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AbbVie hires Shannelle Armstrong Fowler as US public affairs director

AbbVie hires Shannelle Armstrong Fowler as US public affairs director

She is focusing on AbbVie’s immunology therapeutic area in the U.S.

The new White House comms team: A backgrounder

The new White House comms team: A backgrounder

Fast facts about the women who will run communications for the Biden administration.

Caltrans budgets $9m for stormwater pollution education effort

Caltrans budgets $9m for stormwater pollution education effort

Oral interviews of bidding agencies will happen next month.

Biden names all-female White House communications team

Biden names all-female White House communications team

Kate Bedingfield was picked as communications director and Obama administration veteran Jen Psaki (pictured) was named White House press secretary.

How corporate America is speaking out about the need for a presidential transition

How corporate America is speaking out about the need for a presidential transition

CEOs are ready for the Biden administration.

Who will be the public face of the Biden administration?

Who will be the public face of the Biden administration?

What to know about the top contenders for communications director and White House press secretary for the 46th president.

Portland under investigation over potential lobbying breaches related to coronavirus crisis

Portland under investigation over potential lobbying breaches related to coronavirus crisis

The PRCA’s Public Affairs Board is investigating after a complaint was lodged that a Portland lobbyist may have breached ethical codes when “secretly” serving as an adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) during the pandemic.

Berk Communications named Weedmaps US AOR

Berk Communications named Weedmaps US AOR

The brand is pushing into new markets after state legalization measures were approved on Election Day.

Steve Barrett on PR - Note to Trump: “Enjoy your night mate”

Steve Barrett on PR - Note to Trump: “Enjoy your night mate”

President Trump’s response this week to the prospect of losing the election may have been authentic and on brand, but it was unbefitting of the office and not what the country needs right now.

Election Day 2020: PR pros pick the president

Election Day 2020: PR pros pick the president

The PR agency world is full of politicos, and this Election Day, PRWeek gave them the vote to pick the next president of the United States.

Rock The Vote educates and mobilizes through Minecraft virtual voting experience

Rock The Vote educates and mobilizes through Minecraft virtual voting experience

The nonprofit aims to inspire young voters to get politically active on issues they care about.

Mercury scraps $1m Turkey contract after pressure campaign

Mercury scraps $1m Turkey contract after pressure campaign

Dozens of California politicians demanded the Omnicom shop cut ties with the country.

Nike calls on Americans to ‘change the world’ in election voting push

Nike calls on Americans to ‘change the world’ in election voting push

The campaign features LeBron James and Naomi Osaka.

California politicians call on Mercury to abandon Turkey as client

California politicians call on Mercury to abandon Turkey as client

They say the firm shouldn’t give support to a client that “commits genocide.”

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins six-figure California walnut account

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins six-figure California walnut account

The WPP firm will focus on two Walnut organizations’ relationships with growers and handlers.

Analysis

A return to the Obama comms playbook? Not exactly

A return to the Obama comms playbook? Not exactly

The Biden administration will be night and day from the Trump White House, but also distinct from the last Democratic president.

How agencies are helping employees go to the polls

How agencies are helping employees go to the polls

In a year marked by uncertainty, PR firms are making Election Day slightly less stressful.

Inside Planned Parenthood’s push to stall a Supreme Court pick

Inside Planned Parenthood’s push to stall a Supreme Court pick

The organization moved quickly after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday to remind the public what’s at stake.

‘America has no one left to trust’: Former HHS comms staffers on COVID-19 report meddling

‘America has no one left to trust’: Former HHS comms staffers on COVID-19 report meddling

“You don’t renegotiate a bible when you teach it,” says one ex-HHS official.

Talk to everyone: Breaking down Fauci’s media relations strategy

Talk to everyone: Breaking down Fauci’s media relations strategy

The most trusted man in America on COVID-19 is taking his authenticity wherever Americans consume media, from Vanity Fair to Desus & Mero.

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.

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