Chinese government investigates Microsoft; Ruling paves way for LA Clippers sale; Twitter to release Q2 earnings
HSBC has appointed a new head of comms in the US.
Congress makes a plan for reform at the VA; Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar; Virgin America files for IPO.
MSLGroup has hired former Weber Shandwick digital chief James Warren in an EMEA-wide role as the agency labels digital "a top priority".
Pre-tax profit at Blue Rubicon, the corporate PR specialist, rose 10.5 per cent to £3.9m last year.
Hoffman will lead public policy, corporate communications, government affairs, community relations, and philanthropy when he starts on August 25.
The importance of social media to European communications professionals appears to be tapering off, according to the latest European Communication Monitor report.
Leslie Dach, formerly the communications leader at Walmart, will join the Department of Health and Human Services as a senior counselor to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
The early stages of the review involved six firms, including incumbent Burson-Marsteller, which had served as Discover's global PR partner since 2010.
Tesco-backed movie and TV streaming, music and ebook service Blinkbox has appointed Up Communications to support a new focus on corporate comms.
A team from UK PR agency Perowne Charles Communications (PCC) is in Amsterdam to assist Malaysia Airlines with communications around the MH17 disaster, PRWeek understands.
Porter Novelli has promoted Fenella Grey to managing director of its UK office.
Kreab Gavin Anderson, the financial PR specialist, is handling corporate and financial PR for GTS Chemical Holdings as it prepares to float on AIM.
After a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the airline went straight to Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public about the situation.
Microsoft confirmed on Thursday that the layoffs it announced earlier in the day, representing 14% of the company's workforce, will affect its marketing and communications teams.
Anonymous quotes explain Time Warner-21st Century Fox gulf, Microsoft expected to announce layoffs today; Civil rights groups demand Twitter released diversity data.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has won out in the pitch for Visa Europe's region-wide strategic comms work.
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes' video to staffers about why he rejected a $76 billion takeover bid from 21st Century Fox was personal and impactful, said Paul Vosloo, SVP, partner, and employee engagement lead at FleishmanHillard.
This trend is driven by "dramatic shifts" in digital media and a "stronger" relationship between brand and corporate reputation, according to the study.
Howell James, whose experience includes running comms for the Government and Barclays, is taking over the leadership of Huntsworth-owned strategic consultancy Quiller.
Lego's reaction to Greenpeace's PR attack on its partnership with oil company Shell provides a case study of how a company should, or should not, react when it is targeted as a corollary in a protest campaign.
The two global fast food chains scramble to assure Chinese customers after a TV sting report accuses supplier of processing expired meat. What can these MNCs do to win back consumer trust in the wake of the latest scandal to hit their credibility?
LinkedIn is poised to become an even more valuable tool for b-to-b communicators after incorporating Newsle into its platform.
The airline's decision to go to social media first with what little information it had is a sign of the times and an "appropriate" tactic, say crisis comms experts.
Korean multinational cuts ties with a Chinese supplier after a US rights group reports that it employed children in factories. Incident reveals why monitoring supply chain is a critical part of managing reputation
American Standard's Jay Gould talks about improving staff morale and how the company's philanthropic efforts help increase sales.
National Geographic Channel's new US CEO Courteney Monroe talks to Diana Bradley about innovative tech and crisis comms strategies.
David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Channel, talks to Diana Bradley about the dispute with DirecTV and creating a culture of transparency.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talks about how the online retailer reinforces brand culture.
Timothy Kuniskis, CEO of Chrysler Group's Dodge brand, talks about how creative efforts help the automaker raise its profile.