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JPA launches Coalition to Save NIH Funding

The agency, which specializes in healthcare and public affairs, wants organizations to come together to show the importance of NIH medical research funding.
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23 Mar 2017 | 10:02 am PDT

Trek Bicycle brings on M Booth as PR AOR to promote rider safety message

M Booth is responsible for the company's earned media, social media, events, and thought leadership efforts.
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23 Mar 2017 | 8:37 am PDT

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.23.2017

The latest on the London attack; Verizon, AT&T join Google ad boycott; Mercury names six agency leaders as partners; Nominations open for PRWeek's 40 Under 40 2017; and other news to know.
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23 Mar 2017 | 3:21 am PDT

Mercury elevates six MDs to partner

Six MDs in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., have been named partner at the firm.
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22 Mar 2017 | 1:23 pm PDT

Wait Wait... Don't Cut Me! campaign fights arts, public media cuts

Wait Wait... Don't Cut Me! was launched by Creative Majority PAC, Revolution Messaging, and Los Angeles-based PR agency TaskForce.
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22 Mar 2017 | 8:26 am PDT

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland on communicating about gender equality

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland; Isabel González Whitaker, deputy editor at Billboard magazine; and Burson's Alan Sexton discussed the best way to communicate about women's issues at a panel Tuesday.
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21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 pm PDT

Stagwell Group CEO Mark Penn on why it was time to buy a GOP firm

As well as its first right-leaning investment, Targeted Victory is the first member of Stagwell Group's marketing incubator, an investment program for startups.
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17 Mar 2017 | 2:15 pm PDT

Global Strategy Group names Hootkin, Papa partners

Julie Hootkin, EVP and head of the corporate reputation and public affairs research practice, and Jim Papa, head of the Washington office, were elevated to partner.
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16 Mar 2017 | 10:46 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.16.2017: When your tweets come back to haunt you

Two thirds of chief financial officers think President Donald Trump should stop tweeting.
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16 Mar 2017 | 4:56 am PDT

Mercury provides comms support to Dominica

Mercury is working with the Caribbean nation on communications, media relations, issues management, and government relations.
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15 Mar 2017 | 11:34 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.13.2017: Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the spotlight

The deputy White House press secretary and daughter of Mike Huckabee is using folksy charm to stand up for her boss on the Sunday morning talk shows. But is she elbowing higher-ranking staffers out of her way?
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13 Mar 2017 | 4:55 am PDT

Watch: Thursday's White House press briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs the White House press corps on Thursday afternoon.
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9 Mar 2017 | 10:09 am PST

Where 21 Trump comms staffers are now

The White House wasn't the final destination for all of the Trump Train's communications staffers. A rundown of where they're at.
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9 Mar 2017 | 9:09 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 3.9.2017: Healthcare battle lines take shape

A prominent Republican senator tweeted Thursday morning that his colleagues in the House should "start over" on their healthcare bill as the White House begins to pressure lawmakers for its passage.
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9 Mar 2017 | 4:59 am PST

Egypt hires Weber Shandwick for public affairs support

Weber will support the country's "strategic partnership" with the U.S., according to documents filed with the State Department.
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8 Mar 2017 | 10:48 am PST

Watch: Wednesday's White House press briefing

As battle lines over House Republicans' bill to replace the Affordable Care Act become clearer, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs members of the media on Wednesday.
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8 Mar 2017 | 10:43 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 3.8.2017: Lady Liberty lights up (again) for International Women's Day

Was it just a garden variety power outage? Or was Lady Liberty joining the protest? Plus: One agency CEO on what International Women's Day means to him.
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8 Mar 2017 | 5:00 am PST

Watch: Sean Spicer briefs the White House press corps--with props

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is giving his first televised press briefing in a week.
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7 Mar 2017 | 10:39 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 3.7.2017: Spicer's week-long TV break

The White House press secretary hasn't held an on-air media briefing in a week, rankling journalists who cover the Trump administration.
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7 Mar 2017 | 4:56 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 3.6.2017: About those tweets...

