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GoDaddy appoints Bite as Indian PR agency

Bite's work in India includes strategic planning, campaign management, content creation, and influencer relations.
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24 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am PDT

Thursday's Breakfast Briefing: FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; #myNYPD spreads to West Coast

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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24 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: The first take on Omnicom, Interpublic Q1 results

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22 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am PDT

ICR helps Weibo with comms through IPO process

Financial communications consulting firm ICR was the sole PR agency aiding China's Twitter-like Weibo platform with comms for its public-market debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange last Thursday.
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21 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: General Mills flip-flops on new policy after backlash

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21 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am PDT

Bitly brings on Shift as first AOR

URL-shortening service Bitly has selected Shift Communications as its first PR agency partner following a competitive review.
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18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am PDT

Friday's Breakfast Briefing: Former Samsung marketing chief defects to HTC

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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18 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am PDT

Edelman takes a ride on Branson's slow-motion space adventure

Virgin Galactic is probably on every PR agency's dream assignment list, but delays to Richard Branson's space venture suggest it may not be a complete blast.
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17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm PDT

Breakfast Briefing: Publicis revenue growth tops 4% in North America

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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17 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am PDT

Sprint seeks firm for machine-to-machine, b-to-b

Sprint had issued an RFI in an effort to find a PR agency to work on its b-to-b and machine-to-machine efforts nationally, globally, and in key markets.
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16 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am PDT

Virgin Galactic hands global PR duties to Edelman

Virgin Galactic has picked Edelman to handle its six-figure global PR account in the build-up to its first commercial flight into space.
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16 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am PDT

EBay appoints Launch PR, Exposure for UK consumer work

Online retailer eBay has appointed Launch PR and Exposure to its roster of agencies for UK consumer work.
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16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am PDT

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: Bloomberg backs gun control nationally; Alibaba numbers impress

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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16 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

Web-based health and fitness service MyFitnessPal has named Tara-Nicholle Nelson as its first head of marketing, overseeing marcomms, data, and content.
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15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am PDT

Dow comms leader Davis to relocate to Switzerland

Matt Davis, corporate VP for global public affairs and government affairs at Dow Chemical, will relocate to the company's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland, in August.
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14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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14 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.11.2014

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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11 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.10.2014

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10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am PDT

High-tech government contractor Civergy begins agency search

Civergy and its subsidiary companies are looking for agency support for PR, advertising, and marketing services, according to search documents released this month.
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9 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm PDT

Coca-Cola UK media relations head: ''Don't approach bloggers with a fait accompli'

Brands should not approach bloggers with a "fait accompli" when reaching out to them, but should be open to co-creation and a more human approach, according to Coca-Cola Great Britain head of media relations Sarah Tuke.
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24 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am PDT

Beefeater Gin hires Amplify PR for London visitor center

Gin brand Beefeater has handed Amplify the responsibilities for promoting a new London-based venture.
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24 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am PDT

Thursday's Breakfast Briefing: FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; #myNYPD spreads to West Coast

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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24 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am PDT

Hilton Worldwide brings on MWW for LGBT work

Hilton Worldwide has brought on MWW to handle its LGBT marketing and PR efforts across its portfolio of brands.
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23 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: The first take on Omnicom, Interpublic Q1 results

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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22 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am PDT

British Airways retains Grayling for Europe and Asia-Pacific

British Airways has renewed its contract with Grayling in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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21 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm PDT

Chili's parent company appoints PR director

The owner of Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy has a new PR and corporate communications senior director.
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21 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm PDT

M&C Saatchi LA picks up UGG social media account

Footwear brand UGG Australia has expanded its relationship with M&C Saatchi Los Angeles, awarding the firm its global social media business.
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21 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: General Mills flip-flops on new policy after backlash

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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21 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am PDT

Friday's Breakfast Briefing: Former Samsung marketing chief defects to HTC

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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18 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: Publicis revenue growth tops 4% in North America

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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17 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am PDT

Former White House press secretary Myers to join Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has appointed former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers as EVP for worldwide corporate communications and public affairs, effective September 2.
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16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm PDT

L'Oréal teams with Melanoma Research Alliance for celeb-bolstered PSA effort

L'Oréal Paris and the Melanoma Research Alliance have launched a campaign to make the dangers of unprotected sun exposure as obvious as those associated with smoking or texting and driving.
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16 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am PDT

Cohn & Wolfe bags PR duties for Lufthansa in India

The account was previously handled by CNC Communications & Network Consulting.
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16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am PDT

EBay appoints Launch PR, Exposure for UK consumer work

Online retailer eBay has appointed Launch PR and Exposure to its roster of agencies for UK consumer work.
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16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am PDT

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: Bloomberg backs gun control nationally; Alibaba numbers impress

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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16 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

Barclaycard US taps O'Malley Hansen as AOR

Barclaycard has moved its US AOR account from Sparkpr to O'Malley Hansen Communications after a review involving more than a dozen agencies.
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15 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm PDT

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

Web-based health and fitness service MyFitnessPal has named Tara-Nicholle Nelson as its first head of marketing, overseeing marcomms, data, and content.
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15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

Everything you need to know to start your day.
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15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am PDT

IR head Arickx to lead GM comms on interim basis with Bingol out

General Motors comms leader Selim Bingol has left the automaker as it deals with the public outcry over its 10-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalts with malfunctioning ignition systems, according to numerous reports.
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14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am PDT
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