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FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard has been appointed as Bose's first global PR agency, PRWeek has learned.
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5 Feb 2016 | 8:26 am PST

The Replacer gives celebs a break from their Instagram accounts for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Actor Peter Stormare is standing in for Ice-T, Chrissy Teigen, and Kyrie Irving on the photo-sharing platform.
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3 Feb 2016 | 7:06 am PST

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

New practice, in conjunction with Chinese agency Flyfinger, will focus on comms services for Chinese startups
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2 Feb 2016 | 6:38 pm PST

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Twitter users gave the new logo, which Uber touted to several media outlets, a poor rating on Tuesday.
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2 Feb 2016 | 1:18 pm PST

There's no sweetheart tax deal, Google comms chief Peter Barron tells BBC

Google EMEA's vice-president for comms and public affairs has appeared on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show to defend the firm's tax arrangements in the UK.
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1 Feb 2016 | 2:37 am PST

KCSA CEO Jeff Corbin to lead APPrise Mobile

The trio of Todd Fromer, Lewis Goldberg, and Jeffrey Goldberger is taking over leadership of the firm.
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28 Jan 2016 | 1:21 pm PST

Freuds returns to US with Brew Media Relations acquisition

Brew Media Relations, which was founded by Brooke Hammerling, will continue with its existing operations and report to Freuds CEO Andrew McGuinness.
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28 Jan 2016 | 9:59 am PST

Forget fashion. CPG brands are leading the way on Instagram

Big branding plays plus data-based targeting is a win for commodity goods.
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26 Jan 2016 | 8:27 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 1.26.2016

Today: Apple earnings; Final Democratic forum before Iowa caucuses; Tax-dodge accusations in latest Johnson Controls deal; Sprint offers savings for more ads; Twitter appoints interim media head.
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26 Jan 2016 | 4:42 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 1.21.2016

Facebook builds Sports Stadium; How the Academy will improve nominee diversity; Visa appoints marcomms chief; The view from Davos and the campaign trail; Vice looks at the press tour for 13 Hours.
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21 Jan 2016 | 4:48 am PST

Investopedia picks Vested as AOR

One of the agency's founders said its 'nerdiness' is working to its advantage.
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19 Jan 2016 | 9:08 am PST

Nasdaq answers 4 questions about IR Insight, its next gen platform

The stock exchange said the new product will offer a streamlined and secure information and communications hub for investor relations officers.
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13 Jan 2016 | 8:30 pm PST

Japanese auto translator ad goes viral over sexual harassment accusations

UPDATED: Logbar, maker of the Ili automatic translator device, criticised for "sexist" ad where man asks random women to kiss him, but company reveals it was staged
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11 Jan 2016 | 7:38 pm PST

New York Times lays out plans for its VR future

Executives tell CES attendees to expect regular VR content this year, two videos a month.
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8 Jan 2016 | 11:50 am PST

The social media leaders of CES 2016

The conference garners thousands of attendees, millions of followers, and an equal amount of social media activity and paid media dollars to boot.
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8 Jan 2016 | 7:29 am PST

Dynamo PR launches 'virtual reality' PR division

Dynamo PR has launched a dedicated virtual reality PR division, with visual computing company NVIDIA as its founding client.
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7 Jan 2016 | 5:43 am PST

CES 2016: Samsung's grocery-shopping fridge, Ford's talking cars, and Apple Watch imitators

The preeminent consumer electronics show is officially open for business.
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6 Jan 2016 | 8:42 am PST

CES 2016: Why brands should care about connected cars and talking sneakers

Only a handful of consumer tech gadgets will matter to marketers. The global CEO of WPP's Gain Theory makes his picks.
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5 Jan 2016 | 8:54 am PST

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 12.31.2015

BBC website victim of DDoS attack; Microsoft to communicate about state-sponsored hackings; What Volkswagen has planned for CES 2016; The high cost of medication; Daily News page one takes on Cosby.
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31 Dec 2015 | 4:40 am PST

Gabriel Stricker returns to Google to lead Fiber comms

After departing Twitter this summer, Stricker has lined up a job leading communications and public policy for Google Fiber, Alphabet's high-speed Internet project.
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30 Dec 2015 | 6:17 am PST

