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Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Social Media Becomes Major News Source
By Jon Gingerich
Reuters reportResearch recently published by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism shows the rising global popularity of social media's use as a news source.
Category: Social Media
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
APCO Drafts Scandling from Ogilvy
By Editorial Staff
dan scandlingDan Scandling, senior VP of public affairs at Ogilvy PR, has moved to APCO Worldwide in a senior PA role.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Secret Life of Brands; Disney's PR Nightmare; Lessons from Facebook Manipulating Customers
By Editorial Staff

Brands The secret life of brands: What image recognition tech reveals (Adweek) 

Crisis How much of a PR nightmare is gator attack for Disney? (Wrap) 

Tech 3 lessons brands can learn from Facebook manipulating consumers (K. Duggan) 

PA More companies opt to sit out RNC confab (Bloomberg) 

Careers A quick guide on career transitions (L. Smolan) 

Int'l Saudi prince visits US to improve Kingdom's image (WSJ) 

Tactics Are cold phone pitches ever ok? (MR) 

Sports Von Miller's PR firm alerts reporters to Instagram post (MHS) 

Entertainment Taylor Swift, Hiddleston romance a 'PR stunt' (Express) 

Category: PR Links
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Westhampton Library Board Ducks Wi-Fi, Election, Eruv Issues
By Jack O'Dwyer

Sabina TragerThe Westhampton, N.Y. library board met last night and declined to take up three issues—the unsafe levels of pulsed micro-wave radiation in the library, the demand that the board be elected and not appointed, and the signing of an agreement with  the East End Eruv Assn. by Westhampton Beach.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Ebony, Jet Sold
By Jon Gingerich
ebonyJohnson Publishing Company has sold iconic African-American monthly magazine Ebony, as well as digital sister publication Jet, to private equity firm Clear View Group.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
UBM Clears Justice Dept Hurdle in PR Newswire Deal
By Editorial Staff
justice deptUBM said it expects US Dept. of Justice clearance shortly of its $841M sale of PR Newswire to Cision.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Mike Rowe Becomes Americaís Conscience
By Ronn Torossian
ronn torossianHow Mike Rowe has reinvented himself from everyone’s favorite blue collar TV host to America’s advocate for common sense.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Donald Trumpís Dangerous Narcissism
By Joe Honick

Joe HonickAn examination of the personality disorder motivating Donald Trump’s behavior. (4 reader comments)

Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Westhampton Library Board Faces Hostile Residents
By Jack O'Dwyer

maria mooreThe Westhampton Library Board faces a hostile audience tonight since a record 162 voted to reject its budget May 17. Board president Tom Moore, whose resignation has been demanded, is husband of Mayor Maria Moore, up for re-election Friday.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Hollywood Reporter Names Moore Fashion Senior Editor
By Jon Gingerich
Booth MooreBooth Moore, longtime fashion critic at the Los Angeles Times, has been named fashion senior editor at the Hollywood Reporter.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Stanton, Joele Frank, Brunswick in $4.65B Digital Security Deal
By Editorial Staff
bluecoatStanton PR & Marketing, Brunswick Group and Joele Frank are advising Symantec's $4.65B acquisition of Blue Coat Systems in a deal underscoring the importance of cybersecurity amid high-profile breaches.
Category: M&A
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
PR Jobs of the Week
By Editorial Staff
PR and communications jobs from this week. 
Category: PR Jobs
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Global Mobile Use to Surge 28% in 2016
By Jon Gingerich
Zenith, The ROI AgencyPeople around the world will increase their mobile Internet usage by nearly 28 percent this year, according to a new report.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
360 Hatches PR for Pete and Gerryís
By Jon Gingerich
360 PR360 Public Relations has been named agency of record for egg producer Pete and Gerry’s Organics.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Buzz Agency Buys Tradewinds Media Partners
By Jon Gingerich
Buzz AgencyThe Buzz Agency has acquired Palm Beach-based PR shop Tradewinds Media Partners.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Investigative Journalists Asked to Unplug Pulsed Radiation
By Jack O'Dwyer

Int'l Consortium of Investigative JournalistsRetired Canadian Army Captain Jerry Flynn today asked international and U.S. investigative reporters to end the news blackout on the spread of pulsed radiation, which he calls “Man’s Worst-Ever Genocide.”

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
PROI Adds Australia Agency
By Jon Gingerich
PROIPROI Worldwide has widened its footprint in the Australia market with the addition of Melbourne-based PR and digital communications agency
Category: International

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