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Cablevision ups Anselmo to corp comms VP

Cablevision ups Anselmo to corp comms VP

Lisa Anselmo has been named VP of corporate communications at Cablevision Systems.

Four things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 11.26.2014

Four things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 11.26.2014

Crowds protest Ferguson grand jury decision across the country; Obama aides push back against Schumer on Twitter; White House plans ambitious anti-pollution measures.

Google's Nest Labs on hunt for consumer technology agency

Google's Nest Labs on hunt for consumer technology agency

Thermostat maker Nest Labs, which was bought by Google last year, is looking for a consumer technology PR agency.

St. Louis-based comms pros come together to #STLForward

St. Louis-based comms pros come together to #STLForward

In the wake of societal unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and the surrounding metropolitan area, a group of communicators is working together to highlight and foster positive change.

Crocs steps into holiday season with student-created window art

Crocs steps into holiday season with student-created window art

The 12 Days of Christmas display features holiday-themed window boxes created by a dozen students.

Sony ends World Cup sponsorship as Qatar corruption claims mount

Sony ends World Cup sponsorship as Qatar corruption claims mount

The electronics brand is one of six official FIFA partners that sponsored the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

A report said Bolloré's offer is fair as it "offers a premium on Havas' intrinsic value."

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard announces European launch of The Native Newsroom

FleishmanHillard has created a b2b content marketing service developed with LinkedIn that allows clients to engage with target audiences.

MSLGroup hires Ruder Finn's Kelly to lead HR in New York

MSLGroup hires Ruder Finn's Kelly to lead HR in New York

She is focusing on talent, organizational development, and employee engagement at the Publicis Groupe firm.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 11.25.2014

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 11.25.2014

Ferguson prosecutor's press conference panned; Twitter finance chief's social media mistake; Honda CEO apologizes for underreporting incidents.

Korean firm makes "significant" investment in iris Worldwide

Korean firm makes "significant" investment in iris Worldwide

Cheil Worldwide, the Seoul-based marketing services company, has made a "significant initial investment" in iris Worldwide, which could lead to it acquiring the business in the next five years.

Creston reports "good growth" as revenue lifts 5%

Creston reports "good growth" as revenue lifts 5%

Creston, the UK-listed marketing and PR group, has reported a five per cent rise in half-year revenue to £37.3m, with the company buoyed by "good growth" and the addition of several major clients.

Ferguson prosecutor's blame of social media draws Twitter's ire

Ferguson prosecutor's blame of social media draws Twitter's ire

Many Twitter users took issue with St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch's blame of the news cycle and social media during the first part of his Monday night press conference.

Reyes returns to Tesla in the communications driver's seat

Reyes returns to Tesla in the communications driver's seat

Ricardo Reyes, former global comms VP for Tesla Motors, is returning to the electric car-maker as its new communications chief.

How the media reacted to Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation

How the media reacted to Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation

Some speculated on whether he was pushed out. Other reporters said Joe Biden's face tells the real story.

Motorsports PR legend Denny Darnell dies at age 70

Motorsports PR legend Denny Darnell dies at age 70

Organizations including NASCAR and racing legends such as Darrell Waltrip tweeted their condolences after motorsports comms legend Denny Darnell died on Saturday at age 70.

Jim Donaldson to join FleishmanHillard from Weber Shandwick for top UK role

Jim Donaldson to join FleishmanHillard from Weber Shandwick for top UK role

Jim Donaldson is to join FleishmanHillard from rival agency Weber Shandwick in a new role heading the consultancy's operations in the UK and the Middle East.

Former Edelman SVP N'Guyen launches luxury boutique

Former Edelman SVP N'Guyen launches luxury boutique

Viet N'Guyen, previously a consumer brands SVP at Edelman, has opened her own luxury and brand strategy boutique called Issa PR.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.24.2014

Eight things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.24.2014

Darren Wilson tries out potential interviewers; Obama defends immigration executive order; Veteran motorsports PR executive Denny Darnell dies.

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick promotes Phelan and Prager as Donaldson departs

Weber Shandwick has announced changes to its EMEA team, with the promotion of Joe Phelan and Greg Prager, as EMEA corporate practice chairman Jim Donaldson departs to join rival agency FleishmanHillard.

Time for PR to lead marketing: Hutton

Time for PR to lead marketing: Hutton

The global head of international consumer marketing practice tells PR pros in Australia they need to put communications front and centre with marketing

Raskin to unlock talent for Golin

Raskin to unlock talent for Golin

As part of its growth strategy in Asia, Golin has appointed Phillip Raskin to be its L&D director for the region

Bell Pottinger appoints Julie Minns of Three to its political team

Bell Pottinger appoints Julie Minns of Three to its political team

Bell Pottinger has appointed Julie Minns, head of public policy and corporate responsibility at mobile operator Three, as a partner in its political team.

Media offers mixed reviews of Obama's immigration plan

Media offers mixed reviews of Obama's immigration plan

On Thursday night, President Barack Obama told the nation his plan to prevent deportation of some four million undocumented immigrants, an announcement that earned vastly diverse reactions from media.

