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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.

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

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

Russell Stover Chocolates hires Endeavor; White House aides planning impeachment response effort.

'Impassioned, authentic and raw': The keys to Greta Thunberg's success

'Impassioned, authentic and raw': The keys to Greta Thunberg's success

Experts say the 16-year-old activist has been able to humanize the climate crisis as few else have.

Peter Reid joins U.N. to lead strategic communications for secretary-general

Peter Reid joins U.N. to lead strategic communications for secretary-general

Reid's career includes more than a decade working for the British government.

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

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

When old tweets come back to haunt - with unexpected results; Facebook faces (another) antitrust probe.

Analysis

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.

Hitting the trail: Crowded field of Democratic campaigns staffs up

Hitting the trail: Crowded field of Democratic campaigns staffs up

The campaigns looking to unseat President Trump are hiring staffers with media relations, digital, and even Instagramming skills.

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.