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Former Hillshire Brands CCO Harris to exit Meredith Vieira Show

Former Hillshire Brands CCO Harris to exit Meredith Vieira Show

Jon Harris has moved back to Chicago and is looking to reenter the communications industry.

Sony letter shines spotlight on news outlets' ethics

Sony letter shines spotlight on news outlets' ethics

Sony's attorney David Boies sent a letter to media outlets on Sunday, demanding they destroy any files or other data obtained after a cyberattack last month and cease reporting on their contents.

FleishmanHillard veteran Steve Naru to join Burson-Marsteller next month

FleishmanHillard veteran Steve Naru to join Burson-Marsteller next month

After eight years at FleishmanHillard, Steve Naru will join Burson-Marsteller next month as head of US media relations.

LinkedIn's Krista Canfield connects with Gogobot

LinkedIn's Krista Canfield connects with Gogobot

LinkedIn's Krista Canfield is moving to Gogobot in a VP role.

UKIP recruits BBC veteran Paul Lambert as comms director

UKIP recruits BBC veteran Paul Lambert as comms director

UKIP has appointed veteran BBC producer Paul Lambert as the party's director of communications.

Rolling Stone retreats on University of Virginia gang rape report

Rolling Stone retreats on University of Virginia gang rape report

The magazine posted a note to readers on Friday saying its trust in the main source of a November story on an alleged gang-rape incident at a university frat "was misplaced."

Next Fifteen buys 75 per cent stake in brand research firm Morar

Digital PR firm Next Fifteen Communications has acquired a 75 per cent stake in Morar, a London-based international market research consultancy, as a prelude to an expected full takeover in 2020.

Veteran New York Times advertising reporter Stuart Elliott takes buyout

Veteran New York Times advertising reporter Stuart Elliott takes buyout

After working at The New York Times for more than two decades, Stuart Elliott is taking a buyout.

Video crowdsourcing company Genero appoints Propeller

Genero has brought in Propeller to manage its comms, in a bid to raise its profile in the advertising, technology and business sectors.

Cablevision ups Anselmo to corp comms VP

Cablevision ups Anselmo to corp comms VP

Lisa Anselmo has been named VP of corporate communications at Cablevision Systems.

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard has created a b2b content marketing service developed with LinkedIn that allows clients to engage with target audiences.

Why a cross-functional response team is key in a crisis

Why a cross-functional response team is key in a crisis

To be properly prepared for a crisis, a company must have a cross-functional response team in place.

Dow Jones retains Huston as permanent comms leader

Dow Jones retains Huston as permanent comms leader

Ashley Huston, who joined Dow Jones as interim CCO in July, has been selected to fill the role on a permanent basis, effective immediately.

AutoTrader prepares consumer PR agency review

AutoTrader prepares consumer PR agency review

AutoTrader, the online marketplace for new and used cars, is expected to start a search for a new consumer PR agency in the coming weeks after giving notice to Citizen.

Business Wire brings on Wenner Media's Fedonchik to lead marketing

Business Wire brings on Wenner Media's Fedonchik to lead marketing

Press-release-distribution company Business Wire has hired Scott Fedonchik to lead its marketing efforts.

How brands saluted vets on Veterans Day

How brands saluted vets on Veterans Day

Showing gratitude through action is a common theme across brands and organizations this Veterans Day as companies look to honor those who've served.

Critical Mention president Armon exits for top spot at Brand.com

Critical Mention president Armon exits for top spot at Brand.com

Content marketing software company Brand.com has hired Dave Armon, previously president of Critical Mention, to serve as CEO and president.

Eight things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 10.28.2014

Eight things PR pros need to know Tuesday morning, 10.28.2014

Redskins comms SVP cuts off live TV interview after Monday Night Football; Christie and Cuomo accused of playing politics with Ebola response; Cook defends Apple Pay.

Hootsuite to big PR firms: Let us help you explain social media collaboration

Hootsuite to big PR firms: Let us help you explain social media collaboration

Hootsuite views its global agency partner program, launched Wednesday, as an "investment" in the market.

Freuds recruits former Mischief MD Ben Brooks-Dutton

Freuds recruits former Mischief MD Ben Brooks-Dutton

Ben Brooks-Dutton, a former managing director of Mischief, is joining Freuds as creative strategy director next week.

Journalist Q&As

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.

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.

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