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Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brian Williams and Fair Play
By Joe Honick

joe honickThe media assaults on former NBC News anchor and now MSNBC talking head Brian Williams sound like mob justice.

Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Williams' Demotion is as Relevent as Network News
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonThe powers at NBC, or maybe parent company Comcast have decided to keep, but demote, Brian Williams. Who cares?
Category: Media News
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Election Upset in Westhampton Rebukes Mayor
By Jack O'Dwyer

marie mooreThe victory of challengers Brian Tymann and Rob Rubio over incumbents Patricia DiBendetto and Hank Tucker June 19 in Westhampton Beach is a rebuke to the tight-lipped administration of Mayor Marie Moore.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Toyota Chief Apologizes for Hamp's Arrest
By Kevin McCauley
akio toyodaToyota chief Akio Toyoda apologized today for the uproar triggered by the arrest of PR chief Julie Hamp on suspicion of bringing illegal drugs into the country.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Catholic Charities Bulks Up PR for Pope Francis' Visit
By Kevin McCauley
catholic charitiesCatholic Charities USA, which serves 9M people, is expected to add a PR firm to leverage opportunities brought about by Pope Francis' visit to Washington, Philadelphia and New York in September.
Category: CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Wall Street Journal Slices Staff
By Kevin McCauley
The Wall Street Journal is cutting staff as it transforms to more of a digital operation, says editor Gerald Baker.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
The Evils We Enthusiastically Promote
By Arthur Solomon
arthur solomonThere are many dark sides to the business practices of American companies.  Regardless, PR firms and advertising agencies eagerly go after their business.
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
5W Rolls Out Yoga Mat for Indian Billionaire
By Kevin McCauley
chandra5W hosts Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, who plans $90M nature cure center located at site of fabled Kutscher's Country Club, one-time grand resort of the Catskill Mountains' Borscht Belt.
Category: Economic Development
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Customer Engagement Platform Calls for PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
needleCustomer engagement software developer Needle has cast an open call for PR proposals.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Huffington Renews for Four
By Kevin McCauley
Arianna Huffington has inked a four-year deal to remain at the helm of The Huffington Post following the acquisition of its AOL parent by Verizon.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Westhampton's Election Day Escapes Its Website
By Jack O'Dwyer

whbToday is annual Election Day at Westhampton Beach but there is no notice of this on WHB’s website or on its calendar

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
H+K's Schwark Moves to Portland in NY
By Kevin McCauley
sebastian schwarkHill+Knowlton Strategies pro Sebastian Schwark has joined UK's Portland as director & head of its New York outpost.
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
UK Gold Medalist Enlists Freuds Amid Reports He Missed Drug Tests
By Greg Hazley
mo farahMo Farah, the gold medal-winning UK Olympian distance runner, has engaged crisis PR counsel in the wake of a report that he missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 Games.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Hamp, Toyota's PR Chief, Arrested
By Kevin McCauley
julie hampJulie Hamp, who became Toyota's PR chief in April, was arrested in Tokyo today for allegedly bringing the narcotic oxycodone into Japan.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Brian Williams' PR Redemption Begins
By Kevin McCauley
brian williamsDisgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who is being jettisoned to MSNBC, today apologized and vowed to earn back trust of colleagues and viewers.
Category: Media News
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Sinclair Bounces Back to Burson
By Kevin McCauley
heidi sinclairHeidi Sinclair, a 30-year technology PR veteran, has returned to Burson-Marsteller as senior strategist.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
California Health Exchange Moves $50M Account, Renews Ogilvy PR
By Greg Hazley
covered californiaCovered California, the Golden State's health insurance exchange, has moved its $50M-per-year marketing account to Campbell Ewald and a team of minority-focused subcontractors, following a review.
Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Sprinklr Grows PR with Finsbury's Giunta
By Greg Hazley
kyle giuntaKyle Giunta, senior VP for Finsbury, is departing to head corporate communications for enterprise social media management company Sprinklr.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 6-18-2015
By Greg Hazley

Consumer PETA pokes SeaWorld PR campaign (Adweek) 
Int'l Can the US counter ISIS propaganda? (Brookings) 
Agencies Rethinking the performance review: How does your firm stack up? (M. Shaw) 
Media How the mainstream media is buying the lies hotel PR firms are selling (The Blaze) 
Media 4 ways NBC might rehabilitate Brian Williams' image(NPR) 
Int'l Iran's image mostly negative (Pew) 
Astroturf Trump campaign offered actors $50 to cheer for him(THR)
Consumer The 'toxic' lies behind Jessica Alba's Honest Company(NY Post) 

Category: PR Links
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Blog: NBC Disses MSNBC Via Williams' Exile
By Kevin McCauley
williamsNBC brass is shipping former anchorman Brian Williams to MSNBC, a move that demonstrates the utter disregard that management has for the floundering liberal cable TV network.
Category: PR Commentary
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