AirAsia pulls ads that critics say ‘promote sex tourism’

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Germany’s transport ministry recently was criticized for its campaign to encourage bicyclists to wear helmets. It is embarrassing, stupid and sexist for the transport minister to be selling his policies using naked skin,” Maria Noichl, chairwoman of the wing, told the country’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The Local reported : Family Minister Franziska Giffey also hit out at Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer of the conservative CSU party.

How travel brands can fill the social media void

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports passenger air travel in June 2020 was only 20% of what it was in June 2019.

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Lockdown letter: brainstorming second order COVID-19 effects

Stephen Waddington

Our local fish and chip shop reopened on Wednesday. Government The digital democracy has been a long time coming - democracy will finally digitise, both in central and local government, and citizen voting. Regional devolution - Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and many local councils in England have opted for a different response to the Government’s release of lockdown. We need local, decentralised responses to arts, culture, education and transport.

Brand conversations during COVID-19

Stephen Waddington

Businesses in lockdown The lockdown has had a dramatic impact on entertainment, events, retail, travel and transport. Where lots of restaurants have simply shut down, Elder & Wolf is local restaurant in Whitley Bay that has reskinned its website and is operating home deliveries from its menu via WhatsApp. It has published a stunning montage of words and images telling the story of the local region and its people.

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How brand managers are encouraging consumers to vote

PR Daily

Learn where your local polling place is and get there with a discounted ride: [link] It wrote : At Lyft, we’re working to improve lives by connecting people and their communities through the world’s best transportation. It is estimated that over 15 million people were registered but didn’t vote in 2016 because of transportation issues. Would a free cookie persuade you to vote in the 2018 midterm elections?

Why and how virtual reality will transform marketing

PR Daily

Viewers with VR headsets can watch live events, enjoy outdoor concerts or explore exotic locales. Nonprofits, especially, could benefit from transportive tech that shows charitable projects in action. Instead of simply reading about refugees in Syria, viewers can transport themselves to refugee camps. The term “virtual reality” probably conjures images of immersive video games with spectacular vistas and vibrant flora and fauna.

[Updated] United apologizes after puppy dies on flight

PR Daily

The story was broken by several people on social media, including passenger Maggie Gremminger, once again highlighting how local stories go national with the help of modern technology. The airline said it transported 138,178 animals in 2017, more than any other airline, according to the Department of Transportation. The airline reported to the Department of Transportation the highest number of animal deaths of any U.S. per 10,000 transported animals.

The journey from lockdown

Stephen Waddington

Protect The lockdown has had a dramatic impact on entertainment, events, retail, travel and transport. Public information Local government, health services and blue light services have redirected all communication to providing public information that supports the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Apps, social media channels and websites have been switched to providing a local context to government guidance.

May 1: Tee up to help families with children battling cancer

The Stalwart Blog

I remember taking a peek at People magazine way back in 2009 and reading about this amazing San Diego-based nonprofit that ensures no child misses their cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. The story soon followed including interviews with Richard, his wife Diane, and a family using ENF''s flagship program "Ride With Emilio," that provides a van to transport children and their parents to and from the hospital for chemotherapy treatments and other medical appointments.

Tips for Getting your Tech News Covered in China

Flack's Revenge

Normally, you don’t need to pay them to get coverage; but they may expect compensation for attending a press event / conference via a “travel fee” that covers his/her meals and transportation. A press conference is considered a good way to get connected with local media outlets, especially for new companies. As I said in PR in Asia: Myths and Misconceptions , Fusion PR often hears from companies that want to get media coverage in China.

Accidental email or pointed pitch?

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De Blasio went on to ask aides to do a better job of coordinating his subway trips with local transit officials. pointedly put the word “accidentally” in quotation marks in its write-up about the mayor’s missive, and it added context about de Blasio’s push for increased transportation funding. An email from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to aides turned into a New York Times story Tuesday because the mayor copied a reporter on the message.

5 PR stunts that piqued the imagination in 2017

PR Daily

The Gyroscopic Transportation of the Future video. iframe width="560" height="315" src="[link] frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen> Semendov Dahir Kurmanbievich offered a vision for the future of transportation and racked up 5.4 The trip received local coverage in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Alabama and increased its web traffic by 30%. Mingling with locals and tourists at your VIP table in the hottest clubs.

5 Incredible Content Marketing Examples From Travel Brands

Contently - Strategy

Let’s say you have a locale in mind—maybe a faraway destination you’ve always wanted to see—but you don’t know where to begin researching hotels, car rentals, excursion packages, and restaurants. Even aside from the travel logistics, you probably want to read up on your destination’s local cultures and customs—you don’t just want to walk like a robot from tourist destination to tourist destination, buying a cheap keychain or shot glass at each gift shop.

