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Howard Rubenstein, Steven Rubenstein & Richard Rubenstein: A Public Relations Dynasty

2018-06-01 by Archie Obrien
Howard Rubenstein

In the world of New York City Public Relations, the closest thing to a dynasty is surely the Rubenstein family. The Rubenstein family has been a part of New York City public relations for decades. [caption id="attachment_58792" align="alignleft" width="360"] Howard Rubenstein[/caption] Who is Howard Rubenstein? Starting with Howard Rubenstein, the father, also a PR genius and one-of-a-kind. He remains the Chairman of Rubenstein Strategic Communications, which he started in his parent’s dining room in 1954. He tells how he opened his first office after his parents refused to answer the family phone with the business name. Howard – now 83... Read More >

Of Washington Free Beacon, a Russian Dossier, and Guo Wengui

2017-11-03 by Archie Obrien
Of Washington Free Beacon, a Russian Dossier, and Guo Wengui

Is anything a surprise these days? Learning that conservative site Washington Free Beacon (WFB) was deeply involved with the dossier begun in 2014 to connect then-candidate Trump (and other pre-primary candidates) with Russian operatives … and that it was originally requested by Republicans and later the tab switched to Democrats … is almost blasé. Though the request seems to have started with the WFB, they hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steel, a former British intelligence officer, to do the behind the scenes digging … looking for information on several Republican Presidential primary candidates. But the leaders at WFB also claim... Read More >

Bollywood returns to Pakistan – what happens next?

2017-01-18 by Archie Obrien
Bollywood returns to Pakistan - what happens next

If there’s a more worrisome border animosity on the planet, it’s tough to imagine it. There’s no love lost between India and Pakistan, two of the most populous countries, both boasting modernized military forces and nuclear capabilities … and a mutual dislike that is constantly in danger of flaring up into a shooting conflict, that, some fear, could go nuclear even faster than North Korea. But there’s been a recent development that may just warm that icy relationship and cool those hotheads calling for conflict. Of course, it comes from the entertainment industry. After several months of banning movies from... Read More >

Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Seeking Marketing Firm

2017-01-09 by Archie Obrien
Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Seeking Marketing Firm

The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is seeking a firm for a five-year marketing plan for tourism in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The CVB was established in 1986 as a division of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  It is charged with promoting greater Spartanburg as a tourism destination. The CVB is the official point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tournament directors, and visitors.  The CVB staff assists groups with site selection, group accommodations and meeting... Read More >

Colorado State University Issues Media RFP

2016-11-26 by Archie Obrien
Colorado State University Issues Media RFP

Colorado State University (CSU) has issued a media planning and buying RFP.  The school  is now one of the United States’ leading research universities. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA), CSU currently enrolls approximately 22,650 undergraduate students, 4,100 graduate students and 550 Professional Veterinary Medicine students, and has more than 1,800 faculty members working in eight colleges.CSU’s purpose is to ensure students can realize their dreams and impact the world through access to innovative and relevant academic programming, an incomparable student experience, extraordinary faculty and staff, research and new knowledge discovery to solve global challenges, and state-of-the-art working and learning... Read More >

News from Finn Partners, PMK*BNC & W2O

2016-11-04 by Archie Obrien
Finn Partners Discovers the Greatest Fears of IT Decision Makers

Finn Partners Discovers the Greatest Fears of IT Decision Makers According to Finn Partners Tech Practice managing partner Sabrina Horn, "The challenges that I.T. decision makers face each day are truly daunting. From aging technology infrastructures to cybersecurity threats to the need to keep up with the latest innovations, it's no wonder we received a lot of scary, uncertain opinions about what lies ahead. But, these findings also highlight the need for technology providers to better communicate the business outcomes they deliver making it a little less uncertain for everyone." That’s information garnered from 511 IT decision makers from the... Read More >

United Nations Issues Media Monitoring RFP

2016-10-31 by Archie Obrien
United Nations Lebanon Issues Communications RFP

The United Nations Development Program has issued a media monitoring RFP. The Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) of UNDP was established on 1 January 2007. It was created to develop UNDP’s institutional capacity to enhance the strategic partnerships and to strengthen the resource mobilization function, which are both critical in securing aid effectiveness and delivering more responsive services. The Bureau builds and strengthens relationships with a number of key constituencies and development partners. In particular, BERA has a key corporate role in developing relationships with the Executive Board, programme countries, donors, the United Nations system, the International Financial... Read More >

Wonder Woman named UN “ambassador” amid protests

2016-10-31 by Archie Obrien
Wonder Woman named UN “ambassador” amid protests

The United Nations created an uproar when it named DC Comics’ Amazon Princess “Wonder Woman” a “special ambassador” in honor of the character’s 75th birthday. The honorific chosen was “Special Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls” and you might think that would be a positive thing. And it was … just not for everyone. Protestors both inside and outside the UN chambers let their opinion be known that the honor should have been given to, well, a real woman. Others were upset that such a “sexualized” character was bestowed with the honor. As what was supposed to be... Read More >

SAARC Development Fund Seeks PR Firm

2016-10-26 by Archie Obrien

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) having its Secretariat at Thimphu,  Bhutan, was inaugurated by the Heads of State/ Governments of SAARC member states in April 2010 during the 16th SAARC summit in Thimphu. The objectives of SDF are (i) To promote the welfare of the people of SAARC Region, (ii) To improve their quality of life, and (iii) To accelerate economic growth, social progress and poverty alleviation in the SAARC Region and (iv) To bring about Regional integration among the SAARC member states. The SDF is seeking a PR Agency for the following scope of services: Integrated Communication: To disseminate information... Read More >

PR Happenings at BerlinRosen, FleishmanHillard, Omnicom PR, Global Strategy Group, and MWWPR

2016-10-25 by Archie Obrien
Groundbreaking on New York’s Second Highest Skyscraper

Groundbreaking on New York’s Second Highest Skyscraper BerlinRosen did double duty at the recent groundbreaking ceremonies at 1 Vanderbilt near Grand Central Station in Midtown. The New York PR firm represents the project developer SL Green as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio who was among the dignitaries attending the ceremony. BerlinRosen works with the Mayor’s re-election campaign currently, and if he wins that bid he’ll still be serving in 2020 when the new building is slotted to be completed. The 1 Vanderbilt project includes building a 58-story tower over 1400 feet tall as well as an overhaul of Grand... Read More >

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