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U.S. Census launches $500m ad push in 13 languages

U.S. Census launches $500m ad push in 13 languages

BCW is one of the firms working on the push as part of Team Y&R.

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

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

Bloomberg team tries to steal debate social media spotlight.

Brunswick hires Paul Ryan's former chief of staff

Brunswick hires Paul Ryan's former chief of staff

Jonathan Burks is joining the firm as a partner.

Pfizer's Kirsty Graham named CEO of Edelman Public Affairs

Pfizer's Kirsty Graham named CEO of Edelman Public Affairs

The practice will operate like a boutique public affairs firm, taking on shops like H+K and APCO.

Snapchat fact-checks political ads, CEO says

Snapchat fact-checks political ads, CEO says

Co-founder Evan Spiegel weighs in on debate over accountability of social networks.

BCW ups Dan Doherty to lead public affairs, crisis role

BCW ups Dan Doherty to lead public affairs, crisis role

Doherty replaces A.J. Jones, who left for Vanda Pharmaceuticals in August.

Google names new VP of comms and public affairs

Google names new VP of comms and public affairs

Google has promoted Lily Lin to VP of communications and public affairs.

Exclusive: Portland founder Tim Allan steps down

Exclusive: Portland founder Tim Allan steps down

One of the UK's most successful political-corporate advisors, Tim Allan, is leaving the agency, Portland, he founded 18 years ago to pursue other interests.

FTI hires two public affairs execs

FTI hires two public affairs execs

Both Sonja Nesbit and Erica Elliott Richardson are based in Washington, DC.

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

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

PR stunt fail: Samsung's "space selfie" balloon crashes; Sprout Social files IPO.

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

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

Omnicom Q3 earnings; LeBron James criticizes Daryl Morey.

Saudi Arabia turns to influencers to give nation's image a makeover

Saudi Arabia turns to influencers to give nation's image a makeover

As war in Yemen rages on and controversy around Jamal Khashoggi's murder lingers, Saudi Arabia is turning to influencers to shed a positive light on the kingdom as it slowly opens up to tourism. The tactic is part of a broader PR offensive to improve perceptions in line with Mohammad bin Salman's 2030 Vision.

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

US comms agency adopts Lansons brand

New York-based strategic communications consultancy Intermarket has changed its brand name, following its recent acquisition by reputation management consultancy Lansons.

TikTok bans political ads

TikTok bans political ads

Blanket ban comes at time when China's influence over social app is coming to light.

Ogilvy hires VMLY&R's Rachel Caggiano to run DC office

Ogilvy hires VMLY&R's Rachel Caggiano to run DC office

She previously led WPP's PhRMA Go Boldly account.

Analysis

Trump, #MeToo and Greta: The biggest PR moments that defined a decade

Trump, #MeToo and Greta: The biggest PR moments that defined a decade

As we enter 2020, you can still dunk in the dark.

Twitter's political ad decision could go far beyond Twitter

Twitter's political ad decision could go far beyond Twitter

Its larger impact could be felt if Facebook or YouTube also tighten regulations.

Staffing up on the trail: Meet the top comms staffers on 2020 Democratic campaigns

Staffing up on the trail: Meet the top comms staffers on 2020 Democratic campaigns

New this election cycle: An emphasis on communications for small-dollar donations.

Replacing Huckabee Sanders: Without briefings, what's the point?

Replacing Huckabee Sanders: Without briefings, what's the point?

Trump has changed the role of White House press secretary to the point where it's no longer necessary, say experts.

PR pros: 'Huawei is handling crisis well, but could target customers in charm offensive'

PR pros: 'Huawei is handling crisis well, but could target customers in charm offensive'

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has its work cut out to convince governments, technology partners and consumers that its products and telco infrastructure are safe, experts warn.

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.