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EBay hires Disney veteran Brian Nelson to lead Americas comms

EBay hires Disney veteran Brian Nelson to lead Americas comms

Nelson is joining the ecommerce company after seven years at Disney.

Next 15: Organic revenue growth improved in H2

Next 15: Organic revenue growth improved in H2

Next 15 Communications has issued an upbeat trading update ahead of its full-year results announcement, pointing to improved performance in the second half.

Google turns Chrome's ad-blocker on: What to expect

Google turns Chrome's ad-blocker on: What to expect

Starting Thursday, Google will turn on the ad-block function on its Chrome browsers, which will turn off "bad ads."

Yahoo's former global comms head Sheila Tran joins Crew

Yahoo's former global comms head Sheila Tran joins Crew

Crew, which launched in 2015, is a communications app for employees who don't work in office environments.

Olympic stories, and the families rooting at home, power Intel's latest VR campaign

Olympic stories, and the families rooting at home, power Intel's latest VR campaign

Experience the Moment brings together athletes and their far-away support systems.

Medtronic hires Gregory Zimprich as fincomms director

Medtronic hires Gregory Zimprich as fincomms director

Zimprich joins from Honeywell, where he led global business communications.

Diffusion secures Canary PR AOR account

Diffusion secures Canary PR AOR account

Diffusion is helping Canary with creative campaigns, corporate profiling, and product launches, among other duties.

Twitter names Ancestry's Brandon Borrman comms VP

Twitter names Ancestry's Brandon Borrman comms VP

Twitter also hired Brad Ramsey from Facebook to serve as marketing VP.

Blanc & Otus names HP Inc.'s Sam Diaz as content, influencer lead

Blanc & Otus names HP Inc.'s Sam Diaz as content, influencer lead

It is a newly created role at the Hill+Knowlton Strategies subsidiary.

AxiCom unveils new branding after departure of global CEO

AxiCom unveils new branding after departure of global CEO

AxiCom, the tech agency that is part of Cohn & Wolfe, has unveiled a new corporate identity.

Next 15's £40m acquisition spree continues with digital deal

Next 15's £40m acquisition spree continues with digital deal

Holding group Next Fifteen Communications has made its first acquisition of the year and the largest in its recent spree, buying UK digital agency Brandwidth Group.

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

Marketing and talent lead Jane Fordham and head of digital Alex Brittain (pictured) are among a spate of senior figures leaving Golin's London office, although the business has recently been boosted after successfully re-pitching for npower.

Former adviser to David Cameron promoted to Google EMEA comms helm

Former adviser to David Cameron promoted to Google EMEA comms helm

Google's new EMEA comms and public affairs head has been confirmed as Tim Chatwin, an internal hire who has been with the company since 2011.

Amazon bounds past Apple, Google to become the world's most valuable brand

Amazon bounds past Apple, Google to become the world's most valuable brand

Amazon has topped Brand Finance's Global 500 list of the most valuable brands, knocking last year's number one, Google, into third place.

Facebook ad revenue up 49% but usage drop hits shares

Facebook ad revenue up 49% but usage drop hits shares

Despite reporting a healthy 20% increase in net income for 2017 to $15.9 billion (£10.5 billion), Facebook reported declines in user numbers and usage time.

Breakfast Briefing: Twitter, Craigslist cofounders invest in anti-fake-news startup

Breakfast Briefing: Twitter, Craigslist cofounders invest in anti-fake-news startup

And there's a new name on top of the list of the world's most valuable brands.

Google EMEA comms lead Peter Barron to leave next month

Google EMEA comms lead Peter Barron to leave next month

Peter Barron, head of comms and public affairs EMEA at Google, is stepping down after nearly a decade at the tech giant.

Facebook forbids cryptocurrency ads

Facebook forbids cryptocurrency ads

Taking on the likes of Bitcoin, Facebook has barred advertisers of cryptocurrency from using its social network as an awareness platform.

Alibaba pays tribute to underdogs in major Olympics campaign

Alibaba pays tribute to underdogs in major Olympics campaign

The ecommerce giant alludes to its support of small businesses in its first Olympics-themed campaign

Samsung veteran Laurie Spindler-Jones joins AI startup Lighthouse as first comms head

Samsung veteran Laurie Spindler-Jones joins AI startup Lighthouse as first comms head

The company is backed by Android cofounder Andy Rubin's Playground Global accelerator.

Analysis

Virality, connectivity, and a charismatic host: HQ Trivia's glitchy secret sauce

Virality, connectivity, and a charismatic host: HQ Trivia's glitchy secret sauce

The app's glitches and miniscule winnings aren't slowing it down. How the app became the biggest trivia sensation since Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with minimal marketing.

How unknown brands can get the most out of CES

How unknown brands can get the most out of CES

Size does matter at CES, and big brands take advantage of every inch of real estate at the Las Vegas tech trade show. Here's how challenger brands can get coverage, too.

'Positive economic conditions alone will not be enough': 8 of PR's brightest minds on 2018

'Positive economic conditions alone will not be enough': 8 of PR's brightest minds on 2018

A roaring stock market doesn't mean communications executives can put their feet up on the desk and relax in 2018.

Ready for an uneven playing field: Marketers prep for a post-net neutrality world

Ready for an uneven playing field: Marketers prep for a post-net neutrality world

Does the end of net neutrality mean communicators will have to work harder to get their message out? Or will it be a boon in disguise for PR agencies?

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.