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Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
ICR Advises IPO-bound Industrial Landlord
By Greg Hazley
indcorIndCor Properties, the Blackstone Group-owned indstrial real estate company slated an IPO expected to raise up to $1B, is working with ICR for financial communications.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Transcript, Video of 'Trial of PR' Are Provided
By Jack O'Dwyer

mock trialA 16-page transcript of the "Trial of PR" staged by PRSA/New York has been purchased by the O’Dwyer Co. for access by readers.

Category: PR Ethics
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Honick: Political Hatred Weakens US
By Joe Honick
joe honickAmerican political leadership fails to find some means to show we all care for the good of the nation more than knocking off political opponents.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Ethical Issues Move Needle for Fashion Consumers
By Adrienne Jordan
O'Dwyer's MagazineSeveral years ago, you could count the number of successful, stylish humanitarian fashion labels on one hand. Now there are dozens, and the concept of placing a human rights campaign at the center of a brand message has gone mainstream.
Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Booz Allen is 'Best in Show' at Thoth Awards
By Greg Hazley

thothBooz Allen Hamilton won Best of Show honors at PRSA/National Capital Chapter's annual Thoth Awards in Arlington.

Category: PR Awards
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Alaska EconDev Authority in PR Search
By Greg Hazley
alaskaAlaska's economic development engine has kicked off an RFP search for PR and communications to support of its efforts to spur industry and infrastructure projects in The Last Frontier.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Blog: Who Was That Guy in the White House?
By Kevin McCauley
obamaWho was that guy in the White House last night? Did you see him? He was a strong, decisive, on-point fellow with a clear action plan to carry the fight to ISIS into Syria and beyond.
Category: PR Commentary
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
New Mexico Health Exchange Seeks Outreach Help
By Greg Hazley
NM Health Insurance ExchangeNew Mexico's hybrid state-federal health insurance exchange has called for outreach and public education pitches to boost enrollment for Obamacare's second enrollment period starting in November.
Category: RFPs
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-11-2014
By Greg Hazley
PR Newsweek writer responds to every single pitch for a week(Newsweek) 
Tech Apple Watch, Apple Pay and communicators (T. Sabourin) 
China Media outlet blackmailed over 100 companies (Xinhua) 
Higher Ed Free speech at Berkeley - so long as it's 'civil' (WSJ) 
Sports NFL should ditch the pink crap and recognize domestic violence instead (Jezebel) 
Int'l Russia and the menace of unreality (Atlantic) 
RFP Marketing svcs., Bahamas (PDF) 
RFP PR and creative, San Antonio (link)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
How PR Can Revive, Relaunch a Familiar Brand
By Elizabeth Maxim
Elizabeth MaximDepending on the company’s objective, a PR team may need to drive traffic and support conversions online, leverage media placements to support retail distribution, and drive consumers to brick-and-mortar locations.
Category: Beauty & Fashion PR
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Clueless PR Quote of the Day
By Greg Hazley
biscottiBaltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti on why he didn't face the press Monday amid the Ray Rice firestorm...
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Goodman Elects Kennedy to Boston Post
By Kevin McCauley

john kennedyNew York's Goodman Media International is putting John Michael Kennedy back in Boston as head of its new outpost.

Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Edelman Deposits Citi Vet in NW
By Kevin McCauley
gina avilaGina Avila, who was senior VP-Internet and mobile marketing at Citicorp, has taken a top digital post with Edelman in the Pacific Northwest.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Paula Payton Leaves NYU CC/PR Program
By Jack O'Dwyer

payton dilorenzoPaula Payton, who succeeded John Doorley as head of the NYU graduate corporate communications & PR sequence in February, will join SmartSports, sports technology firm, in October.

Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
ISIS Lab Corp is Latest to Change Name
By Greg Hazley
isislabSocial game developer ISIS Lab Corp. said today that it will change the name that it shares with the Mideast terror group known to some as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Ex-Grayling Chief to WaggEd
By Greg Hazley
michael murphyMichael Murphy, who served as CEO and stepped down as chairman of Grayling last year, has landed at Waggener Edstrom as senior global advisor.
Category: International
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Varnon Leads Comms for Catholic Charities USA
By Greg Hazley
maureen varnonMaureen Varnon, a senior agency pro for Spectrum and Porter Novelli, has taken the reins of marketing and communications for Catholic Charities USA, the multibillion-dollar Virginia-based network that is one of the country's largest charities.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Glover Park Turns on TV One
By Kevin McCauley
tv oneGlover Park Group is handling TV One, a top cable TV network aimed at African-Americans on a range of federal matters.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
PR Links of the Day - 9-10-2014
By Greg Hazley
Crisis Ohio suburb may hire PR firm after police shooting (AP) 
Clients How we're responsible for the procurement trap - and how we can escape it (P. Sheahan) 
PR services Tough legal road for third-party providers (J. Cannon)
Net Neutrality Faux go-slow (The Economist) 
Narrative How to tell a good story: Somebody, wanted, but, so(D. Hopkins) 
Crisis Inside NFL's lobbyist draft drama (Politico) 
Crisis Pledging to shield the NFL's brand at all costs (NYT) 
PR 101 Now what? How to stay top-of-mind post-launch (A. Grinavich) 
Content Every content marketer needs an editor (HBR) 
Measurement Breaking down the Barcelona Principles (Cision) 
Fashion Why Bill Cunningham is the most interesting person at Fashion Week (HuffPost)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
New Engagement Tips for the New Luxury Consumer
By Lauren Banyar Reich
Lauren Banyar ReichWhether you’re marketing fashion, skincare, cosmetics or health and fitness products, luxury brands must listen to their customers to discover what motivates them.
Category: Lifestyle PR
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