Hair straightener manufacturer GHD is choosing between six agencies for its consumer PR account, which has been held by Shine Communications for six years.
Waggener Edstrom (WE) has increased its equity share in Australian comms agency Buchan, as the agency embarks on a global growth plan.
The holding company behind Burson-Marsteller and Hill+Knowlton Strategies has reported disappointing third quarter revenue growth at its PR and public affairs division.
Why come out in Bloomberg Businessweek? Experts tell PRWeek why they think Tim Cook chose the magazine to acknowledge his sexual orientation.
The White House press secretary is a man of his word - at least when it comes to the World Series.
The American Red Cross is actively pushing back against a report by NPR and ProPublica that alleges the group wasn't up to the task of responding to Superstorm Sandy two years ago.
FTI Consulting noted a marked turnaround in its financial numbers compared with Q3 2013, improving both net income and operating income. Its strategic comms group also achieved 7.5% revenue growth after seeing a drop last year.
The Lactose Intolerants Anonymous effort invites people who can't consume dairy to join the brand's pretend support group on the microsite cheeseproblems.com.
Tim Cook comes out in Bloomberg Businessweek essay; Giants win World Series, but #ChevyGuy steals the show post-game; Another contentious Christie press conference.
Recent departures from the regional comms team at new-generation taxi service Uber include EMEA head of comms Rachel Channing and EU head of policy Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, PRWeek understands.
MDC Partners' Strategic Marketing Services unit, which contains its PR agencies, reported revenue of $228.3 million in the third quarter of 2014, representing 8.8% organic growth over the same period last year.
After the McDonald's New York Tri-State Owner/Operators Association allegedly cut ties with MWW in early October due to a perceived client conflict, the firm took legal action against the group.
After announcing a major restructuring last month, Philips has found a prime spot for digital in its overall strategy.
Baruch College's CSR-Sustainability Monitor study looked at the corporate social responsibility reports of 614 of the biggest companies in the world and ranked them on a scale of zero to 100. Below is the study's top 10. One surprise: two mining companies are in the top five.
Sanofi fires its CEO; Whisper chief defends app's privacy standards; Why Facebook shares tanked despite growth.
JPMorgan Chase has appointed TD Bank comms veteran Rebecca Acevedo to serve as communications director for Chase Card Services.
Brands2Life has hired Lydia Howard to join its consumer team as a practice director.
How does one uncover great talent and win PR brownies at the same time? Take a bunch of young energetic marketing students and turn them into world-class communicators in a week. That is exactly what Unilever did in Thailand
Taco Bell's website and social media platforms went dark on Tuesday morning as part of a campaign to promote the chain's new mobile app in a way that would make it stand out from rivals.
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Ogilvy Public Relations has been retained by Brand USA as its global partner for media relations.
Traditional media continues to play a major role in the media-consumption habits of consumers interested in food news and information, according to a study from Hunter Public Relations.
More companies are distributing reports on their CSR activity, but there is little consistency in how they explain their initiatives, according to a study from Baruch College.
Redskins comms SVP cuts off live TV interview after Monday Night Football; Christie and Cuomo accused of playing politics with Ebola response; Cook defends Apple Pay.
Global PR firm Burson-Marsteller has appointed two new directors to the corporate and brand team in its London office.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has tapped senior leaders Erin Gentry, Claire Koeneman, and Howard Opinsky to take on the added roles of heading the West Coast, Central, and East Coast regions, respectively.
MWW has acquired software and product development company Ideation and appointed its founder Robert Dilio as the agency's chief technology officer.
Weber Shandwick is releasing Mediaco Publish, a custom content management platform.
Five-year incumbent Ogilvy PR will work on a four-month bridge contract while the National Cancer Institute reviews its PR account.
SABMiller corporate affairs director Catherine May is to leave the global brewer following a shake-up in executive responsibilities that will see general counsel John Davidson take charge of communications.
As more consumers turn to social platforms to ease their travel woes, industry brands are presented with myriad challenges as they look to satisfy those living in a 24/7 connected world.
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.
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.
Communications pros tell PRWeek how they are coordinating stakeholder and public-facing communications amid growing concerns about Ebola in the US.
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 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 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.
Keeping a consistent message is key when talking about a corporate separation.