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Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Finn Partners Acquires UK Tech Firm
By Greg Hazley
finn partnersFinn Partners has acquired London-based Johnson King with plans to integrate the European tech PR firm over the next year.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
LEGO to Drop Shell Oil Partnership After Pressure
By Greg Hazley
LEGODanish toy block giant LEGO said it would not renew a partnership with Royal Dutch Shell after pressure from Greenpeace drew international attention to Shell's oil drilling in the Arctic.
Category: Environmental PR
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Media Vet Schiller Exits Twitter Amid Revamp
By Greg Hazley
vivian schillerVivian Schiller is stepping down at Twitter after a year as head of news partnerships for the social messaging network.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Huntsworth Chair Quits
By Kevin McCauley
mynersPaul Myners, a former Labour Party politico, quit his chairman job at Huntsworth after a six-month tour of duty.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Twitter Targets Uncle Sam's Surveillance
By Kevin McCauley
twitterTwitter is suing the US government because it wants to disclose information regarding the government's surveillance of its customers.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
ICR, AbMac Spread PR for $374M Bagel Deal
By Greg Hazley
bagelsAbernathy MacGregor Group and ICR are proving PR and IR counsel in German conglomerate JAB Holding's $375M move to acquire Colorado-based national bagel titan Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Category: M&A
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
DC-Baltimore Clean Air Campaign Seeks Pitches
By Greg Hazley
clean air partnersThe Clean Air Partners campaign, run by the two main regional government organizations for Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, is reviewing its strategic marketing account with an RFP process this month.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Southfive Talks for Occupied Cyprus
By Kevin McCauley
Southfive Strategies has an $80K contract to help the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus make its case in Washington.
Category: Foreign government
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
PR Jobs of the Day
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Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Allison Makes Silicon Valley Move
By Greg Hazley
nvcAllison+Partners has acquired the staff of San Mateo-based New Venture Communications to bolster its Silicon Valley presence.
Category: Technology PR
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Media: Turner Trims Staff, Postmedia Buys 175 Papers, NBCU Wants Broadway Hits
By Kevin McCauley
Turner trims staff; Postmedia Buys 175 Newspapers in Canada; NBCU Wants to Star on Broadway
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Healthcare and the Celebrity Spokesperson
By Gil Bashe
O'Dwyer's Healthcare & Medical PR MagazineExecuted thoughtfully and for the right campaign, a celebrity spokesperson can capture consumer attention and inspire action.
Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Golden Enrolls at Arcadia U
By Greg Hazley
matthew goldenMatthew Golden, associate VP for communications at New Jersey Institute of Technology, has moved to Arcadia University outside of Philadelphia as VP for its newly formed university relations unit.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
B-M's Ex-US CEO Joins FP1
By Kevin McCauley
dave denherderDave DenHerder, a former Burson-Marsteller US CEO, has joined FP1 Strategies to build the Republican shop's public affairs capability.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
Gersh Goes to Gwyneth's Goop
By Kevin McCauley
paltrowLisa Gersh, founder of Oxygen TV and short-lived CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, is now CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop digital media and e-commerce site.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
George Will Becomes Latest Victim of Political Correctness on Campuses
By Kevin McCauley

george willGeorge Will is the latest victim of political correctness on America's campuses as California's Scripps College yanks the columnist's invitation to address the tender and sensitive ears of its students.

Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 10-07-2014
By Greg Hazley
PR Just the facts? This dossier goes further (NY Times) 
Social What PR pros can learn from the CIA on Twitter (K. Alaimo) 
Int'l Hong Kong protests still tarnishing China's image(McClatchy) 
Sports NFL sponsor promotes its domestic violence prevention efforts (WSJ) 
Digital The worst work emails you can receive, in order (BBW)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
Conde Nast Corp PR Chief Lands at OTG
By Kevin McCauley
Laura Miller, who founded Conde Nast's corporate communications unit, is now VP-communications at OTG Management, operator of more than 200 restaurants, cafes and lounges in 10 airports including JFK's revamped Terminal 5.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
USA Tourism Push Wants Media Relations Pitches
By Greg Hazley

brand usaThe large-scale, public-private campaign to promote travel and tourism to the United States wants to hear from PR agencies to guide global media relations in the face of declining international travel.

Category: RFPs
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
PRSA Hotel Permits O'Dwyer Lobby Exhibit
By Jack O'Dwyer
Marriott Wardman Park HotelThe Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, site of the 2014 conference of PRSA Oct. 11-14, is allowing a lobby display of O’Dwyer products. The Society had refused to sell us exhibit space.
Category: Public Relations Society
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