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2014-09-30 12:26:04

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four award winners will be recognized at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region Conference October 19 - 21 in Providence, RI (http://www.iabcheritageconference.com). "We are very pleased to recognize these highly accomplished professionals," said Heritage Region Director Forrest Hughes. "The standards and criteria for IABC Silver Quill awards are high, based on time-tested thresholds of...

2014-09-29 23:12:57

Introducing PR News' first Writer's Guidebook, where PR agencies, academia and brands offer different, thoughtful perspectives on how to best write press releases, emails, speeches, biographies, backgrounders, crisis communications, and more. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In this 1st edition of PR News’ Writer’s Guidebook, PR agencies, academia and brands like Clorox and the Miami Heat, offer different, thoughtful perspectives on how to best write press releases,...

2014-09-25 12:25:26

Phoenix, Percy Award Winners and Student Scholarships Also Announced PHOENIX, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Phoenix Chapter awarded 12 Copper Anvils and 21 Awards of Merit during its annual Copper Anvil Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding public relations tactics and campaigns that incorporate effective research, planning, execution and evaluation, reflecting the highest standards of performance in public relations in for-profit and...

2014-09-25 08:24:16

ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Roberts has been awarded the September, 2014 Chapter Champion Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (www.prsageorgia.org) in recognition of his dedicated volunteer work. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148255 The award recognizes members who have significantly contributed to the Chapter's success and is given monthly or when appropriate. She was presented with a certificate and inscribed...

2014-09-22 12:26:32

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) has announced that it partnered with the 9/11 Tribute Center for a pro bono media campaign in observance of National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. On Wednesday, September 17(th), 600 volunteers from companies affected by 9/11 joined the center in assembling 500 bicycles for the children of active military service members. This special event, held in partnership with the USO, was held at the 69th...

2014-09-22 08:26:06

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JMPR Public Relations, Inc. today announced that it has signed on as agency of record with Live Media Group (LMG) - the premier full-service entertainment and technology company, offering turnkey services to execute live events from creative conception, live production, transmission and encoding to the new standard-setting nowlive(TM) video player, post production and complete video metric delivery. JMPR will be responsible for...

2014-09-22 08:25:15

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Ogilvy & Mather CEO Miles Young promoted Christopher Graves, currently global CEO Ogilvy Public Relations, to the role of Chairman, Ogilvy PR and Stuart Smith, currently Regional CEO EAME, to Global CEO Ogilvy PR, effective immediately. In making the announcement, Young said, "As the discipline of public relations continues rapidly to evolve and unlock big, fresh opportunities, we need to adapt our management structure accordingly....

2014-09-19 23:09:21

The Early Bird rate for PR News' upcoming Social Media Conference in NYC ends next week, Sept. 25! New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 PR News' Social Media Conference will be held October 9 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. This tactics-focused day will center around communicating in a mobile and social world, winning the attention of a larger audience on Facebook, social media listening strategy and technology, creating integrated social media strategies, social media...

2014-09-16 08:27:28

Agency's Balanced Work/Life Integration Policies Considered Major Step Forward for Working Mothers NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine today named Ogilvy & Mather North America as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are...

2014-09-16 08:26:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adacelis Perez has earned her Accredited in Public Relations (APR) certification from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (www.prsageorgia.org). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146283 Perez is an integrated marketing communications professional who has worked in agency and corporate environments for non-for-profit and private organizations and across national and international markets for over 12 years....


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