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CORPORATE PROMOTIONS/HIRES

May 13th, 1996 by

Blockbuster Entertainment Group, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., named Jonathan Baskin as senior vice president, corporate relations. He was director of communications for The Limited Inc.. Meredith Clements was named director of public relations at Philips Media… Continued

CORPORATE GROUP PLANS WEB CLASS

May 13th, 1996 by

The Corporate section of the Public Relations Society of America has planned a full-day seminar on Web page design. The Aug. 2 session is titled “Creating a Business-to-Business Home Page.” The seminar will take place… Continued

UNDERSTAND CRISIS DYNAMICS, PUT PLANS IN PLACE

May 13th, 1996 by

Limiting the damage for a crisis–or better yet preventing one, is the thrust of a new book by training executive and former police officer Steve Albrecht. In “Corporate Self-Defense: How to Protect your Organization in… Continued

COMMUNICATIONS DICTIONARY COMING

May 13th, 1996 by

The latest edition of Richard Weiner’s dictionary on media and communications terms will be out next month. The 688-page “Webster’s New World Dictionary of Media and Communications” will be published by Macmillan, and offered at… Continued

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

May 13th, 1996 by

Cynthia Hudson joined Burson-Marsteller, Washington, D.C., as managing director in the firm’s public affairs group. She was a principal at the Sawyer Miller/Robinson Lerer Montgomery Group, Washington. Wendy Nichols was promoted to manager of consumer… Continued

PR NEWSWIRE UPDATES SYSTEM

May 13th, 1996 by

PR Newswire introduced “Company News on-Call Plus,” an upgraded version of its news release database, stored online for access by journalists. The product now leaves three information sections open for companies to store quarterly report… Continued

NEW ADDRESSES/PHONES

May 13th, 1996 by

Ad/PR agency Ira Thomas Associates Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, has a new phone number: 330/793-3000.

4AS ELECTS OFFICERS

May 13th, 1996 by

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) elected its new leadership for 1996-97. The officers are: chairman–David Bell, chairman and CEO of Bozell Worldwide Inc., New York; Ralph Rydholm, chairman and CEO of Tatham EURO… Continued

AGENCY MISCELLANY

May 13th, 1996 by

Witherspoon & Associates, Fort Worth, Texas, is marking its fiftieth anniversary. Founded in 1946 as a PR firm, the company since has added advertising and marketing services. (Witherspoon, 817/335- 1373)

WEB PAGE FOCUSES ON ARS

May 13th, 1996 by

Cato Communications Inc., publishers of Sid Cato’s Newsletter on Annual Reports, has unveiled a Web site with information on annual reports. Included on the site, located at http://www.sidcato.com, is a quiz on annual reports, with… Continued