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Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Texas Cancer Center Seeks PR Diagnosis
By Greg Hazley
 
md andersonWorld-renowned Texas cancer center is on the hunt for a PR agency for a national campaign.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Industry Can PR show up fast enough to beat ad agencies? (T. Foremski) 
Measurement Picking the right measurement tools for your PR program (M. Bhandarkar) 
SEO Google beats a war path for guest posts; PR needs to listen(F. Strong) 
Vid Generic brand video spoofs generic brand videos (Pile) 
Awards 4 things to consider before entering PR industry awards(A. Marcus) 
Media NBCU pulls plug on Daily Candy (Recode) 
PR 101 What a young mom can teach you about messaging (J. Cameron) 
Platforms Mobile comes of age (S. Corsi) 
Reality Check Your dream job doesn't exist (NYCPRG) 
Sports Has Manhattan's basketball coach fouled out? (C. Gillick) 
Media PR News insult draws ire from college PR pros (Kansas.com)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Starry-Eyed J-Students Sold Bill of Goods
By Kevin McCauley
 
pringle"I'm not interested in making money. I just want to be a journalist," said a starry-eyed Fordham University freshman during the Q&A following last night’s Center for Communication panel discussion at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her words must have heartened the hearts of the journalism professors who served as the session’s panelists.
Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Traditional Media Face 'Business Model vs Content' Crisis
By Kevin McCauley
 

cfc panelThe crisis dogging newsrooms across the globe has nothing to do with content; rather it flows from a reliance on a broken business model, say panelists at a Center of Communication event held May 26.

Category: Media News
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Dismal Crisis Management Compounds Tragedy of Malaysian Flight 370
By Richard Nicolazzo
 

malaysianThe manner in which Malaysian government authorities and airline executives communicated with hundreds of journalists pounding away for answers created a circus-like atmosphere that became every bit as explosive as jet fuel.

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Libya Listens to Edelman
By Kevin McCauley
 

libyaEdelman is representing the Libyan Investment Authority, the $65B sovereign fund of the northern African state, providing strategic communications services in the US to support its global PR programming.

Category: International
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
BlueShirt Programs IR for IPO-Bound TubeMogul
By Greg Hazley
 
tubemogulThe BlueShirt Group is providing IR counsel to TubeMogul, the video buying platform for advertisers that is eying a public stock offering worth up to $75M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Spark Tabs Papajohn for NY Financial Practice
By Greg Hazley
 
gregory papajohnGregory Papajohn, who led GolinHarris' New York corporate practice until February, has moved to sparkpr to head a new financial tech and social change operation in the Big Apple.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
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Category: Public Relations
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
DuPont PA Chief to Australian Biopharma CSL in US-Based Comms Role
By Greg Hazley
 

anthony farinaAnthony Farina, a former journalist who led global public affairs at DuPont, has moved to $5.5B Australian biopharma company CSL Limited as VP of communications and corporate affairs.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
PR Links of the Day
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Media Niemen's State of the News Media 2014 report (Niemen Lab) 
Politics Obama's meeting with pope seen as bid for hope-and-change encore (Bloomberg) 
Sports Red Sox Nation goes global (Forbes) 
GM Own the crisis or it will own you (HBR) 
PA Veterans Affairs stonewalling the press (WFB) 
Content Content marketing is 88% less effective than PR (C. Pollitt) 
Food 'Today' debuts cross-platform cooking show (Lost Remote)
Film Flight disaster film 'Deep Water' shelved over resemblance to Malaysia flight (THR) 
Social Marketers aren't paying enough attention to benefits of joining social networks early (BI)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
What Does Belmond Mean?
By Kevin McCauley
 
belmondIn a head-scratcher move, Orient-Express Hotels this month ditched its name denoting luxury and sophistication in travel for the more prosaic Belmond moniker.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
MSL, Sard Vet Larsen to Dresner
By Greg Hazley
 
larry larsenLarry Larsen, senior VP at MSLGroup and former principal at Sard Verbinnen & Co, has landed at IR/PR shop Dresner Corporate Services in Chicago to serve as senior advisor.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Edelman Adds Ad Pro in Toronto
By Greg Hazley
 
jordan doucetteEdelman is hiring Jordan Doucette in Toronto as the office’s executive creative director effective May 5.
Category: PR Firms
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Patton Boggs Signs $1.8M Kosovo Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 

kosovoPatton Boggs has inked Kosovo to a $1.8M fees/expenses three-year pact designed to bolster U.S. ties, expand connections with international institutions, boost economic development initiatives and promote trade/investment.

Category: International
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
GolinHarris West President to Exit for LA Developer
By Greg Hazley
 
judy johnsonJudy Johnson, president of the western region for GolinHarris, is moving to Southern California retail real estate giant Caruso Affiliated as chief marketing and communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Matter Scores 2015 PGA Championship PR
By Greg Hazley
 
pgaThe PGA has enlisted Chicago-based Edelman sports PR unit Matter to handle the 2015 PGA Championship in Kohler, Wis.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
MetLife Fills Top Comms Slot with Morgan Stanley Alum
By Greg Hazley
 
jeanmarie mcfaddenFormer Morgan Stanley global corporate communications head Jeanmarie McFadden is slated to join New York-based insurer MetLife as chief communications officer at the end of the month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
Federal Children's Mental Health Push Seeks PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
mental healthThe Department of Health and Human Services agency that funds care for children with serious mental illness has released an RFP for strategic communications and social marketing counsel for the state, regional and local programs it funds across the U.S.  
Category: RFPs
Tue., Mar. 25, 2014
PR Links of the Day
By Greg Hazley
 
Crisis Families of Flight MH370 issue blistering statement against MA (Vanity Fair) 
Legal Lexmark may be liable for attacking rivals, Supreme Court says (Forbes) 
PR 101 Smart pitching (K. Metcalfe) 
Creativity Why you should stop brainstorming (HBR) 
Social GM uses social media to manage customers and its reputation (NY Times) 
Crisis Carnival still can't steer clear of deep discounts (Bloomberg) 
UK Boss of £1M PR firm will give it a away (BBC) 
PR Herbalife unveils public awareness website (BW) 
RFPs The agony and ecstasy of the RFP (C. Levine) 
RFP PR for the City of Gloucester, Mass. (GMA) 
History Nixon may have tried to discredit witnesses to quell My Lai PR fiasco (Daily Mail)
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