Posts Tagged ‘Affect’
“My first job was in retail at the age of 14, and I have worked in the industry ever since.” – Rachel Roy
The National Retail Federation has retained digital agency Rain (PR AOR Sunshine Sachs) to create digital shorts for its industry campaign site This Is Retail. The purpose of the campaign is to convince young people that a career in retail doesn’t necessarily mean working the register for $10 an hour.
NRF SVP Bill Thorne says “We want young people to think retail when they are on the job hunt”, because the booming industry truly does need more employees at a time when jobless rates for young grads are near record highs. The videos are clever (watch one after the jump), but good luck getting young folks to say “Hell yeah, I work in retail!”
Yes, it’s true: Hurricane Sandy turned this week upside down. In the midst of all the bad news about millions going without power, $50 billion dollars in damage, and bad behavior in the wake of the storm, it’s encouraging to read about some positive developments. We’re not sure when the New York/New Jersey area will return to normal, but in the meantime some particularly inventive PR professionals are trying to help out.
Affect is a firm located right smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the effects of this week’s storm have been particularly dramatic. Noticing that many of her friends, clients and employees have been affected, Affect owner and president Sandra Fathi set up a Facebook page called “PR Helping PR” yesterday with the stated goal of helping as many affected professionals as possible return to work–even if their offices aren’t yet up and running.
The site plans to achieve this goal by bringing PR pros who need office space together with those who have space to share. Affect encourages both stranded employees and any PR companies located in areas suffering from storm damage to post status updates in the interest of helping at least a few dedicated professionals find an available desk at which to do their work.
Your editors have been fortunate enough to work from home this week, but many in the industry aren’t so lucky. If you’re one of those stuck without a working computer/Internet connection, or if you have resources to offer, please check out the PR Helping PR page.
Affect has added e+CancerCare, an operator of outpatient cancer treatment centers, to its roster of clients. The firm will create a campaign to build awareness for the company’s nationwide network of centers and its community health programs. The firm will also raise the company’s profile with business and trade media.
Welcome to the first of PRNewser’s four-part “Career Development Series.” Over the next four Wednesdays, we’ll be exploring some of the career development issues that PRs at different levels in their careers are faced with.
This week, we’re starting at the start: how to turn that internship into a full-time job. We talked with firm execs and a former intern who actually made the leap to learn the best ways to make this happen. What we found out is that interns have a responsibility to the firms they’re interning with, and PR agencies have a responsibility to their interns, a point that sometimes gets overlooked.
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Affect has announced the winner of this year’s New York Intern Project: Katey Kimpel, a senior at the University of Akron. She’ll receive $5,000, a $2,500 housing stipend, and a three-month internship in New York.
Click here to check out her entry. She received 1,205 out of 15,953 votes cast for the program. Congrats to Katey!
Fleishman-Hillard has appointed Anne de Schweinitz (left) SVP, managing director, and senior partner of the healthcare practice. She will relocate from New York to London, reporting to John Saunders, president of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. De Schweinitz joined F-H in 2011. She replaces Michael Rinaldo who has left the firm.
Warner Brothers Pictures has promoted two execs in its international publicity department: Lance Volland to EVP and Désirée Finnegan to SVP, the role previously held by Volland. Based on the press release, many of his duties for both jobs will remain the same: overseeing the international publicity department and all of the functions of that division (the former) and helping with strategies and global campaigns (the latter).
Abine, a company that provides online privacy tools, has chosen RF|Binder as global AOR. The firm will promote messaging tied to giving people control over their online data and how Abine’s products can help do that.
PR firm Affect is holding its second annual contest to find its next PR and social media summer intern. That person will receive $5,000 along with a $2,500 housing stipend to live in New York City. Last year’s contest, which produced Affect employee Patrick Gotham, received more than 100 entries and 14,000 votes. Applicants submit a video or photo entry here explaining why they should be awarded a paid internship at Affect in New York City that will jump-start their career.
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has chosen Edelman as AOR following an RFP process that began in August. The new campaign will launch at the Expo! Expo! event in Las Vegas on December 6. [via PRWeek]
Atrium Staffing, a women-owned recruitment company with eight offices across the U.S., has chosen Emerging Media as its AOR. This is the first PR effort for the company and it will include media relations, media training, and messaging.
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