The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 3.1.2016

Salary Survey 2016; Super Tuesday could be super indeed for Trump, Clinton; Apple, FBI officials to make their cases in front of Congress; Protester throws Volkswagen presentation off-balance at Geneva Auto Show.

Part of the Clinton team's plan for defeating Donald Trump is using former President Bill Clinton as a surrogate. (Image via the Clinton campaign's Facebook page)
Part of the Clinton team's plan for defeating Donald Trump is using former President Bill Clinton as a surrogate. (Image via the Clinton campaign's Facebook page)

PRWeek Salary Survey 2016
This year's Salary Survey, conducted in partnership with Bloom, Gross & Associates, finds an emboldened workforce secure in the knowledge that advancement opportunities, and higher pay, are available in the comms industry. But the onus is on employers to dig deep to keep or corral the best talent.

What to keep one eye on: Super Tuesday results tonight
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could pull away from rivals as voters go to the polls in 11 states in each party nominating contest. Clinton is polling well ahead of Bernie Sanders in most Super Tuesday states, while Trump could get enough delegates to all but put away the GOP nomination.

From the campaign trail:
BuzzFeed: Trump secretly told New York Times what he really thinks about immigration. CBS News: Rivals want audio released. CNN/ORC poll: Clinton, Sanders both top Trump. Re/code: Trump Twitter chatter soars before Super Tuesday. NYT: Inside the Clinton team’s plan to defeat Donald Trump. Washington Post: Trump endorsed by NASCAR officials who once protested his immigration stance. NBC News: Time complains to Secret Service after photographer thrown to the ground at Trump rally.

Apple, FBI officials on Capitol Hill
A congressional panel will hear arguments from Apple’s top lawyer and FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday on whether the company should unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. A court ruled on Monday that Apple did not have to hack into a phone in an unrelated drug case.

Volkswagen takes humble approach at Geneva auto show
The automaker eschewed the flashing lights and talk of superior engineering seen at most auto shows to emphasize how new technology will help customers do more in a car. CEO Mathias Mueller’s presentation was interrupted by a protestor who crawled under a car to install his own "cheat box."

What to know on Tuesday:
SEC investigates Valeant Pharmaceuticals; stock drops to lowest point in 36 months. Lena Dunham calls out Spanish magazine for photoshopping her body. Pandora hires new public affairs leader in Washington, D.C., from Uber. 

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