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15 People Business Insider Left Off Its 'Top 50 Tech PR' List - Posted 2 days, 6 hours ago
ICYMI, yesterday Business Insider posted another of its famous clickbait listicles (not that we would ever do anything like that, cough cough). This one was of particular interest to the people in PR. It's true that "... [PRNewser]

The New York Times Probes Ketchum's Relationship with Putin - Posted September 2, 2014
New York Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya wrote what might have seemed like the most important PR story to ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum Shuffles Its Tech Leadership - Posted August 20, 2014
In what looks like a strong pivot toward the tech sector, Ketchum orchestrated a game of musical chairs involving several top executives within its San Francisco-based Access Communications shop and its Global Technology Practice this week. Partner Susan Butenhoff, who founded Ac... [PRNewser]

Malaysia Airlines Positions Itself for Rebranding - Posted August 8, 2014
Last month we noted that Malaysia Airlines, troubled by two recent tragedies, may undergo a name change as part of a coming rebrand. Today we learned a bit more about the ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum, Peppercomm, Gibbs & Soell and DKC - Posted August 6, 2014
Peppercomm promoted Maggie O'Neill to the role of managing director. O'Neill, a partner who has been with the firm for 13 years, joined as an account supervisor; she currently O'Neill leads the firm's consumer business portfolio and established the firm's experiential offerings including sponsorship activation, corporate meetings, product launches and consumer... [PRNewser]

Malaysia Airlines Responds with Caution to #MH17 Tragedy in Ukraine - Posted July 18, 2014
Malaysia Airlines has now made headlines twice in recent months for horrific tragedies. The company's reputation took an expected hit during the ongoing narrative regarding flight MH370. The bad news culminated with a ... [PRNewser]

10 Top Firms Promise Not to 'Sockpuppet' Clients' Wikipedia Pages - Posted June 10, 2014
One of the PR industry's longstanding ethical debates appears closer to a resolution: the matter of ... [PRNewser]

Two Industry Vets Launch Their Own Consumer-Focused Firm - Posted June 3, 2014
Two industry veterans took the opportunity today to announce the creation of a new firm specializing in lifestyle, consumer and entertainment brands. Bill Harrison, a one-time president and COO of Fifteen Minutes PR who succeeded founder Howard Bragman ... [AgencySpy]

Two Industry Vets Launch Their Own Consumer-Focused Firm - Posted June 3, 2014
Two industry veterans took the opportunity today to announce the creation of a new firm specializing in lifestyle, consumer and entertainment brands. Bill Harrison, a one-time president and COO of Fifteen Minutes PR who succeeded founder Howard Bragman ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Full Picture, PR Works International and More - Posted May 23, 2014
Full Picture has promoted Nicole Esposito to executive vice president. Nicole has been with Full Picture since its inception and oversees the public relations division in both the New York and Los Angeles offices. In addition to PR, Nicole is active in all Full Picture divisions, utilizing her expertise in PR... [PRNewser]

Ketchum Partners with Zito to Launch Financial Communications Service - Posted May 22, 2014
New Jersey's Zito Partners has partnered with Ketchum to create a "strategic alliance" offering specifically targeted at financial institutions and other organizations looking for help on related communications fronts. ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum DC Office Leader Takes Role at Healthcare Org - Posted May 15, 2014
Ragone with (L to R) PIX11 Morning News' Jill Nicolini, Fox News' Courtney Friel and CNN's Ali Velshi in 2011 Nick Ragone, who has served as the director of ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum Has an App for Your Crisis - Posted May 14, 2014
What can an app do for you? More importantly, what can't it do for you? You may recall that the PRSA released an ethics app last year to some ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum China, NBCUniversal and More - Posted April 16, 2014
Jane Morgan has been named VP and director of Ketchum Greater China Consumer Brand Practice. Morgan will report to Sean Fitzgerald, partner and EVP of Ketchum Greater China. In her most recent role, Morgan served as VP of Ketchum's Hong Kong Consumer Brand Practice after transferring from the firm's London office.... [PRNewser]

