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Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Tyler Moves to Cloud
By Kevin McCauley

Janet Tyler, who launched Michigan's Airfoil Group with Lisa Vallee-Smith in the late `90s, has moved to Red Level Networks, as COO in charge of operations and marketing communications.

Category: Technology PR
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Korea Taps Twinlogic
By Kevin McCauley

frazeeKorea has signed well-connected Twinlogic Strategies to a $25K per-month contract for legislative strategy and government relations duties.         

Category: Foreign government
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Joele Frank Tops 2014 M&A PR Firms in US
By Greg Hazley
deal tablesJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher logged PR duties for 101 deals in 2014 to top The Deal's annual league tables.
Category: M&A
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Library of Congress Books PR, Events Search
By Greg Hazley
locThe Library of Congress has booked a review for agencies to handle event planning and PR.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Visit California Opens PR Review
By Greg Hazley

caVisit California, the tourism promotion entity for the Golden State, is reviewing its six-figure domestic PR contract with an open RFP process.

Category: RFPs
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Nicol Speaks for PM Harper
By Kevin McCauley
rob nicholRob Nicol, VP-corporate affairs at Canadian Tire, is now chief spokesperson for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper.
Category: Foreign government
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
DeBorchgrave Dies at 88
By Kevin McCauley
arnaud de borchgraveArnaud de Borchgrave, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Times and chief foreign correspondent for Newsweek, died Feb. 15 after a long bout of cancer. He was 88.
Category: Media News
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Publicis Acquires Content Shop
By Kevin McCauley

relaxnewsPublicis Groupe is acquiring Relaxnews, developer of an online platform combining leisure content, data and services for brands, blogs and media, for $17M.

Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 2-17-2015
By Greg Hazley
IR GE shareholders given proxy access (IR mag) 
Crisis Brian Williams taps go-to Washington crisis manager (AL)
Careers What we owe Justine Sacco (B. Phillips) 
PR Tell the truth (it's the first Page Principle) (R. Bolton) 
Media David Carr's start-studded wake (Daily Beast) 
Internal The tyranny of the forced smile (NYT) 
Winter Visitors bureau for Ithaca, NY, tells people to just head to Key West (Consumerist) 
Fashion Do fashion shows make sense anymore (New York) 
Fashion Publicists share how brands can get involved at NYFW(C. Noricks) 
Politics GOP prez candidates ride bumpy learning curve (AP) 
Tech How an industrial designer became Apple's greatest product (New Yorker) 
RFP Tourism PR for Odisha, India (PDF)
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Obama's ISIS PR Crisis
By Joe Honick
joe honickAs America’s role in the ISIS crisis takes shape under the command of President Barack Obama, it is useful to examine carefully its implications and how PR has been handled.
Category: Government
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Suffolk Co. Controller Looks for PR
By Kevin McCauley
suffolkThe controller's office of New York's Suffolk County wants PR pitches.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
WHB Kills Twin Police Chiefs; Library Pitched Eruv Story
By Jack ODwyer

Eruv lawsuitWesthampton Beach trustees, faced with overwhelming opposition, killed their proposal to have “twin police chiefs” costing $350K. It was a ploy to distract from WHB’s real problem—an eruv Jewish religious boundary.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Podesta Promotes Kenya
By Kevin McCauley

kenyaPodesta Group is working for Kenya to strengthen its ties with the US government, media, non-governmental organizations and targeted institutions in the policy community. 

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
IPG's Q4 Net Surges 56%
By Kevin McCauley
interpublicInterpublic today reported a 56 percent rise in Q4 net income to $331M on a four percent uptick in revenues to $2.2B.
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Sard Boosts GNC in Supplement Probe
By Greg Hazley
gncDietary supplement retailer GNC Holdings has brought in Sard Verbinnen & Co. to help mount its PR defense against a probe by the New York attorney general into the ingredients of supplement products sold by major retailers.
Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
PR Jobs of the Week
By Greg Hazley
Communications and PR jobs on this week.
Category: PR Jobs
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 2-13-2015
By Greg Hazley
Comment How PR is killing journalism (E. Alterman) 
Social How one stupid tweet blew up PR pro Justine Sacco's life(NYT Mag) 
Satire SNL's 13 best fake ads as chosen by real ad execs(Businessweek) 
Review 17 reasons to fire your PR firm right now (P. Resnikoff) 
Content Solid content marketing starts with a great I.D.E.A. (J. Chow) 
Measurement The sideways approach to measuring PR (S. Burke) 
Counsel Free advice - worth what you pay for it (P. Walker) 
Crisis Brian Williams, NBC, social media, PR and branding (J. Lipschultz) 
Crisis NBC's opportunity (J. Jarvis) 
UK How one email cost a reporter his job, savings and 18 months of his life (PG) 
Local Eatery picks up $5K tab for entire restaurant(Consumerist) 
Valentine's Show the love for PR (L. Dunlap) 
Category: PR Links
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Rogers Takes Catholic Bishops PA Slot
By Kevin McCauley
james rogersJames Rogers will join the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 18 as executive director of PA, a new position.
Category: Associations
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
NYT's Carr Dies at 58
By Kevin McCauley
david carrDavid Carr, media critic of the New York Times who wrote "The Media Equation" column, died Feb. 12 after he collapsed in the newsroom. He was 58.
Category: Media News
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Publicis Builds on Q4 Momentum
By Kevin McCauley
publicisPublicis Groupe reported an 11.5 percent rise in Q4 revenues to $2.4B, wrapping up what CEO Maurice Levy called an 'eventful year.'
Category: PR Firms
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