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Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
Shirley & Banister Join Kasich Presidential Bid
By Editorial Staff
john kasichPublic affairs pros Craig Shirley and Diana Banister haved joined the presidential campaign of incumbent Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
PR Links: Contentious Relationships Between PR and Journos; Rise of Cognitive PR Machines
By Editorial Staff

PR 'Favorite' stories on contentious relationship between journalists and PR (L. Hoffman) 

PR The rise of the cognitive PR machines (N. Hobson) 

Social How Beyonce, Kim K and Reese Witherspoon may be in trouble with the FTC (E. O'Brien) 

Sports What PR woes? NFL commish earns $34M (San Jose Merc) 

PR 101 How to generate coverage from conferences (K. Gaab) 

Mobile How does mobile change the brandscape? (S. Whitman) 

Category: PR Links
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016
Miami Tourism Reviews Marketing Work
By Greg Hazley
Miami, Fla.Miami's tourism marketing organization today kicked off an open review of its advertising, marketing and digital account.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Berk Bids for Hotel Relaunch
By Jon Gingerich
Berk Comm & Marketing GroupMWWPR division Berk Communications and Marketing Group has been named agency of record for the Statler Hotel & Residences in downtown Dallas.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Robertson Establishes Erosantorini
By Jon Gingerich
SantoriniRobertson Solutions has been named agency of record for Erosantorini, a luxury resort currently under development on the Greek island of Santorini.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Hawaii Tech Seeks PR Help
By Editorial Staff
innovationHawaii's High Technology Development Corp., the state agency that supports and works to lure tech and manufacturing companies to the state, has released an RFP for PR and marketing support.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Organic Growth Pushes Interpublic in Q4
By Jon Gingerich
IPGA surge in U.S. organic growth boosted fourth quarter and full year revenue results for ad/PR holding company Interpublic.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Wi-Fi is "Major Public Health Issue," Says French Confab
By Jack O'Dwyer
EMF measurementA meeting of doctors and scientists on electrosensitivity at the University of Paris Feb. 11 said that "It is finally time to discuss this major public health issue."
Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Nasdaq Moves to Acquire Marketwired
By Editorial Staff
marketwiredNasdaq is acquiring news release disseminator Marketwired, bolstering the exchange's PR services offering alongside its existing Globe Newswire product.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Journalism Vet Pulley to Weber Content Posts
By Editorial Staff
Brett PulleyBrett Pulley, a journalism vet who moved to PR last year, has joined Weber Shandwick as an EVP and managing director for corporate content and media strategy.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Winning in Washington
By Ronald N. Levy
ron levyYou could divide the many excellent PR firms with foreign accounts — countries, companies or associations — eyeing our coming election into two key groups.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
EPA to Review Energy Star PR, Ad Work
By Editorial Staff
Energy StarThe US Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to review its PR, advertising and marketing business in support of the Energy Star program.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
Text100 Continues Integrated Comms. Inroads
By Jon Gingerich
hynesText100 has announced a management restructuring and a series of key senior-level appointments as a means of widening the agency’s integrated communications footprint.
Category: Personnel Appointments
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

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Tue., Oct. 25
NBC Doubling Down on Buzzfeed
By Ronn Torossian
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Tue., Oct. 25
The Problem with Cable TV Political Coverage
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 25
Leveraging Technology to Shape Health Messaging
By John Carnett
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Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
By Stephanie DeViteri
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Mon., Oct. 24
Trump Fails Presidential Character Test, Bigly
By Bodine Williams
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Fri., Oct. 21
Missed Opportunity of the 2016 Al Smith Dinner
By Patrick Hirigoyen
Patrick Hirigoyen

Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
By Loren Antonio Duran
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Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
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Thu., Oct. 20
Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
By Gil Bashe &
Kristie Kuhl
Gil BasheKristie Kuhl

Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
By Robert Dilenschneider
Robert Dilenschneider

Wed., Oct. 19
PR Lessons From the Political Campaign
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
By Dan Martin
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

Fri., Oct. 14
Compton Calls for Comms.
City of Compton

Tue., Oct. 11
FL Airport Seeks PR Pitches
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport

Thu., Oct. 6
Nassau Health Care Seeks Ad Agency

Wed., Oct. 5
Hawaii Calls for PR Services
Hawaii Tourism Authority

Tue., Oct. 4
Upstate NY DOT Seeks Broadcast, Media Buying Help
Warren County Tourism Department

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