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Holiday season, fondly referred to as “the season of giving,” is a precious opportunity for charities to spotlight their causes and generate funds. One of the most understated challenges that non-profits must overcome is competing for support from potential donors. Naturally, not all organizations or causes receive equal attention, but the ?ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? phenomenon […]
HAMILTON, Bermuda, 21 de novembro de 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O vice primeiro-ministro e ministro das Finanças do Governo da Bermuda, Exmo. E.T. (Bob) Richards J.P., M.P., anunciou hoje que a Bermuda se reservará a qualquer compromisso de defender um modelo do Reino Unido de...
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Capital investment in the retail real estate sector totaled $6.9 billion in 2013, according to a report released by the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) titled "The Contribution of the Retail Real Estate Sector to the Canadian Economy". Some...
HAMILTON, Bermuda, 21 de noviembre de 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El primer ministro adjunto y ministro de finanzas del gobierno de Bermuda, el Honorable E.T. (Bob) Richards J.P., M.P., anunció hoy que Bermuda se reservará el compromiso de observar un modelo británico de...
CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines customers using Android devices can now use the latest version of the United app to access the airline's complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, released the following statement at...
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Herring has announced DealerSocket as a Red Herring 100 Global Award Winner. DealerSocket is known for their innovative product suite that they supply for automotive dealerships throughout North America. "We want to thank Red Herring for hon
BELLPORT, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To open the holiday season, two-time Guinness World Record Holders Fireworks by Grucci have been handpicked to deliver a custom holiday festival of lights and colors at the unveiling of Saks Fifth Avenue's "Enchanted Window" display. The Novemb
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 150 city workers gathered Thursday morning in front of City Hall to join Mayor John Lee in a show of support for Teamsters Local 14, recognizing the hard work and leadership the union played in averting the City of North Las Vegas
Following in the footsteps of several airlines, a few hotel chains have started to penalize last-minute changes to reservations. Is this a smart PR move?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queens Land, Australia (November 21, 2014) – SAP plays an important role in the corporate sector of present era. This is why; mySAPgurus.com has come up with a range of SAP Online Training and SAP Remote Consulting services to comply with various business and management needs of the corporate houses. mySAPgurus.com is [...]
In the latest edition of our series featuring Clarity Media Group founder Bill McGowan, Bill addresses three problems that prominent personalities couldn’t wish away this week: Uber’s attempt to brush its media relations failure under the digital carpet Scientist Dr. Matt Taylor’s decision to wear a highly questionable shirt on the air Don Lemon’s very, very poor choice of questions for one of Bill Cosby’s accusers Journalists? Joy Ride Emil Michael of Uber is clearly not a Mark Twain fan. If he were, he would know that famous Twain quote strongly advising against making enemies of journalists: ?Don?t pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.? (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Veteran corporate communications and IR exec Julie Cunningham has moved to $3B, publicly traded diagnostic device maker Alere as VP of IR. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
670,500 adults in Washington state have diabetes; that is nearly 10 percent of the population. This number is predicted to grow to nearly one million by 2025. When learning these staggering statistics, I was shocked. Of course, I was aware of diabetes and I have personally seen the hardships it creates because my cousin was [...]Seattle Rallies to Support Diabetes Community is a post from: Communiqué PR Blog
The saga of a media-battered aide reveals a blind spot for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio that threatens to plague his mayoralty; namely, his lack of understanding or respect for the value of PR. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
This week's Gin and Topics is a Thanksgiving edition, with hamsters eating a turkey dinner, the Holderness family with "All About That Baste," and more The post Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related StoriesGin and Topics: Guys Recreate Kardashian’s Rear-End PhotosGin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and SwiftamineGin and Topics: A Halloween Episode
You all saw Uber CEO Travis Kalinick‘s version of an “apology” earlier this week. We gave the company’s official response to its SVP of business’s “we will DESTROY you and your family” threat to Pando’s Sarah Lacy a D+ for minimal effort, and Lacy herself agreed, telling CNN that the company needs “accountability.” We take that to mean actions rather than empty words, but today a Bloomberg report covered by Mashable strongly indicated that the guilty party, Emil Michael, won’t be going anywhere. Today our friends at Fast Company gave us their hot take on the story, and it’s quite amusing. Take it away, Jason Feifer: Have to agree with him here: an apology made via a series of tweets reads, “do I REALLY have to do this?” We have no idea what additional steps the company will take since Kalanick has been silent over the past couple of days. In the meantime, we’ll make a point of NOT waiting for more expert commentary from one Ashton Kutcher. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best j...
