PRWeek is now accepting agency financial information for its 2009 Agency Business Report, including rankings. The rankings will appear in the April 27 issue of PRWeek. All agencies are encouraged to submit information. This year’s process has been moved entirely online. Submissions must be received by February 27, 2009 at 6 pm EST. To submit your information, click here.
We’ve posted PRWeek’s editorial calendar for 2009. Please keep in mind that unlike PRWeek’s news content, features- the topics for which are found on the ed cal- are planned at least two months in advance. So please think of PRWeek’s features section as a long-lead magazine.
Also, as regular readers of the magazine know already, nearly all of PRWeek’s features are based on some type of client case study. It was a major refocus for the magazine when we redesigned in January 2006, so please, if you are going to pitch for an upcoming feature, make it a detailed pitch. Simply writing, “I noticed you have a consumer feature and would like to suggest my agency, XYZ PR as a source,” is not helpful and will not get a response. Instead, include a short description of some the trends you’re noticing in a particular sector, and include some of the work you’re doing on behalf of clients, but only ones that are willing to share their story with PRWeek. Please e-mail with any questions.
The only exception to the long-lead and client case study rule is the agency business section, which is assigned about three weeks ahead of the publish date and focuses exclusively on issues happening within PR firms. To pitch that section, please e-mail .
You can download the 2009 editorial calendar here.
PRWeek is now accepting nominations for its second-annual “40 under 40” feature, to be published in the December 8 issue. This special feature will profile 40 agency, corporate, and nonprofit professionals, as well as educators, under the age of 40 that are doing outstanding work for their clients/companies and for the PR industry as a whole. Individuals featured on the list will demonstrate innovative thinking, strong determination, and results that indicate a long and successful career in the PR industry. Those individuals profiled on last year’s list are not eligible for inclusion in this year’s feature.
To nominate someone, please download the entry form here and e-mail to . Individuals nominated must be under the age of 40 as of 12/8/08. Entry forms must not exceed two pages. Please contact Erica Iacono at erica.iacono@prweek with any questions. All nominations must be received by 5pm EST on September 15.
This year’s Global Special, published on June 30, will focus on the Olympic Games in Beijing and all of the PR initiatives associated with them. We’ll be looking for all types of stories, from public affairs to sports to consumer PR. Please e-mail if you’re interested in being part of this special feature.
Will be out next Monday. The date on the editorial calendar is in error. We apologize for any confusion.
PRWeek’s Agency Business Report, featuring the agency rankings and profiles, will be published in the April 21st issue. The deadline for submissions is February 29. To download the rankings form, click here.
For those of you expecting a December 31 issues, your wait will be endless, as we did not publish this week. But we will be back in full force on January 7 in full force. Your competitors will likely be spending next week shaking the languor out of their heads, so it’s to your benefit to pitch us news/story ideas. Happy holidays.
PRWeek has relaunched its podcasts section. Click here to listen to our agency leadership series and weekly review archives, and to hear a new sponsored podcast from Cohn & Wolfe.
PRWeek has hired Matthew McGevna as news editor. He joins the publication from the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, where he was editor. He has previously worked for the Long Island Advance, in broadcast journalism, and as an English teacher. He can be reached at and at . In addition, Mike Bush has been promoted to the newly created position of senior reporter.
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