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Print Positioned as Trusted Alternative Amid Fake News Furor

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

MPAMagazine industry trade group The Association of Magazine Media has launched an industry-wide advertising campaign in a bid to combat the fake news phenomenon and bring attention to print media's credibility. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Kellogg PA Exec Runs for Congress

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

George FranklinGeorge Franklin, who spent 25 years at Kellogg Co. before exiting as VP-government relations in 2005, is running for Congress.

People on the Move

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Mike DeVillingFinn Partners brings on Mike DeVilling... Version 2.0 Communications appoints Mahoney, Holbrook senior VPs... PR Talent relies on DesRosiers to expand upper Midwest, Asia-Pacific push... BAM Communications taps Lewis veterans Pierini, Grassetti.

Westhampton Board Pleads Radiation Ignorance

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Westhampton BeachWesthampton Beach trustees pleaded ignorance last night when asked if they recognized any danger to citizens from cell towers, cellphones, cordless phones, tablets, etc. (1 reader comment)

Radiation Perils Should Be Told to PRSA Conference

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

WiFiThe dangers of microwave radiation from cellphones, cell towers, and routers in offices should be on the program of the PRSA national conference starting tomorrow. But it isn’t.

Wastewater Agency Wants PR Services

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

JMEUC Elizabeth, NJ-based wastewater treatment facility Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties has issued a request for qualification for public relations services.

Weber Shandwick Unveils VoiceUp

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Gail HeimannWeber Shandwick is launching VoiceUp video interview series with SellersEaston Media content shop to tell the stories of women executives in a bid to accelerate gender parity in the ranks of top management.

Production Company Issues Event RFP

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Mills EntertainmentMills Entertainment has issued a request for proposal for a PR agency that can develop a publicity campaign launching a theatrical touring production to feature a TV host and NY Times Best-selling author.

Is the Grim Reaper at the Door of Local News Operations?

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Rick French

Rick FrenchThe FCC will review a draft order on Oct. 24 that would could kill local TV and radio newsrooms and shift creation of "local" content to a centralized studio that could be thousands of miles away. (3 reader comments)

Brit PR Group Says Media Relations is Key Duty

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Francis InghamThe PR industry needs “advocates who can communicate with the media and general public,” said Francis Ingham, director general, PR Consultants Assn., London. (1 reader comment)

NYWICI Honors Five Leaders

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Steve Barnes

New York Women in CommunicationsNew York Women in Communications honor Amanda Cowie (Bloomberg), Mora Neilson (L'Oreal), Odell (Cosmpolitan.com), Pitterson (Nielsen) and Reichenberg (Ogilvy) at Oct. 10 awards ceremony. 

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

By Steve Barnes

deckerroyal logoDecker/Royal adds slew of new clients....Diamond PR gains AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown...Mardiks PR signs Visit Sarasota County

Prime Helps P.R. Med School Rebound from Maria

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ponce Health Sciences UniversityPonce Health Sciences University is using Prime Strategies' New York outpost to rebound from the devastation of Hurricane Maria that led to the shutdown of the Puerto Rico-based institution.

Steps to Restore Trust in America’s Healthcare Industry

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

By Peter Prodromou

Peter Prodromou Healthcare companies must evaluate why public sentiment of the industry remains so low and take concrete steps to reset their image if they want to regain public trust and reestablish themselves as a trusted cornerstone of American life.

Moyer Joins NYU Law’s 'Green' Team

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Chris MoyerChris Moyer, who served as deputy communications director for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, has joined NYU Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center.

Kenyan Political Group Kicks Off PR Push Amid Election Woes

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

National Super AllianceAristotle International has signed a pact with a Kenyan opposition political coalition to engage in communications activities in the United States, a month after that nation's court determined its August presidential election was invalid.

UIS Launches First AI Clipping Service

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Todd MurphyUniversal Information Services has introduced what it says is the world’s first press clipping service enhanced with artificial intelligence.