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Renault-Nissan Alliance staffers absorb Sproule's former role

Renault-Nissan Alliance staffers absorb Sproule's former role

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will not replace former marcomms director Simon Sproule, who left last month for Tesla, with other staffers absorbing his responsibilities instead.

Top Bliss staffers buy back firm from ad agency

Three staffers at Bliss Integrated Communication with more than 60 years of cumulative experience there have acquired the firm.

National Retail Federation hits the road

National Retail Federation hits the road

The National Retail Federation is going on a cross-country road trip with the first stop outside the nation's capital in North Carolina.

Coca-Cola UK media relations head: ''Don't approach bloggers with a fait accompli'

Coca-Cola UK media relations head: ''Don't approach bloggers with a fait accompli'

Brands should not approach bloggers with a "fait accompli" when reaching out to them, but should be open to co-creation and a more human approach, according to Coca-Cola Great Britain head of media relations Sarah Tuke.

Beefeater Gin hires Amplify PR for London visitor center

Beefeater Gin hires Amplify PR for London visitor center

Gin brand Beefeater has handed Amplify the responsibilities for promoting a new London-based venture.

GoDaddy appoints Bite as Indian PR agency

GoDaddy appoints Bite as Indian PR agency

Bite's work in India includes strategic planning, campaign management, content creation, and influencer relations.

Hilton Worldwide brings on MWW for LGBT work

Hilton Worldwide brings on MWW for LGBT work

Hilton Worldwide has brought on MWW to handle its LGBT marketing and PR efforts across its portfolio of brands.

Thursday's Breakfast Briefing: FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; #myNYPD spreads to West Coast

Thursday's Breakfast Briefing: FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; #myNYPD spreads to West Coast

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Top PR pros to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Top PR pros to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips, and Allianz are among speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress.

Former top lobbyist, H&K CEO Robert Gray dead at 92

Former top lobbyist, H&K CEO Robert Gray dead at 92

Robert Gray, an influential Washington, DC, lobbyist and former chairman and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, passed away last Friday. He was 92.

Edelman US CEO Hass to step down; Dubner to replace him

Edelman US CEO Hass to step down; Dubner to replace him

Edelman US president and CEO Mark Hass is stepping down from his role after five years at the agency. Russell Dubner, president of Edelman New York, will succeed him on July 1.

WPP's Michelle Harrison explains its new government and public sector practice

WPP's Michelle Harrison explains its new government and public sector practice

Michelle Harrison, CEO of TNS BMRB and leader of WPP's new government and public sector practice, talked to PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett about plans for the global venture.

ICR helps Weibo with comms through IPO process

ICR helps Weibo with comms through IPO process

Financial communications consulting firm ICR was the sole PR agency aiding China's Twitter-like Weibo platform with comms for its public-market debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange last Thursday.

UK's Gatwick Airport calls on former Tony Blair spokesman Godric Smith

UK's Gatwick Airport calls on former Tony Blair spokesman Godric Smith

Gatwick Airport has retained the agency of former Tony Blair spokesman and Olympic delivery communications chief Godric Smith to help it in the political battle for a second runway.

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: The NYPD's Twitter campaign goes awry

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: The NYPD's Twitter campaign goes awry

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Novartis to set up 'integration office' following GSK deal

Novartis to set up 'integration office' following GSK deal

SWITZERLAND: Novartis will set up an "integration office" to aid in the process of its multi-billion dollar asset exchange with GlaxoSmithKline.

Zhao: 'We want BlueFocus to be a global player'

Zhao: 'We want BlueFocus to be a global player'

He is the poster child of China's communications industry. Oscar Zhao, 44, is leading the charge at BlueFocus, a group growing so fast it defies belief.

Colorado Tourism brings PR in-house

Colorado Tourism brings PR in-house

The Colorado Tourism Office has brought its PR and social media functions in-house, deciding not to renew its contract with agency MMGY Global.

Interpublic PR group Q1 revenue up double digits

Interpublic PR group Q1 revenue up double digits

Interpublic Group's PR agency unit saw double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky.

Omnicom PR revenue up 1.2% in first quarter

Omnicom PR revenue up 1.2% in first quarter

Omnicom Group reported Tuesday morning that its PR agencies achieved 1.2% organic revenue growth in the first quarter compared with Q1 2013.

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.

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Consolidation trending as vendors strive to keep up with changing industry

Cision and Vocus are two of the biggest providers of PR management and monitoring tools, and observers say both could soon be combined by GTCR Valor Merger Sub.

Reddit AMAs: A minefield worth crossing

Reddit AMAs: A minefield worth crossing

Communications pros tell PRWeek about their experiences helping clients through Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions, which are full of potential pitfalls and opportunities.

Abortion debate ramps up as parties look to sway voters

Abortion debate ramps up as parties look to sway voters

The pro-life versus pro-choice debate is reigniting as the 2014 midterm elections near.

Anonymous gossip apps a headache for brands? Not yet

Anonymous gossip apps a headache for brands? Not yet

The pack of scuttlebutt-sharing apps such as Whisper and Secret are not keeping communicators up at night - but that could change.

Who is winning the Marketing Cloud wars?

Who is winning the Marketing Cloud wars?

PRWeek sister brand The Hub takes an in-depth look at five tech giants and their race towards the first truly integrated digital marketing hub.

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.

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