This Just In…

  • The Association of Internet Professionals (AIP) and International Webmasters Association (IWA) announce a partnership to further the standardization of Internet skills certification for professionals who work with the Web.
  • International Association of Business Communications (IABC) opens a new European office in Brussels, Belgium, and has become an affiliate of the European Marketing Confederation.
  • National PRSA board approves hiring a chief public relations officer and chief administrative and member services officer. The board also plans to appoint a Webmaster by the end of March.
  • Former manager of communications for the Clinton White House, Joseph C. Fanaroff, joins Donahue & Associates, Inc, a communications firm based in Bethesda, Md. As vice president of the firm, Fanaroff will work on government relations and Internet communications.
  • Online public likes the user opportunities AOL - Time Warner merger promises, says research firm Greenfield Online.
  • BSMG Worldwide wins public awareness account for Marriott and affiliated hotels. The firm will focus on media relations, primarily with the Web and major broadcast television... Corp. selects Rowland Communications Worldwide to promote its ZapNetwork, a site connecting users with the Web. Set to launch in late February or early March, no details about its content were available at publication.
  • Based on customer performance, DALBAR named Fidelity Investments and New England Financial as the nation's best Web sites among financial service firms offering insurance and insurance related products.