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Charitable mobile network heads to market with Portland

Charitable mobile network heads to market with Portland

Portland Communications is handling comms around the planned flotation of a virtual mobile network operator that includes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on its executive team.

Reputation.com takes two executives from Reputation Institute

Reputation.com takes two executives from Reputation Institute

Anthony Johndrow and Loren-Christopher Schneid have joined Reputation.com as chief enterprise strategy officer and head of enterprise strategy, respectively.

Former aide to Maurice Greenberg joins MWW as corp comms MD

MWW has tapped Arthur Schwartz as an SVP and MD in its corporate comms group.

Method and UP strike transatlantic agency partnership

Method and UP strike transatlantic agency partnership

Four-year-old US agency Method and newly launched UK agency UP Communications are making their first moves outside their home countries with a partnership agreement.

Huntsworth chairman Lord Myners steps down with immediate effect

Huntsworth chairman Lord Myners steps down with immediate effect

The parent company of Grayling and Red is now looking for a chairman as well as a chief executive after the sudden exit of Lord Myners after six months.

Kwittken hires Outside Organisation's Sam Bowen to lead Europe

Kwittken hires Outside Organisation's Sam Bowen to lead Europe

Sam Bowen, director of corporate at the Outside Organisation, has joined Kwittken as MD of its European headquarters in London.

Edelman promotes Kazenelson Deane to head LA corporate practice

Edelman promotes Kazenelson Deane to head LA corporate practice

Deborah Kazenelson Deane leads a team of 20 staffers specializing in corporate communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, CSR, and public affairs.

Golin's Matt Neale and Bibi Hilton awarded promotions

Golin's Matt Neale and Bibi Hilton awarded promotions

Golin has handed additional responsibilities to Matt Neale, who takes up joint leadership of the agency's New York office, and Bibi Hilton, who becomes MD of Golin London.

"PR should punch above its weight in the mix," says WPP chief Sorrell

"PR should punch above its weight in the mix," says WPP chief Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell has called for PR firms to throw off their inferiority complex and seize the opportunity to lead the new wave of integration.

Lego ends partnership with Shell after Greenpeace pressure campaign

Lego ends partnership with Shell after Greenpeace pressure campaign

Lego has capitulated to Greenpeace's pressure campaign not to renew its controversial partnership with Shell.

Priceline.com hires Lemarchand-Wood as comms VP

Priceline.com hires Lemarchand-Wood as comms VP

Lemarchand-Wood is tasked with managing internal and external communications for the travel discount brand.

Weber Shandwick hires Prince Charles' press secretary in reputation role

Weber Shandwick hires Prince Charles' press secretary in reputation role

Patrick Harrison, the veteran Clarence House press secretary, is to join Weber Shandwick in January as director of reputation management and strategic media relations.

Five things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 10.3.2014

Five things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 10.3.2014

JPMorgan Chase data breach affects millions; EU clears Facebook's WhatsApp deal; Fed faces Congressional scrutiny.

Apple appoints Dowling as interim PR head

Apple appoints Dowling as interim PR head

Apple has tapped Steve Dowling as interim PR head, following the departure earlier this year of communications chief Katie Cotton.

PR pros: eBay appears nimble, forward-looking in PayPal spin-off

PR pros: eBay appears nimble, forward-looking in PayPal spin-off

After opposing the idea for months, eBay has decided to spin off PayPal into a separate publicly traded business, and PR pros agree the company is communicating the move properly by focusing on the future.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 10.1.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 10.1.2014

The first Ebola case diagnosed in the US; GM CEO faces investors; National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins

UK's Spada merges with US outfit Infinite PR to create $7m business

UK's Spada merges with US outfit Infinite PR to create $7m business

Spada is to merge with US legal specialist, Infinite PR, in a move that will create a Transatlantic consultancy with an initial turnover of more than $7m (£4m).

Mattel looks at potential comms restructure

Mattel looks at potential comms restructure

Mattel is evaluating its internal communications structure a month after the departure of former VP of corporate affairs Dallas Lawrence.

Former H+K US lead Weitz joins Aon as marcomms SVP

Former H+K US lead Weitz joins Aon as marcomms SVP

Andy Weitz, former US president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, will join insurance and risk management company Aon as SVP of global marketing and communications.

Five things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning, 9.30.2014

Five things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning, 9.30.2014

eBay to spin off PayPal; Secret Service faces scrutiny; Netflix to release first original movie

Analysis

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

Greenpeace's success in forcing Lego to stop making Shell-branded toys shows that brands need to be wise to public sentiment when agreeing long-term partnerships.

Do's and don'ts of communicating a corporate split

Do's and don'ts of communicating a corporate split

Keeping a consistent message is key when talking about a corporate separation.

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

As Alibaba executives go city to city as part of a 10-day roadshow, the pressure is on. Despite a bevy of new interactive media tools, roadshows are still a critical communications strategy for companies going public.

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

To prepare for what observers believe will be the largest technology IPO in history, Alibaba is in the midst of a 100-meeting roadshow.

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Technology companies should not wait for an incident to explain the security features of their cloud platforms and what they must do to keep their data safe.

CEO Q&A

CEO Q&A: Zev and Jeffrey Weiss, American Greetings

CEO Q&A: Zev and Jeffrey Weiss, American Greetings

Zev and Jeffrey Weiss, co-CEOs at American Greetings, speak to Diana Bradley about privatization and how the company keeps evolving.

CEO Q&A: Joe Daniels, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

CEO Q&A: Joe Daniels, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Joe Daniels of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum tells Diana Bradley about the nonprofit's comms efforts.

CEO Q&A: Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp

CEO Q&A: Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp

Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp, speaks about its mobile app and the importance of educating people about the brand's mission.

CEO Q&A: Jay Gould, American Standard

CEO Q&A: Jay Gould, American Standard

American Standard's Jay Gould talks about improving staff morale and how the company's philanthropic efforts help increase sales.

CEO Q&A: Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Channel

CEO Q&A: Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel's new US CEO Courteney Monroe talks to Diana Bradley about innovative tech and crisis comms strategies.

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