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How Uber fought City Hall, by the numbers

It also signed up 35,000 new riders in the city during the #UberMovesNYC campaign.
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24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am PDT

MWW: Weiner won't work with clients

The agency sent out a statement on Thursday morning clarifying that the former congressman will serve as a part-time adviser focused on policy.
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23 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am PDT

Your call: Who won the Uber-de Blasio battle?

Uber declared victory after a multifaceted public affairs campaign, and City Hall countered that it had forced important concessions from the ride-hailing service.
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23 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am PDT

Pro-EU campaign group to boost PR function ahead of official launch

A new pro-EU campaign group, whose founder members include Finsbury chairman Roland Rudd and 2012 Olympics marketing chief Greg Nugent, is to bolster its PR function before its official launch this autumn.
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21 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am PDT

Apologise to us too, UK POW relatives tell Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan has made an historic apology to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during the Second World War, leaving relatives of UK prisoners demanding a similar apology.
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20 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am PDT

Mitsubishi makes US POW apology: Will other firms follow suit?

This will "almost certainly have implications for other Japanese corporations," says leading Asia reputation expert.
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19 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm PDT

Trump shows there are gaffes, and there are game-enders

The rest of the GOP field immediately jumped on Donald Trump on Saturday after he mocked John McCain's war record, the closest thing to an untouchable topic as there is in American politics.
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18 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm PDT

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA has taken on US-based consulting firm Teneo Holdings as the world football governing body looks to deal with its ongoing crisis.
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17 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am PDT

Your call: Which GOP contender won the week in the media?

Scott Walker? Donald Trump? Jeb Bush? Ted Cruz?
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16 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am PDT

The GOP blueprint for taking down Trump comes from Obama

Voters - and especially Hispanic voters - will reward the candidate who knocks Donald Trump down a few pegs. President Obama has demonstrated how it can be done.
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16 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 7.16.2015

APCO hires Lisa Osborne Ross as DC MD; Airbnb, Google air ads supporting transgender community as Caitlyn Jenner is recognized by ESPN; Swiss extradite first arrested FIFA official to the US.
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16 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am PDT

Comms timeline: How the world learned about the Iran deal

President Obama was set to hold a press conference at 1 pm on Wednesday, the latest in the White House's communications push to explain the Iran deal.
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15 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am PDT

China revels in its role at negotiating table over Iran nuclear deal

"Historic day" on the world stage followed by better-than-predicted GDP figures, providing "positioning" boost for president Xi Jinping
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15 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am PDT

What the 2016 candidates are saying about the Iran deal

Responses to the deal between Iran and a handful of world powers broke down by party lines on Tuesday morning.
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14 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am PDT

What Obama said on Iran: 'This deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification'

The president echoed Ronald Reagan when addressing the public this morning about the deal several Western countries struck with Iran.
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14 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am PDT

The five stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 7.14.2015

Western powers, Iran reach nuclear deal; Reddit chief engineer quits; Clinton comment on sharing economy draws responses.
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14 Jul 2015 | 3:31 am PDT

APCO picks Gadi Dechter to lead public affairs practice

Dechter had served as a staffer in the White House since 2013.
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13 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am PDT

OPM director calls it quits after massive data breach

Katherine Archuleta said she was stepping down on Friday, the day after news reports surfaced that a breach of her department had affected 21 million Americans.
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10 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am PDT

Feds focus on visuals in latest round of Anchor It! child safety effort

The Consumer Product Safety Commission found visuals were necessary to demonstrate the differences in how adults and children see the home.
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10 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.10.2015

Rebel flag to come down in South Carolina; OPM chief stands her ground; Visit California account up for grabs in Canada; ESPN cuts costs.
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10 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am PDT

New York Life reviews comms account as it plans to target 'maturing Millennials'

The insurance company wants to better engage younger customers as they plan for the future.
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29 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am PDT

Social listening firm Sysomos acquires Expion

Social listening and analytics company Sysomos has acquired Expion, a content marketing optimization and enterprise social media management platform.
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21 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm PDT

FleishmanHillard and Fishburn office-sharing arrangement fuels merger rumours

FleishmanHillard and Fishburn are to share offices from the autumn, PRWeek understands.
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21 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am PDT

Toshiba CEO quits over $1.22 billion scandal, but finance expert states all the "bad news is out"

Hisao Tanaka stands down after report slates execs for their role in financial irregularities
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20 Jul 2015 | 11:23 pm PDT

Showa Denko "yet to decide" over prisoner of war apology

Japanese companies are feeling the heat after Mitsubishi apologized for using US POWs as forced labor in WW2.
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20 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm PDT

Sepp Blatter gets showered with cash at press conference gone awry

British prankster Lee Nelson threw a pile of fake cash at outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter in press conference stunt on Monday.
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20 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm PDT

How cheating site Ashley Madison responded to an 'act of cyber-terrorism'

Its parent company, Avid Life Media, is working with Levick Communications on its comms response.
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20 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 7.20.2015

New CEO at PR Newswire; Trump won't apologize for McCain comments; Cosby deposition revealed in detail; Hackers threaten to out 37 million Ashley Madison users.
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20 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am PDT

Apologise to us too, UK POW relatives tell Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan has made an historic apology to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during the Second World War, leaving relatives of UK prisoners demanding a similar apology.
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20 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am PDT

Mitsubishi makes US POW apology: Will other firms follow suit?

This will "almost certainly have implications for other Japanese corporations," says leading Asia reputation expert.
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19 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm PDT

How 14 brands are getting emojinal on #WorldEmojiDay

It's not easy for brands to keep their emojians under control today.
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17 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am PDT

RadioShack comms head departs for JPS Health

Merianne Roth had served as VP of strategic communications at the electronics retailer since mid-2013.
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17 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am PDT

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA has taken on US-based consulting firm Teneo Holdings as the world football governing body looks to deal with its ongoing crisis.
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17 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am PDT

Golin's Josh Morton steps into new role at Kellogg

He had served as director of issues and crisis management at Golin since fall 2010.
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16 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am PDT

Power hour: Obama speaks at length at Iran deal presser

POTUS spent more than 60 minutes talking and answering questions at Wednesday's press conference.
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15 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm PDT

Zeno hires Dentsu exec to head-up creative in Singapore

Tony Ray Pereira has 25 years of experience, including stints at Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson and McCann Erickson
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14 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm PDT

Microsoft kicks off #UpgradeYourWorld campaign for Windows 10

The latest Windows upgrade is considered to be Microsoft's most crucial yet.
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14 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am PDT

P&G: Business as usual for staffers, agencies until Coty deal closes

Coty will have say over what happens to any P&G staffers or agencies that transition to the company next year.
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13 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 7.13.2015

Starbucks leads employment initiative; Walker kicks off campaign; New Reddit CEO faces skeptical user base.
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13 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am PDT

Llorente & Cuenca eyes Cuban office

Spanish-owned agency Llorente & Cuenca plans to open an office in Cuba following its recent €6.4m ($7.1m, £4.6m) capital injection, president and founding partner José Antonio Llorente has told PRWeek.
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10 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am PDT
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