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Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
NY's Revamped Javits Center Seeks PR Help
By Editorial Staff
javitsNew York's Javits Center, the 29-year-old Manhattan convention center that is the state's largest trade show space, is on the hunt for PR counsel.
Category: RFPs
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Westhampton Vote Imperils Eruvim Religious Boundaries
By Jack O'Dwyer

rubioA national focus will be on the Westhampton Beach election Friday when two candidates who oppose erection of an eruv Jewish religious boundary seek to join the board of trustees. NYT is AWOL on this story.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
NFL Has Become Magnet for Crisis
By Rene Henry
rene henryFor the past year the busiest executive at the National Football League has to be the person responsible for crisis management and communications.
Category: Sports
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Alan Caruba, PR Pro and Polemicist, Dies at 77
By Editorial Staff
alan carubaAlan Caruba, a New Jersey PR pro, journalist and conservative writer, died June 15. He was 77.
Category: Obituary
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
PR Exec to Packers Exec Committee
By Editorial Staff
susan fincoSusan Finco, president of Leonard & Finco PR, is slated to join the seven-member executive committee of the NFL's Green Bay Packers, the first woman on the publicly owned team's governing body.
Category: Sports
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Sulzberger Tackles Digital Transformation of NY Times
By Kevin McCauley
sulzbergerNew York Times publisher Pinch Sulzberger talked about the transformation from a company reliant on advertising revenue to one dependent on circulation sales. He spoke about paper's future at Hunter College.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Blog: TV is Digital Media's Future
By Kevin McCauley
television is the new televisionDigital media survivors will be those who adopt the business model of traditional TV, says critic Michael Wolff in his provocative new book, 'Television is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age.'
Category: Media News
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
FitzGibbon Gives PR Voice to Venezuela
By Kevin McCauley
venezuelaFitzGibbon Media represents Venezuela's DC embassy under a six-month contract worth $150K.Diplomatic ties between the US and Venezuela may be on upswing.
Category: Foreign government
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Cision Unloads UK Units to Assuage Regulators
By Editorial Staff
cisionCision will divest the UK operations and assets of both Cision and Vocus to Access Intelligence, the London-based enterprise software purveyor.
Category: PR Services
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
CA City Eyes Water Conservation PR
By Editorial Staff
lynwoodLynwood, Calif., is looking for a PR firm to tout water conservation efforts amid the Golden State's extraordinary crackdown on water use.
Category: RFPs
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 6-16-2015
By Editorial Staff
Corporate Isn't stakeholder risk a CCO responsibility? (B. Harrison) 
Content What native ads mean for PR (F. Strong) 
Crisis Silence is not a strategy (S. Cody) 
Video DKNY PR girl urges young professionals to leave 'personal sensitivity' out of the world place (MSNBC) 
Int'l Israel's cringe-inducing cartoon shows worsening PR problem (Vox) 
Strategy Rising above the noise is not about volume (E. Burkhart) 
CSR Humanizing Climate Change: How brands are creating social relevancy for sustainability (K. Joss) 
Gravitas What does it mean to be 'presidential'? (J. Newman)
Case Study  A winning RFP response (R. Udowitz) 
Sports When reputations overpower policy: The resignation of FIFA's president (RBG)
Amends Retaining customers when you have to say you're sorry(R. Strong) 
Higher Ed College is not a commodity - but should be marketed as one (J. Lucado)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Amid Content Need, Trade Groups Boost Paid Digital
By Editorial Staff
kellenTrade associations have increased the use of paid digital content, as well as photo and video platforms like Instagram and YouTube, in their communications efforts, according to a study by Kellen.
Category: Associations
Tue., Jun. 16, 2015
Avoiding Cliches to Take Writing to 'the Next Level'
By Fraser Seitel
fraser seitelFor a PR speechwriter, not only are worn-out expressions like “the greatest thing since sliced bread” or “dumb as dirt” or “pleased as punch” verboten, but so, too, should be all the more mundane phrases that are displeasing to the ear.
Category: Content
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Dispersion Trend Shapes PR, Edelman Tells DePaul Grads
By Kevin McCauley
richard edelmanThe dispersion of authority, audience and experience is the important trend shaping the communications sector, said Richard Edelman in his June 14 commencement to DePaul University graduates.
Category: Public Relations
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Colt Targets SardVerb For Re-Org
By Kevin McCauley

coltLegendary gun maker Colt Defense, the sole supplier for the Union Army during the Civil War, has declared bankruptcy due to faltering sales and heavy debt.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Blog: Pope Francis Revs Up Global Warming PR Push
By Kevin McCauley
pope francisThe PR muscle of Pope Francis will be on full display this week with the June 18 release of his first major encyclical or teaching letter dealing with the environment and global poor.
Category: Environmental PR
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Book Review: "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer
By Kevin McVicker
clinton cashFew books written during the 2016 presidential race will shed any real light on the issues and the personalities of the race the way Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash does.
Category: Book Review
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Shire Replaces Communications Chief
By Editorial Staff
michelle galenDublin-based pharmaceutical company Shire has brought in healthcare PR veteran and attorney Michele Galen to head corporate communications and public affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
PR Links of the Day - 6-16-2015
By Editorial Staff
Crisis Sharing good news about bad news (E. Dezenhall) CrisisHow Mark Hurd's online reputation changed (G. Dietrich) 
Book 'Trust Me, PR is Dead' (N. Hobson) 
Social How PR pros can integrate Meerkat and Periscope into their strategies (D. King) 
Finance Goldman to move into online consumer lending (NY Times) 
Public Affairs How a PR genius saved the National Parks, and you can too (Observer) 
Security One of the most popular password security companies just admitted it was hacked (BI) 
Crisis Quid pro quo (P. Gillott) 
Crisis Controversial NAACP leader resigns via Facebook message(CNN) 
Legal US court throws out al Qaeda publicist's conspiracy conviction (Reuters)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Dreamworks' Singh Saunters to DKC
By Kevin McCauley
john singhJohn Singh, a DreamWorks Animation alum, has taken a VP post in DKC's entertainment practice in Los Angeles. He reports to Joe Quenqua, who heads up the group.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
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