Malaysia Airlines Turns to Ketchum in MH370 Crisis - Posted March 31, 2014
What's the toughest PR assignment in the world right now? If you said "Malaysia Airlines" then you're right. Friday brought news that Ketchum, a firm hardly afraid to take on the most challenging accounts around, has signed with MAS to help navigate the ongoing crisis. ... [PRNewser]

FleishmanHillard, Beekeeper Group Among Those Who Take Top Prizes at the PRWeek Awards - Posted March 21, 2014
In a packed ballroom at the Grand Hyatt above New York's Grand Central Station, PRWeek handed out its annual awards to firms including Ketchum, ... [PRNewser]

Russia Specialist Claims Putin's PR Spend Is a Waste of Money - Posted March 12, 2014
Yes, we're talking about you. In case you missed it, yesterday Eli Lake of The Daily Beast ... [PRNewser]

Twitter Mentions of the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Dropped 92 Percent In Less Than a Week - Posted March 3, 2014
We reported just the other day that Malaysia Airlines hired Ketchu... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call Part 2: Ketchum, Business Wire and More - Posted January 24, 2014
Danny Selnick has been named senior vice president, strategic markets at Business Wire. In his new role, Selnick will focus on new business development opportunities across many sectors that would clearly benefit from Business Wire's innovative portfolio of products and services. Well known in the Washington communications community, Selnick has acted... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, Telemundo Media and M Booth - Posted January 24, 2014
Ogilvy Public Relations announced that Rachel Caggiano, senior vice president of Social@Ogilvy has been promoted to executive vice president, North America head of content, effective immediately. Caggiano is a founding member of the award-winning Social@Ogilvy offering and seven-year veteran of the agency. In her new role, Caggiano will direct the expansion... [PRNewser]

The Future of Content: Takeaways from the Council of PR Firms 'Content Frenzy' Event - Posted October 29, 2013
Content is the future of public relations--but do we really want to enter such a "shitty business?" Content is the best way to reach the audiences our clients value most--but we can't follow the media industry "over the cliff" Our core competencies are in storytelling and ear... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum, Praytell Strategy, DDB California and More - Posted October 11, 2013
Ketchum announced that Paul Cohen has relocated to its Brussels office. The move strengthens the firm's international corporate and institutional affairs offering, in addition to bolstering the senior leadership team in the growing Brussels office. Cohen, a partner in the firm, who most recently served as group manager for Ketchum's corporate... [PRNewser]

Journo's PBS Op-Ed Laments 'the Growing Power of Publicists' - Posted October 4, 2013
Disclaimer: If you've already read too many "journalists vs. PR" stories this week, then you might want to skip this one. Our bad. PBS Mediashift contributor/John Jay College associate professor of English Devin Harner ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted October 3, 2013
"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed Workhouse Public Relations ... [PRNewser]

Russian Propaganda Rags Still Land in U.S. Papers - Posted September 18, 2013
The debate over the debate about Ketchum's placement of an aggressive Vladimir Putin New York Times op-ed continues this week, but there's another side of the Putin's PR offensive that we hadn't heard of: it's called Russia Beyond the Headlines, and it's an English language propaganda rag that regular appears as... [PRNewser]

Putin/Ketchum New York Times Op-Ed Inspires PR Ethics Debate - Posted September 12, 2013
The fact that Ketchum pitched Vladimir Putin's controversial ... [PRNewser]

M Booth Names Ketchum's Bornstein CEO - Posted September 12, 2013
Today New York-based firm M Booth announced that Ketchum's senior partner/director of global practices Dale Bornstein would replace founder Margi Booth as CEO. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Solomon McCown, Ketchum, and Racepoint Group - Posted May 17, 2013
Solomon McCown, a Boston-based national public relations firm, announced the opening of its new office in New York City. Solomon McCown has a track record of working with clients in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., so the new office is a natural progression that will enable the firm to... [PRNewser]

Here's an Excellent Cleveland Clinic Promo Video - Posted March 26, 2013
We know that Ohio's Cleveland Clinic earned its reputation as one of America's best hospitals thanks to the tireless work of the many talented professionals on its staff -- but there's also a good bit of well-executed branding and PR at play. Case in point: this promotional video, released last month.... [AgencySpy]

