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NFL joins chorus concerned over Indiana Religious Freedom bill

NFL joins chorus concerned over Indiana Religious Freedom bill

The NCAA is also concerned about the law's implications.

A day in the life of Christie's corporate comms VP

A day in the life of Christie's corporate comms VP

Michael Sherman, VP of corporate communications, Christie's, shares his morning ritual and what he would do if he ruled the world for a day.

McDonald's comms leader Coffing to depart after 30 years

McDonald's comms leader Coffing to depart after 30 years

Bridget Coffing will stay at McDonald's for several more months until her successor is identified.

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

The social network giant wants to host mainstream media owners' content within its platform and encourage agencies to spend more of their clients' ad dollars within this closed shop.

How has Lufthansa responded to the Germanwings crash?

How has Lufthansa responded to the Germanwings crash?

Take our poll on how Lufthansa's chief executive has responded to the Tuesday crash of a Germanwings flight in southern France.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 3.27.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 3.27.2015

Information trickles out from Germanwings investigation; AMC markets 'Mad Men' final season to marketers; Banks want Elizabeth Warren to tone it down.

Allison hires former Burson MD Jorgensen as LA head

Allison hires former Burson MD Jorgensen as LA head

She reports to senior partner and Western region leader Phil Carpenter.

PR agencies and marketing embrace Hollywood

PR agencies and marketing embrace Hollywood

The line where brand marketing ends and Hollywood begins is blurring.

SurveyMonkey appoints Bite as first UK comms agency

SurveyMonkey appoints Bite as first UK comms agency

SurveyMonkey, the free online survey company, has appointed Bite to drive its expansion in the UK.

Emanate wins pitch for Right Guard PR and social media brief

Emanate wins pitch for Right Guard PR and social media brief

Right Guard, the deodorant and shower gel brand, has appointed Emanate as its retained agency for PR and social media, following a competitive pitch.

Bean-counting is affecting China's PR industry

Bean-counting is affecting China's PR industry

In the midst of an austerity crunch, clients in China are increasingly letting procurement drive PR agency pitches. Unfortunately this is resulting in agencies being hired on price and fired on ability.

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke about security and safety procedures during a press conference Thursday.

Waggener Edstrom creates new tech lead role for Beauparlant

Waggener Edstrom creates new tech lead role for Beauparlant

The 14-year agency veteran has served as president of the Microsoft account.

Cannes Lions reveals 2015 PR Jury

Cannes Lions reveals 2015 PR Jury

The Cannes Lions festival is touting its list of 2015 judges as its most diverse jury yet.

American Greetings debuts ThankList, its first purpose-driven campaign

American Greetings debuts ThankList, its first purpose-driven campaign

The greeting card company is displaying gratitude with a digital project.

Golin brings on Fleishman global consumer products lead Langeland

Golin brings on Fleishman global consumer products lead Langeland

She will serve as deputy MD of Golin New York and head of its consumer practice.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.26.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.26.2015

Groupe Bollore sells larger-than-expected share of Havas Group; Experts warn of cost-cutting after Heinz-Kraft deal; Twitter releases Meerkat rival Periscope.

Nick Barron appointed UK MD of corporate and financial at Edelman

Nick Barron appointed UK MD of corporate and financial at Edelman

Edelman has appointed Nick Barron as MD of its corporate and financial practice, replacing James Lundie.

Text100 India spins off former Bite team into new agency, Hypertext

Text100 India spins off former Bite team into new agency, Hypertext

India's unique communications landscape leads to a decision to keep the Bite team separate from larger Text100 as a boutique agency specialising in integrated communications.

Cohn & Wolfe appoints Angelina Ong as APAC president

Cohn & Wolfe appoints Angelina Ong as APAC president

Ong, formerly regional managing director at Burson-Marsteller, joins in Singapore to further the agency's already aggressive growth in the region.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ups Klein to new comms SVP role

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ups Klein to new comms SVP role

Klein reports to CEO Louis DeGennaro.

Kraft, Heinz pledge marketing boost with merger

Kraft, Heinz pledge marketing boost with merger

The combined entity will own eight $1 billion brands.

Burson helps Lufthansa with crisis comms after Germanwings crash

Burson helps Lufthansa with crisis comms after Germanwings crash

The WPP firm is coordinating its response from Frankfurt.

How Heinz and Kraft added some color to their merger announcement

How Heinz and Kraft added some color to their merger announcement

The two food giants released an infographic with their Wednesday morning merger announcement.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.25.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.25.2015

Kraft, Heinz in food mega-merger; Facebook reminds users what happened On This Day; Google's lobbying under the microscope.

Edelman adds Burson's Roznowski to energy practice

Edelman adds Burson's Roznowski to energy practice

David Roznowski has joined the agency's energy sector leadership team and reports to Houston GM Danielle Allen.

Grayling launches Grayling Oman to boost Middle East presence

Grayling launches Grayling Oman to boost Middle East presence

Huntsworth, Grayling's parent company, has formed a partnership with local Omani company Al Reem Creative to strengthen its existing presence in the Middle East.

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Manufacturer of the Vespa selected Hoffman to handle both its communications and a product awareness drive.

What Asian comms heads want: Meltwater

What Asian comms heads want: Meltwater

In this interview with PRWeek Asia, John Box, executive director of Meltwater Asia-Pacific, discusses the evolution of Meltwater's media-monitoring platform and the trends in the industry that led to its development.

