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Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling

Straight from a Pixar story artist, here's a list of ways to break through writer's block and write stories you're proud of.


Do writers work better in groups?

The notion that writing in solitude makes one more productive and insightful may not be all its cracked up to be, says one writer. Plus, Taylor Swift's Wall Street Journal article and more.


Friday Five: A Spotlight on the PR Industry

As public relations professionals, it’s necessary for us to stay updated on the various tactics and strategies that will help us provide the best services for our clients and companies. O...


The 5 most popular stories on PR Daily this week

Summer's a great time for socializing and meeting new people, and that seems to be what was on our readers' minds this week, whether through networking or Facebook. Those stories and more...


Agency encourages people to give up Facebook for 99 days

The Dutch at pros at Just are reacting to the site's 'secret mood experiments' by trying to drive people away from it.


Three Board National Journal

The National Journal has hired three new staffers. Ben Pershing, formerly a staff writer at The Washington Post, has been named Washington editor and will begin in his new role on July 14...


Lucy Westcott & Paula Mejia Join Newsweek

Newsweek has added two new staffers: Lucy Westcott and Paula Mejia. Westcott will cover international news, and was most recently at The Wire as an editorial fellow, following stints at C...


PR Links of the Day - 7-11-2014

Gender Why women thrive in PR (and should they?) (M. Gielkens) Activism LEGO rebuffs Greenpeace campaign video to ditch Shell(J. Wheeler)  Trial Ventura publicist...


Myanmar Court Sentences Journalists to Hard Labor, Prison

A Myanmar court on July 10 sentenced five journalists to 10 years in prison and hard labor after reports that a government factory was planned to manufacture chemical weapons. [[ This is...


Hammond Adds Duo, Names CEO

New York-based travel and luxury PR specialist Lou Hammond & Associates has added two VPs amid a handful of client wins and the elevation of a trio of longtime execs to uppe...


Public speaking lessons from 13 songs released in the 1990s

Think there's nothing about public speaking to be learned from Sir Mix-a-Lot, the "Macarena" guys, and The Spice Girls? Think again.


NYT Nabs Katie Rosman From WSJ

Katie Rosman will join The New York Times’ Styles desk in late July to serve as staff editor and columnist. She will replace Alexandra Jacobs, who was promoted to fashion critic and...


Animal Planet Promotes Rick Holzman

Rick Holzman has been named executive vice president and general manager for Animal Planet. He most recently served as the executive vice president of programming and scheduling for both ...


Abby Ohlheiser Joins WaPo

Abby Ohlheiser will be joining The Washington Post’s general assignment news desk on July 21. She most recently wrote for The Wire covering religion, the Supreme Court, social justi...


Digiday Adds Shareen Pathak

Shareen Pathak has joined the staff of Digiday as its new brands editor, focusing primarily on the new challenges brands face in transitioning to digital media. Pathak was most recently a...


MedCity News Hires Dan Verel

Dan Verel has joined the staff at MedCity News as a reporter covering healthcare technology. Most recently, he served as a reporter for North Bay Business Journal, where he focused on the...


The Atlantic Shifts Health Staff

Julie Beck has been promoted to heath editor for TheAtlantic.com. She replaces Dr. James Hamblin, whose role now includes more writing for the site, as well as deeper involvement with vid...


CQ Roll Call Debuts Healthopolis

CQ Roll Call has announced the launch of the latest blog in its Policy Pulse series, Healthopolis. Led by Paul Jenks, the blog will cover healthcare policy news from Washington and beyond...


Walmart to pay for suppliers’ digital marketing

The retail chain’s chief marketing officer said digital media has reached ‘critical mass,’ so it’s reshaping its own team and developing a plan to help suppliers.


Tobacco Giants Confirm Merger Talks

Reynolds American and Lorillard, the No. 2 and 3 tobacco companies, confirmed in separate news releases today that they are in merger talks. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...


How to Comment on Blogs the Right Way: The Five Steps You Need to Follow

Are you commenting on other people’s blogs to grow your own readership? This is often a good strategy when your blog is brand new – and it’s a great way to start building relationships in...


Brooklyn Firm Hits $6.4M PR Jackpot with Ecuador

Ecuador, which has been waging an epic legal struggle with Chevron over a $9B-plus pollution lawsuit, inked a $6.4M contract with Brooklyn's MCSquared to bolster its image in the US and E...



PR World Awaits Vatican Communications Revamp

As Pope Francis revamps the Vatican's PR strategy, PR pro Toni Muzi Falconi outlined the communications strategies of the pope and his two predecessors at a UK university this month. Here...


UNH Seeks Agency to Grow Sustainability PR

The University of New Hampshire is dangling a communications and media services account to support the Sustainability Institute at UNH, one of the nation's oldest higher education program...