Wayfair's comms department is handling all PR for the company amid reports of a planned IPO. The home-furnishings e-commerce brand brought all communications in-house in the fourth quarter of last year.
Accor, a France-headquartered group behind 3,500 hotels in 92 countries, has launched a hunt for a corporate agency to raise its profile in the UK.
After a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a $9.5 billion environmental damage award against Chevron was fraudulent, the energy company has focused its communications efforts on ensuring the significance of the judgment is understood by the public.
WASHINGTON: Home Matters, a national coalition supporting the housing and community-development industries, has selected Edelman as its AOR.
LONDON: Shipping company FedEx is in early stage talks with agencies after putting its UK and Ireland PR work up for review.
REDMOND, WA: Microsoft corporate VP of corporate communications Frank Shaw will report to newly minted CMO and EVP Chris Capossela after changes to the company's executive team go into effect.
ATLANTA: Christopher Fuller, former global public affairs director at Yum Brands, has joined Arby's Restaurant Group as VP of brand and corporate communications.
The proposal would provide clear guidance on how editors can disclose potential conflicts in compliance with Wikipedia's existing prohibitions on deception, misrepresentation, and fraud, say those in favor.
Former Edelman San Francisco GM Michael Kuczkowski is planning to launch his own shop, named Orangefiery, next month.
Online food-ordering company GrubHub Seamless brought on Edelman as its AOR last month to support its overall PR and communications efforts.
Companies taking advantage of the JOBS Act to quietly file for an IPO may minimize the media scrutiny that dogged Groupon and Facebook, but the strategy is not without communications and branding drawbacks.
Recent data thefts from Target and Snapchat illustrate why communications professionals need to be fluent in online security issues and have a rapid-response team in place.
Chinese companies will closely watch smartphone-maker ZTE as it continues to expand into the US, communications professionals with extensive experience in China tell PRWeek.
The National Football League is facing another media firestorm after Tuesday's Frontline documentary about the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
CBS communicated its strategic messages more effectively through its month-long contractual dispute with Time Warner Cable, say PR executives.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talks about how the online retailer reinforces brand culture.
Timothy Kuniskis, CEO of Chrysler Group's Dodge brand, talks about how creative efforts help the automaker raise its profile.
Sam Yagan, CEO of Match.com, talks to Diana Bradley about how the online dating site differentiates itself in an oversaturated market.
Revolt TV CEO Keith Clinkscales talks about how the new music channel is targeting a social media-obsessed generation.
Stephen Collins, CEO of Bazaarvoice, talks to Chris Daniels about the comms challenge of pioneering a social commerce business.