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Cisco veteran Melissa Selcher joins LinkedIn

Cisco veteran Melissa Selcher joins LinkedIn

She had served in numerous roles at Cisco since joining the company in 2008.

Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

Cannes Lions: Juries finalised for PR and other categories ahead of June festival

The juries for this year's Cannes Lions festival have been finalised, including for the PR Lions.

BMA and Government engaged in 'attritional war', says DH director of comms

BMA and Government engaged in 'attritional war', says DH director of comms

The Government is engaged in an "attritional war" with the British Medical Association in the long-running junior doctors' dispute, according to Sam Lister, director of comms at the Department of Health.

Flack on Friday: Ryanair's O'Leary a 'master of PR', BuzzFeed's measure of success, not taking the piss at Glastonbury

Flack on Friday: Ryanair's O'Leary a 'master of PR', BuzzFeed's measure of success, not taking the piss at Glastonbury

Flack was hanging out at PR360 this week, hearing Ryanair's Michael O'Leary described as a "master of PR" in one of the conference sessions, and enjoying a no punches pulled introduction to Thursday's Global Awards ceremony.

BBC comms chief will fight, not squabble, to defend reputation in UK and abroad

BBC comms chief will fight, not squabble, to defend reputation in UK and abroad

Despite its importance in projecting Britain around the world, in the UK the BBC is loved and loathed in equal measure and needs to fight to defend its reputation, PR360 attendees were told yesterday by John Shield, the broadcaster's director of comms.

PRWeek Global Awards 2016: Winners revealed at London ceremony

PRWeek Global Awards 2016: Winners revealed at London ceremony

PepsiCo took in-house team of the year and Weber Shandwick was named global agency of the year, while Golin had a good evening as the PRWeek Global Awards 2016 were handed out in London on Thursday night.

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

News agency and PR firm 72 Point's owner admits 'tension' between sister firms

The owner of a UK newswire agency that incorporates transatlantic agency 72 Point has admitted that "tension" exists between the two businesses after reporters were sent a memo asking them to weigh up the effect of negative news stories about PR clients.

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

PR 'blighted by case studies' and not strategic enough, says UK government comms chief

The PR profession is suffering from an over-reliance on case studies showcased at industry awards events and should be taking a more strategic approach, the UK Government's top comms executive has warned PR360 attendees.

HSBC HR chief hopeful for 'new generation of natural born communicators'

HSBC HR chief hopeful for 'new generation of natural born communicators'

A new generation of natural born communicators, immersed in technology from an early age, bodes well for the future of the commus industry, Pierre Goad, group managing director and group head of human resources at HSBC, told PR360 attendees yesterday.

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe strong but North America down as growth slows in WPP PR wing

Cohn & Wolfe was the standout performer in WPP's PR and public affairs division in the first quarter of 2016, although the division's growth was significantly down on Q4 2015.

New head of public affairs to join Thomas Cook from ABTA in July

New head of public affairs to join Thomas Cook from ABTA in July

Stephen D'Alfonso will become group head of public affairs at Thomas Cook Group in July, following six years at UK travel industry body ABTA.

New government comms framework to allow more open dialogue with agencies

New government comms framework to allow more open dialogue with agencies

The UK Government is to make it easier for PR agencies to bid for lucrative contracts with a new procurement system set to be announced in the near future, according to Alex Aiken, executive director for government comms.

Lego VC: Denying Ai Weiwei bricks "a mistake"

Lego VC: Denying Ai Weiwei bricks "a mistake"

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has said someone at a lower level made the decision not to allow Ai Weiwei the bricks he requested for an Australian art exhibition and that he should have received them.

PR pros: Target's brand is loud and clear

PR pros: Target's brand is loud and clear

As the retailer stays on target in messaging -- with near silence -- in the face of a growing boycott, PR pros analyze the brand and its low-key response, including Deborah Hamilton, who handles PR for the boycott's organizer.

Want to make it big in China? It's hard - and local journalists expect travel expenses

Want to make it big in China? It's hard - and local journalists expect travel expenses

Building awareness for a Western brand in China is "bloody hard" and requires payments to journalists in a way that would surprise Western media professionals, PR360 attendees heard yesterday from Cassandra Cheong, the Asia Pacific MD of The Hoffman Agency.

