April 29- British communications and events company UBM Plc is exploring a sale of PR Newswire Association LLC in a deal that could value the distributor of press releases at more than $700 million, according to people familiar with the matter. New York- based PR Newswire distributes corporate announcements and marketing via news agencies such as Thomson...» Read More
Midtown Row, which launched only a couple of weeks ago, devised an ingenious PR campaign that supports what they do: Offering In-N-Out burgers, shipped frozen to your door, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Facebook has layered its executive, legal, policy and communications ranks with high-powered politicos from both parties, beefing up its firepower for future battles in Washington and beyond., and is looking to add more, reports the New York Times reports.
The company is in talks with the President's former press secretary about a senior role in helping to manage communications ahead of a planned IPO, reports "The New York Times".
Gilbert Gottfried, now the former voice of the Aflac duck, was fired by his employer for jokes he made about the Japanese tsunami on twitter.
Problems at Chase's online banking service continued Wednesday, prompting outraged customers to take to their Twitter accounts to share frustration.
Brands looking to break through the blogosphere nowadays need a good pitch, some luck ... and maybe a little bacon.
A rogue JetBlue flight attendant's explanation that an uncooperative passenger caused him to melt down and slide down a parked plane's emergency chute may not hold water, the airline says in an internal memo.
For BP, a company that’s had a helluva time getting a “cup” on the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher it is responsible for, it’s now connected to another cup, the BP Crosstown Cup in Chicago. And it's a strikeout for the oil producer.
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It's no joke, but might sound like a setup for one— Hachette Audio in May will release Tiger Woods’ 2001 best seller, “How I Play Golf,” as an audio book. In it, Woods shares the “psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and help him transcend all the ups and downs of golf.”.
To promote the return of its back-by-popular-demand Wispa Gold candy bar, Cadbury created the World's Most Expensive Chocolate Bar—an excellent diversion in the middle of the recession. It was a plot made for a movie: A luxurious setting, an 80s pop star and a grassroots group of crazy Chocolate lovers.
So, what do you do at the end of a week where your company's stock was the worst performer in the Dow and you've got some bad news that could make the shares go down even more? You employ one of the oldest PR tricks in the book.
The US government mishandled the credit crisis, much as it did Hurricane Katrina three years ago, say crisis management experts.
On Amgen's conference call the other day regarding the biotech company's cutbacks, officials repeatedly stated that they think the federal government's new, restrictive guidelines for use and payment of Amgen's bread-and-butter anemia drugs will hurt patients and specifically, result in the need for more risky, old-fashioned blood transfusions to treat the condition.
You have to admit, Canada is the best neighbor on the planet. But now Canada wants Americans to know she will no longer be taken for granted as the girl next door! The Canadian Tourism Council says Canada is "tired of hearing that it's too nice, too pretty, too pristine and too safe." Gee, I bet Iraqis would love to have that rep. WE'D love that rep. But the Canucks are touting the country's "new personality and make-over," like some sort of silicone implant, with a new slogan "Keep Exploring."
If you went to bed and woke up this morning thinking the world was quiet and that today was going to be a light day at the office, you may want to call in, instead of relying on your BlackBerry. Research in Motion confirms a massive, system wide blackout affecting all its 8 million subscribers that began around 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, and while service is being restored, it is still sporadic and may take much of the day to get back on line completely.