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Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
PN Picks New Global COO, North America President
By Jon Gingerich
Nick PropperFollowing the news of an agency-wide restructuring of PR properties at holding company Omnicom, OMC unit Porter Novelli has named a new global chief operating officer and president of its North America region.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Bank of Indonesia Banks on Ogilvy
By Jon Gingerich

OgilvyOgilvy PR Indonesia has won a contract to provide brand and communication services for Bank of Indonesia, that country's central bank.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Food and Beverage Brand Insights From Super Bowl 50
By Michelle Vangel
Michelle VangelAn analysis of social media activity during Super Bowl Sunday that focused on food and beverage brands can provide communicators with insight into what messages resonate with consumers.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Scientist Tells Libraries, Schools to Ditch Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer

Danger: Free WiFiRonald M. Powell, Ph.D., retired U.S. Government scientist, urges libraries in a special paper to set an example of safe technology by converting to wired devices.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Tribe Seeks PR Help
By Jon Gingerich
CRIT logoColorado River Indian Tribes, a federally recognized tribe that maintains nearly 300,000 acres of reservation lands in California and Arizona, is requesting proposal submission from PR firms.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Motamed Named Food & Wine Editor
By Jon Gingerich

Food & Wine magazineNilou Motamed, former top editor of digital food publisher Epicurious, has been named editor-in-chief of restaurant and cooking monthly Food & Wine.

Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
van Bergen Named CEO of Newly-Formed Omnicom PR Group
By Jon Gingerich

Karen van BergenPorter Novelli global CEO Karen van Bergen has been named CEO of newly-formed Omnicom Public Relations Group, and PN North American president Brad MacAfee now succeeds her in that agency's top executive slot, as part of a multiagency bid to broaden OMC’s integrated service offerings.

Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Covington & Burling Works WalMart
By Jon Gingerich
WalmartInternational law firm Covington & Burling is representing retail colossus WalMart in Washington for lobbying issues related to government insurance plan Tricare.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
From Billable Hours to Value Pricing
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinMany industry consultants are urging PR firms to dump billable hours and replace it with a fixed-pricing model, or even value pricing.
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Health Advocates Urge WH Library to Turn Off Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer

Cecilia DoucetteWi-Fi health advocate Cecelia Doucette is urging the Westhampton Library to quickly pull the plug on Wi-Fi, citing dangers to patrons and especially children. The newly expanded library board is resisting so far.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Swordfish Secures BTB Security
By Jon Gingerich
BTB SecuritySwordfish Communications has been named agency of record for cyber security firm BTB Security, LLC.
Category: Technology PR
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Rubenstein to Relocate New York Headquarters
By Jon Gingerich
Caylon Bldg.Rubenstein Public Relations announced that it is relocating its New York corporate headquarters.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Wilbert Opens Charlotte Office
By Jon Gingerich
Will BoyeThe Wilbert Group has expanded operations with the launch of a new office in Charlotte, NC.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Current Catches New SVPs
By Jon Gingerich
CurrentInterpublic unit Current has appointed two new senior vice presidents in a bid to boost the agency's influencer marketing and strategic planning capabilities.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Westhampton Pins Hopes on New Library Trustee Yutes
By Jack O'Dwyer

Mary Ellen YutesAngry Westhampton residents, who got four of the five library trustees to resign last year but who continue to be frustrated by the board, are hopeful that new trustee Mary Anne Yutes will break the logjam.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Bullfrog + Baum Serves Barteca
By Jon Gingerich

BartecaBullfrog + Baum has been named agency of record for Barteca Restaurant Group, owner of restaurant concepts Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant and bartaco.

Category: Food & Beverage PR
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Creating a Great RFP is Not as Hard as You Think
By Jamie Claudio
Jamie ClaudioCreating compelling proposals to answer RFPs can be tough, especially if you’re with a smaller firm going up against larger competitors that can offer a wider array of services. But there are ways of standing out from that larger competition.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
ACLI Takes Trinidad
By Jon Gingerich
Katherine TrinidadAmerican Council of Life Insurers has appointed Katherine Trinidad senior vice president of communications and public affairs.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
Mercury Touts Turkey
By Jon Gingerich
MercuryPublic affairs and strategy firm Mercury has been tapped by the Turkish Institute for Progress for foreign relations support.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
Bloomberg: Time Inc. Weighs Yahoo Bid
By Editorial Staff
Yahoo!Publisher Time Inc. is mulling a run at Yahoo!, according to a Bloomberg report.
Category: Media News

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Prof. Development:
Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
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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
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Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
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Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
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Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
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Gil BasheKristie Kuhl

Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
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Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
By Sharon Reis
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
By Richard Goldstein
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
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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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