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01 September 2014

  • 09:10PM
  • Feature
Wrangler wants to make your whole town more comfortable

Wrangler wants to make your whole town more comfortable

Wrangler launched Wrangler Advanced Comfort Jeans by taking over the town of Comfort, Texas.

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  • 05:15PM
  • Feature
Spotlight: Denver

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .

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  • 04:02PM
  • News
Apple works on 'iPhone wallet' with Visa, MasterCard and AmEx

Apple works on 'iPhone wallet' with Visa, MasterCard and AmEx

Apple has reportedly signed deals with Visa, MasterCard and AmEx for a mobile payments system that will let users pay for goods with a swipe of their phones.

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  • 03:57PM
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Watch: Marks & Spencer's latest food ad

Watch: Marks & Spencer's latest food ad

Marks & Spencer is releasing a TV ad for its food range as part of a dual-pronged autumn campaign that will also push the retailer's clothes.

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  • 03:24PM
  • News
Tesco Mobile launches TV campaign

Tesco Mobile launches TV campaign

Tesco Mobile is launching a brand campaign in the UK created by Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam.

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  • 03:00PM
  • Feature
CEO Q&A: Joe Daniels, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

CEO Q&A: Joe Daniels, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Joe Daniels of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum tells Diana Bradley about the nonprofit's comms efforts.

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  • 02:48PM
  • News
Richmond Towers acquires Van Communications

Richmond Towers acquires Van Communications

Food, drink and FMCG specialist Richmond Towers Communications has acquired Van Communications.

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  • 01:00PM
  • Opinion
Big Idea: Adidas' Jeremy Darlow

Big Idea: Adidas' Jeremy Darlow

Jeremy Darlow, head of brand and digital marketing, Adidas, says college recruitment is all about brand building.

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  • 12:38PM
  • News
RAF recruitment campaign for regulars and reservists takes off

RAF recruitment campaign for regulars and reservists takes off

The Royal Air Force has launched a national recruitment campaign that targets both full-time regulars and spare-time reservists for the first time.

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  • 12:16PM
  • News

Tower Hamlets spends £128,000 to counter BBC Panorama programme

Tower Hamlets Council spent £128,000 of taxpayers' money on PR and lawyers as part of attempts to first block a BBC programme about its controversial mayor, Lutfur Rahman, and then train Rahman to appear on it.

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  • 12:01PM
  • News
KFC rolls out 'biggest' menu overhaul in 20 years

KFC rolls out 'biggest' menu overhaul in 20 years

KFC is rolling out the "biggest overhaul" to its menu for two decades today, with the launch of pulled chicken.

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  • 12:00PM
  • News
Me, my selfie and I: how selfie culture is fuelling our identity crisis

Me, my selfie and I: how selfie culture is fuelling our identity crisis

In just a matter of weeks, the shape of Britain could be looking very different. Come the 18 September, our residents of Scotland will either vote to stick with trusty Britannia or opt to go it alone into a brave, new independent world.

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  • 12:00PM
  • News
GM vehicles will remind drivers to 'pay attention' to the road

GM vehicles will remind drivers to 'pay attention' to the road

General Motors (GM) is reportedly working on cars that can remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road, in a bid to reduce road accidents.

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  • 11:02AM
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Chester Zoo launches personalised campaign to coincide with BBC zoo drama

Chester Zoo launches personalised campaign to coincide with BBC zoo drama

Chester Zoo is launching a personalised online campaign to coincide with a BBC TV drama 'Our Zoo', which airs this autumn.

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  • 10:41AM
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Campaign Viral Chart: Samsung's Ice Bucket Challenge and TD Bank emotive spot conquer

Campaign Viral Chart: Samsung's Ice Bucket Challenge and TD Bank emotive spot conquer

TD Bank's emotive ad and Samsung Galaxy's comical Ice Bucket Challenge ad sit in first and second place in this week's Campaign Viral Chart.

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  • 10:36AM
  • Blog
Birth of a new body

Birth of a new body

This week the CIPR introduces a new package of measures helping PR women navigate maternity leave. Board member and chair of the Professional Practices Committe Sarah Hall explains why this is so important.

