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15 People Business Insider Left Off Its ‘Top 50 Tech PR’ List

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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 “The 50 Best Public Relations People in the Tech Industry in 2014” was — as one of our industry friends put it — “so arbitrary.” At the same time, it’s always good to see journalists highlighting the real, valuable work done by PR rather than denigrating the entire industry.

It was also nice to see friends of the site Ed Zitron of EZPR and Barbara Bates of Eastwick get some respect.

A couple of things we noticed: someone really likes working with Waggener Edstrom and Brew PR and there weren’t a whole lot of names on the list from the usual suspects. Check out the O’Dwyer’s top tech firms list and notice how many of them didn’t appear in the BI post.

After the jump, we listed some people — both abstract and specific — whose absence we noted.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

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Ad Age Reporter Cotton Delo Joins DKC PR

Cotton-DeloIn another example of the not-quite-new firms hiring journalists trend, Ad Age San Francisco bureau chief Cotton Delo has joined DKC Public Relations.

Delo–who specialized in social and digital during her nearly three years with Ad Age–will help further expand the firm’s Bay Area operations, which began just three months ago with the hiring of SVP Michelle Cox.

Delo will be Account Supervisor handling campaign initiatives for DKC clients based in and around San Francisco (a roster that includes names like LinkedIn, Airbnb, Yahoo and Sega).

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Roll Call: Rubenstein PR, UNICEF, Haberman and More

Rubenstein Public Relations has welcomed two new hires: Roxanne Ducas as director of communications and Katalin Bergou as an associate vice president. With a breadth of experience in media and public relations, both women bring extensive backgrounds in corporate communications to RPR’s team. RPR continues to rise in stature as one of the nation’s leading public relations agencies. As director of communications, Ducas will work alongside the firm’s President to manage external and internal messaging and materials, networking, and introductions between and on behalf of clients to maximize relationships, since the agency places a strong emphasis on collaboration between clients and its extended network. Prior to joining RPR, Ducas was employed as a communications coordinator at AECOM Technology Corporation. As associate vice president, Katalin Bergou will work with clients across a broad range of industries and will be responsible for writing press materials and developing strategic media campaigns in print, broadcast and online media outlets. Previously, Bergou was an account supervisor at LAK Public Relations Inc., managing the daily activities of a professional services client, where she secured exposure in publications (Release)

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced the appointment of Jose Carbonell as senior vice president of marketing and communications. Leading a team of 34 people across six departments, Carbonell is responsible for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s brand, marketing and communications strategies. In his new role, Carbonell will focus on growing the U.S. Fund for UNICEF brand through digital and social media to keep it accessible for today’s youth and their families. Carbonell has more than 17 years of marketing experience. Most recently, Carbonell served as the vice president of marketing & strategic planning at Nickelodeon (a division of Viacom). At Nickelodeon, he led several cause-marketing initiatives, working with the Children’s Defense Fund, the PTA, and USA Gymnastics. He also championed marketing efforts for Nickelodeon’s highest profile shows. (Release)

Haberman announced that it has hired artist-turned-programmer Jesse Ross as director of digital technologies. He joins the agency from his previous role at Sevnthsin as senior developer and director of development. Ross has deep experience working on design and development for everything from open source projects to political campaigns to national advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Before Sevnthsin, he was an interactive designer for MRM Worldwide, one of the largest digital marketing firms in the world.(Release) Read more

Oh Hi: We Threw a Party This Week!

Big thanks to all who came out to our party at the Empire Room on Tuesday night! We greatly appreciated you all showing up to have a couple of drinks, trade business cards, look for new career opportunities and listen politely as your host tested his latest, lamest jokes. Apologies to anyone who wasn’t able to get in (we are popular for some reason) and a special thank you to the folks at Horn Group for sponsoring and organizing a great event. Here are some pictures:

Attendees getting their network on…

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Oh Hi: We’re Throwing a Party Next Week and You’re Invited!

Mad Men, AMC copyrights, etc....And now a quick note to all readers, friends, blog trolls and forgotten boarding school roommates in the greater New York metropolitan area who don’t have incredibly important business to attend to next Tuesday night (that means all of you): PRNewser will be throwing its first party of 2013 with the help of the Mediabistro events team, The Empire Room and our fine sponsors at Horn Group.

Some details, ’cause you know you want ‘em: the event will take place Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (yes, that’s one week from today). The venue will be The Empire Room, a “Deco lounge” at the base of the Empire State Building on 33rd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway on the island of Manhattan. The host will be your truly humble editor, who will say a few awkward things into a microphone before impressing everyone in attendance with his growing tolerance for hard liquor! (Ed. note: I don’t do Scotch though, sorry. It’s a flavor thing.)

Most importantly, the first 100 guests to arrive will receive a ticket for a free drink–once again courtesy of our sponsors at Horn. Everyone on our mailing list should receive an official invite soon, but here’s the online RSVP in case you want to make sure you’re registered. Oh, and feel free to file your complaints via email if you haven’t received an invite.

Again, that’s the Empire Room, one week from today, RSVP here. No excuses!

Roll Call: Fleishman-Hillard, Warner Bros, Best Buy

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).

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Party with Mediabistro and Horn Group in San Francisco

If you’re going to be in San Francisco on April 18 and think you might enjoy a free drink with friends and colleagues, read on.

Mediabistro and Horn Group is throwing a cocktail party that Wednesday at Bubble Lounge on Montgomery Street from 6:30 to 8:30 and you’re invited.

Hosted by the UCSF Department of Medicine editor, Erin Hartman, the Horn Group will provide the first 75 cocktails. Join the San Francisco crowd for a drink, some appetizers, and some good conversation.

Click here to RSVP.

The PRNewser, Horn Group Cocktail Party is Tomorrow!

Join us and the Horn Group at New York City’s Empire Room on tomorrow for a cocktail party to celebrate Wednesday cocktails. Huzzah! Also take some time to catch up with colleagues, meet new people, and say “Hi” to us in person. The first 100 drinks come courtesy of the Horn Group. Everyone bring your good times.

There’s still time to RSVP! Click here to add your name to the list. See you there!

PR Firms Keep the Holiday Cheer Coming

In the past couple of weeks since we posted a story about the good works and well wishes coming from PR firms for the holiday season, there’s been a whole lot more, and its getting even more elaborate.

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