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Lesson from Sony hack: Be careful what you email

Lesson from Sony hack: Be careful what you email

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 targets new business units as Oliver Pauley becomes UK MD

Portland targets new business units as Oliver Pauley becomes UK MD

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.

Grayling wins pitch for Gatwick Airport PR brief

Grayling wins pitch for Gatwick Airport PR brief

Gatwick Airport has appointed Grayling as its communications partner for the next two years, after a competitive pitch.

Seagate appoints former Juniper VP Busselen to lead global comms

Seagate appoints former Juniper VP Busselen to lead global comms

As VP of corporate communications, Michael Busselen will oversee PR, analyst relations, and executive comms for the tech company.

Timeline: Sony's cyberattack corporate crisis

Timeline: Sony's cyberattack corporate crisis

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 wins pitch for Samsung UK

Good Relations wins pitch for Samsung UK

Good Relations has won a competitive pitch to handle Samsung UK's corporate PR brief and b2b projects in the UK and Ireland.

Juniper not planning to replace comms leader Flanagin

Juniper not planning to replace comms leader Flanagin

Lee Flanagin held the top comms job for only three months.

FleishmanHillard veteran Steve Naru to join Burson-Marsteller next month

FleishmanHillard veteran Steve Naru to join Burson-Marsteller next month

After eight years at FleishmanHillard, Steve Naru will join Burson-Marsteller next month as head of US media relations.

Volkswagen Financial Services UK seeks external PR representation

Volkswagen Financial Services UK is seeking retained PR agency representation for the first time, PRWeek has learnt.

Seven questions for the Gates Foundation's new comms leader

Seven questions for the Gates Foundation's new comms leader

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 comms leader Lacter departs amid restructuring

Symantec comms leader Lacter departs amid restructuring

Symantec's CCO has left as the company restructures its communications department.

PRWeek US inducts six PR legends into 2014 Hall of Fame

PRWeek US inducts six PR legends into 2014 Hall of Fame

Ofield Dukes, Dan Edelman, Margery Kraus, Marina Maher, Bill Nielsen, and D'Arcy Rudnay were recognized on Monday night.

Singapore Airlines averts PR disaster, honours business class ticket glitch

Singapore Airlines averts PR disaster, honours business class ticket glitch

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.

AIG snaps up Citigroup's Hendricks Sullivan to direct media relations, financial comms

AIG snaps up Citigroup's Hendricks Sullivan to direct media relations, financial comms

Rhodri Williams will also join the company as VP of comms and public affairs for EMEA next month.

Your call: Will hiring a PR firm help Baylor University get into the College Football Playoff?

Your call: Will hiring a PR firm help Baylor University get into the College Football Playoff?

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 EMEA corporate comms head relocates to London

FleishmanHillard's EMEA corporate comms head relocates to London

FleishmanHillard's Nick Andrews is moving to the firm's London office after spending the past 20 years in Brussels.

Corp comms VP John McDonald to depart American Airlines next month

Corp comms VP John McDonald to depart American Airlines next month

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.

Foley joins engineering company Michael Baker International as comms chief

Foley joins engineering company Michael Baker International as comms chief

Beth Foley has been named EVP and CCO at Pittsburgh-based engineering company Michael Baker International.

BlackBerry ups Emery to global corp comms VP role

BlackBerry ups Emery to global corp comms VP role

All regional PR teams are now reporting to Adam Emery. He started in the role in October.

Video crowdsourcing company Genero appoints Propeller

Genero has brought in Propeller to manage its comms, in a bid to raise its profile in the advertising, technology and business sectors.

Analysis

Sony's hack response: Too pushy or not aggressive enough?

Sony's hack response: Too pushy or not aggressive enough?

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?

Air rage incidents demand steady nerves

Air rage incidents demand steady nerves

As recent events impacting three Asian airlines indicate, carriers may be best off treading carefully with social-media responses.

Spectacular gaffes: Sydney debacle adds to Uber's woeful run

Spectacular gaffes: Sydney debacle adds to Uber's woeful run

'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.

Experts weigh in on Uber fallout in India

Experts weigh in on Uber fallout in India

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.

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

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.

CEO Q&A

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.

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.

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