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Mon., May 18, 2015
Nam Cast in Top PR Role at New Line
By Greg Hazley
 
catherine namCatherine Nam, director of international publicity for Warner Bros. Pictures, has moved to its New Line Cinema unit as VP of publicity and communication.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., May 18, 2015
Bashe to Lead Finn Partners Healthcare Push
By Greg Hazley
 
gil basheHealthcare PR maven Gil Bashe is moving on after 12 years at Makovsky for Finn Partners, to grow its health and pharmaceutical business.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., May 18, 2015
Coffee, Granola Bars Are Good for You (Maybe)
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

coffeeProducts that consumers usually approach with caution—coffee and granola bars—got "good ink" recently thanks no doubt to PR efforts by the industries involved.

 
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., May 18, 2015
Transcript of civil cause for status conference before Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson; Feb. 26, 2015; Central Islip
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Transcript of civil cause for status conference before Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson; Feb. 26, 2015; Central Islip
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 15, 2015
Sri Lanka Seeks Firm for Tourism PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
sri lankaSri Lanka Tourism and Promotion Bureau plans to invite firms to pitch to handle tourism PR by the end of the month.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., May 15, 2015
Architecture, Engineering Firm Seeks Help to Build PR
By Greg Hazley
 
beMidwest architecture and engineering firm focused on the public sector is calling for proposals to build a PR plan and  shift its image from "capable" to "creative," among other goals.
Category: RFPs
Fri., May 15, 2015
Avon Calls on Brunswick In Bogus SEC Filing Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 

avonAvon Products used Brunswick Group to deal with fallout connected with the May 14 filing on the Securities and Exchange online database of a bogus $18.75 per-share takeover bid, which triggered a 20 percent spike in its shares.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 15, 2015
PR Jobs of the Week
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PR and communications jobs on odwyerpr.com this week.
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Fri., May 15, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 5-15-2015
By Greg Hazley
 
Tech Google's PR diaspora (Forbes) 
Content MLB to release weekly Snapchat stories from fans (LR) 
Healthcare A checkup for health communicators (K. Mohring) 
Video PR pro and Amtrak crash survivor 'angry' (CNN) 
Food Whole Foods' misguided play for Millennials (HBR) 
Sports Enough Spin: Here are Tom Brady's options (E. Dezenhall) 
Legal Publicist loses round in lawsuit over Broadway show's travails (NY Times) 
Media ABC News faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations to Clinton (USN&WR) 
Tech PR for startups: the who, when, why and how much (D. Hochman) 
Media Where's the media's ebola mea culpa? (MM) 
PR 101 How to make the job of journalist easier (D. King)
Category: PR Links
Fri., May 15, 2015
Southampton Raps Eruv Battle as Costly, Wasteful
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Maureen LiccioneSouthampton has accused the East End Eruv Assn. of saddling the town with “exorbitant” costs in the town’s efforts to block erection of a Jewish religious boundary. A state ruling could end the entire action, SH claims.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 15, 2015
Singapore Finds Finsbury for $435K PR Push
By Kevin McCauley
 
International Enterprise Singapore has inked Finsbury to a one-year $435K PR and marketing communications contract covering the US.
Category: Foreign government
Fri., May 15, 2015
Indiana Inks PN to $750K Image Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has signed a $750K contract with Porter Novelli to encourage natives and people everywhere to visit the Hoosier State's 'many vibrant communities and exciting attractions.'
Category: Government
Fri., May 15, 2015
Titans Pass PR Ball to Stanton
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jimmy StantonThe Tennessee Titans National Football League team has hired Jimmy Stanton to the VP-communications post, a new position.
Category: Sports
Thu., May 14, 2015
Tylenol Murders Website Opened
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Michelle RosenMichelle Rosen, daughter of one of the seven Tylenol murder victims of 1982, has launched a Tylenol Murders website,  vowing to take down what she calls “the empire of lies and corruption” surrounding the incident.

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., May 14, 2015
H+K Hires MarComms Pro O'Neill
By Kevin McCauley
 

Molly O'NeillHill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Molly O'Neill to head the US marketing communications practice of the WPP unit.

Category: consumer
Thu., May 14, 2015
Federal Officials, Media Perform Well in Wake of Train Accident
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Robert SumwaltFederal officials got the basic facts of the Philadelphia train wreck out within 24 hours—the train was going double the speed limit and that section of track lacked available safety measures. The public mostly got the news of the crash and press conferences via their hand-held devices and TV.

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., May 14, 2015
Kabateck Hangs Shingle
By Kevin McCauley
 
John KabateckJohn Kabateck, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, will open a PA shop in California's capital city at the end of next month.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., May 14, 2015
Orr Exits Burson for Double Forte
By Greg Hazley
 
Bill OrrBill Orr, executive VP and West Coast market leader for Burson-Marsteller, has moved to Double Forte PR and Marketing in San Francisco as EVP and chief strategy officer.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., May 14, 2015
Brunswick in $2.1B Shale Drilling Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
shaleBrunswick Group is advising Rosetta Resources in its $2.1B merger into Noble Energy, a deal some say could rejuvenate the shale oil market amid a plunge in oil prices.
Category: M&A
Wed., May 13, 2015
DuPont Wins High-Stakes Proxy Fight
By Kevin McCauley
 
dupontDuPont today declared victory in its proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Management as shareholders rejected his bid to win four seats on the company's 12-member board.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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