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Mon., Sep. 29, 2014
NYPL Books Welch
By Kevin McCauley
 

carrie welchThe New York Public Library has named Carrie Welch chief external relations officer effective October 15.

 
Category: Associations
Mon., Sep. 29, 2014
Ex-Rep. Connie Mack to Levick
By Greg Hazley
 
connie mackFormer Republican Congressman Connie Mack IV has joined Levick in Washington as an executive VP to boost the crisis PR specialist's lobbying operation.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Sep. 29, 2014
Tylenol Murders, J&J's "Spin City," Has Birthday Today
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

johnson & johnsonToday is the 32nd anniversary of the seven Tylenol murders, a crime buried in a whirlwind of lies that made a hero out of the company that bore heavy responsibility for the murders -- Johnson & Johnson. 

Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
DCG Gets 'Boots to Business' PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
 
bootsThe US Small Business Administration has awarded a seven-figure pact to The District Communications Group to handle marketing and outreach for a campaign to encourage entrepreneurship among veterans.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Bigger Cities Mean Bigger Healthcare PR Challenges
By Jeanine O'Kane
 

jeanine okaneThe dramatic growth in megacities of more than 10M people across the globe taxes local healthcare infrastructures and challenges PR people.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Portland's Metro Plans for PR
By Greg Hazley
 

metroMetro, the metropolitan planning organization for the 1.5M-resident Portland, Ore., region, is reaching out for strategic communications proposals to support a variety of PR and marketing duties.

Category: RFPs
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-26-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Big Picture Defining the future of public relations(@FastCompany)
Tech Apple rebuts complaints of bending iPhones (WSJ) 
PA Forest Service says media need permits, alarming First Amend advocates (OL) 
Crisis Ferguson PR man loses contract over homicide conviction(SLPD) 
Int'l Burson-Marsteller rejects Israel as client, accepts Muslim Brotherhood (NY Observer) 
Social FOMO, WOM, WTF and ELLO (D. Armano) 
Careers New at work? Here's 5 tips to help you get ahead (J. Mignano) 
Media Seymour Hersh, Twitter and a lesson in 'off the record'(CJP) 
Crisis What Amanda Knox taught us about PR, racism and money in our courts (Elite Daily)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and communications jobs from odwyerpr.com this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Crosby Takes PR Controls at Johnson
By Kevin McCauley
 
grady crosbyGrady Crosby will take the VP/PA and chief diversity officer slot at Johnson Controls effective Oct. 1.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
J&J's Tylenol Scam Gets Another PRSA Sendup
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

maria soninJohnson & Johnson's handling of the Tylenol murders of 1982 and 1986, called a "shining example" of ethical behavior at a PRSA/NY panel Sept. 8, got more praise at national’s ethics webinar yesterday.

Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Joele Frank Aids Endo in Pharma Tax Inversion Triangle
By Greg Hazley
 
endoIreland-based pharmaceutical producer Endo International is working with Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support on an unsolicited takeover attempt of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Ex-LHA Staffer Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading
By Kevin McCauley
 
lucarelliMichael Lucarelli, who was director of market intelligence at Lippert/Heilshorn & Assocs., pleaded guilty to insider trading charges.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PhRMA's Bennett to Racepoint
By Greg Hazley
 
matt bennettMatt Bennett, senior VP of communications and PA for the drug industry trade group PhRMA, has moved to Racepoint Global as senior VP to lead its Washington outpost.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Big Soda's Splashy PR Move
By Kevin McCauley
 

ABABig Soda's splashy announcement of a plan to cut the number of calories that its customers drink by 20 percent by 2025 is nothing more than a PR move, says highly respected nutritionist Marion Nestle.

Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Prince Shuffles to Spotify to Head Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
spotifyJonathan Prince, a veteran Washington communicator and Clinton and Obama administration hand, is joining music streaming service Spotify as global head of communications and public policy.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-25-2014
By Greg Hazley
 
Apologies Ferguson police chief apologizes to family of slain teen(USA Today) 
Crisis NFL's message is clear: 'We still don't get it' (L. Koerdt) 
Content Intent and the art of creating engaging social content(A. Strout) 
PR 101 Celebrities and PR events (S. Goldfarb) 
Data 5 questions and answers shedding light on how Americans use mobile apps (E. Baker) 
PR 101 10 tips for hosting successful media events at trade shows and conferences (L. Lesak-Greenberg) 
ebook From Measurement to Management (Lewis) 
RFP PR consultant for Bush Foundation (PDF) 
RFP PR for Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (PDF) 
Finance Occupational hazards of working on Wall St (M. Lewis)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
ALEC Takes Swipe at Google's Schmidt
By Kevin McCauley
 
ALECThe American Legislative Exchange Council says Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt's contention that the group is "literally lying" about the reality of climate change is based on 'misinformation from climate activists.'
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Sutherland Returns to Lubrizol
By Kevin McCauley
 
j mark sutherlandJ. Mark Sutherland is returning to Lubrizol to handle public affairs duties for the foundation of the Wickliffe, Ohio-based producer of chemical additives and advanced materials.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Perils of the 21st Century Press Conference
By Fraser Seitel
 
goodell, biscottiPress conferences are dicey, dangerous and often a complete waste of time and money -- as the NFL and the Ravens found out this month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Text, APCO Support Blackberry 'Passport' Launch
By Greg Hazley
 
blackberryText 100 and APCO Worldwide handled the global launch of Blackberry's Passport smartphone this week, a bid to recapture the enterprise mobile phone business it has lost over the past decade.  
Category: Technology PR
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