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  • 09:58AM
  • News
Volkswagen appoints Frank PR to promote California camper van

Volkswagen appoints Frank PR to promote California camper van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has called in Frank PR to handle its consumer PR projects, including the California camper van.

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  • 09:50AM
  • News
The X Factor returns with highest launch audience since 2011

The X Factor returns with highest launch audience since 2011

The 11th UK series of 'The X Factor' launched to a peak audience of 10.6 million, the highest for three years, according to unofficial overnight figures.

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  • 09:49AM
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Apple chief said to be relaxing Katie Cotton's

Apple chief said to be relaxing Katie Cotton's "control-obsessed PR regime"

The man who succeeded Steve Jobs at the helm of Apple is making the company and its PR team "friendlier and more transparent", according to an in-depth investigation.

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  • 09:36AM
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Kenya hunts for global PR help to reverse impact of Islamist attacks

Kenya hunts for global PR help to reverse impact of Islamist attacks

Kenya is looking for a global PR agency to help turn around a decline in the number of tourists and investors coming to the country following assaults by Islamist militias.

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  • 09:29AM
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Former FT chief executive Rona Fairhead hired as BBC Trust chairman

Former FT chief executive Rona Fairhead hired as BBC Trust chairman

Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is set to become the next BBC Trust chairman.

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  • 09:07AM
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4 tips to inspire the next generation of digital talent

4 tips to inspire the next generation of digital talent

The Government is introducing "computer coding" to the national curriculum for students as young as five. Natalie Gross, chief executive of Amaze and BIMA committee member, looks at how to inspire the next generation of digital talent.

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  • 09:07AM
  • News
Sainsbury's launches Tu brand online as it plots £1bn fashion business

Sainsbury's launches Tu brand online as it plots £1bn fashion business

Sainsbury's has begun selling its Tu clothing range online, as part of plans to transform the fashion sub-brand into a £1bn business.

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  • 09:00AM
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Dyson expected to launch first robotic vacuum cleaner

Dyson expected to launch first robotic vacuum cleaner

Dyson is expected to launch its first robotic vacuum cleaner later this week, following the launch of a cryptic YouTube video.

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  • 09:00AM
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Chelsea Apps Factory calls in Up for wide-ranging brief

Chelsea Apps Factory calls in Up for wide-ranging brief

Fast-growing tech firm Chelsea Apps Factory has appointed Up Communications to run its internal and external comms.

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  • 08:46AM
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Ben & Jerry's seeks 'social change' with global CSR campaign

Ben & Jerry's seeks 'social change' with global CSR campaign

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's kicks off its 2014 'Join Our Core' global contest today, calling on social enterprise start-ups to compete for a $10,000 (£6,000) cash prize.

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  • 08:14AM
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Havas UK revenue climbs 22% in Q2

Havas UK revenue climbs 22% in Q2

Havas has reported income before tax of €94 million (£74.2 million) across the first half of the year, up 5.6 per cent year on year, as UK revenues surged almost 20 per cent in the same period.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Helen Edwards: Why aiming off-target can help brands to hit the spot

Helen Edwards: Why aiming off-target can help brands to hit the spot

Brand success is more likely to come from "aiming off" and mastering the challenges of "off-target targeting", writes Helen Edwards.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Why great things happen when UX design meets marketing expertise

Why great things happen when UX design meets marketing expertise

Some of the biggest successes come when marketing and UX are joined at the hip as partners, writes Adam Powers, head of UX and digital design at BBH

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Five tips for Dave Lewis on his first day as Tesco CEO

Five tips for Dave Lewis on his first day as Tesco CEO

As Unilever's Dave Lewis takes over from Tesco's Philip Clarke, retail expert Kate Jones, director at Mash Strategy, gives her five tips for bringing back the brand we love.

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  • 07:26AM
  • Opinion
Whichever way you look at it, doing good is good business

Whichever way you look at it, doing good is good business

As we reach September and full-throttle work, our thoughts at PRWeek turn toward the theme of good business being better business.

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