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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
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Study: PR Pros Are Smart But Unethical
By Jon Gingerich
 
PR professionals are intelligent, creative and dishonest, according to a decade-long series of surveys that gauged the public’s perceptions of the industry.
Category: Professional Development
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Seeing Sports Communications For The Whole Field
By Bryan Harris
 
Bryan HarrisAny baseball player will tell you that what happens on one corner of the diamond has the potential to impact the outcome of a play at the other end. Similarly, in the world of branding, sports PR is about more than the action on the field.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Elmendorf Ryan Works DC for Cubist
By Kevin McCauley
 
cubistElmendorf Ryan lines up antibiotics maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals, which has just agreed to a $9.5B takeover by Merck.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Marcus Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
 
Bruce Marcus, a trailblazer in legal and professional services PR, died Dec. 1 in New Haven. He was 89.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-08-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Crisis How do you name your PR firm after a song about lynching? (S. Holley) 
FoodBev What are chicken McNuggets made out of? Chicken, says McDonald's (M. Quirk) 
Healthcare Blood Simpler (New Yorker) 
Crisis Updated apology digs bigger hole for Rolling Stone (Wash Post) 
Media Time unveils Person of the Year finalists for 2014 (Time) 
Brevity 25 marketing tips in under 140 characters (J. Scheer) 
Content Data-driven tips for boosting your biz's Twitter content(R. Morton) 
Media White House cracks TechMeme leaderboard (L. Hoffman) 
Tools Storify: A beginner's guide (D. King) 
Marketing How to talk to people who don't know they need you(B. Randolph) 
Content Six sources for content marketing inspiration (J. Bell) 
TV Who cares what the critics say? 'Peter Pan Live' was a phenomenon (LR)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
MWW Gets Parkinson's PR Duties
By Kevin McCauley
 
parkMWW has landed work from the National Parkinson's Foundation to handle an awareness campaign to support caregivers who are tending to sufferers of the disease.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
PR, Journo Jobs Are Among The Most Stressful
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
CareerCastPR jobs rank near the top in producing stress, says CareerCast.com. Its list of the “Ten Worst Jobs of 2014” puts “newspaper reporter” in second position.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Detroit Econ Dev Corp Seeks Comms Help
By Greg Hazley
 
degcThe economic development corporation for the financially strapped City of Detroit is on the hunt for agency help to support a $4.25M program aimed to attract businesses and real estate investment along its commercial corridors.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Avolon Flies with FTI in $1.8B IPO
By Greg Hazley
 

avolonAvolon Holdings, the Dublin-based airliner lessor slating a New York Stock Exchange IPO, is working with FTI Consulting for communications support in the US and abroad.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Book Review: "All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" By Matt Bai
By Kevin McVicker
 

All The Truth Is OutIn "All the Truth is Out," Matt Bai, Yahoo News national political correspondent, revisits Gary Hart scandal. It was a watershed moment for politics and the media and Bai presents it in a clearer focus than most people remember.

Category: Book Review
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Voce's Manuel Connects with LinkedIn
By Greg Hazley
 
mike manuelMike Manuel, a veteran Bay Area tech and digital PR pro who spent more than a decade at Voce Communications, has left the firm for a post at LinkedIn.
Category: Social Media
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
Communications and PR jobs from odwyerpr.com this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-05-2015
By Greg Hazley
 
Media Rolling Stone backs off from UVA rape story (USAT) 
Corporate The 10 communication commandments that drive reputation and business (C. Conner) 
Sports How Roger Goodell's blind side shattered the NFL's reputation (Time) 
SOCIAL Five ways brands amplified their giving on #GivingTuesday (ED) 
2014 The top 8 brand disasters of 2014 (Inc) 
Internal 7 end-of-year communication tips to engage employees for 2015 (J. Williams)
RFP Sacramento Dept of Animal Care - PR and adv. consultant(link)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Foer Quits New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
 
franklin foerFrankin Foer, editor of The New Republic, has resigned his post due to differences about the direction of the magazine with owner Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.
Category: Media News
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