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Readers pick Paul as early media winner in White House race

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Marco Rubio filled out the field.
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16 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am PDT

Five things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.16.2015

Pence communications director resigns; YouTube shows off content creators for NewFronts; NYT health and science editor passes away at 63.
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16 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am PDT

LGBT groups: PR will fail to rebuild Indiana's image without new legislation

Repairing Indiana's reputation will take more than support from Porter Novelli.
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15 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am PDT

Clinton presidential push gains 251k tweets, 1.8m Facebook views in 10 hours

Those numbers dwarf the campaign announcements made by Republican contenders.
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15 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am PDT

UNICEF, Snapchat highlight plight of children affected by Boko Haram

The organization is using the disappearing nature of images on the service to represent the fleeting nature of childhood in Nigeria.
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15 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am PDT

Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media?

Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio?
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14 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am PDT

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.14.2015

Nokia looks to buy Alcatel-Lucent; P&G preps for Lafley's departure; Rubio kicks off campaign; Clinton visits Chipotle.
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14 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am PDT

Indiana hires Porter Novelli to burnish state's image after 'religious freedom' law

In the wake of Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law, Porter Novelli will support PR initiatives promoting the state as a good place to visit, live, and work.
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13 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am PDT

Clinton social media buzz beats the field - so far

The former secretary of state's presidential announcement made bigger waves than those of any rivals on either side of the aisle - Democrat or Republican -- who have announced to this point.
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13 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am PDT

How Google and Coca-Cola execs are helping to build Brand Hillary

Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a video and a tweet.
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13 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am PDT

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.13.2015

Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign; WPP launches data-focused firm; New host of 'Face the Nation.'
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13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am PDT

What Hillary Clinton needs to say on Sunday

It's the most highly anticipated campaign launch in history? So how can the former first lady and secretary of state live up to the expectations.
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10 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am PDT

Your call: What does Hillary Clinton need to say on Sunday to get her momentum back?

Stuck in a rut since "emailgate" hit, the former first lady is looking to get back on track on Sunday.
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10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.10.2015

Hillary Clinton to reportedly launch campaign on Sunday; BuzzFeed accused of deleting post to satisfy sponsor; Why LinkedIn connected with Lynda.
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10 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am PDT

Kenya picks Grayling to resurrect tourism numbers

The country acknowledged it has "suffered serious blows to its tourist industry and global reputation over the past 18 months."
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9 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am PDT

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.9.2015

Bob Schieffer to retire from CBS News; Major Sabra recall; VA wait time situation not improving; Secret Service suspends supervisor after sexual assault allegation.
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9 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am PDT

Libya taps Qorvis MSL for $1m PR account in US

The agency will help the Libyan embassy communicate with the White House and Capitol Hill.
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8 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am PDT

New York seeks firm to handle eight-figure marketing budget

BBDO is the incumbent on the account.
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7 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm PDT

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.7.2015

Rand Paul to kick off campaign today; FedEx to grow in Europe with TNT buy; Twitter makes retweeting with comments easier.
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7 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am PDT

Tracking presumed GOP presidential candidates as race heats up

A quick look at what prospective Republican presidential candidates Bush, Paul, and Christie are up to this week.
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6 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm PDT

It's official: Steve Dowling succeeds Katie Cotton as Apple's comms leader

The technology giant dropped the "interim" from Dowling's title this week.
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17 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.17.2015

Bloomberg terminals go out globally; Rubio launch pushes him even with Bush in Florida; Group of influential doctors wants Dr. Oz out at Columbia.
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17 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am PDT

Visa global marketing chief Antonio Lucio quits for HP spinoff

The financial services giant merged its communications department under marketing in 2013.
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16 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am PDT

RBS appoints David Wheldon as CMO from Barclays

He will oversee comms and corporate responsibility as well as brand and marketing for the bank.
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14 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am PDT

Cohn & Wolfe promotes Andrew Escott to head global corporate practice

Cohn & Wolfe (C&W) has announced a reshuffle to its senior corporate team, with UK corporate MD Andrew Escott appointed to head the agency's global corporate practice.
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14 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am PDT

Sundial Brands names AmEx, Edelman veteran Smith-Wilson as first comms lead

The company makes beauty products under brands including SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage.
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13 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am PDT

Welch: Big data only matters if you can show outcomes

The former GE chief exec spoke at the Arthur W. Page Society Spring Seminar on Friday.
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10 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm PDT

Taking a stand on issues can result in strong consumer bonds

Gone are the days of the silent CEO.
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10 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am PDT

Sylvan Learning partners with Zeno to reinvigorate its brand

Hunter PR was the incumbent on the account.
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9 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am PDT

PayPal seeks corporate comms director as it separates from eBay

PayPal recently appointed H+K veteran Amanda Groty as senior director of communications for EMEA.
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9 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am PDT

How PR pros should interact with Wikipedia, straight from Jimmy Wales

The Wikipedia co-founder told 60 Minutes about the organization's positive interactions with corporate comms pros, but noted the bad apples, too.
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8 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am PDT

Seven things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.8.2015

Obama emphasizes personal health effects of climate change; How brands target Millennials at Coachella; Rand Paul to New Hampshire.
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8 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am PDT

Kraft Foods ups Dyer to corporate affairs head

Russ Dyer took on the role right before Kraft announced its merger with Heinz.
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7 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am PDT

YouTube Kids app uses 'deceptive' advertising, say consumer groups

Google has come under fire by watchdog groups that claim the company's YouTube Kids app exposes children to unfair marketing practices.
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7 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am PDT

Wyndham Worldwide appoints Starwood veteran Ayala to comms SVP role

She had served in various comms roles at Starwood for the past 16 years.
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6 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am PDT

How McDonald's #imlovinit24 made a play for Millennials

A global wave of activations aimed to shift young diners' "polarizing" attitudes about the fast-food giant.
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6 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am PDT

Edelman announces closure of Russian operation and forms partnership with local agency PRT

Edelman is to close its Russian operation because it thinks the economic situation in the country has made business "increasingly difficult".
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2 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am PDT

FitzPatrick: Johnson & Johnson 'reimagining' the comms function

The healthcare giant is trying to set up its communications department to help the company keep pace with the rapid pace of change in healthcare.
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1 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm PDT

How Walmart said no to Arkansas' controversial religious freedom bill

A similar law in Indiana has prompted a backlash from businesses there and nationwide after critics said it could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals.
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1 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am PDT

Nine things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 3.30.2015

Apple's Tim Cook, other tech leaders pan Indiana "religious freedom" law; Jamie Foxx under fire for Bruce Jenner jokes; Rubio plans Miami presidential bid announcement.
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30 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am PDT
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