Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.19.2016

Diageo's global corporate communications account is moving from Edelman to Teneo Blue Rubicon.

Guinness is one of Diageo's brands. (Image via the beer brand's Facebook page).
Guinness is one of Diageo's brands. (Image via the beer brand's Facebook page).

New this morning: Diageo has moved its global corporate communications account from Edelman to Teneo Blue Rubicon after a long search process. Sixteen firms pitched for the account. Just last week, Teneo brought together its U.K. operations under the Teneo Blue Rubicon banner.

Acquisition in India for Dentsu Aegis Network. The agency network has acquired India’s Perfect Relations Group, one of the largest comms networks in the country with 19 offices covering 50 cities and firms including Perfect Relations, Accord Public Relations, Image Public Relations, Imprimis Life PR, India Media Monitor, and Buzz. Clients include Coca-Cola, Nokia, and Honda.

Leading Monday morning’s news cycle: Latest on Chelsea bombing. Police are questioning people of interest in the investigation into Saturday night’s explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. A backpack containing several bombs was found Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near a train station. Several major events including the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Foundation’s yearly confab are taking place this week in New York.

Diversity a winner at the 68th Emmy’s. Veteran shows and stars won the major awards at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, including Game of Thrones and Veep, but diversity was the big winner of the night, according to The Washington Post.


Clinton makes her pitch to Millennials. The Democratic nominee is scheduled to make a speech tailored to young voters on Monday at Temple University in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama told black voters on Saturday night that he’ll take it as a personal insult if they don’t turn out in big numbers for Clinton. Also on the campaign trail: Chris Christie fibs about Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for birther conspiracy theories; John Kasich says Trump owes Obama an apology; Vice reporter arrested for trying to cover Trump event.

How the 2016 election is changing the media. The way The New York Times covered Donald Trump’s casual relationship with the facts in Friday’s birther press conference is a sign of the death of "he said, she said" journalism, according to The Atlantic. Russian-backed RT is trying to connect with American audiences by enlisting familiar faces, via Jim Rutenberg.

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