A tough week for the ride-sharing company has raised doubts about its ability to convince regulators that it is serious about issues such as privacy and passenger safety.
Late last month, we hosted an insightful media panel that saw the conversation range from the relationship between journalists and PR pros to native advertising and beyond. We also took the opportunity to speak individually with a few of our panelists to go more in-depth on the issues and trends they care about most. In the video below 7×7′s culture […]
Welcome to the Friday Wrap, my weekly summary of stuff I have found in the last seven days that didn’t grab the big headlines but is still important, interesting, and/or worthwhile for communicators and marketers. I collect these on my link blog, which you?re welcome to follow. News Your private webcam isn’t so private—Leveraging a vulnerability in private webcams—the fact that a lot of people don’t reset the default password—a Russian website is streaming the video from thousands of such cameras from around the world. A lot of the cameras affected are functioning inside homes and businesses. While security is the main reason many of these cameras were installed, they also are capturing more intimate moments. The website says it is trying to draw attention to the problem. Money Magazine perused the site and found videos like one of a baby sleeping in a cot in New Jersey. From the U.S. alone, the site has included the live streams from some 4,600 cameras. The clear message: Change ...
Huntsworth has named Derek Mapp as chairman and non-executive director, effective Dec. 1, to take the spot vacated by Lord Myners after a six-month run. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The social media platform is proving itself to be nearly invaluable to marketers. It's growing fast and leads to more sales conversions than any other social network.
While many Americans now enjoy the sights, sounds and PR crises of the 21st century, the entire board of directors and ownership of the NFL team in Washington refuses to remove their collective nose from another, older time. ICYMI: The “Washington Redskins” have a few PR hurdles to overcome if they want to stick with a name dripping in history (the racist kind). The latest nail in the coffin would be an enlightening survey that finds: “four in five Americans would be uncomfortable calling a Native American a ‘r*dskin.’” Daniel Snyder (or even Mr. “No Means No“): please pick up the white courtesy phone. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
The "I Can Be" series of Barbie dolls and books, which is designed to focus on female empowerment, is the latest Barbie product to spark outrage. | MORE »The post Computer Engineer Barbie Needs Men to Fix Her Computer Problems appeared first on PR News.
APCO's international president will succeed Margery Kraus as CEO of the No. 2 independent firm on Jan. 5. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The Daily Dot is among the growing mass of media companies catering to the Internet generation, the demographic that prefers their news served digitally with their choice of side orders such as apps, APIs, memes and podcasts.The site still pays homage to traditional media – its tagline, after all, is ?All the news that?s fit […]
Coupon websites are shooting up throughout, all around the web, and a lot of everyone is doing your best with them. And so do have many folks become coupon crazy? Well the idea of coupon is sought out higher than a million times each month in main engines like google. And lies is really a [...]
November 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Cheap Transcription Services, a professional transcription company with the most affordable pricing, announced that it has purchased and installed new transcription software. This new audio transcription software will allow the company to provide more accurate transcription services faster, offering its customers a better experience. “Our company takes [...]
Yesterday we learned of a couple of big changes in the Silicon Valley tech journalism game: the head of Valleywag is headed to The Verge and her replacement will be the writer/marketer formerly known as “Fake Steve Jobs.” Nitasha Tiku, a seasoned reporter who has written for many pubs including New York magazine and BetaBeat (where she had the good humor to share her staff’s reactions to our post on “the world’s first Vine press release“), will be senior West Coast writer at the Vox property. Business Insider broke that news Thursday morning, and Re/code followed with a report that Dan Lyons, currently marketing fellow at HubSpot, will be her replacement. In case you hoped that this move will mean a kinder, gentler Valleywag, think again: here’s what Lyons told us about 9to5Mac’s Apple PR reveal back in September: “I have no problem with Apple being as manipulative as it possibly can. That is what PR is supposed to do, and Apple is very good at PR. The real culprits are the reporter...
UNICEF's goal: demystifying Ebola to audiences around the world.
CEO and founder Margery Kraus will become executive chairman on January 5, and Evan Kraus will take on the role of president and MD of operations. Neal Cohen will be vice chairman of the board and president of global client strategy.
I’m writing to you today from lovely New Ulm, Minn., where I spoke to a group of 40-or-so marketers andRead More
Superior used cars are as well lesser to insure. Usually you be able to act away with the complete and insurance that is required intended for newer models. Everything you require is third party accountability as for insurance which fetch fewer than half your premium. Sustaining used cars will be completed more frequently than meant [...]
