Cars, Trains, Planes Hacked… A Transportation Risk That Leaves Us All Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

If you work in the transportation and/or travel industry, this should scare the crap out of you too – otherwise, we’re all screwed. If you want a better idea of what I’m talking about, watch the following short video by NBC New York : Dear transportation industry, WAKE UP!!!

Belgium transport minister steps down after document leak

PR Daily

On Friday, Belgium’s transport minister, Jacqueline Galant, resigned after the surfacing of a confidential document detailing the government’s flawed airport security measures. As accusations emerge following the terrorist attack in Brussels, a Belgian official is stepping down.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) c) Donald Steel. This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul.

Airport Manager (Parking and Ground Transportation) - Sacramento, CA

Flack Me

Company: Sacramento County Airport System Location: Sacramento, California Industry: Advertising - Other Career Level: Management (Manager/Director of Staff) Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: $99,055 - $109,202

How eScooters can Earn Respect?

Ronn Torossian

These convenient and relatively inexpensive transportation options are popping up all over cities and college campuses, offering people a faster way to get from A to B, while saving their shoe […].

NYC’s Best Ride: Uber, Via or Gett?

Flatiron Communications

The Flack gett NYC transportation ridewithvia Uber ViaI had to get from the upper east side of Manhattan to Water Street in the financial district for a client meeting this week. My default ride-sharing service Via only operates from 110th Street to Houston Street, so it was not an option.

Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters

Stern + Associates

Client Insights Bent Flyvbjerg Infrastructure megaprojects project management TransportationThe cost of Boston’s “Big Dig” ballooned to $14.8 billion – five times the original estimate – before its completion in 2007, eight years behind schedule. Europe’s infamous “Chunnel” project. The post Why Megaprojects Fail – And Why It Matters appeared first on Stern Strategy Group.

Uber CEO Hopes to Remake the Brand’s Reputation

Ronn Torossian

Last year, London’s transport regulation agency revoked the company’s operational license, resulting in a hotly-contested court case. The past two years or so have been a rough road for ride-sharing company, Uber.

Blue Origin Playing PR Catch Up

Ronn Torossian

The repeated success of SpaceX rockets to take off and then, amazingly, land safely to fly another day has mesmerized the public, giving the company a significant lead in the race to be the space transport and exploration company of the future.

Ketchum study: What’s driving Americans to consider driving alternatives?

Agility PR Solutions

The average American driver estimates spending nearly 10 hours per week behind the wheel, yet 29 percent of them have considered trading in their cars, trucks or SUVs in favor of other transportation options, according to a new study from global comms consultancy Ketchum.

Hawaiian Airlines policy ruled not discriminatory … but will that fly?

Ronn Torossian

Department of Transportation claiming discriminatory practices on the part of the airline. When two businessmen from American Samoa wanted to pre-select seats on Hawaiian Airlines, they were denied due to the airline’s new policy against improper weight distribution.

Journalists on the move – Week of October 8

Agility PR Solutions

Coverage will include healthcare, transportation, […]. Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week. USA AND CANADA Follow us on Twitter @Press_Moves News and Media City, The: (@TheCityNY) hires Jere Hester (@Jere_Hester) as Editor-in-Chief. The non-profit news venture will cover New York City when it launches next year. The post Journalists on the move – Week of October 8 appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Media Moves

3 messaging lessons from funny highway safety signs

PR Daily

More departments of transportation are resorting to humor to get their public safety message across, but not everyone is laughing. According to Lisa Miller , traveler information manager for the Utah Department of Transportation: Ninety-nine percent of our feedback has been positive.

No More Deaths by Duck Boats

Mindful Marketing

” Our course, what all of these companies have in common is their use of the distinctive duck boat, a World War II-era vehicle used to transport troops and supplies from ship to shoreline during beach invasions.

What Uber can teach us about good public relations

BradleyPR

The multibillion-dollar transportation network Uber has definitely tapped into this fact. CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, once said, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Director of marketing at ITN International Benjamin Wilson is a loyal Uber customer.

Aussies embrace humor with ‘Ferry McFerryFace’

PR Daily

A government organization in Sydney, Australia—Transport for New South Wales—recently showed it had a sense of humor when it unveiled the name of its new ferry. Some viral internet trends don’t quickly fade.

Snapchat proves educational in UK campaign

PR Daily

The Department of Transport spent a reported £70,000 on sponsored Snapchat filters that put people behind bars with the tagline, “Drive high? Enforcement alone is not the answer," a Department of Transport spokesman told CNET. "We The UK government is embracing Snapchat.

Amtrak on Facebook: ‘We are deeply saddened’ by crash

PR Daily

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, according to a very brief press release posted to its website. Six people died and dozens were injured in a Tuesday night Amtrak train derailment north of Philadelphia.

