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Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Auto PR Veteran Kowaleski Dies at 63
By Kevin McCauley
 
tom kowaleskiTom Kowaleski, the automotive PR executive who held top posts at Chrysler, General Motors, BMW and Lincoln, is dead at 63.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Institutional Trust Tanks, Says Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
trustThe 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer released Jan. 20 found that trust in government, business, non-governmental organizations and media tanked to the levels of the Great Recession of 2009.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Paris Mayor Threatens to Sue Fox News
By Kevin McCauley
 
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to sue Fox News for its alleged false reports about neighborhoods ruled by Sharia law that have become no-go zones for non-Muslims.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
American Sniper is Hollywood Gift to Pentagon
By Kevin McCauley
 
sniperAmerican Sniper is a PR gift to the Pentagon, which is once again gearing up in the Middle East, as the film is cheered by cultural conservative and liberal audiences.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
H+K Guides Egyptian Tourism
By Kevin McCauley
 
egyptHill+Knowlton Strategies has registered the Egyptian government's Ministry of Tourism as a client here in a effort managed by the London office of the WPP-owned unit.
Category: Foreign government
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
UK's Portland PR Bolsters DC Outpost
By Kevin McCauley
 
scott nolanBritain's Portland PR has recruited Scott Nolan Smith from the UK embassy in Washington to handle media/digital engagement, diplomatic communications and international affairs.
Category: Public Diplomacy
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
Australia Tourism Books Global PR Search
By Kevin McCauley
 

australiaTourism Australia is looking to hire PR partners in key international markets such as the US, Brazil, Malaysia, China, Korea, India, UK and Japan.

 
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Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
FEMA Assesses Flood Insurance PR
By Greg Hazley
 
floodsmartThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is assessing agency PR and marketing capabilities to handle the $75M account to promote the National Flood Insurance Program, FloodSmart.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 1-20-2015
By Greg Hazley
 
Corporate 10 most hated companies in America (24/7 Wall St.)
Sports 
Pro football shill Lanny Davis lies about shilling for pro football (Deadspin) 
Conflicts Double-dipping between PR and journalism exposes reputation risk (D. Tisch) 
Social Obama's social media team tries to widen SOTU audience(NY Times) 
Legal Lawsuit implicates former Mattel, Burson PR exec (The Acorn) 
Entertainment Lena Dunham hires 'Scandal' PR expert, PMK-BNC(THR) 
Healthcare Enhancing content marketing practices for the health industry (MSLG)
Measurement Measuring PR and Google Analytics (D. Laloggia) 
Image The Big Mac of brand integrity (N. Fischer) 
Measurement Improve your PR measurement strategy (T. Chandler) 
Media NBC to stream Super Bowl, halftime show for free(Adweek) 
Tactics 5 things you're doing wrong with your press release(Cision) 
PR 101 5 tips to write the perfect email pitch (K. Schellekens) 
Environment Greenpeace names activists behind epic fail in Peru(BBW)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
Looking Back to Gear Up for Super Bowl
By Arthur Solomon
 
There are lessons learned from the 2014 Super Bowl that should help pave the way for a marketing touchdown in the impending Big Game.
Category: Sports
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015
Hamptons Libraries Should Join Fight vs. Eruvim
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

sh libraryLibraries in Southampton, Westhampton Beach and Quogue, elected leaders of which are being falsely accused in court of "animus" towards Orthodox Jews, must fight those charges and stop massive legal costs. 

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jan. 19, 2015
MLK Day - A Day On, Not A Day Off
By Greg Hazley
 
MLK DayGo to nationalservice.gov/mlkday2015 and learn about the events happening today, #MLKDay.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Alaska Reviews Tourism Account
By Greg Hazley
 
alaskaAlaska has created a new tourism marketing board and kicked off an open competition for its $15M-a-year travel account.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Weber Shandwick Wraps Up Sealed Air Business
By Kevin McCauley
 
sealed airWeber Shandwick edges MSLGroup and Gyro in pitch for global marketing agency for $7.7B packaging giant Sealed Air Corp.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Westhampton Trustees Met Privately on Eruv
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
whbMayor of Westhampton Beach and four trustees met privately last night to discuss lawsuits against the village, which is part of Southampton. Plaintiffs charge the towns with "targeting Jewish citizens" and seek damages and legal fees. No action was taken, source said.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Time Inc. Names Long Time Pub
By Kevin McCauley
 
meredith longMeredith Long, 38, is the new publisher of Time, taking over for Jed Hartman, who exited the group publisher slot last year for the chief revenue officer job at the Washington Post.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Fixmer Spins for Universal Music
By Greg Hazley
 
andy fixmerVeteran media and entertainment reporter for Bloomberg News moves to the PR realm as VP of global communications for Universal Music Group.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
UAE Re-Ups for $10M at Harbour
By Kevin McCauley
 
UAE emblemUnited Arab Emirates has extended its relationship with The Harbour Group through 2017 for 'no more than $5M per year.'
Category: Foreign government
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Slim Fattens NYT Holdings
By Kevin McCauley
 
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim doubled his investment stake in the New York Times Co. to about 17 percent, making him the biggest owner of the parent of the New York Times.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Blog: PR Dominates in Putin's Russian World of Illusions
By Kevin McCauley
 
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible cover"Everything is PR" is the favorite phrase of Russia's elite, writes Peter Pomerantsev in his wonderful new book, "Nothing is True and Everything is Possible," about Vladimir Putin's wonderland of illusions, where former gangsters are now members of the ruling elite and Russia Today state media spews lies.
Category: Foreign government
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