Ashley Varner, a senior at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va., has won the "Take Flight with PR" video contest hosted by the Council of PR Firms. Dave Senay, chairman of CPRF and president and CEO of FleishmanHillard, notes many member firms are dropping the term "PR" in their titles.
Ben Kesling, reporter based in Chicago for the Wall Street Journal, reported Oct. 11 that the FBI has given the lead role in the 1982 Tylenol murders investigation to the Police Dept. in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago.
WPP reported third quarter revenue grew 5% on a like-for-like basis to £2.68B ($4.3B), although PR and public affairs continued to lag other operations and fell 0.9% to £229M ($371M) in a "weak quarter" for the segment.
Gannett Company net income plunged 40.1% to $79.7M, mostly due to weaker ad sales; Religion journalist Patton Dodd named EIC of Wash Post's 'On Faith'; NY Times tech scribe David Pogue is decamping for Yahoo...
The University of Texas at Austin has received a $50M grant from the Moody Foundation to establish the Moody College of Communications, which is the largest endowment received by any U.S. public college for the study of communications.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.