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Strange Fruit Founders Release Statement and New Name - Posted December 9, 2014
Unfortunately for a couple of PR professionals, the odd name chosen for their firm has driven a large share of conversation within the industry on a slow winter news week. We've been on vacation, so we heard of the Austin-based firm previously known as "Strange Fruit PR" ... [FishbowlDC]

Budweiser Isn't Putting Its Clydesdales Down After All - Posted November 26, 2014
Yes, the news that broke this week was that bad -- Budweiser, amid efforts to trim its ad budget, would no longer feature the famed Clydesdale horses in its campaigns. The Wall Street Journal reported that "the self-proclaime... [FishbowlDC]

Weber Shandwick, CPRF Vets Discuss Diversity in PR - Posted February 27, 2014
Earlier this month, PR veteran Mike Paul earned a bit of attention when he announced his plans to stage a hunger strike to prot... [GalleyCat]

Weber Shandwick, CPRF Vets Discuss Diversity in PR - Posted February 27, 2014
Earlier this month, PR veteran Mike Paul earned a bit of attention when he announced his plans to stage a hunger strike to prot... [FishbowlDC]

What the PRNewser Gang Is Thankful for in 2013 - Posted November 27, 2013
Tomorrow is the big day. A time when your humble PRNewser gang -- him, ... [FishbowlDC]

International Olympic Committee Hopes Gay People Will Stop Being So Gay - Posted August 15, 2013
Last night our own Tonya Garcia reported on some Olympics-sized jitters over at NBC. Seems the o... [FishbowlDC]

The Call: Can Product Placement Win = PR Fail? - Posted March 25, 2013
We didn't see the new Halle Berry thriller The Call this weekend, but your former editor Tonya Garcia and our current colleague Donya Blaze did -- and this... [FishbowlDC]

Meet Your New Editor - Posted August 6, 2012
Publicity hound. And now for something slightly different: Your new Editor, ... [FishbowlDC]

Welcoming New Names To The Mediabistro Family, And More - Posted February 3, 2011
Who says there are no media jobs left? Perry Krasnove and Randi Schmelzer are now contributing to's PRNewser, along with the mainstays Tonya Garcia, Joe Cia... [MediaJobsDaily]

AgencySpy/PRNewser Party Tonight! - Posted November 9, 2010
So what if it's getting a bit chilly up here in NYC, nothing a little booze and some trivia can't cure! PRNewser editor Tonya Garcia... [GalleyCat]

Changes at PRNewser - Posted August 6, 2010
You know what they say in the news business: don't bury the lead. So on that note, I am announcing that this week is my last as full-time editor of PRNewser. However, I will be staying on as a contributing editor to the site, as I've been here since the start... [FishbowlDC]

PRWeek Senior Reporter Tonya Garcia Leaving Publication - Posted October 9, 2009
Exclusive: PRNewser has learned that PRWeek Senior Reporter Tonya Garcia is leaving the publication. There is currently a PRWeek listing for a Senior Reporter on the PRNewser job board. Reached for comment, PRWeek Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

On the Scene Productions Fires All Employees, Faces Bankruptcy - Posted October 1, 2009
We received a tip this morning about an "employee revolt" at well known video and digital PR services company On the Scene Productions yesterday. Sure enough, PRWeek's Tonya Garcia has confirmed that the company let go of ... [FishbowlDC]

The NewsMarket To Acquire Medialink - Posted July 2, 2009
Media services vendor Medialink, known to most PR professionals for its work in broadcast and video PR, has been acquired by The NewsMarket. Both companies issued competing releases. The Newsmarket's lead with the headline, "The NewsMarket to Acquire Medialink," while Medialink's proclaimed, "Medialink Worldwide Announces Signing of Merger Agr... [FishbowlDC]

VMS Seeks To Provide Solution For Endless "Advertising vs. PR" Debate - Posted March 25, 2009
[Screenshot of Vantage, a new media intelligence tool from VMS] Ad equivalency reports - in which PR pros attempt to align media coverage with advertising spend and compare the ROI of both - are generally a dreaded task in the PR world. Do they really mean anything? Isn't it an apples to... [FishbowlDC]