PRSA vs. the O'Dwyer Co. because Nance Larsen communications director of NEA-Alaska, is on the Ethics Board of the Society.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
MWW SVP, PRSA Chair Cohen to KIND
By Greg Hazley
kindJoe Cohen, senior VP for MWW and national chair of PRSA, is moving to natural foods company KIND Healthy snacks as senior VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
Google Bows to PR Pressure, Quits ALEC
By Greg Hazley
google, ALECUnder pressure from environmental groups and tech activists, Google said it will sever ties with the conservative lobbying group ALEC because it is "literally lying" about climate change.
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Podesta Works Fitbit
By Kevin McCauley
fitbitHeather Podesta + Partners is repping Fitbit as privacy concerns rise about what the health and fitness device company does with the data it collects from users.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
B-M Boosts Image of Islamic Group
By Kevin McCauley
ennahdaBurson-Marsteller is working to improve the US image of Tunisia's Ennahda Party ahead of the country's parliamentary elections slated for Oct. 26
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-23-2014
By Greg Hazley
Comment Company bites journalists ... again (F. Strong) 
Gurus The messaging huckster behind Roger Goodell's awful presser (Deadspin) 
Management Goodell, Christie and the ultimate managerial cop-out (Salon) 
New Biz Pain-based selling (S. Cody) 
Int'l How ISIS 'offers salaries and perks' to lure PR gurus (Al Arabiya) 
Strategy Developing a social media strategy based on 'reach' (F. Ottelander) 
Content No time to create content? Follow Jay Baer's lead (A. Hanson) 
Crisis GM in the hot seat (WSJ) 
PR 101 3 ways PR pros can help journalists (V. Hunt) 
PA Space race - America orbits around its troubles (T. Sonenshine)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Sacramento Reviews Air Quality PR
By Greg Hazley
spare the airThe air quality and pollution control entity for California's Sacramento County is reviewing its seven-figure communications account, including support for campaigns to curb wildfires and smog.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Ethics Buff Neill Should Tackle PRSA Ethics Issues
By Jack ODwyer
Marlene NeillMarlene Neill, Ph.D., asst. prof. at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, whose interests include PR ethics, is one of three presenters at PRSA’s “Ethics Webinar” 3 p.m. Thursday.
Category: PR Ethics
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Weisenburger Steps Down at Omnicom
By Greg Hazley
Randall WeisenburgerOmnicom EVP and CFO Randall Weisenburger is leaving the marketing conglomerate after 16 years to return to the private equity sector.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Evercom Cracks Nut & Dried Fruit Council Review
By Greg Hazley
incSpain's evercom has won global PR duties for the International Nut & Dried Fruit Council, the nut sector trade group representing members on five continents.
Category: International
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
Scandal-Plagued NFL Brings in Chief Marketing Officer
By Greg Hazley
hudsonThe scandal-plagued National Football League has brought in former Pepsi-Cola North America CEO Dawn Hudson as chief marketing officer.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Smith Succeeds Graves as Ogilvy Chief
By Kevin McCauley
stuart smithStuart Smith, chief of Ogilvy PR's EAME region has taken over for CEO Christopher Graves effective immediately. Graves, who spent 18 years at Dow Jones' news & business side, took the Ogilvy CEO slot in 2009.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Junk 'Marketing Communications,' Says Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
richard edelmanRichard Edelman says it's time to drop the term "marketing communications" in favor of "communications marketing" to correctly reflect PR's role as full partner with the marketing department.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Snapchat Snatches Top Google Exec
By Kevin McCauley

jill hazelbakerSnapchat has snatched Jill Hazelbaker, who was Google's top PR/government relations executive, to head its communications department, after an extensive search.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Recruiter Daniels Dies at 80
By Kevin McCauley

len danielsLen Daniels, a longtime PR recruiter, died June 7. He was 80.

Category: Professional Services PR
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Blog: Obama's Wounded Supporters Need to Buck Up
By Kevin McCauley
obamaOfficial scorers of the roster of disappointments of the Obama presidency have added nuclear arms control to the tally that has frustrated so many of his most ardent supporters.
Category: Government
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Huey: NFL's Blitzed Leader
By Bill Huey

goodellThe NFL's Roger Goodell is like a man dancing on an ice floe that has entered the Gulf Stream, with the water warming and the dance floor shrinking.

Category: Crisis Communications
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