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Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Howard Directs Communications for Insurance Advisory Group
By Editorial Staff
 
melanie howardMelanie Howard, a seasoned insurance sector marketing and PR exec, has moved to the American Association of Insurance Services as director of communications for the Lisle, Ill.-based rating bureau.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Seagal Says Mankind Must "Transcend Territorial Concerns"
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Steven Seagal with Hiroshima victimSteven Seagal, who has long supported nuclear disarmament, helping to fund the multinational Center for Defense Information, today said the cause of peace will be advanced when nations realize they are "one family" that must transcend an obsession with national borders.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Richmond Public Transit Reviews PR
By Editorial Staff
 
Greater Richmond Transit CompanyThe public transit system for Richmond, Va., is reviewing its outside PR and lobbying counsel with an RFP process through the end of the month.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Choreographing Content, PR for Financial Services
By Dan Mahoney
 
Dan Mahoney Many financial services companies are plagued by the notion that content and communications must be artless and bland. This often prevents financial institutions from developing better communication methods to reach and influence their target audience.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
The Commonality Of PR People And Donald Trump
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonThere's no doubt that PR people are kindred to Donald J. Trump. Here's why.
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Charter School Seeks Marketing Agency
By Jon Gingerich
 
Summit Academy Charter SchoolBrooklyn’s Summit Academy Charter School seeks a New York-based advertising and PR firm to implement an outreach and multi-media marketing plan.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Setting Women Up for Success in the PR Industry
By Wendy Lund
 
Wendy LundSteps the PR industry can take to help women succeed and advance in their careers.
Category: Professional Development
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
World War II Ended 71 Years ago Today
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

San Francisco paperWorld War II ended 71 years ago today with the surrender of Japan. O’Dwyer staffer Sharlene Spingler and actor Steven Seagal took part in a ceremony commemorating the deaths of more than 120,000 in atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Six Tips for PR Pros to Stay Organized
By Hannah Ruark
 
Hannah Ruark Being organized is vital for success in the hectic world of PR.
Category: Professional Development
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Changing Currency for Investor Relations Pros
By Richard Anderson
 

Richard L. Anderson When communicating financial information, traditional IR and PR channels such as face-to-face meetings still hold a lot of weight, though opportunities in social media loom large.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Ullyot Advises Trump Campaign
By Editorial Staff
 
john ullyotPR veteran John Ullyot is serving as deputy communications director for the Trump presidential campaign.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Brits Doing Good Job on Radiation Threats
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Holby City castHolby City, U.K. medical drama series, explored the effects of radiation, showing how reduction in exposure “drastically reduced” the painful symptoms of one victim.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Times Changin' for IR Pros; Newspaper Group's PR Defense Stumbles After Oliver Report; Periscope?
By Editorial Staff
 

IR The times they are a changin', for IR pros (K. Holman) 

Response Why one association's PR defense stumbled after John Oliver piece (AN) 

Q&A Measurement guru Angie Jeffrey (S. Burke) 

Tools Why LinkedIn is completely missing the boat with its influencer videos (A. Hanson) 

Social Should my brand use Twitter's Periscope? (D. Landis) 

Ethics Think tanks and the NY Times (E. Tchividjian) 

Sports NFL teams ask for support for injured PR intern (TO) 

Category: PR Links
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
Business Lessons Learned from Rio Olympics
By Ronn Torossian
 
 Ronn Torossian  The Olympics are a business, and like any business, it needs to see where success was achieved and where business failed.
Category: Professional Development
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
Huffington Exits HuffPost for Start-Up
By Editorial Staff
 
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington is leaving her 11-year-old, eponymous progressive news site to build a new site focused on lifestyle, health and wellness content.
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
Brookings Fires Back at NY Times
By Editorial Staff
 
How Think Tanks Amplify Corporate America's InfluenceThe Brookings Institution has fired back at the New York Times with a 7,000-word, annotated retort after the paper published a series of articles about the influence and funding of corporations on think tanks.
Category: Media News

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Thu., Aug. 25
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Thu., Aug. 18
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