Here's an Excellent Cleveland Clinic Promo Video - Posted March 26, 2013
We know that Ohio's Cleveland Clinic earned its reputation as one of America's best hospitals thanks to the tireless work of the many talented professionals on its staff -- but there's also a good bit of well-executed branding and PR at play. Case in point: this promotional video, released last month.... [PRNewser]

Edelman Reboots Its Russian Operations - Posted March 4, 2013
We're fascinated by the very concept of public relations in a formerly closed society like the one now run by Russia's Vladimir Putin.... [PRNewser]

Dads to Brands: We're Not All Idiots, You Know - Posted February 27, 2013
Here's a universal truth: many marketing and PR campaigns play on gender stereotypes. Two of the more popular tropes are "girls only like girl... [PRNewser]

Soviet-Style PR: Firm Plants Positive Stories on Kremlin's Behalf - Posted November 19, 2012
A few weeks ago we reviewed the Communist Party's unique approach to PR damage control; today we observe the ways in which the Party ensures positive coverage in foreign media o... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Burson-Marsteller, Ketchum, and More - Posted October 12, 2012
Edelman has announced the launch of the Daniel J. Edelman China Group to oversee the expansion of its four service brands in China. Starting January 2013, the Daniel J. Edelman China Group will be comprised of four major lines of business: flagship agency Edelman, the newly created Edelman Digital, national firm... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum, MSLGROUP, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, and More - Posted September 28, 2012
Ketchum has promoted partner Amanda Sefton to director of its Global Healthcare Practice. Ms. Sefton will remain in London and will assume her new role on Dec. 1. During the transition, she will continue serving as managing director of the London Healthcare Practice. A search is underway for her successor... [PRNewser]

Report: Ketchum, Edelman Among Most Effective Global PR Agencies On Facebook - Posted July 26, 2012
The global public relations powerhouses of Edelman and ... [AllFacebook]

Ketchum's Rob Flaherty: 'Our Business is All About Change' - Posted June 26, 2012
The press release announcing the leadership changes at Ketchum described the appointments as part of a transition for the company. But... [PRNewser]

Flaherty Named Ketchum CEO; Kotcher Appointed Chairman - Posted June 26, 2012
Ketchum... [PRNewser]

Research: People Prefer Technology That Makes Life Easier - Posted May 9, 2012
Research conducted by Ketchum (with help from Communispace) finds that people around the world are most appreciative of the ways in which technology makes their lives easier, even more than tech's entertainment value. Other countries included in the study were France, China, and Spain. The Ketchum Digital Living Index polled 6,000 participants... [PRNewser]

Omnicom's PR Revenue Grew 6.5 Percent in Q1 - Posted April 17, 2012
Omnicom earnings announcement for Q1 2012 showed an overall 6.5 percent revenue growth for the company's PR business during the quarter, totaling $306.9 million. Organic growth was 4.4 percent for the quarter. PR accounts for 9.3 percent of Omni... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted April 5, 2012
NUK USA, makers of pacifiers, teething rings, and other oral baby products and developmental tools, has chosen Hill+Knowlton Strategies for PR services. The firm's consumer marketing prac... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, The Modellers Partner for ROI Analytics Offering - Posted March 22, 2012
Ketchum has partnered with market research agency The Modellers... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted March 9, 2012
Husqvarna, makers of lawn equipment for homeowners, has chosen Ketchum as U.S. AOR. The firm's Atlanta team will take the lead on this account. ... [PRNewser]

The Case for Blending PR and Advertising - Posted March 5, 2012
On February 15, we reported on APCO Worldwide's purchase of ad agency ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ketchum, DDB Financial, Cohn & Wolfe, and More - Posted December 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_31101" align="alignleft" width="168" caption="Olga Fleming"][/caption] Jill Bratina Kermes has been named SVP of corporate affairs in ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum's Fitzgerald Named EVP, China - Posted December 6, 2011
Ketchum's Sean Fitzgerald has been named EVP in China and director of the firm's Shanghai office. The job also comes with responsibility for the Beijing and G... [PRNewser]

