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INDUSTRY WRAP-UP

Report on Meaningful Employee Communication Released The Dallas chapter of International Association of Business Communicators has released a 30-page report on employee communication to top executives at Dallas’ 100 largest companies to help raise awareness … | MORE »

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EDELMAN’S INTERACTIVE SERVICE BOOSTS CLIENT’S WEB PRESENCE

Eighteen months ago, Richard Edelman saw the future. And he knew that the convergence of PR and the World Wide Web was on its way. At that time, Edelman Worldwide, one of the largest PR … | MORE »

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TALK ABOUT SELF-MARKETING: HERE’S ONE GUY WHO’S GONE WORLDWIDE

Pitching and selling an idea in a foreign country has its potential pitfalls, and can quickly discourage even the most ambitious self-promoters. New York PR veteran/author Ray Josephs, however, has mastered the tricks and challenges … | MORE »

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COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS TAKE FRONT SEAT DURING CRISES

White collar mismanagement and subsequent employee lawsuits, along the lines of the Texaco fiasco, are on the rise and crisis management plans will become key to how companies fare in the future. That’s according to … | MORE »

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AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION: MORE THOUGHTS ON CRISES

By its very definition, a crisis is not a crisis until it happens. And the most common mistake, from start-up companies to sophisticated established ones, is that most still believe it cannot happen to them. … | MORE »

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IMAGE PATROL: A LOOK AT TWO APPROACHES TO CRISES

In the early 1700′s Alexander Pope said "At every word, a reputation dies." Little could he have imagined the veracity of that statement as civilization hurtled towards the 21st century. A month ago, "jelly beans" … | MORE »

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CALENDAR

Dec. 16-18: Congressional Quarterly, "Advanced Legislative Seminar," Washington, 202/887-8620. January 2-3: Public Affairs Council, "Lobbying Clinic on State and Local Governments," Washington, DC, 202/872-1790. January 5-10: Public Affairs Council, "The Public Affairs Institute," San Diego, … | MORE »

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PR PEOPLE

Brown Receives Spirit Award; Pierce Recognized by PRSA Pamela Sawchuk Brown, founder of Sawchuk, Brown Associates, a PR and public affairs strategy firm in Albany, N.Y., received the "Spirit of the Chamber" Award from the … | MORE »

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MCCANN-ERICKSON PURCHASES WEBER GROUP IN MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PACT

McCann-Erickson Worldwide’s recent acquisition of The Weber Group signals the beginning of "the mass consolidation of PR in the next two years," according to Larry Weber, chairman and CEO of the newly acquired company. Weber, … | MORE »

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SENIOR CITIZEN PROMOTION FALLS SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS

Planning and executing a smooth PR campaign requires covering all bases and anticipating potential problems, but especially important is knowing your audience. The newly formed Senior Friends Group branch in San Diego, Calif., a senior … | MORE »

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