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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How the White House used social alongside traditional media to announce action in Iraq

How the White House used social alongside traditional media to announce action in Iraq

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.

Help us change rhetoric into reality

Help us change rhetoric into reality

Join the debate as PRWeek gathers together the most senior individuals in the communications industry to highlight the fact that good business is better business.

Edelman China situation puts all PR pros on notice

Edelman China situation puts all PR pros on notice

PR pros and brand communicators in Asia will all be taking note of recent clampdowns on the media by Chinese authorities.

Tough challenges for H+K's new leadership

Tough challenges for H+K's new leadership

H+K's global reorganization is in place - the challenge now will be to get the pieces working together to build positive momentum.

Why Israel is losing the war for public opinion over Gaza

Why Israel is losing the war for public opinion over Gaza

The Gaza conflict, now into its third week, has had one distinguishing feature in the eight days.

Reports: Activist hedge fund takes stake in Interpublic Group

Reports: Activist hedge fund takes stake in Interpublic Group

Reports by The New York Times' DealBook blog, Bloomberg News, and The Wall Street Journal all said the hedge fund will encourage the holding company to sell itself to a rival.

Reebok whets appetites with #ReebokBacon CrossFit promotion

Reebok whets appetites with #ReebokBacon CrossFit promotion

Reebok is delivering branded shoeboxes to all Crossfit Games athletes. But instead of a pair of shoes, they contain uncured, nitrate-free bacon.

Heineken interrupts New Yorkers' routines with mystery payphone caller

Heineken interrupts New Yorkers' routines with mystery payphone caller

The beer brand has launched a teaser video featuring former Saturday Night Live regular and actor Fred Armisen as a mystery payphone caller.

Former congressman Akin misses mark on HuffPost Live interview

Former congressman Akin misses mark on HuffPost Live interview

Former Missouri congressman Todd Akin said the liberal media twisted his words to paint him as a villain when he used the term "legitimate rape" during his 2012 Senate campaign on a HuffPost Live interview on Friday.

Heineken app answers the perennial question on a night out: @wherenext?

Heineken app answers the perennial question on a night out: @wherenext?

The @wherenext platform enables users to discover venues that are trending across social networks, using an algorithm that analyzes data from media including Foursquare, Twitter, and Instagram.

Modern communications waits for no man (or woman)

Modern communications waits for no man (or woman)

Varying diverse incidents over the past week of real-time marketing, internal comms, media relations, and crisis responses underline the reality and value of swift and appropriate activations of modern communications strategies.

Who real-timed it best -- Adidas or Lufthansa?

Who real-timed it best -- Adidas or Lufthansa?

German companies celebrate their team winning the World Cup for the fourth time.

LeBron's career and media relations strategy return to their roots

LeBron's career and media relations strategy return to their roots

The NBA superstar announced his decision via an essay exclusively planted in Sports Illustrated without the fanfare - some would say arrogance - of 2010's The Decision.

LeBron: you made the decision right

LeBron: you made the decision right

LeBron James just taught us a valuable communications lesson on how to acknowledge past mistakes and actually use them to nail the message the next time the chance presents itself.

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