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Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

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.

GCI Health expands consumer health practice, promotes Canna

GCI Health expands consumer health practice, promotes Canna

GCI Health is expanding its consumer health specialty, known as Well Living. The firm has promoted Elisia Canna to EVP of health and wellness to lead the group.

Tempur Sealy taps Taylor as first AOR since 2013 combination

Tempur Sealy taps Taylor as first AOR since 2013 combination

Coming off the 2013 merger of Tempur-Pedic and Sealy, the combined bedding provider has named Taylor as its first AOR as one company.

Texas releases tourism, trade RFP targeting Japanese, Korean markets

Texas releases tourism, trade RFP targeting Japanese, Korean markets

The state of Texas' tourism and trade arm is looking for a firm to launch a campaign to attract travelers from Japan and South Korea.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Twitter to suspend users who post graphic Foley images; Plouffe's goals at Uber: similar to those of 2008 campaign; News, ads could come to Snapchat; Former NFL linebacker says he has ALS during #IceBucketChallenge.

Centrica hires Edelman director Sarah Richardson for top public affairs role

Centrica hires Edelman director Sarah Richardson for top public affairs role

Sarah Richardson, a director at Edelman and former Lord Mayor of Westminster, is to join Centrica Energy in the newly created role of director of public affairs.

Danny Whatmough lands senior digital role at Weber Shandwick

Danny Whatmough lands senior digital role at Weber Shandwick

Danny Whatmough has left Ketchum to join Weber Shandwick as head of digital across its European consumer practice.

Dentsu Aegis Network hires Lenz as comms director for Americas

Dentsu Aegis Network hires Lenz as comms director for Americas

Dentsu Aegis Network has tapped IPG's Belle Lenz as regional communications director for the Americas, effective September 1.

Uber hires former top Obama aide Plouffe to oversee comms, policy

Uber hires former top Obama aide Plouffe to oversee comms, policy

David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.

NFL gives Together We Make Football a social push for new season

NFL gives Together We Make Football a social push for new season

The NFL has upgraded its social media repertoire for the second season of its Together We Make Football campaign, the league's hallmark season-long effort.

McDonald's pays tribute to farmers 'who care' in UK, Ireland

McDonald's pays tribute to farmers 'who care' in UK, Ireland

McDonald's is highlighting its efforts to work with British and Irish farmers "who care" about the welfare of their livestock and the quality of their produce.

Ketchum ups Access CEO Butenhoff to dual role running global tech practice

Ketchum ups Access CEO Butenhoff to dual role running global tech practice

The Omnicom Group firm has promoted Butenhoff to director of Ketchum's global technology business.

Washington think tank tells Amnesty International to "suck it"

Washington think tank tells Amnesty International to "suck it"

A Washington-based think tank has apologised to Amnesty International after telling the campaigning group to "suck it" via its Twitter account this morning.

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

More clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, as city gets PR agency help; Taylor Swift uses livestreamed event to promote upcoming album; Childhood cancer groups and Empire State Building clash on social media; Aeropostale brings back former chief executive.

Max Clifford's PR firm wound up with debts of almost half a million pounds

Max Clifford's PR firm wound up with debts of almost half a million pounds

Max Clifford's PR firm is to be wound up owing £473,000 to 19 creditors including the taxman, Channel 4 and the Newspaper Licensing Agency, records at Companies House show.

Gun-control group petitions Kroger to ban open carry in stores

Gun-control group petitions Kroger to ban open carry in stores

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is turning to a tried-and-true formula to campaign against the open carry of firearms in Kroger stores.

Empire State Building, childhood cancer groups joust on social over #EmpireGoGold effort

Empire State Building, childhood cancer groups joust on social over #EmpireGoGold effort

Pediatric cancer organizations say the Empire State Building has unfairly shot down their requests to light the landmark gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Meanwhile, the building's management says its employees are being bullied.

Feedly Pro makes content aggregation easy

Feedly Pro makes content aggregation easy

An RSS reader that brings efficiency to content sourcing and sharing.

Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP's founder and chief executive, earns nearly 780 times more than his average employee, according to a think tank report.

Weinstein joins Rubenstein PR to lead new corp comms group

Weinstein joins Rubenstein PR to lead new corp comms group

Rubenstein Public Relations has tapped Marc Weinstein to lead its newly created corporate communications group.

Analysis

How Kleenex, Quaker Oats, and H&M are embracing CSR in back-to-school campaigns

How Kleenex, Quaker Oats, and H&M are embracing CSR in back-to-school campaigns

Consumer brands are tying CSR to their back-to-school campaigns, and reaching out to new audiences in the process.

Experts expect P&G to emphasize cost savings, innovation as it gets back to basics

Experts expect P&G to emphasize cost savings, innovation as it gets back to basics

The CPG giant is making plans to rid itself of more than half its brands. While it does so, it must push a message of innovation and cost savings, say experts.

As concern grows, airlines urged to resist over-communicating on safety

As concern grows, airlines urged to resist over-communicating on safety

Airlines may be tempted to trumpet their safety records or the general safety of air travel following a number of aviation disasters that have left hundreds of passengers dead.

Can a rebrand help change a disastrous narrative?

Can a rebrand help change a disastrous narrative?

With Malaysia Airlines contemplating a change of name following two passenger aircraft tragedies close together, PRWeek asks whether a rebrand is the right course.

Cause marketing realignment forces evolution of strategies

Cause marketing realignment forces evolution of strategies

Companies have moved beyond the support of banner causes, such as breast cancer or heart health, to align with issues that address business challenges.

Planning the evolution of press releases

Planning the evolution of press releases

Don't expect press releases to cease to exist anytime soon. But look for them to evolve rather than die out.

How is Lego handling Greenpeace's pressure over Shell partnership?

How is Lego handling Greenpeace's pressure over Shell partnership?

Lego's reaction to Greenpeace's PR attack on its partnership with oil company Shell provides a case study of how a company should, or should not, react when it is targeted as a corollary in a protest campaign.

How World Cup sponsors plan to keep the soccer buzz going

How World Cup sponsors plan to keep the soccer buzz going

World Cup sponsors such as Hyundai, Coca-Cola, and Emirates tell PRWeek how they are keeping the ball rolling on soccer sponsorships after the tournament's end.

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