Public Relations Society of America, New York, named two executives at the LIVESTRONG Foundation as their 2013 Public Relations Professionals of the year. Katherine McLane, communications VP, and Doug Ulman, CEO, were honored at the Silver Anvil Awards, June 13 in New York. PRSA cited the executives’ handling of the resignation of the Foundation’s founder, Lance Armstrong.
Social Media Association, Melville, N.Y., featured a talk on June 19 by Bert Cunningham, author of “Digital Assassination”, in which he outlined steps that social media professionals can take to protect themselves. Cunningham warned that anyone is at risk of malicious attacks on the internet. Also, with the speed of today’s news cycle, it is important to “respond to a digital reputation attack at least within six to eight hours if not sooner.”