Archive: October 1996

INDUSTRY WRAP UP

October 14th, 1996 by

PRSA Foundation Plans Studies The PRSA Foundation, a non-profit unit of the Public Relations Society of America, is planning to begin two large research projects. The first is a "credibility index," that will be based… Continued

PR JOBS ON THE NET? MOSTLY FOR HIGH-TECH PR SO FAR

October 14th, 1996 by

If you are looking for a career change, you might try pounding on the virtual pavement of the Internet. But don’t count it as your sole source. An informal search by PR NEWS showed that… Continued

MARK THESE DATES

October 14th, 1996 by

Oct. 21-22: Infocom Group, "Media Relations ’96," New York, 800/959-1059. Oct. 21-23: American Mgt. Ass’n, "PR Strategies for Success," Atlanta, 800/262-9699. Oct. 23: TJFR, "Newsroom Confidential Workshop," Cleveland, 201/444-6061. Oct. 24-26: Business for Social Responsibility,… Continued

RESEARCH-BASED ADS, DIRECT MAIL, MOVE VOTERS

October 14th, 1996 by

Citizens today are increasingly reluctant to sign up for any sort of tax increase, even when the money is destined to support improvements in communities. Yet, for a recent ballot initiative in the Tampa, Fla.… Continued

NEW OFFICES

October 14th, 1996 by

Winner/Wagner Opens In Houston Winner/Wagner & Associates , a Los Angeles-based public affairs firm, has opened an office in Houston. The office will be headed by Don Cornett, who joins the firm as executive vice… Continued

ALARIES, RENT MAKE UP LION’S SHARE OF COSTS

October 14th, 1996 by

PR firm managers always are looking to see how their costs stack up against the norm in the business. Data from a new poll by the Counselors Academy of the Public Relations Society of America… Continued

APPOINTMENTS/HIRES: CORPORATE

October 14th, 1996 by

At Witco Corp. [WIT], Greenwich, Conn., John Bondur, vice president-human resources, was named vice president-human resources and communications. Steve Conway joined CompuServe Inc. [CSRV], Columbus, Ohio, as vice president of corporate communications. He formerly headed… Continued

JAMES HART JR. IS PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

October 14th, 1996 by

The readers of PR NEWS selected James Hart Jr., vice president of public affairs at PanEnergy Corp. [PEL] Houston, as 1997 "PR Professional of the Year." A veteran corporate public affairs executive with extensive experience… Continued

NEW FIRMS

October 14th, 1996 by

GTE Exec Starts Web Firm Rupert Smith, formerly director of communications at GTE Corp. [GTE], launched Webpolish, Stamford, Conn., a firm that will specialize in design and implementation services for Internet and Intranet sites. The… Continued

NEW VENTURES

October 14th, 1996 by

Torrenzano Teams With U.K. Firm The Torrenzano Group , a New York-based investor relations and crisis communications firm, formed an alliance with Lowe Bell Communications, London. Under the terms of the agreement, clients of Torrenzano… Continued