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Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Moore Tunes in Communications for TNT, TBS
By Greg Hazley
 
marie mooreMarie Moore, senior VP of PR for the IFC network, has moved to Turner Broadcasting's TNT and TBS as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Westhampton Library Staff Votes Union 31-3.
By Jack ODwyer
 

An angry Westhampton Library staff yesterday voted 31-3 to unionize. Employees are demanding “equal voice and due process” and a voice in library policy. Employee Sabina Trager claims she was unfairly fired June 23.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Zuckerman Scraps Daily News Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
daily newsNew York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman has canceled a bid to sell the paper, several months after putting the tabloid daily on the block.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Kyle Campbell of Southampton Press to Daily News
By Jack ODwyer
 

kyle campbellKyle Campbell, reporter for the Southampton Press and its website, 27east.com, will join the New York Daily News Aug. 28 as a digital content producer for it auto section, based in Jersey City.

Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Arizona Seeks PR Firm to Pitch Chinese Tourists
By Greg Hazley
 
arizonaArizona, the Grand Canyon State, is reviewing its tourism PR work aimed at China, the fastest growing and highest spending international travel market to the US. 
Category: RFPs
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Fink Prescribed EVP Role at Porter Novelli
By Greg Hazley
 
catherine finkCatherine Fink, senior VP who led patient engagement at Ogilvy's Feinstein Kean Healthcare unit, has moved to Porter Novelli as an executive VP to lead its health and wellness business.
Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Agenda/Engine Team Bolsters NATO's Communications Arsenal
By Kevin McCauley
 
natoNATO has hired DC-based PA shop Agenda and London-headquartered marketing firm Engine to handle communications across its 28 member-states and beyond.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
FamaPR Aids Limelight Amid Patent Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
limelightLimelight Networks, the $180M digital content delivery provider, is relying on tech shop famaPR as regroups after a major court defeat in its nine-year legal battle with Akamai Technologies.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
UN Seeks Media Trainer in NY
By Greg Hazley
 
unThe United Nations in New York is looking for a media training firm for a two-day session for senior managers in October. 
Category: RFPs
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Trump is Gift to Democrats that Keeps on Giving
By Kevin McCauley
 

trumpFormer reality show host Donald Trump is more than the best thing to happen to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He's a blessing for the future of the Democratic party.

Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Clavin Shifts to Shift
By Kevin McCauley
 
leslie clavinLeslie Clavin, who was senior VP/technology at Grayling's San Francisco office, has joined SHIFT Communications' B2B technology practice in that city.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
SV&C, Edelman Work Deal For 'Female Viagra' Marketer
By Kevin McCauley
 
addyiSard Verbinnen & Co, Edelman handle $1B deal for marketer of Addyi, the first federally approved drug to treat female sexual desire disorder.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Irish PR Pro Duffy Trades Qorvis for McBee
By Greg Hazley
 
mark duffyMark Duffy, an Irish PR and political operative in Washington, has left Qorvis MSLGroup for McBee Strategic Consulting in the capital.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 8-20-2015
By Greg Hazley
 
Crisis New data dump from Ashley Madison includes CEO email(are technica) 

Crisis 
Family Research Council chief admits being unfaithful, porn addiction (Fox News) 

Tech 
Twitter shares fall below IPO price (USA Today) 

Social 
Starting new social channels just as hard as sunsetting existing ones (C. Thilk) 

Entertainment 
Beyonce's Vogue cover shows just how her image control works (Guardian) 

ProfDev 
Not another webinar! (J. Newman) 

ProfDev
 Online courses: The theory behind making them work(G. Dietrich) 

PR 101 
Fighting back against passive PR pitches (R. Illif) 

Media 
ESPN fights Notre Dame privacy shield (ATL) 

Media 
Netflix, tech, media stocks plunge Thursday (BI)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Mayor Moore Quits Westhampton Board
By Jack ODwyer
 

maria mooreMayor Maria Moore of Westhampton Beach has quit the library board after six years. Critics said she should have quit in June 2014 when she was elected mayor. Moore served eight years on fund-raising for the $7.5 million library.

Category: Westhampton News
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Edelman Wins Florida Citrus
By Greg Hazley
 
citrusEdelman has wrested the lucrative Florida Citrus PR and marketing accounts from longtime agency Golin after a review.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Reservoir Ropes In Meiners
By Kevin McCauley
 
molly-millerwise-meinersMolly Millerwise Meiners will join Reservoir Communications Group on Oct. 12 as managing director of its Washington headquarters.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Cision Tops G2 Crowd's Study of Press Release Distribution Services
By John ODwyer
 
G2 Crowd ReportCision ranks first for press release distribution tools in a report released today by G2 Crowd, a business software review platform.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Canadian Head Stonewalls; Canadian PR Society to Rescue?
By Jack ODwyer
 

stephen harperCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, up for election Oct. 19, has "a peculiar hatred for sharing information"  and shows "outright hostility" to the press, said the N.Y. Times. Perhaps the Canadian PR Society will look into this.

Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Watch Your Language
By Fraser Seitel
 
fraserThe PR profession shouldn’t succumb to the continued dumbing down of language – at least not without a fight. We should select words carefully, knowing which ones to use to communicate desired meanings.
Category: PR Commentary
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