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Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Varner Wins CPRF Video Contest; Firms Drop 'PR'
By Jack ODwyer
 
senayAshley 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.
Category: Public Relations
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Kraft, Unilever Alum to 'Social Change' Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
perryCorporate affairs vet of Kraft and Unilever is named principal and chief marketing officer for Mission Measurement, which helps corporate and public sector clients tackle social problems.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
San Fran Awards Transit PR Pact
By Greg Hazley
 

san franSan Francisco's Municipal Transit Agency has awarded a $1.5M communications and PR pact to support its Transit Effectiveness Project, a quality push to improve service to its 700K daily riders.

Category: Public Relations
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
WSJ Has Flawed Coverage of Tylenol Murders
By Jack ODwyer
 
kesslingBen 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.
Category: Media News
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Weak PR, PA Underperforms WPP's Strong Q3 Gains
By Greg Hazley
 
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.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Cision Endures 'Difficult' Q3
By Greg Hazley
 
PR software provider Cision reported third quarter revenue fell 12% to around $31.8M as net loss surged to $49.6M on a large write-down of goodwill in North America.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Sitrick Makes Blackberry Play
By Kevin McCauley
 
blackberrySitrick and Company is handling PR for the co-founders of Blackberry, who may bid for the troubled and restructuring smartphone company.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Press Group Raps Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Inter American Press Assn. criticized the Obama Administration for clamping down on freedom of the press through its policy of surveillance and spying of journalists.
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Glover Park Hits PR Jackpot with Egypt
By Kevin McCauley
 
egyptGlover Park Group's public diplomacy, PR and government relations work for Egypt is worth $250K a-month, making it one of the most lucrative contracts ever filed with the Dept. of Justice.
Category: International
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Media: Gannett Net Plunges; Post Names 'On Faith' Editor; Pogue Decamps for Yahoo
By Greg Hazley
 
pogueGannett 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...
Category: Media News
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
UK Betting Site Books NJ PR
By Greg Hazley
 
lets playBetfair, the London based global online betting giant, is banking on Garden State PR support as the state sanctions online gambling starting this fall.
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
PR Links of the Day - 10-22-2013
By Greg Hazley
 
Links to PR and media stories from around the web today...
Category: Public Relations
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Barkley Succeeds Ketchum on VF
By Kevin McCauley
 
vanity fairBarkley, the Kansas City-based independent ad/PR firm, has picked up the Vanity Fair lingerie account.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
UT Gets $50M Grant for Communs. College
By Kevin McCauley
 
utThe 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.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Ex-PRSA Chair Fiske to Wells Fargo
By Greg Hazley
 
fiskeRosanna Fiske, executive VP at Republica and former chair of PRSA, has moved to Wells Fargo in a VP role covering its Florida region.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
IPG's Spengler to Clear Channel
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tim Spengler, a top media executive at Interpublic Group, has moved to Clear Channel in the new position of president-content marketing and revenue strategy.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Ranked PR Firms Get Key Marketing Tool
By Jack ODwyer
 
O'Dwyer's Ranked PR FirmPR firms that are thinking of joining O’Dwyer's PR firm rankings should consider the following benefits.
Category: PR Firms
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Ogilvy Laces on Nike
By Kevin McCauley
 
nikeOgilvy has picked up Nike for Washington issues regarding trade, tax, healthcare, sports and privacy issues.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Comms Director for Exiting Congressman to Rep 'Insourcers'
By Greg Hazley
 
Jonathan Sanford, communications director for Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), who made a surprise announcement this week that the won't run for re-election, has taken the top PR post at the Organization for International Investment in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
LA Mayor Joins Edelman
By Greg Hazley
 
villaraigosaTwo-term Democratic mayor of Los Angeles is taking on a senior advisor role with Edelman focused on PR and public affairs assignments.
Category: Public Affairs
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