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Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
EmailGate PR Plan: Bogus FOIA Requests to Congress; Billy Bush Hires NY-Based PR Guru Goldin; Secret Service Uses Social Media to Boost Image
By Editorial Staff
WikiLeaksWikiLeaks Hillary's EmailGate PR plan was to send bogus FOIA requests to Congress members (TruNews)

Trump Tape Billy Bush calls on New York-based crisis PR guru David Goldin to help right ship (Hollywood Reporter)

Reputation Secret service looks to social media to boost public image (WTOP)

Trump Hotel Campaign is being use to pump up revamp of Old Post Office pavillion into a luxury hotel (Wash. Post)

PR/Mktg. Trust is the major factor affecting the success of a brand's marketing and PR (Forbes)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
By Jon Gingerich
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l AirportThe Panama City – Bay County Airport and Industrial District is seeking an agency to perform advertising, marketing and PR services for the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Hannegan Becomes Brunswick Partner
By Jon Gingerich
Christopher Hannegan Christopher Hannegan has been named partner of corporate advisory giant Brunswick Group.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
The Atlantic Assigns Goldberg Editor-in-Chief
By Jon Gingerich
Jeffrey Goldberg Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg has been named that magazine's newest editor-in-chief.
Category: Media News
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
ANA Creates Think Tank on Multicultural Marketing
By Editorial Staff
ANAAlliance for Inclusive & Multicultural Marketing will bring together thought leaders from the African-American, Hispanic, Asian, LGBT and general market communities.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Communicating, Providing for Your Staff
By Tom Coombes
Tom Coombes Generational differences comprise some the most influential factors in workplace communication, but communicating on a fundamental level with your staff focuses on employees’ united needs.
Category: Professional Development
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Trump is Running Out of Time to Sell His Story
By Bodine Williams
Bodine WilliamsHollywood could not have produced a better trailer for the second presidential debate than a 2005 video from the vaults of NBC. (6 reader comments)
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Keeping Your Communications Strategy on Track
By Chowning Johnson
Chowning Johnson Too often, companies let water cooler conversations influence their marketing and PR strategies, relying on opinions and hunches instead of research and facts. The result is a communications plan that's apt to change with the prevailing wind.
Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Presidential Debate Sank to Gutter; New Rules Needed
By Jack O'Dwyer

Washington University Presidential Debate 2016The Clinton/Trump debate hit new lows of personal remarks last night with moderator Anderson Cooper of CNN immediately bringing up Trump’s vulgar comments about women that he made 11 years ago.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Italy’s Mailander Joins PROI
By Jon Gingerich
PROIAdvisory and PR agency Mailander has joined global communications partnership PROI Worldwide.
Category: International
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
WikiLeaks is Trump's Best Friend; Pentagon Spends Most of US Gov't PR Budget; Lessons to be Learned From Samsung Smartphone Crisis
By Editorial Staff
BloombergBusinessWeek article - WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeWikiLeaks How Julian Assange turned WikiLeaks into Trump’s best friend (Bloomberg)

Gov't PR Pentagon spends most of US gov’t PR budget according to the GAO (RT News)

Crisis Lessons to be learned from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone failure (Christian Science Monitor)

Media Billy Bush seeks high-powered PR pro to right his ship after Trump tape scandal (NY Post)

Politics Tips for talking politics at work (Fox News)

Wells Fargo Top brass laid out plans on Monday to move past sales-tactics scandal (WSJ)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Editorials Invite Criticism but Voice Values
By Arnold Garcia
Arnold GarcíaNewspaper endorsements ultimately may not matter, but a newspaper’s principles do.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Ford Talks Cars, Trump at Economic Club Forum
By Editorial Staff
Bill Ford at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, was interviewed by Economic Club of Washington, D.C. president David Rubenstein on Wed., Oct. 5.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Magazine Readership Rises in ’16
By Jon Gingerich
Magazine Media 360Magazine audiences have picked up more than nine percent in the last year, according to the latest Brand Audience Report from Magazine Media 360°.
Category: Media News
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Four Keys to Effective Communication
By Michelle Ubben

Michelle Ubben The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly, and as this landscape changes, communications strategies that keep up with the pace of this change and resonate with target audiences are more important than ever.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Ripp Media Handles PR for Cosby Legal Defense
By Jack O'Dwyer

Vanity Fair article on Bill CosbyRipp Media is handling PR for Bill Cosby’s demand that charges against him by Andrea Constand be dismissed on the ground that the Montgomery County D.A.’s office reneged on a promise not to prosecute Cosby. (6 reader comments)

Category: Legal PR
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Akin Gump Advises Millennium Health
By Jon Gingerich

Millennium HealthDrug-testing laboratory Millennium Health has hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to advocate Medicare related issues on Capitol Hill. (1 reader comment)

Category: Lobbying
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Helping Big Oil and Gas Frack The News; What PR Pros Can Learn From Cult Classic Movies; Avon Calls on Millennials to Reinvent Image
By Editorial Staff
Huffington Post article on frackingFracking How A Former Reporter Is Helping Big Oil And Gas Frack The News (Huff Post)

Movies What PR pros can learn from cult classic movies (Shift Comms.)

Beauty Avon calls on millennials to help reinvent the Avon lady image (USA Today)

Eggs American Egg Board's work to thwart plant-based mayo was wrong – USDA (The Guardian)

Food Policy Consumers think food policy issues should be part of the presidential debate (FoodMinds)

Marketing The B2B content marketing gap (LEWIS)

FBI Dir. Comey has singlehandedly ruined FBI's rep with Clinton probe say retired agents (Law Newz)

Reputation 5 tips on how to start a blog (Huff Post)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
FH Chooses Cearley as Global MD
By Jon Gingerich
Mike Cearley FleishmanHillard has appointed Mike Cearley to the role of global managing director, social and innovation.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency
By Jon Gingerich
NHCCThe Nassau Health Care Corp. is looking for an advertising agency to develop materials and support ongoing marketing initiatives.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
Gluck Joins Glover Park in Senior Advisor Role
By Jon Gingerich
Glover Park GroupSenator Harry Reid's former senior policy advisor, Carolyn Gluck, has joined Glover Park Group as a senior advisor.
Category: Personnel Appointments

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Prof. Development:
Tue., Oct. 25
NBC Doubling Down on Buzzfeed
By Ronn Torossian
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Tue., Oct. 25
The Problem with Cable TV Political Coverage
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 25
Leveraging Technology to Shape Health Messaging
By John Carnett
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Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
By Stephanie DeViteri
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Mon., Oct. 24
Trump Fails Presidential Character Test, Bigly
By Bodine Williams
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Fri., Oct. 21
Missed Opportunity of the 2016 Al Smith Dinner
By Patrick Hirigoyen
Patrick Hirigoyen

Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
By Loren Antonio Duran
Loren Antonio Duran

Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
Lisa Kersey

Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
By Gil Bashe &
Kristie Kuhl
Gil BasheKristie Kuhl

Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert Dilenschneider

Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
By Arthur Solomonarthur solomon

Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
City of Compton

Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport

Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

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