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Leff’s Atlanta Media launches 'News from the PR Dept.'

Leff’s Atlanta Media launches 'News from the PR Dept.'

Seven Years and Thousands of Updates Later, Leff’s Atlanta Media (www.LeffsAtlantaMedia.com) Continues to Track and Report on Atlanta’s Diverse Media Community

It’s been seven years since Atlanta public relations executive Mitch Leff launched Atlanta’s most comprehensive database of local media, Leff’s Atlanta Media (www.leffsatlantamedia.com), and the site continues to grow.  This month, the site will add a new section, “News from the PR Dept.,” tracking news items of interest to media and public relations professionals.

The new feature will appear on the Leff’s Atlanta Media blog and in the site’s monthly “Mitch’s Media Musings” newsletter and will include:

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com holds 8th Annual Fall Empowerment event

LittlePINKBook.com, the digital platform for career women, hosted its 8th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on November 13. More than 300 professional women attended the luncheon event, at the Atlanta History Center, along with more than 550 unique viewers joining via live stream. Some viewers planned gatherings of 50 or more women and leveraged the event to enhance their own business and networking meetings in cities across the globe.

The executives on the panel candidly answered questions related to their career paths to the C-Suite. Glenda Umaña, anchor at CNN en Español, was the event’s moderator. Read LittlePINKBook.com’s “Top 10 Takeaways” for favorite thoughts shared by the three panelists:

·        Teri List-Stoll, SVP and Treasurer, Procter & Gamble

Atlanta independent public relations firms take home 3 Phoenix Awards at 2012 awards gala

Atlanta independent public relations firms take home 3 Phoenix Awards at 2012 awards gala

ATLANTA -- Five of Atlanta’s top independent public relation agencies were honored November 8, 2012 at the Public Relations Society of America/Georgia’s annual Phoenix awards. The awards are given for excellence in a range of public relations and marketing categories.

Leff & Associates won the Phoenix award for its work on Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2011 press conference announcing a new public service announcement starring 21 notable BGCA alums. The press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The goal was to use the star power of the PSA to focus attention on the services and opportunities Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers to the at-risk youth of our nation.

Higher pay for DeKalb school administrators draws fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Just a few months ago, DeKalb County's School Board was cutting millions from its budget and eliminating jobs.

Now some are wondering how they can approve raises for 4 top school administrators, especially with very little public notice.

"We didn't even have a full board to even vote on the decision to give those particular people raises," DeKalb County parent Cheryl Miller told 11Alive News.

The community school activist accuses the school system of pulling a fast one.

They only gave a few hours notice that the salary hikes would be on the agenda for a Monday meeting attended by only five of nine board members.

At the request of new Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson, the board voted 3-to-2 to give higher salaries to four of her top administrators, ranging from $3,400 to $4,000 a year more.

DeKalb County offer raises suspicions

DECATUR - Think your government is looking out for you? Joseph Smith from Dunwoody doesn't think so.

He sent us a mailer he got from DeKalb County encouraging him to sign up for a great deal with Gas South. Turns out it was more of a deal for the County than it was for him.

"Why is the County endorsing this if it's going to cost me more money?" asked Smith.

Good question.

We learned that the County teamed up with Gas South to offer residents a promotional residential gas rate of $0.59/therm. However, two days after getting the offer Smith got a another mailing to his business from Georgia Natural Gas offering a deal at $0.465/therm on a commercial rate.

Even though they are different rates for different types of accounts, Smith was not impressed because it's not gauranteed to be the lowest in the marketplace and there are several providers from which to choose.

So is the County really looking our for consumers?

Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala Honors 2 JASG Members

Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala Honors 2 JASG Members

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG), recently honored two outstanding leaders in the Japan-Georgia relationship at the Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta hotel in Buckhead.

The 2012 Mansfield Awards Winners: Mr. Alex Gregory, Chairman of the Board, president & CEO of YKK Corporation of America and Mr. Tom Yamamoto, Senior Advisor of Murata Electronics North America.

Decatur Chick-Fil-A distances itself from Cathy's gay views