PR Miscellany – July 19, 2005

  • According to AdWeek, Burson Marsteller‘s CEO Thomas Nides is leaving the agency to join Morgan Stanley.
  • Julian Tanner has published a book aimed at helping organizations conduct effective PR in Europe and the Middle East titled “Views on International Public Relations”. As the Inquirer points out, if you want an open source version you could read Intel‘s guide to the European Media…
  • You always dread when the press release becomes the news story.
  • Belated congratulations to Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson on their 50th PR podcast. In fact my best wishes are so late, the 51st PR podcast is now live, it covers a number of PR stories on the automotive industry and the LA Times’ new ethics guidelines.
  • I’m a big fan of closure, so we should note that the San Francisco 49’ers have a new head of PR.
  • For those thinking about tipping their toe into blogging, Susannah Gardner at the Online Journalism Review has a great overview of the various blogging tools. [Thanks to John Cass for the link]
  • Jeremy Pepper continues his interview series with Kethcum‘s Adam Brown.
  • You see even PR bloggers get bad blog relations pitches.