Bartholomew Joins Ketchum - Posted November 22, 2011
Don Bartholomew joined Ketchum as SVP of digital and social media research yesterday. Bartholomew was most recently at Fleishman-Hillard's Washington D.C. office where he managed integrated digital research like social media monitoring and measurement. In this new role, he'll manage the Ketchum Global Research Network (KGRN) oper... [PRNewser]

Penn State Hires Ketchum - Posted November 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Photo: Pennsylvania Attorney General Office via AP"][/caption] Penn State's Board of Trustees has hired Ketchum to handle crisis comms, ... [AgencySpy]

Penn State Hires Ketchum - Posted November 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Photo: Pennsylvania Attorney General Office via AP"][/caption] Penn State's Board of Trustees has hired Ketchum to handle crisis comms, ... [PRNewser]

Tips for Journalists-Turned-Publicists, From Other Publicists - Posted November 7, 2011
After MSLGroup SVP Mike Huckman offered up his five tips for journalists making the transition to PR, we thought we'd open up the forum to others. After all, there are plenty of reporters making the switch and, as we've seen ... [PRNewser]

The USDA Wants Your Healthy Eating Suggestions - Posted October 20, 2011
After posting a couple of stories about some ... [PRNewser]

Omnicom's Global Revenue Increases 12.9 Percent in Q3 - Posted October 18, 2011
Omnicom Group has reported its third quarter earnings, announcing a 12.9 percent global rise in revenue to about $3.38 billion. Revenue for Q3 2010 was $2.99 million. Domestically, revenue was up 5.3 percent to about $1.7 billion from about... [PRNewser]

Critical Mention Reporting from the PRSA Conference - Posted October 17, 2011
Critical Mention has been conducting a series of interviews from the floor of the ... [AgencySpy]

Critical Mention Reporting from the PRSA Conference - Posted October 17, 2011
Critical Mention has been conducting a series of interviews from the floor of the ... [PRNewser]

Competition is Fierce When Pitching Sports Media - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28774" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series. AP Photo/David J. Phillip"][/caption] Current and former athletes are the hottest tickets for sports media outlets. Sports stars' extracurricular activities, such as competi... [PRNewser]

When Is User-Generated Content Not Useful? - Posted October 6, 2011
To judge from Time Warner Cable's director of digital communication Jeff Simmermon, the answer to the question above is "often." Simmermon was one of the speakers scheduled to take the stage today at ... [PRNewser]

Farmers & Ranchers Group Hosting Consecutive Town Halls Today - Posted September 22, 2011
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is hosting four town hall meetings i... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 13, 2011
Tourism Australia has selected Ketchum for PR across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America after a competitive search. The win was effective last Friday and will last for th... [PRNewser]

ConAgra's Switcheroo Doesn't Go Over Well With Bloggers - Posted September 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26872" align="alignleft" width="358" caption="Chef George Duran and food analyst Phil Lempert. Photo: Brian Ach/AP Images for Marie Callender's via 'NY Times'"][/caption] ConAgra attempted to blind taste test their Marie Callender brand lasagna and desserts with food bloggers and mom blo... [AgencySpy]

ConAgra's Switcheroo Doesn't Go Over Well With Bloggers - Posted September 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26872" align="alignleft" width="358" caption="Chef George Duran and food analyst Phil Lempert. Photo: Brian Ach/AP Images for Marie Callender's via 'NY Times'"][/caption] ConAgra attempted to blind taste test their Marie Callender brand lasagna and desserts with food bloggers and mom blo... [PRNewser]

Omnicom Reports 14.7 Percent Revenue Increase in Q2 - Posted July 19, 2011
Omnicom Group, home to firms including Fleishman-Hillard, Porter Novelli... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Keds, Lippin Group, APCO, and More - Posted July 14, 2011
Stephanie Brocoum has been named VP of marketing for the footwear brand Keds. She will be overseeing the PR, social media, and other marketing efforts for Keds, furthering the "Timeless American Original" branding. She'll also be managing the brand's ... [PRNewser]

