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Starbucks, which has long touted its progressive values and its 'social impact' agenda, faces fierce criticism and calls for a boycott after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company's chief executive called a "reprehensible" incident.
Mark Coyle made a bold coaching hire Thursday, one that brings some risk but would be hard to top in generating excitement and feel-good nostalgia. Bringing Lindsay Whalen back home to coach the Gophers women's basketball team qualifies as a home run. Athletic director Coyle just engineered a ...

By Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporter. Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson has created two new positions in his office to provide extra help with public relations and public records requests. They mark the fourth and fifth positions Johnson has created ...
A Louisville public relations firm has acquired another Louisville company that's in the brand communication business. Pro Communications acquired The Pepper Group, allowing it to become a full-service marketing communications firm, according to a news release. Terms were not disclosed.
The news was a public-relations disaster for United. A survey taken soon after found that people who were aware of the imbroglio were far likelier to choose a rival airline, and about half of them would prefer to fly with American Airlines even if that meant paying more or enduring an extra layover. United ...
As a director of public relations she is responsible for driving public relations strategies and activities that advance StubHub's business and reputation in its largest region. She owns day-to-day external communications strategy and execution and leads North America consumer communications, crisis ...

Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves public relations efforts are being recognized on a global stage, as the team was recently named a ... “It is a great honor to be named as a finalist for such a prestigious award within the public relations community,” said Brad Ruiter, Timberwolves Vice ...
As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress over Facebook's privacy fiasco, public-relations experts who have prepped CEOs before have plenty of advice on handling the hot seat. Among them: Appear sympathetic and be ready for a beating. Take responsibility. Don't feign ignorance.
The Wilmington City Council entered into an agreement with Newark-based Leon Tucker Public Relations to assist in its marketing and communications efforts. Advertisement. “When we lost our previous director of communications, we were faced with both a challenge and an opportunity,” said Council ...
Brian Butler, Vistra Communications' president and CEO, holds the scissors for the 2017 ribbon cutting at the company's new location in Lutz as his family and employees look on. The company has 70 employees. Vistra Communications, a Black-owned public relations and marketing agency in ...
Political commentator Martin Henry says Prime Minister Andrew Holness has staged a major public-relations exercise facilitated by the media hype surrounding the Cabinet reshuffle. "The public expectation to which the prime minister has played that he is revamping, refreshing and renewing government is ...
LISBON -- Nicole Bateman Randall, a 2010 graduate of Lisbon Central School, has recently become director of public relations and marketing for People To People International. The organization, a humanitarian non-profit organization started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, has hundreds of ...
DENVER—As the American media and marketing landscape continues to evolve, Grasslands—a full-service communications agency—has bolstered its public relations division, bringing on 20-year agency veteran Shawna Seldon McGregor. She will lead the public relations department as Managing Partner and is based ...
MISSION, Texas - The Mission Consolidated Independent School District Public Relations Department has received several 2017 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Star Awards for excellence in school communications. The awards were announced at the TSPRA Star Awards Celebration ...
As the American media and marketing landscape continues to evolve, Grasslands—a leading full-service communications agency—has bolstered its public relations division, bringing on 20-year agency veteran Shawna Seldon McGregor. She will lead the public relations department as Managing Partner ...
Two Area Congressmen Spent The Most On Public Relations Items. Smith, MacArthur spent taxpayer funds to pay for mailers, robocalls and other items, report says. By Patricia A. Miller, Patch Staff | Mar 25, 2018 1:45 pm ET ...
based public relations firm for nonprofits, called The Social Exchange, in January. The group – which fundraises, hosts events and boosts awareness for nonprofits nationwide – will host their first charity concert in Memphis this April, bringing together 10 local artists. “I've always been the type of person who ...

