Legacy, the public health foundation that directs and funds the Truth campaign, is tapping into teens' online influence to stop their peers from smoking.
Fleishman initially won the work to promote the state's health insurance marketplace, Get Covered Illinois, last year in a contract worth up to $35 million.
The budget on the account is $12.6 million over two years.
Sarah Richardson, a director at Edelman and former Lord Mayor of Westminster, is to join Centrica Energy in the newly created role of director of public affairs.
David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is turning to a tried-and-true formula to campaign against the open carry of firearms in Kroger stores.
Obama uses televised statement to announce Iraq action; Malaysian government to take over, revamp troubled Malaysia Airlines; WHO calls on governments to do more fighting Ebola; Twitter changes advertising fee model; NYT to begin using the word "torture."
The review comes as the cruise industry faces scrutiny for safety concerns among passengers.
Cyrul Frischmann will "focus on telling Microsoft's story to US government and public policy audiences," the company said in a statement.
The former White House press secretary, who was a prominent gun-control advocate after he was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Reagan, was remembered for his humor and good nature.
Brady suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981. The brain damage caused paralysis and remanded him to a wheelchair, according to Reuters, but did not stop Brady from championing the "Brady bill," a law passed in 1993 that mandated a waiting period and background checks for prospective gun owners.
Comms consultancy Blue Rubicon has invested a sum close to £5m in pursuit of its growth ambitions since its landmark deal with private equity company LDC in late 2012.
Diana Banister, partner and VP of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, talks with PRWeek about the communications strategies behind the Hobby Lobby court case opposing the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
Congress makes a plan for reform at the VA; Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar; Virgin America files for IPO.
Hoffman will lead public policy, corporate communications, government affairs, community relations, and philanthropy when he starts on August 25.
Both will offer public policy advice and communications counsel to corporate, association, and nonprofit clients in the newly created roles.
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.
Stephen Krupin is leading the executive communications unit, while Audrey Gelman is heading up the Millennial team.
Howell James, whose experience includes running comms for the Government and Barclays, is taking over the leadership of Huntsworth-owned strategic consultancy Quiller.
Celebrities including Eddie Izzard, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ross Kemp are to feature in an ad launched today by senior figures in adland as part of a new campaign against Scottish independence.
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.
If confirmed to lead the VA, former P&G CEO Robert McDonald will have to focus on listening as much as leading, comms experts tell PRWeek.
Americans' news-consumption habits are changing quickly, and with them, so is the job of White House press secretary.
The future of the Internet hangs in the balance due to an ongoing battle between telecoms giants and the technology industry - and each side is taking a very different approach to telling their story.
The pro-life versus pro-choice debate is reigniting as the 2014 midterm elections near.
Avery Mann, VP of PR and comms, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, on telling survivors' stories on their terms.
Erin Streeter, SVP, comms, National Association of Manufacturers, outlines the campaign to maintain intellectual property protections.
Arun Chaudhary, Revolution Messaging partner, talks about how Drunk Dial Congress was created and how it helped people vent their anger.
Bill Thorne, SVP of comms and public affairs, National Retail Federation, talks about changing the perception of retail and reaching young people
Jonathan Grella, SVP, public affairs at the US Travel Association, talks about customs reform and leveraging social platforms to raise key issues.
For Rainforest Trust's anniversary, the nonprofit wanted a new identity that would help raise its profile, attract new donors, and advance its mission.
Changing the attitudes and actions of the public requires patience and persistence, writes Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association's Jackie King.
The Software & Information Industry Association has devised a new content compliance initiative aimed at ensuring that companies who are copying, distributing, posting, and using their content are properly licensed.
Remember the old chemistry set that allowed kids to mix chemicals together and learn about science?
More than 5 million US troops fought in the war on terror. Their homecoming has sparked the creation of a new generation of veterans service organizations to support the 1% of Americans who have served.