Absolut to Debut 'Cee Lo Distilled' - Posted June 20, 2011
Here's one way to start off your Monday morning: Absolut and Cee Lo. The t... [PRNewser]

Ragone Named Director of Ketchum's D.C. Office - Posted June 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_22773" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ragone at the March 1 launch party for his latest book 'Presidential Leadership.' L to R: PIX11 Morning News' Jill Nicolini; Ragone; Fox News' Courtney Friel; and CNN's Ali Velshi. Photo: Philip Robertson, Britrock Photography"]... [PRNewser]

AMEC Measurement Summit Reignites AVE Debate - Posted June 9, 2011
The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) is hosting its third European Summit on Measurement in Lisbon this week (it started yesterday and ends tomorrow) and AVEs are once again a hot topic. AVEs, or Ad Value Equivalency, has been a controversial metric for eons. The ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, Weber Shandwick Lead the SABRE Tally with Eight - Posted May 11, 2011
The Holmes ... [PRNewser]

BlogHer Study Finds More People Are Early Adopters - Posted April 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19056" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="Maybe she isn't as influential as we thought? Lady Gagas in the latest issue of 'Harper's Bazaar.' Photo: Terry Richardson"][/caption] BlogHer's 2011 Social Media Mat... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, Ruder Finn Make Acquisitions - Posted April 12, 2011
Ketchum has announced its majority stake acquisition of Sampark PR, which has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and other cities as well as 80 associate offices across its wide Indian network... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Z calo Group, Ketchum, Voce, and More - Posted March 25, 2011
Hugo P rez has joined Z calo Group as VP and account director of Hispanic marketing. He will lead the firm's WOM and social media efforts targeting the Hispanic marketing. P rez is a former journalist who has worked at NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com. He also has comms experience, working... [PRNewser]

Kimberly-Clark North American Brands Select Ketchum - Posted March 22, 2011
Kimberly-Clark North American Family Care Brands has selected Ketchum as AOR after a competitive pitch. Ketchum has worked with their new client since 2001. The firm will handle a variety of brands including Kleenex, Scott, and Cottonelle. Ketchum will manage social media strategi... [PRNewser]

Pitching Pointers for National Broadcast Shows - Posted March 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_17505" align="alignleft" width="365" caption="Donald Trump appears on 'GMA' to talk about a possible presidential run."][/caption] A-list celebrities or "good talkers" with compelling personal stories have the best shot at making it on to national TV or radio shows, and exclusives are not always requir... [PRNewser]

Most Popular Stories on PRNewser for the Past Week - Posted March 11, 2011
7 Digital Trends Worth Your Attention Jennifer Aniston's First Viral Video ... [PRNewser]

Hilton Selects Edelman As Global AOR - Posted March 11, 2011
Hilton Worldwide has selected Edelman as global AOR after a six-month competitive review. The multi-million-dollar account also includes AOR for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Work will include services for ... [PRNewser]

Is The Lambs Club the Place to Be? - Posted March 7, 2011
Ketchum's J.R. Johnson tells us he had breakfast with execs from Disney and Sony, along with two reps from 42West and ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum's Ragone: Presidential Decisions Provide Lessons to Clients and Business Leaders - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16286" align="alignnone" width="384" caption="L to R: Courtney Friel, Fox News entertainment reporter; Nick Ragone; Jill Nicolini, entertainment reporter for PIX11 Morning News; and Ali Velshi at the 'Presidential Leadership' book party in NYC. Photo: Philip Robertson, Britrock Photography"]... [PRNewser]

Tools Round Up: Ketchum, Vocus, Gleanster, and more - Posted December 16, 2010
[caption id="attachment_11260" align="alignnone" width="286" caption="Image from Pictela"][/caption] Ketchum has launched the Well-Connected Checkup, a research tool that identifies a brand's health an... [PRNewser]

Greenpeace Files Lawsuit Against Ketchum, Dezenhall, and Clients - Posted November 30, 2010
Greenpeace has filed a lawsuit against Ketchum and its client ... [PRNewser]

Research: Estimated Five to 15 Percent of Marketing Budget at Leading Companies Used for Social Media - Posted November 19, 2010
Findings from Ketchum and FedEx's social media benchmarking study "Leading Brands and the Modern Social Media Landscape" show that all of the stud... [PRNewser]

