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Davis Goldberg & Galper providing legal, comms support for embattled Ukrainian oligarch

The firm, cofounded by former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, is helping Dmytro Firtash with both legal matters and strategic communications, according to Justice Department documents.
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1 Dec 2016 | 11:34 am PST

Breakfast Briefing 12.1.2016: Take a bow, Pat Ford

Donald Trump begins his 'thank you' tour today in Indiana and Ohio.
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1 Dec 2016 | 4:45 am PST

Focus group: America

The director of brand strategy at Grey San Francisco gives a briefing on the lessons learned from the surprising results of the election.
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30 Nov 2016 | 10:34 am PST

McDonald's deflects #Fightfor15 protests with 'America's best first job' videos

As activists rallied for a higher minimum wage on Tuesday, the fast-food giant subtly made its own argument on Twitter.
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30 Nov 2016 | 6:53 am PST

Why Dex Torricke-Barton is putting Silicon Valley on hold for the Rust Belt

The veteran of Google, Facebook, and SpaceX is launching Onwards, a group that will work to build bridges with economically disaffected communities in the age of President Trump.
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28 Nov 2016 | 11:30 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 11.22.2016

On the daily Trump transition Twitter beat.
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22 Nov 2016 | 5:07 am PST

'Master of Twitter' Donald Trump shows up Downing Street's comms weakness

Donald Trump's suggestion that his ally Nigel Farage should become the UK's ambassador to the US shows up a weakness of PM Theresa May's comms team, according to political comms experts.
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22 Nov 2016 | 2:20 am PST

Hilton books Katie Beirne Fallon as global head of corporate affairs

The former Obama aide will fill the top comms role at the hospitality giant amid its plans to split its business.
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21 Nov 2016 | 9:02 am PST

MWWPR scores Election Day win on New Jersey Public Question 2

The firm worked to secure an ultimately successful "yes" vote on the measure, which allows the state to use gas-tax monies for transportation projects.
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21 Nov 2016 | 8:42 am PST

Burson-Marsteller hires Jon Potter as EVP

Potter will advise clients from across practice areas on public affairs and policy issues.
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18 Nov 2016 | 9:57 am PST

Fake news sites spark Pepsi boycott, with other brands in crosshairs

The company's CEO was misquoted saying Trump supporters should "take their business elsewhere."
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18 Nov 2016 | 7:56 am PST

Poll: Who will be President Donald Trump's White House press secretary?

Tell us who you think President-elect Donald Trump will pick to brief the press every day.
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17 Nov 2016 | 9:04 am PST

15 journalism advocacy groups call for a 'protective press pool' in open letter to Trump

The president-elect continues to criticize the New York Times on Twitter.
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17 Nov 2016 | 7:23 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 11.17.2016

Donald Trump's transition is creating media headaches for the president-elect.
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17 Nov 2016 | 4:55 am PST

Handicapping who'll be the next White House press secretary

President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team have a lot of positions to fill, and one of them is White House press secretary, often called the public face of an administration. PRWeek looks at who could be the man or woman behind the podium in a Trump administration.
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16 Nov 2016 | 10:54 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 11.16.2016

The media is even less optimistic about the Trump administration after the president-elect and his family ditched the protective press pool on Tuesday night to go out for dinner.
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16 Nov 2016 | 5:07 am PST

Panamanian government brings on Trailblazer Group as consultant

The country's government previously hired Bellwether Strategies to deal with the fallout from the Panama Papers leaks.
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15 Nov 2016 | 10:40 am PST

Oranger than fiction: The night the bubble burst

Trump's strongest supporters dwelled in filter bubbles as impenetrable as the wall the president-elect might want to build on our southern border, writes the CEO of Havas PR North America.
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15 Nov 2016 | 6:39 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.14.2016

Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon to a top White House job set off alarm bells for civil rights groups.
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14 Nov 2016 | 4:50 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 11.11.2016

Donald Trump is tweeting again.
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11 Nov 2016 | 5:04 am PST

