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Alan Caldwell, southern California communications manager for Shell, has moved to Cerrell Associates as VP of media relations and crisis communication, as well as the firm's first chief diversity strategist.
Ads that look like editorial matter are a “necessary evil,” say 45% of those voting in a current poll on this website. They are “unethical,” say 27%. Since stories “with a Mickey in them” are being pushed by New York Times and others, it’s no wonder Facebook is thriving.
Food/Bev Transparency coming for genetically engineered foods (MSL)
Corporate Ailes used Fox News budget to run PR campaigns against enemies (NY Mag)
Influence Researchers or corporate allies? Think tanks blur the lines (NY Times)
Clients 5 agency CEO tips to turn a client relationship around (L. Riviere)
PR Biz Reporters sometimes hate PR people, and maybe they should? (G. Nodal)
Suzanne Wright, co-founder with her husband Bob Wright of Autism Speaks in 2005, died July 29. Controversy currently swirls around the organization.
Donald Trump’s advisors should convince him to stop senseless personal attacks and to focus instead on what Americans want.
Olympics Making the most of the Rio 2016 Games (R. Ricci)
Olympics The uphill communications battle on the road to Rio (A. Shulman)
Olympics Raining on Rio's parade (G. Scofield)
Tactics The pitch that cried wolf (R. Laermer)
Ads Best ads of the week: Clinton, Carls Jr. (Adweek)
Careers Getting the PR gig: Part 2 (M. Bush)
Careers One more thing I learned from 10 years of PR at Apple (C. Craig)
Politics Mike Pence's political Hail Mary (M. Beaty)
EconDev Prominent media coverage relevant to economic developers (J. Lee)
Healthcare communications group inVentiv Health has locked up backing from private equity firm Advent International in a deal that values the company at $3.8B.
Maggie FitzPatrick, global communications chief of Johnson & Johnson, is slated to join Exelon as senior VP of corporate affairs, philanthropy and customer engagement later this month.