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Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
Greater Boston-Wellesley, Massachusetts
Public Relations Pro with International Business Experience.
Interests: public relations,Vietnam culture and history, journalism, foreign policy, international business, home building and of course the red sox
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Though GE produces locomotives, jet engines, wind turbines and even toasters, that single GE brand is successful across the entire spectrum of business and consumer markets. In the case of Toyota, however, the market would not accept the company as a maker of luxury cars until it created the Lexus brand, said Prof. Quelch in an article by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company, an international Public Relations firm in Boston. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Jeffrey Brice Ornstein, CEO of J/Brice Design International, brings his global design sense home to Boston where he is setting new standards of luxury for Boston's most affluent residential real estate—The Waterfront and Seaport Districts. "This is where property values have soared to record-breaking levels paralleling San Francisco's and Manhattan's toniest neighborhoods. The new Boston urbanite demands an intentionally inspired high style. Staid New England traditional motifs are out," said Ornstein who rebranded the Middle East as an international travel destination Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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"BACK TO CHINA BEACH " is a new documentary about the legendary surf club at Danang's famous China Beach -- where the TV 1988-'91 TV drama China Beach took place.The club was founded by Larry Martin to bring a little bit of home to the war zone and bout 50 fellow soldiers and Marines became members of the club that surfed the local waters during the Vietnam War. Producer Mike Cotton , Co-Producer & Director Dave Barnes a two time Emmy Winner , Associate Producer Adviser Larry Martin ( China Beach Surf Club Organizer , TV Show Adviser ) are seeking sponsors for Air Travel ( U.S. and Viet Nam ) , ground transportation , and lodging . Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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In a new book by Anders Corr, PhD titled, "Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game In The South China Sea," this international affairs and diplomacy authority offers fresh insight into the importance of the region and notably US-Vietnam relations. Says Dr. Corr, "This book is relevant to Vietnam, which is especially attentive to shifts in power between global powers in the South China Sea, including China, the U.S., Russia, the U.K., and France." Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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In a new book by Anders Corr, PhD titled, "Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game In The South China Sea," this international affairs and diplomacy authority offers fresh insight into the importance of the region and notably US-Vietnam relations. Says Dr. Corr, "This book is relevant to Vietnam, which is especially attentive to shifts in power between global powers in the South China Sea, including China, the U.S., Russia, the U.K., and France." Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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Charles Glasser, Esq, looks at the law and journalism in our current populist media environment in a Blog Post by Dick Pirozzolo or Pirozzolo Company Public Relations, "Reporters are easy targets for politicians who want to whip up a populist frenzy as most people do not realize how much care goes into getting it right." Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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United Airlines could have avoided the PR flap created by dragging Dr. Dao off the plane by practicing good Issues Management Hygiene. While the value of Emergency Management and Crisis Management principles and practices are well understood and valued, organizations fail most often when it comes to Issues Management practices, which often stems from a fundamental belief among senior management that “our organization is different—special, better, even unique.” Military leaders, for example, certainly read the newspapers and watch the news about issues such as Second Amendment Rights and their relationship with workplace and gun violence, changing attitudes toward sexual harassment, decriminalization of drug possession and the epidemic of opioid addiction, legalization of Marijuana, immigration policies. If it happens out there, it will happen under your roof. Guaranteed. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Having returned to Vietnam many times since the war ended, Boston communication consultant, journalist and US Air Force veteran Dick Pirozzolo, managing director of Pirozzolo Company Public Relations chose trade, culture and tourism to establish a link between Vietnam and the United States. In so doing he has written articles and editorials on the reconciliation between two former foes. Pirozzolo, a corporate communication authority, serves on the Editorial Board of Boston Global Forum, a Harvard University affiliated think tank. