Industry News In Brief (March 24, 2014)
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Industry News In Brief (March 24, 2014)

IPR seeking papers on social impact; CHR acquires New York boutique; Paris-based Idenium partners with US firm.

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GAINESVILLE, FL—The Institute for Public Relations Social Science of Social Media Research Center is inviting practitioners, educators and students to submit original case studies concerning the use, effects and importance of social media on the practice of public relations. Cash prizes totaling $1,750 will be awarded to the winning groups. Teams must include at least one academic (undergraduate or graduate) and one practitioner. Case studies may be based on first or secondary research from corporations, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, government entities, etc., and can address any aspect of PR relating to social media.  The entry form and additional information can be found at

NEW YORK—The CHR Group, an integrated marketing services holding company, has acquired Raker Goldstein & Co., a six-person public relations firm led by managing directors Heidi Raker and Stuart Goldstein. The firm, best known for its work with start-up companies looking for expertise in business development and brand leveraging, will maintain its brand and operate from The CHR Group’s corporate headquarters in New York City.

WASHINGTON, DC—Media training firm CommCore Consulting Group it has joined forces with The Presentation Team to offer PowerPoint design, development, and training as an added capability. The partnership will allow clients to not only learn how to successfully communicate their message but to also learn how to visually display the content more effectively.

NEW YORK—Paris-based Idenium, a public relations firm serving clients in the advertising, entertainment and media industry, has formed a new partnership with New York-based OpenCommunications Omnimedia, a PR and digital content-creation company likewise specialized in the digital advertising and media field.

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