Announcing PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists

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Firefighters Cancer Care Bill, ADG Strategy Group with IAFF Local 1403. DCTA Secures Community Impact Feature Article for “Case for Transit” Study, Denton County Transportation Authority. Revved Up: Women in Transportation Design Gain Momentum, ArtCenter College of Design. Congratulations to this year’s honorees. Earning coverage for your clients or organization is no simple feat. It takes innovation, talent, resilience and strategy.

The New Customer Journey: How Live Video Is Transforming the Travel Industry

Contently - Strategy

The company The Tour Guy has also made the switch to virtual tours hosted by local guides. When Italy locked down, they transitioned to live streamed pasta making classes called Nonna Live that could transport people virtually to their Italian home.

Lockdown letter: Zoom fatigue, checking in with Maslow and future plans

Stephen Waddington

People out and about taking their daily exercise have created hundreds of pebble stacks on our local beach in Whitley Bay. Boris Johnson has signalled his intention to start the conversation about restarting the economy and will publish a plan for the return to work, schools and public transport. Day 46 in lockdown. This is my sixth letter. It’s become a form of weekly therapy. It turns out that video conference fatigue is a thing. You’re not imagining it.

Unicorns, Upscaling and the State of Massachusetts Technology

Shift Communications

Dianne Hessen, CEO of StartUp Institute, discussed how moving from 50 to 350 employees is a significant challenge locally and how it impacted the growth of her former company Communispace. She suggested there is a real need for more established conduits to global markets, as well as a need to have local tech stalwarts provide more direct mentorship and network access to local entrepreneurs to help drive connections that can lead to valuation increase.

Best Happy Hour Spots to Celebrate Your Wins


The speakeasy style hangout is perfect for those looking to escape the rainy streets of Seattle and transport to the prohibition era. For those looking to sip on a well-crafted local brew after a stressful launch, Chuck’s Hop Shop is the place for you. Let’s face it, work can be challenging at times.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists

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Oregon and its Visitors Shine in Preparing for the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Oregon Department of Transportation. Total Transparency: How a Campaign to Promote a 24/7 Visitation Program in a Chemical Plant in Southeast Brazil Became an Effective and Engaging PR Tool for the Local Community and Government, Unipar Carbocloro and Medialogue Digital. Getting There: Transportation and Parking Campaign for SunTrust Park/The Battery Atlanta, Jackson Spalding and the Atlanta Braves.

Uber to pay $28M, adjust safety language to settle lawsuits

PR Daily

Those include federal, state and local background checks, regular motor vehicle screenings, driver safety education, current and future development of safety features in the app, and more. No means of transportation can ever be 100 percent safe, [and] accidents and incidents do happen,” an Uber spokesman said. PR pros know the value words can hold—and Uber’s PR team recently got a heavy reminder.

Airport’s brand journalism news service takes flight

PR Daily

Air Transport World magazine named Pittsburgh International its Airport of the Year in 2017, making it the first U.S. A report early this year featured a Transportation Security Agency officer whom Pennsylvania Sen. The team of five former journalists is set up like a newsroom staff, and they have a 15-minute standup meeting every morning to discuss what’s going on that day and whether there are any stories they can newsjack and localize.

Sending Deskless Workers Relevant Communications That Make Work Better


Wabash National, the premier North American manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and liquid transportation systems, knew they needed a solution capable of reaching workers with important attendance tracking and benefits information, but they also wanted to provide a platform to connect and inspire their employees. Encourage local leaders to participate, expand reach by including more voices and watch as grassroots momentum builds.

How Do We Love Hallmark Holidays? Let Me Count The Ways.


Last year on National Donut Day, Daylight Donuts, Regal Bakery, and 7-Eleven partnered with The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands to donate proceeds from sales to local Salvation Army Corps. This holiday enables Subaru to highlight its partnership with ASPCA which has “provided nearly $25 million to support the health, rescue, transport and adoption of more than 57,000 animals.” Welcome to February.

17 people who should have been on MN AdFed’s 32 Under 32 List

Communications Conversations

“Jake Wallace is a remarkable force behind a great deal of change at Trimble Transportation over the past few years as their senior marketing communications specialist. Although he got his start in the agency world at Weber Shandwick, he quickly moved to the corporate side and joined transportation technology company PeopleNet—now Trimble Transportation — in 2015. In case you missed it, AdFed officially posted its 32 Under 32 list a few weeks ago.

Using surveys to guide your recovery

PR Daily

Do we open when our local government gives us the green light? Others take public transportation to work but feel the risks of exposure are just too high on a bus or subway. After the COVID-19 crisis, you need accurate data and insights to inform your messaging. If you don’t measure employee sentiment, you can’t improve it. And the way to understand how your people are feeling and what they’re thinking is to ask them individually, anonymously and consistently.

5 PR Lessons From Our Favorite Instagrammers

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Maybe it’s a media event in the middle of winter that transports attendees to warmer places, or a product that has implications for how the world will be different in the future. Food blogger Julie’s Kitchen shares artful collages made of fresh ingredients (sourced from local farmers markets) on her Instagram feed and sells the prints online. With more than 400 million users monthly, Instagram can be a powerful tool in a PR campaign — as we previously noted here.

