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British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco (BAT) is to integrate its legal and corporate & regulatory affairs functions from next April, with the new division to be headed by current assistant general counsel Jerome Abelman who will become corporate & regulatory affairs director.

T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

Porter Novelli and Shift Communications are the two new agencies to T-Mobile's roster.

Uber's recent crisis exposes a disjointed comms function

Uber's recent crisis exposes a disjointed comms function

Uber's latest crisis exposes holes in the set-up of the ride-sharing company's communications department and policies, say PR pros.

Ashton Kutcher digs Uber a new hole

Ashton Kutcher digs Uber a new hole

Actor: "What's so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist?"

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard and TK Maxx to part company

FleishmanHillard is to cease working on the European comms brief for TK Maxx in mid-2015, about 18 months after it started working with the retailer, PRWeek has learned.

Five things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 11.18.2014

Five things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 11.18.2014

Uber faces more trouble with media; Greenpeace exposes Edelman's strategy for oil pipeline; Nokia returns with a tablet.

Dow Jones retains Huston as permanent comms leader

Dow Jones retains Huston as permanent comms leader

Ashley Huston, who joined Dow Jones as interim CCO in July, has been selected to fill the role on a permanent basis, effective immediately.

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman hit by Greenpeace leak of oil pipeline strategy documents

Edelman's strategy for helping a client overcome objections in order to get an oil pipeline built in Canada has been laid bare by Greenpeace, which has leaked several documents.

Sprint names former Visa CCO Michelman to top comms job

Sprint names former Visa CCO Michelman to top comms job

The former Visa comms leader has served as partner and head of Finsbury's San Francisco operation since September.

AIG appoints Rhodri Williams to EMEA comms VP role

AIG appoints Rhodri Williams to EMEA comms VP role

Rhodri Williams has been named VP of communications and public affairs for EMEA at AIG.

Facebook readies LinkedIn rival 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook readies LinkedIn rival 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook is reported to be "secretly" working on a website called Facebook at Work, which would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, according to the Financial Times and Reuters.

10 causes of corporate communications crises in the coming decades

10 causes of corporate communications crises in the coming decades

Resource scarcity. Extreme transparency. Localization. Get ready for an eventful next hundred years, corporate communicators.

Duracell: In-house, agency teams to stay in-tact post-Buffett buy

Duracell: In-house, agency teams to stay in-tact post-Buffett buy

The battery brand is using town halls, conference calls, and in-person meetings to reassure employees, as well as reaching out to external stakeholders, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it will buy Duracell for $3 billion.

Global agencies line up for "mission impossible" World Cup brief

Global agencies line up for "mission impossible" World Cup brief

FIFA has lined up at least five global PR agencies to compete for the job of reassuring fans and sponsors about the next two locations for the World Cup - Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 - amid yet more controversy over its handling of corruption allegations.

Former White House comms director Sullivan joins Coyne as consultant

Former White House comms director Sullivan joins Coyne as consultant

Through the partnership, Kevin Sullivan serves as a senior consultant for Coyne, helping to grow the firm's corporate communications practice.

How brands saluted vets on Veterans Day

How brands saluted vets on Veterans Day

Showing gratitude through action is a common theme across brands and organizations this Veterans Day as companies look to honor those who've served.

MWW acquires UK agency Braben and eyes more international deals

MWW acquires UK agency Braben and eyes more international deals

Major US independent agency MWW has bought London-based b2b specialist Braben and could seal another deal before the end of the year.

Five things PR pros need to know Monday morning, 11.10.2014

Five things PR pros need to know Monday morning, 11.10.2014

President Obama visits China; Honda to miss sales targets; Vimeo enters the original content game.

Lexis wins Royal Caribbean International account

Lexis wins Royal Caribbean International account

Lexis has won a four-way pitch for the UK and Ireland account for global cruise brand Royal Caribbean International.

Havas turns in 6% organic growth

Havas turns in 6% organic growth

Maitland, Cake and Havas PR parent company Havas has reported overall organic growth of 6 per cent in its third quarter results.

Analysis

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

Other agencies are weighing the risks of representing the embattled world soccer body, as well as the controversial host nations: Russia and Qatar.

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.

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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