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Starz picks Glover Park Group for government affairs, strategic comms

The D.C. shop will focus on lawmakers and the Capitol Hill community as it handles strategic communications and government relations for the network.
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23 Aug 2016 | 9:00 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 8.23.2016

How did Hillary Clinton try to debunk claims about her health? By opening a pickle jar on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.
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23 Aug 2016 | 3:47 am PDT

Italian restaurant draws social media ire for selling 'Black Olives Matter' merchandise

But thanks to the controversy, business is booming.
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18 Aug 2016 | 7:17 am PDT

Ogilvy's Davidson takes on battleground states for Clinton campaign

Linara Davidson has taken a leave from Ogilvy Public Relations to work on Hillary Clinton's campaign as regional political director for Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
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18 Aug 2016 | 6:43 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 8.17.2016

Leading Wednesday morning's news cycle: Major shakeup at the Trump campaign.
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17 Aug 2016 | 3:47 am PDT

Nicaragua tourism board picks Myriad Marketing to raise its profile as a destination

The firm will work to boost awareness for the country, which went through a long period of political upheaval ending in 1990, as a vacation spot in the U.S. and Canada.
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8 Aug 2016 | 8:06 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 8.5.2016

More bad poll news for Trump; Rio Olympics kick off; APCO helps Turkey in the U.S.
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5 Aug 2016 | 3:42 am PDT

APCO taken on by Turkish government on short-term brief

The global public affairs agency APCO has been recruited by the government of Turkey to help improve its relations with the US, following last month's attempted coup in the country.
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5 Aug 2016 | 1:58 am PDT

Foursquare data shows Americans literally walking away from Trump brand

Foot traffic to the candidate's properties is down by double digits all over the country. Women in particular are staying away.
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4 Aug 2016 | 11:07 am PDT

Margery wins the PRWeek election!

Your votes have been counted and APCO Worldwide's executive chair Margery Kraus grabbed the most votes at 1,158.
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4 Aug 2016 | 7:08 am PDT

Arianna Jones brings the Bern to new Revolution Messaging PR practice

The former deputy communications director for Bernie Sanders is launching the PR practice for progressive shop Revolution Messaging.
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3 Aug 2016 | 10:08 am PDT

Comms director Luis Miranda out amid wave of resignations at DNC

The string of executive resignations followed the publishing of 20,000 emails on Wikileaks more than a week ago.
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2 Aug 2016 | 12:02 pm PDT

Brian Noyes joins Direct Impact as EVP

He will join the Burson-Marsteller subsidiary next week after wrapping up his tenure as director of external affairs for the Republican National Convention.
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1 Aug 2016 | 12:20 pm PDT

Muslim women answer Donald Trump with #CanYouHearUsNow hashtag

The Republican presidential candidate had implied Ghazala Khan wasn't "allowed" to speak at the Democratic National Convention last Thursday alongside her husband.
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1 Aug 2016 | 8:56 am PDT

5 of PR's leading women on what a female presidential nominee means to them

PRWeek asked five of the top women executives in PR how they feel about the Democratic Party picking a woman, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as its standard bearer.
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29 Jul 2016 | 11:24 am PDT

Adland's 39 best tweets about the Democratic convention

CEOs, digital strategists, and creative directors put in their two cents on Twitter about the DNC in Philly.
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29 Jul 2016 | 6:55 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The need-to-know DNC stories for PR pros on Friday morning, 7.29.2016

DNC day 4: Clinton makes history by accepting Democratic nomination.
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29 Jul 2016 | 3:52 am PDT

Clinton makes history in Philadelphia, drawing a sharp contrast with Trump

"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," Clinton said in her acceptance speech.
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28 Jul 2016 | 8:19 pm PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Thursday morning, 7.28.2016

Night number three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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28 Jul 2016 | 3:40 am PDT

Obama casts 2016 race as choice between optimism and pessimism

The president also portrayed the election as a decision between democracy and authoritarianism, grouping together fascists, communists, and jihadists with "homegrown demagogues" as those bound to fail.
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27 Jul 2016 | 8:11 pm PDT

Don't delete your account: Lessons from the Cincinnati Zoo's retreat from cyberbullies

Despite months of cyberbullying, the Cincinnati Zoo didn't help its cause by abandoning Twitter, say experts.
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24 Aug 2016 | 8:56 am PDT

