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Inside Color of Change's campaign to get Pepsi's CEO to #QuitTheCouncil

Inside Color of Change's campaign to get Pepsi's CEO to #QuitTheCouncil

Other companies such as IBM also found themselves in the organization's crosshairs after their leaders joined President Trump's business advisory councils.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.17.2017: Silicon Valley, corporate America take a stand after Charlottesville

Facebook, Apple, and PayPal are among the companies vowing to fight extremism after last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Phumzile van Damme, the national spokeswoman for South Africa's second-biggest political party, has arrived in London where she will appear at the PRCA hearing into the conduct of the agency Bell Pottinger.

Too toxic to touch: CEOs flee Trump council before president disbands it

Too toxic to touch: CEOs flee Trump council before president disbands it

Seven CEOs dropped out of the president's manufacturing council before he disbanded it on Wednesday, along with another board of top executives.

5 things to know about interim White House communications director Hope Hicks

5 things to know about interim White House communications director Hope Hicks

Hicks was named interim White House communications director Wednesday. Unlike a certain predecessor, she has a record of keeping out of the spotlight.

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's statement was a rare moment of humanity and personal perspective from a leader in an industry that speaks most often to investors and each other.

PepsiCo under fire as Trump backtracks on criticism of far right

PepsiCo under fire as Trump backtracks on criticism of far right

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi has been targeted by a campaign calling for business leaders to disassociate themselves from President Donald Trump after he was harshly criticized for his response to the weekend's far-right protests in Virginia.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.16.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning

The business and political worlds are trying to digest President Trump's Tuesday press conference, in which he refused to solely blame white supremacists for Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Why Tiki decided to douse torch-wielding white supremacists

Why Tiki decided to douse torch-wielding white supremacists

Tiki Brand put out a statement this weekend condemning white supremacist marchers who had used its product. It was the second time in three months the company had to disassociate its brand from extremist groups.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.15.2017: The 4 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning

More fallout from Charlottesville, including CEOs leaving Trump's advisory council.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.14.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning

President Donald Trump's statement blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday received condemnation from across the political spectrum this weekend.

Kayleigh McEnany joins RNC as spokesperson

Kayleigh McEnany joins RNC as spokesperson

Fresh off an appearance on "Trump Television" this weekend, McEnany was named the party's spokesperson on TV and radio on Monday.

Benenson sticking with Burson after Chan Zuckerberg hire

Benenson sticking with Burson after Chan Zuckerberg hire

At least one report suggested the hire was a sign Zuckerberg will run for office. However, Burson's Mike Fernandez disagreed.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.3.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning

The Mooch's time in the spotlight isn't over. Not by a longshot.

Breakfast Briefing: The need-to-know stories for PR pros on Wednesday morning

Anthony Scaramucci talks about his infamous phone call with the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza as the White House eyes his successor.

Analysis

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

No longer scared of the president's attacks on Twitter, companies are publicly breaking with Donald Trump over his remarks after last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corporate communications experts are cheering them on.

No, Trump TV isn't the beginning of North Korea-style state media

No, Trump TV isn't the beginning of North Korea-style state media

But it is a new take on the tried-and-true tactic of going around the media, this time with a Trumpian twist.

Why the coming fight over tax policy will have an '80s beat

Why the coming fight over tax policy will have an '80s beat

Cut taxes? Or solidify social programs? Advocacy organizations are pulling out all the stops for the upcoming tax-reform debate.

Off the rails: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week as White House communications director

Off the rails: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week as White House communications director

Start with a brash New Yorker with no formal communications experience. Give him a plum Executive Branch job with a flawed reporting structure. The result: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week at the White House.

How one boutique PR shop won Cannes glory for a powerful PSA

How one boutique PR shop won Cannes glory for a powerful PSA

Meet Dini von Mueffling Communications, the Flatiron PR firm with a handful of staffers that turned heads at Cannes for its work on Evan with BBDO.

DC Influencers

National Association of Manufacturers goes digital this election season

National Association of Manufacturers goes digital this election season

Jamie Hennigan VP of strategic communications at the National Association of Manufacturers on the NAM's digital campaign, #TruthOnTheTrail.

DC Influencer: Reinout Oussoren, Northern Power Systems

DC Influencer: Reinout Oussoren, Northern Power Systems

We're a small manufacturer and work primarily with lobbying firms or industry groups doing the lobbying. We provide a strong voice to industry associations such as the American Wind Energy Association and Distributed Wind Energy Association.

