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INDUSTRY WRAP UP

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 … | MORE »

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NEW AGENCY LEADERS

Younger Edelman Promoted Richard Edelman, president and co-CEO of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Chicago/New York, was promoted to president and CEO of the firm. Edelman’s father and the firm’s founder, Daniel Edelman, remains chairman, but … | MORE »

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

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 … | MORE »

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NEW VENTURES

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 will … | MORE »

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BALLOT MEASURE SPURS INTEL TO HALT ANALYST MEETING

Fearing that "forward-looking" statements it might make about future operating results might leave it open to shareholder lawsuits, Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp. [INTC] has decided not to hold its semi-annual analysts meeting. … | MORE »

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NEW FIRMS

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 … | MORE »

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CORPORATIONS ADOPT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO ADD POWER TO IR

Corporations are making increasing use of technology tools in their investor relations activities, a new study shows. Conference calls and broadcast faxing have become nearly universal, while newer tools such as e-mail and Web sites … | MORE »

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JAMES HART JR. IS PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

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 … | MORE »

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CORPORATE PR EXECUTIVES SEEK TO LEAD ON BUSINESS ETHICS

Many corporate PR executives view top management as more concerned about ethical issues than they were 10 years ago. Yet they also believe management has not been successful in earning greater trust from the public, … | MORE »

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DENVER’S THOMPSON HONORED

19961007 DENVER’S THOMPSON HONORED October 7, 1996 DENVER’S THOMPSON HONORED October 7, 1996 Kyla Thompson, group CEO of public affairs firm The Jefferson Group West, Denver, last month received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the … | MORE »

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