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Breakfast Briefing: The stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 6.24.2016

What Brexit means for PR pros in the U.K. and the E.U.; Holding company chiefs agree to support U.N. initiative; Clinton rolls out first Spanish-language TV ad; Volkswagen close to massive reimbursement deal for diesel-car owners.
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24 Jun 2016 | 4:00 am PDT

Seismic shock for UK PR as country votes out but practitioners highlight opportunities to help clients adapt

As the UK awoke to the news that Britain had voted to leave the EU by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent and that Prime Minister David Cameron will leave office in the autumn, UK PR firms told PRWeek what they think the implications are for their businesses and their clients.
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24 Jun 2016 | 1:31 am PDT

Brexit: EU PRs see uncertainty, a public affairs boost and an opportunity for Dublin

The UK's imminent departure from the European Union leaves an uncertain future for PR firms based in EU states - but there may also be a short-term boost for public affairs specialists, and an opportunity for Dublin to host non-European firms looking for an entry into the market.
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24 Jun 2016 | 1:07 am PDT

After months of behind-the-scenes messaging, U.S. companies prepared for 'Brexit'

Corporations based in the U.S. have communicated under-the-radar about the ramifications of the U.K. leaving the European Union.
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23 Jun 2016 | 9:11 am PDT

There's no such thing as gay blood, says campaign from FCB Health

After the Orlando shooting, gay men were turned away from blood drives. A campaign explaining why had to reexamine its strategy.
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20 Jun 2016 | 7:37 am PDT

California puts four-year, $2.6m anti-smoking contract up for bid

The state's Public Health Department is planning a campaign to raise awareness among diverse populations in California about the dangers of smoking.
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17 Jun 2016 | 11:59 am PDT

An editor's view of 2016's big political ads

Tried-and-true editing techniques take center stage in the most memorable ads of the primaries, writes the founder of post-production company PS260.
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16 Jun 2016 | 6:41 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.16.2016

Sanders to address supporters via live-stream; Obama to visit Orlando; Clinton previews economic plan of attack on Trump; Volkswagen CEO: Automaker needs billions in investments to transform company; Connecticut senator's marathon filibuster forces gun votes.
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16 Jun 2016 | 3:55 am PDT

Orlando PR pros describe a city coming together after tragedy

Amid their grief, Orlando residents are pulling together in response to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, according to agency executives who work in the city.
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13 Jun 2016 | 1:26 pm PDT

LGBT, gun-control groups respond quickly to Orlando mass shooting

Pro-LGBT-rights groups quickly released statements in solidarity with the victims of Sunday morning's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Many gun-control groups did the same.
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13 Jun 2016 | 9:39 am PDT

Anti-EU campaign group deletes tweet warning of 'Orlando-style' attack in UK

Leave.EU, one of the groups campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union, has removed a tweet saying the country's ongoing membership of the EU created the risk of an "Orlando-style atrocity", following criticism.
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13 Jun 2016 | 4:48 am PDT

Watch: Obama responds to Orlando mass shooting

The president said the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was "an act of terror and of hate" while addressing the nation on Sunday.
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12 Jun 2016 | 10:42 am PDT

De Blasio ups Eric Phillips to press secretary

He is replacing Karen Hinton in the role.
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10 Jun 2016 | 11:11 am PDT

Dan Hill launches crisis comms, government affairs firm

Hill left his role as president of Ervin Hill Strategies this month.
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10 Jun 2016 | 10:08 am PDT

Penn Schoen Berland brings on Jack MacKenzie to lead media, entertainment practice

MacKenzie was most recently a senior adviser to Oxford Road and an EVP at Frank N. Magid Associates.
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9 Jun 2016 | 7:34 am PDT

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.9.2016

Trump readies Clinton attack lines; Facebook hires CollegeHumor cofounder; New head of media operations at Twitter; Sponsors take sides on Sharapova suspension; Airbnb has its hands full with Share Better campaign.
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9 Jun 2016 | 3:55 am PDT

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.8.2016

Clinton's historic moment; Sanders says he'll stay in the race; Trump delivers a subdued response; Global PR execs weigh in on presidential contest, corporate crises; Ellen Pao signs book deal.
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8 Jun 2016 | 3:52 am PDT

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 6.7.2016

Allison+Partners expands to Germany; Clinton clinches Democratic nod; More executive changes at Twitter; Edelman rolls out public affairs platform; Trump conference call on heavy-handed Trump University response leaked.
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7 Jun 2016 | 3:28 am PDT

