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.
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.
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.
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.
Pay gap between PR pros, journalists widens; Redskins release ad defending team name; Apple publishes workforce-diversity numbers.
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 is positioning itself to investors as a diversified media company after completing its spinoff from parent Tribune Media.
Beecher is responsible for counseling North American clients on content and executive visibility matters in the role.
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.
Target appoints a new CEO; Google faces another antitrust investigation in Europe; AMC eyes BBC America.
InPowered has launched a tool to identify and rank the top experts of any brand, product, or topic.
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.
Congress makes a plan for reform at the VA; Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar; Virgin America files for IPO.
Anonymous quotes explain Time Warner-21st Century Fox gulf, Microsoft expected to announce layoffs today; Civil rights groups demand Twitter released diversity data.
Comcast has a simple message for employees: Don't act like the 'aggressive' customer-retention representative who was recorded trying to stop AOL VP of product Ryan Block from cancelling his service.
LinkedIn has acquired Newsle, a web app that enables users to follow real-time updates on social media platforms about connections, contacts, and public figures.
The organization is looking for a firm to provide services including media relations and publicity, social media, celebrity endorsements, seasonal campaigns, message and partnership development, and national community-based events.
The Wall Street Journal is celebrating its 125th anniversary by focusing on how it has evolved over the years while staying true to its founding principles.
Stricker is continuing to report to CEO Dick Costolo with responsibility for leading Twitter's consumer marketing, global media, and worldwide PR efforts.
Based at the company's regional headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Twork will report to Infiniti Americas VP Michael Bartsch, who also joined the company from Porsche Cars North America, where he was EVP and COO, last September.
Neha Gandhi, executive editor at Refinery29, a lifestyle and fashion property, speaks about recent changes at the site and forging relationships with readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jen Bernstein, managing editor of High Times, talks about how the print edition is still the brand's number one product.
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.
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.