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Avocados From Mexico hires Weber Shandwick to raise its foodservice profile

Avocados From Mexico hires Weber Shandwick to raise its foodservice profile

Ketchum was Avocados From Mexico's previous foodservice advertising and PR AOR.

W2O names Angela Gillespie as chief strategy officer of medtech practice

W2O names Angela Gillespie as chief strategy officer of medtech practice

Gillespie started the medtech practice during a previous stint with W2O Group in 2007.

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Wednesday morning

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Wednesday morning

Day 2 at the Democratic National Convention: Bill Clinton on the Hillary he knows.

Ex-Apple chief's wearable tech firm Misfit hires Ranieri for UK PR brief

Misfit, the American wearable tech company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, has hired PR agency Ranieri to handle UK comms.

Fred Cook moving upstairs as Golin opts for 'CEO+' structure

Fred Cook moving upstairs as Golin opts for 'CEO+' structure

Jon Hughes, Matt Neale, and Gary Rudnick will become co-CEOs of the Interpublic Group firm, effective January 1, 2017.

Bill Clinton tells the story of Hillary Clinton, 'change-maker'

Bill Clinton tells the story of Hillary Clinton, 'change-maker'

The former president contrasted his wife with Donald Trump: "She never made fun of people with disabilities; she tried to empower them based on their abilities."

Lyft names Bridget Starkey head of consumer comms

Lyft names Bridget Starkey head of consumer comms

Starkey is the latest addition to Lyft's comms team, which has doubled in size from six to 12 staffers since Brandon McCormick joined as head of comms last May.

Brandwatch rolls out social insights tool, Brandwatch Audiences

Brandwatch rolls out social insights tool, Brandwatch Audiences

Brandwatch has also integrated Audiences with its flagship product, Brandwatch Analytics.

NBC hires Quartz's Emily Passer as director of digital comms

NBC hires Quartz's Emily Passer as director of digital comms

Passer will work on digital platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: The stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 7.26.2016

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: The stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 7.26.2016

The need-to-know stories from the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

BerlinRosen promotes 10 staffers to leadership positions

BerlinRosen promotes 10 staffers to leadership positions

BerlinRosen has upped four staffers to newly created EVP roles and six to SVP roles in its New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

How Liverpool FC is using John Oliver and tourist videos to bring US fans into 'family'

How Liverpool FC is using John Oliver and tourist videos to bring US fans into 'family'

The chief media officer at Liverpool FC says the club wants to win new US fans by making them feel part of its "family" - a strategy that has seen it bring in help from two high profile fans - as its American tour continues.

Huntsworth pre-tax profit rises 21 per cent in improved first half

Huntsworth pre-tax profit rises 21 per cent in improved first half

Huntsworth has reported an improved performance in the first half of 2016, with pre-tax profit rising 21 per cent to £7.3m ($9.5m) on the back of revenue growth in three of its four divisions, although Grayling continued to struggle.

AP launches native advertising division ContentWorks

AP launches native advertising division ContentWorks

The news agency has rebranded AP Content Services as AP ContentWorks to reflect its broader set of capabilities.

U.S. Travel uses Democratic and Republican conventions to promote travel industry

U.S. Travel uses Democratic and Republican conventions to promote travel industry

U.S. Travel Association is running an ad campaign throughout the presidential election to show the positive economic impact of travel.

FTI overtakes Brunswick as PR agency handling most M&A deals globally

FTI overtakes Brunswick as PR agency handling most M&A deals globally

FTI Consulting overtook Brunswick as the PR agency that handled the most M&A deals globally in the first half of 2016, although Brunswick retained the top spot by value of deals - despite that value more than halving.

Rubenstein wins two corporate accounts

The New York-based firm said it won the accounts of Calamos Investments and Nardello & Co.

Political circus moves to Philadelphia: Democratic National Convention commences

Political circus moves to Philadelphia: Democratic National Convention commences

Email scandal dominates as attention switches to DNC in Philadelphia; Clinton and Kaine make impressive debut together; Trump returns to usual style in Friday presser

Alex Myers takes control of Manifest in 'amicable' split with rebranded sister firm

Alex Myers takes control of Manifest in 'amicable' split with rebranded sister firm

Alex Myers now owns the newly created Manifest Group outright, with its sister agency rebranding while Manifest itself looks to a South African opening within the next 12 months.

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game due to anti-LGBT law

The NBA's decision follows the trend of corporate America taking a stand on social issues.

6 questions for Southwest Airlines' CCO Linda Rutherford on outage crisis

6 questions for Southwest Airlines' CCO Linda Rutherford on outage crisis

Rutherford breaks down the airliner's ongoing comms efforts to normalize business operations and repair its relationship with its customers.

Publicize provides free PR services to startup network

Publicize provides free PR services to startup network

More than 2,100 startups involved in The Founder Institute's network will receive free or discounted PR services.

Watch: US government spokesman halts briefing to ask if reporter is playing Pokémon Go

Watch: US government spokesman halts briefing to ask if reporter is playing Pokémon Go

US State Department spokesman John Kirby has interrupted a press conference to check the progress of a journalist who was playing Pokémon Go.

The revolution will not be television

The revolution will not be television

Consumer companies of all types are assessing their big broadcast and print media buys to see if there are more effective ways to spend their marketing money.

Spong closes window and door PR and social media AOR deal

Spong closes window and door PR and social media AOR deal

Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors have brought on Spong for PR and social - Fast Horse was incumbent on the account.