National Car Rental drives home 'control' theme in new comic-led effort

National Car Rental drives home 'control' theme in new comic-led effort

National is working with comedian and actor Patrick Warburton, most known for his role on Seinfeld from 1995 to 1998 as David Puddy.

Uber could use a dose of humility right now

Uber could use a dose of humility right now

A tough week for the ride-sharing company has raised doubts about its ability to convince regulators that it is serious about issues such as privacy and passenger safety.

Brad Staples to succeed Margery Kraus as APCO Worldwide CEO

Brad Staples to succeed Margery Kraus as APCO Worldwide CEO

CEO and founder Margery Kraus will become executive chairman on January 5, and Evan Kraus will take on the role of president and MD of operations. Neal Cohen will be vice chairman of the board and president of global client strategy.

Back from West Africa, UNICEF's crisis comms chief explains fighting Ebola with information

Back from West Africa, UNICEF's crisis comms chief explains fighting Ebola with information

UNICEF's goal: demystifying Ebola to audiences around the world.

Five things PR pros need to know Friday morning, 11.21.2014

Five things PR pros need to know Friday morning, 11.21.2014

T-Mobile overhauls PR agency roster; How the GOP will respond to Obama's immigration order; What to expect from Twitter in 2015.

British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco to integrate legal and corporate affairs

British American Tobacco (BAT) is to integrate its legal and corporate & regulatory affairs functions from next April, with the new division to be headed by current assistant general counsel Jerome Abelman who will become corporate & regulatory affairs director.

Huntsworth names Derek Mapp as new chairman

Huntsworth names Derek Mapp as new chairman

Huntsworth has appointed Derek Mapp, described by the group as a "serial entrepreneur" who among other things founded the pub chain Tom Cobleigh and Leapfrog Nurseries, as its new chairman.

T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

T-Mobile USA dials up PR with new roster of four agencies

Porter Novelli and Shift Communications are the two new agencies to T-Mobile's roster.

Why a cross-functional response team is key in a crisis

Why a cross-functional response team is key in a crisis

To be properly prepared for a crisis, a company must have a cross-functional response team in place.

McDonald's ups volume on Hispanic outreach for Latin Grammys

McDonald's ups volume on Hispanic outreach for Latin Grammys

McDonald's and its Hispanic AOR Boden PR have a Twitter campaign planned to engage Hispanic Millennials during the Latin Grammy Awards.

The Indiana Pacers' newest PR intern: all-star Paul George

The Indiana Pacers' newest PR intern: all-star Paul George

The Pacers forward has a new gig while he's recovering from a broken leg.

InVentiv Health taps former Hill+Knowlton US healthcare leader Susan Thiele

InVentiv Health taps former Hill+Knowlton US healthcare leader Susan Thiele

Susan Thiele, former Hill+Knowlton US healthcare practice leader and director of New York operations, has moved on to inVentiv Health.

InPowered comms VP Henshaw connects with Jasper

InPowered comms VP Henshaw connects with Jasper

Robb Henshaw, VP of communications at inPowered, is joining cloud platform Jasper.

AP releases footage of Cosby demands to 'scuttle' part of interview

AP releases footage of Cosby demands to 'scuttle' part of interview

An Associated Press reporter recently asked Bill Cosby about sexual abuse allegations. Things got even more awkward than you'd imagine.

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday, 11.20.2014

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday, 11.20.2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev layoffs to affect marketing staff; Cosby demands AP cut sexual-assault questions; Uber's comms crisis.

Big Lots tasks Havas to change consumer views with holiday effort

Big Lots tasks Havas to change consumer views with holiday effort

Big Lots wants Havas PR's help in changing consumers' perceptions about the brand.

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The key ingredients in Thanksgiving weekend marketing: Relevance and creativity

The key ingredients in Thanksgiving weekend marketing: Relevance and creativity

The Thanksgiving weekend promotional calendar is crowded, meaning brands need to work harder to stand out from the crowd.

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

FIFA World Cup reputation assignment too hot for two PR firms

Other agencies are weighing the risks of representing the embattled world soccer body, as well as the controversial host nations: Russia and Qatar.

Why the next six to nine months are crucial to rebuilding Detroit's reputation

Why the next six to nine months are crucial to rebuilding Detroit's reputation

But are the many disparate efforts promoting the city's revitalization without a centralized communications hub actually hurting its chances?

The one word to avoid in any body-image campaign

The one word to avoid in any body-image campaign

"Perfect." Just don't use it in any campaign with body-image elements.

How Peter Granat is putting his mark on the new Cision

How Peter Granat is putting his mark on the new Cision

A look at Peter Granat, chief executive of the new Cision

Gaming industry's growing pains manifest in GamerGate

Gaming industry's growing pains manifest in GamerGate

GamerGate: Is it an industry-defining event or a blip on the radar? Comms experts have their say.

Real time travel

Real time travel

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.

Three challenges McDonald's will face rolling out 14,500 Facebook pages

Three challenges McDonald's will face rolling out 14,500 Facebook pages

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.

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