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Readers pick Paul as early media winner in White House race

Readers pick Paul as early media winner in White House race

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Marco Rubio filled out the field.

Five things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.16.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.16.2015

Pence communications director resigns; YouTube shows off content creators for NewFronts; NYT health and science editor passes away at 63.

LGBT groups: PR will fail to rebuild Indiana's image without new legislation

LGBT groups: PR will fail to rebuild Indiana's image without new legislation

Repairing Indiana's reputation will take more than support from Porter Novelli.

Clinton presidential push gains 251k tweets, 1.8m Facebook views in 10 hours

Clinton presidential push gains 251k tweets, 1.8m Facebook views in 10 hours

Those numbers dwarf the campaign announcements made by Republican contenders.

UNICEF, Snapchat highlight plight of children affected by Boko Haram

UNICEF, Snapchat highlight plight of children affected by Boko Haram

The organization is using the disappearing nature of images on the service to represent the fleeting nature of childhood in Nigeria.

Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media?

Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media?

Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio?

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.14.2015

Seven things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.14.2015

Nokia looks to buy Alcatel-Lucent; P&G preps for Lafley's departure; Rubio kicks off campaign; Clinton visits Chipotle.

Indiana hires Porter Novelli to burnish state's image after 'religious freedom' law

Indiana hires Porter Novelli to burnish state's image after 'religious freedom' law

In the wake of Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law, Porter Novelli will support PR initiatives promoting the state as a good place to visit, live, and work.

Clinton social media buzz beats the field - so far

Clinton social media buzz beats the field - so far

The former secretary of state's presidential announcement made bigger waves than those of any rivals on either side of the aisle - Democrat or Republican -- who have announced to this point.

How Google and Coca-Cola execs are helping to build Brand Hillary

How Google and Coca-Cola execs are helping to build Brand Hillary

Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a video and a tweet.

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.13.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.13.2015

Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign; WPP launches data-focused firm; New host of 'Face the Nation.'

What Hillary Clinton needs to say on Sunday

What Hillary Clinton needs to say on Sunday

It's the most highly anticipated campaign launch in history? So how can the former first lady and secretary of state live up to the expectations.

Your call: What does Hillary Clinton need to say on Sunday to get her momentum back?

Your call: What does Hillary Clinton need to say on Sunday to get her momentum back?

Stuck in a rut since "emailgate" hit, the former first lady is looking to get back on track on Sunday.

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.10.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.10.2015

Hillary Clinton to reportedly launch campaign on Sunday; BuzzFeed accused of deleting post to satisfy sponsor; Why LinkedIn connected with Lynda.

Kenya picks Grayling to resurrect tourism numbers

Kenya picks Grayling to resurrect tourism numbers

The country acknowledged it has "suffered serious blows to its tourist industry and global reputation over the past 18 months."

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.9.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.9.2015

Bob Schieffer to retire from CBS News; Major Sabra recall; VA wait time situation not improving; Secret Service suspends supervisor after sexual assault allegation.

Libya taps Qorvis MSL for $1m PR account in US

Libya taps Qorvis MSL for $1m PR account in US

The agency will help the Libyan embassy communicate with the White House and Capitol Hill.

New York seeks firm to handle eight-figure marketing budget

New York seeks firm to handle eight-figure marketing budget

BBDO is the incumbent on the account.

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.7.2015

Eight things PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 4.7.2015

Rand Paul to kick off campaign today; FedEx to grow in Europe with TNT buy; Twitter makes retweeting with comments easier.

Tracking presumed GOP presidential candidates as race heats up

Tracking presumed GOP presidential candidates as race heats up

A quick look at what prospective Republican presidential candidates Bush, Paul, and Christie are up to this week.

Analysis

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.

Why it's smart for big business to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Why it's smart for big business to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Companies in Indiana and Arkansas say opposing "religious freedom" laws in their states wasn't just the right thing to do; it was also the right thing for their businesses.

As gun-violence activists speak out, is America still listening?

As gun-violence activists speak out, is America still listening?

Gun violence has become a routine headline in the 24/7 news cycle.

Why a traditional, fact-based approach on vaccine comms isn't working

Why a traditional, fact-based approach on vaccine comms isn't working

While a straight-to-the-point, fact-based approach is often effective in healthcare PR, it's not the best option for trying to convince skeptical parents that they should vaccinate their children.

DC Influencers

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.

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.

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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.

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.