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Clinton communications director scolds The New York Times over 'emailgate'

Clinton communications director scolds The New York Times over 'emailgate'

Clinton comms chief Jennifer Palmieri posted a letter to New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on the campaign's website this week.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.31.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.31.2015

Beijing picked for 2022 Winter Games; Zimbabwe official wants Minnesota dentist extradited; MSNBC shuffles lineup; Victoria Taylor's new gig.

7 things to look for in the first Republican debate

7 things to look for in the first Republican debate

Ten candidates seeking the GOP nod for president will square off next week for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio. Here's a guide of what to watch when they take the stage.

How Uber fought City Hall, by the numbers

How Uber fought City Hall, by the numbers

It also signed up 35,000 new riders in the city during the #UberMovesNYC campaign.

MWW: Weiner won't work with clients

MWW: Weiner won't work with clients

The agency sent out a statement on Thursday morning clarifying that the former congressman will serve as a part-time adviser focused on policy.

Your call: Who won the Uber-de Blasio battle?

Your call: Who won the Uber-de Blasio battle?

Uber declared victory after a multifaceted public affairs campaign, and City Hall countered that it had forced important concessions from the ride-hailing service.

Pro-EU campaign group to boost PR function ahead of official launch

Pro-EU campaign group to boost PR function ahead of official launch

A new pro-EU campaign group, whose founder members include Finsbury chairman Roland Rudd and 2012 Olympics marketing chief Greg Nugent, is to bolster its PR function before its official launch this autumn.

Mitsubishi makes US POW apology: Will other firms follow suit?

Mitsubishi makes US POW apology: Will other firms follow suit?

This will "almost certainly have implications for other Japanese corporations," says leading Asia reputation expert.

Apologise to us too, UK POW relatives tell Mitsubishi

Apologise to us too, UK POW relatives tell Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan has made an historic apology to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during the Second World War, leaving relatives of UK prisoners demanding a similar apology.

Trump shows there are gaffes, and there are game-enders

Trump shows there are gaffes, and there are game-enders

The rest of the GOP field immediately jumped on Donald Trump on Saturday after he mocked John McCain's war record, the closest thing to an untouchable topic as there is in American politics.

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA hires Teneo for 'operational and reputational' work

FIFA has taken on US-based consulting firm Teneo Holdings as the world football governing body looks to deal with its ongoing crisis.

Your call: Which GOP contender won the week in the media?

Your call: Which GOP contender won the week in the media?

Scott Walker? Donald Trump? Jeb Bush? Ted Cruz?

The GOP blueprint for taking down Trump comes from Obama

The GOP blueprint for taking down Trump comes from Obama

Voters - and especially Hispanic voters - will reward the candidate who knocks Donald Trump down a few pegs. President Obama has demonstrated how it can be done.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 7.16.2015

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 7.16.2015

APCO hires Lisa Osborne Ross as DC MD; Airbnb, Google air ads supporting transgender community as Caitlyn Jenner is recognized by ESPN; Swiss extradite first arrested FIFA official to the US.

Comms timeline: How the world learned about the Iran deal

Comms timeline: How the world learned about the Iran deal

President Obama was set to hold a press conference at 1 pm on Wednesday, the latest in the White House's communications push to explain the Iran deal.

China revels in its role at negotiating table over Iran nuclear deal

China revels in its role at negotiating table over Iran nuclear deal

"Historic day" on the world stage followed by better-than-predicted GDP figures, providing "positioning" boost for president Xi Jinping

What the 2016 candidates are saying about the Iran deal

What the 2016 candidates are saying about the Iran deal

Responses to the deal between Iran and a handful of world powers broke down by party lines on Tuesday morning.

What Obama said on Iran: 'This deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification'

What Obama said on Iran: 'This deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification'

The president echoed Ronald Reagan when addressing the public this morning about the deal several Western countries struck with Iran.

The five stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 7.14.2015

The five stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 7.14.2015

Western powers, Iran reach nuclear deal; Reddit chief engineer quits; Clinton comment on sharing economy draws responses.

Feds focus on visuals in latest round of Anchor It! child safety effort

Feds focus on visuals in latest round of Anchor It! child safety effort

The Consumer Product Safety Commission found visuals were necessary to demonstrate the differences in how adults and children see the home.

Analysis

How Uber drove circles around New York City's mayor

How Uber drove circles around New York City's mayor

Uber was hailed as the winner after a fierce public affairs battle against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had moved to cap the number of vehicles it could operate in the city.

Teneo: The ambition is global

Teneo: The ambition is global

The acquisition of Blue Rubicon and StockWell by Teneo Holdings last week has sent shockwaves through the industry. The scale of the ambition is huge: to set up a global City and crisis shop to challenge stalwarts such as Finsbury and Brunswick, and become the market leaders in this field. PRWeek assesses the impact on the industry as well as what it says about the health of the mergers and acquisitions market for PR agencies in the UK and beyond.

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

More than 700 Britons are believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, as the group employs ever more sophisticated methods to radicalise young people online. The Government is concerned that existing programmes to combat radicalisation are failing to provide a coherent alternative message to counter the extremists, and are allowing them the space to present themselves as successful.

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton. George W. Bush. And now Mario Draghi. They've all had press conferences or public events interrupted. Here's how to stop that from taking place, and what to do if it happens.

The campaign tech to watch as the 2016 race gets underway

The campaign tech to watch as the 2016 race gets underway

Will 2016 be the Periscope election? The Meerkat election? Or the even bigger data election? It's not that simple, but new platforms will help campaigns perform faster and more consistently across media than ever before.

DC Influencers

DC Cannabis Campaign leverages social high to spark action

DC Cannabis Campaign leverages social high to spark action

Adam Eidinger, chairman of DC Cannabis Campaign, discusses the impact of the group's successful effort to get cannabis legalized in the capital.

Campaign urges know-it-all teens to think about The Real Cost of using tobacco

Campaign urges know-it-all teens to think about The Real Cost of using tobacco

The Real Cost takes a different approach to the dangers of tobacco use.

Fliflet: How digital outreach is raising sexual violence awareness

Fliflet: How digital outreach is raising sexual violence awareness

Katherine Hull Fliflet, VP, comms, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, details how digital has helped the group promote its message.

National Action Network rallies people around police reform

National Action Network rallies people around police reform

Janaye Ingram, executive director, National Action Network, discusses the group's Washington rally and plans to engage people about police reform.

United Nations Foundation CEO: Telling the UN's story to a global audience

United Nations Foundation CEO: Telling the UN's story to a global audience

Kathy Calvin, president and CEO, United Nations Foundation details how the organization leverages its skills to support the work of the UN.

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Public Affairs Commentary

Steve Dowling: Power List 2015

Steve Dowling: Power List 2015

VP, communications, Apple

Autism advocacy group keeps issue in the spotlight after lighting it up blue

Autism advocacy group keeps issue in the spotlight after lighting it up blue

Millions of people participated in Light It Up Blue, an international, grassroots movement to raise awareness and drive action for the global autism community.

Wolfson: How safety initiative educated parents about dangers to children in pools

Wolfson: How safety initiative educated parents about dangers to children in pools

When pool-owning parents were asked about the risks of drowning to children, many seemed disconnected from the danger.

How star power helped feed New Yorkers over the holidays

How star power helped feed New Yorkers over the holidays

Food Bank For New York City needed a strong call to action to provide 1.5 million struggling New Yorkers with emergency food and services during the holiday season.

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.