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Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
SoCal. Community Center Calls on Bob Gold
By Jon Gingerich
Bob GoldThe Toberman Neighborhood Center in San Pedro, CA, has hired Bob Gold & Associates to head publicity efforts for its annual charity gala.
Category: Associations
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Crosby Calls Inglesby for VP Role
By Jon Gingerich
Amy InglesbyCrosby has appointed Amy Inglesby to the role of vice president and director of integration management.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Public Affairs and Environmental Crises In a Digital Age
By Hal Dash
hal dashMany companies in today's energy and environment sector remain vulnerable to crisis situations, and lack a skilled implementation team and an instantly deployable plan.
Category: Environmental PR
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Dezenhall's Saunders Opens DC Shop
By Editorial Staff
Aaron SaundersAaron Saunders, EVP and COO of Dezenhall Resources, has opened Drumfire Public Affairs in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
PCI Picks Dewar for VP
By Jon Gingerich

Sharon DewarPublic Communications Inc. has appointed former Lincoln Park Zoo PR director Sharon Dewar vice president.

Category: Personnel Appointments
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Publicis Sees Strong Q4, Modest 2016
By Editorial Staff
Maurice LevyPublicis reported solid 2015 results on the strength of North American and digital operations in the fourth quarter. Company warns of 2016 "year of transition," looks toward 2017-18.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
PR Links: Putin Hires ex-US PR Contractors; Soccer's PR Disaster
By Editorial Staff

PutinInt'l Putin picks up ex-Pentagon PR contractors (AMI) 

Media The PR disaster that could transform the economics of soccer (Forbes) 

Healthcare Pharma ads lose the Super Bowl (K. Mohring) 

Social Is the #hashtag dead for marketers? (A. Lopez) 

Social Twitter users decline for first time ever (C. Penn) 

PR 101 Are press releases still a thing? (R. Epstein) 

Category: PR Links
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
ReviveHealth Reveals Executive Appointments
By Jon Gingerich
Revive staffersWeber Shandwick healthcare unit ReviveHealth has announced a succession of key executive promotions.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Hotwire Hires Senior Talent
By Jon Gingerich

HotwireHotwire this week announced a series of key senior appointments in its San Francisco and New York offices.

Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Rubenstein Aids Chipotle
By Editorial Staff
ChipotleBurrito chain Chipotle, which has endured a string of crises related to food-born illness, has engaged Rubenstein Associates for PR support.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Max Borges Opens New York Outpost
By Jon Gingerich

Max Borges AgencyMax Borges Agency has moved to New York, and has hired several high-profile executives to spearhead future growth and development in the agency's newest market.

Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Preparing Foreign Clients for the 2016 Election
By Eric Lebson
Eric Lebson Ian McCalebv
Some foreign clients might not understand the nuances of US elections, but they’ll need to know — sooner rather than later — what affects the next administration could have on their business.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Registration Closed to Wi-Fi Doctoroff Event Tonight
By Jack O'Dwyer

Dan DoctoroffRegistration has been closed for the appearance tonight at 6 p.m. of Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs, at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. Either capacity of 380 has been reached or public access is being limited.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Walsey Shifts to Alder BioPharma
By Editorial Staff
david walseyDavid Walsey, managing director and head of BrewLife's San Diego office, has moved to Alder BioPharmaceuticals as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Kentucky Airport Wants a Crisis PR Plan
By Editorial Staff
Kentucky's Blue Grass AirportKentucky's Blue Grass Airport, the Lexington airport that handles 1.2M passengers per year, is looking for an outside PR agency to develop a crisis communications plan.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Portland Picks Shapiro
By Jon Gingerich
Rob ShapiroPortland has appointed Rob Shapiro to head the agency’s B2B practice.
Category: Personnel Appointments
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
PR Links: Line Blurs Between PR, Lobbying; Primaries: When 5th Is More Important Than 1st
By Editorial Staff

DC Line blurs between PR, lobbying (The Hill) 

Politics Christie & Fiorina: When 5th is more important than 1st (Vox) 

Tech Twitter's algorithmic timeline is live (C. Thilk)

Tech Twitter's new best tweets feature: What brands need to know (S. Etlinger) 

What PR pros can learn from #62MillionGirls (AE) 

B2B Avoid these common B2B content marketing mistakes (HBR) 

Social Use IBM Watson analytics for advanced social media insights (Shift) 

Category: PR Links

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Tue., Aug. 23
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Mon., Aug. 22
Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
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Mon., Aug. 22
It's Time to Show Some Respect for Our Flag
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Fri., Aug. 19
Donald Trump's 'Apology'
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