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How Kroger, Costco, and Walmart responded to nationwide fruit recall

How Kroger, Costco, and Walmart responded to nationwide fruit recall

Wawona Packing recalled peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots over concerns of potential listeria contamination.

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning

French believe there are no survivors in Air Algerie crash; Amazon reports surprising quarterly loss; Zillow looks to buy Trulia; Google honors more than half of European 'right to be forgotten' requests; GM dealers don't mind recalls; Talks over VA reform bill break down.

MSLGroup enters New Zealand

MSLGroup enters New Zealand

The affiliation agreement with Auckland-based boutique firm One Plus One Communications extends MSLGroup's presence in Asia Pacific

Edelman brings on former senators Gregg, Conrad in adviser roles

Edelman brings on former senators Gregg, Conrad in adviser roles

Both will offer public policy advice and communications counsel to corporate, association, and nonprofit clients in the newly created roles.

Thirty percent of consumers think Nike was official World Cup sponsor

Thirty percent of consumers think Nike was official World Cup sponsor

GlobalWebIndex surveyed people who watched the competition in the UK, US, and Brazil. The research found that sponsor awareness was much higher in the host nation than the other two markets.

Twitter's diversity problem, and four other things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Twitter's diversity problem, and four other things for PR pros to know Thursday morning

Twitter releases diversity statistics; Air Algerie flight disappears from radar; Facebook earnings; FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel; Execution in Arizona takes two hours.

Golden Goose hired for £2m global VIP party fundraisers

Golden Goose hired for £2m global VIP party fundraisers

Worldwide Exposure, the creative agency behind a series of global VIP fundraisers, has appointed Golden Goose PR.

Dunkin' Donuts brings on Formula PR for California expansion

Dunkin' Donuts brings on Formula PR for California expansion

Dunkin' Donuts sought an agency to help with local PR as it expands into California.

European comms survey shows social media declining as a priority

European comms survey shows social media declining as a priority

The importance of social media to European communications professionals appears to be tapering off, according to the latest European Communication Monitor report.

Cirque du Soleil picks Guesty PR and AKH Communications to run its London PR

Cirque du Soleil picks Guesty PR and AKH Communications to run its London PR

Cirque du Soleil has chosen AKH Communications and Guesty PR to jointly run the PR account for the London leg of its travelling show, Kooza.

Proactive customer engagement is key for airlines during Israel flight ban

Proactive customer engagement is key for airlines during Israel flight ban

Proactively reaching out to customers is a main communications strategy for airlines that have temporarily halted flights to Israel, such as Lufthansa and American Airlines.

Former Walmart comms leader Dach joins HHS as senior counselor

Former Walmart comms leader Dach joins HHS as senior counselor

Leslie Dach, formerly the communications leader at Walmart, will join the Department of Health and Human Services as a senior counselor to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

North of Nine names Hynes partner

North of Nine names Hynes partner

SAN FRANCISCO: Burson-Marsteller subsidiary North of Nine Communications has hired Tony Hynes as partner.

Allison+Partners hires Edelman EVP Martin as consumer practice lead

Allison+Partners hires Edelman EVP Martin as consumer practice lead

Allison+Partners has hired Edelman EVP Corey Martin as MD of its consumer practice, a newly created role for the agency.

Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Apple reports $7 billion-plus quarterly profit but faces class-action lawsuit; Google considered acquiring Spotify last year, or not; LinkedIn buys Bizo; McDonald vows accountability at VA.

NerdWallet taps former Trulia PR head Shuman as first comms leader

NerdWallet taps former Trulia PR head Shuman as first comms leader

NerdWallet, a company that helps consumers make financial decisions, has hired Ken Shuman as the brand's first head of communications.

USAID seeks communications specialist for Liberia post

USAID seeks communications specialist for Liberia post

The US Agency for International Development is looking for a senior development outreach and communications specialist in Monrovia, Liberia.

Waggener Edstrom launches WE Infinity analytics platform

The platform, built in-house by WE, measures a comms campaign's perception, engagement, amplification, and reach, comparing its overall performance with intended objectives.

Former Ford digital comms lead Monty to join Shift later this month

Former Ford digital comms lead Monty to join Shift later this month

Monty left his role as global digital communications leader at Ford in May.

Omnicom PR revenue up 4.1% in second quarter

Omnicom PR revenue up 4.1% in second quarter

Omnicom Group's PR revenue was up 4.1% on an organic basis in the second quarter of this year. For the year to date, PR revenue was up 2.7% organically.

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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

Public figures exploit 'right to be forgotten' at their own peril

Public figures exploit 'right to be forgotten' at their own peril

It might be tempting for business executives or celebrities to take advantage of the "right to be forgotten" ruling in Europe. But they risk the "Streisand effect" if they do so.

Newsmaker: Patten, The Vatican and the populist Pope

Newsmaker: Patten, The Vatican and the populist Pope

The Vatican, an institution not best known for its culture of openness, has announced the formation of an 11-strong committee to be led by Chris Patten that will oversee the modernisation of its communications.

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