On PR Newswire: Wackiest Pet Names, New Elvis Presley Album, Pottery Barn Collaboration
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed. Members of the media can register for PR Newswire for Journalists at prnmedia.prnewswire.com. Customize your profile to get the news releases you want before they make headlines. It’s free and takes only a few moments to sign up.
New Elvis Presley Album If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Be Released Oct. 30 on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, worldwide on Oct. 30. The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Buble, and appearances by Il Volo and Duane Eddy. See the full release to learn more about the album.
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Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of the Year Revealed
The results are in – Baron Von Furrypants nosed out Artoo Dogtoo and Leonardo DiCatprio purred past Fuzz Lightyear to be named the Wackiest Pet Names of 2015. Each year, Nationwide (formerly Veterinary Pet Insurance), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection process, 50 kooky canine and 50 comical cat names were chosen from Nationwide’s database of more than 525,000 insured pets. See the full release to see what other names made the list.
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Pottery Barn Debuts First-Ever Product Collaboration With Designer and Event Planning Extraordinaire Ken Fulk
Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. portfolio of brands, unveiled on Aug. 12 an exclusive product collaboration with celebrated designer and lifestyle curator, Ken Fulk. The collection features more than 60 pieces for living room, bedroom and bar, including furniture, tabletop and barware, rugs, lighting, wall art, and decorative accessories, offering anyone the chance to bring home a little magic from a celebrated tastemaker. See the full release to learn more about the collaboration.
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Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter
A promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused home prices to steadily rise in most metro areas during the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors. The median existing single-family home price increased in 93% of measured markets, with 163 out of 176 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the second quarter compared with the second quarter of 2014. Thirteen areas (7%) recorded lower median prices from a year earlier. See the full release to learn more about the report and the real estate market.
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PR Newswire Welcomes Robert Gray as CEO
PR Newswire said it is proud to welcome Robert Gray as its new chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1. As former CFO of PR Newswire’s parent company, UBM plc, Gray was directly involved in the development of PR Newswire’s long-term strategy. Gray is a proven senior leader whose expertise and knowledge of the business will benefit PR Newswire. “I am very excited to be joining the PR Newswire team,” stated Gray. “The vision at PR Newswire remains the same — to maintain our position as the global leader in marketing and communications multimedia distribution. With a focus on the flawless execution of our strategy, we look to continue to expand that position in the marketplace.” See the full release to learn more about Gray.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.