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Posts Tagged ‘William Murray’

PRSA CEO Murray to Step Down in June

bill_murray2012Today brings word of change at the top of our industry’s biggest trade association. William M. Murray, CEO of the PRSA for the past seven-plus years, will resign effective June 1st to pursue an unnamed opportunity “outside the communications industry.”

The org made the announcement today in both a press release and an email to members.

The release notes the role Murray played in “helping to drive forward an extended period of structural growth for the organization”; the New York Society of Association Executives named him its Outstanding Association Executive of the Year for 2009.

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What Does the Media Do to Piss Off PR?

shutterstock_100439611-1 What, you can’t type a simple “No, thank you?”

The top item on our recent guest listicle “5 Things PR Does That Piss off the Media” was “send too many press releases.”

OK, but are we really the bad guys here? What about the things they do that piss us off?

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The PRSA Has PR Job Openings

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is looking for four staffers, two for the PR department and two for marketing.

The two openings on the PR side were once held by Keith Trivitt, the former associate director of PR for the group, and Diane Gomez, manager of PR. Trivitt has taken a position as director of marketing and communications at MediaWhiz. Gomez will be moving to the PRSA’s marketing department on May 25. All three positions in the organization’s marketing department are new, according to the PRSA.

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