Amid Super Bowl 50, NFL faces its biggest fight: Making the game safe

On the eve of a Super Bowl likely to attract record ratings, the NFL is facing a critical long-term issue in player concussions. Improved communications can't solve the problem by itself, but it could give the league a good place to start.
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5 Feb 2016 | 10:10 am PST

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard has been appointed as Bose's first global PR agency, PRWeek has learned.
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5 Feb 2016 | 8:26 am PST

MLB's former director of business PR, Jeff Heckelman, goes to bat for Finsbury as VP

Heckelman has been brought on to help apply Finsbury's expertise in crisis communications, corporate reputation, and public policy to the sports and entertainment space.
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4 Feb 2016 | 1:49 pm PST

Facebook vs. YouTube: Which is the best viral platform for Super Bowl ads?

Marketers have more social platforms to choose from, but only two really matter - for now.
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4 Feb 2016 | 10:57 am PST

KFC teams up with Edelman ahead of Super Bowl 50

The fast-food chain is hinting it will once again introduce a new actor to portray Colonel Sanders during Sunday's game.
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4 Feb 2016 | 7:35 am PST

Canon rubs it in over rival Nikon's photo competition gaffe

Nikon Singapore apologised for letting a poorly altered photo win its competition, but that hasn't stopped Canon Canada jumping on an opportunity to make hay
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3 Feb 2016 | 6:46 pm PST

Best Western Hotels moves account to J Public Relations

Incumbent Allison+Partners had worked with the hotel company for more than a decade.
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3 Feb 2016 | 12:20 pm PST

The Replacer gives celebs a break from their Instagram accounts for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Actor Peter Stormare is standing in for Ice-T, Chrissy Teigen, and Kyrie Irving on the photo-sharing platform.
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3 Feb 2016 | 7:06 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.3.2016

Obama to visit Baltimore mosque; Clinton, Sanders set for New Hampshire town hall; Testimony set on Flint water crisis; Intel's diversity report; Amazon plans physical expansion; Poor fourth-quarter results from Yahoo, Chipotle.
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3 Feb 2016 | 4:48 am PST

Tata Motors to rebrand new car following Zika virus outbreak

The motor company's new 'Zica' compact vehicle will be renamed to avoid association with the virus that has been declared a global emergency
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2 Feb 2016 | 9:43 pm PST

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

New practice, in conjunction with Chinese agency Flyfinger, will focus on comms services for Chinese startups
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2 Feb 2016 | 6:38 pm PST

Chipotle sickness crisis results in 6.8% revenue decrease

Chain blames publicity around food-borne illness incidents for unprecedented revenue drop.
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2 Feb 2016 | 2:15 pm PST

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Twitter users gave the new logo, which Uber touted to several media outlets, a poor rating on Tuesday.
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2 Feb 2016 | 1:18 pm PST

Guinness releases first 60-second Instagram video for Made of More campaign

The black-and-white spot tells the story of record producer John Hammond.
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2 Feb 2016 | 11:55 am PST

Groundhog Day: 15 brands react to Phil's early spring prediction

Brands across different industries were able to find creative ways to connect their products with the world-famous furry forecaster - even cat litter brand Tidy Cats.
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2 Feb 2016 | 9:16 am PST

First rule of Brand Fight Club: Be authentic

Why it's time for brands to take off the gloves and sharpen the bantering skills of their social media teams.
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1 Feb 2016 | 1:57 pm PST

Mike Love steps down as chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK

Mike Love, chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK, will leave his role with immediate effect.
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1 Feb 2016 | 9:26 am PST

The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 2.1.2016

The New Influencers; Down to the wire in Iowa; Super Bowl media day; Alphabet earnings; Black History Month begins; CDC could declare Chipotle E. coli crisis over; Amtrak to release May 2015 crash data.
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1 Feb 2016 | 4:57 am PST

Jack Morton China hires new MD

Evie Loo takes over from Adam Charles, who vacates the position after six years
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1 Feb 2016 | 12:57 am PST

McDonald's explains the case of the missing cheese

Some people are not lovin' McDonald's after being served cheese-less mozzarella sticks.
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29 Jan 2016 | 1:43 pm PST
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