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Mattel's Lawrence steps down to lead comms at Rubicon Project

Mattel's Lawrence steps down to lead comms at Rubicon Project

Tech company Rubicon Project has hired Dallas Lawrence, previously VP of corporate affairs at Mattel, to serve in the new role of SVP and head of corporate communications.

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 9.29.2014

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning, 9.29.2014

Alibaba makes first investment since IPO; More than 12 protestors are arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, after an officer was shot on Saturday; Lenovo closes acquisition deal of IBM's server business; Brands leverage National Coffee Day.

Cybersecurity companies use social media to communicate about Shellshock

Cybersecurity companies are taking to social media to communicate with consumers and businesses about the computer bug Shellshock, also known as Bug Bash, which emerged last week.

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.26.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.26.2014

Apple calls reports of bendable iPhone 6 Plus "extremely rare;" New information on law enforcement sending the Ray Rice tape to the NFL; Protestors clash with police in Ferguson, Missouri, after police chief apologizes; Obama to sit down with '60 Minutes.'

BlackBerry uses global series of events to launch Passport smartphone

BlackBerry uses global series of events to launch Passport smartphone

Text100 and APCO Worldwide helped BlackBerry show off the Passport smartphone on Wednesday.

Millennial moms need a break from social media: Current study

Millennial moms need a break from social media: Current study

Asked why Millennial mothers want to disconnect from social media, they listed others sharing TMI and brands doing TMM - or too much marketing.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.23.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.23.2014

Customers criticize "bending" iPhones; Effects of Home Depot data breach; Walmart to launch checking accounts; Obama to rally support for ISIS strikes; Mueller FBI investigation questioned.

Havas study: Millennials want branded content as part of the online experience

Havas study: Millennials want branded content as part of the online experience

Six in ten Millennials say brands play a key role offering them content that they can share on social media.

Snapchat grabs Google's Hazelbaker as comms, public policy VP

Snapchat grabs Google's Hazelbaker as comms, public policy VP

Google's Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat as VP of communications and public policy next month.

Alibaba shares up 38% on first day of trading

Alibaba shares up 38% on first day of trading

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba ended its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $93.89, a 38% gain on its IPO price.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pens letter to calm privacy fears

Apple CEO Tim Cook pens letter to calm privacy fears

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has written an open letter to assuage consumer fears over privacy invasion.

Granat on Cision-Vocus merger: Building combined culture is biggest challenge

Granat on Cision-Vocus merger: Building combined culture is biggest challenge

Peter Granat, who resigned from his position as president and CEO of Cision to join Vocus as chief exec in June, explains how private equity firm GTCR's plan to bring the two companies together to form a global PR cloud business is progressing, and how he is communicating the changes internally and externally.

Four things for PR pros to know Friday, 9.12.14

Four things for PR pros to know Friday, 9.12.14

How Yahoo fought the government on surveillance; Brands keep close eye on the NFL; Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa.

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink brings on Diffusion as US AOR amid business changes

CyberLink picked Diffusion based on its understanding of its business needs, as well as creativity and chemistry with the in-house team.

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.10.2014

Six things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning, 9.10.2014

Journalists like Apple Watch, investors don't; Embattled Goodell sits for CBS News interview; Ma embraces role as Alibaba's poster boy; Senators call for Home Depot breach investigation; Target to narrow business focus.

CHR Group buys Trylon SMR to build tech PR practice

Marketing services holding company The CHR Group has acquired communications firm Trylon SMR as part of a strategy to build its technology PR practice.

Seven things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.5.2014

Seven things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.5.2014

Apple to boost iCloud security; Chuck Todd's first guest as 'MTP' host: President Obama; Colorado town gets ready for Bud Light takeover.

BMC taps DeRitis to replace Stouse in global comms role

BMC taps DeRitis to replace Stouse in global comms role

Eric DeRitis, who joined BMC Software in December, reports to interim CMO Nick Utton.

Burson-Marsteller brings on Text100's Benecke as global tech practice lead

Burson-Marsteller brings on Text100's Benecke as global tech practice lead

Burson-Marsteller has appointed Rowan Benecke, previously EVP and regional director of North America at Text100, to serve as the global technology practice chair, effective October 6.

Racepoint Global beats four to Progress Software brief

Racepoint Global beats four to Progress Software brief

Global software company Progress Software has awarded Racepoint Global its European hub and UK market PR programme following a five-way pitch.

Analysis

Trusted brands hold key to success of Internet of Things

Trusted brands hold key to success of Internet of Things

Imagine your car could automatically find a parking space in a busy city or your fridge could give recipes to your smartphone based on its contents. This future is already here.

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Comms lessons learned from the celebrity photo-hacking scandal

Technology companies should not wait for an incident to explain the security features of their cloud platforms and what they must do to keep their data safe.

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

BlackBerry's Fact Check portal shows you don't need to be 'a Walmart' to fight back, say corporate communications experts, though it certainly helps.

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

Experts disagree on the extent to which a new comms leader at Apple will result in a friendlier, more transparent company.

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

The future of the Internet hangs in the balance due to an ongoing battle between telecoms giants and the technology industry - and each side is taking a very different approach to telling their story.

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