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Finn Partners retains I Love New York account

Finn Partners retains I Love New York account

Finn Partners, which has worked on the I Love New York campaign for the last four years, competed for and won the business once again. It has a budget of up to $600,000.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 1.28.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 1.28.2015

Officials defend snowstorm approach; Yahoo to spin off share of Alibaba; GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad; The fastest-growing Twitter following in the world will surprise you.

USG builds up communications with FTI Consulting hire

USG builds up communications with FTI Consulting hire

FTI Consulting is USG's new PR agency partner after a review.

Ogilvy partners with Nordic.Agency to expand footprint in Scandinavian market

Ogilvy partners with Nordic.Agency to expand footprint in Scandinavian market

Ogilvy Public Relations has teamed up with Scandinavian digital agency Nordic.Agency to boost its expertise in the region.

Kia Motors UK drops Publicasity for Kazoo following six-way pitch

Kia Motors UK drops Publicasity for Kazoo following six-way pitch

Kia Motors UK has appointed Kazoo to handle PR activity on a retained contract, after a six-way pitch including incumbent Publicasity, which held the account for the past seven years.

H&M's Cos brings John Doe into the fold in US expansion

H&M's Cos brings John Doe into the fold in US expansion

The brand debuted in the US in Los Angeles in November.

NFL addresses domestic violence in chilling Super Bowl spot

NFL addresses domestic violence in chilling Super Bowl spot

The PSA on behalf of No More uses actual 911 audio to make its point.

Twitter takes wraps off native video feature

Twitter takes wraps off native video feature

Social media platform steps up to YouTube and Facebook in video space, also launches private group messaging.

Waggener Edstrom teams with Garrigan Lyman to boost digital

Waggener Edstrom teams with Garrigan Lyman to boost digital

The firms, which both have offices in New York City and Seattle, want to boost digital capabilities.

Who real-timed #Snowmageddon2015 best - DiGiorno, Logitech, or McDonald's?

Who real-timed #Snowmageddon2015 best - DiGiorno, Logitech, or McDonald's?

Call it #Snowmageddon2015 or #Blizzardof2015, Monday night's snowstorm failed to live up to its billing. But a handful of brands still took advantage of the weather event with real-time marketing on Twitter.

HotelPlanner books Burson-Marsteller as first PR agency partner

HotelPlanner books Burson-Marsteller as first PR agency partner

Burson is helping HotelPlanner boost brand awareness and starting to advise it on social media.

Marcomms job market begins to pick up

Marcomms job market begins to pick up

Executives are more optimistic about hiring creative talent in the first half of this year.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 1.27.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 1.27.2015

Blizzard of 2015 turns out to be a dud; Facebook suffers late-night outage; Indiana plans state-run news service; Kraft sticks up for Patriots.

Publicis Groupe extends deadline for Sapient deal again

Publicis Groupe extends deadline for Sapient deal again

Publicis Groupe has extended the deadline for Sapient shareholders to accept its $3.7 billion offer for a fourth time.

Karma's Charles Watson to chair Teneo International and eyeing major London expansion

Karma's Charles Watson to chair Teneo International and eyeing major London expansion

Former Karma Communications chairman Charles Watson has been appointed to chair Teneo International, the international division of Teneo Holdings, and is targeting major growth in London as a priority.

Text100 sees a win in Chinese quantum-dot maker

Text100 sees a win in Chinese quantum-dot maker

Lexington, Massachusetts-based QD Vision, a developer of quantum-dot technology for televisions and other displays, has signed Text100 to handle Greater China communications with a focus on electronics OEMs.

Avian Media wins Sesame Workshop account in India

Avian Media wins Sesame Workshop account in India

The appointment follows a multi-agency competitive pitch in Delhi and covers duties including stakeholder engagement, reputation management, blogger relations and strategic media management.

Global satellite group Inmarsat leaves Brunswick for Instinctif in six-figure deal

Global satellite group Inmarsat leaves Brunswick for Instinctif in six-figure deal

Inmarsat, the UK-based satellite operator that rose to international prominence when it helped plot the course of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane last March, has replaced Brunswick with Instinctif as its retained PR agency.

