Archive: November 1999

M&As Mean Healthy Growth

November 15th, 1999 by

Ogilvy PR Worldwide establishes itself as the second largest full-service healthcare PR firm with the acquisition of Feinstein Kean Partners Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based heath care and biotechnology PR firm with annual billings in excess… Continued

Job Tracker

November 15th, 1999 by

Account Supervisor and Vice President/Technology Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc./NY Office 950 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 Our fastest growing practice area needs 2 top level PR pros. Entrepreneurial environ. Candidate w/exp. in business to… Continued

Laying the Groundwork to Manage an Environmental Crisis

November 15th, 1999 by

Although most of the oil is gone from the Alaskan shores of Prince William Sound, an unhealthy pall still lingers over Exxon because of its massive spill a decade ago. But while images of oil-coated… Continued

A Match Made in…Virginia

November 15th, 1999 by

Michael Ovitz may be ancient news, but the talent trade is far from dead on the PR front. Now there’s new scoop about where companies like MCIWorldcom, Citibank, Mobil Oil and GM are going for… Continued

Peer Prestige, Ice Cream and Tenure

November 15th, 1999 by

In tech circles, where neophytes are about as inconspicuous as pimples on a prom queen, the standard line is, "It’s not who you know, but what you know." The 1999 PRESStige Awards, announced last week,… Continued

The People Page: New Hires & Promotions

November 15th, 1999 by

Corporate Hires Activision, Los Angeles, appoints Michael Larson as senior publicist; Larson was an account executive for Manning, Selvage & Lee, Los Angeles. Autobytel.com, global leader in automotive e-commerce and services based in Irvine, Calif.,… Continued

Mainstream Companies Discovering the Internet’s PR Power

November 15th, 1999 by

A cursory look at full-page ads in the New York Times or prime-time spots on television and radio reveals that companies providing Internet-related products and services are tapping the power of "Old World" media -… Continued

Drug Prevention Program Promotes Candid Teen Discussions

November 15th, 1999 by

Although youth-focused anti-drug campaigns are often slammed for being overly dramatic and unrealistic, the bottom line is most teens can’t resist discussing the drug issue and its powerful impact on their lives. Getting young people… Continued

Media Insight

November 15th, 1999 by

Jump Magazine Weider Publications 21100 Erwin St. Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Jump magazine prides itself on giving young women the whole story about things like sex, school and boys. What differentiates the title from competitive… Continued

PR News Profile

November 15th, 1999 by

Anne Nicholson VP for Fun and Games, Cohn & Wolfe Washington, D.C. TITLE: The benefit of this distinctive title is that it allows me leeway to offer an off-beat, or wild point of view or… Continued