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Coca-Cola defends COP27 sponsorship despite 'greenwashing' criticism

Climate activists have questioned the legitimacy of the climate conference after Coca-Cola, one of the world's worst plastic polluters, became a sponsor.

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WE study: Brands must get more practical in facing societal problems

WE’s latest Brands in Motion research reveals that consumers are still skeptical about companies' purpose commitments, and they want action on issues such as the cost of living.

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Citizens Financial Group promotes Peter Lucht to lead consolidated comms team

Michelle Hecht will become Citizens’ head of corporate affairs.

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Citigate Dewe Rogerson appoints global CEO

Charlotte Bilney has been named global chief executive of Citigate Dewe Rogerson, starting this month.

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How the Work Readiness Program is helping first gen college grads and minorities get PR jobs

TruePoint Communications and the University of Texas at Arlington’s PRSSA are behind the program.

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Expedia Group global comms head Sarah Gavin departs after more than a decade

Tiph Turpin will oversee all aspects of employee communications

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Hill+Knowlton to craft crisis comms plan for oil refinery Pemex Deer Park

Shell completed the sale of the Deer Park refinery, transferring full ownership to Pemex for $596 million, according to a Shell statement, early this year.

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‘I’m alive, healthy and happy’: Brand favorite the ‘Corn Kid’ quashes rumors of his death

A hoax is circulating that the 7-year-old was killed in a shooting, forcing the young social media celebrity to do his own crisis response.

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‘This is a setback, not a reset:’ How Discover Puerto Rico is responding to Hurricane Fiona

Inside the travel organization’s response.

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GE alum Deia Campanelli to lead comms at Cargill

Campanelli will lead a team of more than 100 comms professionals at the multinational.

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Crisis and listening now top PR skills hierarchy

While writing is still important, PRWeek’s latest in-depth research shows it has dropped to third place in the skills league table.

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PRWeek Global Awards 2023 announces chair of judges

Aaron Radelet, global chief communications officer and senior vice-president at Walgreens Boots Alliance, will chair the panel of judges for the PRWeek Global Awards 2023.

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Brunswick hails ‘strong performance’ in a challenging climate for PR as revenue grows 30 per cent

Brunswick’s UK managing partner, Tom Burns, told PRWeek the business has returned a ‘strong performance’ since it restructured its operations in June 2021.

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GM clarifies RTO plans after ‘unfortunate and unintentional’ message sent out prematurely

After a backlash, the automaker said corporate employees will not be required to come back to the office until next year.

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Axon ups Tesla alum Andrea James to comms head

Earlier in her career, James handled IR for Tesla.

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Visa recruits AT&T’s KC Kavanagh as chief communications officer

Kavanagh has also previously worked for Bacardi Limited, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels.

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Scott Farrell to retire from Golin at year’s end

Farrell, the firm’s president of global corporate communications, will not be directly replaced.

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Hasbro’s Jen deAngelis joins Welch’s to lead communications

DeAngelis has led publicity and influencer work for brands such as Nerf, Super Soaker, and Play-Doh.

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Next 15 reports ‘record performance’, is ‘confident’ over M&C Saatchi, says Engine has been ‘successfully integrated’

Communications group Next 15 has revealed revenue growth of 65 per cent for the first half of the year, with adjusted pre-tax profits up 73 per cent.

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WhatsApp responds after Iran restricts access

As protests take place in the country, the Iranian government has also limited access to Instagram and more of the internet in general.

Analysis

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Kim Kardashian, crypto, PR and a $1.3m fine

Whatever your thoughts on the Kardashians (if you have any at all), even their biggest detractors would grudgingly accept that the family has a solid grasp of PR. Less so when it comes to financial regulation.

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The government has a monkeypox comms problem

Healthcare PR experts are unimpressed by messaging about the virus, demanding more urgency and clarity as cases rise.

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Digital crisis experts give Adam Mosseri high marks for Kardashian response

Will the Kardashians make Instagram Instagram again? Experts say the platform’s leader did well to explain why they won’t.

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RTO lessons learned: 5 top in-house comms leaders on what works and what doesn’t

Getting employees back to their desks is proving more challenging than companies anticipated. CCOs tell PRWeek how they’ve gotten results, and the most out of teams in a hybrid environment.

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How the Ukraine war has changed the PR landscape

PRWeek's timeline shows the major events that have affected the PR industry over the past three months.

CEO Q&A

LiquidSpace CEO Mark Gilbreath

LiquidSpace CEO Mark Gilbreath on the hybrid work debate

Gilbreath describes the value of hybrid work and how companies can embrace it for a better future.

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How Rec Room CEO Nick Fajt runs the digital room where it happens

Fajt powers the platform designed for virtual reality socializing to forge connections in real life.

Aflac CEO Dan Amos on the value of creating a vision and sticking to it

The supplemental insurance company’s out-and-about duck mascot speaks to its brand and to philanthropy — with one voice.

Just Capital CEO Martin Whittaker believes good things will happen

Whittaker describes how business can turn idealism into purposeful reality.

Marx Realty CEO Craig Deitelzweig on remaking the workplace

Deitelzweig explains why the new office is essential to the renewal of cities but has to provide more than lobbies with expanses of white marble to attract tenants.