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Three PR firms assist Alibaba with IPO comms

Three PR firms assist Alibaba with IPO comms

Sard Verbinnen & Co., Brunswick Group, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies are supporting Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba on communications as it prepares to file a prospectus as early as Monday for its highly anticipated IPO.

Friday's Breakfast Briefing: Former Samsung marketing chief defects to HTC

Friday's Breakfast Briefing: Former Samsung marketing chief defects to HTC

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Nielsen's Fronk to lead firm's new reputation measurement, management services

Nielsen's Fronk to lead firm's new reputation measurement, management services

NEW YORK: Nielsen has launched new service offerings this month, including reputation measurement and management services, which will be headed by Robert Fronk SVP, reputation management and public affairs.

BlueFocus FY 2013 revenue up 64.8%

BlueFocus FY 2013 revenue up 64.8%

BEIJING: Chinese marketing services group BlueFocus reported a revenue increase of 64.8%, year-over-year, to more than $578 million in 2013.

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: Bloomberg backs gun control nationally; Alibaba numbers impress

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: Bloomberg backs gun control nationally; Alibaba numbers impress

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Law firm Latham & Watkins appoints Newgate for Asia PR duties

Law firm Latham & Watkins appoints Newgate for Asia PR duties

Global law firm Latham & Watkins has appointed Newgate Communications as its PR representative in Asia following a pitch.

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

Web-based health and fitness service MyFitnessPal has named Tara-Nicholle Nelson as its first head of marketing, overseeing marcomms, data, and content.

Dow comms leader Davis to relocate to Switzerland

Dow comms leader Davis to relocate to Switzerland

Matt Davis, corporate VP for global public affairs and government affairs at Dow Chemical, will relocate to the company's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland, in August.

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

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IR head Arickx to lead GM comms on interim basis with Bingol out

IR head Arickx to lead GM comms on interim basis with Bingol out

General Motors comms leader Selim Bingol has left the automaker as it deals with the public outcry over its 10-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalts with malfunctioning ignition systems, according to numerous reports.

Makovsky taps Sutherland as digital branding practice lead

Makovsky taps Sutherland as digital branding practice lead

NEW YORK: Makovsky has hired Ross Sutherland as EVP of digital branding, the agency's growing interactive practice, effective April 14.

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

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PR pros: Comms response to Heartbleed must be proactive and quick

PR pros: Comms response to Heartbleed must be proactive and quick

The Heartbleed computer bug that has left many websites vulnerable and open to data theft this week could affect more than Internet Web servers, according to security experts. Since the encryption flaw surfaced on Monday, it has affected companies including Amazon.com, Google, and Yahoo.

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.11.2014

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.11.2014

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MSLGroup SVP Recupero joins Nasdaq as global comms lead

MSLGroup SVP Recupero joins Nasdaq as global comms lead

NEW YORK: Linda Recupero has left MSLGroup after one year of serving as SVP and New York corporate practice director to join Nasdaq OMX as global head of communications.

Currency, commodities broker easy-forex brings on Weber in China

Online currency, commodities, and derivatives broker easy-forex has named Weber Shandwick as its exclusive PR agency in China.

RLM Finsbury names Labaton as president, succeeding Gross

RLM Finsbury names Labaton as president, succeeding Gross

RLM Finsbury has chosen Stephen Labaton as its next US president, stepping into the role when Michael Gross becomes CEO.

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.10.2014

The Breakfast Briefing: 4.10.2014

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WebEx founder's startup taps Finn Partners

SAN FRANCISCO: Moxtra, a venture launched by WebEx co-founder Subrah Iyar, has brought on Finn Partners as AOR.

Toyota: Our recall is 'completely different' than the GM situation

Toyota: Our recall is 'completely different' than the GM situation

TORRANCE, CA: Toyota said Wednesday the company's decision to recall 6.4 million vehicles was not influenced by recent issues surrounding General Motors' decade-long delay to initiate an ignition switch recall.

Analysis

Boston balances safety, celebratory Marathon messages

Boston balances safety, celebratory Marathon messages

Boston Marathon organizers and local authorities have a tough task balancing security messages and maintaining the fun, triumphal spirit of the race. They are hitting their pace so far, say comms experts.

Inside Malaysia Airlines' crisis response to the plane disappearance

Inside Malaysia Airlines' crisis response to the plane disappearance

The MH370 disappearance has given Malaysia Airlines' communication operation an unprecedented challenge, but poor handling and misinformation have created a credibility gap, say PR pros.

Deeds outweigh words in product recalls

Deeds outweigh words in product recalls

Consumers expect recalls. But they won't be forgiving if a company does not handle them honestly, especially in the age of social media hyper-transparency.

JOBS Act proves popular among companies going public

JOBS Act proves popular among companies going public

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.

Data breaches challenge companies, both large and small

Data breaches challenge companies, both large and small

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.

CEO Q&A

CEO Q&A: David Kenny, The Weather Channel

CEO Q&A: David Kenny, The Weather Channel

David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Channel, talks to Diana Bradley about the dispute with DirecTV and creating a culture of transparency.

CEO Q&A: Tony Hsieh, Zappos

CEO Q&A: Tony Hsieh, Zappos

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talks about how the online retailer reinforces brand culture.

CEO Q&A: Timothy Kuniskis, Dodge

CEO Q&A: Timothy Kuniskis, Dodge

Timothy Kuniskis, CEO of Chrysler Group's Dodge brand, talks about how creative efforts help the automaker raise its profile.

CEO Q&A: Sam Yagan, Match.com

CEO Q&A: Sam Yagan, Match.com

Sam Yagan, CEO of Match.com, talks to Diana Bradley about how the online dating site differentiates itself in an oversaturated market.

CEO Q&A: Keith Clinkscales, Revolt TV

CEO Q&A: Keith Clinkscales, Revolt TV

Revolt TV CEO Keith Clinkscales talks about how the new music channel is targeting a social media-obsessed generation.

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