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Nhà báo Mỹ: “Việt Nam đang phát triển bền vững từng ngày” Having returned to Vietnam many times since the war ended, journalist and US Air Force veteran Dick Pirozzolo chose trade, culture and tourism to establish a link between Vietnam and the United States. In so doing he has written articles and editorials on the story of reconciliation between two former foes. Michael Morris was in Vietnam in 1967-1968 as a US Army infantry soldier. Together these two Americans coauthored “Escape from Saigon – a Novel,” published this year by Skyhorse Publishing, New York, USA. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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Professor Thomas Patterson of Harvard University told worked experts at a Boston Global Forum symposium that Fake news is spread by professional social influencers backed by their own political motives working every day to intentionally mislead the public and therefore influence voting and opinion polling outcomes. Patterson underscored the importance of nipping fake news at the source. Most fake news is generated by small, illegitimate websites, that are driven by online robots or “bots” that permeate the Web with the falsehoods. We need to strengthen the voices of reliable, sophisticated, news media, while encouraging bipartisan voices because fake news flourishes in a polarized political environment, according to Patterson Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Recalling 'The Fall of Saigon" in the words of Kirk Hazlet: Suddenly I was aware of someone standing in front of me…the plane’s pilot. The look on his face told me something had gone wrong. He quietly asked, “Sergeant, were you going back to Saigon to get your wife’s family?” I responded, equally quietly, “Yes, sir, I am.” His next words are permanently etched into my memory: “I’m sorry. We’re turning back. Saigon has fallen.” I sat fighting a bout of nausea as the words "Saigon has fallen" sunk in. I thought of my relatives and wondered how this was going to affect them. And I feverishly wracked my brain: “How do I tell Margaret that her family members are now trapped in communist-held Vietnam?” Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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A theme running through "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo is "Letting go. It was also the theme of the Rev. Sarah Robbins-Cole's who kindly mentioned me and the novel in her sermon on Easter Morning 2017. In "Escape from Saigon," the struggle with letting go is voiced by Billy Freda, the high school friend, who has to let go of the moment he scored the winning point in the championship game, US Ambassador Graham Martin who cannot let go of the South Vietnam that had become intertwined with his identity, the reporters who devoted their youth to covering the war and have to find a new life elsewhere, and of course, the two Vietnam veterans who wrote the book—myself and Michael Morris, who saw combat in the Vietnam War as a young soldier in 1967. That war ended 42 years ago on April 30 of this year. Can we let go? Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Reflections on "Letting go" as the 42nd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches on April 30th, 2017 "Letting go" is a theme that runs throughout "Escape from Saigon - a Novel," and was touched upon during the Easter Sermon delivered by the Rev. Sarah Robbins-Cole at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. The struggle with letting go is voiced by Billy Freda, the high school friend, who has to let go of the moment he scored the winning point in the championship game, US Ambassador Graham Martin who cannot let go of South Vietnam that had become intertwined with his identity, the reporters who devoted their youth to covering the war and have to find a new life and identity elsewhere, and of course, the two Vietnam veterans who wrote the book—myself and Michael Morris, who saw combat in Vietnam as a young soldier in 1967. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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"If you don’t think ‘story’ and a great narrative do not matter, remember: without story, ‘Casablanca’ would be but a pushpin on a map and Ben & Jerry’s would be just another ice cream stand." — Dick Pirozzolo Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Getting a visa to work in the US is tough for Afrooz Sahraei Esfahanian, an award winning Iranian hotel designer with J/Brice Design International based in Boston. Ironically her culture and national origin—which will get her kicked out off the United States—is what makes her so valuable to the Boston Seaport District firm that designs hotels in the Middle East.. Afrooze is able to drive business to her employer’s Boston hotel design firm and thus contributes to our economy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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The Globe has to stand out Edelman said, “We don't want to be in the commodity news business. We want to cover ideas, not companies with obligatory news stories simply because they are big and old.” Edelman told the group he believes the Boston economy is well positioned with a diverse range of forward- looking industries such as biotechnology, Inset ©2017 Dick Pirozzolo Larry Edelman Boston Globereal estate development, medicine and education. “We’re in a bubble but it’s a happy bubble. