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PR FIRM DIRECTORY OUT

The 1996 edition of “O’Dwyer’s Directory of PR Firms” has been published. The $135 directory includes listings for more than 2,000 firms in the United States and 70 other countries. All firms are cross-referenced by … | MORE »

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FIRM FOUNDERS GET NEW TITLES

Walt and Cheryl Klein, who founded Klein & Associates Inc. in 1981, have taken new titles at the Winston-Salem, N.C., firm. Walt Klein, formerly president, becomes CEO. Former Executive Vice President Cheryl Klein takes the … | MORE »

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BOEING CRISIS GUIDE AVAILABLE

Airlines–and other organizations–looking for help in developing crisis plans can find insight from a free guide produced by Boeing Co.’s Commercial Airplane Group. “Crisis Communications: A Guide for Planning” guides establishment of public relations objectives … | MORE »

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NELSON MANAGERS PURCHASE MAJORITY

Five top managers at Orange County, Calif.-based Nelson Communications Group purchased a majority stake in the firm from its founder, Robert Nelson. By purchasing shares for an undisclosed price, the five executives become partners. Nelson … | MORE »

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‘LONE RANGERS’ NEGLECTED IN U.K.?

An independent PR counselor in Britain wrote to the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) questioning its lack of support for the growing number of sole proprietorship practices there. “Is it not time that the IPR … | MORE »

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SHANDWICK BUYS INTO INDIAN FIRM

Shandwick International plc, London, last week announced that it had purchased a 40 percent stake in Corporate Voice Public Relations, a Shandwick affiliate firm in Bangalore, India. Commenting on the move, Shandwick Group’s chief executive, … | MORE »

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PRSA SILVER ANVIL WINNING PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Business/Manufacturing–”Mobil Friendly Serve Academy,” Mobil Corp., Fairfax, Va., with The Rowland Co.,New York Business/Services–”Bob Evans and Fourth Graders Team Up to Preserve Ohio’s Past for the Future,” Bob Evans Farms Inc., Columbus. Government–”Bolsa … | MORE »

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CITIBANK BOOSTS ONLINE SERVICE THROUGH EDUCATION

Free banking, outreach programs are crux of campaign. For the past decade, Citibank FSB has tried in various marketing, public relations and educational campaigns to lure its customers away from the traditional bank teller to … | MORE »

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INTRANETS TRANSFORMING EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS

Barely known one year ago, Intranets are sprouting throughout corporate America, transforming the employee communications function. The internal-access-only Internet sites quickly are on their way to becoming the primary channel for employee communications. In the … | MORE »

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

June 20-21: Bureau of Business & Technology, “Writing Effective Speeches,” New York, 516/868-5757. June 20-21: Bureau of Business & Technology, “PR Strategies for Healthcare Providers,” New York, 516/868-5757. June 20-21: Bureau of Business & Technology, … | MORE »

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