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Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Media: CBS Retraction, Guns & Ammo Resignation...
By Greg Hazley

Gun Mag Editor Resigns After Outcry; CBS Retracts Benghazi Report; Fitzgerald to Edit BuzzFeed Books' Meredith Launches Allrecipes Mag...

Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Source Cincinnati Looks for PR Partner
By Kevin McCauley
Source Cincinnati, a non-profit funded by regional business and civic groups, is looking for a “stellar public relations partner” to elevate the Queen City’s message and to “drive positive editorial coverage about the varied success stories percolating across our market,” according to its RFP dated Nov. 6.
Category: RFPs
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Foodminds Scores Campbell Soup's Sloves
By Greg Hazley
Mandel SlovesSenior communications exec at Campbell Soup Company moves to food PR specialists FoodMinds as a senior VP.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Global Electronic Payments Push Reviews PR
By Greg Hazley
btcaThe United Nations-administered global push toward electronic payments for government programs and relief efforts has kicked off a review of its global PR account.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
PR Image Boost Begins With Revolt Against Rigged RFPs
By Kevin McCauley
There’s a growing disgust in the PR community about the broken RFP process in which potential clients demand elaborate presentations from candidates without any plan to eventually hire them. It’s nothing less than highway robbery.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Jewish Agency for Israel Establishes Lobbying Beachhead
By Kevin McCauley

jafiThe Jewish Agency for Israel, which promotes Zionism/Judaism and Jewish immigration to Israel, has registered as a lobbyist with the U.S. Justice Dept.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
W2O CEO Wants Grads with Passion, Speed, Social Skills
By Samantha Mendoza
san jose stateJim Weiss, CEO of W2O Group, $62 million firm in healthcare, tech and consumer, told 200 students at San Jose State University Nov. 5 that his firm is looking for grads that have passion, computer and social skills and who “play to win vs. playing not to lose.”
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Alaska Seafood Casts Net for $500K Eco-Labeling Campaign
By Kevin McCauley
alaskaThe Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is looking for a communications firm to handle a $500K, first-quarter 2014 effort to build support for its own eco-labeling sustainability certification program.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Kekst Reps Buyers in Nestle's Jenny Craig Sale
By Greg Hazley
Kekst and Company is working the PR beat for the Connecticut private equity owner of the Curves gym franchise as it snaps up weight loss brand Jenny Craig from Nestle.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Whaley Wraps Siemens Stint to Lead Sealed Air Comms
By Greg Hazley
jim whaleySenior VP of corporate communications for Siemens' North American unit moves to $7.6B packaging producer Sealed Air Corp. to head corporate communications and sustainability.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
FTI Q3 Comms Revenue Falls, Charge Leads to Loss
By Greg Hazley
FTI Consulting reported third quarter revenues from its strategic communications operation declined 5.4% to $43.3M, while an $83.8M charge in the segment swung the company to a quarterly loss.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Obama's Counter Terrorism Pro Joins MWW
By Kevin McCauley

jarrod bernsteinJarrod Bernstein, former counter terrorism/community outreach staffer at the Dept. of Homeland Security, has joined MWW in New York as senior VP/corporate affairs.

Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Barneys Uses SF Crisis Pro in 'Shop and Frisk' Scandal
By Kevin McCauley
michael yakiBarneys New York, the upscale retailer immersed in an alleged "shop and frisk" policy toward black shoppers crisis, has retained a civil rights consultant/crisis PR/PA pro to review its customer service practices.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Next Fifteen Sees Gains in Tough Year
By Greg Hazley
Next Fifteen Communications Group reported Nov. 5 a five percent increase in revenue to £96.1M (about $155M) for the year ended July 31 on strong performances from Text 100, OutCast, M Booth and Blueshirt Group.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Corporate Comms No Match for Digitally Savvy Activist Investors
By Greg Hazley

A social media gap between investor relations and corporate communications units provides an opening for digitally savvy activist investors, shareholders and media, according to a study by FTI Consulting.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
CLS Lands Brooklyn's PR
By Kevin McCauley
brooklyn parkBrooklyn Park, a northern suburb of Minneapolis, has served up a $150K image campaign to Interpublic’s Carmichael Lynch Spong following a competitive pitch.
Category: News of Accounts
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
PRSA CEO Murray Gets $61K Bonus to $423K
By Jack ODwyer
prsaWilliam Murray, who got a title boost to CEO of PR Society of America at its conference Oct. 26 in Philadelphia, received a 12% boost in his pay package that brought his total to $423,647 in 2012.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
MWW Hires Smith to Head New Corp Health Group
By Kevin McCauley

evan smithMWW has recruited Evan Smith to lead a newly formed corporate healthcare communications practice.

Category: PR Firms
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Axed AP VA Scribe to McGuireWoods
By Greg Hazley
bob lewisThirteen-year Capitol correspondent for the Associated Press in Richmond fired last month after an error covering the state's gubernatorial election is moving to McGuireWoods in a media relations role next week.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
SoCal Planning Org Seeks Outreach Plan
By Greg Hazley
scagThe regional planning organization for the six-county region of Southern California has kicked of a search for a firm to guide communications, media and outreach as it develops a 25-year transportation plan.
Category: RFPs
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