Five things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 3.16.2015

Sorrell pay package raises eyebrows; Facebook to clarify content standards; Putin reappears in public; Live from SXSW.

1. WPP CEO Martin Sorrell is set to receive a huge pay bump this year — $53 million in shares — due to the holding company’s controversial compensation program that seeks to reward executives for its performance. The pay package means he’ll remain one of the UK’s highest-paid executives, but could also become a political talking point during the country’s quickly approaching national election.


2. Facebook is set to clarify its standards on Monday about what kinds of content are banned on the social network. It also said government information requests were up slightly in 2014. Update: Facebook issued rules on Monday morning banning buttocks, female nipples, and information about terrorist organizations, among other things.

3. Is it already time to retire the term "native advertising?" A debate on that and more from PRWeek’s coverage of South by Southwest Interactive, including how to survive your 15 minutes of infamy and Twitter’s move to kneecap much-buzzed-about streaming app Meerkat.

4. Aides to Hillary Clinton said Sunday night that staffers went through each one of her personal emails during her time running the State Department and decided which to delete and which to forward to authorities for review. The former first lady said at a press conference last week that she deleted thousands of personal emails that had nothing to do with official business.

5. Russian President Vladimir Putin reappeared in public for the first time in 11 days — an eternity by his standards — this morning in a meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in St. Petersburg. (Why you should be worried about that, according to Quartz). The Russian Federation and longtime US agency partner Ketchum said last week that they’re parting ways.

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