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Merriam-Webster is tracking the buzziest words during the Trump-Biden debate so you don’t have to

Merriam-Webster is tracking the buzziest words during the Trump-Biden debate so you don’t have to

The dictionary site will monitor trending words and post them to Twitter.

CDC hires Golin to support international initiatives

CDC hires Golin to support international initiatives

The IPG firm will work on media and social media for the CDC’s Center for Global Health.

Networks drop deepfake democracy campaign at last minute

Networks drop deepfake democracy campaign at last minute

The activation by former BBDO CCO Greg Hahn’s agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address was scheduled to air during Tuesday’s presidential debates.

California $6m tobacco-control campaign decision under appeal

California $6m tobacco-control campaign decision under appeal

The state is reviewing its call to award the seven-figure campaign to Rally.

Signal Group adds Democratic National Convention deputy COO

Signal Group adds Democratic National Convention deputy COO

Shelby Wagenseller is joining the firm as a VP.

Democrats want more info about about $250m HHS COVID-19 campaign

Democrats want more info about about $250m HHS COVID-19 campaign

They’re concerned it could be a de facto Trump campaign ad.

Purple Strategies names Jennifer Kohl as senior director

Purple Strategies names Jennifer Kohl as senior director

Kohl worked on President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and led the PR team of chef José Andrés.

Sard Verbinnen & Co buys UK comms and public affairs agency

Sard Verbinnen & Co buys UK comms and public affairs agency

International comms consultancy Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC) has acquired UK-based Oakhill Communications for an undisclosed sum.

In Trump’s crosshairs, TikTok grows public affairs team

In Trump’s crosshairs, TikTok grows public affairs team

The buzzy social platform is looking for public affairs specialists to operate on both a federal and state level.

Finn Partners promotes Jessica Berk Ross with remit to expand public affairs

Finn Partners promotes Jessica Berk Ross with remit to expand public affairs

Robin Crawford was named head of the DC public affairs group.

Porter Novelli collaborates with Global Situation Room for new services

Porter Novelli collaborates with Global Situation Room for new services

Porter Novelli has expanded its collaboration with public affairs firm Global Situation Room to launch additional offerings for clients.

Hong Kong govt announces PR agency after lengthened tender process

Hong Kong govt announces PR agency after lengthened tender process

After a long and difficult search, a one-year contract worth US$6.3 million has been awarded to one agency.

Silicon Valley companies, industry groups lead backlash to Trump visa ban

Silicon Valley companies, industry groups lead backlash to Trump visa ban

Tech companies say the ban cuts down the talent they can bring to the workforce.

Domino’s defends McEnany interaction: ‘Being responsive to customers is not political’

Domino’s defends McEnany interaction: ‘Being responsive to customers is not political’

The pizza chain says it is ‘shocked’ at the outrage over an eight-year-old tweet.

‘From footballer to one of UK’s top lobbyists’ - industry leaders praise Marcus Rashford’s ‘blinder’ of a campaign

‘From footballer to one of UK’s top lobbyists’ - industry leaders praise Marcus Rashford’s ‘blinder’ of a campaign

The Manchester United star is the toast of the UK's lobbying industry after his effective and heartfelt campaign to extend a free school meals voucher scheme for vulnerable children in England prompted a Government U-turn.

Analysis

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.

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.

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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