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Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
Science Confab Studies PR Pitches
By Greg Hazley
 
Experimental BiologyThe country's largest group of biomedical research organizations wants science-savvy PR help for a large annual conference in 2014.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
UN Sticks with FH on ePayment Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
Better Than Cash AllianceThe United Nations-backed "Better than Cash Alliance" campaign, urging a shift from cash to electronic payments for relief programs, salaries and other forms of aid, will stick with FleishmanHillard after a review.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
LA Times 'Saved' From Clutches of Koch Bros
By Kevin McCauley
 
LA TimesLiberal activists will cheer Tribune Co.'s decision announced today to spin-off its eight-paper newspaper group led by dual crown jewels Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Tribune To Spin Off Papers
By Kevin McCauley
 
tribuneThe Tribune Co., which has been trying for months to line up a buyer for its eight-paper daily newspaper group, today said it will spin off the operation to concentrate on its broadcast properties.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
CBS News Vet Reports to H+K
By Kevin McCauley
 
drew levinsonFifteen-year CBS News correspondent joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies as the WPP unit beefs up its content creation capabilities.
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Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Former AOL Comms Head to Rational 360
By Greg Hazley
 
tricia primroseFormer executive VP of corporate communications at AOL is named a partner at Washington-based digital agency Rational 360, based in New York.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Cancer Kills Japanese Nuke Plant Crisis Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
Masao YoshidaMasao Yoshida, who headed the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, died of cancer, according to a July 9 posting on the website of its owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
DC Press Hit by PR-Enforced Freezes
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
James RosenReporters in the nation's capital are saying they are being hit with permanent freezes by Congressmen (and their PR staffers) who find some fault with their reporting or opinions.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
WSJ: Asiana Won't Seek PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
Asiana"It's not the proper time to manage the company's image," an Asiana PR rep told the Wall Street Journal, which finds airline industry officials baffled at the airline's decision in the wake of the San Francisco crash.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Ex-Biden Press Sec to FTI in DC
By Greg Hazley
 

Former press secretary to Vice President returns to the PR game with FTI Consulting in the capital after a stint as a federal prosecutor.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Finn Acquires Education Pro Widmeyer Communications
By Kevin McCauley
 
Scott WidmeyerFinn Partners has acquired Washington-based Widmeyer Communications, which chalked up $9.8M in fees last year with a strong focus on the education sector.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
HPC Produces Video of Rescued Kidnapping Victims
By Greg Hazley
 
clevelandHennes Paynter Communications, the Cleveland PR firm representing the three victims in that city's high profile kidnapping and rescue since May, produced and released a video of the women July 9, each thanking the public for support in recovering their lives.
Category: PR Videos
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
Cvent Invites IR, PR to IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
cventOnline event software provider Cvent is working with ICR for financial communications support as the company eyes an initial public offering worth up to $100M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
Ogilvy Closes Books on Hong Kong
By Kevin McCauley
 
hong kongOgilvy PR collected a fee of $162,500 from the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region/Economic & Trade Office during the six-month period ended May, according to its end-of-June federal filing.
Category: International
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
Kroger Checks Out PR Counsel in $2.5B Harris Teeter Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
krogerThe top U.S. supermarket chain, Kroger, has engaged PR counsel as it inks a $2.5B acquisition of Harris Teeter, a southeastern chain of grocery stores based in Matthews, N.C.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
CA Film Entity Casts for PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
filmThe California commission that fosters ties with the film industry is on the hunt for a PR firm to develop a communications plan.
Category: RFPs
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013
Motorola Mobility Takes PR Bite of Apple
By Kevin McCauley
 

motorolaUnfortunately for Apple CEO Tim Cook, Motorola Mobility, which is part of Apple arch-rival Google, beat him to the publicity punch in announcing a domestic production push.

Category: Technology PR
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013
Quinn To Join Aluminum Association
By Kevin McCauley
 
Joe Quinn, who worked on campaigns for Walmart, Toyota and American Petroleum while at Edelman, is joining the Aluminum Assn. on July 15.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013
California Healthcare Institute Hires Hiar
By Kevin McCauley
 
Erica HiarThe California Healthcare Institute, which represents more than 275 biotechnology, drug, device and hospital companies with operations in the Golden State, has named Erica Hiar as PR and communications director at its Washington office.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013
Corporate PR is Dead
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
pr is deadWe agree that corporate/institutional PR is just about dead in terms of responding to press questions which was PR's original promise made by Ivy Lee in 1906.
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