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Brunswick Group retained its grip as the top global M&A PR advisor in 2015 by number of deals and deal value, representing 209 transactions worth nearly $1T in a year dubbed the biggest for M&A ever.
The 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York.
Laura Nichols, who led global communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been cast as chief communications officer of National Geographic Partners, the film venture between the 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society.
Big Picture Communications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (B. Rafferty)
Politics Growing Koch network tries to shed secretive image (KC Star)
Ethics Spin and democracy (E. Tchividjian)
PR 101 How to break lazy writing habits (J. Rush)
Tech Apple relaunches 'Shot on iPhone' campaign (MacRumors)
Tools Why brands need to embrace Snapchat (J. Barrett)
Int'l FIFA presidency candidate: Trust me to fix image (Sky News)
The Public Relations Society of America has issued a statement in response to a controversial measure passed this week by New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics advising that PR firms disclose their media outreach with the state.
A group concerned with the dangers of radiation from cellphones, computers and other sources has asked Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Assn., to spread the word on “an emerging public health crisis, a five-alarm fire.”
Law Turning free press into propaganda (P. Roff)
Healthcare Walgreens gives Theranos another drop of bad news (Fortune)
PR 101 Boring press release bingo is back (Shift)
Confession I was a Donald Trump ghostwriter (Vox)
Food Judge bans Chobani ads critical of Yoplait, Dannon (Star Trib)
Tech Facebook gets most of its users - and revenue - from mobile (C. Thilk)
Adidas in 2008 signed an 11-year sponsorship deal with the IAAF for upwards of $33 million. In the wake of the biggest doping scandal to hit the IAAF, however, Adidas is now looking for a way out.
McGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications has become AOR for Constance Therapeutics, a manufacturer of medicinal cannabis oil.
Media Why media companies are to thank for Facebook's success (Yahoo)
Content For brands running successful brand journalism programs (M. Materise)
Media Murdoch leaving Ailes alone to handle Trump crisis (New York)
Politics Does Bloomberg's possible candidacy impact the 2016 race ? (D. Payne)
Digital Marketing in the moments to reach customers online (NY Times)
Crisis Latest developments in Flint water crisis (AP)
Digital SEO pro gets jail time for 'negative review' extortion (SBT)
Recognition PR earned its place long before 2016 (G. Dietrich)
Crisis Takata CEO to offer resignation over explosive air bags (Reuters)
Int'l A conversation on how to fix Israel's PR (R. Torok)
Int'l Saudi Arabia deserves its appalling international reputation (Independent)