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Institute for PR Damages Self in Link with PRSA

Wed, Jul. 26, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Institute for Public RelationsThe Institute for PR, which says there is “science” beneath the art of PR, is wallowing in the mud of PRSA and CenturyLink in co-publishing a revived “PR Journal."

CenturyLink Charges Compared to Wells Fargo Scandal

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

CenturyLinkCharges that CenturyLink engaged in fraudulent billing practices have been compared to similar charges against Wells Fargo that cost it $185 millions in fines and resulted in 5,000+ staffers being fired.

PRSA Should Remove Ethisphere "Partner" Claim

Thu, Feb. 16, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA NewsroomThe claim on the PRSA website that is a “partner” with Ethisphere and that the “first joint project” has been released, implying more such projects, should be corrected. Ethisphere is going to “talk” to PRSA about the tie but refuses further explanation.

"Education" is the Weak Link at PRSA

Mon, Feb. 13, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jeneen GarciaPRSA VP of Education Jeneen Garcia, with the Society 25 years, was among those at the initial event of Black PR History Month Feb. 9 at Edelman’s offices. Oddly, we had never met or talked to her.

PRSA Snubbing of Authors’ Claims Under Assault

Wed, Jan. 11, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's PR Services Report - O'Dwyer articles found in PRSA info packetsPR Society of American, which has avoided dealing with the authors whose works it copied and sold without their permission from 1978-94, now must listen to prominent members who have agreed to press the issue.

“Zombies” Marched at 2010 PRSA Conference

Thu, Dec. 15, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Cell book coverTwenty silent PRSA delegates, marching to cellphone commands, harassed this writer at the 2010 Assembly as we tried to interview a delegate. They were like the “zombies” created by cellphones in the 2016 movie “Cell,” based on the Stephen King novel.

Publicis Is 90; PRSA’s McClennan Hurts Image

Fri, Jan. 22, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Publicis 90th anniversaryPublicis, third largest ad/PR conglomerate, is pulling out all stops for its 90th birthday. A smudge on its image is the fact that Mark McClennan of its MSL unit chairs press-boycotting PR Society of America.