Mattel's CEO resigns as Barbie sales slide

Mattel's CEO resigns as Barbie sales slide

The toy-maker reported disappointing sales over the holiday period.

Brunswick Group brings on Edelman's Krempasky as global digital lead

Brunswick Group brings on Edelman's Krempasky as global digital lead

Before a career of nearly a decade at Edelman, Krempasky was political director at American Target Advertising for two years.

Players' personalities pave way for dream Super Bowl for marketers

Players' personalities pave way for dream Super Bowl for marketers

Tom Brady. Richard Sherman. Rob Gronkowski. Russell Wilson. Super Bowl XLIX is big on charisma - and a big opportunity for marketers.

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 1.26.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 1.26.2015

PR industry in the Northeast prepares for blizzard; Christie establishes a PAC; Latest on deflategate.

PRWeek's PR360 global industry extravaganza set for April

PRWeek's PR360 global industry extravaganza set for April

Tickets are now available for the inaugural PR360 event in London, a must-attend gathering of PR professionals from across the globe featuring insights from some of the world's leading comms figures.

Spotify drops M&C Saatchi PR and seeks UK consumer agency

Spotify drops M&C Saatchi PR and seeks UK consumer agency

Digital music service Spotify is looking for a new consumer PR agency as it ends its relationship with M&C Saatchi PR, which also covered Spotify's corporate and b2b accounts.

PR firm picks up a win on the back of presidential visit

PR firm picks up a win on the back of presidential visit

Gutenberg Communications named as strategic communications partner for US-India Business Council (USIBC) with relation to the summit being held in New Delhi today, 26 January.

Burson's Southwest US market leader Burns rejoins UnitedHealthcare

Burson's Southwest US market leader Burns rejoins UnitedHealthcare

In his new role at the organization, Burns will spearhead external communications for UnitedHealthcare's Medicare business

NFL on deflategate: We're looking into it

NFL on deflategate: We're looking into it

The NFL emphasized that it's taking its time to get the investigation right in a statement released on Friday.

Brands from all sectors go for a slice of #NationalPieDay

Brands from all sectors go for a slice of #NationalPieDay

Twitter is buzzing with #NationalPieDay posts from businesses you would and would not expect.

Retail's inflection point requires seamless storytelling

Retail's inflection point requires seamless storytelling

Consumers are fueling a retail revolution that allows them to shop when and where they want, but success still boils down to product, service, and systems, as Trader Joe's and Walmart show.

Your call: Were the Brady and Belichick deflategate press conferences believable?

Your call: Were the Brady and Belichick deflategate press conferences believable?

Take our poll on whether you thought the New England Patriots coach and quarterback were telling the truth during their Thursday press conferences.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.23.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.23.2015

Sony pushes back Q4 earnings report; Comcast's lobbying in focus; Obama interviews on YouTube get a little weird.

Cohn & Wolfe expands Joseph's role to lead Latin America and integrated marketing

Cohn & Wolfe expands Joseph's role to lead Latin America and integrated marketing

Jim Joseph will oversee growth in Latin America, the US, Canada, and Mexico, as well as brand communications and integrated marketing efforts worldwide.

Médard Schoenmaeckers joins HSBC in comms shake-up

Médard Schoenmaeckers joins HSBC in comms shake-up

HSBC has announced a shake-up at the top of its global PR team with the appointment of Médard Schoenmaeckers as global head of communications, working under current comms chief Pierre Goad whose remit has been extended to human resources.

Pulitzer Prize winner, MSLGroup Atlanta founder Goodwin dies at 97

Pulitzer Prize winner, MSLGroup Atlanta founder Goodwin dies at 97

George Goodwin established what would become MSLGroup's Atlanta office in 1965.

Finn Partners enters Nashville with DVL, Seigenthaler acquisitions

Finn Partners enters Nashville with DVL, Seigenthaler acquisitions

Finn Partners will merge the two agencies into a firm called DVL Seigenthaler, which will have about $11 million in annual fees.

Former Golin New York consumer lead moves to MSLGroup

Former Golin New York consumer lead moves to MSLGroup

Andrea Morgan reports to MSLGroup New York MD Andrew Silver.

