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5 facts about new White House communications director Mike Dubke

Meet the man who will be leading communications for the Trump White House.
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17 Feb 2017 | 11:24 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.17.2017: White House to call in Dubke as communications director

The Trump administration is about to take some heat off Sean Spicer by hiring Mike Dubke as communications director, according to reports. Several Trump loyalists aren't happy.
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17 Feb 2017 | 4:54 am PST

Former DNC CEO Amy Dacey joins MWWPR

Amy Dacey will head up the firm's issues management and public affairs practice and manage the Washington, D.C. office.
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16 Feb 2017 | 1:44 pm PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.15.2017: More questions about Trump team ties to Russia

New reports by The New York Times and CNN on Tuesday night said Trump's campaign had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officials. Look for reporters to pepper White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer with questions about it on Wednesday.
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15 Feb 2017 | 5:05 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.13.2017: McCarthy as Spicer, round two

Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live, which also took on Kellyanne Conway and Super Bowl advertisers.
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13 Feb 2017 | 5:01 am PST

Spicer: An impossible job

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has found himself one of the most recognized people on the planet after last weekend's Saturday Night Live - no matter how funny the sketch was, it can't be good for Spicer or the perception of public relations.
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10 Feb 2017 | 10:22 am PST

Nordstrom's non-response to Trump: Love it or hate it?

Nordstrom found itself in President Donald Trump's crosshairs this week after it dropped a line by his daughter, Ivanka. Grade the retailer's response below or tweet at @prweekus with your thoughts.
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10 Feb 2017 | 8:30 am PST

Rasky Baerlein's founders dish on what's next after the split

Rasky Baerlein president Joe Baerlein, principal Ann Carter, and cofounder Larry Rasky discuss the different visions of their respective agencies going forward.
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8 Feb 2017 | 12:54 pm PST

Nordstrom is latest brand to face Trump's wrath on Twitter

But investors don't seem to care.
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8 Feb 2017 | 9:10 am PST

Interel buys US agency AMG - a 'significant step to becoming a global player'

Belgium-based public affairs agency Interel has acquired US association management services and government affairs consultancy AMG for an undisclosed sum.
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8 Feb 2017 | 1:42 am PST

How the ACLU is helping people affected by the travel ban tell their stories

"Everyone here is a communicator and digital advocate," says Marcus Benigno, director of communications and media advocacy at ACLU of Southern California.
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7 Feb 2017 | 1:02 pm PST

How communicators' jobs will change in the Trump era

After a whirlwind two weeks, communicators are getting a sense of how the industry needs to change under President Trump.
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3 Feb 2017 | 11:54 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.1.2017: Media on Gorsuch pick: A lot like Scalia

Rare media consensus on Wednesday morning: Neil Gorsuch is a lot like Antonin Scalia.
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1 Feb 2017 | 4:59 am PST

More than mountains: APCO works to shift perception of Switzerland

The firm is launching a campaign this month to modernize the image of Switzerland with events in major cities across the U.S.
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31 Jan 2017 | 9:43 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 1.31.2017: Corporate opposition to travel ban mounts

Technology-sector CEOs and employees are standing up to President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven countries.
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31 Jan 2017 | 5:08 am PST

American Immigration Council focuses on values amid protests

The organization was one of many that got straight to work after President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
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30 Jan 2017 | 11:49 am PST

Holding company chiefs speak out against Trump immigration ban

John Wren, Michael Roth, and Martin Sorrell vow to protect their workers from executive order restricting immigration from seven countries.
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30 Jan 2017 | 8:39 am PST

Dove mocks Trump's #AlternativeFacts with a print ad full of lies

"New Dove antiperspirant will boost your Wi-Fi signal," and other outrageous falsehoods appear in U.K. papers, courtesy of Ogilvy.
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30 Jan 2017 | 7:06 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 1.30.2017: Corporate America reacts to Trump travel ban

Starbucks, Airbnb, Google, and other companies are pushing back against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven countries.
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30 Jan 2017 | 5:00 am PST

Dude, just stop

An extraordinary first week under the new Trump administration in Washington, DC throws up a number of lessons for communicators.
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27 Jan 2017 | 8:34 am PST

