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.

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

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.

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.

What Uber can teach us about good public relations


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.

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.



Guests were served a ‘Grace’s Secret’ or ‘Thomas Shelby’ cocktail upon arrival, and as they arrived in fancy dress; ladies in sparkly dresses and fur stoles, and gentlemen in full suits and matching flat caps; they were treated to the sultry sounds of our three piece jazz band – transporting us back to the speakeasies of 1920s Birmingham. Peaky Blinders fever has swept the nation – from flat caps and braces to feather boas and flapper dresses… and it’s even reached the North!

PR Patdown: Blaming Travelers for Long Security Lines Shows the TSA Just Doesn’t Get It

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: I don’t use the term “unmitigated gall” very often, but that phrase sprang to mind upon reading that the Transportation Security Administration was trying to shift the blame for lengthy screening delays—at least in part—to its “customers,” the traveling public.

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.

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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2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

Ryan Foran

2017 was a wild year, as freight transportation faced one disruption after another. This period of elevated rates is only the beginning of a "new normal" era in freight transportation. The biggest influences were the Four Es: Economic growth. E-commerce. Electronic logging devices.

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.

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.

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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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.

[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.

We’ve been busy in our Detroit office…


With the mobility industry playing a large role in Detroit’s resurgence, NAIAS set out to create a show within a show, to keep up with the pace of innovation across the transportation sector. We’ve been busy in our Detroit office….

What You’re Really Paying For When Hiring A Photographer


Mileage and Transportation: If a photographer is going out of town during any part of your work relationship, they will charge you for their gas or just bill you their mileage. “What? 1500.00 to hire a photographer? It’s just a picture. Anyone with a phone can do this.

Chatbots as a public relations tool: proceed with caution

Stephen Waddington

Answers simple requests for transaction information such as environmental data, transport information, or personal records such as a bank balance. Chatbots are hot but where and how are they being deployed? Facebook launched a chatbot platform for its Messenger application last year.

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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.

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.

Free Range Friday

The Resolution Blog

A planning session that would have normally been two hours around a table with a flip-chart was suddenly transported to a river-side walk in an hour. It’s Friday. How many meetings have you had so far today? Have you stepped outside the office?

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?

Success When You DON’T Pitch


Another example: An agency pro was working with a transportation writer. Here’s a commonly overlooked opportunity for building relationships with media: Help them with stories you didn’t pitch.

What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means to You

The Hoffman Agency

Also the deduction for transportation fringe benefits has been eliminated, but employees can continue to exclude them from gross income if employers still offer them. On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the largest piece of tax legislation in many years.

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.

Why Transparency Is the Key to Building Brand Loyalty


Customers may want to read specifics about ingredients, learn how a product is transported, or discover more about corporate sustainability efforts. Transparency is key when it comes to successful marketing.

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An update on what’s happening in our Detroit office


With live-tracking, in-app messaging and family profiles, GoKid provides a way for communities to connect over child transportation. Every day, something promising is announced in Detroit.

#WomensMarch: What the Data Reveals about Marchers’ Priorities


Whether they’re making the trek to the nation’s capital or protesting closer to home, attendees are leveraging Facebook to organize transportation, lodging and logistics. The Women’s March on Washington is happening today.

Social media's power on display once again

The Stalwart Blog

Shortly after, Twitter user Sir Tessa, also known as Tessa Kum , inspired by the Facebook post, tweeted to ro upport Austrailian Muslims who feared Anti-Muslim backlash and were using public transportation and followed up with this: and the "I''ll ride with you" movement began.

38 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Public Communications Specialist , Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA – apply by Mar. 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?

Report: Affluent consumer habits, demographics and splurges

PR Daily

The biggest non-housing expenditure in most affluent households ($125,000+ annual income) is transportation payments (20 percent of spending, on average). they agree with the statement: “It is worth paying more for the very best quality for vacation accommodations and transportation”).

Does emotion have a place in PR?


It’s a question I’ve been asking myself recently, following Unley Council’s parking fees stoush with the Transport Department and reactions to food writer John Lethlean’s Hill of Grace review. This post was first published in InDaily on 9 March 2016.

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.

Behind the Headlines With Nick Hawley


With a condensed downtown and huge public transportation infrastructure, bus wraps and boards became roving billboards with an incredible number of eyes on them each day.

Wey aye pet, it’s a canny run

Stephen Waddington

They’ll be transported to the finish line during the race. The Great North Run takes place in the North East this weekend. It’s one of my favourite days out. It’s that time of year again. Sunday will see 57,000 runners run the 13.1

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.

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.).