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MTA seeks to reassure subway riders after first Ebola diagnosis in New York

MTA seeks to reassure subway riders after first Ebola diagnosis in New York

New York officials said the city's first Ebola patient rode the A, 1, and L lines before testing positive for the virus.

P&G wields axe on Duracell

P&G wields axe on Duracell

"We greatly appreciate the contributions of our Duracell employees," CEO AG Lafley said.

H+K remembers firm's 'Washington persona,' RFK aide Frank Mankiewicz

H+K remembers firm's 'Washington persona,' RFK aide Frank Mankiewicz

Frank Mankiewicz, a press aide to Robert F. Kennedy and executive at Hill & Knowlton died on Thursday at age 90.

Ford tapped my phone and car, says automaker's former comms VP

Ford tapped my phone and car, says automaker's former comms VP

Jason Vines, the former communications VP at Ford Motor Company, says in his to-be-released book that the automaker tapped his phone and car in 2001.

How to persuade The New York Times that PR is not about spin

How to persuade The New York Times that PR is not about spin

The Times' recent characterization of PR as being predicated on spin and propaganda missed the point of the Council of PR Firms' rebrand.

New York officials learn lessons from Dallas after first Ebola diagnosis in city

New York officials learn lessons from Dallas after first Ebola diagnosis in city

Officials went into overdrive to stave off hysteria in the city, holding a press conference Thursday night not long after Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola and isolated.

Cake pulls off #FlightDecks campaign for new Virgin Atlantic 787

Cake pulls off #FlightDecks campaign for new Virgin Atlantic 787

Cake PR called on London-based bands Rudimental and Gorgon City to perform a live gig on board an in-flight Boeing 787 yesterday, to promote Virgin Atlantic's new fleet.

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 10.24.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 10.24.2014

New York officials hold Thursday night Ebola press conference; Marshall University hires PR firm to tout football team ahead of College Football Playoff; Former RFK press aide dies.

Christian Cull exits MSLGroup after four months

Christian Cull exits MSLGroup after four months

Christian Cull has left MSLGroup after just four months, with the agency not planning to replace him.

How big data and intuition won Obama the last election

How big data and intuition won Obama the last election

Big data and influence were some of the subjects under the microscope at the PR Council's Critical Issues Forum event in Manhattan on Thursday.

To be a disruptor, steer clear of 'the same old crap'

To be a disruptor, steer clear of 'the same old crap'

Most brands are trying to disrupt the market, but what does disruption actually mean?

On a winning streak, Domino's Pizza is ready to tout its next big idea

On a winning streak, Domino's Pizza is ready to tout its next big idea

With its shares at a record high, Domino's Pizza isn't taking a media relations victory lap. Instead, the chain is getting ready to tout its next brand innovation.

Coca-Cola marketing, commercial chief Tripodi to retire

Coca-Cola marketing, commercial chief Tripodi to retire

Macros De Quinto will move into the chief marketing and commercial officer role vacated by Joe Tripodi next year.

Health-conscious, but stressed out Millennials a worry for healthcare marketers

Health-conscious, but stressed out Millennials a worry for healthcare marketers

Millennials care more about their health - but they're also more stressed out and depressed - according to a study released this week.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday, 10.23.2014

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday, 10.23.2014

Publicis reports 1% Q3 growth; Zuckerberg speaks Chinese at Beijing event; Harper calls Ottawa shootings a terrorist act.

Publicis Groupe reports third quarter organic growth of 1%

Publicis Groupe reports third quarter organic growth of 1%

A string of new business wins for MSLGroup played its part in restrained growth at Publicis Groupe, the French marketing services holding company, last quarter.

Nair takes on additional charge at Edelman China

Nair takes on additional charge at Edelman China

Daniel J Edelman (DJE) China COO Sanjay Nair has been appointed as managing director of Edelman Beijing. He succeeds Kevin Wang, who was recently named managing director of Edelman China's Corporate practice

Ruder Finn healthcare director Silverman passes away at 36

Ruder Finn healthcare director Silverman passes away at 36

Kevin Silverman, director of healthcare innovation at Ruder Finn, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 36.

Josh Earnest risks selfie humiliation on World Series bet

Josh Earnest risks selfie humiliation on World Series bet

He made the wager before the Royals lost to the Giants in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Waggener Edstrom ups Cook to top North America consumer role

Waggener Edstrom ups Cook to top North America consumer role

Tiffany Cook has been named head of the agency's consumer sector for North America.

