Archive: August 2000

JobTracker

August 21st, 2000 by

Sba: Media Consultant $100 billion public pension fund seeking the services of a media consultant. Details of the engagement available Aug. 25 at http://www.fsba.state.fl.us Florida State Board of Administration Tallahassee, Florida. JobTracker Ad Placement To… Continued

Open Mike

August 21st, 2000 by

Is it true that the latest crop of new recruits in the PR biz lack basic writing skills? If so, what is the fallout, and how is the industry addressing the problem? PR NEWS received… Continued

I/R Phone Finesse

August 21st, 2000 by

If quarterly earnings report conference calls pose your main point of contact with shareholders you’ll want to make the most of your phone time. Some tips from the experts at Premiere Conferencing: Strive for Clarity.… Continued

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Web?

August 21st, 2000 by

In our cover story on shareholder reports last week, I/Rexperts defended their continued reliance on paper as a reflection of investor resistance to digital communication. But research conducted by the high-tech marcom firm Rainier Corp.… Continued

People Moves

August 21st, 2000 by

Corporate Moves Mary Welch is named VP and PR manager for Bank of America Mid-South (Ga./Tenn.) and for its national small business group. She was staff writer for BioWorld Today, a daily biotechnology newspaper. EarthLink… Continued

PR Profile

August 21st, 2000 by

Ginger Hardage VP Public Relations and Corporate Communications Southwest Airlines Co. Dallas, Texas 214/792-4000 First Paying Job: Mowing cemeteries. Early PR Jobs: Worked in the marcom department of Life Insurance Co. of the Southwest during… Continued

I/R Strategy Helps Tech Company Rebound From Near-Death Experience

August 21st, 2000 by

The Case When Bob Palmisano left Bausch & Lomb in April 1997 to become CEO of Summit Technologies, Summit was in critical condition. Founded in 1985, the company was an early pioneer of laser vision… Continued

Unions: Deadly Foes, Or Powerful Partners for Better Internal PR?

August 21st, 2000 by

As PR NEWS went to press this week, Verizon Communications was still plodding through bad press in the midst of its negotiations with more than 85,000 telephone operators, customer service agents and technicians who went… Continued

Media Insight

August 21st, 2000 by

“Science Daily” Discovery Science Channel 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, Md. 20814-3579 301/986-1999 http://www.discovery.com Recent breakthroughs such as the human genome project have whet the American public’s appetite for science news, and Discovery Science Channel is… Continued

Public Display of Affection

August 21st, 2000 by

Attention suave media relations pros: Now you can put another notch in your journo courting rituals by nominating your favorite hack for accolades in the PRESStige Awards, sponsored by Press Access. Only journalists covering business,… Continued