Full-year profits grow at Good Relations as parent Chime scraps standalone PR arm

Full-year profits grow at Good Relations as parent Chime scraps standalone PR arm

Good Relations saw 2014 profits grow by "over 10 per cent" as parent company Chime targets global expansion for the agency as it announces a business restructure that will see the abolition of its standalone PR division.

White House brings on Goldman as first chief digital officer

White House brings on Goldman as first chief digital officer

Goldman launched Obvious Corporation with Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone in 2011.

Taco Bell encourages breakfast prisoners to break free

Taco Bell encourages breakfast prisoners to break free

The initiative "had to be disruptive work with PR built into it," said Brett Craig, executive creative director at Deutsch LA.

Lufthansa, Germanwings darken logos on social media in mourning after crash

Lufthansa, Germanwings darken logos on social media in mourning after crash

The discount airliner's CEO also spoke at a press conference on Tuesday. Airbus and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations both released statements on the incident.

Ogilvy PR's Wentzel joins Burson as US chief client officer

Ogilvy PR's Wentzel joins Burson as US chief client officer

He will work to develop client relationships and best practices in client services, reporting to US CEO Michael Law.

Yannick Bolloré: Size is less important than the 'sweet spot'

Yannick Bolloré: Size is less important than the 'sweet spot'

Havas' global chairman and CEO compared his company's trajectory to Apple's victory over Microsoft at Advertising Week Europe on Tuesday.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.24.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.24.2015

Germanwings plane crashes in France; Angelina Jolie Pitt explains preventative medical procedure in NYT; Facebook in talks to host media content.

Fleishman launches global cybersecurity and privacy practice

Fleishman launches global cybersecurity and privacy practice

"Data security comms is not a fad or a flavor of the month," said one of the practice leaders. "It is here to stay."

Five agencies left in the running for Jamaica Tourist Board pitch

Five agencies left in the running for Jamaica Tourist Board pitch

Five agencies, including Burson-Marsteller, Hills Balfour, Luchford, KBC and Representation Plus, are flying out to Kingston to pitch for the Jamaica Tourist Board consumer account, PRWeek has learned.

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in Hong Kong and China view the concept of 'innovation' differently from, not just the rest of the world, but each other, finds a five-market study by Ketchum.

The changing face of healthcare information

The changing face of healthcare information

A growing number of Americans are willing to use health-focused apps and websites.

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How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

How a strong dollar is weakening the hand of global PR agencies

Wild currency fluctuations are casting a shadow over otherwise improving economic conditions.

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

How the PR industry is tackling its diversity deficit

Has progress been made? Yes, say experts. But there's a long way to go.

Transgender branding goes mainstream with Clean & Clear campaign

Transgender branding goes mainstream with Clean & Clear campaign

Jennings' Clean & Clear sponsorship is the latest in a gradual move by brands to include transgender people in mainstream advertising.

Despite the price tag, it's time for marketers to embrace Apple Watch

Despite the price tag, it's time for marketers to embrace Apple Watch

Should brands follow Apple into the wearable space now that the wraps are off Apple Watch? In a word, yes, say marcomms executives.

At SXSW, 'all you see are brands' - why that's the problem

At SXSW, 'all you see are brands' - why that's the problem

"It's become amateur hour," says one longtime attendee skipping the event for the first time in years. Yet many marketers contend the festival still has much value.

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

PR firms at a make-or-break moment on content creation

The pressure is on for agencies, large and small, to get content creation right - and right now.

How five brands are going for gold on Oscar night

How five brands are going for gold on Oscar night

The brands are balancing multiple digital and social media initiatives throughout the event to keep viewers engaged.

Why a traditional, fact-based approach on vaccine comms isn't working

Why a traditional, fact-based approach on vaccine comms isn't working

While a straight-to-the-point, fact-based approach is often effective in healthcare PR, it's not the best option for trying to convince skeptical parents that they should vaccinate their children.

Why brands believe Black History Month is best celebrated year-round

Why brands believe Black History Month is best celebrated year-round

While many brands tip their caps to Black History Month each February, the ones that really connect with African-American consumers make it a year-round priority.

2016: When campaign comms will leave its comfort zone

2016: When campaign comms will leave its comfort zone

Interviews with quirky YouTube stars. Snapchat Q&As. Appearances on Internet comedy shows. That's just a taste of where digital campaign communications could go by November 2016.

Snowmageddon: Communicators back 'better safe than sorry' approach

Snowmageddon: Communicators back 'better safe than sorry' approach

It's easy to criticize officials for overhyping the Blizzard of 2015, but it's better to have residents and travelers ready than unprepared, say crisis communicators.

Super Bowl marketing shift: Brands don't have to play (on TV) to win

Super Bowl marketing shift: Brands don't have to play (on TV) to win

The Super Bowl marketing landscape has changed. With more big brands on the bench, smaller companies and first-time advertisers are primed for memorable moments.

Colleges ramp up policies to curb student sexual assaults

Colleges ramp up policies to curb student sexual assaults

Talking about sexual assault comes with a new set of challenges when that conversation rises to university administration level.

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

IR execs back Sony's rare decision to postpone earnings

How Sony responds to the cyberattack could be a blueprint for future companies, say IR experts.

Six PR insights from the snowy slopes of Davos

Six PR insights from the snowy slopes of Davos

The World Economic Forum at Davos means a congregation of bold-faced names from across nations and industries. It also indicates what communications trends will move to the forefront in the next 12 months.

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