Hacks similar to the one that leaked Sony Pictures Entertainment executives' offensive and embarrassing emails and confidential employee information last month are likely to affect 60% or more brands in 2015, according to Forrester analysts.
Portland is to launch dedicated financial, internal comms and digital/creative business units in 2015 as it announces the promotion of Oliver Pauley to UK MD and 13 new partners to its UK and international businesses.
Gatwick Airport has appointed Grayling as its communications partner for the next two years, after a competitive pitch.
As VP of corporate communications, Michael Busselen will oversee PR, analyst relations, and executive comms for the tech company.
President Obama says Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by pulling 'The Interview' nationwide. In response, the studio's CEO says, "We have not caved."
Good Relations has won a competitive pitch to handle Samsung UK's corporate PR brief and b2b projects in the UK and Ireland.
Lee Flanagin held the top comms job for only three months.
After eight years at FleishmanHillard, Steve Naru will join Burson-Marsteller next month as head of US media relations.
Volkswagen Financial Services UK is seeking retained PR agency representation for the first time, PRWeek has learnt.
While the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is widely known by name, the work it carries out remains something of a mystery according to new CCO Miguel Veiga-Pestana. He tells PRWeek how he plans to change that.
Symantec's CCO has left as the company restructures its communications department.
Ofield Dukes, Dan Edelman, Margery Kraus, Marina Maher, Bill Nielsen, and D'Arcy Rudnay were recognized on Monday night.
After threatening to exact payment from the travel agents involved, Singapore Airlines has just announced that it will honour business class tickets that were mistakenly sold at economy-ticket prices.
Rhodri Williams will also join the company as VP of comms and public affairs for EMEA next month.
Take our poll on whether retaining a PR agency will help Baylor University's football team make the first College Football Playoff featuring the top four teams in the country.
FleishmanHillard's Nick Andrews is moving to the firm's London office after spending the past 20 years in Brussels.
The airline has not named a replacement. Michelle Mohr, MD of operations communications, and MD of corporate communications Christine Kelley Singley will co-lead its comms team.
Beth Foley has been named EVP and CCO at Pittsburgh-based engineering company Michael Baker International.
All regional PR teams are now reporting to Adam Emery. He started in the role in October.
Genero has brought in Propeller to manage its comms, in a bid to raise its profile in the advertising, technology and business sectors.
The cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment will go down as a landmark event in IT security and email etiquette. But will the studio's response be remembered as a step too far or not strong enough?
As recent events impacting three Asian airlines indicate, carriers may be best off treading carefully with social-media responses.
'Uber' is a prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Unfortunately, the company of the same name has been outstanding for all the wrong reasons.
Delhi has banned Uber after a female passenger reported she was raped by one of its contracted drivers, adding to the string of crises surrounding the San Francisco startup. We asked India-based PR experts to weigh in.
The energy company is talking with prospective agency partners to replace Edelman as it considers how to move forward after a strategy document leak brought widespread - and unwanted - media attention.
Diana Bradley goes one on one with SoapBox Soaps CEO David Simnick about lessons learned and the organization's expanding market reach.
Sealed Air's Jerome Peribere talks about significant branding changes the company has made and its plans for relocation.
Zev and Jeffrey Weiss, co-CEOs at American Greetings, speak to Diana Bradley about privatization and how the company keeps evolving.
Joe Daniels of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum tells Diana Bradley about the nonprofit's comms efforts.
Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp, speaks about its mobile app and the importance of educating people about the brand's mission.