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The Worst PR Team Ever Assembled

Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelLet's sort out the White House's PR mess. In order of “PR terribleness,” these are the five worst Trump communications non-professionals. (1 reader comment)

Is Cry for PR Diversity Different This Time?

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldThe latest groundswell for diversity in the U.S. marketing sector seems more genuine and ambitious than previous industry inclusivity efforts. (4 reader comments)

Trump Is Good for U.S. and Business including PR

Mon, Dec. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

TrumpEconomic stats, including lowest unemployment since 2000, rising incomes, and a stock market that is setting records, offset negatives of the Trump Administration. (3 reader comments)

CooperKatz Says 'PR' Best Describes the Industry

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Anne GreenCooperKatz is committed to the term “PR” as the best descriptor of what its practitioners do, saying that the meaning of the term is evolving. (3 reader comments)

Byoir, PR Media, PR Groups, Destroyed by Ad Culture

Mon, Aug. 7, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Carl Byoir & AssociatesCarl Byoir & Assocs., third largest PR firm that vanished in the maw of WPP, was not the only casualty of a new ad industry-dominated culture. Nine PR media and 16 New York PR groups bit the dust. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move at Rasky Partners, Astellas and Sheridan PR

Thu, Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Michael MorrisMichael Morris gets legal and cybersecurity duties at Rasky Partners; Moyra Knight, Karl Uhlendorf and Andrew Lewis move up at pharmaceutical house Astellas; and Laura Braam shifts to Sheridan PR of Franklin, TN.

Styles of PR Founders Lee & Bernays Are Contrasted

Fri, Mar. 31, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ivy LeePR founder Ivy Lee came out of journalism and believed PR should “shine the light” while founder Edward Bernays believed in using social psychology to influence public opinion for private purposes.

PR Exec Among ‘Most Overrated Jobs’

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

CareerCast Public relations executive and advertising account manager were named in a CareerCast report as some of the most "overrated jobs" in 2016.

Titans PR Chief Exits

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016

By Editorial Staff

jimmy stantonTennessee Titans VP of communications Jimmy Stanton has resigned after the NFL's first week of games and following his second tenure with the team.

Auritt, Ross Tout Noah's Ark

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

arkAuritt Communications Group and A. Larry Ross Communications are promoting the newly opened Noah's Ark replica theme park, drawing national media attention from its Williamstown, Ky., locale.

GYMR Disbands After 18 Years

Thu, Jun. 2, 2016

By Editorial Staff

GYMRGYMR PR, the respected independent, Washington, D.C.-based PR firm focused on healthcare, has disbanded after an 18-year run.

Agency CEO Hass to Teach at ASU

Thu, Apr. 28, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Mark HassMark Hass, a former CEO for Edelman and MSLGroup, has been appointed a professor of Arizona State University's business and journalism schools.

Wi-Fi Now Confab Bars Press; FCC Commissioner Told

Thu, Apr. 14, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jessica RosenworcelThe Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference April 19-21 in Tysons Corner, Va., after giving O’Dwyer’s press credentials, has withdrawn them after being told O’Dwyer’s would raise health issues related to Wi-Fi, cellphones and other radiation sources. (3 reader comments)

Happy New Year, 2016!

Thu, Dec. 31, 2015

By Editorial Staff

Times SquareThe O'Dwyer's staff wishes you a happy and prosperous 2016. Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from O'Dwyer's

Thu, Dec. 24, 2015

By Editorial Staff

Gingerbread cookies in window at Lord & TaylorA chorus of gingerbread cookies on parade in the window of Lord and Taylor on 5th Ave. in NYC.

Census Bureau Begins PR Search Process for 2020

Fri, Dec. 11, 2015

By Greg Hazley

censusThe Census Bureau has scheduled a preliminary event on the extensive agency search process to handle its lucrative advertising and PR contracts for the upcoming 2020 count.

MSL's Wilson to Lead PR Council

Thu, Dec. 3, 2015

By Greg Hazley

renee wilsonRenee Wilson, chief client officer at MSLGroup and former North America president of the Publicis firm, has been tapped to lead the PR Council as president.