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Wed., Jul. 24, 2013
Joele Frank Aids Candy Recall
By Greg Hazley
 
brachsFerrara Candy Company, the hundred-year-old maker of iconic candy like Atomic Fireballs and Jaw Busters, is leaning on PR support as it recalls  large packages of Brach's Malted Milk Balls beacuse they may contain undeclared nuts, an allergy hazard.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
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Category: PR Links
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
Edelman's Growing Financial Unit Grabs AbMac's Suvanto
By Greg Hazley
 
lex suvantoEdelman has recruited Abernathy MacGregor managing director Lex Suvanto for its financial communications operation.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
Georgia DOT Rolls RFP for PR
By Greg Hazley
 
gdotThe Georgia Department of Transportation wants to get more social media savvy and leverage PR to build trust in the state agency.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
Morris + King Split After 12 Years
By Greg Hazley
 
Morris + KingNew York agency heads Judith King and Andy Morris have parted ways after 12 years as The Morris + King Company, a $3M firm with clients like Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Heifer International.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
Gorsuch Prescribes Blue Shield CA Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
Kirstin GorsuchAgency and corporate pro most recently VP of corporate communications for medical device giant Medtronic moves to Blue Shield of California in its top communications role as the $10.5B insurer navigates massive changes flowing from the Affordable Care Act.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
AMEX's Fish Charges TripAdvisor Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
desiree fishVice president of corporate affairs and communications at American Express is moving to head communications for travel booking site TripAdvisor, which is riding a wave of increased travel and revenue.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
ESPN Lures Data Guru Silver
By Greg Hazley
 
nate silverESPN, with an assist from sister unit ABC News, has lured stat guru, blogger and journalist Nate Silver from the New York Times.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013
Extended Stay Books Financial PR Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
extended stay americaExtended Stay America, the hotel chain which is three years out of bankruptcy, is relying on financial PR support as it plans an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Spotify Plugs in Roth for US PR
By Greg Hazley
 
spotifyMusic and tech PR alum of Apple, Capitol Records and Inside.com moves to streaming music service Spotify as communications director for the U.S.
Category: Technology PR
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Financial Guru Ripp Returns to Helm Time Inc.
By Greg Hazley
 
Joseph RippJoseph Ripp has returned to Time Warner as CEO of its soon-to-be spun-off publishing unit Time Inc., home of Sports IllustratedPeopleTime and Real Simple, among others.
Category: Media News
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Reihl Exits Weber Shandwick for Ketchum
By Greg Hazley
 
Bill ReihlExecutive VP of Weber Shandwick's North American consumer marketing practice has decamped for Ketchum for a global CM role.
Category: PR Firms
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Weber Shandwick Opens in Turkey, Kuwait
By Greg Hazley
 
Weber Shandwick has planted flags in Turkey and Kuwait after relying on affiliates and regional outposts in those countries for years.
Category: International
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Open Letter to PRSA Candidate Barbour's Boss
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Keeley, BarbourAn open letter to Baptist Health South Florida CEO Brian Keeley, the boss of PRSA candidate Kathy Barbour.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
PR Video Shop West Glen Shuttered After 40 Years
By Greg Hazley
 
West Glen Communications, a long-running video PR services provider based in New York, has shuttered amid a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
PR Links of the Day
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Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Sea World Taps PR Firm in Documentary Response
By Greg Hazley
 
blackfishAquatic amusement park Sea World is leaning on entertainment shop 42 West to mount an unusually aggressive response to "Blackfish," a critical documentary about one of the park's orca whales.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Firms Tackle Alere Proxy Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
alereMedical diagnostics developer Alere has brought in PR reinforcements in a proxy showdown with hedge fund Coppersmith Capital.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Publicis, AOL to Become Pals
By Kevin McCauley
 
publicisBob Lord, CEO of Publicis Groupe's Razorfish digital shop, is joining AOL on Aug. 1 as part of an alliance between the two parties to forge a global live digital advertising network called PAL.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
IPG's Net Tumbles 18.3%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Interpublic today reported an 18.3 percent decline in Q2 net to $86.1M on an 2.4 percent uptick in revenues to the $1.8B mark.
Category: Marketing Communications
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