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Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
PR, Journo Jobs Are Among The Most Stressful
By Jack O'Dwyer
CareerCastPR jobs rank near the top in producing stress, says Its list of the “Ten Worst Jobs of 2014” puts “newspaper reporter” in second position.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Detroit Econ Dev Corp Seeks Comms Help
By Greg Hazley
degcThe economic development corporation for the financially strapped City of Detroit is on the hunt for agency help to support a $4.25M program aimed to attract businesses and real estate investment along its commercial corridors.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Avolon Flies with FTI in $1.8B IPO
By Greg Hazley

avolonAvolon Holdings, the Dublin-based airliner lessor slating a New York Stock Exchange IPO, is working with FTI Consulting for communications support in the US and abroad.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Book Review: "All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" By Matt Bai
By Kevin McVicker

All The Truth Is OutIn "All the Truth is Out," Matt Bai, Yahoo News national political correspondent, revisits Gary Hart scandal. It was a watershed moment for politics and the media and Bai presents it in a clearer focus than most people remember.

Category: Book Review
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Voce's Manuel Connects with LinkedIn
By Greg Hazley
mike manuelMike Manuel, a veteran Bay Area tech and digital PR pro who spent more than a decade at Voce Communications, has left the firm for a post at LinkedIn.
Category: Social Media
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
Communications and PR jobs from this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-05-2015
By Greg Hazley
Media Rolling Stone backs off from UVA rape story (USAT) 
Corporate The 10 communication commandments that drive reputation and business (C. Conner) 
Sports How Roger Goodell's blind side shattered the NFL's reputation (Time) 
SOCIAL Five ways brands amplified their giving on #GivingTuesday (ED) 
2014 The top 8 brand disasters of 2014 (Inc) 
Internal 7 end-of-year communication tips to engage employees for 2015 (J. Williams)
RFP Sacramento Dept of Animal Care - PR and adv. consultant(link)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Foer Quits New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
franklin foerFrankin Foer, editor of The New Republic, has resigned his post due to differences about the direction of the magazine with owner Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Libby Joins CPJ, Richest Journalism Org, in PR Post
By Jack O'Dwyer

cpjSamantha Libby, previously with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has joined the Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, as communications associate. PR vets Gypsy Kaiser and Magnus Ag left CPJ.

Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
BGR Checks Into Sultan of Brunei's Dorchester Group
By Kevin McCauley
dorchesterBarbour Griffith & Rogers is representing Dorchester Group Ltd., the luxury hotel chain owned by Sultan of Brunei that is under a boycott for his old-rich country's Sharia laws.
Category: Foreign government
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Blog: Boehner Displays PR Savvy in Squashing Plan to Embarrass Obama
By Kevin McCauley
Speaker John Boehner displays PR savvy in squashing GOP right-winger plan to disinvite President Obama from House for State of the Union address.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Calculating The Risks of Athlete Sponsorships
By Hayes Grooms IV
Hayes Grooms IVAthletes are generally regarded as market influencers, but in today’s culture, they’re also seen as heroes. As heroes exist, however, so do villains — a notion made painfully apparent by recent acts committed by several players in the NFL.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Forest Service Releases RFP After 'Brand' Victory
By Greg Hazley
forest serviceThe US Forest Service, which fended off a federal government bid to put all Department of Agriculture agencies under "One Brand" last year, has released an RFP for a firm to advise it on outreach, brand identity and engagement across the $5B administrator of 193M acres.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Dreamworks Casts Madatian to Lead Comms
By Greg Hazley
jasmine madatianMovie industry PR exec Jasmine Madatian has been cast to lead communications for Hollywood institution Dreamworks Studios.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Larsen to Leave Time Inc.
By Kevin McCauley

Todd Larsen, the Dow Jones veteran who joined Time Inc. in 2012 is leaving at the end of the month in latest shake-up of management ranks.

Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Watch Those Backdrops!
By Bill Huey
bill hueyThe White House could have used the late imagemeister Mike Deaver after an embarrassing backdrop relocated President Obama to "The White Tribal Nations" conference.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 12-04-2014
By Greg Hazley
Int'l Fiji government's use of PR company queried (RNZ) 
Higher Ed Ohio State mum on PR firm tab (Lantern) 
Crisis When apologizing makes no sense (B. Arends) 
Healthcare Power Moms require smarter health care marketing(L. Vidrine)
Sports Top World Cup sponsor exits wanting more for its dollars(Bloomberg) 
Media NBC's Snyderman apologizes for violating ebola quarantine (HuffPost) 
Tribute NY Times ad columnist will be missed (D. Reich) 
Social The spiral of silence in social media (G. Matusky) 
Crisis Uber and the case of the apology (J. Glicoes) 
Legal UK Court: Cost of PR firm to reduce rep damage can be recovered (H&L)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Next Fifteen Grabs Brand Consulting Firm Morar
By Greg Hazley
morarNext Fifteen Communications Group has acquired London-based brand market research firm Morar.
Category: PR Services
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Politico New York to 'Hit Hard.' We Hope So!
By Jack O'Dwyer

vandehei, harrisPolitico, the hard-driving D.C. journailsm org that purchased Capital New York, promises "hard-hitting journalism" in politics and media. We can give it a few subjects to sharpen its teeth on.

Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
Stuart Elliott Calls it Quits at NY Times
By Kevin McCauley
stuart elliottStuart Elliott, who wrote the New York Times ad column for 23 years, is taking a buyout as the troubled paper restructures.
Category: Media News
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