President Donald Trump drove a week's worth of news this Saturday and Sunday by accusing his predecessor of spying on him on Saturday morning.
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6 Mar 2017 | 5:07 am PST

Hilton hires Jonathan Witter for newly created chief customer officer role

Witter joins Hilton from the banking industry, where he worked with Capital One, Morgan Stanley, and Wachovia.
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24 Mar 2017 | 1:33 pm PDT

Panasonic brings on Racepoint Global as PR AOR for its mobility business

Panasonic's relationship with incumbent Cohn & Wolfe on its mobility business officially ends on April 1.
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23 Mar 2017 | 10:47 am PDT

Gershon Kekst, founder of Kekst and Company, dead at 82

Colleagues and competitors alike remember him as an "avuncular sage figure" who vaulted PR into the boardroom and fathered the modern practice of M&A and financial comms.
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22 Mar 2017 | 11:12 am PDT

P&G exec who led Always #LikeAGirl campaign moves to comms leadership role at Novartis

P&G's Mark Chakravarty has joined pharma giant Novartis in a senior role, PRWeek has learned.
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22 Mar 2017 | 9:34 am PDT

The six stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.22.2017

Hotwire Group CEO Brendon Craigie exits firm; Airbnb is changing its name in China; Uber plans to repair image; Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort hires crisis comms firm; 9 questions for Atkins CMO Scott Parker
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22 Mar 2017 | 4:05 am PDT

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland on communicating about gender equality

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland; Isabel González Whitaker, deputy editor at Billboard magazine; and Burson's Alan Sexton discussed the best way to communicate about women's issues at a panel Tuesday.
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21 Mar 2017 | 1:40 pm PDT

Full-year losses narrow at Huntsworth despite 'difficult' 2016 at Grayling

Huntsworth's losses narrowed in 2016 thanks to a strong performance from the holding company's health comms arm, and despite a "difficult" year for Grayling, whose like-for-like revenue fell 17.4 per cent.
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21 Mar 2017 | 1:46 am PDT

Cision plots expansion via Capitol Acquisition Group III merger

Capitol approached private equity firm GTCR, Cision's owner, to talk about a possible deal in the fourth quarter of last year.
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20 Mar 2017 | 12:36 pm PDT

Barclays Center parent ups Mandy Gutmann to head of comms

Gutmann has succeeded EVP and chief communications officer Barry Baum, who departed Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment in January.
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20 Mar 2017 | 8:32 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.20.2017: Jeff Jones' messy divorce from Uber

The former Target CMO and the ride-hailing company issued cutting statements about each other in the press over the weekend as Jones decided to exit the company.
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20 Mar 2017 | 4:56 am PDT

PadillaCRT is now just Padilla

The name change comes about three years after the agency -- which was founded in Minneapolis in 1961 - changed its name from Padilla Speer Beardsley to PadillaCRT.
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17 Mar 2017 | 11:59 am PDT

Retired PR Newswire chief executive David Steinberg dies at 85

Steinberg died last week due to complications from surgery.
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17 Mar 2017 | 10:06 am PDT

PRWeek Awards reflect an industry that's come of age

From an inspiring Communicator of the Year to a deep bench of incredibly inspiring campaign work, the PRWeek Awards prove the profession is not just part of the conversation - it's starting to lead it.
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17 Mar 2017 | 9:49 am PDT

Ray Kerins, Leslie Gaines-Ross win US Outstanding Professional Awards

Bayer's Ray Kerins and Weber Shandwick's Leslie Gaines-Ross won the Outstanding In-House and Agency Professional awards, respectively.
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16 Mar 2017 | 11:16 am PDT

Global Strategy Group names Hootkin, Papa partners

Julie Hootkin, EVP and head of the corporate reputation and public affairs research practice, and Jim Papa, head of the Washington office, were elevated to partner.
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16 Mar 2017 | 10:46 am PDT

From Shamrock Shakes to Trump meeting Irish Taoiseach: 13 brands jump on St Patrick's Day

Brands are celebrating St Patrick's Day by turning the world emerald green. PRWeek UK rounds up the best promotions so far...
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16 Mar 2017 | 9:24 am PDT

Was it the Hamburglar? McDonald's says account was hacked after anti-Trump tweet

The fast-food chain said it wasn't behind a tweet posted and pinned on Thursday morning mocking the president's "tiny hands."
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16 Mar 2017 | 7:46 am PDT

BNY Mellon hires Eva Radtke as global head of corporate comms

Radtke joins the bank from Credit Suisse.
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15 Mar 2017 | 7:44 am PDT

A tale of two CEOs

The nature of leadership in enterprise is more important than it has ever been and two recent CEO examples illustrate this perfectly - Travis Kalanick at Uber and Oscar Munoz at United Airlines.
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10 Mar 2017 | 10:07 am PST

Petition grows to keep 'Fearless Girl' on Wall Street

Fans of the statue, created for International Women's Day, are pushing for permanent placement.
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10 Mar 2017 | 7:15 am PST
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