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No More founders explain goals for anti-domestic violence Super Bowl PSA

No More founders explain goals for anti-domestic violence Super Bowl PSA

No More and the NFL's newest PSA that will air during Sunday's big game aims to encourage people to take action and talk about domestic violence situations.

'Pravda on the Plains' not a black and white issue

'Pravda on the Plains' not a black and white issue

The citizens of Indiana will be deprived of their chance to access a state-run news service after it was scuppered by a good old-fashioned newspaper exclusive.

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.30.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.30.2015

Next Fifteen's Dyson discusses acquisition plans; What franchisees want from McDonald's new CEO; Rand Paul's social media operation up and running.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.29.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.29.2015

(Presumed) Clinton campaign searches for digital strategy leaders; Change at the top at McDonald's; Next Fifteen plans more deals.

SKDKnickerbocker opens LA office with former Obama press guru Burton at helm

SKDKnickerbocker opens LA office with former Obama press guru Burton at helm

Bill Burton was national press secretary on President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House, then deputy press secretary in the Obama administration.

Finn Partners retains I Love New York account

Finn Partners retains I Love New York account

Finn Partners, which has worked on the I Love New York campaign for the last four years, competed for and won the business once again. It has a budget of up to $600,000.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 1.28.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 1.28.2015

Officials defend snowstorm approach; Yahoo to spin off share of Alibaba; GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad; The fastest-growing Twitter following in the world will surprise you.

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 1.26.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 1.26.2015

PR industry in the Northeast prepares for blizzard; Christie establishes a PAC; Latest on deflategate.

PR firm picks up a win on the back of presidential visit

PR firm picks up a win on the back of presidential visit

Gutenberg Communications named as strategic communications partner for US-India Business Council (USIBC) with relation to the summit being held in New Delhi today, 26 January.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.23.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.23.2015

Sony pushes back Q4 earnings report; Comcast's lobbying in focus; Obama interviews on YouTube get a little weird.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.22.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 1.22.2015

Clinton to prioritize fixing leaks in prospective 2016 campaign; Uber faces regulatory hurdles in South Korea; American Express, eBay announce layoffs.

White House comms team, cheese puns, take center stage of post-SOTU Twitter Q&A

White House comms team, cheese puns, take center stage of post-SOTU Twitter Q&A

The Obama administration paid homage to one of President Andrew Jackson's quirkier events - and an episode of The West Wing - by hosting "Virtual Big Block of Cheese Day" on Wednesday.

Speechwriting, comms, and social media firsts at State of the Union

Speechwriting, comms, and social media firsts at State of the Union

The White House released the speech early on medium, included several unprecedented words, and...leaked a picture of the president's brown suit?

#SOTU and five other things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 1.21.2015

#SOTU and five other things PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 1.21.2015

Praise for Obama's sixth State of the Union; IBM issues disappointing revenue forecast; NFL's "deflategate" investigation gains steam.

FleishmanHillard wins gold in US Olympic Committee RFP

FleishmanHillard wins gold in US Olympic Committee RFP

M&C Saatchi PR was the incumbent on the account.

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 1.20.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 1.20.2015

More on global Tourism Australia agency review; Edelman releases Trust Barometer 2015; State of the Union preview.

Portland hires British Embassy's Smith as it expands in DC

Portland hires British Embassy's Smith as it expands in DC

He will focus on advising clients on media and digital engagement.

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.16.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.16.2015

Sealed Air consolidates global account under Weber Shandwick; Alibaba's US business-outreach strategy; How to get a media outlet to kill a sensitive story, according to Condoleezza Rice.

Edelman appoints Ryan Heath as it bolsters UK public affairs arm

Edelman has appointed Ryan Heath, former speechwriter to European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and media adviser to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, to its UK public affairs team as it bolsters the division.

Cash-strapped US Postal Service cancels strategic comms agency search

Cash-strapped US Postal Service cancels strategic comms agency search

The US Postal Service has brought an early end to an agency review it was conducting for wide-ranging strategic comms services. It hopes to pick up the search later this year.

Analysis

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.

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.

Three ways police are communicating to regain public trust

Three ways police are communicating to regain public trust

Fatal incidents involving officers tore the Band-Aid off the often-tense relationship between the public and police in many American cities. Law-enforcement communicators explained three ways they are working to bridge the divide.

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

TransCanada looks for fresh strategy, and new agency, post-Edelman split

The energy company is talking with prospective agency partners to replace Edelman as it considers how to move forward after a strategy document leak brought widespread - and unwanted - media attention.

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?

DC Influencers

DC Influencer: How small shops can stand out in Washington

DC Influencer: How small shops can stand out in Washington

Small Business Government Communicators Network founder James Krol details how smaller shops are getting more government dollars.

DC Influencer: Legacy CEO says the anti-smoking campaign is back to #FinishIt

DC Influencer: Legacy CEO says the anti-smoking campaign is back to #FinishIt

Robin Koval, president and CEO, Legacy, says the Truth campaign is back with a call to action for the celebrity in all of us to #FinishIt.

Bossed Up CEO: How women can have healthier careers

Bossed Up CEO: How women can have healthier careers

Emilie Aries, CEO and founder of Bossed Up, discusses how women can close gender gaps in leadership by having healthier, sustainable careers.

DC Influencer: Celia Fischer, America’s Natural Gas Alliance

DC Influencer: Celia Fischer, America’s Natural Gas Alliance

Celia Fischer, VP, strategic comms, America's Natural Gas Alliance, discusses how the group's Think About It effort has cut through the noise.

DC Influencer: Avery Mann, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

DC Influencer: Avery Mann, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Avery Mann, VP of PR and comms, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, on telling survivors' stories on their terms.

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Public Affairs Commentary

Love is a Gift celebrates those who matter most

Love is a Gift celebrates those who matter most

#LoveIsAGift allowed us to give back and celebrate the work Easter Seals does in providing help, support services, and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, their caregivers, and veterans.

McGruff hasn't lost his bite in keeping crime prevention top of mind

McGruff hasn't lost his bite in keeping crime prevention top of mind

After 30 years, we're still finding fresh ways to share the information people need to make the right personal safety choices.

No More leverages celebs to break silence on sexual assault and domestic violence

No More leverages celebs to break silence on sexual assault and domestic violence

To help break through the silence and dispel the stigma that surrounds them, No More partnered with media giant Viacom to launch a new series of powerful No More PSAs.

Rozett: Supporters' efforts keep Keystone XL project top of mind

Rozett: Supporters' efforts keep Keystone XL project top of mind

The Keystone XL pipeline has been called the most studied pipeline project in history. It's also arguably the most popular.

Lowe: Red Cross initiatives at local level lead to successful efforts on a national scale

Lowe: Red Cross initiatives at local level lead to successful efforts on a national scale

While the American Red Cross is best known for blood collections and responding to disasters large and small, we are making a new push to save lives and reduce injuries by helping to prevent emergencies from occurring.