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Hager Sharp appoints 'cutting edge' Ogilvy PR vet Wayman as CEO

Hager Sharp appoints 'cutting edge' Ogilvy PR vet Wayman as CEO

She will take the helm on September 8.

Jessica Alba's Honest Company plays parent card to cool down sunscreen complaints

Jessica Alba's Honest Company plays parent card to cool down sunscreen complaints

Founders Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan emphasized that "we are parents, too" a day after being grilled by angry customers.

New tracker helps companies keep tabs on their corporate reputation

New tracker helps companies keep tabs on their corporate reputation

The Reputation Institute rolled out the Reputation Tracker this week in the US, and it plans to take it global later this year.

How 3 major airlines responded to Cecil the Lion's killing

How 3 major airlines responded to Cecil the Lion's killing

In the wake of Cecil the Lion's killing, Delta, United, and American airlines banned the transport of big-game hunting trophies - specifically animal heads and carcasses - on their flights.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 8.4.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 8.4.2015

Airlines ban big-game hunting trophies on-board flights; Regan Communications sues former IT contractor for alleged hacking; Paul Newman steps down at MSLGroup; Fox to announce who made prime-time debate; GOP plan to defund Planned Parenthood fails in Senate.

PETA, IFAW and WWF take different approaches to comms after Cecil the lion killing

PETA, IFAW and WWF take different approaches to comms after Cecil the lion killing

Prominent animal charities are taking different forms of action after the death of Cecil the lion at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer.

Country Case File: Vietnam - A rising PR star in Asia

Country Case File: Vietnam - A rising PR star in Asia

In the first of PRWeek Asia's monthly country spotlights, we assess the economic outlook, the media landscape and the opportunities for PR in Vietnam

Paul Newman departs MSLGroup

Paul Newman departs MSLGroup

Global CFO Peter Miller is taking over the role of North American president on an interim basis.

National Watermelon Day sprouts summery brand tweets

National Watermelon Day sprouts summery brand tweets

Brands from all walks of life went bananas on social media for #NationalWatermelonDay.

PR pros chide Jessica Alba's Honest Company for belittling customer complaints

PR pros chide Jessica Alba's Honest Company for belittling customer complaints

Some customers have posted photos of their sunburns on social media, saying the sunscreen just doesn't work.

Watch: Hillary Clinton debuts new ads as part of $2 million buy

Watch: Hillary Clinton debuts new ads as part of $2 million buy

The Democratic presidential frontrunner buys a five-week ad run in Iowa and New Hampshire, doubling down on her campaign's core messaging strategy.

WPP, Ogilvy PR prep for wave of journalists at second Suez Canal opening

WPP, Ogilvy PR prep for wave of journalists at second Suez Canal opening

A coalition of WPP agencies won the account earlier this summer.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 8.3.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 8.3.2015

Obama to lay down strict power-plant rules; Rolling Stone hires new top editor; Uber adviser starts own shop.

Procter & Gamble cuts agencies by 40 per cent in efficiency drive

Procter & Gamble cuts agencies by 40 per cent in efficiency drive

Procter & Gamble (P&G), the consumer products company, is reducing the number of agencies it works with globally in PR, advertising and marketing, to improve spending efficiency across the business.

Content and creative providing a revenue boom for Golin Singapore

Content and creative providing a revenue boom for Golin Singapore

Video case studies, multimedia blog content and brand identity work helping drive new business, according to creative boss

Southeast Asia "fallen behind" when measuring digital campaigns

Southeast Asia "fallen behind" when measuring digital campaigns

Only 28 per cent of survey respondents happy with how campaigns are measured and half say it's difficult to get accurate stats

Grayling announces global creative and digital appointments

Grayling announces global creative and digital appointments

Grayling has announced two senior promotions to the new roles of global creative director and global head of digital marketing.

Zeno Group Malaysia appoints Suffian Rahman as creative director

Zeno Group Malaysia appoints Suffian Rahman as creative director

Appointment follows ex-Dentsu exec Tony Ray Pereira being named executive creative director in Singapore.

