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Havas study: Millennials want branded content as part of the online experience

Havas study: Millennials want branded content as part of the online experience

Six in ten Millennials say brands play a key role offering them content that they can share on social media.

MWW veteran Joe Cohen joins Kind Healthy Snacks as comms leader

MWW veteran Joe Cohen joins Kind Healthy Snacks as comms leader

The 15-year MWW veteran is moving to Kind as SVP of communications as of next Monday.

FleishmanHillard appoints crisis leaders for Americas, EMEA, APAC

FleishmanHillard appoints crisis leaders for Americas, EMEA, APAC

The Omnicom Group agency on Tuesday named crisis leaders for the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA regions.

Omnicom finance chief Weisenburger steps down after 16 years

Omnicom finance chief Weisenburger steps down after 16 years

After 16 years at the holding company, Omnicom Group EVP and CFO Randall Weisenburger has stepped down.

Ten things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning, 9.23.2014

Ten things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning, 9.23.2014

Obama Administration works to counter "tax inversion" deals; Government researchers find security hole in Healthcare.gov; Google cuts ties with ALEC; Omnicom CFO steps down; Press conference by Ravens owner criticized.

VCU seeks agency for government relations support

VCU seeks agency for government relations support

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a firm to provide government relations services, according to an RFP released mid-September.

MSLGroup's Jeremy Sice to step down with joint CEOs to replace him

MSLGroup's Jeremy Sice to step down with joint CEOs to replace him

MSLGroup has promoted Jason Frank and James Parsons from their respective roles as chief marketing officer and chief operating officer to replace Jeremy Sice as joint CEOs.

Weber Shandwick boosts public affairs team with Wendy Mitchell hire

Weber Shandwick boosts public affairs team with Wendy Mitchell hire

Weber Shandwick has hired Wendy Mitchell, former deputy CEO of the Charity Retail Association, to join its public affairs team in London as Tamora Langley steps up to become acting head of public affairs.

NFL hires former PepsiCo chief exec Hudson as CMO

NFL hires former PepsiCo chief exec Hudson as CMO

The National Football League has appointed Dawn Hudson, former president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America, to serve as CMO, effective next month.

Ogilvy PR's Graves and Smith on the challenges and opportunities ahead

Ogilvy PR's Graves and Smith on the challenges and opportunities ahead

Ogilvy PR's former global CEO Christopher Graves said his decision to step into the role of chairman was part of a plan to strengthen the agency's talent at the top and focus on future initiatives.

State Farm drops ad starring Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views

State Farm drops ad starring Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views

The insurance giant dropped an ad starring comedian Rob Schneider from its rotation due to his anti-vaccine views after a social media outcry.

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.

MSLGroup study: Millennials have high hopes for businesses

Millennials want businesses to help solve the world's problems, realizing that government can't do the job by itself.

Ogilvy promotes Smith to global CEO; Graves becomes chairman

Ogilvy promotes Smith to global CEO; Graves becomes chairman

Ogilvy PR has shuffled its top executive ranks, naming Stuart Smith global CEO and moving Christopher Graves to the chairman role, effective immediately.

Seven things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 9.22.2014

Seven things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 9.22.2014

Hundreds of thousands march against climate change; Secret Service under scrutiny; EMC, HP call off merger talks; Alibaba's IPO wows; UFC cuts ties with fighters accused of domestic violence.

Burson study: Chinese view corporations more favorably than Americans

Burson study: Chinese view corporations more favorably than Americans

China's general public has a more favorable view of corporations than that of the US, according to a study released Monday by Burson-Marsteller.

Coyne PR ups Lisa Wolleon to CPG practice co-lead

Coyne PR ups Lisa Wolleon to CPG practice co-lead

Coyne PR has promoted Lisa Wolleon - the third employee the firm hired after its launch - to SVP and co-lead of its CPG, food, and consumer health practice.

KP Public Affairs lends a hand to Japanese Embassy on trade policy

KP Public Affairs is providing public affairs services to the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, according to documents filed last week.

Eight things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.19.2014

Eight things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.19.2014

Scots vote to stick with UK; GSK found guilty, fined by Chinese court; Home Depot breach to affect 58 million accounts; Christie supports Goodell; Ellison steps down at Oracle.

Chobani taps Weber Shandwick's Michael Gonda to lead comms

Chobani taps Weber Shandwick's Michael Gonda to lead comms

Chobani has brought on Weber Shandwick VP Michael Gonda to lead its communications team after reshuffling the group last year.

Analysis

The topic that will matter most in November's midterm elections

The topic that will matter most in November's midterm elections

From ISIS to Ebola abroad and Ferguson and immigration at home, there's no shortage of hot topics this election cycle. But one topic will trump all the rest, according to public affairs experts.

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

As Alibaba executives go city to city as part of a 10-day roadshow, the pressure is on. Despite a bevy of new interactive media tools, roadshows are still a critical communications strategy for companies going public.

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

To prepare for what observers believe will be the largest technology IPO in history, Alibaba is in the midst of a 100-meeting roadshow.

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

The PR industry in China is under pressure to clean up after police arrested two agency heads and eight journalists on charges of extortion in Shanghai. They include the CEOs of Shanghai-based PR firm Roya Investment Services and Shenzhen-based Nukirin

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Technology companies should not wait for an incident to explain the security features of their cloud platforms and what they must do to keep their data safe.

FDA guidance garners mixed reviews from PR practitioners

FDA guidance garners mixed reviews from PR practitioners

The FDA is closing in on providing prescription drug and medical device companies with a clearer indication of best social media practices.

Corporations walk a tightrope on tax-inversion comms

Corporations walk a tightrope on tax-inversion comms

Financial communications experts say Burger King has responded well to the political and social media uproar over its decision to move its corporate headquarters to Canada - and save millions in US taxes in the process.

PR pros greet China media integration plan with cautious optimism

PR pros greet China media integration plan with cautious optimism

Media stocks surge as Chinese President announced plans to merge media into 'strong, influential and credible' groups. But what does this mean for the PR industry?

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