Archive: May 1996

PR NEWSWIRE UPDATES SYSTEM

May 13th, 1996 by

PR Newswire introduced “Company News on-Call Plus,” an upgraded version of its news release database, stored online for access by journalists. The product now leaves three information sections open for companies to store quarterly report… Continued

COMMUNICATIONS DICTIONARY COMING

May 13th, 1996 by

The latest edition of Richard Weiner’s dictionary on media and communications terms will be out next month. The 688-page “Webster’s New World Dictionary of Media and Communications” will be published by Macmillan, and offered at… Continued

CORPORATE GROUP PLANS WEB CLASS

May 13th, 1996 by

The Corporate section of the Public Relations Society of America has planned a full-day seminar on Web page design. The Aug. 2 session is titled “Creating a Business-to-Business Home Page.” The seminar will take place… Continued

HONORS:

May 13th, 1996 by

The Minnesota Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recently named three university public relations students as recipients of “Dr. Willard Thompson” scholarships based on their level of involvement in the Public Relations Student… Continued

NEW FIRMS

May 6th, 1996 by

First Data’s Tobin Starts Firm Gary Tobin, senior vice president of communications and government affairs at First Data Corp. launched a new counseling firm, TOBIN Inc. , in New York. The former American Express Co.… Continued

NEW VENTURES

May 6th, 1996 by

GPC Opens in Calgary GPC Communications , a Toronto-based PR and public affairs firm, has opened an office in Calgary, Alberta. Heading GPC Communications- Alberta will be Gordon Forstner, who joins as general manager. He… Continued

NAME CHANGES

May 6th, 1996 by

Politis & Associates Inc. , Sandy, Utah, changed its name to Politis Communications . According to agency founder David Politis, the change reflects the firm’s expansion of services beyond public relations to direct mail, trade… Continued

NEW AGENCY LEADERS

May 6th, 1996 by

H&K’s Berard to Fleishman John Berard, executive managing director and head of the advanced technology unit at Hill and Knowlton’s New York office, is joining Fleishman-Hillard as general manager of the firm’s San Francisco office.… Continued

PROMOTIONS/NEW HIRES

May 6th, 1996 by

The Weber Group , Cambridge, Mass., hired James Finlaw as senior vice president. He was a director at Cunningham Communications, Cambridge. Lisa Lindgren was appointed director of the San Diego HyperMedia Center, a unit of… Continued

HOW TO COMMUNICATE CORPORATE CHANGE TO EMPLOYEES

May 6th, 1996 by

Change is a touchy subject within a company–but is required if companies are to prosper as markets and technologies change. So how should companies tackle communicating change to front-line employees, especially when the future of… Continued