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Protect the press: 9 comms, marketing groups support Fourth Estate

Protect the press: 9 comms, marketing groups support Fourth Estate

A statement signed by comms and marketing groups follows editorials published by hundreds of news outlets decrying attacks on the free press.

Poll: Do you believe Omarosa?

Poll: Do you believe Omarosa?

Poll time: Which former reality-show star is more believable? The president or Omarosa?

Breakfast Briefing: Pentagon chief spokeswoman under investigation

Breakfast Briefing: Pentagon chief spokeswoman under investigation

Dana White, a Trump appointee, is under investigation after multiple complaints were filed against her.

Mercury provides media, lobbying support to Cameroon

Mercury provides media, lobbying support to Cameroon

The Omnicom agency started working with Cameroon this month.

Breakfast Briefing: The White House's weekend of Omarosa

Breakfast Briefing: The White House's weekend of Omarosa

The former communications aide and reality-show star created more headaches for the Trump administration this weekend. Plus: Trump backs Harley boycott.

Morning Consult: Consumers want brands to drop the Trump talk

Morning Consult: Consumers want brands to drop the Trump talk

The new research found some topics are too hot for brands to touch.

Breakfast Briefing: Mixed messages from White House on Russia threat

Breakfast Briefing: Mixed messages from White House on Russia threat

Hours after national security officials described the threat of midterm election meddling, Trump again dismissed the "Russia hoax."

Breakfast Briefing: Lobbying execs under investigation in Mueller-referred case

Breakfast Briefing: Lobbying execs under investigation in Mueller-referred case

Executives from the former Podesta Group and Mercury are under the microscope in the federal inquiry conducted by the Southern District of New York.

Qatar 'dirty tricks' report 'a blemish' on PR sector but 'not common behaviour'

Qatar 'dirty tricks' report 'a blemish' on PR sector but 'not common behaviour'

The alleged 'dirty tricks' carried out by a senior PR executive around Qatar's World Cup bid, and his reported work in Syria, is a "blemish" on the industry but "not at all common behaviour", says the president of the PR Council.

Steve Schmidt on the time he met Trump, who he's voting for, and the legacy of Sarah Palin

Steve Schmidt on the time he met Trump, who he's voting for, and the legacy of Sarah Palin

Plus: the Edelman veteran and longtime GOP operative on Twitter Trump vs. real-life Trump.

Corporate affairs head Jeff Winton departs Astellas for Alkermes

Corporate affairs head Jeff Winton departs Astellas for Alkermes

Astellas shook up its corporate affairs department after Winton's departure.

Bully Pulpit Interactive hires Obama pollster Danny Franklin

Bully Pulpit Interactive hires Obama pollster Danny Franklin

Franklin worked on both of former President Barack Obama's national campaigns.

Ketchum hires former Walmart and Hume Brophy staffer to lead London public affairs

Ketchum hires former Walmart and Hume Brophy staffer to lead London public affairs

Ketchum has hired Chris Martin (pictured) as director of public affairs in London.

Turkish Exporters Assembly, Ketchum part ways

Turkish Exporters Assembly, Ketchum part ways

The firm was providing research, comms consulting, and media analysis services for the trade group in the U.S.

House committee reviews Stone documents on Pruitt Rose Bowl tickets

House committee reviews Stone documents on Pruitt Rose Bowl tickets

Saxum CEO Renzi Stone said he has fully complied with the House Oversight and Government Reform committee's request for documents.

Analysis

'Connected in politics and with the public': What a Howard Schultz presidency would look like

'Connected in politics and with the public': What a Howard Schultz presidency would look like

Corporate communicators and former colleagues of the outgoing Starbucks chairman discuss why they think he should run for president.

Rudy can fail: Comms pros say Stormy strategy too late with payment truth

Rudy can fail: Comms pros say Stormy strategy too late with payment truth

The about face by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani last week isn't how communications pros would advise their clients to act.

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

Crisis communicators give Zuckerberg high marks for testimony

The Facebook CEO did not wilt during Tuesday's marathon Senate session.

'Politicians' worst nightmare': Tone, social savvy make Parkland students authentic advocates

'Politicians' worst nightmare': Tone, social savvy make Parkland students authentic advocates

Students from Parkland, Florida, are impressing veteran activists as they take the gun control fight to legislators.

Why Davos is bucking the populist trend to stay on agency leaders' calendars

Why Davos is bucking the populist trend to stay on agency leaders' calendars

Some are going to observe a clash of cultures. Others to get a jump on the trends that will define the year. Despite the rise of populism, agency CEOs are not crossing the World Economic Forum off their to-do lists.

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.