Archive: July 2003

PR Execs Face Long Road Back to Higher Salaries

July 28th, 2003 by

During the go-go years in the late 1990s, a job in public relations was considered a sexy gig, even though the nitty-gritty of PR work has never quite qualified as a glam profession. Still, as… Continued

There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch: Perks for (some) PR Pros

July 28th, 2003 by

Standard/Usual Medical/dental/vision plan(s) Two-four weeks’ vacation (more time off for those in job longer) Tuition reimbursement Paid personal days & holidays Set number of paid sick days 401k/profit-sharing plan Transit Check or MetroCard (deducted from… Continued

Bonuses Are No Longer A Gimme For Many Execs

July 28th, 2003 by

Bonuses? For PR execs – particularly on the agency side – it’s become a mystery as to when they’ll start to return. Most likely when the economy bounces back, but even then bonuses are still… Continued

Paychecks Up By As Much as 20% in Some Major Cities

July 28th, 2003 by

Salaries for corporate communication executives – working in eight key metro areas — tend to follow national compensation packages. With apologies to Willie Sutton, PR salaries are on the high end in New York, Los… Continued

Agency Salaries Ride the Boom/Bust Waves

July 28th, 2003 by

Compared to the corporate side, salaries for PR execs on the agency side are down significantly this year. “Corporate salaries have lost ground, but not to the extent that the agency side has,” says Dennis… Continued

Financial and Consumer Sectors Up; IR, Gov’t Affairs Lag

July 28th, 2003 by

Communications executives working in the corporate/financial and consumer spaces showed the biggest salary gains in 2003. Although executives working in each of these areas have taken their lumps the last few years, their salaries are… Continued

PR Opps Promising on Corporate Side; Less So With Agencies

July 28th, 2003 by

Dennis Spring has been crunching salary figures for the PR industry since 1987, and has worked on executive search assignments for most of the top Fortune 500 companies and top 50 PR agencies in the… Continued

Did you know???

July 28th, 2003 by

That John Buckley, the chief spokesman for AOL Time Warner’s AOL’s America Online division, is reportedly in the running to become head of the Recording Industry Association of America? An announcement is expected soon.

PR Exec’s Good Cause…

July 28th, 2003 by

Nancy Carr, CBS vice president for communications, has an unusual outlet she wants to publicize. For the last year and a half Carr has been affiliated with Los Angeles-based Feral Cat Caretakers’ Coalition (feralcatcaretakers.org). Through… Continued

ABC hooks up with ET…

July 28th, 2003 by

It’s another step in the seemingly wholesale consolidation of media, where competition takes a backseat to cooperation. New York magazine reports that ABC News has teamed up with CBS’ “Entertainment Tonight” to offer celebrities ET… Continued