This week, Business Insider fired its “brogrammer” CTO, Pax Dickinson, after media outlets shed light his repeated racist, sexist and homophobic tweets. But why did it take a public outcry for the publication to let him go?
PR News on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its PR Agency Elite Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The awards set benchmarks of excellence in client PR efforts, as PR agencies were recognized for their work in 23 practice areas.
Winner: Biosector 2 After his father, José Secada, succumbed to hepatitis C in 2011, Grammy Award-winning singer Jon Secada announced that he was participating in Hepatitis C-Toca El Tema, which translates to “to touch the… Continued
Winner: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has a longstanding commitment to contributing up to 1% annually of its total fee revenue to communities. But in 2012 Waggener Edstrom took its charitable efforts up a… Continued
Winner: Marina Maher Communications Marina Maher Communications was behind one of the most iconic, not to mention pro-women, campaigns to come out of the London 2012 Olympics: P&G’s “Thank You Mom” campaign. According to research… Continued
Co-Winner: MWW When MWW founder, CEO and president Michael Kempner in 2010 spearheaded a management led buy-out from the Interpublic Group of Companies, the decision caused a surge of interest in the East Rutherford, N.J.-based… Continued
Winner: Cone Communications Boston-based Cone Communications specializes in corporate social responsibility, or CSR, which in the last several years has been creeping toward the top of the consumer agenda. A majority of Americans not only… Continued
Winner: Fraser Communications The mantra at Fraser Communications is “doing well by doing good.” For the past 14 years the PR agency has worked on advocacy campaigns in multiple areas, ranging from early literacy to… Continued
Indira Abidin has experience tackling PR campaigns rooted in topics not discussed in polite society. Read some takeaways from her work on “World Toilet Day.”
Reports have surfaced that a massive fast food protest will be staged next week around the country. Employees from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King are all expected to walk out of their jobs to voice concerns about poor treatment and unlivable wages.