'Renegade Pharmacist' infographic stirs Coca-Cola health debate

'Renegade Pharmacist' infographic stirs Coca-Cola health debate

The infographic claimed to show what happens to the human body in the minutes after consuming a can of Coca-Cola. Yet some media outlets say it has its facts wrong.

Clinton communications director scolds The New York Times over 'emailgate'

Clinton communications director scolds The New York Times over 'emailgate'

Clinton comms chief Jennifer Palmieri posted a letter to New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on the campaign's website this week.

Watch: What 2015's 'big six' PR crises can teach us about crisis communications

Watch: What 2015's 'big six' PR crises can teach us about crisis communications

From Rachel Dolezal to Rolling Stone's retracted UVA rape exposé, Solomon McCown & Company President Ashley McCown explores six of the year's most notable PR crises.

Nearly 9 in 10 PR pros say they wouldn't rep Cecil the Lion's killer

Nearly 9 in 10 PR pros say they wouldn't rep Cecil the Lion's killer

The vast majority of respondents to a poll on PRWeek US said they would not provide crisis communications support to embattled dentist Walter Palmer.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.31.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.31.2015

Beijing picked for 2022 Winter Games; Zimbabwe official wants Minnesota dentist extradited; MSNBC shuffles lineup; Victoria Taylor's new gig.

Chime Communications agrees to sell to WPP and Providence for £374m

Chime Communications agrees to sell to WPP and Providence for £374m

A consortium of WPP and private equity firm Providence has had its offer to acquire sports marketing and comms group Chime Communications for £374m accepted.

Reddit vet Victoria Taylor joins WeWork as first digital community lead

Reddit vet Victoria Taylor joins WeWork as first digital community lead

Taylor announced her new role at WeWork in a post on Reddit.

Yelp removes barrage of 'media-fueled' reviews against dental practice owned by Cecil the Lion's killer

Yelp removes barrage of 'media-fueled' reviews against dental practice owned by Cecil the Lion's killer

"Yelp reviews are required to describe a firsthand consumer experience -- not what someone read in the news," according to its guidelines.

Kroger's first female corporate officer exits after 18 years

Kroger's first female corporate officer exits after 18 years

Lynn Marmer, group VP for corporate affairs, will retire early next year.

7 things to look for in the first Republican debate

7 things to look for in the first Republican debate

Ten candidates seeking the GOP nod for president will square off next week for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio. Here's a guide of what to watch when they take the stage.

Professional sports PR: It's not all fun and games

Professional sports PR: It's not all fun and games

New York Yankees PR leader Jason Zillo is responsible for much more than media impressions.

Lessons learned from Cannes Lions will fuel PR's success in near future

Lessons learned from Cannes Lions will fuel PR's success in near future

The takeaways from this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that will impact the PR world.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 7.30.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 7.30.2015

40 Under 40 2015; J Austin ends work for Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion; Rolling Stone managing editor to step down.

William Grant, Aloha veterans launch The Speakeasy Agency

A roster of seven brands from William Grant & Sons will be the agency's first client.

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

A consortium of WPP and American private equity firm Providence has launched a bid to buy Chime Communications for around £350m.

Ben LaBolt: 40 Under 40 2015

Ben LaBolt: 40 Under 40 2015

Founding partner, The Incite Agency
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Thomas Gensemer: 40 Under 40 2015

Thomas Gensemer: 40 Under 40 2015

Chief strategy officer, US, Burson-Marsteller
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Margaret Shepard: 40 Under 40 2015

Margaret Shepard: 40 Under 40 2015

Executive director, communications and strategy, US Chamber of Commerce
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Doug Thornell: 40 Under 40 2015

Doug Thornell: 40 Under 40 2015

MD, SKDKnickerbocker
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Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage

Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage

The missing flight vanished at night over the South China Sea last March with 239 people on board

J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day

J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day

Walter Palmer, the dentist that has been identified as having killed Cecil the Lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, hired J Austin & Associates on Tuesday.

