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NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

The NBA's decision follows the trend of corporate America taking a stand on social issues.

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.

Uber drivers guild launches tipping campaign

Uber drivers guild launches tipping campaign

The Independent Drivers Guild is launching a social media campaign and online petition in August to gain public support for an Uber in-app tipping option.

Steinreich acquires fashion PR agency

Steinreich acquires fashion PR agency

Kenwerks is the third agency Steinreich Communications Group has acquired in the past 12 months.

Watch: Milk Life campaign shows how milk and mother's love makes an Olympian

Watch: Milk Life campaign shows how milk and mother's love makes an Olympian

The 30-second ad shows how milk and her mother helped swimmer Caitlin Leverenz get to the Olympics.

SoftBank brings Finsbury on board ahead of £24.3bn ARM acquisition

SoftBank brings Finsbury on board ahead of £24.3bn ARM acquisition

Japanese technology giant SoftBank has hired Finsbury to provide comms support for its £24.3bn ($32.2bn) acquisition of UK tech company ARM Holdings.

Weber Shandwick veteran Jye Smith joins PwC

Weber Shandwick veteran Jye Smith joins PwC

The former Weber Shandwick top-level digital executive is moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers in a digital leadership role.

CEO Q&A: How Fathom Events works with the U.S.'s three biggest theater chains

CEO Q&A: How Fathom Events works with the U.S.'s three biggest theater chains

Fathom Events' CEO engages Sean Czarnecki on the future of interactive cinema and new business models

AMO re-enters Germany with new partner Deekeling Arndt Advisors

AMO re-enters Germany with new partner Deekeling Arndt Advisors

The partnership also includes Abernathy MacGregor in the U.S., Maitland in the U.K., and National Public Relations in Canada.

Burson-Marsteller adds MDs Chris Gee, Helen Nowicka in New York

Gee is working within the U.S. corporate and financial practice, while Nowicka is a part of the firm's brand marketing unit.

Anheuser-Busch InBev brings on FleishmanHillard for corporate reputation

Anheuser-Busch InBev brings on FleishmanHillard for corporate reputation

The Omnicom Group firm is replacing 3PM, made up of staffers from Interpublic Group's Weber Shandwick and PMK-BNC, handling the brewer's corporate reputation work.

LG sticks with WPP's LG-One for global corp comms work

LG sticks with WPP's LG-One for global corp comms work

The group is made up of staffers from Ogilvy PR and Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Chipotle CMO Mark Crumpacker arraigned on cocaine possession charges

Chipotle CMO Mark Crumpacker arraigned on cocaine possession charges

Crumpacker allegedly bought cocaine on seven occasions between January and June this year, according to indictment documents.

Ubisoft: 'Sexist' gamer survey was an error

Ubisoft: 'Sexist' gamer survey was an error

After a Twitter user posted a video of a survey that was sent to his wife, but did not let her participate due to her gender, Ubisoft blamed technical difficulties. Many social media users weren't buying it.

FleishmanHillard launches pro bono social inclusion push for 70th birthday

FleishmanHillard launches pro bono social inclusion push for 70th birthday

The Omnicom agency is hoping to produce $2 million in pro bono work for the cause, on top of the $3 million-plus it's already committed.

Chipotle assigns Denver's Linhart national field marketing PR

Chipotle assigns Denver's Linhart national field marketing PR

The Denver-based agency has worked with Chipotle for years, but the brand recently widened its scope of work nationally.

USAA appoints Chris Talley as chief communications officer

USAA appoints Chris Talley as chief communications officer

He is taking over the role from Wendi Strong, who retired at the end of last year. The organization has also brought on Amber Seikaly as VP of corporate communications.

UK's Beattie Communications heads to Canada in wake of Brexit

UK's Beattie Communications heads to Canada in wake of Brexit

Creative comms group Beattie Communications, which has 100 staff across its eight UK offices, has annouced plans to open four offices in Canada.

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.30.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.30.2016

The Academy invites a diverse new class; A look at Facebook's political influence; Stop eating raw cookie dough, says FDA; De Blasio social media director quits abruptly, flames former colleagues on Facebook; Oculus CEO's Twitter account hacked.

NASCAR hits brakes on report CEO Brian France will speak at GOP convention

NASCAR hits brakes on report CEO Brian France will speak at GOP convention

The auto racing organization said Wednesday morning that its chief executive has no plans to speak on behalf of Donald Trump next month in Cleveland.

Analysis

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Organizations including the Cleveland Clinic and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are taking advantage of an influx of influential visitors to tell their stories, and that of their host city, while trying to stay above the political fray.

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Kevin Durant's bombshell decision pushed the NBA's center of gravity even further to the west and highlighted athletes' evolving relationship with the media.

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

The devastating mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando only made some brands' support for the LGBT community louder and prouder this month. Yet experts say many companies still have a ways to go.

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands and Olympic organizations are taking their cues from health officials when talking about the Zika virus. That's exactly what they should be doing, say experts.

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

A number of well-known financial PR experts have recently left established firms to start their own shops. Why now? Technology is changing communications, and it's easier than ever to launch a company.

CEO Q&A

International Drone Racing Association takes the 'multi-reality sport' global

International Drone Racing Association takes the 'multi-reality sport' global

IDRA CEO Sahand Barati tells Sean Czarnecki how he's propelling the sport of drone racing to heady heights from a standing start

CEO Q&A: Toby Cosgrove on running the Cleveland Clinic and community comms

CEO Q&A: Toby Cosgrove on running the Cleveland Clinic and community comms

Cleveland Clinic's CEO tells Alison Kanski how he keeps the hospital on top of its game and educates the community it serves.

Holding company CEOs: Momentum, integration drive PR forward

Holding company CEOs: Momentum, integration drive PR forward

The CEOs of the world's largest­ holding companies credit integration for 2015's success stories.

CEO Q&A: Independent Petroleum Association of America

CEO Q&A: Independent Petroleum Association of America

IPAA president and CEO Barry Russell speaks to Dipka Bhambhani about low energy prices, comms strategy, and the fight to frack

CEO Q&A: Building brand awareness is challenge number one at Squarespace

CEO Q&A: Building brand awareness is challenge number one at Squarespace

"You may have a better product, but if someone isn't comparing you to other products, they don't know you exist," says the website-building company's CEO, Anthony Casalena