Brand Gordon & Rees - Another Public Relations Setback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Along with a public statement opposing Colwin's comments of Hannity, it relieved her of our duties as managing partner of the New York office. In the legal and business media the Mercedes Colwin story caught fire.

Sex Harassment Allegations = Big Business for Public Relations Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The allegations about sexual harassment have generated new business - and a lot of it - for public relations firms. Here are the details from Ruth Brown at the New York Post. Essentially, public companies need to protect their stock price - and brand.

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Public Relations - Rated 6th Most Stressful Job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public relations is frequently viewed as a glam industry. After all, its capital is the cool New York City. The stress factors range from amount of travel to how much the profession is in the public eye. And, it's behind the cult of fame.

The New York Times - Journalist Layoffs Likely In December 2014

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The ax will probably swing for about two dozen journalists at the New York Times in late December, insiders said, as a voluntary buyout program looks like it will fall short of its goal of 100 newsroom people."    The New York Times Inc.,

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Media in 2018 - 15,474 Jobs Cut (implications for public relations agencies)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are more details from the New York Post. Also, as New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway hammers, more and more purchasing is done without the middleman via search engines and devices like Alexa. The implications for public relations are eye-popping.

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Kaci Hickox Needs Public Relations Firm - Fear Is Contagious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A public relations firm can put itself on the map by parachuting in and representing "Ebola Nurse" Kaci Hickox. Here is the coverage of that uprising by the New York Post.

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Pharma - Public Relations Won't Get It Off Hook on This One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That, of course, was nothing new. The situation has crossed the line from a scandal to be managed by public relations experts to executives winding up being branded as criminals. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman.

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The New York Times - Yes, If It Folds, Rhetorical Tears Will Be Shed (end of story)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The most recent profile is Joe Pompeo's article about the "poisonous" mood at The New York Times.   Sure, it's still a coup for public relations firms to get placements for clients in The New York Times.

2017 52

Mobile Homes: Residents Should Launch Grassroots Public Relations Campaign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Growing up as tenement trash in the 1950s in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey I had one thing to hold onto.   Apparently, residents of mobile homes still are, at least according to the coverage in today's The New York Times Magazine.

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Amazon - Was It Ambushed By The New York Times Or Is Toxic Corporate Culture For Real?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jon Russell at the influential TechCrunch raises the possibility that The New York Times coverage of Amazon's corporate culture might not have been accurate.   In the court of public opinion, Amazon can wind up in the dark place Walmart had been for years.

2015 70

Lead-Poisoned Children - Public Policy/Public Relations Had Ruled Out That Possibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"City officials (in New York City] revealed Thursday there were 1,375 positive lead poisoning tests in children since 2012 in NYCHA (public housing) - the first complete figures in the widening scandal."  "  - The New York Post, August 30, 2018.

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Public Relations Pros, Bucket Lists, And Re-Thinking The Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The public relations field has become a sprawling entity, seeping into marketing, social media, and actual selling. The first line in his obituary in The New York Times might read, "Jack Odwyer, Preet Bahararaish in his pursuit of adversaries, won over PRSA leadership."

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The New York Times Adds 20 Opinion Writers - But, Has Personal Essay Peaked?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The New York Times is adding 20 new online opinion writers, it announced on Wednesday. Several months ago I contacted public relations leaders about trends. Do we really care about X or Y feels about walking in the snow and cold in New England?

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The New York Times - Will Thought Leaders Be Left W/O This Forum?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The New York Times Co. Well-connected thought leaders have settled into having their points of view receive exposure in The New York Times. However, their public relations representatives should be scouting around for forums of equal influence and trust.

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Lisette Sand-Freedman, Brad Zeifman - Shadow Public Relations Partners To Marry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their sphere of influence is public relations. They already are business partners, operating Shadow Public Relations. Here is the coverage on Page Six in the New York Post. Bill Bradlee and Sally Quinn. Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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2009 in Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2009 was a crossroads one for public relations.    Expect more brutal outings as client grouse that the PR folks can't get them publicity because they don't know digital.   Among them is not the new president taking the reins at X liberal arts university in the midwest.    PR agencies can be in the front lines of creating new jobs, even if part-time or just-in-time. 

