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Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Charter Comms. Calls McBee
By Jon Gingerich
Charter CommunicationsCharter Communications has hired McBee Strategic Consulting for issues on Capitol Hill related to telecommunications and broadcasting.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Benefits of Working for a Small Agency
By Gabrielle Jasinski
Gabrielle Jasinski Working for a small agency often gives PR pros a chance to offer more input on projects, as well as an opportunity to build lasting relationships.
Category: Professional Development
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Chandler Named Western Union Communications Chief
By Editorial Staff
bill chandlerBill Chandler, former top communications executive for retailer Gap Inc., has landed at Western Union as senior VP and chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Carlos Takes Communications Reins of Brain Tumor Foundation
By Editorial Staff
martha carlosMartha Carlos, who led communications for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, has moved to the American Brain Tumor Association in Chicago.
Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Devine + Partners Aids National Wildlife Federation
By Jon Gingerich

National Wildlife FederationDevine + Partners has been hired by the National Wildlife Federation to raise awareness of a new network of environmental education centers.

Category: Environmental PR
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Silicon Valley Eyes Campaign Against Payday Lending
By Editorial Staff
Payday lendingThe well-funded Silicon Valley Community Foundation is calling for proposals to advocate for policies to curb payday lending, the high-interest loans that target low-income workers.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Hynes and Kotcher Honored by Page Society; Brexit Discussed
By Jack O'Dwyer

Aedhmar HynesAedhmar Hynes, CEO of Text 100, received the Distinguished Service Award of the Arthur W. Page Society and Ray Kotcher, non-executive chair of Ketchum, was inducted into the Page Hall of Fame. Brexit was discussed.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Telling the Truth About PR; How PR Has Changed in 25 Years; Trump Recasts TV Image
By Editorial Staff

Saving Arthur PagePR Saving Arthur Page: Telling the truth about PR (A. Kelly) 

Big Picture How has PR changed in the last 25 years (D. Landis) 

Media Donald Trump, new team recast his TV image (WSJ) 

Corporate Bad writing is destroying your company’s productivity (J. Bernoff) 

Strategy Five tips to align marketing and PR strategies (K. Amico) 

PR 101 How to pitch Brianne Nemiroff, editor, Viva Glam Magazine (PRC) 

Crisis Live videos add new layer of complexity to airline crisis management (Tnooz) 

Politics Hillary’s ‘nurse’ is actually a PR bigwig (NY Post)

Category: PR Links
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Titans PR Chief Exits
By Editorial Staff
jimmy stantonTennessee Titans VP of communications Jimmy Stanton has resigned after the NFL's first week of games and following his second tenure with the team.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Bamford Leads DCI Toronto Outpost
By Jon Gingerich
Michelle Bamford Development Counsellors International has hired Michelle Bamford to lead its Toronto office.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Airlines for America Bulks Up PR, Social
By Editorial Staff
Kathy Grannis AllenSenior director of media relations for the National Retail Foundation takes off for the Washington-based airline trade group Airlines for America.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Pioneer Corporate Strategist Jonathan Rinehart Dies at 86
By Jack O'Dwyer

Jonathan Rinehart, former journalist for Time and Newsweek who carved out a career in investor relations and corporate takeover strategy, died in New York Aug. 30 at age 86.

Category: Obituary
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Weber Wins U.K. Mobile App Shop
By Jon Gingerich

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick has acquired London-based mobile and digital agency Flipside.

Category: Social Media
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Poe Returns to W20 Atop Healthcare Comms Practice
By Editorial Staff
Emily PoeEmily Poe, executive VP for healthcare at Cohn & Wolfe, has returned to W20 Group as global practice leader for healthcare communications.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Seigenthaler Signs on with Finn Partners
By Jon Gingerich
John SeigenthalerFormer NBC News anchor and Seigenthaler Public Relations partner John Seigenthaler has joined Finn Partners.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Citigate Forms Global Hedge Fund Unit
By Editorial Staff
citigateFinancial PR shop Citigate Dewe Rogerson has set up an international hedge fund practice as the funds become more global in focus, capital and trading.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Dropping the Bro in Beer Marketing; Snowden's PR Campaign for a Pardon
By Editorial Staff

Marketing Bottoms Up: One exec’s quest to turn down the bro in beer marketing (Digiday) 

Entertainment Ryder loses voice to ALS, determined to find cure (KABC) 

PA Snowden’s PR campaign for an Obama pardon is in full swing (Vice) 

PA Bush’s former press secretary releases handwritten notes from 9/11 (NY Post) 

Ads Texas mattress company apologizes for ad mocking 9/11 (B. Palma) 

Entertainment Publicist says stars are doing more acting than you think (LVRJ) 

Entertainment Can Ryan Lochte really rehab his image on DWTS? Others did (eOnline) 

Category: PR Links
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Berk Becomes Meatpacking BID AOR
By Jon Gingerich
Berk Comms.Berk Communications has been named agency of record for the Meatpacking Business Improvement District.
Category: News of Accounts

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Mon., Sep. 26
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Fri., Sep. 23
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Fri., Sep. 23
Election PR Opportunity: Show Who Benefits!
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Thu., Sep. 22
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Wed., Sep. 21
Cable TV: Not on Top of the News
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Tue., Sep. 20
The Impossible Standard of Vetting in a Post 9/11 Era
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Mon., Sep. 19
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Thu., Sep. 15
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Mon., Sep. 19
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Fri., Sep. 16
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Wed., Sep. 14
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Fri., Sep. 2
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Thu., Sep. 1
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