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Ahead of Inauguration, consumers seek bipartisanship from brands and CEOs

Ahead of Inauguration, consumers seek bipartisanship from brands and CEOs

A poll conducted by Golin shows people want to hear unifying messages from companies and leadership.

Signal AI hires Clancy Childs as chief product officer

Signal AI hires Clancy Childs as chief product officer

Childs spent more than a decade working at Dow Jones and Google.

Joele Frank, SVC, Brunswick: which agencies topped Mergermarket 2020 M&A adviser rankings?

Joele Frank, SVC, Brunswick: which agencies topped Mergermarket 2020 M&A adviser rankings?

Joele Frank overtook Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC) as the agency that handled the most M&A deals by value globally in 2020, although the latter retained the top spot by deal volume, new research shows.

Lenovo’s Torod Neptune to join Medtronic as global communications leader

Lenovo’s Torod Neptune to join Medtronic as global communications leader

Neptune has led communications at Lenovo since 2017.

Kaylin Trychon to lead Google’s security communications

Kaylin Trychon to lead Google’s security communications

She’s a veteran of ROKK Solutions, InkHouse and Raytheon.

Would you hire anyone from the Trump administration for a comms role?

Would you hire anyone from the Trump administration for a comms role?

Have they lost all credibility?

Grubhub hires Devry Boughner Vorwerk as chief corporate affairs officer

Grubhub hires Devry Boughner Vorwerk as chief corporate affairs officer

Vorwerk will oversee brand communications, government relations, public policy and sustainability.

Allison+Partners buys NYC boutique Sommerfield Communications

Allison+Partners buys NYC boutique Sommerfield Communications

The deal will bolster Allison’s ESG and b-to-b capabilities.

APCO Worldwide buys consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group

APCO Worldwide buys consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group

APCO says the deal will boost its social impact and sustainability capabilities.

Good Relations opens first international office in New York

Good Relations opens first international office in New York

Good Relations has expanded into New York with the first international office in the agency's 60-year history, PRWeek has learned.

W Communications launches in the US

W Communications launches in the US

W Communications has expanded its operations into the US, opening a ‘Little London’ office to serve UK brands seeking a greater US presence, PRWeek has learned.

Vimeo hires Matt Anchin to lead communications

Vimeo hires Matt Anchin to lead communications

The appointment comes after parent IAC said it plans to spin Vimeo off into an independent company.

PR firm leaders react to Washington unrest

PR firm leaders react to Washington unrest

Here’s what agency heads from Hill+Knowlton, Ketchum, Weber Shandwick, Brunswick, Steinreich Communications and Seven Letter are doing.

Hyatt faces backlash for ‘harboring domestic terrorists’ following Capitol riots

Hyatt faces backlash for ‘harboring domestic terrorists’ following Capitol riots

Rioters were videoed ‘decompressing’ maskless in the hotel lobby after storming the U.S. Capitol.

Social media platforms clamp down on Trump

Social media platforms clamp down on Trump

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter take action after outgoing U.S. president stokes violence in lead up to handover of power.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Thursday morning

Trump pledges ‘orderly transition’; Richard Edelman: CEOs must reassure employees after Capitol Hill riot.

Newswire promotes Charlie Terenzio to CMO

Newswire promotes Charlie Terenzio to CMO

Terenzio joined the company in late summer 2019.

IBM CMO Michelle Peluso to join CVS Health as chief customer officer

IBM CMO Michelle Peluso to join CVS Health as chief customer officer

Peluso was IBM’s SVP of digital sales and CMO.

Walmart apologizes to Josh Hawley after tweet calls him ‘sore loser’

Walmart apologizes to Josh Hawley after tweet calls him ‘sore loser’

The retailer said a social media manager posted it by mistake.

Tech PR veteran Larry Yu joins Brunswick as partner

Tech PR veteran Larry Yu joins Brunswick as partner

Yu has worked at Accel and Pramana Collective, as well as Facebook and Cisco.

Analysis

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

Companies communicate their values after Capitol insurrection

CEOs and industry leaders condemned the attack on the Capitol and called for the peaceful transition of power. But many challenges lie ahead.

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

All-staff PTO, no video Fridays, wellness checks: How team leaders are countering employee burnout

Tips from leaders at Google, Target and firms like Praytell, Hotwire and Allison+Partners on recognizing the toll COVID-19 is taking on staff.

Does the PR industry have an ageism problem?

Does the PR industry have an ageism problem?

Yes, say veterans who accuse agencies of missing the big picture while “fetishizing youth.”

Timeline of a crisis: Lack of transparency fuels unrest over Kenosha shooting

Timeline of a crisis: Lack of transparency fuels unrest over Kenosha shooting

The escalation of turmoil in Kenosha is the latest instance of social unrest triggered by law enforcement.

‘One of the biggest change management moments we’ve ever experienced’: How agencies are helping clients navigate re-entry

‘One of the biggest change management moments we’ve ever experienced’: How agencies are helping clients navigate re-entry

Businesses are playing it safe in bringing employees back to the office.

CEO Q&A

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

The U.S. chairman helps the global giant maintain corporate purpose as its true north.

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

The CEO and president leaned on communications to quickly and accurately describe how his hospitals were dealing with the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNCF CEO Michael Lomax on the college degree as an elevator for social mobility

UNCF CEO Michael Lomax on the college degree as an elevator for social mobility

COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death drove millions of dollars in donations to historically Black colleges, but United Negro College Fund CEO Michael Lomax says this is just the start.

How to build a reputation: An interview with Unilever's North American president Fabian Garcia

How to build a reputation: An interview with Unilever's North American president Fabian Garcia

Having arrived at Unilever as an “outsider,” Garcia shares how purpose is leading the charge to action during the pandemic and toward fighting social injustice.

Ferrero CEO Paul Chibe dishes on great marketing, risk-taking and Star Trek

Ferrero CEO Paul Chibe dishes on great marketing, risk-taking and Star Trek

The marketing vet and Ferrero North America CEO discusses what he expects from his agencies and PR partners, as well as his company’s plans for U.S. growth.

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