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Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
Estee Lauder Taps Giglio for Global Comms Post
By Greg Hazley

christopher giglioChristopher Giglio, a corporate and agency pro most recently executive VP of corporate and crisis communications for HL Group, has moved to The Estee Lauder Companies, New York, as VP of corporate global communications.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
NBA Commissioner's Path to PR Leadership
By Fraser Seitel
adam silverThere's really only one course for a PR leader to take with respect to poor, misguided Donald Sterling, the new Public Enemy No. 1, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
Qorvis Alum Reps Putin's Alleged Investment Firm
By Kevin McCauley

gunvorA former top Qorvis executive handles corporate affairs duties for Switzerland's Gunvor Group commodities trading outfit that allegedly has financial ties with Russian strongman Vladamir Putin.

Category: International
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
LA Clippers Bring in PR Help After Owner's Racist Rant
By Greg Hazley
Updated: Crisis PR specialist Sitrick and Company advised the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers after published a recording of team owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks. The firm said it resigned the account on Sunday morning due to a conflict.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
PR, Journalist Combo Schwartz Is on Griddle
By Jack O'Dwyer

gil schwartzGil Schwartz, who does PR for CBS and journalism for Fortune, will face an audience Wednesday to plug his 14th book. Schwartz, a modern man/beast centaur, can play a key role for his fellow flacks/hacks if he wishes to.

Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Tech Why PR is critical for your startup (FastCompany)‎
Campaigns How Dove went from moisturizing to patronizing (Vox)
Essay Tales from the PR crypt (S. Cody) 
IR One step backward for corporate accountability (E. Rouen) 
Events Tips for surviving the summer events season (T. Smith) 
Media How the Nordics deal with an evaporated media scene (R. Almqvist) 
Social We're not in Athens anymore (C. Bligh) 
Content Marketers need to think more like more like publisher (G. Satell) 
Tech What was your first social network? 5 Edelman staffers respond (D. Matz) 
Jargon The origins of office speak (The Atlantic) 
Listicle 30 things journos do that piss off other journalists(NewsCastic)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
St. Louis 'All Ready' PR in Review
By Greg Hazley

all readyThe council of governments for the St. Louis region is dangling a six-figure PR contract to guide the "All Ready" campaign, an emergency awareness outreach effort funded by the federal Dept. of Homeland Security.

Category: RFPs
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
FTI Consulting Touts Hong Kong Development
By Kevin McCauley
hong kongFTI Consulting represents the business and political interests of Hong Kong Trade Development Council via a one-year contract valued in the $450K range.
Category: Economic Development
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
Kinsley Has Parkinson's - Fears Loss of Mind
By Jack O'Dwyer

kinsleyWriter Michael Kinsley (Washington Post, Harper’s, New Republic, Vanity Fair), does seven pages in the April 28 New Yorker on fears of loss of mental abilities due to Parkinson’s.

Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
Media: Ladies Home Journal, New EIC at CR, Time Inc Board Named
By Kevin McCauley
LHJLadies Home Journal Shifts to Quarterly, Newsweek Vet Takes Cosumer Reports EIC Post, Time Warner Names Time Inc's Board, Discovery Unloads Website...
Category: Media News
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
PR Climbs at WPP in First Quarter
By Greg Hazley
First quarter 2014 PR and public affairs revenue at WPP firms inched up 1.9% to $352M on a like-for-like basis as revenue overall at the marketing conglomerate rose 7% to top $4.2B.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Targeting Millennials? First, Don't Call Them That
By Greg Hazley

shapiroThe "millennial" demographic coveted by marketers and advertisers is a consumer force that will trump the Baby Boomers, but targeting the generation born since the early 1980s requires a deft, engaging and authentic approach, Evan Shapiro, president of the cable network Pivot, told Gibbs & Soell's annual conference in New York this month.

Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Social Turning the NYPD's social media fail into long term engagement (E. Port) 
Tools What PR pros need to know about Facebook's new FB Newswire (S. Skerik) 
Tools Facebook launches FB Newswire to try to be a journalist's best friend (TC) 
Crisis Fines and headlines: 5 tips to prepare for a crisis before it happens (L. Kersey) 
Sports How Skechers beat Nike in the Boston Marathon(Deadspin) 
Media Ladies Home Journal to fold after 131 years (Ad Age) 
Mentors How to make the most of your PR intern (E. Friedman) 
Meta Is the age of the independent PR blogger over? (A. Hanson) 
Finance Pikett's hit book 'Capital' in a lot less than 696 pages(HBR) 
RFP Communications consultant for First 5 Monterey - CA (.doc)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' is PR Gem
By Kevin McCauley
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a funny but biting critique of the Iraqi invasion and America's indifference to the conflict, is the best book on the practice of PR since Christopher Buckley’s masterpiece, "Thank You for Smoking" of 1994.
Category: Book Review
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Ex-Congressman Speaks for Azerbaijan
By Kevin McCauley
delahuntFormer Massachusetts Congressman Bill Delahunt has a $180K six-month contract to promote positive relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
DG Ad Agency Hires PR Director
By Kevin McCauley

blockDiMassimo Goldstein the aggressive independent ad agency in Manhattan’s Flatiron District has named Sarah Block as PR director to integrate strategic communications with DG's earned/social/paid offerings.

Category: Public Relations
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Talk to Gossip Columnists - Don't Stiff Them
By Jack O'Dwyer

gossipGossip columnists, who like to expose the "humanity" and "feet of clay" of overblown celebs, politicians and other public figures, will treat you "a little gentler" if you talk to them.

Category: Media News
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
McDonald's Served Huge PR Blow on Madison Ave
By Kevin McCauley
mcdonald'sThe McDonald's restaurant on Madison Ave. and 40th St. is now in its second day of a shutdown, a closure ordered by New York City’s Dept. of Health and Hygiene’s Division of Environmental Health.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Vermont Dairy Sector Grazes for Firm
By Greg Hazley
vermontThe Vermont Dairy Promotion Council has cast an RFP to promote the state's key dairy industry and tout findings of a study underway on the sector's economic impact.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Legendary Lobbyist Bob Gray Dies at 92
By Kevin McCauley
bob grayBob Gray, whose clients included Haitian dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the Church of Scientology, Teamsters and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, died April 18 from heart troubles at a Miami hospital.
Category: Obituary
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