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Visit California seeks digitally savvy global agency partner

The annual contract for the account is worth $300,000.
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26 May 2015 | 11:04 am PDT

Tunheim brings on Axvig as public affairs consultant

He was previously communications director for the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council.
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22 May 2015 | 11:10 am PDT

Jeb's Iraq fail blows GOP race even more wide open

How did he not know a question on Iraq was coming?
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22 May 2015 | 8:21 am PDT

Memorial Day Weekend edition: Which 2016 contender won the week in the media?

Get ready for three days of intense local campaign politics.
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22 May 2015 | 6:39 am PDT

NYC Mayor de Blasio names Hinton press secretary

Karen Hinton previously ran her own firm for more than 15 years.
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21 May 2015 | 1:26 pm PDT

More media=more stress for DC insiders

A growing number of Washington insiders say they feel "overwhelmed" by too many media options, according to a study by National Journal.
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20 May 2015 | 6:34 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 5.19.2015

Clinton emails to be released just before Iowa, New Hampshire; Consumer groups say YouTube Kids has inappropriate content; FIFA investigating journalist arrests in Qatar.
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19 May 2015 | 3:52 am PDT

'Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really!' Obama gets his own account

After six years in office, another social media first for the Obama White House.
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18 May 2015 | 9:49 am PDT

GSG promotes Meck to lead public affairs and comms

Meck previously served as EVP and MD at Global Strategy Group.
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15 May 2015 | 12:38 pm PDT

What (early) 2016 contender won the week in the media?

Everyone agrees: It was definitely not Jeb Bush.
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15 May 2015 | 7:16 am PDT

Uber hands UK public affairs account to Portland

Uber has appointed Portland to manage its public affairs brief, PRWeek has learned, following this week's news that former Google comms chief and Portland partner Rachel Whetstone has joined the online taxi booking service.
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14 May 2015 | 7:49 am PDT

Google's Whetstone joins Uber to lead policy and communications

Whetstone will become SVP of policy and communications at Uber.
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13 May 2015 | 12:01 pm PDT

Top Boehner press aide joins Bush campaign-in-waiting

Michael Steel, press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, tweeted Monday morning that he's taking his talents to South Beach.
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11 May 2015 | 9:54 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.11.2015

More questions on Clinton Foundation donors; ESPN, ABC look to create morning-show synergy; Carly Fiorina's 'Meet the Press' win.
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11 May 2015 | 3:37 am PDT

It's handled: How Judy Smith had to manage her own reputation when Scandal debuted

And how she fixed the problem, according to the former presidential aide and famed reputation management guru herself.
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8 May 2015 | 10:29 am PDT

Voters prefer Cameron to nice guy Miliband

The narratives woven by British political party leaders over the past few weeks of campaigning produced vastly different results and culminated in three of them resigning soon after the election ended in triumph for the Conservatives.
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8 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

Your call: With a bunch of new faces in the race, which 2016 candidate won in the media this week?

Ben Carson threw his hat in the ring, as did Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee.
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8 May 2015 | 7:29 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.8.2015

UK's Conservatives, Cameron stun pollsters with election win; Obama visits Nike to push Pacific free-trade pact; Brady shakes off Deflategate report; What to watch for in the April jobs numbers.
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8 May 2015 | 3:40 am PDT

APCO Worldwide wraps short-term Kazakhstan outreach work

The firm focused on educating US audiences about the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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7 May 2015 | 12:14 pm PDT

Sanders harnesses power of Obama campaign alum to lead digital

Revolution Messaging will lead all digital and social media for the campaign.
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6 May 2015 | 12:28 pm PDT

FIFA handles crisis comms in-house as executives stray offside

The international soccer body is handling comms surrounding the recent investigations on its own.
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27 May 2015 | 10:50 am PDT

Crisis PR pros don't buy FIFA spokesman's positive take on arrests

Comms chief Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday is "a good day for FIFA." Crisis communicators didn't believe him.
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27 May 2015 | 9:49 am PDT

Timeline: FIFA in crisis

Up to the minute on FIFA's corruption crisis: Blatter says organization welcomes US, Swiss inquiries.
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27 May 2015 | 7:55 am PDT

Companies need to get better at talking about CSR: Cone

The firm's latest study found that nearly two thirds of consumers will ignore brands' CSR messages if they're confusing.
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26 May 2015 | 11:38 am PDT

Harris Corporation appoints Sandi Lee to top comms job as Exelis deal closes

The nearly $5 billion deal is set to close this Friday.
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26 May 2015 | 7:43 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 5.26.2015

Charter swoops in to buy Time Warner Cable; Sanders launch event officially kicks off his campaign; Twitter looks to buy Flipboard; Rise and fall of BlackBerry chronicled in new book.
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26 May 2015 | 3:34 am PDT

Hill+Knowlton and Buchanan form Middle East and Africa venture

WPP PR agencies Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Buchanan have formed a new body called H+K Financial to offer corporate and financial comms across the Middle East and Africa.
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26 May 2015 | 12:47 am PDT

FedEx picks Burson-Marsteller-led team for wide-ranging account

The WPP firm will serve as lead agency for several business units.
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22 May 2015 | 10:15 am PDT

Crisis gurus see Takata record recall as landmark case study in the making

How Japanese airbag-maker Takata handles the recall of 34 million US cars could set a standard for future crises, they said on Twitter.
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20 May 2015 | 12:16 pm PDT

Former HP comms head Wohl joins Commvault as CCO

Bill Wohl previously worked at HP and SAP.
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20 May 2015 | 6:57 am PDT

Why Walmart made its earnings report easier on the eyes

Walmart traded out most words for visuals in its financial earnings report on Tuesday.
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19 May 2015 | 1:11 pm PDT

Cohn & Wolfe replaces Lansons as Barclaycard UK corporate PR agency

Barclaycard has appointed Cohn & Wolfe as its UK corporate PR agency, replacing Lansons, PRWeek has learned.
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19 May 2015 | 12:06 pm PDT

AECOM hires former Disney VP Heather Rim to succeed Gennaro as CCO

She most recently worked at Avery Dennison as VP of global corporate communications.
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19 May 2015 | 11:23 am PDT

Visa's Doidge joins BlackBerry corp comms team

She started at the mobile-device maker less than two weeks after Heidi Davidson stepped down as SVP of communications.
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18 May 2015 | 11:19 am PDT

Slideshow: Take a tour of the PR Museum

The inspiration behind the institution is Edward Bernays, who is often called the father of public relations.
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18 May 2015 | 9:47 am PDT

PR pro who survived Amtrak crash slams railroad's crisis comms efforts

PR pro Andrew Brenner survived the tragic Amtrak crash in Philadelphia this week.
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15 May 2015 | 9:38 am PDT

Patriots create rebuttal site in attempt to punt Wells Report

The Patriots launched a website Thursday to defend themselves against the Wells Report.
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14 May 2015 | 1:15 pm PDT

How to capture the media's attention with your CSR efforts

Panelists shared tips on gaining coverage on brands' CSR activities.
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14 May 2015 | 11:48 am PDT

Google's Whetstone joins Uber to lead policy and communications

Whetstone will become SVP of policy and communications at Uber.
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13 May 2015 | 12:01 pm PDT

Crisis communicators skewer Amtrak's crash response on Twitter

PR pros gave Amtrak failing grades on Twitter for not quickly incorporating social media and slowly releasing statements on the deadly Philadelphia crash.
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13 May 2015 | 8:22 am PDT
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