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Career Development Series: Turning Your PR Internship Into a Full-Time Job

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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Roll Call: Euro RSCG PR, Weber Shandwick, GCI Health

Terese Kelly has joined Euro RSCG Worldwide PR as SVP of media. She joins from DiGennaro Communications, where she was senior account director. Prior to that, she was the director of PR for House Party Inc., an event planning company. She has 18 years of communications experience.

Mary Jane Walker has joined Weber Shandwick as SVP of corporate healthcare based out of the New York office. Besides her work on big healthcare clients, Walker will also be helping companies experiencing a major shift, like a CEO change or corporate restructuring. Walker was previously an SVP at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

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Euro RSCG’s Marian Salzman Has Some Choice Words About that PR Definition

Marian Salzman, CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR in North America, is not a fan of the whole “let’s come up with a new definition of PR” thing.

“Those imbeciles at PRSA [Public Relations Society of America],” she says. “…I don’t think we need trade organizations to sit down and figure out the definition of public relations. We need a different industry if that’s what we need.”

This is just one of many thoughts Salzman shared with Mediabistro for its latest “So What Do You Do?” feature. From personal relationships to “group think” to miso soup, Salzman covers a wide range of topics spanning her life and career. Salzman got her start in market research and advertising, was sidetracked by serious illness, and made her way to the top levels of the PR industry.

With all she’s accomplished, Salzman is still her own harsh critic. ”I’m very good at advising other people; I’m absolutely stupid when it comes to myself,” she says.

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Havas: Digital Drove 2011 Revenue Increase, 5.9 Percent Organic Growth

Havas announced its 2011 earnings yesterday, with revenue totaling about €1.65 billion ($2.17 billion according to today’s conversion rate). That’s a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year total of €1.56 billion. Organic growth was at 5.9 percent for the year, and income from operations was €220 million ($290.6 million). That’s a jump from €204 million in operating income in 2010.

Revenue from digital and social media work was up 23 percent for the year. Among the 2011 digital and social media wins were Panasonic and The Economist for Havas Digital USA and Mexico Tourism for Havas Digital Global.

The earnings announcement also highlighted 16 percent revenue gains in the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

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Roll Call: Eastman Kodak, Euro RSCG, Warschawski, and more

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Kodak chief comms officer Gerard Meuchner has stepped down from his post, The Wall Street Journal reports. A number of people have left the company, including three directors, as the company tries to sell or license some of its patents in the hopes of avoiding a bankruptcy filing. Kodak has been downgraded by Moody’s and the stock price was below 50 cents yesterday. Meuchner joined Kodak in 2000. It’s unclear where he’s heading.

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR has promoted Dalton Dorné to CMO of the firm. Dorné has been with the firm for four years, most recently serving as regional marketing director of Euro RSCG Asia Pacific in Singapore. In this new role, Dorné will launch the ERWW PR Marketing Council and serve as chief of staff to CEO Marian Salzman.

Matthew Henson has rejoined GolinHarris as executive director leading a number of accounts across the corporate communications space. He’ll be based in Boston but reporting to to Jennifer Cohan, MD in New York. Henson was with GH for nearly 10 years before leaving in 2009 to join Monster.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

Ad Age is reporting that P&G has moved its Gillette account from Porter Novelli to Ketchum after a competitive review. PN had been Gillette’s agency for the past 20 years. The review was reported in August. Ketchum will work closely with ad agency BBDO. Other P&G firms in the U.S. are MSLGroup and DeVries (Publicis and IPG firms, respectively), Paine PR, Marina Maher Communications, and Taylor.

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR has been chosen as AOR for Stand Up for Heroes, a celebrity fundraising event benefiting wounded U.S. servicemen and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival are partnering for the event for the fifth year. It will be taking place November 9 at 8 p.m. at New York’s Beacon Theater. Jon Stewart and Jim Gaffigan are among those slated to participate.

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Roll Call: Keds, Lippin Group, APCO, and More

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 relationships with its partner agencies. She was previously the SVP of marketing for Rue La La.

Lisa Porter, former deputy political director for ABC News, has joined The Lippin Group as VP. She will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, working with corporate entertainment and emerging media clients. Most recently, Porter was working as a consultant with entertainment clients including Paramount Pictures. She’s also served as an executive producer at WashingtonPost.com.

Colin Mackay has joined APCO Worldwide as director of the firm’s healthcare practice in Brussels. He was previously the director of comms and partnerships for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. he’s also served as the head of Weber Shandwick’s healthcare practice in Brussels.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has chosen French/West/Vaughn as his new marketing and PR AOR. F/W/V also works with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (and dog lover) Michael Vick and retired NFL player Simeon Rice.

Turner PR has three new clients: The Four Seasons Resorts in Jackson Hole and Whistler and The Brown Palace, a hotel and spa in downtown Denver.

PRWeek reports that Reckitt Benckiser has chosen Euro RSCG Worldwide PR as the PR firm for the Durex brand, which it recently acquired from SSL International. The firm had worked with the brand previously. Ogilvy PR Worldwide had also worked with Durex pre-acquisition through Ogilvy & Mather. That will be transitioned. Porter Novelli works with Reckitt Benckiser’s Veet brand, and Lippe Taylor with Clearasil.

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Roll Call: Euro RSCG, APCO, Publicis Consultants, and More

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Marian Salzman, previously the president of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, has been promoted to a new position, CEO of PR operations in North America. In this role, she will also manage the CSR work at the firm and build Euro RSCG Life in the U.K. Replacing Salzman is Lisa Rosenberg who was previously director of Porter Novelli’s global brand marketing practice and MD of the New York office. She’s also author of the Mommy Lens blog.

Stig Albinus has joined APCO Worldwide as head of the New York healthcare practice. He has a career spanning 30 years, previously spending 16 of them with Burson-Marsteller, holding a variety of executive positions including chair of the U.S. healthcare practice. He was also partner and director of integrated client solutions at Porter Novelli.

Melissa Musiker has also joined APCO as a VP in the Washington D.C. office. In this role, she will work with food and healthcare clients and in the food and consumer products practice. Musiker is the former director of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an organization serving the consumer packaged goods industry, and a practicing dietician. She has also worked as an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

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PRWeek Award Winners Announced

PRWeek held its annual awards gala in New York last night. Among the winners: Ketchum West and Mattel/Barbie for Campaign of the Year; Zeno Group for Agency of the Year; and Euro RSCG Worldwide PR‘s Marian Salzman for PR Professional of the Year.

In its Agency of the Year write-up, PRWeek says Zeno Group had 16 percent revenue growth for the year ending September 30, 2010, clients including Tropicana and Sears, programs to show appreciation for its staff, and a dozen new hires, including CEO Barby Siegel from Edelman.

There were 80 judges for this year’s awards. Cargill corporate VP of corporate affairs Mike Fernandez served as the chair. Congrats to all the winners! Complete list here.

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