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Tue., May 27, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Essay PR must embrace the hacker ethic (P. Gomes) 
Strategy 3 ways to connect marketing, journalism and company cultures (P. Bell) 
Strategy Startup mentality can kill good PR - and it does (R. Laermer) 
PR 101 Five no-gos in the blogosphere (L. Tihanyi) 
Infographics The 'bad boy' of visual storytelling (L. Hoffman) 
Stunts Reporters take at-bats against Mo Rivera (DKC) 
Social How beauty and fashion brands can reign supreme on social(N. Fischer) 
Tech Five things startups should expect from their PR firms(BridgeNY) 
Entertainment How YouTube and Internet journalism killed the last movie star (LA Weekly)
Category: PR Links
Tue., May 27, 2014
Omnicom Cuts Deal with Twitter
By Kevin McCauley
twitter, omnicomOmnicom has cut a mobile ad buying deal with Twitter worth nearly $250M during the next two years.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., May 27, 2014
Philly Inquirer, News Sold for $88M
By Kevin McCauley
Philadelphia inquirerMinority owners Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest purchased the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News today for $88M.
Category: Media News
Tue., May 27, 2014
Interpublic Hits 52-Week High
By Kevin McCauley
interpublicInterpublic Group today touched its 52-week high of $18.91, continuing its bullish run since April.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., May 27, 2014
Why Do Liberals Fear the Press?
By Fraser Seitel
fraser seitelMost Americans recognize that the vast majority of reporters are liberals. So why, then, are prominent liberals so afraid of facing live reporters?
Category: PR School
Tue., May 27, 2014
Biz, Journalist Meetings Are a Twilight Zone of Communication
By Jack O'Dwyer

IREBans on audio-taping, picture-taking, press coverage, discussing certain topics, and lack of name badges mar meetings of journalism, biz and PR groups.

Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 27, 2014
Santa Fe Reviews Travel PR
By Greg Hazley
santa feNew Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe has kicked off a review of its tourism PR business with an RFP open through mid-June.
Category: RFPs
Mon., May 26, 2014
Memorial Day--Remember What Soldiers Died For
By Jack O'Dwyer

memorial dayHundreds of thousands of Americans died so that not only their fellow Americans but citizens in numerous other nations would have rights such as due process before being denied anything and the right to face accusers.

Category: PRSA
Fri., May 23, 2014
Hitless Wonders NY Mets Seek PR Relief
By Kevin McCauley
harold kaufmanRecently ridiculed by a Facebook survey showing a lack of majority fan base in every single zip code in the US and plagued by another losing record, the New York Mets have put Harold Kaufman in the PR batter box.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., May 23, 2014
California To Review Anti-Tobacco PR
By Greg Hazley
tobaccoCalifornia's Department of Public Health is preparing to review its mid-six-figure anti-tobacco PR account with an RFP process to begin next week. Details...
Category: RFPs
Fri., May 23, 2014
Time Inc Heads South
By Kevin McCauley
time lifeTime Inc. is abandoning its midtown Time & Life Building corporate headquarters of the past 55 years for 700K sq. ft. in the former World Financial Center complex in downtown Manhattan, across the street from the World Trade Center.
Category: Media News
Fri., May 23, 2014
Service Aims to Prevent Companies' Social Media Gaffes
By Greg Hazley
crispSocial media application developer Crisp is offering a service it says can prevent social media gaffes like recent digital blunders of brands like US Airways, Home Depot and Kenneth Cole.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 23, 2014
Honick: Physical Disability Discrimination Flies Under the Radar
By Joe Honick

Might it not be time for the very industry intended to communicate the best for its clients to demonstrate the importance of recognizing and retaining talent regardless of what, for some, might be physical disablities.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 23, 2014
Ad, PR Firm Meridian-Chiles Folds
By Greg Hazley
meridian-chilesLexington, Ky.-based ad and PR firm Meridian-Chiles has gone into bankruptcy, shuttering after a 26-year run.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., May 23, 2014
Univ of Houston Registers Marketing Review
By Greg Hazley
univ of houstonTexas' University of Houston system, comprised of four universities and five off-campus learning centers educating 66,000 students, has kicked off a review of its marketing communications business, encompassing duties from advertising and PR to event planning and digital.
Category: RFPs
Thu., May 22, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
Corporate Steve Jobs' rules for PR (Salon) 
Salaries Here's what female and male journalists actually make(BuzzFeed) 
Activism SeaWorld loses another PR battle in fight to use orcas(ScienceRecorder) 
Content Say hello to content marketing stack (Altimeter) 
Media Time Inc. starts selling ads on mag covers, breaking industry taboo (AdAge) 
Satire Mad magazine presents the Puffington Post (Romenesko) 
Media Facebook manager's rants against media — media has big problem with it (BI) 
PR 101 Creative ways to engage journalists (P. Daly) 
EconDev PWC ranks 30 top cities for business, finance, culture(PWC) 
Social Harnessing the power of Pinterest - Four Seasons' #PinPackGo (C. Campbell) 
B2B Decision-making: The proof is in the influencers (R. Benecke) 
Social Velveeta's SM accounts are so amazingly weird (Jezebel) 
Israel Combating an 'industry of misinformation' (NJJN)
Category: PR Links
Thu., May 22, 2014
Interpublic, Omnicom's Tale of Contrasting Annual Meetings
By Kevin McCauley
omnicom, interpublicInterpublic today conducted an efficient annual meeting in the McGraw-Hill Building auditorium in New York, while Omnicom staged its session in the DC office of FleishmanHillard. There was a stark difference between the two.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 22, 2014
NBC Lands Snowden Interview
By Greg Hazley

nbcNBC News has landed an exclusive interview with ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to air in prime-time on May 28.

Category: Media News
Thu., May 22, 2014
MWW Rolls Strike with Bowlmor AMF
By Kevin McCauley
bowlMWW, which enjoys solid experience in the bowling business, has picked up agency of record duties for Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of alleys with 264 here and eight in Mexico.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Thu., May 22, 2014
Interpublic's 'Fightin' Mike' Roth Runs Crisp Annual Meeting
By Kevin McCauley
michael rothInterpublic chairman Michael Roth today presided over a crisp, 31-minute (with video reel) annual meeting in New York, quickly dealing with the top concern of the estimated 150 shareholders in attendance: How did he get a black eye?
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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