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O’CONNOR JOINS LANGHAM

Michael O’Connor has joined BD Langham Public Relations, Houston, as vice president/public relations. He was manager of marketing communications and public relations in the Houston office of accounting and consulting firm Price Waterhouse. (Langham, 713/961-4235)

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CASE STUDY NO. 2912: EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION

DOW CORNING TAPS TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION CHANNELS DURING DIFFICULT CHAPTER Communicating credibly and effectively with employees always is a critical challenge for corporations. When a company enters a well-publicized Chapter 11 proceeding, the stakes are even … | MORE »

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Wired Ventures Inc., San Francisco, publisher of the trend-setting monthly, Wired, seeks a director of investor and corporate relations. Based at headquarters in San Francisco, the executive will work to build links with the investment … | MORE »

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ROGERS & COWAN TAPS EXEC

Rogers & Cowan, Los Angeles, the Shandwick entertainment and consumer PR firm, this month named Steve Honig director, corporate and consumer marketing department. Honig was an account supervisor in the Atlanta office of GCI Group. … | MORE »

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Aug. 21: IEG, "Selling More Sponsorship," Indianapolis, 312/944-1727. Aug. 22-23: Joan Detz, "Basic Speechwriting," Washington, 215/340-9752. Aug. 23: Texas PR Society, "Communicating in a Wired World," Austin, 512/891-7894. Aug. 28-29: Int’l Quality & Productivity Center, … | MORE »

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PR GROUP ELECTS OFFICERS

Women Executives in Public Relations, a group including PR professionals in the New York metropolitan area, selected Valerie DiMaria, president of GCI Group/New York, as president-elect. She will take office next year upon the expiration … | MORE »

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HONORS:

Robert Heath, professor of communication and director of the Institute for Issues Management at the University of Houston, Texas, won first place in the research paper competition of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) … | MORE »

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INTERNET, ONLINE TOOLS BOOST SPEECHWRITING EFFECTIVENESS

The Internet and online tools can be tapped to help speechwriters craft the perfect speech. Researching and incorporating historical events, humorous anecdotes, quotes and jokes for corporate officers’ speeches could mean the difference between a … | MORE »

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EDITORS FOCUS ON FOOD HANDLING

Food PR execs take note: food editors at newspapers today are more likely to focus on safe food handling in their coverage of the beat, according to a survey released on July 24 by CMF&Z … | MORE »

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FIERY AIRLINE CRASH TESTS TWA’S CRISIS RESPONSE RESOURCES

Last month’s crash of Trans World Airlines [TWA] flight 800 gripped and horrified the world more than any other corporate disaster in a number of years. Placed under intense scrutiny by global media and state … | MORE »

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