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H&R Block ups Collins to lead newly streamlined corp comms group

H&R Block ups Collins to lead newly streamlined corp comms group

The company has combined external, internal, and channel communications under one group.

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

WPP reports 1.2% increase in Q1 for PR, public affairs; Comcast-Time Warner merger hits major roadblock; YouTube unveils new offering

Asia Resource Minerals and Finsbury cease relationship amid Rothschild-linked takeover bids

Asia Resource Minerals and Finsbury cease relationship amid Rothschild-linked takeover bids

Troubled coal producer Asia Resource Minerals (ARMS) has stopped working with Finsbury and will not replace the agency as two competing takeover bids battle it out for control of the London-listed company, PRWeek has learnt.

WPP PR and public affairs Q1 growth held back by UK and continental Europe

WPP PR and public affairs Q1 growth held back by UK and continental Europe

WPP has reported a 1.2 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in its PR and public affairs group in the first quarter of 2015, with growth in all regions except the UK and continental Europe. Net sales in the division grew 1.6 per cent.

PR Rundown, 4.22.2015: Waggener Edstrom, Powell Tate, Highwire

And news from Tanis Communications.

Blue Bell enlists Burson as second firm to assist with ice cream recall

Blue Bell enlists Burson as second firm to assist with ice cream recall

The company began working with Burson on Monday.

Blue Bell brings on kglobal to assist with massive recall crisis

Blue Bell brings on kglobal to assist with massive recall crisis

The company has pulled all of its ice-cream products due to listeria concerns.

BMW beats Google, Walt Disney to become world's most reputable brand

BMW beats Google, Walt Disney to become world's most reputable brand

Lego, Apple, and Rolex also ranked in the top 10.

L'Oréal USA ups Maria Shriver's former comms head DiGirolamo to CCO

L'Oréal USA ups Maria Shriver's former comms head DiGirolamo to CCO

He reports to L'Oréal USA president and CEO Frédéric Rozé.

BrandPie plants its flag in New York, adds Ford as creative director

BrandPie plants its flag in New York, adds Ford as creative director

The London-based firm also brought on Richard Ford as its US creative director, reporting to MaryLee Sachs.

It's official: Steve Dowling succeeds Katie Cotton as Apple's comms leader

It's official: Steve Dowling succeeds Katie Cotton as Apple's comms leader

The technology giant dropped the "interim" from Dowling's title this week.

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.17.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.17.2015

Bloomberg terminals go out globally; Rubio launch pushes him even with Bush in Florida; Group of influential doctors wants Dr. Oz out at Columbia.

Visa global marketing chief Antonio Lucio quits for HP spinoff

Visa global marketing chief Antonio Lucio quits for HP spinoff

The financial services giant merged its communications department under marketing in 2013.

RBS appoints David Wheldon as CMO from Barclays

RBS appoints David Wheldon as CMO from Barclays

He will oversee comms and corporate responsibility as well as brand and marketing for the bank.

Cohn & Wolfe promotes Andrew Escott to head global corporate practice

Cohn & Wolfe promotes Andrew Escott to head global corporate practice

Cohn & Wolfe (C&W) has announced a reshuffle to its senior corporate team, with UK corporate MD Andrew Escott appointed to head the agency's global corporate practice.

Sundial Brands names AmEx, Edelman veteran Smith-Wilson as first comms lead

Sundial Brands names AmEx, Edelman veteran Smith-Wilson as first comms lead

The company makes beauty products under brands including SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage.

Welch: Big data only matters if you can show outcomes

Welch: Big data only matters if you can show outcomes

The former GE chief exec spoke at the Arthur W. Page Society Spring Seminar on Friday.

Taking a stand on issues can result in strong consumer bonds

Taking a stand on issues can result in strong consumer bonds

Gone are the days of the silent CEO.

Sylvan Learning partners with Zeno to reinvigorate its brand

Sylvan Learning partners with Zeno to reinvigorate its brand

Hunter PR was the incumbent on the account.

PayPal seeks corporate comms director as it separates from eBay

PayPal seeks corporate comms director as it separates from eBay

PayPal recently appointed H+K veteran Amanda Groty as senior director of communications for EMEA.

Analysis

Is Antonio Lucio the right person to define HP's brand? Comms experts weigh in

Is Antonio Lucio the right person to define HP's brand? Comms experts weigh in

As HP prepares to split into two separate entities, PR pros back Lucio to create a global positioning and narrative for the newly formed HP Inc.

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton. George W. Bush. And now Mario Draghi. They've all had press conferences or public events interrupted. Here's how to stop that from taking place, and what to do if it happens.

How the CCO role is changing - it's complicated

How the CCO role is changing - it's complicated

The CCO role is changing, but how, why, and in what direction is more complicated than it seems.

Why it's smart for big business to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Why it's smart for big business to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Companies in Indiana and Arkansas say opposing "religious freedom" laws in their states wasn't just the right thing to do; it was also the right thing for their businesses.

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

How Sony responds to the cyberattack could be a blueprint for future companies, say IR experts.

CEO Q&A

How Justin Bieber shed spotlight on MADD's message

How Justin Bieber shed spotlight on MADD's message

Debbie Weir, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, speaks to Diana Bradley about plans for its 35th anniversary and how the association leverages digital.

How Ixia's CEO is revamping its image and internal comms

How Ixia's CEO is revamping its image and internal comms

Ixia's Bethany Mayer talks to Diana Bradley about how the tech security organization is revamping its image and internal communications.

Girl Scouts CEO brings brand and cookies into the digital age

Girl Scouts CEO brings brand and cookies into the digital age

Anna Maria Chávez, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO talks to Diana Bradley about how the legacy group is leveraging digital to stay relevant.

CEO Q&A: How Whistle Sports is changing sports programming for Millennials

CEO Q&A: How Whistle Sports is changing sports programming for Millennials

Whistle Sports' John West speaks to Diana Bradley about connecting with younger fans and the YouTube network's global expansion plans.

CEO Q&A: David Simnick, SoapBox Soaps

CEO Q&A: David Simnick, SoapBox Soaps

Diana Bradley goes one on one with SoapBox Soaps CEO David Simnick about lessons learned and the organization's expanding market reach.

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