Comms can help prove Silicon Valley isn't an empathy-free zone

Businesses on the West Coast may lack empathy and have been slow to wake up to their wider social responsibilities, but they are still on the positive side of the balance sheet in terms of value creation.
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2 Dec 2016 | 9:05 am PST

Davis Goldberg & Galper providing legal, comms support for embattled Ukrainian oligarch

The firm, cofounded by former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, is helping Dmytro Firtash with both legal matters and strategic communications, according to Justice Department documents.
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1 Dec 2016 | 11:34 am PST

Right-wing news site Breitbart 'declares war' on Kellogg's following advertising cull

Right-wing American news outlet Breitbart is urging its readers to boycott Kellogg's following the cereal company's decision to cease all advertising on the site.
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1 Dec 2016 | 1:37 am PST

Text100 taps ex-FICO comms head Astle

After leaving the credit score company, Astle boomerangs back to Text100 to help clients find solutions to different challenges posed by disruption, regulatory measures, and innovation.
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30 Nov 2016 | 10:46 am PST

McDonald's deflects #Fightfor15 protests with 'America's best first job' videos

As activists rallied for a higher minimum wage on Tuesday, the fast-food giant subtly made its own argument on Twitter.
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30 Nov 2016 | 6:53 am PST

Lens maker Essilor of America brings on Golin as PR AOR

Golin's Gary Rudnick said the account from the maker of Transitions lenses is the firm's most significant account win of 2016.
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29 Nov 2016 | 12:45 pm PST

Sard Verbinnen rolls out Strategic Governance Advisors group for executive counsel

The firm is describing the group as a more specialized version of Sard Verbinnen's internal governance consulting practice.
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29 Nov 2016 | 9:12 am PST

Timeline of a crisis: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf steps down in face of fierce pressure from regulators and shareholders after an unauthorized account creation scandal.
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28 Nov 2016 | 1:41 pm PST

Hyatt Hotels global comms VP Candace Mueller departs

Mueller, a PepsiCo veteran, exited the role after one year.
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28 Nov 2016 | 9:40 am PST

Aviva hires former Facebook and Google corporate comms chief in global role

Insurance provider Aviva has brought in former Facebook and Google comms chief Stefano Hesse as its new global digital communications director.
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24 Nov 2016 | 2:34 am PST

How American Express is keeping Small Business Saturday fresh in its seventh year

This year, the payments company is making it easier for small businesses to market themselves.
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23 Nov 2016 | 9:19 am PST

Trump adds to Brexit uncertainty but he might turn out okay, says Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell claims Donald Trump's election as US President had added to a growing air of uncertainty for businesses that was first caused by Brexit - although the WPP boss appeared open-minded about prospects for a Trump presidency.
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21 Nov 2016 | 12:38 pm PST

Hilton books Katie Beirne Fallon as global head of corporate affairs

The former Obama aide will fill the top comms role at the hospitality giant amid its plans to split its business.
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21 Nov 2016 | 9:02 am PST

So your brand is the victim of fake news. Now what?

Pepsi and New Balance are dealing with boycotts. Experts share tips on how to smother the viral flames.
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21 Nov 2016 | 8:01 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.21.2016

How Jon Harris is embracing his role as ConAgra's "chief enthusiasm officer."
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21 Nov 2016 | 4:44 am PST

Pernod Ricard hands six-figure Chivas Brothers account to Lexis

Drinks group Pernod Ricard has hired London's Lexis to handle global corporate and trade PR for its Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky and premium gin business.
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21 Nov 2016 | 3:43 am PST

How New Balance should bring its neo-Nazi crisis to heel

Four PR pros weigh in on the crisis New Balance is trying to stomp out, and what it should do now.
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18 Nov 2016 | 2:36 pm PST

MWWPR study paints pessimistic picture of workplace gender parity

One-third of respondents don't think society will see gender parity for a century.
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18 Nov 2016 | 9:57 am PST

Fake news sites spark Pepsi boycott, with other brands in crosshairs

The company's CEO was misquoted saying Trump supporters should "take their business elsewhere."
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18 Nov 2016 | 7:56 am PST

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 11.18.2016

Delta's CEO on how to respond to a crisis.
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18 Nov 2016 | 4:57 am PST
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