David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.
The Westminster & City Property Associations has hired TTA Property senior partner Charles Begley as executive director.
David Cameron stepped up to answer the question of just how far he was willing to involve Britain in conflict with the Islamic State (IS) as it overran parts of Syria and Iraq.
Emily Tofield has been appointed as director of comms at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Lord Chadlington, who announced his forthcoming departure from Huntsworth yesterday, is "one of the greats" of the PR business and will be difficult to replace, according to friends and former colleagues.
Lord Chadlington has announced that he is set to stand down from his role as CEO of Huntsworth.
Chris Fox, director of comms for global engineering group GKN, has been made a peer by the Liberal Democrats.
Cancer Research UK has appointed Open Road and Blue Rubicon to help share the charity's messaging and engagement ahead of the 2015 general election.
The Cabinet Office has issued new adverts for the post of lobbying registrar with an increased daily allowance after failing to find a suitable candidate earlier this year.
Flack was bemused to stumble into a storm in a PR teacup involving the irrepressible Boris 'definitely not gunning for the Tory leadership' Johnson after this clip from a recent Channel 4 interview surfaced online.
The PRCA has written to the Electoral Commission calling for clarity on ten "fundamental questions" it claims remain unanswered concerning the impact of the Lobbying Act on charity campaigners and PRs.
The Qatari government has hired Portland Communications for a wide-ranging new global brief thought to be worth millions of pounds.
Comms consultancy Blue Rubicon has invested a sum close to £5m in pursuit of its growth ambitions since its landmark deal with private equity company LDC in late 2012.
Engine Group is facing a potential revolt by a number of shareholders over the terms offered as part of the group's pending acquisition by Lake Capital, announced on Wednesday.
Riverside Communications has won a competitive pitch to be appointed by Haven Gateway Partnership as part of its plans to upgrade a key road link.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has appointed Matt Tee, the former permanent secretary for government comms, as its first chief executive.
Julian Francis has joined the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) as director of policy and external affairs.
As Huntsworth's half-year results were looming last week, and as the share price continued to flatline, one suspected the group would pull yet another rabbit from its top hat; few predicted that rabbit would be Lord Chadlington himself.
The major cable news networks picked up President Obama's 9 pm statement from the White House on new action in Iraq, but the Obama administration also used the full range of social media tools to get its message across.
After months of 'will he, won't he' speculation, London Mayor and potential future Conservative leader Boris Johnson has declared he will stand as an MP next year.
The Scottish independence campaign kicked off for real last night with a TV debate between First Minister Alex Salmond and former Chancellor Alistair Darling.
That our leading newspapers have accepted a former government PR chief to discipline and defend them speaks volumes about the tricky position they are in, but also provides another twist in Matt Tee's varied career.
The Gaza conflict, now into its third week, has had one distinguishing feature in the eight days.
Ex-european director of external communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Debbie Spitz, shares her tips on how to get the best from, and even enjoy, networking.
Hundreds of thousands of public service workers across the UK took to the streets yesterday to protest over pay, pensions and cuts by the Government.
I woke up on Monday morning to Ian Stewart of Deloitte on the Today programme telling me that the biggest worry for corporate CFOs was next year's election and an EU referendum.
Prime Minister's Questions earlier today brought Labour leader Ed Miliband the chance to score points over David Cameron's judgement in hiring Andy Coulson.
E-cigarette boss Jacob Fuller says the industry's biggest mistake was naming the product 'e-cigarettes'.
His mission may be to make science cool, but things can get pretty heated at the frontier of human knowledge, says CERN's comms chief James Gillies.
The debate about charities being 'too political' is rumbling on this week after a Conservative MP asked the Charity Commission to investigate whether an Oxfam campaign breached guidelines.
London Communications Agency director Suzi Lawrence has worked three days a week since returning from maternity leave in May 2013. Here, she and LCA co-founder Jonny Popper discuss the process by which they have both made this work.
Citigroup has hired Brunswick Group partner Jennifer Lowney as head of corporate communications, effective early September.
Dave DenHerder, US CEO of Burson-Marsteller, will step down from his role on September 1. US president Michael Law will succeed him.
Fishburn has expanded its public affairs team with the appointment of Downing Street press officer Ben Crosland as an associate director.
Several special advisers including former Hanover consultant James Wild are following their senior Conservative bosses to new departments.
George Pitcher has said there is "no conflict of interest whatsoever" in him being both editor-in-chief of the International Business Times and chairman of strategic communications agency Jericho Chambers.
Public affairs agency Riverside Communications has hired the former managing director of Foresight Communications, Mark Adams, as senior counsel.