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Brand Psychiatry in Legal Play - Profession Requires Brilliant Public Relations to Prevent Flood of Malpractice Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Manhattan Supreme Court, Annabella Murphy filed a lawsuit against New York University Langone professor Aaron Metrikin. Here are more details from the New York Post. Making points of law, policy issues, and politics accessible and engaging for the public, media, investors, and more. The suicides of high achievers have preoccupied constituencies, ranging from their devastated colleagues to the media.

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The New York Times Is an Institution: But do we need it?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like the Roman Catholic Church, The New York Times is an iconic global institution. That question about The Times moved to center stage when Jill Abramson was canned, abruptly and seemingly without management or public relations skill.

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Public Relations Pros - Clients Still Want To Be Featured In Top Establishment Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A poll on PR Week indicates that clients prefer to be covered in top establishment media such as The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. To social-media experts, this seems counterintuitive.

2015 56

Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters.   This is a smart public relations move by both Uber and the AG office.   It made that agreement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Jack O'Dwyer: The Public Relations Society (PRS) continues to engage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somehow I have a hunch that if the last member of the Public Relations Society (PRS) was stranded on an island in the ocean that person would continue to pursue Jack O'Dwyer.  He could call out the posse in a water-soaked New York minute. 

Those Possible Layoffs at THE NEW YORK TIMES: Some changes are harder to absorb than others

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We Baby Boomers grew up putting THE NEW YORK TIMES in a special category.  Those let go might consider migrating to public relations, a field growing 21%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

2013 52

Xanax: Public Relations can run contest on rebranding pain as +

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No new story in America, an anti-anxiety medication has been fingered for abuse by users.    This time it's Xanax and it made itself into the influential THE NEW YORK TIMES because a clinic in Louisville, Kentucky shut down prescribing it.

Layoffs at VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK POST, Say Media, and additional ones at DAILY NEWS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What will be next for those laid off (or as it is sometimes called "accepting a voluntary buy-out") from Say Media, the NEW YORK POST, VILLAGE VOICE, and (again in a second round) at the DAILY NEWS?

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THE NEW YORK TIMES' Watergate: What did Mark Thompson know, when

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, THE NEW YORK TIMES should be very cautious how it handles one it could inherit from the BBC.    Meanwhile public relations firm Edelman has its London pro Ed Williams counseling Thompson, reports Odwyerpr.com.  Thompson

Galleon Jury Verdict: The day after, challenge for public relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For example, public relations firms will present how much new wealth hedge funds create for the economy, how much tax it pays, and how many jobs it might have indirectly created.

Saving AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What I learned could well rescue AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. So, how can the AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS be turned around?    Among others, THE NEW YORK TIMES, CRAIG'S, PLAIN-DEALER, LEGAL NEWSLINE, and PUBLIC NUISANCE interviewed me.  In all promotions, add the subtitle: BE YOUR VERY OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS WIZARD.  Most media products can be saved. 

Diederik Stapel: Can brilliant public relations create new career path for academic con?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Instead, as Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reports in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE , he not only created a hypothesis but also the statistical evidence to support it.    His career in tatters, Stapel tried to publish a book to get a new start and some money. 

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Debt is "tool for economic advance," Jackson Lears, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his classic article  in THE NEW YORK TIMES "The American Way of Debt," Jackson Lears documented how debt has been as American as apple pie and helped the nation become the number-one wealth producer.    However, at ATL, Mystal is putting together something that is leading to new options.    He's feared by the public relations types. 

"Inky Tears" by Frank Rich - Now we public-relations writers are no longer children of a lesser god

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"   - Frank Rich, "Inky Tears," NEW YORK Magazine , April 7, 2013. When many of us public-relations writers came of professional age, journalists, and ironically a number of our clients, treated us like children of a lesser god. 

