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Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Clinton fires up Emily's List crowd, avoids email talk; Obamacare to go before Supreme Court, again; Bogusky to launch 'social impact' firm.
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4 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am PST

White House shows little love for press corps, study shows

The gap between the president and press is the largest it's been in 50 years, according to the report.
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3 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm PST

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.3.2015

Clinton emails at State Department scrutinized; All eyes on Netanyahu address; IPG's Roth: We don't do "Sapient-sized" deals.
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3 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am PST

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 2.27.2015

Dress debate nearly breaks Internet; BlueFocus profit surges; More claims O'Reilly fudged reporting record.
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27 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am PST

Jay Carney to join Amazon in role overseeing PR, public policy: Politico

The online retail giant will place both departments under the former White House press secretary.
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26 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am PST

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.26.2015

Identity of "Jihadi John" revealed; FCC to vote on Net Neutrality; Publicis buys South Africa's Epic Communications.
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26 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am PST

Global Strategy Group grabs Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's Canter

Matt Canter has also served as a communications director for two senators and Wisconsin's former governor.
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25 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am PST

Seven things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.25.2015

Southwest grounds dozens of planes; Progressive is up to something on Twitter; NFL stadium plan for greater Los Angeles approved; More O'Reilly claims under the microscope.
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25 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am PST

Biggest PR issue of our time could be battle against online extremists

ISIL has got a head start on the West and used sophisticated modern social media and comms techniques to do so.
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24 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm PST

The Oscars, and four other things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 2.23.2015

Oscar marketing winners and losers; Former colleagues dispute O'Reilly's war-reporting record; Walker shifts to the right on abortion.
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23 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am PST

Bush campaign-in-waiting sets communications director

America Rising PAC executive director Tim Miller would step into the communications director role for the former Florida governor if - or when - he makes his campaign official.
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20 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am PST

Astellas expands CCO Winton's role to lead government affairs

CCO Jeff Winton will oversee a team responsible for state and federal government affairs, among other communications disciplines.
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19 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am PST

Psaki returns to White House as communications director

She's a veteran of both Obama presidential campaigns, the State Department, and Global Strategy Group in DC.
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19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am PST

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.19.2015

Obama speech on extremism draws partisan reaction; Ello names first CMO; More investors back Uber.
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19 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am PST

Eight things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.18.2015

Rand Paul eyes early April announcement; Snapchat valuation could hit $19 billion; Maxim redesign.
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18 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am PST

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 2.17.2015

State Department grows comms team fighting ISIS' message; ACA signup period extended; Broad NSA computer spying program exposed.
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17 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am PST

Obama grabs a selfie stick to promote Healthcare.gov

BuzzFeed filmed Obama doing things we all do but won't admit, such as using a selfie stick or checking himself out in the mirror.
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12 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm PST

The 'nerve-racking' experience of placing a client on 'The Daily Show'

Booking a client for an interview with Jon Stewart wasn't for the faint of heart.
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12 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am PST

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.12.2015

Publicis revenue up 3.2% in Q4; WPP to take stake in comScore; CBS News' Simon dies after Manhattan car crash.
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12 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am PST

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.11.2015

Brian Williams out at NBC News for six months; Jon Stewart to end run at the 'Daily Show;' White House to set up cybersecurity office.
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11 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am PST

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Clinton fires up Emily's List crowd, avoids email talk; Obamacare to go before Supreme Court, again; Bogusky to launch 'social impact' firm.
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4 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am PST

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 3.2.2015

'60 Minutes' says Lumber Liquidators skirted California law; Twitter investigates potential ISIS threats; Nurse who beat Ebola to sue her hospital network.
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2 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am PST

Ogilvy PR ups Raj to global business development leader

Raj will relocate from London to New York for the role.
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27 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm PST

Verizon dings FCC's net neutrality ruling with 'Morse code' press release

Verizon published a statement in Morse code to illustrate its opinion that the FCC's decision is "antiquated."
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27 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm PST

Coca-Cola celebrates century of 'iconic' Coke bottle with global marketing push

The campaign will run throughout this year, featuring digital, TV, and outdoor initiatives.
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27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am PST

Ketchum ups Wood to lead New York corporate practice

Wood, most recently EVP and group manager, has been at Ketchum since 2004.
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26 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm PST

Jay Carney to join Amazon in role overseeing PR, public policy: Politico

The online retail giant will place both departments under the former White House press secretary.
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26 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am PST

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.26.2015

Identity of "Jihadi John" revealed; FCC to vote on Net Neutrality; Publicis buys South Africa's Epic Communications.
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26 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am PST

J&J redesigns news center to tell visual stories in real time

The visually enhanced J&J News Center is geared at media, consumers, staffers, and stakeholders.
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25 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm PST

Holland & Barrett and GNC owner seeks PR agency for consumer and corporate brief

NBTY Europe, the owner of health food shop Holland & Barrett and sports nutrition retailer GNC, is looking for a UK agency to manage its consumer and corporate work.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am PST

Academy tries to soften blow with angry Joan Rivers fans

Many think the late actress, comedian, and host should have appeared on the show's In Memoriam tribute.
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23 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm PST

Diageo holds pitch for UK corporate comms and public affairs brief

Diageo GB is holding a pitch for a corporate comms and public affairs joint brief, an account that has been held by Edelman for the past five years.
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23 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am PST

MasterCard comms realignment emphasizes influencer engagement

The refreshed comms team will focus on corporate reputation and engagement.
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20 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am PST

Heineken comms head Stacey Tank to take the reins at Home Depot

Stacey Tank will relocate to Atlanta and report to Home Depot CEO Craig Menear.
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20 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am PST

Your call: Will Walmart's wage hikes boost its reputation?

Or are they just a cynical, long-term move by the retailer to quiet protestors.
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20 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am PST

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 2.20.2015

Bill O'Reilly faces a Brian Williams problem of his own; YouTube to roll out kids website; Comcast plans touching Oscars ad; A 70s revival of Mad Men.
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20 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am PST

Astellas expands CCO Winton's role to lead government affairs

CCO Jeff Winton will oversee a team responsible for state and federal government affairs, among other communications disciplines.
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19 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am PST

ICR brings on Levick, CLS veteran Michael Robinson as MD

The firm also hired John Jannarone as SVP.
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18 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm PST

Hill+Knowlton hired by oil and gas venture from GE Oil & Gas and McDermott

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) London has won a competitive pitch to represent IO Oil & Gas Consulting (IO), a new joint initiative from international energy equipment and services provider GE Oil & Gas and global engineering firm McDermott.
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18 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am PST

BNY Mellon seeks PR agency for six-figure EMEA corporate comms brief

Global investment company BNY Mellon is seeking a PR agency to handle corporate comms across EMEA, an account that's believed to be worth around £200,000 in the first year, PRWeek has learned.
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16 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am PST
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