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Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.1.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.1.2015

GM invests $5.4 billion in US factories; Facebook garners $10 million in donations for Nepal; LinkedIn projects drop in Q2 revenue

Aspectus names Jibe's Jed Hamilton as North America MD

London-based PR agency Aspectus has appointed Jed Hamilton, former head of corporate comms at New York tech firm Jibe, as its North America MD.

Journalism 'losing control' in 'Wild West' era, says ex-BBC editor Simon Waldman

Journalism is in danger of "losing control" in the Wild West-style era of the "citizen publisher", according to the BBC News Channel's recently departed morning editor Simon Waldman.

FTI Consulting Q1 strategic comms revenue grows 4.4 per cent

FTI Consulting Q1 strategic comms revenue grows 4.4 per cent

FTI Consulting has reported a 4.4 per cent rise in revenue on a constant currency basis in its strategic communications arm in the first quarter of 2015.

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

The Relations Group to provide broadcast comms for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Broadcast and digital PR firm The Relations Group has been appointed to provide UK-focused comms support for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

PRWeek Global Awards: the winners revealed

PRWeek Global Awards: the winners revealed

Weber Shandwick won the Gold Award for Global Agency at last night's PRWeek Global Awards, the prestigious ceremony celebrating the best in public relations from around the world.

Next Fifteen FY profit surges as expansion continues with Encore and Animl acquisitions

Next Fifteen FY profit surges as expansion continues with Encore and Animl acquisitions

Bite and Lexis PR owner Next Fifteen has reported a 44 per cent rise in operating profit to £12.7m in the 12 months to 31 January, and announced two more acquisitions to grow its content and creative capabilities.

Newlink report: Digital platforms key in reaching Hispanic Millennials

Newlink report: Digital platforms key in reaching Hispanic Millennials

Hispanic Millennials account for one in five of the 92 million Millennials in the US.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.24.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.24.2015

Comcast may abandon Time Warner takeover bid; Google financials miss expectations; Apple watch on sale today

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.23.2015

WPP reports 1.2% increase in Q1 for PR, public affairs; Comcast-Time Warner merger hits major roadblock; YouTube unveils new offering

Here's how nine brands are honoring #EarthDay on Twitter

Here's how nine brands are honoring #EarthDay on Twitter

Check out how brands are celebrating Earth Day's 45th anniversary on Twitter.

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.22.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.22.2015

Golin opens office in Moscow; Protestors gather in Baltimore after man dies in police custody; South Korea brings on Finn Partners.

Publicis organic revenue grows 0.9 per cent as it reaches digital landmark

Publicis organic revenue grows 0.9 per cent as it reaches digital landmark

Publicis Groupe saw organic revenue grow 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 - despite significant declines in the UK, Russia and Brazil - with digital now accounting for more than half of revenue.

BrandPie plants its flag in New York, adds Ford as creative director

BrandPie plants its flag in New York, adds Ford as creative director

The London-based firm also brought on Richard Ford as its US creative director, reporting to MaryLee Sachs.

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.20.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.20.2015

BuzzFeed wipes out three posts for advertisers, according to internal memo; Elmo helps the surgeon general encourage vaccinations; IPG buys a TV analytics firm.

LinkedIn names Stubo interim CMO as marketing VP Besbeas exits

LinkedIn names Stubo interim CMO as marketing VP Besbeas exits

Stubo will take on the new interim CMO role in addition to her current responsibilities.

Cision and Gorkana merger on hold until June due to competition fears

Cision and Gorkana merger on hold until June due to competition fears

The merger of Cision and Gorkana has been put on hold until June, while UK regulators decide whether to accept proposals put forward by Cision owner GTCR.

Huntsworth will return to growth within a year, says new CEO Paul Taaffe

Huntsworth will return to growth within a year, says new CEO Paul Taaffe

Huntsworth's new CEO Paul Taaffe has told PRWeek he expects the business to return to growth within one year.

Edelman buys Dubai PR firm Dabo & Co to create 'regional powerhouse'

Edelman buys Dubai PR firm Dabo & Co to create 'regional powerhouse'

Edelman is to buy Dubai-based PR agency Dabo & Co to create a "regional powerhouse" in the Middle East.

Omnicom CEO John Wren earned $24m in 2014

Omnicom CEO John Wren earned $24m in 2014

John Wren, president and chief executive at Omnicom, earned $24 million (£16 million) in 2014 - a 33 per cent increase compared to last year.

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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