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Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Huffington Renews for Four
By Kevin McCauley
Arianna Huffington has inked a four-year deal to remain at the helm of The Huffington Post following the acquisition of its AOL parent by Verizon.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Westhampton's Election Day Escapes Its Website
By Jack O'Dwyer

whbToday is annual Election Day at Westhampton Beach but there is no notice of this on WHB’s website or on its calendar

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
H+K's Schwark Moves to Portland in NY
By Kevin McCauley
sebastian schwarkHill+Knowlton Strategies pro Sebastian Schwark has joined UK's Portland as director & head of its New York outpost.
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
UK Gold Medalist Enlists Freuds Amid Reports He Missed Drug Tests
By Greg Hazley
mo farahMo Farah, the gold medal-winning UK Olympian distance runner, has engaged crisis PR counsel in the wake of a report that he missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 Games.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Hamp, Toyota's PR Chief, Arrested
By Kevin McCauley
julie hampJulie Hamp, who became Toyota's PR chief in April, was arrested in Tokyo today for allegedly bringing the narcotic oxycodone into Japan.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Brian Williams' PR Redemption Begins
By Kevin McCauley
brian williamsDisgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who is being jettisoned to MSNBC, today apologized and vowed to earn back trust of colleagues and viewers.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Sinclair Bounces Back to Burson
By Kevin McCauley
heidi sinclairHeidi Sinclair, a 30-year technology PR veteran, has returned to Burson-Marsteller as senior strategist.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
California Health Exchange Moves $50M Account, Renews Ogilvy PR
By Greg Hazley
covered californiaCovered California, the Golden State's health insurance exchange, has moved its $50M-per-year marketing account to Campbell Ewald and a team of minority-focused subcontractors, following a review.
Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Sprinklr Grows PR with Finsbury's Giunta
By Greg Hazley
kyle giuntaKyle Giunta, senior VP for Finsbury, is departing to head corporate communications for enterprise social media management company Sprinklr.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 6-18-2015
By Greg Hazley

Consumer PETA pokes SeaWorld PR campaign (Adweek) 
Int'l Can the US counter ISIS propaganda? (Brookings) 
Agencies Rethinking the performance review: How does your firm stack up? (M. Shaw) 
Media How the mainstream media is buying the lies hotel PR firms are selling (The Blaze) 
Media 4 ways NBC might rehabilitate Brian Williams' image(NPR) 
Int'l Iran's image mostly negative (Pew) 
Astroturf Trump campaign offered actors $50 to cheer for him(THR)
Consumer The 'toxic' lies behind Jessica Alba's Honest Company(NY Post) 

Category: PR Links
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Blog: NBC Disses MSNBC Via Williams' Exile
By Kevin McCauley
williamsNBC brass is shipping former anchorman Brian Williams to MSNBC, a move that demonstrates the utter disregard that management has for the floundering liberal cable TV network.
Category: PR Commentary
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Alabama Reviews Tourism Account
By Greg Hazley
alabamaAlabama has rolled a review of its seven-figure tourism account to pitch the "Heart of Dixie" to travelers.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Westhampton Election Marred by Stonewalling
By Jack O'Dwyer

westhampton beachNearly 500 residents of Westhampton Beach will go to the polls tomorrow but they will have to base their decisions on a woeful lack of info on candidates and their stands.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Iran Eyes $50B Signing Bonus in Nuke Deal
By Joe Honick
joe honickPresident Obama dangles $50B bribe before Iran's Ayotollahs to encourage them to sign nuclear agreement. Where's the media outrage?
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
NYT 'Insensitive' for Blaming Irish Victims of Balcony Collapse
By Kevin McCauley
timesThe New York Times was "insensitive" in its June 16 report about the balcony collapse in Berkeley, which killed five Irish students and a person with dual Irish-American citizenship, according to Margaret Sullivan, the paper's public editor.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Do GOP Prez Contenders Really Want to Take on Pope Francis?
By Kevin McCauley
bush, popeDo the Republican presidential candidates really want to take on Pope Francis over his global warming/climate change teaching letter? Jeb Bush takes a hit.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Mercury Re-Fights Battle of Okinawa
By Kevin McCauley

okinawaMercury Public Affairs represents the Okinawa prefecture of Japan in its long-running dispute over the massive US military base there.

Category: Foreign government
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Embattled Malaysia Airlines Books New PR Head
By Greg Hazley
malaysia airlinesFaridah Hashim, a Hill+Knowlton Strategies and corporate PR alum, is joining embattled Malaysia Airlines as head of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Olson Churns Land O'Lakes PR
By Greg Hazley
kim olsonKim Olson, a corporate veteran who leads marketing and communications for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, is moving to agriculture and food co-op Land O'Lakes as its first chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Parade's Carpentier Marches to FH
By Kevin McCauley
fran carpentierFran Carpentier, long-time editor of Parade, has joined FleishmanHillard's New York media group as senior VP.
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