Edelman and United Entertainment Group expand global sporting event offering

Edelman and United Entertainment Group expand global sporting event offering

Edelman and United Entertainment Group amplified the offering in anticipation of next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Analysis

YouTube evolves into a primary marketing channel

YouTube evolves into a primary marketing channel

"We've found the length of the video has become less important in terms of how long someone watches something. It's really about the content, and capturing your audience's attention in the first three seconds," says Heineken's Ron Amram.

It's been a torrid week for Toshiba, but "it will not crumble", says crisis expert

It's been a torrid week for Toshiba, but "it will not crumble", says crisis expert

After the Japanese giant was rocked by a financial reporting scandal, it is now pursuing a "clear the deck" strategy

How Uber drove circles around New York City's mayor

How Uber drove circles around New York City's mayor

Uber was hailed as the winner after a fierce public affairs battle against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had moved to cap the number of vehicles it could operate in the city.

Why Ashley Madison will no longer arouse customers

Why Ashley Madison will no longer arouse customers

The Ashley Madison brand has been tarnished beyond repair, say crisis comms experts.

Why PR pros are now thinking twice about Reddit

Why PR pros are now thinking twice about Reddit

Victoria Taylor's exit and the Reddit community's often vicious response has cooled off many PR executives on the website's Ask Me Anything sessions.

Teneo: The ambition is global

Teneo: The ambition is global

The acquisition of Blue Rubicon and StockWell by Teneo Holdings last week has sent shockwaves through the industry. The scale of the ambition is huge: to set up a global City and crisis shop to challenge stalwarts such as Finsbury and Brunswick, and become the market leaders in this field. PRWeek assesses the impact on the industry as well as what it says about the health of the mergers and acquisitions market for PR agencies in the UK and beyond.

International talent: Asia integration is a 'two-way street'

International talent: Asia integration is a 'two-way street'

In the wake of Toyota conceding it didn't do enough to help Julie Hamp integrate in Japan, what responsibilities does the PR industry have towards international employees?

Not Lovin' It: McDonald's consumers want transparency as key ingredient

Not Lovin' It: McDonald's consumers want transparency as key ingredient

In May, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook announced a turnaround plan to focus on the chain's "future as a modern, progressive burger company" by building brand excitement and cutting costs

A PR win for Apple, but a much bigger victory for Taylor Swift

A PR win for Apple, but a much bigger victory for Taylor Swift

The pop star cemented her reputation as a mega-star who can use her influence to change minds, not just sell records, by taking on Apple.

Why Twitter is no longer trending for brands

Why Twitter is no longer trending for brands

Twitter changed everything. But amid trouble growing its revenue base, the platform just isn't as important for PR pros as it used to be.

Brands put video at the center of Women's World Cup game plans

Brands put video at the center of Women's World Cup game plans

In real time and behind the scenes, brands are keeping up with the more-popular-than-ever US women's national soccer team during the World Cup.

Pride campaigns go global this June as High Court decision looms

Pride campaigns go global this June as High Court decision looms

Campaigns targeting LGBT consumers are going bigger, more mainstream, and more international this June as the nation awaits a Supreme Court decision that could legalize marriage equality nationwide.

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

More than 700 Britons are believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, as the group employs ever more sophisticated methods to radicalise young people online. The Government is concerned that existing programmes to combat radicalisation are failing to provide a coherent alternative message to counter the extremists, and are allowing them the space to present themselves as successful.

Keep the pressure on FIFA, marketing experts tell sponsor brands

Keep the pressure on FIFA, marketing experts tell sponsor brands

The public is looking at how FIFA's global sponsors will behave in the wake of grave corruption charges against the group's officials.

Emoji-mania: Not just for kids as brands embrace text tool

Emoji-mania: Not just for kids as brands embrace text tool

Brands and celebrities are getting passionate about the emojis, or lack thereof, currently available.

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