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Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
AARPís Boudreau Wins PR Woman of the Year
By Editorial Staff
Martha BoudreauMartha Boudreau, chief communications and marketing officer at AARP, was named PR Woman of the Year by WWPR.
Category: PR Groups
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Avoiding a Tech Communications Crisis
By Gene Carozza
Gene Carozza When it comes to the high-technology market, the possibility of something going wrong within your company is less a matter of “if” than “when.”
Category: Technology PR
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development CorporationThe Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is seeking an agency that can design and develop a website that reflects its updated brand.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
B-M Brings on Boehret
By Jon Gingerich
Katherine BoehretBurson-Marsteller has appointed veteran tech journalist Katherine Boehret senior director.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Schumacher Ciardiello Takes Over PNís NYC Office
By Editorial Staff
Julie Schumacher CiardelloJulie Schumacher Ciardiello is now the managing director at Porter Novelli’s NYC office, sliding over from Omnicom sister agency Ketchum.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Lessons Learned from the Political Campaign
By Arthur Solomon
Arthur SolomonKey takeaways from analyzing a year-and-a-half of cable TV coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. (3 reader comments)
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Returning Apparel to the USA
By Rene Henry

Rene HenryColleges and universities, as well as professional sports organizations, can lead the charge in rebuilding America’s sports apparel market.

Category: Consumer
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
College Housing Operator Recruits Ray for Communications
By Editorial Staff
Dawn RayEdR, the publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and runs collegiate housing, has brought in Dawn Ray as VP of corporate communications and marketing.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Billionaires vs. the Press in Era of Trump; Google Search Results Can Lean Liberal; Thanksgiving Needs a Good PR Campaign
By Editorial Staff
New York Times Magazine - Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of TrumpMedia Billionaires vs. the press in the era of Trump (NY Times Magazine)

Digital Google search results can lean liberal, study finds (WSJ)

Thanksgiving It needs a good PR campaign (Pilot Tribune)

Social Media Facebook may have finally successfully cloned Snapchat (Campaign US)

Social Media Keeping the digital mob from stealing your brand (Real Clear Markets)

Reputation Volkswagen bets on new tech to bounce back from dieselgate crisis (ABC News)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Harbour Group Aids UAE Advisory
By Jon Gingerich
THGThe Harbour Group has been selected to develop communications plans for United Arab Emirates government agency the Executive Affairs Authority.
Category: Foreign government
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Reed Unveils Cause Marketing Division
By Jon Gingerich

Reed Public RelationsReed Public Relations has launched a new division dedicated to cause marketing.

Category: CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
A Platform to Integrate All Platforms Ö or Not
By Douglas Simon

Doug SimonLessons on earned media from the 2016 presidential campaign.

Category: PR Services
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Potter Becomes B-M Exec VP
By Jon Gingerich

Jon Potter Burson-Marsteller has appointed Jon Potter executive vice president.

Category: Personnel Appointments
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
We Have a Lot to Give Thanks For
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert DilenschneiderThe presidential election is now behind us and the nation is moving toward the Thanksgiving holiday.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Job for Trump Team: Traffic in New York and Elsewhere
By Jack O'Dwyer

NYC subway carVoters elected Donald Trump as President because they expect some bold strokes. We direct his attention to New York’s congested streets which are getting worse and worse.

Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Foot Locker Ad Gets Tom Brady to Address Deflategate
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian Foot Locker’s new ad featuring Tom Brady bring a long-standing NFL controversy front and center. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Lessons Learned From Building a PR Biz; Did 2008 Financial Crisis Lead to Pres. Trump?; Awkward Election Talk Around Thanksgiving Table
By Editorial Staff
Forbes article on Bianca Caampued & Mallory BlairPR tips Lessons learned from building a PR biz on blood, sweat, tears and fish sticks (Forbes)

Finance Do we have the 2008 financial crisis to thank for the election of Donald Trump? (Bloomberg)

Happy Thanksgiving One nation, deeply divided, worried about going home for Thanksgiving (Wash. Post)

Crisis Election frustration generates heat for GrubHub CEO (WSJ)

Crisis Trudeau, APEC leaders vow pro-trade PR war (Mississauga News)

Reputation Federal judge looking at bogus libel law suits filed by reputation management companies (Techdirt)

Biz Warren Buffet's nine essential rules for running a business (CNBC)

Glass ceiling Three simple ways for women to get to the C-suite (Fortune)

PR tips Six ways to get your new business noticed (Startups)
Category: PR Links

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Fri., Dec. 2
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Thu., Dec. 1
A Vote is Only the Beginning of Democracy
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Tue., Nov. 29
Taxes and Identity Theft
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Tue., Nov. 29
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Mon., Nov. 28
Anti-Trump Journalist Group Has Banquet Sans Humble Pie
By Jack O'Dwyer
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Mon., Nov. 28
The Art of Trump’s Failed NYT Deal
By Eric Starkman
Eric Starkman

Mon., Nov. 28
Lufthansa Flies Into PR Nightmare
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

Mon., Nov. 28
Matching the Vision of PR Buyers with PR Sellers
By Rick Gould
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Mon., Nov. 28
Corporations Look to White House for Top Comms. Pros
By Nick Kalm
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Wed., Nov. 23
Double Spaces Are Dead. Here’s Why You Should Care
By Rachel Thomas
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Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

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