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Nasdaq to acquire Marketwired

Nasdaq to acquire Marketwired

Nasdaq said Friday morning that the deal, subject to customary approvals, will make it a global leader in news release distribution.

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious - and expensive - awards show.

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

As part of the shift, Joanne Krell has returned to GM as executive director of corporate communications after seven years at the Kellogg Foundation.

Chipotle consumers confused by, or unaware of, one-day closure

Chipotle consumers confused by, or unaware of, one-day closure

At noon on Monday, hungry customers trudged through the snow in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood only to find the lights out and doors locked at the chain's 7th Avenue location.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 2.8.2016

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 2.8.2016

Super Bowl winners: Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, Budweiser, Hyundai; Losers: Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton, Colonial Williamsburg; Chipotle shut-down; 'Rubiobot' fallout; Volkswagen to pay up.

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintained its position as the PR agency that offered comms support to the greatest number of M&A deals globally in 2015, both by value and volume of deals, new research suggests.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by an FT columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a 'threatening' and 'aggressive' letter to her with suggestions about the newspaper's relationship with its advertisers, and has provided PRWeek with a copy of the letter.

Abernathy MacGregor lends Wounded Warrior Project crisis comms support

Abernathy MacGregor lends Wounded Warrior Project crisis comms support

The New York Times and CBS News have posted stories in recent weeks examining the nonprofit's spending.

Amid Super Bowl 50, NFL faces its biggest fight: Making the game safe

Amid Super Bowl 50, NFL faces its biggest fight: Making the game safe

On the eve of a Super Bowl likely to attract record ratings, the NFL is facing a critical long-term issue in player concussions. Improved communications can't solve the problem by itself, but it could give the league a good place to start.

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard wins global PR brief for headphone maker Bose

FleishmanHillard has been appointed as Bose's first global PR agency, PRWeek has learned.

MLB's former director of business PR, Jeff Heckelman, goes to bat for Finsbury as VP

MLB's former director of business PR, Jeff Heckelman, goes to bat for Finsbury as VP

Heckelman has been brought on to help apply Finsbury's expertise in crisis communications, corporate reputation, and public policy to the sports and entertainment space.

KFC teams up with Edelman ahead of Super Bowl 50

KFC teams up with Edelman ahead of Super Bowl 50

The fast-food chain is hinting it will once again introduce a new actor to portray Colonel Sanders during Sunday's game.

Best Western Hotels moves account to J Public Relations

Best Western Hotels moves account to J Public Relations

Incumbent Allison+Partners had worked with the hotel company for more than a decade.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.3.2016

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.3.2016

Obama to visit Baltimore mosque; Clinton, Sanders set for New Hampshire town hall; Testimony set on Flint water crisis; Intel's diversity report; Amazon plans physical expansion; Poor fourth-quarter results from Yahoo, Chipotle.

Tata Motors to rebrand new car following Zika virus outbreak

Tata Motors to rebrand new car following Zika virus outbreak

The motor company's new 'Zica' compact vehicle will be renamed to avoid association with the virus that has been declared a global emergency

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

New practice, in conjunction with Chinese agency Flyfinger, will focus on comms services for Chinese startups

Chipotle sickness crisis results in 6.8% revenue decrease

Chipotle sickness crisis results in 6.8% revenue decrease

Chain blames publicity around food-borne illness incidents for unprecedented revenue drop.

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Uber has a new logo - and people are outraged

Twitter users gave the new logo, which Uber touted to several media outlets, a poor rating on Tuesday.

Pitching the end of the world: The comms challenges behind promoting the Doomsday Clock

Pitching the end of the world: The comms challenges behind promoting the Doomsday Clock

Despite the nuclear deal with Iran and the Paris climate accords, the world hasn't staved off disaster. How Hastings Group pitched that morbid story to members of the media.

Analysis

The chips are down for Chipotle, but not for long

The chips are down for Chipotle, but not for long

Brand fallout from the restaurant chain's food-safety crises may be fleeting.

Davos 2016 takeaways for communicators: Issues of gender, income inequality

Davos 2016 takeaways for communicators: Issues of gender, income inequality

Income inequality and gender imbalance are underlying issues in nearly every topic discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

San Diego, Oakland must step up comms game to keep NFL teams

San Diego, Oakland must step up comms game to keep NFL teams

The St. Louis Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams. San Diego and Oakland will have to talk more actively with the public about the value of an NFL franchise to avoid the same fate, say comms experts.

Experts: NFL faces short-term debate, but little long-term business risk from 'Concussion'

Experts: NFL faces short-term debate, but little long-term business risk from 'Concussion'

Concussions will be back in the media spotlight when the Will Smith film hits theaters on Christmas Day, but that doesn't mean the NFL's business model faces long-term risk.

From Copenhagen to Paris: How the comms of climate change have shifted

From Copenhagen to Paris: How the comms of climate change have shifted

As world leaders prepare to gather in Paris on Monday for the crucial Climate Change Conference - in a city under a state of emergency following the terrorist attacks - PRWeek looks at how the comms of climate change have shifted since the disastrous Copenhagen summit six years ago and why walking the tightrope of language between misery and complacency is vital to tackling the issue.

CEO Q&A

CEO Q&A: Independent Petroleum Association of America

CEO Q&A: Independent Petroleum Association of America

IPAA president and CEO Barry Russell speaks to Dipka Bhambhani about low energy prices, comms strategy, and the fight to frack

CEO Q&A: Building brand awareness is challenge number one at Squarespace

CEO Q&A: Building brand awareness is challenge number one at Squarespace

"You may have a better product, but if someone isn't comparing you to other products, they don't know you exist," says the website-building company's CEO, Anthony Casalena

CEO Q&A: Betabrand's secret to keeping a clothing company in the news

CEO Q&A: Betabrand's secret to keeping a clothing company in the news

Betabrand CEO Chris Lindland tells Diana Bradley how he keeps his company in the media spotlight

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin talks diversity, corruption, Ashley Madison(s)

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin talks diversity, corruption, Ashley Madison(s)

The sports exec speaks to Diana Bradley about his stance on corruption in sports and the franchise's efforts to tackle diversity

CEO Q&A: Where Reddit goes from here

CEO Q&A: Where Reddit goes from here

After recently returning to Reddit, cofounder Steve Huffman tells Diana Bradley how the company is faring after a tumultuous few months