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Burson-Marsteller works on controversial Redskins Facts website

Burson-Marsteller works on controversial Redskins Facts website

The Washington Redskins have tapped Burson-Marsteller for support around its controversial name, including the team's new alumni-backed website.

Edelman revenues rise by double digits in 2013/14 financial year

Edelman revenues rise by double digits in 2013/14 financial year

Global revenues at the world's largest PR firm hit $776.5 million, with Europe, Asia, and Latin America performing particularly well.

Edelman global tech practice chair Paluska departs

Edelman global tech practice chair Paluska departs

More upheaval in Edelman's tech practice as global chair Joe Paluska departs to pursue opportunities in Silicon Valley

MSLGroup promotes Massura to NY social and digital lead

MSLGroup promotes Massura to NY social and digital lead

MSLGroup has promoted VP Marcy Massura to SVP and head of the firm's social and digital practice in New York.

MHP owner Engine set to confirm £100m sale to Lake Capital

MHP owner Engine set to confirm £100m sale to Lake Capital

Engine Group, the owner of PR firms MHP Communications and Mischief and ad agency WCRS, is set to confirm its sale to private equity group Lake Capital later today.

CMO Q&A: Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

CMO Q&A: Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, speaks about authentic storytelling and digital format challenges.

Tourism Santa Fe retains Lou Hammond for PR

Tourism Santa Fe retains Lou Hammond for PR

Tourism Santa Fe has retained Lou Hammond & Associates as its PR agency partner following a competitive review involving 15 firms.

Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's strong quarter; Instagram's new app; India's e-commerce boom

Lanzarote resort appoints Weber Shandwick to attract UK tourists

Lanzarote resort appoints Weber Shandwick to attract UK tourists

The Dream Gran Castillo Resort in Lanzarote has brought in Weber Shandwick's Manchester office following a three-way pitch.

Porter taps Buehler as global director of strategic planning

Porter taps Buehler as global director of strategic planning

Porter Novelli has appointed Phil Buehler to serve as EVP and global director of strategic planning.

MH17 victims' relatives top priority for Malaysia Airlines

MH17 victims' relatives top priority for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines' main priority is assisting victims' relatives after its passenger plane MH17 was reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border earlier this month.

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered updates content platform with expert ranking tool

InPowered has launched a tool to identify and rank the top experts of any brand, product, or topic.

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Four things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Chinese government investigates Microsoft; Ruling paves way for LA Clippers sale; Twitter to release Q2 earnings

Grayling to help promote gay tourism across Europe

Grayling to help promote gay tourism across Europe

The Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) has appointed Grayling as the organisation expands its offer into social media.

Opower selects Fishburn for UK public affairs

Opower selects Fishburn for UK public affairs

Utility industry software company Opower has appointed Fishburn as its first UK public affairs agency.

Starbucks offers UK agencies chance to dislodge Edelman

Starbucks offers UK agencies chance to dislodge Edelman

Edelman has been put on alert by Starbucks as the coffee company pitches out its UK consumer brief following five years with the agency.

NSA seeks strategic comms leader

NSA seeks strategic comms leader

The National Security Agency is hiring a full-time director of strategic communications.

Journalists see strong link between earned and social media, survey says

Journalists believe that social media plays a vital role in driving the effect and success of traditional news stories, according to a survey by Ogilvy Public Relations.

Burson US CEO DenHerder to step down; Law promoted to US chief exec

Burson US CEO DenHerder to step down; Law promoted to US chief exec

Dave DenHerder, US CEO of Burson-Marsteller, will step down from his role on September 1. US president Michael Law will succeed him.

HSBC names Rozman US communications lead

HSBC names Rozman US communications lead

HSBC has appointed a new head of comms in the US.

Analysis

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.

China food scandal rocks McDonald's and KFC

China food scandal rocks McDonald's and KFC

The two global fast food chains scramble to assure Chinese customers after a TV sting report accuses supplier of processing expired meat. What can these MNCs do to win back consumer trust in the wake of the latest scandal to hit their credibility?

LinkedIn's Newsle buy a boost for b-to-b communicators

LinkedIn's Newsle buy a boost for b-to-b communicators

LinkedIn is poised to become an even more valuable tool for b-to-b communicators after incorporating Newsle into its platform.

Crisis experts: Malaysia Airlines had to respond where news is breaking - on Twitter

Crisis experts: Malaysia Airlines had to respond where news is breaking - on Twitter

The airline's decision to go to social media first with what little information it had is a sign of the times and an "appropriate" tactic, say crisis comms experts.

Samsung moves into damage control as evidence of child labour emerges

Samsung moves into damage control as evidence of child labour emerges

Korean multinational cuts ties with a Chinese supplier after a US rights group reports that it employed children in factories. Incident reveals why monitoring supply chain is a critical part of managing reputation

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