Religion PR

Pope Francis Continues to Walk the Line

Pope Francis

For both critics and fans of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has proven a compelling figure. Opponents cheer every time the pontiff says anything that could be somewhat construed as contradictory to previous church teaching, while church leaders, though obviously not entirely comfortable, have, to date, found ways to connect with his preachments. With each […]

What’s Up in PR this week?

Survey SEO

Sixth Annual Survey Finds Consumers Prefer Ease-of-Use even over Trust The Sixth Annual Makovsky PR /Kelton “Pulse of Online Search” Survey sent to 1,035 Americans ages 18 and older revealed even though the doctor-patient relationship remains paramount to healthcare, patients seek information online to better understand conversations held with healthcare professionals – particularly regarding treatment […]

Ebola Hospital in America & Muslim Brotherhood Share A PR Agency

ebola-hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has recently apologized for how they handled Ebola has hired Burson-Marsteller. According to the New York Times today, “For Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the last two and a half weeks have been a nightmare without end. And with the announcement early Wednesday that a second nurse who cared for Mr. […]

Giving Trends in Philanthropy

Charity and social giving

The giving (and getting) communities are abuzz right now with the latest Giving USA report on the state of American philanthropy. The research and analysis behind the report is conducted in collaboration with Indiana University and is supposed to generate an overall picture of charitable giving. This is an important report largely because charitable giving has steadily represented 2% of the total gross domestic product (GDP) over the years, not an insignificant figure by any account.

Genfest: The Focolare Movement Builds More Bridges

Genfest on stage yesterday.

Everything PR News has always professed that as a societal term and function, literally everything is public relations. Watching Genfest in Budapest, and via our own recent efforts to support Generation Ali, somehow a unified world seems all the closer. From a PR perspective too, what could be better public relations than the youth of the world unifying us all?

Anonymous Hacks Website in Defense of “All-American Muslim”

Anonymous hackers

It has become the rallying call of petitions, a new cause for celebrities, the subject of late night jokes, and has now finally found its way into technology news. The Florida Family Association (FFA) found its website had been hacked Tuesday. In its place was a message purportedly from the famous hacker group Anonymous stating […]

British Muslims Use Public Relations to Mend Shattered Image

British Muslims, London, UK

The Exploring Islam Foundation (EIF), founded by a group of young British Muslim professionals deeply concerned about the public perception of their faith, uses PR campaigns to challenge misconceptions about Islam and raise awareness about its universal values and contributions. After an extremely successful first campaign, a second one is scheduled for January 2011.

Vatican Surprised by Money-laundering Accusations against Vatican Bank Head

vatican money laundering

Vatican expressed great surprise at the news that broke today involving Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the head of the Vatican Bank, being placed under investigation by Rome magistrates under suspicions of money-laundering by the bank. After many accusations of child abuse by Catholic priests throughout 2010, the Catholic Church needs to face another powerful blow affecting their reputation.