Israeli Startups Join Axis Innovation at NYSE

Flack's Revenge

Optibus enables a better public transportation system through efficient and real-time scheduling and control. I had the great pleasure of attending an event hosted by Axis Innovation this morning at the NYSE.

How brand managers are encouraging consumers to vote

PR Daily

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.

Infographic: How to attract, retain and engage Gen Z employees in 2019

PR Daily

The piece states: Gen Z employees want incentives beyond salary, such as reimbursements for fitness, transportation and food. Communicators can reach this ascendant demographic by showcasing their company’s authenticity, social awareness, flexibility and opportunities for professional growth.

Content Marketing in the Sharing Economy

PR 20/20

Two prime examples: the increasing popularity of shared music, like Spotify , shared spaces, like Airbnb , and shared transportation, like Lyft. At this year’s INBOUND 2014 conference in Boston, one session in particular really got me thinking about brand / consumer relationships.

Why and how virtual reality will transform marketing

PR Daily

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.

3 marketing strategies learned at Disney World

PR Daily

With charming streets straight out of a fairy tale, rides that transport you from the deep blue sea to the tallest mountain on earth, and that iconic Cinderella’s Castle, Walt Disney World is truly the most magical place on Earth.

[Updated] United apologizes after puppy dies on flight

PR Daily

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.

VW chief apologizes 'sincerely and unreservedly'

PR Daily

During Willis’ appearance before the UK’s Transport Committee , he apologized “sincerely and unreservedly.". "We Later in the session, transportation secretary Patrick McLoughlin said that Volkswagen “behaved appallingly.”

Uber's missteps lead to loss of London license

PR Daily

Transport for London, the governing body overseeing London’s transportation, is hitting Uber where it hurts. Transport for London (@TfL) September 22, 2017. Yet among riders, Uber remains popular as a cheap and easy mode of transportation.

Uber CEO: ‘We’ve got things wrong along the way’

PR Daily

The news from London’s transportation regulator called Uber “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” thus issuing—at least for the moment—a death blow to the company in the European hub. Could this be a new PR direction for Uber?

Why Lebron James is a PR Superstar

Critical Mention

Free transportation within two miles. Over the years, sports fans have seen many athletes who have garnered intense media coverage and created their own personal brands.

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Building Bridges to Media and the World in Jerusalem

Flack's Revenge

in areas such as transportation and infrastructure). Addressing the JVP meetup with Pnina Ben Ami. I traveled throughout Israel over the past 10 days and visited many parts of the beautiful country. Each place was more awe-inspiring than the last.

Airbag maker enters agreement to recall to 34 million cars

PR Daily

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is quoted as saying: Today is a major step forward for public safety. In February, a crisis involving potentially dangerous airbags seemingly led to Honda’s CEO stepping down. The company that made the airbags, Takata Corp.,

New Group Aims to Study Impact of AI and Algorithms on Society

Flack's Revenge

But there are implications well beyond PR – technology increasingly determines not only the news we read, but has a role in everything from banking to education, transportation, healthcare and beyond. I’ve had many great conversations with my friend and PR authority Toni Muzi Falcone about the impact of technology on the field and society at large.

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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.

4 tips for a professional social media presence

PR Daily

Of the deaths, researchers found the leading cause to be drowning (being washed away by waves at the beach); followed by incidents involving transportation (standing in front of an oncoming train); and falling from heights (cliffs and mountainsides in national parks).

The Top Tech PR Stories Of 2015

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

” It’s an innovation likely to change transportation forever. As PR agency professionals and other pundits make up their “best” and “worst” lists for 2015, technology stories and the PR behind them will be ubiquitous.

General Motors recalls several Chevy, Buick models

PR Daily

In July, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that GM may have to recall another 4.3 Another major car manufacturer is issuing a recall for an airbag issue. General Motors has issued a recall of 4.3 million vehicles (3.6 million in the U.S.).

Why Are PR Agencies So White?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Like other so-called “glamour” industries, the agency business has relied on a stream of college students or new university graduates who work for no pay (or for a transportation stipend) as a way to gain experience and break into the business.

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Is it too late now to say sorry?

PR in High Definition

According to the British stereotype, ‘sorry’ is our favourite word, but it seems that when it comes to British transport we really do have a lot to apologise for. Omid Kashan from Manchester has created “ Sorry for the inconvenience ,” a website which records every time a transport provider apologises on Twitter.

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.

Health care communications leaders, assemble

PR Daily

The attendance price includes two nights’ lodging, transportation to and from the airport, a welcome reception on the first night; breakfast, lunch and snacks during the forum; and dinner on the second night.