PKPR managed the red carpet for the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 1st. Over 30 photographers, 20 print and online reporters, and seven television crews lined the red carpet for interviews with nominees like Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), Danny Strong (The Butler) and presenters like Kerri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Kate Mulgrew, and Archie Punjabi.
For the second year in a row, PKPR spearheaded a social media campaign for Moleskine for National Handwriting Day on January 23rd.
To take this year’s initiative to a new level, PKPR invited leaders like Malala Yousafzai, Katie Couric, and airBnB co-founder Joe Gebbia to handwrite a social media message and share it with their millions of followers. Outlets like USA Today, Nylon, Politico, Real Simple, GirlsLife, Mediabistro, Social Moms, and Good News Network helped spread the campaign even wider.
Overalll, more than 350 handwritten messages were submitted by people around the world, more than doubling the amount of entries received in 2013. View the gallery of all submitted messages here.
At the Clinton Health Matters conference in Palm Springs, the Knight Foundation announced $2.2 million in funding for seven startups that harness the power of health data in innovative ways to improve public health. The startups were the winners of The Knight News Challenge on Health.
Coverage highlights included a fantastic Fast Company piece with the headline “7 Brilliant Ideas to Make Health Data More Useful,” as well as stories in MediaBistro, Columbia Journalism Review, GovTech, MedCity News, iHealthBeat, and Healthcare Informatics.
To celebrate the Simpon’s 25th season, Moleskine last week unveiled a limited edition Simpsons notebook, resulting in rejoicing around the world from Springfield to London.
Dr. Anita Zaidi, a Pakistani woman who left a successful pediatric career in the United States to save children’s lives in her homeland, has won the first-ever $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize, the largest award dedicated to reducing child mortality in the world today.