Erica Iacono Leaving 'PRWeek' for Ketchum - Posted October 27, 2010
Update: PRNewser had a brief conversation with PRWeek EIC Steve Barrett, who had no further comment besides the one submitted via e-mail by Haymarket MD Lisa Kirk. In addition, he said we'll "soon see adverts" t... [PRNewser]

Ketchum's Kotcher: BRIC Countries Are 'Significant,' 'Rapidly Growing' - Posted October 19, 2010
Following this morning's news about Omnicom's earnings and the Maslov acquisition, K... [PRNewser]

Ketchum Acquires Moscow Firm - Posted October 19, 2010
Ketchum has announced another industry acquisition: it has acquired Moscow-based firm Maslov PR. The firm will be rebranded as Ketchum Maslov and led by ... [PRNewser]

Omnicom Reports 5.1 Percent Increase in PR Revenue for Q3 - Posted October 19, 2010
Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) announced its third quarter results today, reporting a 5.1 percent increase in PR revenue for the quarter, a total of nearly $280 million. Year-to-date, the company's PR arm has generated $846.7 million in revenue, a 6.1 percent increase.... [PRNewser]

Trey Songz Wants To Use His Kodak in the Jacuzzi - Posted October 6, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5851" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="From left to right: Pitbull, Trey Songz, and Drake. Photo: Tonya Garcia"][/caption] Last night, R&B artist Trey Songz and rappers Drake... [PRNewser]

PRSA and AMEC Partner - Posted October 1, 2010
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication ... [PRNewser]

Podcast: Ketchum CIO Karen Strauss Talks About Mindfire - Posted September 29, 2010
This morning, PRNewser's Tonya Garcia spoke with Karen Strauss, CIO at Ketchum. Strauss is also the co-developer of ... [PRNewser]

Burson MD Named Ketchum Midwest Director - Posted September 21, 2010
Bill Zucker has been named director of the Midwest region at Ketchum, responsible for leading the overall strategy and daily operations of the Chicago and Pittsburgh offices. Previous... [PRNewser]

Marx Joins Zeno Group as SVP - Posted September 17, 2010
Kristen Marx has joined the Chicago office of Zeno Group as SVP. Marx will work to expand the firm's consumer practice and provide strategic guidance and management for existing clients including Tropicana Trop50 and Craftsman. Previously, Marx was a member of the Ketchum staff, working wi... [PRNewser]

Former Ketchum Employee on FedEx Gaffe: 'It Helps Me Today' - Posted December 4, 2009
Remember when James Andrews, then a vice president at Ketchum went to go visit his client FedEx in Memphis? Upon arrival, he tweeted of the city that he would "die if he had to live" there. Needless to say, the comment created a firestorm in the blogosphere, the cli... [PRNewser]

Nokia PR Up For Grabs - Posted December 3, 2009
Nokia is in the midst of a PR review for its North American agency of record and for PR support in other global markets. PRWeek's Aarti Shah first ... [PRNewser]

Ketchum CEO on United Airlines RFP: 'They've Cast an Amazingly Wide Net' - Posted October 29, 2009
Ketchum CEO and Senior Partner Ray Kotcher was among the many agency CEOs working the room at today's Council of PR Firms' event in New York... [PRNewser]

Omnicom Q3 Earnings: PR Revenue Down 15% - Posted October 21, 2009
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) reported a 14.9% decline in PR revenues as part of the company's Q3 earnings, released today. The PR decline is in line with the holding company's worldwide revenue, which decreased by 14.4%. However, the decline is more than the company's advertising holdings, which declined 11.6%. Year to... [PRNewser]

NYT Calls Out Ketchum for Giving WSJ Exclusive on New Wendy's Marketing Campaign - Posted October 9, 2009
Breaking a news story with only one publication, often referred to as an "exclusive," is common practice in the PR world. The upside is that you are pretty much guaranteed coverage in a publication, if you work out an agreement with a reporter. The downside is that you're likely to annoy... [PRNewser]

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