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Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Ethical History of PR Society of America
By Jack ODwyer
 
PRSA logoThe Society, while providing many benefits to members and the PR industry, also has compiled a record of various ethical and legal abuses.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Berke Resigns Politico Editor Job
By Kevin McCauley
 
richard burkeRichard Berke, executive editor at Politico, is leaving after a ten-month stint due to a disagreement over strategy with its founders.
Category: Media News
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Bell Pottinger Power's Venezuela Oil Giant's PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
pdvsaBell Pottinger has been working for Venezuela's national oil giant, which is parent company of US-based Citgo Petroleum Corp.
Category: International
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
PR Ethics Panel Tonight Will Get Exhibits and a Plea
By Jack ODwyer
 

ethics panelThe eight PRSA/NY ethics panelists, seven of them self-employed, will get O’Dwyer exhibits including the 1999 study that found “PR Specialist” ranked 43rd on a list of 45 credible info sources.

Category: PR Ethics
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Ohio Craft Brewers Formulate PR Search
By Greg Hazley
 

ohioThe trade group for Ohio's craft beer makers has released an RFP for "branding services" to promote the Buckeye State’s fast-growing industry. 

Category: RFPs
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-05-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Comment PR peep show: I used to be a journalist … and now they hate me (@guardian)
Tech Farewell to eight years of BlogHer (J. Pepper) 
In Memorium Joan Rivers' London publicist remembers his client(Evening Standard) 
ISIS American may be key in ISIS social media blitz (ABC News)
Careers Finding your own way - career unclear (J. Lee) 
EconDev Tesla picks Nevada in battle for $5B battery factory (LA Times) 
PR 101 6 secrets to expo success (K. Mohring) 
Changes Lego closes in on Mattel to be top toymaker(Bloomberg) 
Media Reddit AMA with new 'Meet the Press' host Chuck Todd(Reddit)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and communications job listings from odwyerpr.com this week.
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Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Abbvie's Lewis to Astellas
By Greg Hazley
 
andrew lewisPharma pro Andrew Lewis has moved to Astellas to head communications for the drug maker's global medical & development unit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Sri Lanka Sweetens Madison's Pot
By Kevin McCauley
 

prasad kariyawasamHuman rights-challenged Sri Lanka has upped Madison Group's $15K, one-year contract effective June 1 to $25K-a-month beginning Aug. 1. 

Category: International
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Oregon County Seeks Travel PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
mt hoodOregon's Clackamas County, the outdoor recreation mecca that includes Mount Hood, is looking for outside PR help to woo travel writers.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Lawyer Spurlock Joins PRSA Ethics Panel as Press Advocate
By Jack ODwyer
 

delbert spurlockDelbert Spurlock, a lawyer who was EVP of the New York Daily News from 1993-2010, has joined the PRSA/NY "Mock Trial" of PR Monday as a press advocate.

 
Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Edelman Doubles Down on France
By Greg Hazley
 
edelmanEdelman has acquired France's top independent PR firm, ELAN, a six-year-old agency started by Edelman alum Marion Darrieutort.
Category: International
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Text's US Chief Opts for B-M
By Kevin McCauley
 

rowan beneckeRowan Benecke, executive VP-North America region at Text100, will join Burson-Marsteller Oct. 6 as chair of its global technology practice.

Category: Technology PR
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
SunEdison Shines on Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
 
solarSunEdison, a top solar technology company, has named Britain's Grayling as its agency of record.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-04-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Careers Battling burnout in agency life (J. Stamp) 
Media Sex+Tech=Boffo News (P. Himler) 
Healthcare 3 PR/marketing budget imperatives for healthcare (L. Kersey) 
Careers Should you get an MBA? (HBR) 
Social Companies still embracing a command-and-control model for social media (L. Hoffman) 
Research A tipping point for PR research and CCOs (M. Fernandez) 
PA MWW says fed audit clears firm in 'Sandy' ad storm (Star-Ledger) 
Media The problem with 'takes' is the biz model of mass media(J. Jarvis) 
Mentors The mentors who move us (CPRF)
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Blog: Jones Recruits Sam in PR Bid to Make Cowboys Relevant for Moment
By Kevin McCauley
 
jerry jonesThe National Football League kicks off the 2014 season tonight with the offensive juggernaut Green Bay Packers taking on the Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks. All eyes, however, are on Dallas.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
PR Vet Davi to NY Food Bank
By Greg Hazley
 
silvia daviSilvia Davi, a corporate PR vetran of Marsh & McLennan and Broadcast Music Inc., has moved to the Food Bank for New York City as chief marketing and communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
ABC News DC Bureau Chief Moves to PR Role
By Greg Hazley
 
robin sproulRobin Sproul, Washington bureau chief for ABC News, is moving to the VP of public affairs role to lead external relations for the news division in the capital.
Category: Media News
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
RLM Finsbury Invades Bay Area
By Greg Hazley
 
doug michelmanRLM Finsbury has opened a San Francisco outpost to serve existing business and target new clients in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
Bloomberg's Back at Bloomberg
By Kevin McCauley
 
mike bloombergMichael Bloomberg will resume his role at Bloomberg LLC, where he owns an 88 percent stake, at the end of the year as his deputy, Dan Doctoroff, steps out of the picture.
Category: Media News
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