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NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

The NBA's decision follows the trend of corporate America taking a stand on social issues.

6 questions for Southwest Airlines' CCO Linda Rutherford on outage crisis

6 questions for Southwest Airlines' CCO Linda Rutherford on outage crisis

Rutherford breaks down the airliner's ongoing comms efforts to normalize business operations and repair its relationship with its customers.

Publicize provides free PR services to startup network

Publicize provides free PR services to startup network

More than 2,100 startups involved in The Founder Institute's network will receive free or discounted PR services.

Watch: US government spokesman halts briefing to ask if reporter is playing Pokémon Go

Watch: US government spokesman halts briefing to ask if reporter is playing Pokémon Go

US State Department spokesman John Kirby has interrupted a press conference to check the progress of a journalist who was playing Pokémon Go.

The revolution will not be television

The revolution will not be television

Consumer companies of all types are assessing their big broadcast and print media buys to see if there are more effective ways to spend their marketing money.

Spong closes window and door PR and social media AOR deal

Spong closes window and door PR and social media AOR deal

Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors have brought on Spong for PR and social - Fast Horse was incumbent on the account.

On the ground in Cleveland: Wrapping the Republican National Convention on Friday morning

On the ground in Cleveland: Wrapping the Republican National Convention on Friday morning

Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination in front of an exuberant crowd in Cleveland.

From Cleveland: Trump thunders 'law and order' theme to close convention

From Cleveland: Trump thunders 'law and order' theme to close convention

The Republican candidate returned to controversial proposals such as building a wall on the Mexican border and stopping immigration from countries "compromised by terrorism" in his acceptance speech.

M Booth supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night campaign

M Booth supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night campaign

M Booth will work with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for eight months on extending the Light the Night fundraising campaign.

A coup ends quickly, but aftermath effects loom large

A coup ends quickly, but aftermath effects loom large

The director of APCO's office in Istanbul talks about life after the shocking coup attempt and what lies ahead for a country still reeling from its effects.

Denny's CMO John Dillon on brand's Taylor Swift parody tweet

Denny's CMO John Dillon on brand's Taylor Swift parody tweet

Diner chain's top marketer explains how the Taylor tweet came about and unveils the strategy behind Denny's real-time marketing and social media.

How Southwest responded to a nationwide glitch

How Southwest responded to a nationwide glitch

Southwest Airlines leveraged all media channels to communicate with its customers following a major technology outage.

PRWeek US Awards 2017 launch - deadline for entries Oct 3

PRWeek US Awards 2017 launch - deadline for entries Oct 3

This year's awards have been upgraded to include five new categories that will further highlight exceptional achievement across integration, marketing, creativity, and content.

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.

Trump-Cruz rift gets personal -- again

Trump-Cruz rift gets personal -- again

Ted Cruz defended his decision to not endorse Donald Trump on Thursday morning.

From Cleveland: The stories to know on Thursday morning from the Republican Convention

From Cleveland: The stories to know on Thursday morning from the Republican Convention

Will Ted Cruz's epic gamble pay off?

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis Network pulled ahead of WPP in marcoms mergers and acquisitions activity in the second quarter, as the rate of deals around the world was down 11 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

The top flight of English football is looking to team up with a comms agency, PRWeek understands.

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported organic revenue growth of 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, buoyed by particularly strong growth in Europe, as the group says it "should not be heavily impacted" by Brexit.

From Cleveland: Cruz steals Pence's spotlight with non-endorsement of Trump

From Cleveland: Cruz steals Pence's spotlight with non-endorsement of Trump

The Texas senator encouraged voters to vote their conscience this November, but didn't mention Trump by name.

Scott 1000 influencers take the toilet paper road-trip test

Scott 1000 influencers take the toilet paper road-trip test

The Kimberly-Clark family care toilet paper brand is challenging YouTube influencers to see how far they can stretch a roll.

Farm Credit Council appoints new comms head

Farm Credit Council appoints new comms head

Debbie Wing joins the trade association at the start of August as EVP for national communications and reputation management.

Consumers vote 'no' on Captain Morgan's campaign to get millennials to run for President

Consumers vote 'no' on Captain Morgan's campaign to get millennials to run for President

The rum company has started a campaign and petition to lower the age to be President, which currently sits at 35, and give millennials a shot at the job.

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Three comms trade bodies in Turkey have issued a joint statement "fiercely" condemning the recent attempted coup in the country, and promising to "maintain a prudent communication language" in its aftermath.

Sealy and Sears surprise families with goodies on first night in their new homes

Sealy and Sears surprise families with goodies on first night in their new homes

A video series will document the reactions of homeowners who are selected as part of the campaign.

Linhart PR names Paul Raab to top leadership position, replacing Sharon Linhart

Linhart PR names Paul Raab to top leadership position, replacing Sharon Linhart

Linhart is transitioning to a new role at the firm.

Trump campaign chief defends 'lock her up' convention chant

Trump campaign chief defends 'lock her up' convention chant

The refrain, criticized in the media as "extra-judicial," reflects the thoughts of many Americans, Paul Manafort said Wednesday.

