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TrueCar hires Toyota's Schaffner to build out comms team

TrueCar hires Toyota's Schaffner to build out comms team

Following the appointment of its first CCO in September, TrueCar has hired former Toyota business comms manager Carly Schaffner as it expands its in-house communications team.

WPP sees PR slowdown recur with 0.1% organic revenue growth

WPP sees PR slowdown recur with 0.1% organic revenue growth

The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Hill+Knowlton Strategies has reported disappointing third quarter revenue growth at its PR and public affairs division.

Uber sees departures in EMEA comms team

Uber sees departures in EMEA comms team

Recent departures from the regional comms team at new-generation taxi service Uber include EMEA head of comms Rachel Channing and EU head of policy Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, PRWeek understands.

Ten things PR pros need to know Wednesday morning, 10.29.2014

Ten things PR pros need to know Wednesday morning, 10.29.2014

Sanofi fires its CEO; Whisper chief defends app's privacy standards; Why Facebook shares tanked despite growth.

Chase taps TD Bank's Acevedo as card services comms head

Chase taps TD Bank's Acevedo as card services comms head

JPMorgan Chase has appointed TD Bank comms veteran Rebecca Acevedo to serve as communications director for Chase Card Services.

Amanda Kamin and Charlie Howard join Burson-Marsteller

Amanda Kamin and Charlie Howard join Burson-Marsteller

Global PR firm Burson-Marsteller has appointed two new directors to the corporate and brand team in its London office.

SABMiller corporate affairs director Catherine May to leave in shake-up

SABMiller corporate affairs director Catherine May to leave in shake-up

SABMiller corporate affairs director Catherine May is to leave the global brewer following a shake-up in executive responsibilities that will see general counsel John Davidson take charge of communications.

Stuart Lerman leaves HTC to join Facebook

Stuart Lerman leaves HTC to join Facebook

Lerman has left his role at HTC to join the Facebook comms team as European consumer communications manager.

P&G wields axe on Duracell

P&G wields axe on Duracell

"We greatly appreciate the contributions of our Duracell employees," CEO AG Lafley said.

Christian Cull exits MSLGroup after four months

Christian Cull exits MSLGroup after four months

Christian Cull has left MSLGroup after just four months, with the agency not planning to replace him.

Publicis Groupe reports third quarter organic growth of 1%

Publicis Groupe reports third quarter organic growth of 1%

A string of new business wins for MSLGroup played its part in restrained growth at Publicis Groupe, the French marketing services holding company, last quarter.

Nair takes on additional charge at Edelman China

Nair takes on additional charge at Edelman China

Daniel J Edelman (DJE) China COO Sanjay Nair has been appointed as managing director of Edelman Beijing. He succeeds Kevin Wang, who was recently named managing director of Edelman China's Corporate practice

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.

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: Jerome Peribere, Sealed Air

CEO Q&A: Jerome Peribere, Sealed Air

Sealed Air's Jerome Peribere talks about significant branding changes the company has made and its plans for relocation.

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.

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