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Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.26.2016

What to watch for in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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26 Sep 2016 | 3:22 am PDT

Hillary Clinton looks for millennial voters 'Between Two Ferns'

Following President Barack Obama's lead, the Democratic nominee chatted with Zach Galifianakis in an interview that went live on Thursday morning.
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22 Sep 2016 | 8:57 am PDT

Joss Whedon directs anti-Trump ad starring Hollywood stars

Director Joss Whedon has gathered together the stars of his Marvel superhero films, along with other well-known faces, to implore U.S. voters to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.
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22 Sep 2016 | 7:27 am PDT

Spring recalls 'surreal moment' when U.S., Cuba began to normalize relations

Weber Shandwick's global corporate practice chair moderated a panel at the Concordia Summit on Monday on the diplomacy used to break the icy relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.
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20 Sep 2016 | 7:23 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.20.2016

The New York Police Department's assistant commissioner for communication and public information walks PRWeek through its communications response to Saturday night's Chelsea bombing.
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20 Sep 2016 | 4:16 am PDT

Inside the NYPD's comms response to the Chelsea bombing

Peter Donald, the New York Police Department's assistant commissioner for communication and public information, talks about the steps his team has taken since Saturday night's explosion.
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20 Sep 2016 | 3:36 am PDT

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Confectionery giant Wrigley has issued a deft response to Donald Trump's son comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles, saying: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."
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20 Sep 2016 | 1:45 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.16.2016

It's 2016, and birtherism still won't go away.
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16 Sep 2016 | 3:56 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 10 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 9.15.2016

Two public affairs players team up as Bully Pulpit buys the Incite Agency.
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15 Sep 2016 | 4:03 am PDT

Italian PR firm SEC takes majority stake in Newington Communications

SEC, the Italian PR firm that listed in London in July, has taken a 60 per cent stake in Newington Communications, the UK public affairs agency previously known as Bellenden.
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13 Sep 2016 | 12:38 am PDT

Former Tony Blair adviser John McTernan joins Penn Schoen Berland

McTernan will lead the firm's international political practice effective next month.
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12 Sep 2016 | 9:40 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.9.2016

Wells Fargo, Airbnb, try to make things right with customers.
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9 Sep 2016 | 4:02 am PDT

Teneo unites UK operations under new Teneo Blue Rubicon name

Teneo has combined its entire UK operations, including Blue Rubicon, into one business under the new name Teneo Blue Rubicon.
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8 Sep 2016 | 11:59 pm PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 9.8.2016

Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton had a good night at NBC News' Commander-in-Chief Forum, but the real loser was moderator Matt Lauer.
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8 Sep 2016 | 4:03 am PDT

Joe Householder returns to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as EVP

He previously worked at Public Strategies, which merged with Hill & Knowlton in 2010 to form Hill+Knowlton Strategies, in Houston.
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6 Sep 2016 | 8:07 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 10 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.6.2016

The presidential election hits the stretch run.
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6 Sep 2016 | 4:00 am PDT

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday, 9.2.2016

Apple finally launches official Twitter account; Kaepernick pledges $1 million to communities in need; Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues victim's parents; Latinos for Trump founder warns of 'taco trucks on every corner' if Trump loses election; and other news to know on Friday.
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2 Sep 2016 | 2:20 am PDT

Mercury brings on tech expert Drew Olanoff in San Francisco

Olanoff will be an SVP at Mercury and help build out the firm's San Francisco office.
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31 Aug 2016 | 5:51 am PDT

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 8.31.2016

Trump to meet with Mexican President ahead of immigration speech; Military personnel take to Twitter to support Kaepernick; ISIS spokesman is killed; JetBlue launches first U.S. commercial flights to Cuba in decades; The latest on EpiPen; and other news to know.
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31 Aug 2016 | 2:47 am PDT

The 'Hacks vs Flacks' survey: Half of PRs don't cut it, say journalists

Half of PRs don't cut it, say journalists, while the latter's importance is waning for many comms pros, our new survey of 300 respondents reveals. PRWeek lifts the lid on what the professions really think of each other.
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30 Aug 2016 | 7:18 am PDT

