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Alpaytac boosts DC footprint with Davenport hire

Alpaytac boosts DC footprint with Davenport hire

He'll serve as GM and director of public affairs.

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.4.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.4.2015

GOP race heats up; McDonald's tries to revive business; The holiday you didn't know about

Your call: With Sanders in the race, which 2016 candidate won in the media this week?

Your call: With Sanders in the race, which 2016 candidate won in the media this week?

Hillary Clinton has competition for the Democratic nomination. Did Bernie Sanders make a splash?

UN Foundation to educate PR pros, media on future global goals

UN Foundation to educate PR pros, media on future global goals

The UN Foundation will provide training for media, communicators, and other professionals across 33 countries.

Legacy brings on Kozberg as chief communications officer

Legacy brings on Kozberg as chief communications officer

The nonprofit, which directs and funds the anti-smoking Truth campaign, also hired Michael Cohen as its first VP of corporate partnerships.

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.30.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.30.2015

Bernie Sanders is running for president; Tesla set to reveal two batteries; NFL Draft gets underway.

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.29.2015

Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.29.2015

PRWeek Global Awards winners revealed; Hillary Clinton to address criminal justice reform; Twitter's earnings disappoint.

Florida Citrus seeks agencies for seven-figure PR accounts

Florida Citrus seeks agencies for seven-figure PR accounts

Golin has worked with the Florida Department of Citrus for more than a decade.

AdvaMed promotes Moebius to EVP of public affairs

AdvaMed promotes Moebius to EVP of public affairs

She started in the new role on April 1.

Your call - Which early presidential candidate won in the media this week?

Your call - Which early presidential candidate won in the media this week?

Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio?

Nevada hires firms to promote the state in South Korea and UK

Nevada hires firms to promote the state in South Korea and UK

Nevada brought on South Korea-based Aviareps Marketing and Garden Holdings and UK-based Hills Balfour.

Businesses should hop on the pot bandwagon

Businesses should hop on the pot bandwagon

The marijuana industry is opening many doors for brands.

WPP PR and public affairs Q1 growth held back by UK and continental Europe

WPP PR and public affairs Q1 growth held back by UK and continental Europe

WPP has reported a 1.2 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in its PR and public affairs group in the first quarter of 2015, with growth in all regions except the UK and continental Europe. Net sales in the division grew 1.6 per cent.

South Korea renews Finn Partners contract to focus on 'success stories'

South Korea renews Finn Partners contract to focus on 'success stories'

The country is also working with BGR Public Relations.

PR Rundown, 4.22.2015: Waggener Edstrom, Powell Tate, Highwire

And news from Tanis Communications.

Here's how nine brands are honoring #EarthDay on Twitter

Here's how nine brands are honoring #EarthDay on Twitter

Check out how brands are celebrating Earth Day's 45th anniversary on Twitter.

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.22.2015

Five things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.22.2015

Golin opens office in Moscow; Protestors gather in Baltimore after man dies in police custody; South Korea brings on Finn Partners.

South Korea inks BGR to six-month strategic PR pact

South Korea inks BGR to six-month strategic PR pact

Documents filed with the federal government say the "scope of services require the highest degree of confidentiality."

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.

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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Public Affairs Commentary

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.