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Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

The social network giant wants to host mainstream media owners' content within its platform and encourage agencies to spend more of their clients' ad dollars within this closed shop.

Full-year profits grow at Good Relations as parent Chime scraps standalone PR arm

Full-year profits grow at Good Relations as parent Chime scraps standalone PR arm

Good Relations saw 2014 profits grow by "over 10 per cent" as parent company Chime targets global expansion for the agency as it announces a business restructure that will see the abolition of its standalone PR division.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.24.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.24.2015

Germanwings plane crashes in France; Angelina Jolie Pitt explains preventative medical procedure in NYT; Facebook in talks to host media content.

Univision's Talán, MWW's Kempner win PR pro honors

Univision's Talán, MWW's Kempner win PR pro honors

Univision's communications leader, MWW's CEO recognized at PRWeek Awards

End of an era as Martin Bostock retires as Nelson Bostock Group Unlimited chairman

End of an era as Martin Bostock retires as Nelson Bostock Group Unlimited chairman

Nelson Bostock Group Unlimited chairman Martin Bostock is to retire from the business at the end of this month after leading the agency for 28 years, the group announced this morning.

LinkedIn ups PR leader Stubo to SVP of corp comms

LinkedIn ups PR leader Stubo to SVP of corp comms

Stubo will fold her previous responsibilities into the new role.

Sensis hires Bongiovanni to lead new earned media department

Sensis hires Bongiovanni to lead new earned media department

Bongiovanni joined the ad agency last month as earned media director.

WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell: It pays to be paranoid about China

WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell: It pays to be paranoid about China

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell has issued a strong warning for media and ad agencies to be wary of the threat from rivals in growing economies, particularly China, saying it "pays to be paranoid".

CNBC's Jeffrey Pohlman joins Fleishman to help clients tell their own stories

CNBC's Jeffrey Pohlman joins Fleishman to help clients tell their own stories

Pohlman was a senior producer at CNBC for 13 years.

WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell earns £36m under 2014 share plan

WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell earns £36m under 2014 share plan

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell earned more than £36m ($53 million) in 2014 under the group's long-term incentive plan, the company announced this morning.

Waggener Edstrom nabs Hootsuite in Asia Pacific

Waggener Edstrom nabs Hootsuite in Asia Pacific

After a competitive pitch, Hootsuite, the social relationship platform, picked Waggener Edstrom for its communications across Asia Pacific with emphasis on Singapore, Malaysian and Australian markets.

Facebook, Pramana Collective veteran Yu joins Accel Partners

Facebook, Pramana Collective veteran Yu joins Accel Partners

Larry Yu was director of corporate communications at Facebook as it went public.

Hearst Magazines UK restructures comms team with promotion of Karen Meachen

Hearst Magazines UK restructures comms team with promotion of Karen Meachen

Hearst Magazines UK, publisher of Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, has restructured its comms team, promoting Karen Meachen to head of PR.

Tech media landscape unruffled by Gigaom shutdown, say PR pros

Tech media landscape unruffled by Gigaom shutdown, say PR pros

With Gigaom gone, other tech media outlets have the chance to shine.

Journalists want multimedia pitches, but without the clutter: survey

Journalists want multimedia pitches, but without the clutter: survey

Isebox found that email is still the most popular way to send multimedia content to journalists.

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.10.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.10.2015

Gigaom shuttered; Reaction to Apple Watch showcase event; Clinton could respond to email story this week.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 3.9.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 3.9.2015

WPP PR, public affairs up 5.1% in Q4; What to look for at today's Apple Watch event; Iconic ads altered to mark International Women's Day.

Mercedes-Benz USA hires Taylor to put sports PR in first gear

Mercedes-Benz USA hires Taylor to put sports PR in first gear

The firm is boosting media relations for the automaker's sports-related efforts and raising consumer awareness of its sponsorships.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Clinton fires up Emily's List crowd, avoids email talk; Obamacare to go before Supreme Court, again; Bogusky to launch 'social impact' firm.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.3.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.3.2015

Clinton emails at State Department scrutinized; All eyes on Netanyahu address; IPG's Roth: We don't do "Sapient-sized" deals.

Journalist Q&As

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

Three years after launching HGTV Magazine, editor-in-chief Sara Peterson shares how the publication stays fresh.

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's Gharib: How digital media changed the CEO role

Fortune's senior special correspondent Susie Gharib talks about transitioning to broadcast journalism and why she rejoined the outlet in February.

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

The Advocate's editor on why the title chose Putin as 'Person of the Year'

Matthew Breen, editor-in-chief, The Advocate, speaks to Laura Nichols about the LGBT title's evolution in print and online, and how it chose its controversial person of the year.

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

San Francisco Chronicle's Audrey Cooper on the importance of local journalism

Audrey Cooper, managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle, speaks to Laura Nichols about juggling two websites and a print product and the importance of local journalism.

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz

Zach Seward, senior editor, Quartz, discusses the media outlet's website redesigns, its approach to native advertising, and the title's latest addition, The Brief.

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Journalist Q&A: Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

Matthew Belloni, executive editor and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter, speaks to Lindsay Stein about the entertainment legal world and competing with showbiz outlets.

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Journalist Q&A: Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Neha Gandhi, executive editor at Refinery29, a lifestyle and fashion property, speaks about recent changes at the site and forging relationships with readers.

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Journalist Q&A: Risk & Reward's Deirdre Bolton

Deirdre Bolton, host of Fox Business Network's Risk & Reward, speaks about how she broke into the TV industry and how the show interacts with viewers on social media.

Journalist Q&A: ABC's Byron Pitts

Journalist Q&A: ABC's Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts, ABC anchor, speaks to Lindsay Stein about leveraging social media to drive people back to TV, his interview wish list, and what to expect from the network in the coming year.

Journalist Q&A: CNN's Jake Tapper

Journalist Q&A: CNN's Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper, anchor on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, talks to Diana Bradley about the show's first year on air and how social plays an integral role in shaping content.

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