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Robert Earle for Consequence Magazine writes: Escape from Saigon - a Novel (Skyhorse Publishing, New York), by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo, explores the month of April, 1975, when North Vietnam achieved its multi-decade objective of conquering South Vietnam and giving Saigon a new name—Ho Chi Minh City. Dick Pirozzolo and Michael Morris have penned "a fast moving, day-by-day account told through the perspective of diplomats, journalists, CIA operatives, a bartender, numerous Vietnamese, military officers, and Washington officials, notably Henry Kissinger." says Consequence Magazine's Earle. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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I’ve ridden in convoys along IED-laced roads, heard the whizz and snap of Taliban gunshots, met young men injured in blasts and firefights robbing them of their youthful vigor and sometimes limbs. It’s where I came closest to losing my own life. A few years ago I was shot in the head with an rocket-propelled grenade that fortunately failed to detonate, an injury that in the annals of warfare is considered of the strangest on record. By Carmen Gentile. Exclusive to "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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"While all the action in 'Escape from Saigon' takes place during April, 1975—the final 30 days of the Vietnam War referred to often as the fall of Saigon—flashbacks, old news accounts and barroom ramblings put the events portrayed in 'Miss Saigon' into historical and political context. This makes the novel an excellent read for anyone planning to see the show opening on Broadway on March 23—especially younger people who know the Vietnam War only through history books and stories of their parents and grandparents," says coauthor Dick Pirozzolo. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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Dick Pirozzolo of "Escape from Saigon" looks at another historical novel that deals with the way war ends. From Dan Blum’s, “The Feet Say Run” I started moving West at dusk, stopped in more farmhouses and scavenged bits of food and eventually came to a house with some civilian clothes that fit me tolerably. I changed into them. Then I realized my pack would still give me away as a soldier, and I found a little duffle I could sling over my shoulder, and moved everything from the pack into it. Best look like a civilian if the Russians saw me. I would find a uniform to change back into if I made it back across the line. I walked for days like that. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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The wave of interest in a 40-year-old war that divided our nation and defined a generation accounts for the popularity of current literary offerings on Vietnam—among them “The Sympathizer,” “Tribe,” and the just published, “Escape from Saigon - a Novel." In addition these and other books, there has been a recent spate of films, TV documentaries and theatrical productions over the past year that shed light on a war that ended abruptly on April 30, 1975. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
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Americans turn to Vietnam War literature and films to understand how the US went from welcoming refugees to the current refugee ban—a painful shift in how our nation now treats the most vulnerable victims of war. Fall of Saigon showed a generous America that rescued and resettled Vietnamese victims of war. The wave of interest in a 40-year-old war that divided our nation and defined a generation accounts for the popularity of current literary offerings on Vietnam—among them “The Sympathizer,” “Tribe,” and the just published, “Escape from Saigon - a Novel." In addition these and other books, there has been a recent spate of films, TV documentaries and theatrical productions over the past year that shed light on a war that ended abruptly on April 30, 1975. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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BoomerCafe just published an excerpt from "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo. The novel takes place during the last 30 days of a war that divided a nation and defined a generation. Of the many things that shaped our baby boomer generation, the war in Vietnam is principal. Which makes it worth some reflection, which is what Dick Pirozzolo of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Michael Morris of Savannah, Georgia, have done in the new novel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
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Escape is as much about the war as it is about reporting on the war and a reminder of how much communication has advanced in the four decades. Through two of our characters — Lisette Vo, North American Broadcast System—NBS-TV’s—first Vietnamese-American war correspondent, and Sam Esposito, the hard-hitting journalist with The Washington Legend who infuriates President Nixon—we learn how grindingly cumbersome it was to deliver the news to the American public 40 years ago. Vietnam was America’s first television war, and there were only three networks, whose anchors were trusted, larger-than-life people whom we invited into our living rooms. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"
"When I crawled down the rabbit hole of my Vietnam Wartime experience to create Escape from Saigon, with all the sorrow of the fall of saigon and the shift in international relations that brought about, I never realized how emotional the journey would be, says Dick Pirozzolo, coauthor of "Escape from Saigon" with Michael Morris. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"