Comms pros, execs, and clients aren't seeing eye-to-eye on strategy and metrics

A new study from 104 West found communicators and clients have different marcomms and measurement priorities.
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16 Feb 2017 | 9:21 am PST

SoFi hires Condé Nast's Danika Owsley for consumer comms

She is currently communications and marketing manager at Vogue and Teen Vogue.
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16 Feb 2017 | 7:29 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.16.2017: More on Snap IPO, a day without immigrants

Snap is tempering expectations for its upcoming IPO, which is still on track to be the largest tech floatation in the U.S. since Alibaba nearly three years ago.
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16 Feb 2017 | 5:02 am PST

1-800-Flowers finds out what happens when a brand gets on the wrong side of a pro wrestler

WWE wrestler Chris Jericho added 1-800-Flowers to his "list" after what he thought was shoddy customer service.
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15 Feb 2017 | 11:10 am PST

Starwood comms execs pack bags after Marriott acquisition

Most of a string of departures took place after the deal's finalization last September.
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15 Feb 2017 | 10:37 am PST

Valentine's Day at Lyft: Ride-hailing service picks Pandora veteran as comms VP

Will Valentine started in the role on Monday.
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14 Feb 2017 | 1:00 pm PST

Snickers empathizes with Adele after Grammys flub

After its intentional Super Bowl live ad disaster, the candy bar brand felt for Adele after she needed a do over of her tribute to George Michael.
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13 Feb 2017 | 9:57 am PST

Kellogg bumps up Josh Morton to director, corporate comms

Morton was previously associate director of corporate communications.
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13 Feb 2017 | 8:29 am PST

Nordstrom's non-response to Trump: Love it or hate it?

Nordstrom found itself in President Donald Trump's crosshairs this week after it dropped a line by his daughter, Ivanka. Grade the retailer's response below or tweet at @prweekus with your thoughts.
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10 Feb 2017 | 8:30 am PST

Paul Cohen resigns from PayPal, boomerangs back to Visa

Cohen served as PayPal's VP and head of global corporate communications for about two years.
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9 Feb 2017 | 10:09 am PST

Omnicom shifts Cone Communications under Porter Novelli

Cone will keep its brand, and CEO Bill Fleishman will stay in his role as Cone CEO.
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9 Feb 2017 | 8:04 am PST

Nordstrom is latest brand to face Trump's wrath on Twitter

But investors don't seem to care.
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8 Feb 2017 | 9:10 am PST

Kwittken wins race for Ironman PR account

Kwittken is amplifying Ironman's internal team in strategic corporate and consumer communications.
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6 Feb 2017 | 12:52 pm PST

Atomic PR founders Andy Getsey, James Hannon found Employera

The San Francisco-based firm has five staffers at launch, including Getsey and Hannon, the founders of Atomic PR.
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6 Feb 2017 | 7:54 am PST

At last, the internet reacts to 84 Lumber's Super Bowl LI spot

The first half of the film was received positively. The second, not so much.
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6 Feb 2017 | 6:39 am PST

How communicators' jobs will change in the Trump era

After a whirlwind two weeks, communicators are getting a sense of how the industry needs to change under President Trump.
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3 Feb 2017 | 11:54 am PST

Your call: Is Snap Inc. the next Facebook? Or the next Twitter?

Will it be boom or bust for Snapchat?
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3 Feb 2017 | 8:15 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.3.2017: About Snapchat's losses...

Snapchat filed for its much-anticipated IPO on Thursday afternoon, but some experts are concerned its losses over the past two years make it look like another social network that has trouble turning a profit.
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3 Feb 2017 | 4:56 am PST

Sard Verbinnen supports Snap Inc. on IPO comms

Sard Verbinnen was one of the agencies that handled communications for Alibaba's record-breaking initial public offering in 2014.
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2 Feb 2017 | 4:39 pm PST

Finsbury, Ogilvy and Burson get PR nod in WPP's Walgreens Boots Alliance mega-deal

Finsbury, Ogilvy and Burson-Marsteller will handle PR for WPP's global comms partnership with pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).
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2 Feb 2017 | 9:23 am PST
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