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Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Embattled Westhampton Library Board Fights Back
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

wendy waxThe Westhampton Library board, shorn of three of its five members, has struck back in a letter to the Southampton Press Nov. 5 saying it has been "vilified" in print and open meetings by “radicals” telling "half-truths and lies."

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
PR Links: Fresh Case for Content Marketing; Social Network Predictions; Citizen Analysts
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Content A fresh business case for content marketing by brands (J. Bell) 

Social 2016 social network predictions: A giant will fall (C. Thilk) 

Analysts The citizen analyst manifesto, part 1 (C. Penn) 

Management Are there any adults in the room? (P. Hirigoyen) 

Social 6 companies that are killing it on Instagram (K. Speier) 

Comment Please unsubscribe (New Yorker) 

Crisis Crisis management is broken and there are no quick fixes (N. Hobson)

Category: PR Links
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Amid the Shiny and New, PR Canít Forget the Unsexy Stuff
By Andrew Ricci
 

Andrew RicciThink about how your clients might be impacted by issues or in ways outside of your current scope of work. Are there opportunities for your client to be involved in the debate?

Category: Public Relations
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
PR's Travails with Procurement (and How to Reduce the Pain)
By Steve Cody
 

Steve CodyCorporation-dominated industry trade groups would have you believe procurement execs see PR as a key, strategic partner. Sure, and Vladimir Putin has no further designs on global expansion. 

Category: PR Firms
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Berman Spins for Universal Music
By Greg Hazley
 
eric bermanKekst and Company veteran Eric Berman has moved to Universal Music Group as executive VP of PA to head policy and government relations for the music giant.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Blog: Obama Shuts Down Keystone XL Pipeline Project
By Jon Gingerich
 

TransCanadaA monumental decision that was barefaced in its political motivations, President Obama today announced that the State Department has rejected TransCanada Corp.’s seven-year bid to build its controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that represented the most divisive environmental battle in a generation.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Navigating the Silicon Consolidation Boom
By RJ Bardsley
 
RJ BardsleyIf you look around the technology landscape, you’ll see that we’re in the middle of another tech boom — only it may not be exactly the boom you’re thinking of.
Category: Technology PR
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
GM to Review PR Agencies, With Goal One Agency Per Brand
By Matthew Schwartz
 

General MotorsPR incumbents, such as Weber Shandwick and MSLGroup, which both do corporate work for GM; FleishmanHillard (Cadillac and Chevrolet) and John Doe (Buick and GMC) will compete in the reviews. The budgets will not be curtailed.

Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Trio of Traditional Media Cos. Report Anemic Quarterly Revenue
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Old MediaThe latest numbers reflect the ongoing difficulties among legacy media companies to make money amid the secular changes in media consumption and distribution wrought by the Web.

Category: Media News
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Strategic Vision Tapped for NAMED Account
By Matthew Schwartz
 
Strategic Vision PR GroupAtlanta-based Strategic Vision has been selected by Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating & Drinking (NAMED), a nutritional program, to handle all media and public relations for the company’s launch.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Weber Shandwick Books MGM Grand Detroit
By Greg Hazley
 
mgm grandWeber Shandwick has booked PR duties for MGM Grand Detroit, the luxury casino hotel in the Motor City, where thousands of casino workers are threatening a strike.
Category: Travel PR
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
PR Links: PR Snafu Leads to Retracted Endorsement for Clinton; Sea World Won't Increase PR Spending....
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Slick, The Adventures of a New York City KittyPA LA mayor's Clinton endorsement taken back after PR sanfu (The Wrap) 

Crisis Sea World won't increase spending to repair challenged reputation (Skift) 

Crisis E. coli outbreak hurts Chipotle reputation (AP) 

Int'l Nentanyahu spokesman apologizes for remarks critical of Obama (Chicago Trib) 

Travel Confessions of an airline PR man (Huff Post) 

Media Training Delivering a winning presentation in an elevator (J. Newman) 

Int'l Vatican PR at center of leak allegations reveals she is pregnant (Times UK) 

Entertainment 'Star Trek' obsession keeps PR man grounded (Indy Star)

Book PR pro Temi Sacks pens "Slick: The Adventures of a New York City Kitty"
Category: PR Links
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
Blog: Democrats Should Send GOP Another Thank-You Note
By Matthew Schwartz
 

GOPThe GOP presidential campaigns’ attempt to bargain for favorable debate formats is more manna from heaven for the Democrats.

Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
Believing in Unicorns: Why the Tech IPO Isn't a Myth
By Bo Park
 
Bo ParkThe markets this year have exhibited a drop-off in tech IPO activity. While some companies are choosing to stay private for now, it isn’t a trend that will continue forever, so it’s imperative that companies share their stories with the business and financial media, should they decide to pursue an IPO in the future.
Category: Technology PR
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
BPMPR Adds Event Production Division
By Jon Gingerich
 
Beautiful Planning Marketing & PRBeautiful Planning Marketing & PR has added an event production division to its line of services.
Category: Personnel Appointments

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