E-cigarette maker VMR's Seth Coblentz on why regulation is a drag

E-cigarette maker VMR's Seth Coblentz on why regulation is a drag

Alison Kanski talks to VMR's general counsel on regulation, international trade, and more.

What is a lobbyist? The McCormick Group's John Hesse says it's about communication

What is a lobbyist? The McCormick Group's John Hesse says it's about communication

John Hesse II, a consultant on law and government affairs at The McCormick Group, discusses lobbying and PR.

The communications goals and strategies of Black Lives Matter

The communications goals and strategies of Black Lives Matter

Shanelle Matthews, lead communications strategist for Black Lives Matter, tells Dipka Bhambhani about driving conversations from the 'hood to the White House.

Commentary

'Corbyn has slowly plodded up behind May as the finish line approaches': GE Panel week six

'Corbyn has slowly plodded up behind May as the finish line approaches': GE Panel week six

The PRWeek General Election Panel draws together some of the best public affairs practitioners in the industry, from both sides of the political divide, to dissect the campaign as it unfolds between now and 8 June.

GLAAD stems bullying of LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day

GLAAD stems bullying of LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day

As a teen, I was the target of relentless bullying. Anti-gay slurs were lobbed at me daily, and I lived in constant fear of just being myself.

Why Connecticut's healthcare exchange is a national blueprint for success

Why Connecticut's healthcare exchange is a national blueprint for success

Health insurance marketplace Access Health CT's CEO, Jim Wadleigh, on making a health exchange work.

Galderma celebrates mother-daughter bond in aging-awareness campaign

Galderma celebrates mother-daughter bond in aging-awareness campaign

Galderma teamed up with Marina Maher Communications to ignite conversations about facial aging across generations.

Families affected by muscular dystrophy remind America to 'Live Unlimited'

Families affected by muscular dystrophy remind America to 'Live Unlimited'

Live Unlimited means daring to live beyond your perceived limitations and redefining what's possible, says Muscular Dystrophy Association goodwill ambassador Joe Akmakjian.

AT&T invests one million hours in bridging the mentoring gap

AT&T invests one million hours in bridging the mentoring gap

A mentoring gap affecting 16 million youth has a direct impact on AT&T's talent pipeline, and as a business with more than 250,000 employees, we know we can help.

White House education campaign says 'Better Make Room' for Gen Z

White House education campaign says 'Better Make Room' for Gen Z

"This generation speaks their own language. No one can speak it better than they can - so we let them do the talking."

Viacom campaigns to empower everyday storytellers and social movements

Viacom campaigns to empower everyday storytellers and social movements

Viacom VP of corporate social responsibility Ali Jannello Tuck says over the next few months, the brand will empower viewers to go out and tell their own stories and those of their communities

Show Up, Stand Out initiative engages parents and empowers youths to make a change

Show Up, Stand Out initiative engages parents and empowers youths to make a change

In its fourth year, the DC-based campaign has helped promote elementary school attendance, writes Alexandra Caceres

Sexual assault study spurs action by four major universities

Sexual assault study spurs action by four major universities

Laura Nichols looks at how some universities reacted after a study shed light on campus sexual assaults.

Peace Through Business helps women overcome the odds, boost employment

Peace Through Business helps women overcome the odds, boost employment

Founder and CEO of the Institute of the Economic Empowerment of Women Terry Neese on how the organization empowers women through business opportunities.

#BirthControlHelpedMe strikes a chord with GI, college grad, Girls' Lena Dunham

#BirthControlHelpedMe strikes a chord with GI, college grad, Girls' Lena Dunham

Inside the Planned Parenthood hashtag campaign to help dispel stigma around birth control.

How David Tovar came back from a personal brand disaster

How David Tovar came back from a personal brand disaster

The former Walmart comms VP on getting in front of a personal crisis and overcoming it. Plus, five reputation management must-dos.

Lobbyists hungry to take fast-food minimum-wage fight nationwide

Lobbyists hungry to take fast-food minimum-wage fight nationwide

Public affairs experts and advocates attribute several communications factors to the campaign's success and its overwhelming public support.

MADD: Talk early, talk often to kids about alcohol

MADD: Talk early, talk often to kids about alcohol

Campaign encourages early intervention by parents because kids weigh pros and cons of alcohol as early as age 8.