Archive: May 2001

AP Goes Interactive

May 28th, 2001 by

AP Digital, a division of Associated Press, has partnered with interactive TV provider MetaTV. The deal allows cable and satellite network operators to offer international news and photo content from the AP’s 240 bureaus worldwide.… Continued

Firestone Fires Ford

May 28th, 2001 by

It’s the end of the road for a century-long partnership between Bridgestone/Firestone and Ford Motor Company. Bridgestone CEO John T. Lampe announced, “the basic foundation of our relationship has been seriously eroded.” He cited a… Continued

Grand Old Party?

May 28th, 2001 by

Not according to environmental leaders and their PR counselors who have referred to the GOP as Gas, Oil and Plutonium ever since the Bush Administration unveiled its energy policy last week. Enviros claim that the… Continued

Orchestrated Campaign Moves Missing Intern To Front (Page) and Center (Stage).

May 28th, 2001 by

How many times do major media cover ordinary missing persons? Without a concerted publicity campaign, not often. That’s why the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation launched a major media blitz on behalf of missing Washington,… Continued

Beach Bums

May 28th, 2001 by

Two thousand minimum wage-earners stand to get a raise from their Santa Monica beachfront employers — hotels and restaurants — that have profited from what amounts to city subsidies in the form of beach reclamations… Continued

Say What?

May 28th, 2001 by

The National League of Cities sent a release far and wide announcing Mayor Bruce Tobin’s recent testimony before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries,Wildlife and Water. Tobin . . . .or shallwe… Continued

This Just In…

May 28th, 2001 by

Howell Raines, editor of the editorial page of The New York Times for the last eight years, will succeed Joseph Lelyveld as executive editor in September. Ari Fleischer, Assistant to the President and White House… Continued

Generation Girl

May 28th, 2001 by

Hachette Filipacchi joins with Generation Y media powerhouse Alloy.com to launch the companion Web site to its new title, ELLE Girl. Alloy, which generates astronomical traffic from teen girls, will assist in generating editorial content… Continued

Elite IT

May 28th, 2001 by

Ziff Davis mailed its first issue of CIO Insight last week, offering senior level technology execs strategic advice on their IT and business information needs. The premiere issue, tailored to the cream of the IT… Continued

Surf for Speakers

May 28th, 2001 by

You can bid on everything from laptops to lava lamps online, so why not professional speakers? Speakersdirect.com offers nearly 1,000 orators for event planners, PR pros, and company heads looking to fire up the troops… Continued