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Wed., Jun. 24, 2015
Millennial Travel Plans Skew Toward 'Staycations,' Cruising
By Kevin McCauley
 
travelThe 84M-strong Millennial Nation is hardly the widely assumed "adventure-driven generation" when it comes to making travel plans, according to the 25th annual "Portrait of American Travelers" report released today by MMGY Global.
Category: Travel PR
Wed., Jun. 24, 2015
Etihad Air Hires EU Pro to Keep European Skies Open
By Kevin McCauley
 
eithadEtihad Airways, one of the Big Three Persian Gulf airlines, has named Philippe Eydaleine head of PA in Europe as it seeks to fend off barriers erected there to block route expansion plans.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 24, 2015
MSL, Leo Burnett Win Cannes Lions PR Award
By Greg Hazley
 
cannes lionsMSLGroup, advancing a concept created by Leo Burnett Toronto for client Procter & Gamble, won the Grand Prix award for PR at the Cannes Lions festival in France June 24 for the #LikeAGirl campaign.
Category: PR Awards
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Ogilvy Speaks for Shale
By Kevin McCauley
 
eeiaOgilvy Government Relations represents the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, a top advocate for the development of America's shale oil energy resources.
Category: Energy PR
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
PR Pearl Returns to Biz
By Kevin McCauley
 
perlMaurie Perl, the legendary Conde Nast PR pro who stepped down two years ago, has returned as senior VP-communications and marketing at the New York Stem Cell Foundation.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Digital Tech's role in communications in 2015 (L. Menchaca) 
Awards Leo Burnett, MSLGRoup take PR Grand Prix in Cannes(Ad Age) 
Tech Taylor truthers think Apple feud was a PR stunt (Time) 
Astroturf Wikipedia pages of star clients altered by PR firm (NY Times) 
Sports NFL kicks off diplomatic blitz of Israel (BIN) 
Pitch How to avoid sabotaging your own idea (J. Stauffer) 
Content Paid media drove high engagement for 'Empire' (LR) 
Ethics On Rachel Dolezal (E. Tchividjian) 
Retail Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay to step selling confederate flag mercy (CNN) 
Media Training Giving praise to inspire your staff to greatness (J. Newman) 
Design New look for Hoffman Agency blog (IC) 
Propaganda How bizarre photos help Putin stay in power (Vox) 
Sports Orem Owlz PR guy: I had nothing to do with 'Caucasian Heritage Night' (Deadspin)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Blog: People of Charleston Pave Way for New America
By Kevin McCauley
 
charlestonCharleston's response to the racist terror attack on nine African-Americans attending bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is an inspiring example of "people power" at its finest hour.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Jones Takes Healthcare Reins for Blueshirt
By Greg Hazley
 
bob jonesCorporate and financial PR vet Bob Jones has moved to The Blueshirt Group as managing director to develop a healthcare practice for the San Francisco-based firm.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Privacy, 'Green' Concerns Stifle Innovation, Says Edelman PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
Growing consumer concern over privacy and environmental harm could stifle innovation, according to Edelman's first Earned Brand survey released today during the Cannes Lions Festival.
Category: consumer
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Inspiring the Millennial Travel Experience
By Christine Turner
 
christine turnerThe new generation of Millenial travellers demand connections to their destination’s unique culture,people and their way of life in authentic and meaningful ways.
Category: Travel PR
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Finsbury Scoops Up Solomon
By Kevin McCauley
 
deborah solomonDeborah Solomon, staff writer for the Wall Street Journal for the past 15 years, has joined Finsbury.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
WPP Goes Native
By Kevin McCauley
 
WPP is launching a native advertising shop called Truffle Pig in conjunction with venture partners Snapchat and the Daily Mail.
Category: Content
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Mercury Guides Launch of Campbell Brown Education News Oulet
By Greg Hazley
 
the seventy fourMercury is providing a PR education to The Seventy Four, a non-profit online news outlet founded by education activist and former TV journalist Campbell Brown and set to debut in mid-July.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Consumers Prompt General Mills to Nix Faux Colors, Flavors
By Greg Hazley
 
gmMagically delicious cereal maker General Mills will take some of the mystery out of its ingredients as the Lucky Charms and Trix purveyor said June 22 that it will remove artificial flavors and colors from its cereals by 2017.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brunswick Pushes Rejected Bid for Williams
By Kevin McCauley
 
energy transferBrunswick Group is handling Energy Transfer Equity's rejected $53B takeover bid for Williams Cos. of Tulsa.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Bloomberg Vet Joins ICR
By Kevin McCauley
 
edmond lococoEdmond Lococo, a 15-year Bloomberg veteran, has joined financial firm ICR as senior VP in its Beijing outpost.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Joele Frank Works $2B Med Equipment Tie-Up
By Greg Hazley
 
hill-romJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is advising medical device maker Hill-Rom in its $2B merger of rival Welch Allyn.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
DOD Enlists Sullivan
By Kevin McCauley
 
maura sulllivanMaura Sullivan, who was assistant secretary of public and intergovernmental affairs at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, is moving to the Pentagon for a PA job.
Category: Government
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
LHA Prescribes PR for IPO-Bound Conkwest
By Greg Hazley
 
conkwestConkwest, the cancer-focused immunotherapy company backed by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, is working with LHA for financial communications support as it pursues an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brian Williams and Fair Play
By Joe Honick
 

joe honickThe media assaults on former NBC News anchor and now MSNBC talking head Brian Williams sound like mob justice.

Category: Media News
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