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Breakfast Briefing, 3.28.2017: Environmental groups get ready for executive order

Breakfast Briefing, 3.28.2017: Environmental groups get ready for executive order

Groups including the Sierra Club are calling for emergency action on Tuesday morning in anticipation of a White House executive order rolling back several Obama-era policies.

Targeted Victory hires Direct Impact CEO Connie Partoyan as president

Targeted Victory hires Direct Impact CEO Connie Partoyan as president

Partoyan is joining the firm to lead its new corporate practice.

Trek Bicycle brings on M Booth as PR AOR to promote rider safety message

Trek Bicycle brings on M Booth as PR AOR to promote rider safety message

M Booth is responsible for the company's earned media, social media, events, and thought leadership efforts.

JPA launches Coalition to Save NIH Funding

JPA launches Coalition to Save NIH Funding

The agency, which specializes in healthcare and public affairs, wants organizations to come together to show the importance of NIH medical research funding.

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.23.2017

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.23.2017

The latest on the London attack; Verizon, AT&T join Google ad boycott; Mercury names six agency leaders as partners; Nominations open for PRWeek's 40 Under 40 2017; and other news to know.

Mercury elevates six MDs to partner

Mercury elevates six MDs to partner

Six MDs in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., have been named partner at the firm.

Wait Wait... Don't Cut Me! campaign fights arts, public media cuts

Wait Wait... Don't Cut Me! campaign fights arts, public media cuts

Wait Wait... Don't Cut Me! was launched by Creative Majority PAC, Revolution Messaging, and Los Angeles-based PR agency TaskForce.

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland on communicating about gender equality

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland on communicating about gender equality

Women's March co-chair Bob Bland; Isabel González Whitaker, deputy editor at Billboard magazine; and Burson's Alan Sexton discussed the best way to communicate about women's issues at a panel Tuesday.

Stagwell Group CEO Mark Penn on why it was time to buy a GOP firm

Stagwell Group CEO Mark Penn on why it was time to buy a GOP firm

As well as its first right-leaning investment, Targeted Victory is the first member of Stagwell Group's marketing incubator, an investment program for startups.

Global Strategy Group names Hootkin, Papa partners

Global Strategy Group names Hootkin, Papa partners

Julie Hootkin, EVP and head of the corporate reputation and public affairs research practice, and Jim Papa, head of the Washington office, were elevated to partner.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.16.2017: When your tweets come back to haunt you

Breakfast Briefing, 3.16.2017: When your tweets come back to haunt you

Two thirds of chief financial officers think President Donald Trump should stop tweeting.

Mercury provides comms support to Dominica

Mercury provides comms support to Dominica

Mercury is working with the Caribbean nation on communications, media relations, issues management, and government relations.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.13.2017: Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the spotlight

Breakfast Briefing, 3.13.2017: Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the spotlight

The deputy White House press secretary and daughter of Mike Huckabee is using folksy charm to stand up for her boss on the Sunday morning talk shows. But is she elbowing higher-ranking staffers out of her way?

Watch: Thursday's White House press briefing

Watch: Thursday's White House press briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs the White House press corps on Thursday afternoon.

Where 21 Trump comms staffers are now

Where 21 Trump comms staffers are now

The White House wasn't the final destination for all of the Trump Train's communications staffers. A rundown of where they're at.

Analysis

How organizations targeted by the Trump budget are pushing back

How organizations targeted by the Trump budget are pushing back

Arts and science groups are using integrated marketing campaigns to help supporters reach members of Congress in what could be a make-or-break moment for many groups.

Reconnect and pick the right battles: Campaign vets outline the DNC's to-do list

Reconnect and pick the right battles: Campaign vets outline the DNC's to-do list

The Democratic National Committee's new leadership team has a lot of work ahead after Hillary Clinton's stunning November loss.

Engage or walk away? Brands' dilemma after a Trump Twitter attack

Engage or walk away? Brands' dilemma after a Trump Twitter attack

Experts are split on whether brands should push back against or placate the president if he mentions them on Twitter. Yet they agree all brands should be prepared for the scenario.

Travel ban gives tech CEOs cover to resist Trump

Travel ban gives tech CEOs cover to resist Trump

In an ultra-politicized world, Silicon Valley has to choose between angering the world's most powerful man or a vindictive consumer market. Since last weekend, it's picked the former.

Government social media blackouts worry public affairs pros

Government social media blackouts worry public affairs pros

The communications freeze could be attributed to a new administration getting settled. Or it could be a sign of more tensions ahead between the press and the White House.

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

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.

Steve Dowling: Power List 2015

Steve Dowling: Power List 2015

VP, communications, Apple