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Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Report: CIA Public Affairs Leaked False Info
By Greg Hazley
 
ciaThe CIA's Office of Public Affairs leaked false information to boost the agency's profile and protect its controversial detention and interrogation program, according to a summary of the blockbuster Senate Intelligence Committee report released Dec. 9.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
University of Michigan Enlists Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 
michiganThe University of Michigan turned to Edelman in the wake of the fallout following the resignation of its athletic director and firing of football coach after a quarterback re-entered a game following his concussion.
Category: Sports
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Delia's Dons ICR in Liquidation
By Greg Hazley
 
delia'sDelia's, the publicly traded clothing retailer aimed at teenage girls, is relying on ICR for PR support as it navigates Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its assets and shutter its retail stores.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Real Estate PR Vet Lewis Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
 
dick lewisDick Lewis, founder of 54-year-old Lewis & Assocs. real estate firm in Los Angeles, died Nov. 21 following a short battle with cancer. He was 89.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
CIA Torture Report: Shock, Sadness and a New Opportunity
By Joe Honick
 
honickRelease of gruesome CIA torture report demonstrates that America is strong enough to deal with this stain on the national reputation.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-10-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Travel Three things that changed travel marketing in 2014 (A. Levine) 
Social Airline bans Internet celebrity after tweets (Mashable) 
Tactics 10 pitches that landed top-tier placements (R. McGonagill)
Theater Movie publicist: No more free show tickets for WSJ critic(Romenesko) 
Strategy The 'PR pause' (R. Barokas) 
Trends PR pros should accept shift to integrated communications(M. Rouault) 
2014 Portraits in PR on how PR's changed this year (Marketing Mag) 
Media How to survive a journalistic disaster 101 (M. Sullivan) 
Crisis Cosby faces defamation suit from sex abuse victim (THR) 
Sports NFL owner admits league's new domestic violence policy is PR ploy (ThinkProgress)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Economist EIC Takes Bloomberg Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist since 2006, will assume that position at Bloomberg in New York in January.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Politico Targets European Expansion
By Kevin McCauley
 
Politico and German publisher Axel Springer today announced the acquisition of European Voice of Brussels to serve as springboard for a spring push on the Continent.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
AIPAC, Glover Park Alum to Red Banyan in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
jarad geldnerJarad Geldner of AIPAC and Glover Park Group decamps for a principal slot at Red Banyan Group to direct the Washington office of the Florida-based firm.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Seven Professionals Brightened 'Follies' Cast
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
folliesSeven professionals, including actresses Melissa Rose Hirsch and Sarah Evans Kronenberg, brightened the 2014 "Financial Follies" of the New York Financial Writers Assn. at the Marriott Marquis.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Nebraska Lottery Reviews $5M Ad, PR Account
By Greg Hazley
 
nebraska lotteryThe Nebraska Lottery has rolled the dice on a review of its $5.6M advertising and PR account.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
It's a Two-Way Street: What Every Client Should Know
By Sandi Goldfarb
 
sandi goldfarbFor any business embarking on a relationship with a PR firm, "What can I do to be a good client?" is a conversation worth having.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-09-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
2015 Top 10 PR defining moments of 2015 (S. Pollack) 
2015 The 5 best PR campaigns of 2015 (G. Livingston) 
Sports Ex-Nike runner metes out PR advice (S. Barker) 
Crisis Texas PR firm changes lynching-themed name (J. Fechter) 
Tech The secrets behind Square's incredibly successful PR strategy (Quartz) 
FodBev Stonyfield quits dairy foods group after consumer pressure (PRWatch) 
Strategy Why PR is embracing the PESO model (R. Iliff) 
Corporate Victims of Sony breach left fuming (WSJ) 
CSR The companies with the best CSR reputations (Forbes) 
PA Senate torture report condemns CIA interrogation program(NY Times)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Blog: Sen. Rubio Shows He's Not Ready for Prime Time
By Kevin McCauley
 

rubioWith today's release of the summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, Marco Rubio showed he's not ready for prime time. John McCain, in contrast, demonstrated adult leadership.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Embattled Abercrombie Chief Retires
By Kevin McCauley
 
jeffriesAbercrombie & Fitch's Michael Jeffries announced today he's stepping down from the helm of the teen-age apparel chain effective immediately.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Lockheed Martin Puts Rangel in Charge of DC Outpost
By Kevin McCauley
 
Lockheed Martin has named Robert Rangel, senior VP-Washington operations and a corporate officer effective Jan. 1.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Ex-Blair Aide Joins FTI
By Kevin McCauley
 
patricia hewittPatricia Hewitt, who served in Tony Blair's government and headed Accenture's EMEA research unit, joins FTI Consulting's PR offering in London.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Omnicom Acquires DDC Advocacy
By Greg Hazley
 
ddcOmnicom has acquired tech-savvy Washington public affairs shop DDC Advocacy.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Yankees' Zillo Wins Top MLB PR Honor
By Greg Hazley
 
jason zilloExecutive director of communications and media relations for the New York Yankees wins Major League Baseball's top PR honor for 2014.
Category: Sports
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Blog: R.I.P, New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
 
the new republicNew Republic staffers are outraged by owner Chris Hughes' attempt to make the magazine profitable and relevant for the Internet age. It's his dime, not theirs.
Category: Media News
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