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Julie Hamp resurfaces at Finsbury

Julie Hamp resurfaces at Finsbury

The former PepsiCo and Toyota chief communications officer was never charged after being arrested in Japan in 2015 for allegedly importing painkillers without permission.

Mark Truby in the driver's seat: 'I love to find great stories and bring them to life'

Mark Truby in the driver's seat: 'I love to find great stories and bring them to life'

The incoming global comms leader at Ford talks about how the automaker can attract Silicon Valley talent, the advantages of his background as a journalist, and new CEO Jim Hackett's unique problem-solving approach.

Crunch Fitness looks to add muscle to its franchise business with Hudson Cutler

Crunch Fitness looks to add muscle to its franchise business with Hudson Cutler

The firm, founded in 2015, is the fitness chain's first PR AOR.

Teneo buys Brussels-based agency Cabinet DN

Teneo buys Brussels-based agency Cabinet DN

Teneo Holdings has continued its acquisition spree by buying Cabinet DN, the Brussels-based public affairs and strategic communications firm.

Sard Verbinnen plots expansion into Hong Kong

Sard Verbinnen plots expansion into Hong Kong

The firm is planning to open an office in Hong Kong next month after expanding to Houston in February.

Barry Baum laces up for the Milwaukee Bucks

Barry Baum laces up for the Milwaukee Bucks

Baum is a veteran of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and the Brooklyn Nets.

Mark Truby to replace Ray Day in top Ford comms role

Mark Truby to replace Ray Day in top Ford comms role

The change at the top of Ford Motor Company's communications team coincides with a leadership shift in the CEO's office.

Breakfast Briefing, 5.22.2017: Ray Day out at Ford amid CEO shift

Breakfast Briefing, 5.22.2017: Ray Day out at Ford amid CEO shift

The automaker is changing communications leaders as it switches chief executives, with veteran comms head Ray Day exiting, according to Forbes.

The PR Week 5.19.2017: Global Awards, Hill+Knowlton promotes Jutkowitz, White House comms

The PR Week 5.19.2017: Global Awards, Hill+Knowlton promotes Jutkowitz, White House comms

PRWeek's editorial team discusses the news of the week.

BP promotes Geoff Morrell to group head of comms, external affairs

BP promotes Geoff Morrell to group head of comms, external affairs

He will take over the role from Peter Henshaw, who is retiring after nearly four decades at the energy giant.

UFC enlists Peter Stringer from Boston Celtics for social VP role
The first rule of cyberattack comms response: Do no harm

The first rule of cyberattack comms response: Do no harm

Cyberattackers are watching to see what affected companies say and do.

AkzoNobel picks MSLGroup for global contract after wide-ranging review

AkzoNobel picks MSLGroup for global contract after wide-ranging review

The paint, coatings, and chemicals manufacturer began the review in January to reduce its agency roster of about 100 firms.

Associated Press integrates ExpertFile into Planner platform

Associated Press integrates ExpertFile into Planner platform

The ExpertFile platform connects journalists and experts on a particular subject matter or event.

Google's AdSense to crack down more precisely on publisher violations

Google's AdSense to crack down more precisely on publisher violations

Ads will soon be pulled from specific pages that run afoul of the rules.

Tyson eliminates chief comms officer role amid restructuring

Tyson eliminates chief comms officer role amid restructuring

Former EVP of corporate affairs and chief communications officer Sara Lilygren May left the company last month.

Former Trump communications adviser Chris Byrne joins Prosek Partners

Former Trump communications adviser Chris Byrne joins Prosek Partners

The newly minted VP at the agency served as a communications adviser for both the Trump campaign and transition team.

Former corporate practice chair Melissa Arnoff exits Levick

Former corporate practice chair Melissa Arnoff exits Levick

Arnoff worked at Levick for more than 12 years, joining in 2004.

Carter's getting his nuggs. How Wendy's and Twitter responded

Carter's getting his nuggs. How Wendy's and Twitter responded

It's a record. Nevada high schooler Carter Wilkerson bested Ellen DeGeneres' record on Tuesday for the most retweets, making him a social media legend. Now what to do with a year's worth of chicken nuggets?

Breakfast Briefing, 5.9.2017: United's bottom line shrugs off crisis

Breakfast Briefing, 5.9.2017: United's bottom line shrugs off crisis

Consumers did not punish United Airlines with their wallets last month despite the video showing authorities violently dragging Dr. David Dao from a flight.

Analysis

Advocacy groups add a shade of resistance to Pride celebrations

Advocacy groups add a shade of resistance to Pride celebrations

The tone has changed dramatically since last year for LGBT rights groups, which are now as focused on opposing the Trump administration's policies as celebrating progress and community.

Truth campaigns: Major media play up journalism bona fides in brand pushes

Truth campaigns: Major media play up journalism bona fides in brand pushes

Major media outlets are turning to brand-building campaigns to prove they are not "fake news," regardless of what the president says.

Inside United's social media response to #LeggingsGate

Inside United's social media response to #LeggingsGate

United Airlines MD of global communications Megan McCarthy says the carrier should have taken a more thoughtful approach to responding to the dress-code controversy.

How Uber, and its CEO, can grow up fast

How Uber, and its CEO, can grow up fast

Uber is facing an avalanche of crises. To fix its reputation, experts say it has to grow up fast--and so does its leadership.

Investors aren't ready to sign up for Snap's IPO just yet

Investors aren't ready to sign up for Snap's IPO just yet

The parent company of Snapchat has a charismatic leader and an interesting story to tell. What remains to be seen is whether it can emphasize both enough to assuage investors' concerns about stalling user growth and increased competition.

CEO Q&A

From a park art project to a global brand: 8 questions for Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti

From a park art project to a global brand: 8 questions for Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti

Shake Shack's CEO discusses his growing brand with Sean Czarnecki and explains how it plans to face looming challenges.

7 questions for Eataly USA CEO Nicola Farinetti

7 questions for Eataly USA CEO Nicola Farinetti

As the brand expands to Las Vegas, Eataly USA's CEO tells Sean Czarnecki how the Italian marketplace's story starts in-store and ends with quality cuisine.

Underneath the story of Detroit is Bedrock

Underneath the story of Detroit is Bedrock

Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai chats about why he anchored his real-estate company in the Motor City's history and what it's doing to revitalize the urban center with art, architecture, and storytelling.

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman angles for a running start out of the gate

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman angles for a running start out of the gate

The first woman to lead a major U.S. stock exchange calls for a "balance of regulations" with the incoming Trump administration and gives PRWeek a deep dive into Nasdaq's corporate solutions suite.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian on responding to a crisis

Delta CEO Ed Bastian on responding to a crisis

Delta's CEO tells Sean Czarnecki that transparency and accepting blame helped the company recover quickly after a global outage.