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BCW names new Brussels CEO

BCW names new Brussels CEO

Burson Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Andrew Cecil as chief executive of its Brussels office.

Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary

She’ll reportedly be replaced by campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany.

Michelle Giuda rejoins Weber Shandwick as EVP of geopolitical strategy, risk

Michelle Giuda rejoins Weber Shandwick as EVP of geopolitical strategy, risk

Giuda worked at the State Department between stints at the IPG agency.

Havas Group acquires majority stake in Cicero

Havas Group acquires majority stake in Cicero

Global holding company Havas Group has acquired public affairs and corporate comms consultancy Cicero Group.

SXSW: To cancel or not to cancel?

SXSW: To cancel or not to cancel?

Brands are pulling out of the event every day over coronavirus fears.

Mars hires Anders Bering as VP of global public affairs

Mars hires Anders Bering as VP of global public affairs

Bering joins Mars from Carlsberg Group.

When rapid response gets physical: PR pros praise Symone Sanders

When rapid response gets physical: PR pros praise Symone Sanders

The Biden strategist helped drag a vegan protester off-stage at a victory rally.

SKDKnickerbocker acquires Sloane & Company

SKDKnickerbocker acquires Sloane & Company

It’s the public affairs firm’s first acquisition

Hope Hicks to return to White House

Hope Hicks to return to White House

The Fox Corporation exec will serve as senior adviser, reporting to Jared Kushner.

Reputation matters

Reputation matters

The new decade has started with a bang and many major reminders of the power of communications and optics in the way brands, institutions and individuals are viewed.

PRCA U.S. members call for ethics upgrade in politics

PRCA U.S. members call for ethics upgrade in politics

Members say they were prompted by a tweet from former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart.

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.

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.