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

The veteran of ConAgra, Cigna, and State Farm most recently led communications at Cargill.
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24 Sep 2016 | 5:36 pm PDT

The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

The bizarre fiasco at the Rio Olympics resulted in major losses for the star athlete while highlighting the importance of ethics and honesty required from all parties - including public relations.
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23 Sep 2016 | 7:34 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.23.2016

PR pros think Yahoo's hack disclosure was weird at best and irresponsible at worst.
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23 Sep 2016 | 4:01 am PDT

REI's Alex Thompson: Embrace activism only for right reasons

The retailer's VP of public affairs warned that executives shouldn't rush to embrace an activist mindset.
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22 Sep 2016 | 12:03 pm PDT

Kind Snacks' Joe Cohen joins Axis Capital as comms chief; company adds CMO

The insurance company has also brought on Michiko Kurahashi as CMO.
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22 Sep 2016 | 10:32 am PDT

POLL: Wrigley's response to Donald Trump Jr.'s Skittles tweet: Best reply ever? Or wasted opportunity?

Tell us what you think about the latest controversial Trump tweet gracing the internet.
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22 Sep 2016 | 6:40 am PDT

Nick Denton: 'The internet is like Somalia, filled with warring clans'

The Gawker Media founder described how the web reinforces people's pre-existing notions at Percolate's Transition Conference in New York on Tuesday afternoon.
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21 Sep 2016 | 3:25 am PDT

Former Apple comms staffer Sarah O'Brien joins Tesla

She has joined the electric car company as senior director of communications.
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20 Sep 2016 | 7:25 am PDT

Spring recalls 'surreal moment' when U.S., Cuba began to normalize relations

Weber Shandwick's global corporate practice chair moderated a panel at the Concordia Summit on Monday on the diplomacy used to break the icy relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.
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20 Sep 2016 | 7:23 am PDT

McDonalds' London 2012 sponsorship chief takes top comms job at Arla Foods

Nick Hindle has been appointed global head of corporate comms by the dairy giant Arla Foods.
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20 Sep 2016 | 6:45 am PDT

Is this Skittles statement the best corporate response to the Trump campaign yet?

Confectionery giant Wrigley has issued a deft response to Donald Trump's son comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles, saying: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."
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20 Sep 2016 | 1:45 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.19.2016

Diageo's global corporate communications account is moving from Edelman to Teneo Blue Rubicon.
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19 Sep 2016 | 3:49 am PDT

Katie Spring exits Citadel

The company is searching for a replacement for the former global head of corporate comms.
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16 Sep 2016 | 11:45 am PDT

Sysomos appoints Peter Heffring CEO

Heffring is the former CEO of Expion.
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15 Sep 2016 | 11:13 am PDT

Diageo gives Teneo Blue Rubicon global corporate account after dropping Edelman

Global drinks giant Diageo has given its global corporate comms account to Teneo Blue Rubicon, the newly reshuffled London agency, after a lengthy search process.
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15 Sep 2016 | 8:50 am PDT

FTI Consulting formalises global affiliate network, extending reach to 100 countries

FTI Consulting has formalised the global network of affiliate agencies for its Strategic Communications arm, with 'Gold' and 'Silver' status being offered to affiliates.
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15 Sep 2016 | 6:22 am PDT

Axioma names Steve Mann CMO

He is a veteran of SAP and LexisNexis.
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14 Sep 2016 | 12:12 pm PDT

Karen Clyne takes the lead at MWWPR San Francisco

Clyne most recently worked as SVP of client services at Eastwick.
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14 Sep 2016 | 8:37 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 9 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 9.14.2016

The NFL is putting another $100 million into concussion safety.
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14 Sep 2016 | 4:01 am PDT

FTI Consulting rolls out Geopolitical Intelligence practice

FTI said it is launching the practice amid "unprecedented political risk and instability" facing companies.
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12 Sep 2016 | 12:15 pm PDT
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