Eric Mower + Associates snags Middleton & Gendron in latest agency deal

Eric Mower + Associates snags Middleton & Gendron in latest agency deal

In the third major PR agency business deal of the week, Eric Mower + Associates has agreed to acquire Middleton & Gendron.

Cohn & Wolfe helps University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explain concussion treatments

Cohn & Wolfe helps University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explain concussion treatments

As major sports leagues evolve the way they deal with player concussions, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has launched a website to better explain the issue.

Interpublic PR firms report high-single-digit Q3 revenue growth

Interpublic PR firms report high-single-digit Q3 revenue growth

Interpublic's Constituency Management Group achieved 9.9% organic revenue growth in the third quarter, compared with the year prior. Its PR firms saw organic growth in the high single digits, according to Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky.

Hootsuite to big PR firms: Let us help you explain social media collaboration

Hootsuite to big PR firms: Let us help you explain social media collaboration

Hootsuite views its global agency partner program, launched Wednesday, as an "investment" in the market.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 10.22.2014

Eight things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 10.22.2014

IPG reports nearly 10% Q3 revenue jump for CMG unit; Cision buys Gorkana; Tributes to Ben Bradlee.

Gorkana name stays and expect more acquisitions, says Jeremy Thompson

Gorkana name stays and expect more acquisitions, says Jeremy Thompson

The chief executive of Gorkana Group, who is becoming EMEA MD of its new parent company Cision, speaks to PRWeek following the completion of the deal this morning.

Cision continues acquisition spree and snaps up Gorkana

Cision continues acquisition spree and snaps up Gorkana

Cision has struck a deal to acquire Gorkana Group for an undisclosed sum, on the heels of its combination with Vocus and Visible Technologies.

ICF to buy Olson for $295 million

ICF to buy Olson for $295 million

ICF International has agreed to acquire Olson, which won PRWeek US' Agency of the Year in 2014, subject to regulatory approval.

Incivility can cost brands Millennial buyers

Incivility can cost brands Millennial buyers

Millennials are the most hopeful about civility improving in politics and society, according to a study. They are also more likely than other generations to take action when confronted with any kind of incivility.

Widmeyer to help educate parents about 'hidden dangers' in home

Widmeyer to help educate parents about 'hidden dangers' in home

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to raise awareness about deaths and injuries among children from furniture falling over.

Analysis

Three challenges McDonald's will face rolling out 14,500 Facebook pages

Three challenges McDonald's will face rolling out 14,500 Facebook pages

It's no easy task for McDonald's to roll out 14,500 Facebook pages by next year. To do so, it must invest in staffing, get all stakeholders completely on board, and guarantee trust between executives and local employees, say PR pros.

Who will steer Huntsworth out of stormy waters and can it survive intact?

Who will steer Huntsworth out of stormy waters and can it survive intact?

The future of Huntsworth has become a subject of speculation following the sudden departure of its chairman Lord Myners, together with the expected retirement of its chief executive Lord Chadlington and a gloomy financial performance.

Ebola: How hospitals are balancing internal and external comms

Ebola: How hospitals are balancing internal and external comms

Communications pros tell PRWeek how they are coordinating stakeholder and public-facing communications amid growing concerns about Ebola in the US.

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

When does a brand partnership become a toxic relationship?

Greenpeace's success in forcing Lego to stop making Shell-branded toys shows that brands need to be wise to public sentiment when agreeing long-term partnerships.

Golin to acquire Magic Group in China

Golin to acquire Magic Group in China

Golin is on the verge of acquiring the Beijing- based PR firm. The formal announcement, which is expected early next year (2015) flag-posts the IPG agency firmly in the region. CEO Fred Cook is banking on growth and tells PRWeek he would like to see Asia account for at least a third of the firm's revenue

Brands look to take the next step in LGBT marketing

Brands look to take the next step in LGBT marketing

Brands are evolving their LGBT initiatives as gay marriage continues to gain acceptance in the US. As a next step, marketers are looking for more diverse campaigns and improved communication with the community itself.

Do's and don'ts of communicating a corporate split

Do's and don'ts of communicating a corporate split

Keeping a consistent message is key when talking about a corporate separation.

9 takeaways for PR pros from Advertising Week

9 takeaways for PR pros from Advertising Week

The 11th annual Advertising Week in New York took place September 29 - October 2, 2014. PR pros and marketers alike can gain inspiration from the event.

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