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Snapchat grabs Google's Hazelbaker as comms, public policy VP

Snapchat grabs Google's Hazelbaker as comms, public policy VP

Google's Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat as VP of communications and public policy next month.

Ketchum veteran Goodman rejoins Edelman as SVP of media

Ketchum veteran Goodman rejoins Edelman as SVP of media

Ketchum's AJ Goodman is set to join Edelman as SVP of media on Monday.

WNET chief kicks off PRWeek Conference by stressing importance of partnerships

WNET chief kicks off PRWeek Conference by stressing importance of partnerships

Neal Shapiro, the former president of NBC News and CEO of WNET, used Bank of America's sponsorship of Ken Burns' latest documentary as an example of how his organization can partner with corporations for mutual benefit.

Ogilvy to do PR for the "Summer Davos" in China

Ogilvy to do PR for the "Summer Davos" in China

If you are an avid China observer and are planning to follow the World Economic Forum's meeting in Tianjin next week then the chances are that most of those tweets will receive will come from a young team of reporters from Ogilvy PR

MuckRack: Pitch your story ideas to journalists by 11 am

MuckRack: Pitch your story ideas to journalists by 11 am

The research, which was conducted in partnership with MDC Partners, asked MuckRack's community of journalists a series of online questions to understand members of the media and how they like to find and be pitched stories.

Reddit takes wraps off Ask Me Anything app

Reddit takes wraps off Ask Me Anything app

SAN FRANCISCO: Reddit, a social networking site where users can submit and rate content, has launched a mobile app dedicated to its Ask Me Anything interviews in an effort to be proactive and grow.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires NetApp veteran Baumann as EVP

Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires NetApp veteran Baumann as EVP

SAN FRANCISCO: Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired former NetApp comms veteran Jodi Baumann as EVP in the dual role of US tech practice head and San Francisco GM.

Eight things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 8.25.2014

Eight things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 8.25.2014

MTV airs PSA on Ferguson during VMAs, while Legacy Foundation urges celebrities to kick the habit. Tim Hortons deal could allow Burger King to avoid taxes by moving headquarters to Canada; Roche to buy California-based biotech company.

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Held at various locations around New York City and online, the inaugural event series will consist of informational and social sessions on the theme of media disruption.

Seven things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Seven things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Reporters arrested in Ferguson, Missouri; Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs; Arizona State football player comes out of the closet in interview with local magazine; NFL considers harsher punishments for players charged with domestic violence; Animal-rights activists to protest Whole Foods' sale of rabbit meat.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Pay gap between PR pros, journalists widens; Redskins release ad defending team name; Apple publishes workforce-diversity numbers.

Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington: Why I am stepping down

Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington: Why I am stepping down

Lord Chadlington has denied that a shareholder revolt led to him stepping down as CEO of Huntsworth, stating he made the decision to depart last year.

Tribune Publishing to investors: 'We are not simply a newspaper company'

Tribune Publishing to investors: 'We are not simply a newspaper company'

Tribune Publishing is positioning itself to investors as a diversified media company after completing its spinoff from parent Tribune Media.

Ketchum hires former 'Katie' producer Lori Beecher as EVP

Ketchum hires former 'Katie' producer Lori Beecher as EVP

Beecher is responsible for counseling North American clients on content and executive visibility matters in the role.

LinkedIn hires comms exec Batty as marketing director for Talent Solutions

LinkedIn hires comms exec Batty as marketing director for Talent Solutions

LinkedIn has brought on Ryan Batty, former senior director of global corporate communications at Polycom, to serve as director of marketing, global content, and channels for the social network's Talent Solutions business.

Four things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Target appoints a new CEO; Google faces another antitrust investigation in Europe; AMC eyes BBC America.

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered has launched a tool to identify and rank the top experts of any brand, product, or topic.

Journalists see strong link between earned and social media, survey says

Journalists believe that social media plays a vital role in driving the effect and success of traditional news stories, according to a survey by Ogilvy Public Relations.

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Congress makes a plan for reform at the VA; Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar; Virgin America files for IPO.

Seven things to know Thursday morning

Seven things to know Thursday morning

Anonymous quotes explain Time Warner-21st Century Fox gulf, Microsoft expected to announce layoffs today; Civil rights groups demand Twitter released diversity data.

Journalist Q&As

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.

Journalist Q&A: Randall Lane, Forbes

Journalist Q&A: Randall Lane, Forbes

Randall Lane, editor of Forbes, talks about his obsession with news streams, how the brand has grown its digital traffic, and specific rules for PR pros when pitching writers.

Journalist Q&A: Marcy McGinnis, Al Jazeera America

Journalist Q&A: Marcy McGinnis, Al Jazeera America

Marcy McGinnis, SVP, newsgathering, for Al Jazeera America, talks to Diana Bradley about the news organization's grand plans to stay afloat, after its slow start in the ratings last summer.

Journalist Q&A: John Newlin, Livingly Media

Journalist Q&A: John Newlin, Livingly Media

John Newlin, group editor-in-chief of Livingly Media, talks to Sarah Shearman about strategies for digital titles and how online publishers are embracing native-advertising concepts.

Journalist Q&A: Jen Bernstein, High Times

Journalist Q&A: Jen Bernstein, High Times

Jen Bernstein, managing editor of High Times, talks about how the print edition is still the brand's number one product.

Journalist Q&A: Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC

Journalist Q&A: Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC

Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO, MediaDC, talks to Virgil Dickson about why its Washington Examiner transitioned from a daily newspaper to a weekly political-only magazine and website.

Journalist Q&A: Mitzi Miller, Jet

Journalist Q&A: Mitzi Miller, Jet

Mitzi Miller, editor-in-chief of Jet, talks to Virgil Dickson about the magazine's first redesign since its inception and ideas to draw in a new generation of younger readers.

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