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2014 PR People Awards: Publicist of the Year

Winner: Adrenna Alkhas, Marketing and Communications Director, Stanislaus County Fair Half a century ago, county fair organizers could count on the warming feel of a yearly ritual to draw huge, happy crowds and sponsors. In … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Spokesperson of the Year

Winner: David Daigle, Associate Director for Communications, Public Health Preparedness and Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dave Daigle is a nationally recognized expert on crisis and emergency risk communications. In 2014, Daigle … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Public Affairs/Government Communicator of the Year

Winner: Tim Ryan, General Manager at Sawyer Miller Weber Shandwick Across the Weber Shandwick network, Tim Ryan is the go-to expert when it comes to campaigns designed to help consumers make informed healthcare choices. He … | MORE »

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PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year: Corporate

Winner: Chris LaPlaca, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, ESPN As ESPN’s senior vice president, corporate communications, Chris LaPlaca is responsible for the company’s worldwide internal, public and media relations strategies, including oversight of consumer, corporate … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Event Marketer of the Year

Winner: Dan Hewitt, Vice President of Media Relations and Event Management, The Entertainment Software Association Dan Hewitt led the comprehensive, seamless approach to planning and promoting all aspects of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Crisis Manager of the Year

Winner: Cari Brunelle, Partner, Hellerman Baretz Communications Cari Brunelle’s integrity comes through fully in the pressure cooker of high-stakes, crisis situations. It is then, faced with difficult choices, that clients (and their advisers) can be … | MORE »

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2014 PR People Awards: Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

Winner: Ichiro Kawasaki, Associate Director, Leadership Communications/Corporate Responsibility Communications, KPMG US Ichiro Kawasaki has made a significant impact on KPMG’s visibility relative to the firm’s corporate responsibility efforts. As an associate director in KPMG’s corporate … | MORE »

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Going to a Cocktail Party Can Help Your PR Writing

On a basic level, the only thing PR professionals really want to be is heard. There are a few ways stories can be heard above the noise, cut through the droves of useless information and make their way in front of the eyeballs of the target audience. | MORE »

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6 Tips for Pitching Journalists on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most effective tools for media outreach. Any good media pitch delivers a succinct news angle, and writing a message that fits in Twitter’s 140-character limit is a great way to boil down your pitch to its essentials. | MORE »

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PR Insider: Is Uber’s Meteoric Rise Threatened?

There are important lessons we can take away from a close look at the rise of Uber. | MORE »

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