Portuguese cork industry seeks support for €4.35m global promotional campaigns

Portuguese cork industry seeks support for €4.35m global promotional campaigns

A trade body for Portugal's cork products industry is seeking support for promotional campaigns in various markets globally, worth a combined sum of at least €4.35m (£3.6m, $4.8m).

From the RNC: The need-to-know stories on Wednesday morning, 7.20.2016

From the RNC: The need-to-know stories on Wednesday morning, 7.20.2016

Tuesday night's theme was less about jobs and more about attacking Hillary Clinton's credibility.

GSK names Edelman and Weber on roster to aid digital growth and integration

GSK names Edelman and Weber on roster to aid digital growth and integration

Edelman and Weber Shandwick are the lead PR agencies on pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline's new global marketing agency roster for its consumer healthcare business.

From Cleveland: Christie fires up convention crowd with mock trial of Hillary Clinton

From Cleveland: Christie fires up convention crowd with mock trial of Hillary Clinton

"Lock her up," the delegates chanted throughout the New Jersey governor's speech.

Watch: Don Baer on the Republican Convention's opening night

Watch: Don Baer on the Republican Convention's opening night

Political veteran and Burson-Marsteller CEO Don Baer chats with PRWeek about the opening night of the Republican National Convention, the controversy over Melania Trump's speech, social media, and his connection to The West Wing.

On the ground in Cleveland: What you don't see on TV at the GOP convention

On the ground in Cleveland: What you don't see on TV at the GOP convention

There's one big topic of conversation in Cleveland on Tuesday, and it's not any of last night's "Make America Safe Again" speeches.

Bush speechwriter says comms team must take Melania rap

Bush speechwriter says comms team must take Melania rap

George H.W. Bush adviser Dan Hill believes Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort should take blame in plagiarism row, admit team's mistake, ensure it doesn't happen again, and reclaim the message and news cycle.

Denny's parodies Taylor Swift response to Kanye call leak

Denny's parodies Taylor Swift response to Kanye call leak

Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian - the three ingredients of Denny's real-time marketing breakfast promotion.

Uber drivers guild launches tipping campaign

Uber drivers guild launches tipping campaign

The Independent Drivers Guild is launching a social media campaign and online petition in August to gain public support for an Uber in-app tipping option.

Rafferty upped to global president role at Ketchum

Rafferty upped to global president role at Ketchum

Barri Rafferty assumes Rob Flaherty's worldwide presidential duties at Omnicom firm - Flaherty adds Ray Kotcher's former chairman responsibilities to his CEO role.

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing from Cleveland: That speech sounded familiar

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing from Cleveland: That speech sounded familiar

Accusations that Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama are threatening to overshadow Tuesday's events.

How Pokémon Go is taking social by storm

How Pokémon Go is taking social by storm

Social intelligence company Brandwatch has done some number crunching to assess just how much of an impact Nintendo's new mobile game Pokémon Go has had on Twitter.

RNC night one: Trump makes 'surprise' appearance; Rudy delivers the red meat

RNC night one: Trump makes 'surprise' appearance; Rudy delivers the red meat

The presumptive Republican nominee introduced his wife, who sought to humanize the real-estate magnate. The rest of the night was dedicated to national security.

Analysis

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Organizations including the Cleveland Clinic and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are taking advantage of an influx of influential visitors to tell their stories, and that of their host city, while trying to stay above the political fray.

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

The EU referendum did not go the way most in the UK PR industry hoped. So, as the resulting uncertainty rolls on, what now for public relations in the UK and Europe?

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Communications pros praised the grassroots organization's passion and use of social media, but said its lack of centralization is hindering its response to critics and the mainstream press.

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Kevin Durant's bombshell decision pushed the NBA's center of gravity even further to the west and highlighted athletes' evolving relationship with the media.

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

The devastating mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando only made some brands' support for the LGBT community louder and prouder this month. Yet experts say many companies still have a ways to go.

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Germany has been an economic standout in the European Union. What's more, CEOs there recognize the value of communications.

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Faced with well-funded opponents and an unfriendly Congress, gun-control groups are bringing new advocates into the fold as they find more success in state capitals than at the national level.

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Experts put campaigns by Procter & Gamble, Mattel, McDonald's, Burger King, and Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido on the list of favorites.

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands and Olympic organizations are taking their cues from health officials when talking about the Zika virus. That's exactly what they should be doing, say experts.

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

Marketing technology is set to surpass external marketing this year as a CMO's biggest cost, according to Gartner. Yet some say PR pros aren't ready.

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

A number of well-known financial PR experts have recently left established firms to start their own shops. Why now? Technology is changing communications, and it's easier than ever to launch a company.

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts say Mark Zuckerberg has Facebook on the right path by responding to allegations of political bias - but the social network must follow through.

A clash in styles between Clinton, Trump comms teams

A clash in styles between Clinton, Trump comms teams

Clinton has a team of experienced political hands on board, while Trump has a smaller campaign apparatus with many faces new to a national campaign. Expect their messages to contrast just as much.

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

Disappearing from the web is like a magic trick - in more ways than one.

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

Tired of being blamed for economic volatility and labor problems in the U.S., China's government has realized it needs to shift comms strategy for reaching out to the West, experts say.