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Chevron corporate relations GM Yarrow exits company

Chevron corporate relations GM Yarrow exits company

Russ Yarrow has left his role as Chevron's GM of corporate relations to focus on consulting opportunities.

Ketchum beats out four firms for H&R Block account

Ketchum beats out four firms for H&R Block account

The renewed contract with Ketchum is for one year.

YouGov: CVS sees improved brand perception among consumers

YouGov: CVS sees improved brand perception among consumers

CVS Health's brand perception has improved among consumers following its move to halt tobacco sales a month earlier than expected, according to a YouGov BrandIndex survey.

Four things for PR pros to know Friday, 9.12.14

Four things for PR pros to know Friday, 9.12.14

How Yahoo fought the government on surveillance; Brands keep close eye on the NFL; Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa.

Hit or Miss? Apple unveils new iPhones at latest product launch

Hit or Miss? Apple unveils new iPhones at latest product launch

This week saw Apple’s latest product launch event, with the unveiling of its new iPhone models and Apple Watch.

Edelman taps Citibank's Avila as Pacific Northwest digital lead

Edelman taps Citibank's Avila as Pacific Northwest digital lead

Avila is reporting to Will Ludlam, GM of Edelman's Seattle office, where she is based. She has succeeded Molly Sullivan in the role

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink picked Diffusion based on its understanding of its business needs, as well as creativity and chemistry with the in-house team.

Digital training in spotlight as survey reveals demand for SEO skills

Digital training in spotlight as survey reveals demand for SEO skills

A third of agency staff have received a low level of digital training, with SEO the skill most in demand among PR professionals, according to a new survey from the PRCA.

RBS makes independence announcement in response to "media speculation"

RBS makes independence announcement in response to "media speculation"

Royal Bank of Scotland's announcement that it would relocate its HQ from Edinburgh to London in the event of a vote for independence was driven by "media speculation", an internal memo has revealed.

Celebrity Cruises hires DeVries SLAM to raise UK profile

Celebrity Cruises hires DeVries SLAM to raise UK profile

Luxury cruise liner Celebrity Cruises has appointed DeVries SLAM to raise its reputation and consumer profile within the UK.

Seven things for PR pros to know Thursday morning, 9.11.2014

Seven things for PR pros to know Thursday morning, 9.11.2014

Former FBI director to investigate NFL as crisis worsens; Obama reveals plan to fight ISIS; Jay Carney debuts on CNN; Internet giants protest in favor of Net Neutrality.

M&C Saatchi posts profit increase amid PR expansion

M&C Saatchi posts profit increase amid PR expansion

M&C Saatchi has reported a 17 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £8.5m for the half-year to 30 June compared with the same period last year.

Crisis communicators: Our advice for the NFL

Crisis communicators: Our advice for the NFL

Five leading crisis communications experts tell PRWeek how they would advise the NFL to fix its crisis.

Red Bull, BMW, and Samsung among brands to sign up for Facebook's EMEA 'client council'

Red Bull, BMW, and Samsung among brands to sign up for Facebook's EMEA 'client council'

Facebook believes the council will help it align business priorities with the marketing needs of brands.

McDonald's veteran Proud moves to Zeno Group

McDonald's veteran Proud moves to Zeno Group

McDonald's communications veteran Danya Proud has joined Zeno Group's Chicago office as SVP.

Ex-Barclays investment comms lead Simon Eaton joins Instinctif Partners

Ex-Barclays investment comms lead Simon Eaton joins Instinctif Partners

Simon Eaton has been appointed by Instinctif Partners as a managing partner in its capital markets and corporate affairs practice.

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins CNN as commentator

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins CNN as commentator

The former White House press secretary will start work at the network Wednesday night, analyzing the president's speech on action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Zipcar taps Holmes as first corporate communications director

Zipcar taps Holmes as first corporate communications director

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Zipcar has hired Justin Holmes as director of corporate communications, a newly created role.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.10.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.10.2014

Journalists like Apple Watch, investors don't; Embattled Goodell sits for CBS News interview; Ma embraces role as Alibaba's poster boy; Senators call for Home Depot breach investigation; Target to narrow business focus.

Hume Brophy snaps up FTI's Simon Elliott to lead international expansion

FTI MD Simon Elliott has been hired by Hume Brophy to lead its new international corporate practice.

Analysis

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

Alibaba shows critical comms importance of investor roadshows

As Alibaba executives go city to city as part of a 10-day roadshow, the pressure is on. Despite a bevy of new interactive media tools, roadshows are still a critical communications strategy for companies going public.

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

Alibaba pre-IPO roadshow off to a hot start

To prepare for what observers believe will be the largest technology IPO in history, Alibaba is in the midst of a 100-meeting roadshow.

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

PR and media under fire in China, extortion racket busted

The PR industry in China is under pressure to clean up after police arrested two agency heads and eight journalists on charges of extortion in Shanghai. They include the CEOs of Shanghai-based PR firm Roya Investment Services and Shenzhen-based Nukirin

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Technology companies should not wait for an incident to explain the security features of their cloud platforms and what they must do to keep their data safe.

FDA guidance garners mixed reviews from PR practitioners

FDA guidance garners mixed reviews from PR practitioners

The FDA is closing in on providing prescription drug and medical device companies with a clearer indication of best social media practices.

Corporations walk a tightrope on tax-inversion comms

Corporations walk a tightrope on tax-inversion comms

Financial communications experts say Burger King has responded well to the political and social media uproar over its decision to move its corporate headquarters to Canada - and save millions in US taxes in the process.

PR pros greet China media integration plan with cautious optimism

PR pros greet China media integration plan with cautious optimism

Media stocks surge as Chinese President announced plans to merge media into 'strong, influential and credible' groups. But what does this mean for the PR industry?

Public affairs pros: Sunday morning talk-show format due for a makeover

Public affairs pros: Sunday morning talk-show format due for a makeover

Does David Gregory's exit from 'Meet the Press' signal the decline of Sunday morning talk shows? Public affairs pros say no. Yet that doesn't mean they can resist change.

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