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Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Privacy, 'Green' Concerns Stifle Innovation, Says Edelman PR
By Kevin McCauley
Growing consumer concern over privacy and environmental harm could stifle innovation, according to Edelman's first Earned Brand survey released today during the Cannes Lions Festival.
Category: consumer
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Inspiring the Millennial Travel Experience
By Christine Turner
christine turnerThe new generation of Millenial travellers demand connections to their destination’s unique culture,people and their way of life in authentic and meaningful ways.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Finsbury Scoops Up Solomon
By Kevin McCauley
deborah solomonDeborah Solomon, staff writer for the Wall Street Journal for the past 15 years, has joined Finsbury.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
WPP Goes Native
By Kevin McCauley
WPP is launching a native advertising shop called Truffle Pig in conjunction with venture partners Snapchat and the Daily Mail.
Category: Content
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Mercury Guides Launch of Campbell Brown Education News Oulet
By Greg Hazley
the seventy fourMercury is providing a PR education to The Seventy Four, a non-profit online news outlet founded by education activist and former TV journalist Campbell Brown and set to debut in mid-July.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Consumers Prompt General Mills to Nix Faux Colors, Flavors
By Greg Hazley
gmMagically delicious cereal maker General Mills will take some of the mystery out of its ingredients as the Lucky Charms and Trix purveyor said June 22 that it will remove artificial flavors and colors from its cereals by 2017.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brunswick Pushes Rejected Bid for Williams
By Kevin McCauley
energy transferBrunswick Group is handling Energy Transfer Equity's rejected $53B takeover bid for Williams Cos. of Tulsa.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Bloomberg Vet Joins ICR
By Kevin McCauley
edmond lococoEdmond Lococo, a 15-year Bloomberg veteran, has joined financial firm ICR as senior VP in its Beijing outpost.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Joele Frank Works $2B Med Equipment Tie-Up
By Greg Hazley
hill-romJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is advising medical device maker Hill-Rom in its $2B merger of rival Welch Allyn.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
DOD Enlists Sullivan
By Kevin McCauley
maura sulllivanMaura Sullivan, who was assistant secretary of public and intergovernmental affairs at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, is moving to the Pentagon for a PA job.
Category: Government
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
LHA Prescribes PR for IPO-Bound Conkwest
By Greg Hazley
conkwestConkwest, the cancer-focused immunotherapy company backed by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, is working with LHA for financial communications support as it pursues an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brian Williams and Fair Play
By Joe Honick

joe honickThe media assaults on former NBC News anchor and now MSNBC talking head Brian Williams sound like mob justice.

Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Williams' Demotion is as Relevent as Network News
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonThe powers at NBC, or maybe parent company Comcast have decided to keep, but demote, Brian Williams. Who cares?
Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Election Upset in Westhampton Rebukes Mayor
By Jack O'Dwyer

marie mooreThe victory of challengers Brian Tymann and Rob Rubio over incumbents Patricia DiBendetto and Hank Tucker June 19 in Westhampton Beach is a rebuke to the tight-lipped administration of Mayor Marie Moore.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Toyota Chief Apologizes for Hamp's Arrest
By Kevin McCauley
akio toyodaToyota chief Akio Toyoda apologized today for the uproar triggered by the arrest of PR chief Julie Hamp on suspicion of bringing illegal drugs into the country.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Catholic Charities Bulks Up PR for Pope Francis' Visit
By Kevin McCauley
catholic charitiesCatholic Charities USA, which serves 9M people, is expected to add a PR firm to leverage opportunities brought about by Pope Francis' visit to Washington, Philadelphia and New York in September.
Category: CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Wall Street Journal Slices Staff
By Kevin McCauley
The Wall Street Journal is cutting staff as it transforms to more of a digital operation, says editor Gerald Baker.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
The Evils We Enthusiastically Promote
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonThere are many dark sides to the business practices of American companies.  Regardless, PR firms and advertising agencies eagerly go after their business.
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
5W Rolls Out Yoga Mat for Indian Billionaire
By Kevin McCauley
chandra5W hosts Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, who plans $90M nature cure center located at site of fabled Kutscher's Country Club, one-time grand resort of the Catskill Mountains' Borscht Belt.
Category: Economic Development
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Customer Engagement Platform Calls for PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
needleCustomer engagement software developer Needle has cast an open call for PR proposals.
Category: RFPs
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