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Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Huntsworth's Gummer to Go
By Kevin McCauley
chadlingtonPeter Gummer, who turns 72 on Aug. 24, is stepping down from the helm of UK's Huntsworth, the PR firm dependent on Britain and the Continent for nearly 70 percent of its revenues.
Category: International
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Kekst, Joele Frank Split Big Banana PR Bids
By Greg Hazley
chiquitaKekst and Company is promoting a $1B unsolicited bid for Chiquita Brands as an alternative to the banana giant's "inversion" plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes and establish a domicile in that country.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-11-2014
By Greg Hazley
Clients Fooled again! (S. Cody) 
Food/Bev Bottled water comes from drought-ridden America (MJ) 
Social When and why to pay for tweets (R. Holmes) 
Corporate Is Amazon in a PR war with no winners? (J. Horton) 
Clients PR firm sues the family of a paralyzed man awarded $10.75M (The Ledger) 
Media A fine line between opinion, analysis and perspective (P. Gillott) 
Measurement Why images impact your media measurement (E. Friedman) 
Infographic Nurturing the gap between marketing and sales (F. Strong) 
RFP Communications support for Common Core campaign (PDF)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Cengage Enrolls as Student of RF
By Kevin McCauley
cengageCengage Learning, the $1.5B Boston-based educational services company that recently emerged from bankruptcy, has hired Ruder Finn for PR duties.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Washington Seaport Trolls for Pre-Development PR Audit
By Greg Hazley

seaportWashington State's Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, home of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain and site of a major economic redevelopment effort, is trolling for a firm to conduct a communications and brand audit.

Category: RFPs
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014
Pollsters Clock Who is Winning PR War in MidEast
By Jack O'Dwyer

regev, chomskyLeaders of Israel and Palestine are pleading their cases in media as pollsters measure public opinion. PRSA/NY puts PR itself "on trial" Sept. 8, asking panelists to judge whether "PR professionals practice deception."

Category: International
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Blog: Inversions May Sour America's Love Affair with Big Biz
By Kevin McCauley
America's love affair with business is strong, according to the latest Public Affairs Council's pulse survey, but the relationship may sour due to corporate greed.
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-8-2014
By Greg Hazley
PR Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations? (The Atlantic)
Healthcare From PR exec to industry critic: What turned Wendell Potter? (Crain's)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Observer Media Buys American Banker
By Kevin McCauley
Observer Capital has acquired the parent company of American BankerThe Bond Buyer, Financial Planning and Accounting Today
Category: Media News
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Text100/Bite Merge APAC Units
By Kevin McCauley
Next15Next Fifteen Communications is merging the Asia-Pacific units of Text100 and Bite to create a 300-member operation with offices in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Guatemala Taps Reich for New Narrative
By Kevin McCauley
Otto ReichOtto Reich, who served in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush I and Bush II, is working to help develop a new narrative for Guatemala.
Category: International
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
U.S. Media Slammed as both Anti and Pro-Israel
By Jack O'Dwyer
Floyd BrownAmerican media have an “anti-Israel bias” according to political writer Floyd Brown while lawyer/journalist Glenn Greenwald says “most American journalists are cowards when it comes to Israel.”
Category: International
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
21st Century Fox, TW Post Solid Q2 Profit Gains
By Kevin McCauley
21st Century Fox21st Century Fox posted a $1.1B 2Q to recover from year ago loss, while Time Warner's net rose 10.3% to $850M.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
Scripps Networks Snaps Up Jones
By Kevin McCauley
Dylan JonesScripps Networks Interactive has recruited Dylan Jones for the senior VP-corporate communications slot at the Knoxville cable TV operation.
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-7-2014
By Greg Hazley
Int'l How a Brooklyn PR Firm Roiled Ecuadorian Politics (BusinessWeek)
Environment PR Firms' Foolish Global Warming Fatwa Could Backfire (IBD)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
John Oliver Skewers Native Advertising
By Kevin McCauley
Category: Media News
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014
Wiley Rein Works to Bolster Ukraine
By Kevin McCauley
Yulia TymoshenkoWiley Rein represents London-based Trident Foundation, which says it supports a free, independent, democratic and prosperous Ukraine.
Category: International
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
Murdoch Caves In Time Warner Grab
By Kevin McCauley
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch caves in bid to acquire Time Warner, says board snubbed him but sees future bright for 21st Century Fox unit.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
'60 Minutes' Vet Tunes In Ketchum
By Kevin McCauley
Lori BeecherLori Beecher, a veteran of "Today" and "60 Minutes" has joined Ketchum in New York, taking on the newly created executive VP/media and content strategy position.
Category: Media News
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 8-6-2014
By Greg Hazley
Media Graham Is Not Slowing Down After Sale of The Washington Post (NY Times)
Media The Presidency and the Press (Rolling Stone)
Category: PR Links
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