The opening session of the PR News Writing Boot Camp kicked off with quotes from some of the great ones—not public relations superstars, mind you, but literary geniuses such as Sylvia Plath, Herman Melville and Gabriel García Márquez.
Eric Morgenstern, president-CEO of Morningstar Communications , had just finished a client meeting at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City last week when he went over to the company’s kitchen, opened the
It wasn’t going to be a popular trip. Or a convenient one. Faced with having to shutter a major manufacturing site in Europe, the CEO of a well-known healthcare brand committed to personally sharing news with the country’s head of government, who had been lobbying for its continued operation.
If Anthony Weiner thought his campaign woes couldn’t get any worse, then Barbara Morgan likely changed his mind. Morgan is Weiner’s communication director and yesterday she responded to a former intern’s tell-all article in the Daily News with a barrage of insults and obscenities, which adds yet another layer of discreditable behavior to the campaign.
Andrew Hindes, president and founder of PR and marketing copywriting company The In-House Writer, will be leading press release and email pitch writing clinics at PR News’ Writing Boot Camp in San Francisco on Aug. 5. He offers three tips to cut through the clutter.
By now, you’ve probably seen the video of a FedEx courier carelessly tossing bosses into the back of her truck. The other man in the video is a security guard named Bob Marge, and he wants you to know that he’s sorry.
There was a time when PR professionals tried to demonstrate the value of their contributions by counting clips and calculating the cost of the placements, as if that space had been bought as advertising. That time was, sadly, now. I’m saddened to hear that that’s still the method some agencies and their clients use.
When Twinkies parent company Hostess went out of business late last year there was an outpouring of sentiment from millions of people for the spongy cake with the creamy filling, which dates back to 1930. Saying goodbye to such an iconic brand was hard to, er, swallow for a lot of older consumers, who equate Twinkies with their childhood.