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How Executives From Lyft, Postmates and Microsoft See the Future of Tech and Small Business


“If local businesses are plugged into new technologies, it can help them grow,” he said. During his talk, McNeill discussed his company’s pro-mass transit efforts , including putting $50 million into local transportation initiatives in U.S.

CIA joins Instagram with ‘I spy’ challenge

PR Daily

Unfortunately, Instagram’s world of filtered “I woke up like this” selfies, influencers posing with sponsored products in exotic locales and celebrities posting staged Instagram stories probably isn’t the best place to do it. With its more than 988,000 followers on Instagram, the Transportation Security Administration offers an excellent example of combining important messages with captivating visuals meant to increase retention and engagement.

Analyzing Uber’s Response to Rape Crisis in New Delhi + 2 Lessons for Every Company to Learn

Melissa Agnes

We will work with the government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs. In their first sentence, they seem to pass the blame off onto the local government. Uber has been banned from New Delhi after one of their drivers, a sex offender who previously spent seven months in prison for his crime, raped a 25 year old woman passenger.

Letter from Middlesbrough: 13 lessons from Mary Meeker’s 2019 report

Stephen Waddington

8 Splinternet: multiple internets The internet is fracturing along the lines of platforms and local regulation. 12 On demand and remote work On demand platforms are changing the nature of work, driving efficiencies and disrupting markets as diverse as accommodation, food delivery, transportation. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 report is a monster. I’ve read all 300+ pages and summarised the stuff you need to know.

57 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

of Transportation, Wake County, NC – apply by Apr. Coordinator, State & Local Government Affairs , National Restaurant Association, Washington, DC. Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email Academia/Government. Public Communications Specialist , Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO – apply by May 3.

Seychelles – Sun, Endless Beaches and More.

Maxim Behar's Blog

The languages that will make your visit easier are English and French which is really really close to the local Creole language. Of course, the majority of tourists is on the main island – Mahé or Maé, as it is pronounced in the local Creole language. Mahé island offers the greatest variety of opportunities, but it is also the one with the largest population, the nosiest one and the one with the slowest transportation. Incredible, isn’t it?

Seychelles – Endless Beaches and More.

Maxim Behar's Blog

The languages that will make your visit easier are English and French which is really really close to the local Creole language. Of course, the majority of tourists is on the main island – Mahé or Maé, as it is pronounced in the local Creole language. Mahé island offers the greatest variety of opportunities, but it is also the one with the largest population, the nosiest one and the one with the slowest transportation. Incredible, isn’t it?

59 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Manager, State and Local Government Affairs , Center for American Progress, Washington, DC. Senior Manager, Public Policy (transportation focus), Amazon, Washington, DC. Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email Academia/Government. Sustainability Coordinator , City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA – apply by Apr.

3 PR lessons from SXSW

PR Daily

What began as a local Austin music festival in 1986 just wrapped up its 30 th year as the go-to event for music, film and technology. I’m the COO and managing director of a communications firm in real estate, public affairs, energy, transportation, higher education and non-profits. I was never able to justify taking the advice of associates and friends to attend the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Behind the Headlines With Ashley Simmons


I entered college as a journalism major and after several different communications-focused internships – a local community newspaper, a public relations and advertising agency and two local political campaigns – I realized what I really wanted to pursue was a career focused more specifically on public affairs and political communications. New tools and technology are always accessible, but if you don’t have a plan for how you will use them, you won’t benefit from them.

5 Challenges to Effective Communication


Further, whether a person has used the service impacts their viewpoint of whether Lyft or Uber is software or a transportation service. All of these are some combination of not driver-friendly, very public-transportation friendly, with a large number of visitors. For local businesses, considering peer grouping rather than age segmentation and/or broad generalizations may be a useful way to qualify people that you (or your competitors) may have overlooked.

64 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Media Communications Specialist , Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA – apply by Nov. Policy Manager with National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies and National Association of County Community & Economic Development , SmithBucklin, Washington, DC. Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Have one you’d like to see listed? Just email

Uber exec acknowledges link to Kalamazoo shooter

PR Daily

Alleged Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooter Jason Brian Dalton reportedly transported passengers while working as an Uber driver during a shooting spree on Saturday. This would in-app function would immediately alert the organization and local authorities while an incident is in progress. He told local news outlet WMMT that his attempts to get the driver off the road were unsuccessful.

6 unconventional ways communicators can fuel creativity

PR Daily

Lewis’ classic seven-volume series transport you to the magical, wonderful land of Narnia. If you’ve long avoided scratching this spiritual itch—or even if you’ve lost the faith—make a pilgrimage to your local church, temple, mosque or enigmatic cave monastery to soak up the good vibes. Your brain is three pounds’ worth of imagination fuel, but sometimes the tank goes dry. If you write, it’s an epic, daily struggle to keep pumping out fresh ideas.