Gen Z’s perspective on transportation ushers in new “Mobility Culture”

Agility PR Solutions

A new report from global comms firm Allison+Partners suggests that changing definitions of transportation and an influx of new mobility solutions are paving the way for the birth of a new culture—the mobility culture.

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.

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!!!

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

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.

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.

Uber embroiled in alarming PR crisis—and the time to act is now

Agility PR Solutions

It is a sign of your pervasiveness in society that a killing perpetrated by one of your independent drivers, or even someone posing as your driver, can tarnish your reputation in spite of every effort to safely transport customers from Point […].

Empowering Activists to Carry Your Message

PR News

My off-hours are spent volunteering as an activist for New York City cyclist, pedestrian and public transit advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt).

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.

For clearer writing, ditch ‘etc.,’ ‘i.e.’ and ‘e.g.’

PR Daily

have similar needs for affordable, safe, and convenient transportation. For example: Older people who have to give up driving because of problems including aging and ailments have similar needs for affordable, safe, and convenient transportation.

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.

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.

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

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.

AirAsia pulls ads that critics say ‘promote sex tourism’

PR Daily

Germany’s transport ministry recently was criticized for its campaign to encourage bicyclists to wear helmets. The Local reported : Family Minister Franziska Giffey also hit out at Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer of the conservative CSU party.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 ‘boring’ brands that have made a social media splash

PR Daily

Yes, that TSA—the Transportation Security Administration. You might think your organization or client company is a bit bland compared with NASA, Disney and other high-profile names, but here’s how you might catch online lightning in a bottle. What if my brand is just too boring ?”.

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.

Question of the Month: What Inspires Your Writing?

PRSay

Coordinator of Public Information, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago. For each issue, the editors of Strategies & Tactics ask PRSA members a “Question of the Month.”

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. In case you missed it, AdFed officially posted its 32 Under 32 list a few weeks ago.

Despite a drivers strike, Uber seeks to woo investors ahead of IPO

PR Daily

Organizers called for drivers and riders to turn off their apps and find alternative modes of transportation on May 8. Transportation officials have braced for the outage, with airport authorities issuing warnings to travelers and arranging for extra taxis.

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.

Is it Too Risky for Kids to Rideshare Alone?

Mindful Marketing

That’s when I came across a company that doesn’t just transport minors occasionally, it specializes in chauffeuring them.

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.”

[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.

Announcing PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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?

Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Digital PR & Social Media Awards finalists

PR Daily

Abuela’s Transit Tips, Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. WhyIRideDCTA Program Revamp Success, Denton County Transportation Authority. DCTA’s Positive Train Control Progress Report, Denton County Transportation Authority.

Five Good Reads for Communications Professionals

Barokas

The feeling of losing oneself in a story, of being transported to another world, is a magic beyond compare. Photo credit: Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. Nothing in life is better at simultaneously sharpening the mind and nurturing the soul than a good book. I’m sure I was born with this knowledge, because books have called to me for as long as I can remember. I constantly crave the motivation and inspiration that sparks within me in response to reading an excellent work of nonfiction.

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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