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Newcastle Brown Ale asks consumers to send 'mediocre' photos for ads

Newcastle Brown Ale asks consumers to send 'mediocre' photos for ads

The idea that user-generated content is actually any good is humorously subverted in the latest US promotion for Newcastle Brown Ale.

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Representing Israel to the UK media during the Gaza conflict

Representing Israel to the UK media during the Gaza conflict

The conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israeli forces generated wall-to-wall coverage by the world's newspapers and broadcasters.

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Ferguson, Missouri, gets media relations help from Common Ground PR

Ferguson, Missouri, gets media relations help from Common Ground PR

The firm said in a tweet Monday afternoon that it is "providing short-term assistance to the city of Ferguson's media relations department in fielding media inquiries during this tragic time."

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PRWeek poll respondents split on Edelman apology for mental-health blog post

PRWeek poll respondents split on Edelman apology for mental-health blog post

More than 34% of respondents said Edelman's blog post "came off as self-promotional, disrespectful, and boorish." Yet more than 32% seemed to give the firm the benefit of the doubt.

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How Samaritans' comms team works when the media focuses on a suicide

How Samaritans' comms team works when the media focuses on a suicide

I can only begin to imagine how incredibly difficult and traumatic the last week must have been for the family and friends of Robin Williams who sadly died by suicide in the early hours of Tuesday UK time. Our thoughts remain with them.

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Ferguson Police information-release strategy draws criticism on Twitter

It took nearly a week for Ferguson, Missouri, police to release the name of the officer - Darren Wilson - who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday.

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Carpe diem, cobbler's children, and ethical dilemmas

Carpe diem, cobbler's children, and ethical dilemmas

A tough week for Edelman contains lessons for all PR agencies and the clients they choose to work with.

"We can do this on our own terms"

"We can do this on our own terms"

International chairman of MHP, Sally Costerton, talks about the value of mentoring in encouraging women to believe they can lead according to their own style.

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Report: Response to climate-change survey led to Hass' departure from Edelman

Report: Response to climate-change survey led to Hass' departure from Edelman

Edelman global CEO Richard Edelman said former US CEO Mark Hass was fired from the agency in part because of the way he responded to an investigation into PR agencies' work with climate-change deniers.

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Brands pay tribute to Robin Williams in real time

Brands pay tribute to Robin Williams in real time

Brands paid heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams on Monday night after the TV and film star's reported suicide.

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