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Former Blair press aide backs global contest to give Albania image makeover

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has launched a contest to rebrand the country and move its image away from stereotypes of corruption and communism, with the help of Alastair Campbell, the one-time chief press aide to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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15 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am PDT

Qorvis MSLGroup brings on Raytheon's Strubhar as SVP

Qorvis MSLGroup has named Keith Strubhar as SVP.
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14 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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14 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.11.2014

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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11 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

Virginia youth foundation seeks help with obesity, tobacco efforts

RICHMOND, VA: The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is seeking one or more firms to help with its campaigns against youth tobacco use and obesity.
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10 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm PDT

European Commission seeks international development forum help

The European Commission is on the lookout for promotional and organizational assistance for a major event addressing the role it plays in international development.
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10 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.10.2014

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am PDT

High-tech government contractor Civergy begins agency search

Civergy and its subsidiary companies are looking for agency support for PR, advertising, and marketing services, according to search documents released this month.
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9 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.9.2014

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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9 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.8.2014

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8 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am PDT

Ecuadorian Embassy taps Ketchum to promote trade, tourism

WASHINGTON: The Embassy of Ecuador has appointed Ketchum as its PR agency to promote the country's economic development, trade, and tourism.
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7 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am PDT

WPP takes wraps off international government-sector practice

WPP Group launched a cross-disciplinary government and public-sector practice on Monday that will be supported by agencies Ogilvy Public Relations, Burson-Marsteller, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
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7 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.7.2014

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7 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am PDT

Demand for PR pros is high despite flat unemployment rate

WASHINGTON: While the US unemployment rate was unchanged in March, demand for PR professionals is high, according to a recruiter for the PR and marketing industries.
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4 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm PDT

Edelman UK public affairs MD quits to go into politics

Stephen Lotinga has quit his role as MD of public affairs at Edelman in the UK, only weeks after joining from Bell Pottinger, to take the position of communications director to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
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4 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am PDT

USAID awards contract to firm in Bosnia and Herzegovina for domestic work

The USAID Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina has awarded a contract to the agency Fabrika Doo Sarajevo to create public awareness campaigns in the country.
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3 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.3.2014

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3 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am PDT

Google marketing chief attacks 'very sad' YouTube, Twitter ban by Turkey

Yonca Brunini, Google's head of marketing for pan-EMEA, has criticized the Turkish government for banning YouTube and Twitter in a move she labeled as a "very sad state."
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2 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.2.2014

PRWeek's Breakfast Briefing: Everything you need to know to start your day.
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2 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am PDT

Sorian: White House knew how to use Obamacare deadline to its advantage

How did the White House get more than 7 million people to enroll in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act? Former Department of Health and Human Services comms leader Richard Sorian credits its use of the March 31 deadline and a "remarkable degree of creativity" with partnerships.
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1 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm PDT

Law firm Latham & Watkins appoints Newgate for Asia PR duties

Global law firm Latham & Watkins has appointed Newgate Communications as its PR representative in Asia following a pitch.
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15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am PDT

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

Web-based health and fitness service MyFitnessPal has named Tara-Nicholle Nelson as its first head of marketing, overseeing marcomms, data, and content.
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15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

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15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am PDT

Dow comms leader Davis to relocate to Switzerland

Matt Davis, corporate VP for global public affairs and government affairs at Dow Chemical, will relocate to the company's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland, in August.
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14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm PDT

IR head Arickx to lead GM comms on interim basis with Bingol out

General Motors comms leader Selim Bingol has left the automaker as it deals with the public outcry over its 10-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalts with malfunctioning ignition systems, according to numerous reports.
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14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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14 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am PDT

PR pros: Comms response to Heartbleed must be proactive and quick

The Heartbleed computer bug that has left many websites vulnerable and open to data theft this week could affect more than Internet Web servers, according to security experts. Since the encryption flaw surfaced on Monday, it has affected companies including Amazon.com, Google, and Yahoo.
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11 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.11.2014

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11 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

Makovsky taps Sutherland as digital branding practice lead

NEW YORK: Makovsky has hired Ross Sutherland as EVP of digital branding, the agency's growing interactive practice, effective April 14.
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10 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm PDT

MSLGroup SVP Recupero joins Nasdaq as global comms lead

NEW YORK: Linda Recupero has left MSLGroup after one year of serving as SVP and New York corporate practice director to join Nasdaq OMX as global head of communications.
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10 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm PDT

Currency, commodities broker easy-forex brings on Weber in China

Online currency, commodities, and derivatives broker easy-forex has named Weber Shandwick as its exclusive PR agency in China.
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10 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am PDT

RLM Finsbury names Labaton as president, succeeding Gross

RLM Finsbury has chosen Stephen Labaton as its next US president, stepping into the role when Michael Gross becomes CEO.
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10 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.10.2014

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am PDT

WebEx founder's startup taps Finn Partners

SAN FRANCISCO: Moxtra, a venture launched by WebEx co-founder Subrah Iyar, has brought on Finn Partners as AOR.
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9 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am PDT

Toyota: Our recall is 'completely different' than the GM situation

TORRANCE, CA: Toyota said Wednesday the company's decision to recall 6.4 million vehicles was not influenced by recent issues surrounding General Motors' decade-long delay to initiate an ignition switch recall.
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9 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.9.2014

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9 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am PDT

GolinHarris appoints Terrones Dimant as NY corporate practice leader

NEW YORK: GolinHarris has appointed former Edelman SVP Gaston Terrones Dimant as executive director and corporate practice leader in New York, effective April 14.
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8 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm PDT

Adidas, HP, Windows try new-look Twitter profile pages

Twitter has expanded its profiles format, giving individuals and brands larger photos, customized headers, and a "pin" function to let users show off their favorite post.
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8 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am PDT

Stratacomm partners buy back firm from FleishmanHillard

The partners at transportation PR specialist firm Stratacomm have reacquired majority ownership and control of the agency from FleishmanHillard, which bought the consultancy a decade ago.
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8 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am PDT

Former Wells Fargo SVP Gellman to oversee Esurance comms as CMO

Following a comprehensive search, direct-to-consumer insurance company Esurance has selected Alan Gellman as CMO, based in the company's San Francisco headquarters and managing communications as part of his role.
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8 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am PDT
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