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Crisis Communications - Pork Wins, Politicos Get The Flu!

Matt Eventoff

Monday and Tuesday were voluminous with brewing crises — one of the biggest political party switches in history, a new potential pandemic, and a decision to fly Air Force One over Ground Zero — all offered valuable, and contrasting, examples of communicating during an early stage of a crisis, and just how critical getting out in front with a central message is. Democratic leadership had a relatively easy task - graciously accepting their new colleague.

Public Relations Generation Gap - Digital aren't winning, yet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  We digitals can say that over and over again about the old-guard in the public relations industry.    The conservative NEW YORK POST might be on the block next.   "You're stuck in the past." 

AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS: Like careers, books have comebacks too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Amazon.com, the AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS by Robert L.   For example, at the time, executives were still puzzled about this new tool called social media.  However, the fundamental public relations principles hammered in the book are solid.    I should have asked explicitly the publication date.    I configured the tone and material for publication early summer. 

Site and Trainer Review: Speaking Excellence with TJ Walker

Communication Steroids

And from an outside perspective, the New York City-based TJ Walker looks successful. He’s a corporate public speaking trainer, appears on national TV to tout his stuff and has a pretty spiffy weekly newsletter and nice website packed with useful information.

Where in the World is Akio Toyoda?

Matt Eventoff

Toyota took action, suspending the sale of the vehicle, offering Lexus loaners to concerned owners , and addressing the issue publicly – immediately. I have written extensively in the past about what I believe Mr. Toyoda needed to do in order to improve public perception of the company his family founded and he runs. Appear Publicly – Multiple times, each and every day.

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Apple (AAPL) Exploits Greatest PR Gimmick Ever

TJ Walker Interactive

As a media trainer, I am often critical of Apple because they violate almost every rule of good media relations. last night, 1000 people camped out in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue her in New York City in anticipation of the new iPhone 6 going on sell today.

Paradise Needs Some Heavy-Duty PR

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And, since she is a public defender with the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society in New York state, she was aware of the world as a dangerous place.   Yet, this 61-year-old public defender, who had been living in Wantagh, New York, managed to get herself murdered.

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Brooklyn Detention Complex Needs Sophisticated Crisis Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Seemingly with great glee, the New York Post features coverage of a move made by the Brooklyn Detention Complex. With no explanation why, the correctional facility posted a sign in the visitors' quarters that the New York Post is banned.

2018 56

NYPD - 8th Officer Suicide in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Police Commissioner Frank Reagan wrestles with real-life common problems such as such as marijuana ingested where it was legal lingering in the blood of New York officers on duty. He had been serving the public for 7 years. Also, those same police officers have become the targets of public relations campaigns about alleged mistreatment of minorities.

2019 40

Julie Hamp Had A Mixed Week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Wednesday, public relations heavyweight Julie Hamp resigned from her position as chief communications officer at Toyota Motor. Also this week PRWeek recognized her as #10 on the list of the top 50 executives in public relations, reports Stephanie Smith in the New York Post.

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Bloomberg News, Pulling Back From Political Coverage, Laying Off 80

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the article on this in the New York Post. If they can rebrand themselves for working in public relations they have a whole new career path ahead of them. Public relations is growing as reputation management and crisis communications become musts.

2015 65

Banished: Perella Weinberg Folks Can No Longer Eat in Weil Gotshal's Cafeteria Overlooking Central Park

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, that permission has been rescinded, reports the New York Post. Ending the arrangement was probably a lousy public relations move. It was a strange arrangement: That a law firm would allow a client's personnel to dine in its cafeteria on an open-ended basis.

2019 52

DAILY NEWS Cuts a Dozen: Will it be around in five years?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once a must-read for Baby Boomers in the New York Metro area, the DAILY NEWS is fighting for its life. NEW YORK Magazine reports that it has cut a dozen employee and hopes to survive through a national orientation and digital strategy. 

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