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

ISEBOX survey: Corporate newsrooms are a drag

Updated and accurate contact information for phone and email topped the list of a corporate newsroom's most important features followed by the ability to easily view and download media content. Both areas were cited as those in most need of improvement

100 days until Rio Olympics: Team GB kit launch and more brand and PR activity

100 days until Rio Olympics: Team GB kit launch and more brand and PR activity

Teams, sponsors and brands took the opportunity on Wednesday (27 April) to build anticipation ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, which is set to kick off in 100 days' time on 5 August.

Mutuals and challenger banks have better reputations, RBS the worst

Mutuals and challenger banks have better reputations, RBS the worst

Nationwide Building Society, Virgin Money and Santander are the UK retail banks with the best reputation, a survey of 1,200 members of the public has found.

Data from 200,000 offshore firms in Panama Papers to be made public next month

Data from 200,000 offshore firms in Panama Papers to be made public next month

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will publish a searchable database next month with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that formed part of its Panama Papers investigation into widespread tax avoidance.

Incisive Health opens Brussels office

Incisive Health opens Brussels office

One of the UK's largest specialist healthcare agencies has opened its first base outside of London, in Brussels.

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Baidu comms head departs to return to US

Baidu comms head departs to return to US

Kaiser Kuo has spent more than two decades in China in a string of top comms positions.

Elliot Sloane hands reins of eponymous firm to Darren Brandt, Whit Clay

Elliot Sloane hands reins of eponymous firm to Darren Brandt, Whit Clay

Six years after Sloane & Company was acquired by MDC Partners, founder Elliot Sloane is stepping aside.

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Samsung UK PR chief sets sail for new role at Cunard

Rachel Lloyd, the former head of PR at Samsung, has joined luxury travel company Cunard to head its global strategy for PR and social media.

W recruits head of digital division from Deep Focus London

W recruits head of digital division from Deep Focus London

London and Singapore's W has appointed Joe Barnes as head of its digital division.

Polansky: Mid-single-digit growth for Interpublic PR firms in Q1

Polansky: Mid-single-digit growth for Interpublic PR firms in Q1

CMG, which contains most of Interpublic's PR firms, reported 3.2% organic revenue growth in the first quarter to $340.4 million (£236.3 million/€302.6 million).

M&C Saatchi director moves to client Virgin Holidays in rejigged PR setup

M&C Saatchi director moves to client Virgin Holidays in rejigged PR setup

Kelly Grindle (pictured) has been appointed PR lead for Virgin Holidays in a new role created following changes to its press team.

Porter Novelli's Darlan Monterisi to top comms role at CA Technologies

Porter Novelli's Darlan Monterisi to top comms role at CA Technologies

The Omnicom Group agency's New York office leader will join CA on May 9.

In brief: Shine @ The Academy hired by Casio, Red works with RNLI, wins for Stir PR and House PR

Shine @ The Academy wins Casio, Red to lead RNLI fundraising drive, Stir PR works with Mind and more from PRWeek UK.

Hudson's Bay Company invests in new comms team amid international expansion

Hudson's Bay Company invests in new comms team amid international expansion

The company bought Galeria Kaufhof last summer to expand into Europe and acquired online retailer Gilt early this year.

John Gisborne to lead FleishmanHillard Fishburn health team

John Gisborne to lead FleishmanHillard Fishburn health team

John Gisborne, previously the head of global health at MHP Communications, has been appointed MD of the healthcare team of FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF).

Burson-Marsteller acquires Istanbul firm Effect PR

Burson-Marsteller acquires Istanbul firm Effect PR

Global comms group Burson-Marsteller has acquired a majority stake in Effect PR, an Istanbul-headquartered firm with 80 staff.

Vlogging star Marcus Butler strengthens line-up at PRWeek's PR360 event

Vlogging star Marcus Butler strengthens line-up at PRWeek's PR360 event

Marcus Butler (pictured), one of the world's most influential vloggers, has been added to the stellar line-up for PR360 - PRWeek's must-attend festival of PR, which takes place in London next week.

IHG brand Crowne Plaza takes on HSE Cake for global repositioning

IHG brand Crowne Plaza takes on HSE Cake for global repositioning

London-based Havas agency HSE Cake has won a competitive four-way pitch to help hotel chain Crowne Plaza with a repositioning strategy.