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Does Your Family Know What You Do All Day? #PR
August 28th, 2015 by Jeannine Wheeler
A new survey finds that if you’re working in PR, few families know what it is that you actually do all day. In fact, 72% of PR agency pros report that their parents do not understand what PR is and 41% say their spouses are ignorant of their profession as well. “Anyone who works in PR wouldn’t be the least surprised..."

Napping in Napa: When Will They Ever Learn?
August 27th, 2015 by Doug Bedell
Well, it looks as though the Napa Valley Wine Train has joined the esteemed list of learners about the importance of crisis management and communication. Except, apparently, that the wine train didn’t have a real crisis, only a fancied one. Yet it had the 11 ladies of the Sistahs of the Reading Edge book club, one of them "85 with mobility challenges,” met by police and ushered off the train because they'd been talking too loud.
Be Careful Who Cheers You (If You Can)
August 26th, 2015 by Doug Bedell
Let’s hope the founders of Idea Grove, a classy-looking Dallas PR and marketing firm, aren’t entirely happy with the gushy review Jason Tannahill has given them on Everything PR. The reason? Throughout, Tannahill refers to the firm as “Ideagroove,” and nobody caught the typo...
#PR: 5 Myths About PR We Can Do Without
August 26th, 2015 by Gerard E. Mayers
Diane Schwartz, Senior VP & Group Publisher of the Media/PR Group at PR News, recently blogged a most insightful piece on some PR myths that continue to persist. I found them extremely interesting in this digital age, that mainstream media still does not have the right idea of what PR is and what it does. (Click here for the entire blog.) Regarding PR and mainstream media, Ms Schwartz noted: Why is it still newsworthy when PR is called to the rescue or joins a strategic team?
Shakespeare, Nay Apartments, Produces a Battleground
August 25th, 2015 by Doug Bedell
You’d think this development project would be a no-brainer. But, instead, it may be sending its adherents in Washington’s Southwest district deep into the works of Shakespeare to find any comments he may have made about community development in Elizabethan times.
Three Things Flacks Should Take Away From Chris Sacca
August 25th, 2015 by Mike Bush
PR people in the tech world know the name Chris Sacca. For those outside tech, here’s what you need to know: He’s a former Googler, and his investments are a who’s who of tech companies. The guy has the Midas touch. In June, he wrote a very, VERY long blog post about what Twitter can be. If you’re in PR…the entire thing is worth reading. However, knowing how many of us subscribe to the TL;DR school of article reading...
A Crime Noir PR Practice for Our Tarnished Times
August 24th, 2015 by Doug Bedell
Now, sadly, here’s a PR firm for our times – Frederick & Associates, a Los Angeles-area practice that, according to ChristianNewsWire, is a “faith-based crisis management firm (that) helps churches prepare for active shooters. Frederick & Associates,” the release continues, “has been actively aiding faith-based businesses and churches alike, with their tailored FEMA-rated crisis communication and emergency operation plans..."
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