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Ludlum: 5 implications last week's National Labor Relations Board decision will have on communicators

The decision made last week by the NLRB is the latest event fundamentally changing the relationship between employers and employees. It has plenty of implications for professional communicators.
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3 Sep 2015 | 6:08 am PDT

US-China Business Council appoints Lesley Lopez to lead comms

She took over the role from Marc Ross, who co-founded Caracal Strategies in June.
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1 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm PDT

NFL comms leader Paul Hicks joins Glover Park Group

He will continue to work with the league in his new role.
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1 Sep 2015 | 8:13 am PDT

The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.1.2015

More Clinton emails released; Marissa Mayer's big announcement; PRWeek Career Guide 2015; White House debuts year two of It's On Us campaign; Deflategate ruling expected this week; Wikipedia bans 281 from editing.
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1 Sep 2015 | 3:56 am PDT

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 8.31.2015

A new name for Mount McKinley; VMA recap; Why publishers are mad at Apple; US Open begins; Uber offers Mad Max-themed rides; Ed Lewi dead at 81.
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31 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am PDT

Infographic: What marketers are getting wrong about Baby Boomers

When it comes to marketing to the Baby Boomer generation, brands are missing the mark, according to Infleunt50, a marketing services firm launched by AARP. The firm, which has clients including Avis and UnitedHealthcare, contends marketers are targeting Millennials at the expense of consumers age 50 and older.
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25 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am PDT

Biden names Bedingfield comms director amid 2016 talk

MPAA comms leader Kate Bedingfield has joined the vice president's office as communications director as speculation builds that he will mount a third bid for the White House.
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24 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am PDT

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 8.21.2015

Obama approval rating underwater again; More Ashley Madison data leaked; Recordings led to Jared Fogle's downfall; Soulcycle IPO; and Twitter numbers in focus.
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21 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am PDT

Florida Citrus shifts marcomms work to Edelman food and beverage specialty

The agency's Edible specialty agency won a multimillion-dollar account from the state as it realigned its agency assignments.
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20 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am PDT

Social media and immigration comms are the 2016 trends to watch

The GOP has learned its lesson from 2012 on social media; not so much on immigration.
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20 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am PDT

NATO signs five-year comms services agreement with Agenda and Engine

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has awarded Washington, D.C. public affairs and comms firm Agenda and global marketing and comms group Engine a five-year framework agreement covering various comms activities.
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20 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am PDT

UN, Ogilvy firms pitch World Humanitarian Day to Millennials

The organization invited celebrities around the world to "donate" their social media accounts to the effort for a day.
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19 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am PDT

Ketchum lends Library of Congress a hand with National Book Festival

The Omnicom Group firm is working on outreach, planning, media consultation, and event execution, among other duties.
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18 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am PDT

McDonald's UK corporate affairs chief Nick Hindle steps down

McDonald's UK's longstanding senior vice-president of corporate affairs, Nick Hindle, will step down on 4 September to pursue "the next big opportunity".
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17 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am PDT

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 8.14.2015

Japan's prime minister addresses country's role in World War II; More on Hillary Clinton's email server; Biden weighs White House run; Mixed reports on Gore's interest in getting into the race; AARP launches ad agency; Coca-Cola's key executive appointment.
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14 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am PDT

Candidates are trying for the Millennial vote. They should try harder

Will anyone running for president in 2016 step up to be the "first Millennial president?" I'm not optimistic.
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13 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am PDT

Bad ad watchdog slams Kim Kardashian's social media post

The FDA said the reality-show star didn't meet product-endorsement guidelines.
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12 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am PDT

South African president in hot water over Cecil the Lion 'incident' remark

Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, has drawn anger with comments about last month's now notorious shooting of Cecil the Lion in neighbouring Zimbabwe - although some have questioned why this story is getting so much attention.
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12 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am PDT

Jay Leveton joins Mark Penn's Stagwell Group

Leveton was previously CEO at Penn Schoen Berland, a role he took after Penn left the research firm in 2012.
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10 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am PDT

How Americans reacted to the GOP primary debate in five pictures

Most of the candidates and all of the moderators had a good night by the numbers.
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7 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Bye, McDonald's: Burger King continues Peace Day mission with other brands

Burger King is reaching out to more food chains to merge burgers in the name of Peace Day.
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2 Sep 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