Edelman launches Edge to provide local insight for global public affairs

The global public affairs practice of Edelman has launched Edelman Edge - a market research and analysis tool it says will help multi-market clients understand the best channels for their campaign in individual countries.
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6 Jun 2016 | 5:29 am PDT

The Nuclear Energy Institute lobby group signs up APCO

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Washington-based lobby group for the global nuclear industry, has appointed APCO to work on its activities to promote nuclear energy to the public and authorities, PRWeek has learned.
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6 Jun 2016 | 1:05 am PDT

Seismic shock for UK PR as country votes out but practitioners highlight opportunities to help clients adapt

As the UK awoke to the news that Britain had voted to leave the EU by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent and that Prime Minister David Cameron will leave office in the autumn, UK PR firms told PRWeek what they think the implications are for their businesses and their clients.
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24 Jun 2016 | 1:31 am PDT

After months of behind-the-scenes messaging, U.S. companies prepared for 'Brexit'

Corporations based in the U.S. have communicated under-the-radar about the ramifications of the U.K. leaving the European Union.
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23 Jun 2016 | 9:11 am PDT

FleishmanHillard scoops up Quaker Oats PR AOR account

Zeno Group is the incumbent on the business.
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23 Jun 2016 | 8:12 am PDT

Nissan reorganizes global comms function

The automaker said Thursday morning that it was making the changes to support the company's growth and performance around the world.
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23 Jun 2016 | 7:14 am PDT

Invest NI seeks U.S. PR firms to promote Northern Ireland to businesses

The economic development organization is looking for as many as two agencies to promote Northern Ireland as a great place to do business.
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22 Jun 2016 | 10:36 am PDT

Square veteran Lin-Hua Wu joins Dropbox in new comms VP role

She is responsible for the company's worldwide communications strategy and overseeing a team of 20 in the newly created role.
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22 Jun 2016 | 9:50 am PDT

Brands' lack of purpose endangers consumer relationships, says Edelman

REI's Opt Outside, Dove's Real Beauty, and CVS' #OneGoodReason all scored with consumers seeking purpose, the firm said.
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22 Jun 2016 | 4:26 am PDT

Facebook unveils four new ways for advertisers and marketers to reach its mobile users

The new and updated tools were introduced at the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
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21 Jun 2016 | 1:20 pm PDT

Electrolux North America puts marketing under review

The second-largest appliance-maker in the world is reviewing its marketing accounts, including PR, digital, and brand advertising.
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21 Jun 2016 | 7:07 am PDT

How one firm is quashing fears of drones by showing their benefits

Later this week, Flirtey drones will ferry medical samples for emergency testing between an onshore site at Cape May, New Jersey and a test facility aboard a ship off the coast.
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20 Jun 2016 | 1:30 pm PDT

No, Netflix hasn't replaced its old logo

The streaming service told users on Monday that its old logo isn't going away. Some weren't convinced.
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20 Jun 2016 | 12:15 pm PDT

Deloitte modernizes its brand image

The last time Deloitte had a facelift, Facebook didn't even exist, its senior MD of global brand noted.
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17 Jun 2016 | 12:34 pm PDT

Former Samsung exec Christina Pantin joins Abernathy MacGregor

Pantin's career has also included stints at Brunswick Group and Thomson Reuters.
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14 Jun 2016 | 12:59 pm PDT

Reputation Institute: Talc lawsuits not hurting J&J's image with millennials

According to research conducted in the first quarter, the healthcare products company has a sterling image with millennials despite a series of legal judgments against the company.
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14 Jun 2016 | 7:50 am PDT

6 reasons to care about Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

What does Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition mean for b-to-b marketers?
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14 Jun 2016 | 7:07 am PDT

Jeff Weiner: 'The LinkedIn you know is only getting better'

The LinkedIn chief executive worked to put users' and employees' minds at ease on Monday morning about its impending acquisition by Microsoft.
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13 Jun 2016 | 7:47 am PDT

G4S statement says firm 'providing full support' after employee identified as Orlando gunman

Global security and outsourcing firm G4S has released a statement expressing its 'deep shock' and outlining details of the employee who has been identified as the gunman who killed 50 people in a nightclub in the US city of Orlando during the weekend.
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13 Jun 2016 | 1:24 am PDT

Dan Hill launches crisis comms, government affairs firm

Hill left his role as president of Ervin Hill Strategies this month.
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10 Jun 2016 | 10:08 am PDT

Gawker editor: Business as usual amid Chapter 11 process

Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.
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10 Jun 2016 | 9:57 am PDT

Edelman names Courtney Bigelow global client relationship manager for PayPal

She will oversee the firm's relationship with PayPal around the world as of July 1.
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9 Jun 2016 | 9:36 am PDT
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