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Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
KEF Adds Huff for Digital
By Greg Hazley
 
patricia huffDigital agency vet Patria Huff has joined KEF Media as senior VP to lead its online and social media operation.
Category: PR Services
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Brunswick Handles AbbVie's Tax Play
By Kevin McCauley
 
abbvieBrunswick Group handles AbbVie's $54B bid for Ireland's Shire, a deal widely reported in the media as a means to escape the US tax bite.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
NPR News Chief Dives into Atlantic
By Kevin McCauley
 
margaret smithMargaret Low Smith, news chief at NPR responsible for its 400 journalists since 2011, is moving to The Atlantic in September to take over its events unit.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Woman Gets 20 Years for Facebook Posting in Iran
By Jack ODwyer
 

Roya NobakhtRoya Nobakht, 47, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Iran for comments on Facebook that allegedly insulted the country’s leadership. "Social media" can be a dangerous place.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
PR, Advocacy Exec to Head Consumer Reports
By Greg Hazley
 
marta telladoMarta Tellado, the advocacy-focused VP for global communications of the Ford Foundation, has been named president and CEO of Consumer Reports.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
H+K Defends Miami Beach PR
By Greg Hazley
 
miamiMiami Beach will stick with Hill+Knowlton Strategies after a spring review of its tourism PR account, as the city heads into its centennial in 2015.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Report: Uber Eyes Politicos to Fill PR Post
By Greg Hazley
 
uberCar service app Uber is looking for a tough-minded communications operative likely with political experience for its top PR post, according to Recode's Kara Swisher.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Dow's Schnepf Rolls to Goodyear
By Greg Hazley
 
kristina schnepfDow Chemical's Kristina Schnepf has rolled to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as VP of communication for its North American business.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
AIDS.gov Seeks PR Aid
By Greg Hazley
 
aidsThe federal Dept. of Health and Human Services is soliciting proposals for healthcare-savvy communications counsel to support AIDS.gov, the key portal for HIV/AIDS policy across the government.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Real-Time 5 pitfalls to avoid in real-time marketing (J. Anisfeld)
Real-Time How real-time marketing won the 2014 World Cup (D. Blank) 
Social Does social media influence purchasing decisions? (C. Penn)
Content The devil is in these 3 content marketing details (J. Bell) 
Case Study Combining paid, earned, shared and owned media (J. Poulos) 
Healthcare Attack ads may actually be benefiting Obamacare enrollment (W. Potter) 
Tech Google embraces the predictable (P. Oestreicher) 
PA US propaganda sons becomes unexpected hit in Central America (Breitbart)
RFP PR services for Denver Urban Renewal Authority (PDF)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
Trevelino/Keller Serves PR to 'Soup Nazi'
By Kevin McCauley
 
soupmanTrevelino/Keller is serving PR to the Soupman Inc., which became a cultural icon following the "Soup Nazi" episode on "Seinfeld" a quarter century ago.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
Ex-LA Times Editor to GFBunting
By Greg Hazley
 
russ stantonFormer Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief Russ Stanton has jumped the PR line with a post at G.F.Bunting+Co.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
Weber Vet Moves to Nielsen
By Kevin McCauley
 
drew mccaskillDrew McCaskill, who was senior VP at Weber Shandwick, has taken the senior VP-corporate communications post at Nielsen, the information management and measurement giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
More Journalists Jailed (Myanmar); PRSA Is Silent
By Jack ODwyer
 

fiske, cohenFive Myanmar journalists, aged 22-28, have been hit with ten years in prison at hard labor for covering charges the government is producing chemical weapons.  PRSA, whose "PR for PR" includes commenting on current topics, is silent.

 
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Brooklyn Firm Hits $6.4M PR Jackpot with Ecuador
By Kevin McCauley
 
nathalie suarezEcuador, which has been waging an epic legal struggle with Chevron over a $9B-plus pollution lawsuit, inked a $6.4M contract with Brooklyn's MCSquared to bolster its image in the US and Europe.
Category: International
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 7-11-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Gender Why women thrive in PR (and should they?) (M. Gielkens)
Activism LEGO rebuffs Greenpeace campaign video to ditch Shell(J. Wheeler) 
Trial Ventura publicist said bar fight story helped book sales(Pioneer Press) 
History Presenting the shadow of PR (H. Yaxley) 
Deals The stakeholders you need to close a big deal (P. Weinstein)
Entertainment 5 PR lessons we can learn from Lady Gaga (L. Wade)
PA Why Congress keeps ignoring its own budget law (S. Collender)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Myanmar Court Sentences Journalists to Hard Labor, Prison
By Greg Hazley
 
unityA Myanmar court on July 10 sentenced five journalists to 10 years in prison and hard labor after reports that a government factory was planned to manufacture chemical weapons.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Hammond Adds Duo, Names CEO
By Greg Hazley
 
hammondNew York-based travel and luxury PR specialist Lou Hammond & Associates has added two VPs amid a handful of client wins and the elevation of a trio of longtime execs to upper management.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
Tobacco Giants Confirm Merger Talks
By Greg Hazley
 
tobaccoReynolds American and Lorillard, the No. 2 and 3 tobacco companies, confirmed in separate news releases today that they are in merger talks.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jul. 11, 2014
UNH Seeks Agency to Grow Sustainability PR
By Greg Hazley
 
unhThe University of New Hampshire is dangling a communications and media services account to support the Sustainability Institute at UNH, one of the nation's oldest higher education programs in the field.
Category: RFPs
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