On the ground in Cleveland: Wrapping the Republican National Convention on Friday morning

On the ground in Cleveland: Wrapping the Republican National Convention on Friday morning

Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination in front of an exuberant crowd in Cleveland.

From Cleveland: Trump thunders 'law and order' theme to close convention

From Cleveland: Trump thunders 'law and order' theme to close convention

The Republican candidate returned to controversial proposals such as building a wall on the Mexican border and stopping immigration from countries "compromised by terrorism" in his acceptance speech.

M Booth supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night campaign

M Booth supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night campaign

M Booth will work with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for eight months on extending the Light the Night fundraising campaign.

A coup ends quickly, but aftermath effects loom large

A coup ends quickly, but aftermath effects loom large

The director of APCO's office in Istanbul talks about life after the shocking coup attempt and what lies ahead for a country still reeling from its effects.

Denny's CMO John Dillon on brand's Taylor Swift parody tweet

Denny's CMO John Dillon on brand's Taylor Swift parody tweet

Diner chain's top marketer explains how the Taylor tweet came about and unveils the strategy behind Denny's real-time marketing and social media.

How Southwest responded to a nationwide glitch

How Southwest responded to a nationwide glitch

Southwest Airlines leveraged all media channels to communicate with its customers following a major technology outage.

PRWeek US Awards 2017 launch - deadline for entries Oct 3

PRWeek US Awards 2017 launch - deadline for entries Oct 3

This year's awards have been upgraded to include five new categories that will further highlight exceptional achievement across integration, marketing, creativity, and content.

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Weber CEO: IPG PR firms maintain Q1 growth in Q2

Interpublic's CMG unit, which includes most of its PR firms, reported 2.8% organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 2016, to $369.4 million - Weber's Andy Polansky says organic growth at his firm was in high single digits.

Trump-Cruz rift gets personal -- again

Trump-Cruz rift gets personal -- again

Ted Cruz defended his decision to not endorse Donald Trump on Thursday morning.

From Cleveland: The stories to know on Thursday morning from the Republican Convention

From Cleveland: The stories to know on Thursday morning from the Republican Convention

Will Ted Cruz's epic gamble pay off?

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis beats WPP as marcoms M&A activity slows

Dentsu Aegis Network pulled ahead of WPP in marcoms mergers and acquisitions activity in the second quarter, as the rate of deals around the world was down 11 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

Premier League in search to sign up comms agency ahead of new season

The top flight of English football is looking to team up with a comms agency, PRWeek understands.

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported organic revenue growth of 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, buoyed by particularly strong growth in Europe, as the group says it "should not be heavily impacted" by Brexit.

From Cleveland: Cruz steals Pence's spotlight with non-endorsement of Trump

From Cleveland: Cruz steals Pence's spotlight with non-endorsement of Trump

The Texas senator encouraged voters to vote their conscience this November, but didn't mention Trump by name.

Scott 1000 influencers take the toilet paper road-trip test

Scott 1000 influencers take the toilet paper road-trip test

The Kimberly-Clark family care toilet paper brand is challenging YouTube influencers to see how far they can stretch a roll.

Analysis

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Organizations including the Cleveland Clinic and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are taking advantage of an influx of influential visitors to tell their stories, and that of their host city, while trying to stay above the political fray.

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

The EU referendum did not go the way most in the UK PR industry hoped. So, as the resulting uncertainty rolls on, what now for public relations in the UK and Europe?

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Communications pros praised the grassroots organization's passion and use of social media, but said its lack of centralization is hindering its response to critics and the mainstream press.

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Kevin Durant's bombshell decision pushed the NBA's center of gravity even further to the west and highlighted athletes' evolving relationship with the media.

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

The devastating mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando only made some brands' support for the LGBT community louder and prouder this month. Yet experts say many companies still have a ways to go.

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Germany has been an economic standout in the European Union. What's more, CEOs there recognize the value of communications.

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Faced with well-funded opponents and an unfriendly Congress, gun-control groups are bringing new advocates into the fold as they find more success in state capitals than at the national level.

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Experts put campaigns by Procter & Gamble, Mattel, McDonald's, Burger King, and Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido on the list of favorites.

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands let health authorities take the lead on Zika communications

Brands and Olympic organizations are taking their cues from health officials when talking about the Zika virus. That's exactly what they should be doing, say experts.

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

Marketing technology is set to surpass external marketing this year as a CMO's biggest cost, according to Gartner. Yet some say PR pros aren't ready.

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

'Startup nation:' Financial comms experts see opportunity in going out on their own

A number of well-known financial PR experts have recently left established firms to start their own shops. Why now? Technology is changing communications, and it's easier than ever to launch a company.

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts say Mark Zuckerberg has Facebook on the right path by responding to allegations of political bias - but the social network must follow through.

A clash in styles between Clinton, Trump comms teams

A clash in styles between Clinton, Trump comms teams

Clinton has a team of experienced political hands on board, while Trump has a smaller campaign apparatus with many faces new to a national campaign. Expect their messages to contrast just as much.

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

Going dark on the web worked for Radiohead, but it won't work for you

Disappearing from the web is like a magic trick - in more ways than one.

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

China's PR agency search indicates comms strategy shift by Beijing

Tired of being blamed for economic volatility and labor problems in the U.S., China's government has realized it needs to shift comms strategy for reaching out to the West, experts say.