... the lessons it should have learned from Penn State's response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and the steps MSU can take to turn the process around. He also spoke about the nature of crisis management in the digital age and why public relations spin is no longer a viable tool in responding to crisis.
Chris Preuss, a veteran automotive communications professional, has been hired to return to his role coordinating Ford's public relations agency network with press affairs. "I was eager to return to where my heart has always been," Preuss, 52, said Thursday. He is the son of Paul Preuss, a former Detroit ...
Estate planners, CPAs and financial planners in solo and small-to-medium size firms grapple with how to advertise or otherwise get the word out to the general public. Do you hire an advertising and public relations firm? If so, how do you select one? What amount should you budget, and how do you ...
Tim and Mirja Riester, principals of the Phoenix-based firm, have pledged their multi-year gift to establish an endowed scholarship for students as well as support the school's Public Relations Lab, a full-service strategic communications agency in which students develop campaigns and strategies for clients ...
... Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan was quoted in the newspaper. That same supervisor also thought more than a year ago a 14.7 percent increase in her pay was a “worthwhile expenditure.” It's no wonder residents are upset. Public relations does not smooth poor choices that affect residents' pocketbooks ...
And a BuzzFeed News investigation has linked the authors of at least some of the wave of contact lens op-eds to a stealth corporate propaganda campaign that saw a Washington, DC, public relations firm place articles for its clients — often without the knowledge of the editors who published advocacy for ...
H&M's Legal And Public Relations Dumpster Fire. Let's see if H&M 'acts differently' the next time it is caught exploiting an artist's work without consent. By Scott Alan Burroughs. Mar 21, 2018 at 4:03 PM. 5Shares. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images). One would be hard-pressed to recall a company having a worse quarter ...
LOS ANGELES & BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Emblem Public Relations, a boutique agency representing beverage brands, bars, and restaurants, announces today it has signed on as the agency of record for Brooklyn's Q Drinks, which since 2007 has built a reputation as the standard bearer for American-made, ...
It was also a big public-relations problem. That problem was made worse, in the eyes of many, by the repeated attempts of Lou Anna K. Simon's administration to deflect responsibility instead of empathizing with Nassar's victims. Now, as the university's interim president faces widespread criticism for his ...
PRNews, an organization that focuses on honing and growing public relations and marketing professionals' skills in social media, recently honored two Drake Public Relations students with awards for their work making an impact in the communications field. Maddy Gildersleeve and Sarah Mondello were ...
Roberts has been fighting stage-four Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma since he was diagnosed in November of last year. Now, a group of public relations students are joining Roberts' fight, transforming a class project into an effort to unite the Tuscaloosa community behind his cause. As a part of their public ...
PRNews, an organization that focuses on honing and growing public relations and marketing professionals' skills in social media, recently honored two Drake Public Relations students with awards for their work making an impact in the communications field. Maddy Gildersleeve and Sarah Mondello were ...
Stung by accusations of spreading “fake news”, the Vatican has released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it. The Vatican Secretariat for ...
Five BYU public relations students ran a month-long campaign titled “Every Kid Counts” to raise awareness about childhood cancer. BYU students Elsie Powley, Lauren Thomas, Katie Gantt, Kevin Twitchell and Madison Taylor worked together to develop the campaign. “Developing the actual big idea that ...
Just over a year later, a string of public relations disasters occurred, starting with Dao's dragging last April. Munoz apologized repeatedly after botching an initial mea culpa and was forced to explain overbooking and other airline policies before several, angry lawmakers. United launched more robust ...
The Arizona Student Public Relations Society (ASPRS), which was established in spring 2017 at the University of Arizona, provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and skills in the public relations field. UA accommodates a wide variety of clubs and organizations, which provide ...
In his new position, Vo is responsible for overseeing the resort's global communications strategy, which includes public relations, advertising, digital marketing and community relations. He brings more than 10 years of strategic communications experience in the areas of hospitality, luxury and travel and ...
By doing so, West Seneca joined the ranks of the Erie County Water Authority as a public entity hiring an outside public relations firm. Some municipalities have hired spokespersons, but few have hired an outside firm. The Water Authority, which hired Zeppelin Communications, run by Republican strategist ...
Public relations experts gave United's response mixed reviews. "It feels sterile, and loveless," Ed Zitron, founder of media relations company EZPR, said about he airline's statement. United failed to appropriately communicate its concern for animals and pets, Zitron said, and instead appears to only feel bad ...
The Air Force has decided it needs to be much more secretive since a Gazette story last month on the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs triggered a public relations “stand down.” In an email, the Pentagon confirmed the existence of a memo that bans most Air Force public relations ...
We are currently seeking a Public Relations Manager to join our growing marketing team. The role will be vital in generating awareness and understanding of Groundfloor among key external audiences, including traditional press, industry trade, real estate investors, and influencers. We are looking for an ...
Senior Chelsey Jordan has been selected to serve as an official delegate for the Public Relations Student Society of America's National Assembly in Miami, Florida, in March. Delegates will meet to vote on bylaws, make decisions about future plans for the society and elect new national committee chairs.
The Plaza 16 Coalition and other affordable housing advocates and community members alege that the event, dubbed “Made in the Bay” was little more than a blatant public relations campaign designed to build support for the Monster in the Mission, which is officially known as 1979 Mission. Organized by ...
The University of Central Missouri's public relations program will lead a study abroad trip to Brisbane, Australia, Dec. 9 through 21 for interested UCM students and alumni. The trip includes professional training opportunities with Australian public relations and marketing professionals at Queensland ...
Please do not equate “public relations” or “PR” with propaganda or publicity. Yes, it's done all the time, but incorrectly. Professional and ethical public relations is about building and maintaining relationships between organizations and their stakeholders, something that SDSU is not doing well these days ...
INDIANAPOLIS – Brent Rockwood, a native of Fishers, Ind., and Butler University graduate, has been named Senior Vice President for Corporate, Community and Public Relations for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, it was announced today. Rockwood, currently the director of Corporate Communications ...
The High Court judge who ruled on Tuesday that disgraced former leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should bear part of the costs for his bribery retrial also heaped criticism on “undesirable” public relations tactics used during the hearings. After Mr Justice Andrew Chan Hing-wai explained why Tsang should ...
The largest public relations firm in New Mexico won big at the 2018 Reed Conference & Awards on Feb. 27 in Charleston, South Carolina. Agenda, an Albuquerque-based international integrated public relations, communications and public affairs firm, took home two Reed awards in the categories of Best ...
... spent on consultations and surveys, and the generation of benchmarks and targets. Countless documents record strategic visions no poet would immortalise. The corridors echo with the banal hyperbole of public relations. Our cathedrals of learning worship metrics that do not measure anything of value.
Trump, touting the Republican tax cut law, is taking credit for new worker-friendly policies from some of America's largest corporations, including one-time bonus payments and paid leaves. Starbucks and Walmart, for example, recently announced they are adding paid leave benefits or expanding ...
That's how the outside world perceives public relations professionals. Outgoing White House Communications Hope Hicks did us no favors this week when she admitted in congressional testimony that she's told "white lies" on behalf of her boss, President Donald Trump. The next day she resigned. But PR ...
The chicken-franchise company KFC just had one of the worst weeks in its history. It ran out of chicken. No, seriously. KFC restaurants were forced to shut down in England because of supplier issues. The company had just switched suppliers and because of logistics issues, the supplier wasn't able to ...


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