A Lochte comeback in endorsements? Don't bet on it

Ryan Lochte faces a bleak future in endorsements after being dropped by four sponsors on Monday.
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23 Aug 2016 | 12:02 pm PDT

Starz picks Glover Park Group for government affairs, strategic comms

The D.C. shop will focus on lawmakers and the Capitol Hill community as it handles strategic communications and government relations for the network.
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23 Aug 2016 | 9:00 am PDT

The online backlash sponsors endured before dropping Ryan Lochte

Thirty-five percent of all Speedo and Lochte mentions online were negative.
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23 Aug 2016 | 7:28 am PDT

AIG appoints Brunswick's Cindy Leggett-Flynn chief communications officer

She will join the company next month, reporting to AIG's chief operating officer.
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23 Aug 2016 | 7:13 am PDT

CEO Q&A: Richelieu Dennis on turning a family formula into a winning formula

Sundial Brands CEO tells Sean Czarnecki why he is dialing up comms and marketing a year after Bain Capital took a minority stake in the $200 million personal-care products company.
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22 Aug 2016 | 1:14 pm PDT

Lochte loses Speedo sponsorship after botched robbery story

The swimmer has drawn the ire of Twitter, the media, and the American and Brazilian public for lying, kind of apologizing, and then actually apologizing for his behavior during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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22 Aug 2016 | 8:13 am PDT

HSBC swaps FTI Consulting for Finsbury for corporate PR and public affairs

HSBC has moved its global corporate PR and public affairs account from agency FTI Consulting to Finsbury.
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22 Aug 2016 | 1:39 am PDT

7 questions for Dollar Shave Club's Kristina Levsky

The corporate and consumer comms leader for the company, recently acquired by Unilever, chats with PRWeek.
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19 Aug 2016 | 8:22 am PDT

Eddie Bauer gets a hand from Sard Verbinnen on cyberattack response

The retailer said Thursday that credit cards used in-store at its 370 locations since January may have been compromised.
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19 Aug 2016 | 8:02 am PDT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise shifts majority of global business to Publicis Groupe

Publicis Worldwide New York becomes lead creative agency, replacing BBDO. Ketchum's work with the company was not affected.
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19 Aug 2016 | 6:57 am PDT

Apparel company Differential Brands picks ICR

The IPO and M&A specialist firm will help increase awareness around the apparel company in the financial community.
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18 Aug 2016 | 12:54 pm PDT

Cisco CEO denies company leaked inflated job-cut number

Chuck Robbins rebuffed accusations the company fabricated layoff numbers on CNBC Thursday morning.
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18 Aug 2016 | 7:46 am PDT

Italian restaurant draws social media ire for selling 'Black Olives Matter' merchandise

But thanks to the controversy, business is booming.
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18 Aug 2016 | 7:17 am PDT

PR pros urge Gawker to stay true to itself

The Nick Denton-founded media company struck a deal this week to be bought by Univision amid long-running legal disputes with billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel - the fate of its flagship publication, Gawker.com, remains unknown.
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17 Aug 2016 | 11:27 am PDT

From suspension to comeback to goodbye: Ron Berkowitz on being A-Rod's publicist

For more than three years, Berk Communications has handled publicity for the former Yankee slugger through a steroid scandal, a comeback, and, just last week, an emotional goodbye.
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15 Aug 2016 | 12:02 pm PDT

The scoop on how New York's Museum of Ice Cream became the coolest destination in town

PRWeek's Diana Bradley looks into how New York's newest museum became a must-visit destination.
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15 Aug 2016 | 9:16 am PDT

Twitter CMO shoots for social glory

Campaign UK's Maisie McCabe asks Twitter's global marketing chief Leslie Berland about her plans to make a brand that is facing declining growth and steadily losing ground to Facebook more attractive to advertisers.
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11 Aug 2016 | 7:06 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 8.9.2016

#PhelpsFace; Delta cancels 250 more flights; Florida GOP spokesman quits.
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9 Aug 2016 | 3:44 am PDT

New York Life hires BNY Mellon CCO Kevin Heine to head corporate comms

Heine officially starts in the role on August 22. He will report to Kelli Parsons, New York Life's chief communications and marketing officer.
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8 Aug 2016 | 12:54 pm PDT
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