The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 6.10.2016

PR execs pick actors to play themselves; Twitter responds to username, password leak; Democrats shower Clinton with endorsements; Internet mocks Steph Curry's latest Under Armour shoes.

In their dreams! Asked to pick who would portray them in a movie, male members of the Global Power Book picked George Clooney.
In their dreams! Asked to pick who would portray them in a movie, male members of the Global Power Book picked George Clooney.

Mirren, Clooney headline PR pros’ dream biopics
Asked to pick the actor or actress who would play them in a film, male members of the 2016 Global Power Book picked George Clooney, while female executives voted for Helen Mirren. "Well, who wouldn’t want Helen Mirren?" asked Weber Shandwick North America president Sara Gavin. Good point, Sara.

Survey: Instagram surpasses Twitter in social ad campaigns
Creative agencies are turning more often to Instagram than Twitter for social media campaigns, according to a survey released Thursday by Comcast’s Strata unit. The research shows weakness in Twitter’s ad sales, according to Strata. A Twitter representative told Reuters the study "couldn’t be further from the truth."

…but that’s not Twitter’s biggest problem today
The company notified millions of users that their accounts are at risk of being hacked after a database of tens of millions of usernames and passwords appeared on the dark web on Wednesday. However, Twitter contends that its servers were not the source of the information. Twitter explained its response in an early Friday blog post.

Democrats begin to unify behind Clinton
Hillary Clinton received a list of endorsements from prominent Democrats, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), on Thursday. Warren, embracing the attack dog role, called Donald Trump "a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud." Warren’s Friday meeting with Clinton is fueling speculation she could be picked for the Democratic ticket. On the Republican side, Trump’s campaign is dealing with stories in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal that the real-estate magnate used hardball tactics to avoid paying his bills in decades in business. Clinton won a Twitter skirmish with Trump on Thursday afternoon. (Points to Reince Priebus and Anthony Weiner for joining in).

Twitter mocks Steph Curry’s new shoes
The internet is not in love with the latest Under Armour shoes endorsed by Stephen Curry, with social media users saying they look like they were designed more for the retirement home than the basketball court. "These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA superstar," commented New York magazine’s Adam Raymond.

What to know on Friday:
Euro 2016 kicks off in France amid security concerns, early hooliganism. Farewell to Muhammad Ali in Louisville to attract heads of state, former presidents, celebrities. Edelman, United Entertainment Group launch video influencer offering. Obama slow-jams the news on Fallon. 

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