Archive: May 1996

EDUCATORS TAP PRESIDENT

May 20th, 1996 by

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) elected Stephen Lacy as its 1996-97 president- elect. Lacy is a full professor at the school of journalism at Michigan State University, East Lansing. His… Continued

UPCOMING EVENT:

May 13th, 1996 by

May 15: Public Affairs Council, “Coalitions & Partnerships: Strategies for Developing Relationships with Advocacy Groups,” Washington, D.C., 202/872-1790. May 15: Public Relations Society of American, “PR Tactics,” Los Angeles, 212/460-1404. May 15-16: Institute for Crisis… Continued

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON STATES

May 13th, 1996 by

Decreasing federal budgets and a push for deregulation are leading to expanding influence of state legislatures. This, in turn, is leading to increased focus on state government relations activities by corporations. Given the increasing importance… Continued

ASSOCIATIONS RECEIVE AWARDS FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PROGRAMS

May 13th, 1996 by

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, D.C., recently handed out 13 awards of excellence for association government relations programs. The winners, by category, are: — Overall program management/federal level legislative–National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria,… Continued

AGENCY REALIGNMETS

May 13th, 1996 by

Firm Enters Interactive Fray Hadeler Sullivan Ewing (HSE), Dallas, Texas, formed an interactive division–One Zero Interactive. Jesse Collard of Dallas ad agency the Richards Group’s Click Here Division joins Hadeler as director of the new… Continued

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

May 13th, 1996 by

Omnicom Group Inc., the parent company of PR firm Porter/Novelli, purchased a 20-percent stake in high-tech PR firm A Plus Group, London. A Plus will oversee Omnicom’s high-tech PR practice in Europe, working closely with… Continued

AGENCY MISCELLANY

May 13th, 1996 by

Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, Texas, is marking its fiftieth anniversary. Founded in 1946 as a PR firm, the company since has added advertising and marketing services. (Witherspoon, 817/335- 1373)

NEW ADDRESSES/PHONES

May 13th, 1996 by

Ad/PR agency Ira Thomas Associates Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, has a new phone number: 330/793-3000.

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

May 13th, 1996 by

Cynthia Hudson joined Burson-Marsteller, Washington, D.C., as managing director in the firm’s public affairs group. She was a principal at the Sawyer Miller/Robinson Lerer Montgomery Group, Washington. Wendy Nichols was promoted to manager of consumer… Continued

UNDERSTAND CRISIS DYNAMICS, PUT PLANS IN PLACE

May 13th, 1996 by

Limiting the damage for a crisis–or better yet preventing one, is the thrust of a new book by training executive and former police officer Steve Albrecht. In “Corporate Self-Defense: How to Protect your Organization in… Continued