Allison+Partners hires Ogilvy's Smith to expand corporate practice

Allison+Partners hires Ogilvy's Smith to expand corporate practice

Tom Smith is focusing on strengthening Allison's corporate offering, particularly working with clients on thought leadership and reputation.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.22.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.22.2015

Clinton to prioritize fixing leaks in prospective 2016 campaign; Uber faces regulatory hurdles in South Korea; American Express, eBay announce layoffs.

Bell Pottinger launches crisis and litigation division

Bell Pottinger launches crisis and litigation division

Bell Pottinger has formed a crisis and litigation arm to bring its legal expertise under one roof.

Pedersen: Huntsworth management shake-up sparked resignation

Pedersen: Huntsworth management shake-up sparked resignation

Pete Pedersen has told PRWeek that the arrival of new management at Huntsworth represented the "best of possible timings" to resign as Grayling CEO, but he predicted success for the parent company despite recent difficulties.

Analysis

Colleges ramp up policies to curb student sexual assaults

Colleges ramp up policies to curb student sexual assaults

Talking about sexual assault comes with a new set of challenges when that conversation rises to university administration level.

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

How Sony responds to the cyberattack could be a blueprint for future companies, say IR experts.

Six PR insights from the snowy slopes of Davos

Six PR insights from the snowy slopes of Davos

The World Economic Forum at Davos means a congregation of bold-faced names from across nations and industries. It also indicates what communications trends will move to the forefront in the next 12 months.

With fewer acquisition options, agencies look outside PR for next deal

With fewer acquisition options, agencies look outside PR for next deal

There aren't many options left for agencies or holding companies looking to buy a PR firm in 2015.

Three ways police are communicating to regain public trust

Three ways police are communicating to regain public trust

Fatal incidents involving officers tore the Band-Aid off the often-tense relationship between the public and police in many American cities. Law-enforcement communicators explained three ways they are working to bridge the divide.

Outbreak comms plans: Break glass in case of emergency

Outbreak comms plans: Break glass in case of emergency

During last year's massive Ebola outbreak, public health institutes were ready with a comprehensive communications plan.

Uber, World Cup, Huntsworth, Engine: News from 2014 in review

Uber, World Cup, Huntsworth, Engine: News from 2014 in review

2014 has been a busy year for the PR industry. Here PRWeek looks back on some of the stories that hit the headlines...

Sony's hack response: Too pushy or not aggressive enough?

Sony's hack response: Too pushy or not aggressive enough?

The cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment will go down as a landmark event in IT security and email etiquette. But will the studio's response be remembered as a step too far or not strong enough?

Air rage incidents demand steady nerves

Air rage incidents demand steady nerves

As recent events impacting three Asian airlines indicate, carriers may be best off treading carefully with social-media responses.

Spectacular gaffes: Sydney debacle adds to Uber's woeful run

Spectacular gaffes: Sydney debacle adds to Uber's woeful run

'Uber' is a prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Unfortunately, the company of the same name has been outstanding for all the wrong reasons.

How legacy tech brands can communicate at Silicon Valley's pace of change

How legacy tech brands can communicate at Silicon Valley's pace of change

Experts' three steps for communicators: focus on what you are bringing to market, set metrics, and deliver results.

Experts weigh in on Uber fallout in India

Experts weigh in on Uber fallout in India

Delhi has banned Uber after a female passenger reported she was raped by one of its contracted drivers, adding to the string of crises surrounding the San Francisco startup. We asked India-based PR experts to weigh in.

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

The energy company is talking with prospective agency partners to replace Edelman as it considers how to move forward after a strategy document leak brought widespread - and unwanted - media attention.

Japanese armed forces get image makeover

Japanese armed forces get image makeover

As Japan begins to get comfortable with the idea of having a more muscular military the country's Self-Defence Forces (SDF) are trying to woo the young to join them with images of smiling soldiers posing like pop stars

The key ingredients in Thanksgiving weekend marketing: Relevance and creativity

The key ingredients in Thanksgiving weekend marketing: Relevance and creativity

The Thanksgiving weekend promotional calendar is crowded, meaning brands need to work harder to stand out from the crowd.

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