PR Week: T-Mobile Adds Porter Novelli, SHIFT Communications to Its Roster Mashable: Uber’s Emil Michael Isn’t Going Anywhere Adweek: Facebook Lets High-Rolling Brands See What Users Really Think The New York Times: Boehner Says Obama’s Immigration Action “Damages the Presidency” Reuters: Airlines Eye Tech Partners to Tap Customer Data New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have recruited Royal Bank of Scotland PR exec Jason Knauf as communications secretary. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The dystopian series provides ample social commentary. In addition, PR pros can learn a lot about crisis communications from the 'girl on fire.'
For some of us being greeted by name when returning to a website can catch you off guard and you can feel spied on ? and for others it?s a warm welcome. Whichever one you agree with, you will at some point experience brands online who do personalisation well by adding value and those who jump in un-expectantly and creep you out. An example of personalisation perhaps going a step too far occurred with a US company called ?Target? a few years ago. Their personalisation efforts were intelligent and proactive ? but results slightly backfired unexpectedly. After data analysis of a website visitor they started sending baby magazines and coupons through the post, and here is what happened next when a distraught father intervened when his daughter received this targeted collateral. ?My daughter got this in the mail!? he said. ?She?s still in high school, and you?re sending her coupons for baby clothes and cribs? Are you trying to encourage her to get pregnant?? The manager didn’t have any i...
What causes people to leave brands behind? Research conducted by Tenet Partners found that customers must feel like the brand cares.
Edward Bernays, widely regarded as the father of PR, still has a lot to teach about the field.
Madison, WI 21th November, 2014 – one of the leading English training experts Online English Courses has confirmed new plans to launch special discount offers for all its services. According to a statement released by the provider the price offs are designed to make english training courses cheap and affordable and in fact, insiders within [...]
Like a good cocktail, this mix of news ? hand-crafted by Team Geben ? will enlighten, inspire and educate. Cheers and happy reading! The Four Elements of the Most Persuasive Copy What?s the Best Way to Spend 30 Minutes of Your Time on Social Media Marketing? Kickstart Your Career by Finding — and Funding — […] The post Snapchat for Brands 101 + Other Links You Might Have Missed (The Weekly Cocktail) appeared first on prTini.
I’m *really* livid. They say one shouldn’t drive when you’re livid, particularly when you are *really* livid. I did try, however, because I was to join a panel discussion Afaqs was conducting in Bangalore. And it ended badly. Thanks to Taxi4Sure. The panel was slated to start at 6:30pm. I have been seeing so many recent reports about cab services... Read more →
A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort Thought for the Week “So when one thought goes into your mind, it?s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you?re thinking about something happy, you?re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also...The post The Blagger’s Blog 21st November 2014 appeared first on Smoking Gun.
Two studies have shown that TV satire shows are better in informing the public than the news media. Certainly, the John Oliver take-down of the Miss America pageant is a brilliant piece of reportage deserving a news award. What does this say to PR practitioners? Not much unfortunately. The satire shows are designed to plunge a knife into the heart of a problem and to twist it viciously for laughs. It is laugher that educates and is a reminder to the viewer of the event or personage. There aren't many occasions in which PR would deliberately set out to mock one's client or product. On the other hand, it would be dangerous to be completely dismissive of TV satire. There might be creative ways to provoke laughter and still get positive message placement. It would depend on the issue, the bent of the show and the mind of the comedian who presents it.
King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.
I recently heard from an old friend (a former CMO) who is now a lecturer at a university up in British Columbia. She dropped me a line to let me know she was happy to see I was blogging again, because she thinks my posts are relevant for her students. I believe they had to take a quiz about one of my recent posts. Nothing makes me want to write more than hearing somebody learned something from one of my posts. For that, I thank all of you. Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve heard from a dozen or so other professors who have done the same thing – encouraged their students to read Journalistics. That’s nothing short of awesome in my book. Since my friend reminded me of this all-too-important audience segment, I figured it only fitting to write a post just for you (the college student reading this post right now). Here’s a list of the things I wish somebody had told me when I was studying in college (or not studying if you want to know the truth). The list also includes ...
My grandfather's lessons in silence, many years after he passed away, are especially useful in combating social media noise. Continue reading → Author information Shonali Burke President & Grand Poobah at Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool?. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen? TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather
The Sainsbury's ad referencing the football match played by British and German soldiers on No Man's Land on Christmas day in 1914 has topped the Campaign Viral Chart this week.