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CAN HEADHUNTERS, CONSULTANTS CONDUCT UNBIASED AGENCY SEARCHES?

Our May 27 story about clients using third-party firms to assist in agency searches apparently hit a raw nerve with some PR agencies. After receiving responses from some readers, we decided to look more closely … | MORE »

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‘SUMMER CAMPS’ FOR PR

PR execs looking to hone their skills this summer might consider two week-long training sessions in place of their summer vacation. For investor relations professionals, the National Investor Relations Institute and the University of Michigan … | MORE »

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MAT RELEASE FIRM OPENS IN LONDON

Print and broadcast mat release service News USA, Vienna, Va., has begun an operation in London, England. Established through a licensing agreement, UK News will offer mat release services for distribution of feature article material … | MORE »

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PR Reading List

If you are looking for ways to handle a corporate crisis–or better yet, prevent it–you may find insights in a new book from amacom. In “Corporate Self Defense,” Steve Albrecht describes a number of well-known … | MORE »

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

* Fall PR Conference Planned Seeking to go head-to-head with the Public Relations Society of America fall conference, Ragan Communications has planned a two-day “strategic” PR conference for the fall. The Oct. 7-8 conference, the … | MORE »

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IT IT THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY OR SELL A FIRM?

With the PR agency business booming, many firm owners are deciding that the time is right to sell. While buyers often are looking at a purchase as a way to add new capabilities or snag … | MORE »

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CYBERZINE SEEKS PR SUBMISSIONS

The new WOW! consumer online service from CompuServe seeks press materials from companies and PR firms. Information for the adult version of the service should be sent to Kassie Rose, managing editor. Steve Cvengros, managing … | MORE »

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PROMOTIONS/NEW HIRES

David MacKay was appointed a senior managing director in Hill and Knowlton’s Washington, D.C. office. He was a vice president and group leader in Ketchum Public Relations’ D.C. office. In the same office, Linda Taira, … | MORE »

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MONITORING FIRMS IN JV

Broadcast monitoring vendors Radio TV Reports and Video Monitoring Services have entered into a limited partnership. Along with sister company Adbank, which archives video clips of advertising, radio and TV monitor Radio TV Reports will … | MORE »

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BUCKMASTER HEADS H&K/D.C

Thomas Buckmaster left Fleishman-Hillard’s (F-H) Washington, D.C. office to become the new general manager of Hill and Knowlton’s (H&K) Washington office. Buckmaster also takes the title of chairman of public affairs for H&K. Buckmaster was … | MORE »

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