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Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
Glover Park Surfs Media Wave for Discovery
By Kevin McCauley
discoveryGlover Park Group is helping Discovery Communications navigate the merger wave that is washing over the media world.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
Schwartz of CBS Defends Double Identity
By Jack ODwyer

schwartzGil Schwartz, senior executive VP and chief communications officer for CBS, who writes for Fortune and elsewhere as "Stanley Bing," says using a pen name is "an honorable institution."

Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
Pathologists Research PR Help
By Greg Hazley
uscapThe hundred-year-old academy for promoting pathology research and education is on the hunt for marketing communications proposals.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Vatican Forms Committee to Propose PR Reforms
By Greg Hazley
pattenThe Vatican has formed a high-profile committee charged with overseeing and reforming its global communications to be led by former BBC Trust chair Chris Patten.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Popeyes Plucks Burke for Communications
By Greg Hazley
todd burkeAirline PR vet Todd Burke has landed at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the Atlanta-based franchisor and operator of the Popeyes fast-food chicken chain.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 7-09-2014
By Greg Hazley
Media The Walmart-NY Times spat reveals a bigger PR trend (L. Hoffman) 
Journalism Media don't think robots can replace journos, check out this article written by a computer (BI) 
Definitions PR is relationship & communications marketing (R. Iliff) 
PR Top 7 bummers of summer in the PR world (R. Polster) 
Media If reporters tweeted what they were really doing(Romenesko)
Infographic Here's the biggest company in every state (Vox) 
Int'l Garth Brooks fiasco hurts Ireland's global reputation(Independent)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Big Biz Enlist Gephardt for Ex-Im Survival
By Kevin McCauley
NAMNational Association of Manufacturers has enlisted former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt to fend off Republican threats to kill the US Export-Import Bank, which they claim provides corporate welfare to giant companies such as Boeing, General Electric and Caterpillar.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Lou Hammond Pros Launch Shop
By Kevin McCauley
deckerCathleen Decker and Stacy Royal, veterans of Lou Hammond & Assocs., have launched Decker Royal Agency in New York to serve travel, hospitality, and culinary clients.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Nelson Tapped to Lead Influential ALEC
By Greg Hazley
lisa nelsonVeteran public affairs exec with posts at Visa, AOL Time Warner and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is named CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial yet influential conservative advocacy group.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Joele Frank Feeds PR to PetSmart as Shareholders Bark
By Greg Hazley
petsmartRetailer PetSmart is relying on Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support as it faces pressure from its two largest shareholders to consider a sale.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
R+W Works PR in Afghanistan Election Mess
By Kevin McCauley
ghaniRoberti+White inked a $100K-per-month, one-year agreement effective June 25 to provide PR support here for the Transformation and Continuity political group that supports Afghanistan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
APCO Adds eBay Exec in Asia
By Greg Hazley
stephen liewFormer eBay government relations chief Steven Liew has joined APCO Worldwide as an executive director in Singapore.
Category: International
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Frustrated Journo Groups Tell Obama PA Officers Stymie Reporting
By Greg Hazley
podiumThe Obama administration is a major source of frustration for journalists stymied by politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies, a coalition of journalism groups wrote in a letter to the president on July 8.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Fox Trots to Everyday Health
By Kevin McCauley
kim foxKim Fox, who headed North American Rx communications for healthcare giant Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Corp., has joined Everyday Health as senior VP-communications & PR.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Blog: BBC Strikes at Climate Deniers
By Kevin McCauley
bbc trustThe BBC Trust has just published its report on the impartiality of its science coverage, which strikes a blow to the US media's practice of presenting a balance in their reports of global warming.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 7-08-2014
By Greg Hazley
Overview The 10 trends shaping the global ad business (M. Sorrell) 
Int'l PR offensive backfires in Nigeria and abroad (Reuters) 
Corporate Advice to CEOs: Don't turn your PR over to lawyers (G. Baron) 
Corporate Gender questions for female CEOs: Redux (R. Bolton) 
Crisis 4 steps for effective crisis media monitoring (R. Morton) 
Healthcare FDA press releases - what they say — first half 2014(M. Senak)
Jargon How it's used vs. what it really means (Feintuch) 
Brands The value of luxury poseurs (The New Yorker) 
RFP Writing and media reels for UNITAID (link)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Jimmy Fallon Shows PR Pros How to Connect
By Ronn Torossian
torossianJimmy Fallon gets what late night TV is all about, what "The Tonight Show" is all about, and he gets how to keep all the aspects of both that audiences love even as he is changing it and making the show a reflection of his own distinct style.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Blogger Hired By Redskins Quits
By Greg Hazley
tribbettThe political blogger and Democratic operative hired by the Washington Redskins to help defend the team's name from cries of racism said he will resign after less than two weeks.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Netflix Adds Tech Journo Edwards
By Greg Hazley
cliff edwardsBloomberg Businessweek tech writer Cliff Edwards has jumped the PR line to serve as director of corporate communications and technology for Netflix.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Elder Pilots JetBlue Communications
By Greg Hazley
nancy elderNancy Elder, a corporate veteran of Marsh & McLennan, Time Warner and GE, has landed at JetBlue Airways as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
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