UBS asks the big questions in global brand relaunch

Publicis Worldwide steers the Swiss financial giant through a digital play based on extensive client research.
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2 Sep 2015 | 8:38 am PDT

Ketchum veteran Laura Ryan joins Cohn & Wolfe to lead US corporate practice

Ryan will report to US president David Herrick in the new role. She left Ketchum last week.
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2 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am PDT

Edelman grows 8.5% in 2014/15 financial year

Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm rose to $833 million in the 12 months to June 30, 2015, while the US was up 9% to $504.7 million in the same period.
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1 Sep 2015 | 12:36 pm PDT

How nine brands described their jobs to five-year-olds on Twitter

The hashtag garnered more than 15,000 tweets by Tuesday afternoon.
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1 Sep 2015 | 11:36 am PDT

Honorees for PRWeek Hall of Fame 2015 unveiled

The third group of inductees to the PRWeek Hall of Fame will be honored at a dinner in New York City on December 7.
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1 Sep 2015 | 9:04 am PDT

NFL comms leader Paul Hicks joins Glover Park Group

He will continue to work with the league in his new role.
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1 Sep 2015 | 8:13 am PDT

Bell Pottinger litigation support helps secure Suzuki court victory in four-year Volkswagen case

Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation has won a major decision against rival manufacturer Volkswagen in the International Court of Arbitration with help from the litigation support team of comms firm Bell Pottinger.
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1 Sep 2015 | 7:45 am PDT

GE names CMO Beth Comstock vice chair of Business Innovations unit

She is reportedly the first woman to hold the vice chair title at GE.
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1 Sep 2015 | 7:19 am PDT

Xerox to customers: Here's how we can help you make more money

The company has launched a b-to-b campaign and redesigned its website to let customer stories take center stage.
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31 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am PDT

Study: An inside look at Russian PR pros' lives

More than 25% of Russian PR pros hold degrees in fields such as physics, chemistry, law, philosophy, and art.
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28 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am PDT

Six stories PR pros need to know on Friday, 8.28.2015

BlueFocus' net profit dropped 71.4% in the first half of 2015; shootings occurred at two separate universities on Thursday; a former Subway franchisee tipped off an ad exec at the chain in 2008, according to lawyer.
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28 Aug 2015 | 3:23 am PDT

#WeStandWithWDBJ: Journalists across the nation band together over shooting

Using the hashtag #WeStandWithWDBJ, journalists voiced their condolences after the tragic on-air shooting of Virginia TV station WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
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27 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am PDT

What game day is like for New York Yankees PR director Jason Zillo

Yankees Director of Media and Publicity Jason Zillo walks PRWeek though the ins and outs of game day from a PR perspective.
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27 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am PDT

Survey: who comes out of the McWhopper PR stunt best - McDonald's, Burger King, or neither?

Burger King grabbed media attention across the world yesterday when it held out a supposed olive branch to McDonald's ahead of next month's International Day of Peace - but did McDonald's win the day with its pithy response?
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27 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am PDT

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 8.26.2015

WPP's PR and public affairs arm sees 5.4% revenue jump; Donald Trump clashes with Univision anchor; Kraft Heinz recalls two million pounds of turkey bacon; YouTube Gaming goes live; Amazon expands Prime Now delivery service; Uber partners with University of Arizona on driverless car efforts.
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26 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am PDT

Why your company has a comms problem if investors called you on #BlackMonday

Companies that proactively reached out to investors to reassure them during Black Monday's stock market crash might have actually exacerbated the situation.
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25 Aug 2015 | 1:13 pm PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 8.25.2015

Stock futures show rebound potential; Putin government blocks, then unblocks Wikipedia; Trump feuding again with Fox; FIFA reform chief's controversial comments; Obama gives Biden blessing; Another suit against Ashley Madison; Alibaba stock below IPO price.
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25 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am PDT

'If you want to make a fool of yourself, comment on the stock markets': PRs offer 'Black Monday' advice

Corporations should focus on the fundamentals of their own businesses during a stock market decline and not join the debate around global financial markets, City PR experts have told PRWeek.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am PDT

Savvy comms paves way for Walgreens Boots Alliance merger

Walgreens Boots Alliance's global comms team works hand in hand to balance the complexities of a merger and create a unified strategy to inspire all stakeholders.
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21 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am PDT
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