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Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

Russia specialist firm EM opens New York office

The firm, which is headquartered in London, also launched an office in Hong Kong last September.

LinkedIn drops users a note about data breach aftermath

LinkedIn drops users a note about data breach aftermath

The professional social network emailed users on Wednesday about what it is doing to combat its still-developing 2012 data breach.

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

PR bosses may be pro-EU, but they are advising clients to stay neutral

Four weeks ahead of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, research shows that despite being generally pro-EU, most PR agencies are advising corporate clients to remain publicly neutral.

Finsbury and Hering Schuppener hired for Bayer's $62bn Monsanto bid

Finsbury and Hering Schuppener hired for Bayer's $62bn Monsanto bid

Finsbury and its WPP partner agency Hering Schuppener have been appointed to handle corporate comms around the proposed $62bn (£42.8bn) bid by German life sciences firm Bayer for American agrochemical giant Monsanto.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.23.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.23.2016

Bayer bids $62b for Monsanto; Obama, in Vietnam, confirms airstrike that killed Taliban leader; Trump cuts into Clinton's national lead; Chipotle's menu wearing down customers, Padres criticized for national anthem mix-up.

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates names Relevance New York first global PR firm

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates names Relevance New York first global PR firm

The firm was brought on last month after an RFP process.

Burson-Marsteller hires Jeremy Gaines, Benjamin Chang for MD roles

Burson-Marsteller hires Jeremy Gaines, Benjamin Chang for MD roles

Both have experience in the executive branch.

Global Strategy Group rolls out corporate impact practice

Global Strategy Group rolls out corporate impact practice

The agency is debuting the group as more consumers are looking to the private sector to take the lead on hot button political and social issues.

Charter Communications gets rid of 'the brand you love to hate'

Charter Communications gets rid of 'the brand you love to hate'

New owner Charter Communications is betting customers won't miss the Time Warner Cable brand.

76ers roll out trailblazing jersey ad, creep out fans

76ers roll out trailblazing jersey ad, creep out fans

The team showed off the first jersey ad in major U.S. professional sports on Monday with videos starring its mascots. But many fans weren't impressed.

Four Seasons selects HL Group as U.S. AOR

Four Seasons selects HL Group as U.S. AOR

Four Seasons chose HL Group due to the firm's experience in the luxury segment and its "innovative approach" to integrated marketing.

Ruder Finn names Burson's Keith Hughes to lead corporate; Rachel Spielman takes new role

Ruder Finn names Burson's Keith Hughes to lead corporate; Rachel Spielman takes new role

Ruder Finn has hired Keith Hughes as the new head of its corporate practice and formalized its EVP of storytelling and media position with Rachel Spielman.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.16.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.16.2016

Nissan emissions scandal; Amazon to roll out private-label brands, Trump fake publicist story rolls on; KTLA faces backlash for making weather reporter cover up on air; Zuckerberg to meet with Glenn Beck.

Pressure mounts on Facebook over Trending Topics 'bias'

Pressure mounts on Facebook over Trending Topics 'bias'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to meet conservative critics in a bid to persuade them that the social network is taking allegations that it has suppressed right-wing news sources seriously.

How the Smithsonian quickly refuted Zimmerman's gun claim

How the Smithsonian quickly refuted Zimmerman's gun claim

"We knew there was going to be high interest and we wanted to correct it right away," said the Smithsonian Institution's chief spokesperson Linda St. Thomas.

Study: Organizations need to do more in internal communications

Study: Organizations need to do more in internal communications

The Institute for Public Relations launched Wednesday a study on organizational clarity, which surveyed 1,500 employees in five countries across six sectors on their employment.

Chipotle enlists food-safety experts as E. coli crisis response continues

Chipotle enlists food-safety experts as E. coli crisis response continues

Reuters reported Wednesday morning that the chain has brought on three food-safety experts, including one that was critical of its response late last year.

Just Eat takes away McDonald's PR manager as first corporate comms chief

Just Eat takes away McDonald's PR manager as first corporate comms chief

Just Eat has appointed Joanna de Koning from McDonald's to be its first head of corporate comms.

FTI Consulting's Hong Kong office named in Panama Papers

FTI Consulting's Hong Kong office named in Panama Papers

A database published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists claims FTI's Hong Kong office served as an intermediary to three offshore entities.

Spotify and The Romans 'consciously uncouple' as Red takes expanded UK brief

Spotify and The Romans 'consciously uncouple' as Red takes expanded UK brief

Spotify has parted company with The Romans as its UK agency after about a year, with The Red Consultancy taking an expanded brief following a change of comms strategy.

Analysis

'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.

How well is Snapchat handling lawsuit claiming it encourages drivers to speed?

How well is Snapchat handling lawsuit claiming it encourages drivers to speed?

Experts say Snapchat should remove its speed filter, which is at the center of the lawsuit.

Why more execs are opening up on Facebook

Why more execs are opening up on Facebook

More business leaders, such as GE's Beth Comstock, are finding a more authentic connection via Facebook Live.

The post-merger key for Alaska Airlines' brand: Keep Virgin America's culture

The post-merger key for Alaska Airlines' brand: Keep Virgin America's culture

Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America gives it a bigger footprint on the West Coast. It also bought a fun, standout brand that experts say it should maintain in some way post-merger.

Sponsors hope for the best, prepare for the worst, for Rio Olympic Games

Sponsors hope for the best, prepare for the worst, for Rio Olympic Games

With the country facing a national corruption scandal, economic worries, and the Zika virus, Olympic sponsors - and the brands looking to usurp them at the Games - are preparing for a range of serious issues.

CEO Q&A

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

CEO Q&A: Betabrand's secret to keeping a clothing company in the news

CEO Q&A: Betabrand's secret to keeping a clothing company in the news

Betabrand CEO Chris Lindland tells Diana Bradley how he keeps his company in the media spotlight