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Breakfast Briefing, 11.15.2017: Papa John's tries to replay the down on NFL statements

Breakfast Briefing, 11.15.2017: Papa John's tries to replay the down on NFL statements

Will consumers give the pizza brand a do-over?

Pramana Collective hires former Chelsea Clinton spokesperson Erika Gudmundson

Pramana Collective hires former Chelsea Clinton spokesperson Erika Gudmundson

Gudmundson was most recently director of comms for Zumper, an apartment rental website.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.10.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning

(Most) Republicans are distancing themselves from Roy Moore after allegations of sexual misconduct with an underage girl.

Mexico hires FTI Consulting for NAFTA negotiations

Mexico hires FTI Consulting for NAFTA negotiations

The firm will provide comms and public affairs support to Mexico as the country enters tough NAFTA negotiations.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.9.2017: China's 'Great Firewall' doesn't stop Trump from tweeting

Plus: More details about Snap's upcoming redesign.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.8.2017: The Democrats sweep

Breakfast Briefing, 11.8.2017: The Democrats sweep

How did President Trump take it? Not all that well, despite more room to tweet.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.7.2017: Election Day; Twitter's latest apology

Breakfast Briefing, 11.7.2017: Election Day; Twitter's latest apology

Plus: Another shocking New Yorker expose about Harvey Weinstein.

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Angela Merkel campaigns adviser Joachim Koschnicke to become Hering Schuppener partner

Joachim Koschnicke has been hired by Hering Schuppener, the European sister firm of Finsbury and Glover Park, following a short stint as head of strategic planning and strategic comms to German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Breakfast Briefing, 11.3.2017: Trump Twitter account briefly banned

Plus: Kevin Spacey has been dropped by his own publicist, and journalists are reportedly being told to avoid hot topics at the Country Music Awards.

Engage by Bell Pottinger boss Hugh Taggart takes senior Edelman role

Engage by Bell Pottinger boss Hugh Taggart takes senior Edelman role

Former Bell Pottinger partner Hugh Taggart has joined Edelman UK in a senior role, giving him oversight of more than 150 staff.

Indicted Trump associate Richard Gates hires Glenn Selig for crisis support

Indicted Trump associate Richard Gates hires Glenn Selig for crisis support

Gates was indicted on Monday morning alongside longtime associate Paul Manafort.

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

The other agency referred to in the documents is Podesta Group, whose founder stepped down on Monday, according to media reports.

'Most of these companies had no idea:' Sleeping Giants explains anti-Breitbart push

'Most of these companies had no idea:' Sleeping Giants explains anti-Breitbart push

The anonymous cofounders of Sleeping Giants, some of whom have digital marketing chops, are less interested in boycotts and more focused on educating marketers about why their ads are appearing on controversial websites.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.30.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on #MuellerMonday

Plus: Kevin Spacey's apology statement to Anthony Rapp is being widely criticized.

Edelman hires APCO's Lisa Osborne Ross as head of DC office

Edelman hires APCO's Lisa Osborne Ross as head of DC office

Ross is succeeding Rob Rehg, who will now lead U.S. public affairs.

Analysis

'They're going to weather this:' Why Keurig shouldn't sweat a conservative backlash

'They're going to weather this:' Why Keurig shouldn't sweat a conservative backlash

A smashing social media firestorm is an uncomfortable place for an apolitical brand.

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

FARA 'shockwaves:' Agencies rush to ensure compliance after indictments

The indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates have spurred firms to ensure their FARA paperwork is up to standard.

How IBM and Univision are going to bat for Dreamers on staff

How IBM and Univision are going to bat for Dreamers on staff

Both companies have found their employees are the most effective storytellers on the issue.

Prime location: How three cities are pitching for Amazon's second HQ

Prime location: How three cities are pitching for Amazon's second HQ

The bids may be in, but the communications pushes are just beginning. How three North American cities are making their cases to the e-commerce juggernaut.

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.

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.

Commentary

'Corbyn has slowly plodded up behind May as the finish line approaches': GE Panel week six

'Corbyn has slowly plodded up behind May as the finish line approaches': GE Panel week six

The PRWeek General Election Panel draws together some of the best public affairs practitioners in the industry, from both sides of the political divide, to dissect the campaign as it unfolds between now and 8 June.

GLAAD stems bullying of LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day

GLAAD stems bullying of LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day

As a teen, I was the target of relentless bullying. Anti-gay slurs were lobbed at me daily, and I lived in constant fear of just being myself.

Why Connecticut's healthcare exchange is a national blueprint for success

Why Connecticut's healthcare exchange is a national blueprint for success

Health insurance marketplace Access Health CT's CEO, Jim Wadleigh, on making a health exchange work.

Galderma celebrates mother-daughter bond in aging-awareness campaign

Galderma celebrates mother-daughter bond in aging-awareness campaign

Galderma teamed up with Marina Maher Communications to ignite conversations about facial aging across generations.

Families affected by muscular dystrophy remind America to 'Live Unlimited'

Families affected by muscular dystrophy remind America to 'Live Unlimited'

Live Unlimited means daring to live beyond your perceived limitations and redefining what's possible, says Muscular Dystrophy Association goodwill ambassador Joe Akmakjian.

AT&T invests one million hours in bridging the mentoring gap

AT&T invests one million hours in bridging the mentoring gap

A mentoring gap affecting 16 million youth has a direct impact on AT&T's talent pipeline, and as a business with more than 250,000 employees, we know we can help.

White House education campaign says 'Better Make Room' for Gen Z

White House education campaign says 'Better Make Room' for Gen Z

"This generation speaks their own language. No one can speak it better than they can - so we let them do the talking."

Viacom campaigns to empower everyday storytellers and social movements

Viacom campaigns to empower everyday storytellers and social movements

Viacom VP of corporate social responsibility Ali Jannello Tuck says over the next few months, the brand will empower viewers to go out and tell their own stories and those of their communities

Show Up, Stand Out initiative engages parents and empowers youths to make a change

Show Up, Stand Out initiative engages parents and empowers youths to make a change

In its fourth year, the DC-based campaign has helped promote elementary school attendance, writes Alexandra Caceres

Sexual assault study spurs action by four major universities

Sexual assault study spurs action by four major universities

Laura Nichols looks at how some universities reacted after a study shed light on campus sexual assaults.

Peace Through Business helps women overcome the odds, boost employment

Peace Through Business helps women overcome the odds, boost employment

Founder and CEO of the Institute of the Economic Empowerment of Women Terry Neese on how the organization empowers women through business opportunities.

#BirthControlHelpedMe strikes a chord with GI, college grad, Girls' Lena Dunham

#BirthControlHelpedMe strikes a chord with GI, college grad, Girls' Lena Dunham

Inside the Planned Parenthood hashtag campaign to help dispel stigma around birth control.

How David Tovar came back from a personal brand disaster

How David Tovar came back from a personal brand disaster

The former Walmart comms VP on getting in front of a personal crisis and overcoming it. Plus, five reputation management must-dos.

Lobbyists hungry to take fast-food minimum-wage fight nationwide

Lobbyists hungry to take fast-food minimum-wage fight nationwide

Public affairs experts and advocates attribute several communications factors to the campaign's success and its overwhelming public support.

MADD: Talk early, talk often to kids about alcohol

MADD: Talk early, talk often to kids about alcohol

Campaign encourages early intervention by parents because kids weigh pros and cons of alcohol as early as age 8.