Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 11.10.2016

As Donald Trump takes his first transition steps, protests took place in major American cities on Wednesday night.

Protests of Donald Trump's election began last night in major cities. (Screenshot via MSNBC's YouTube channel).
Protests of Donald Trump's election began last night in major cities. (Screenshot via MSNBC's YouTube channel).

Activists protest Trump victory. Protests broke out in several cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night. To be seen: are they fueled by angry voters blowing off steam or the start of a bigger movement?

Election comms coverage. Agency leaders said Trump’s impact on the business climate is a ‘known unknown;’ Executives revisited their predictions of a Clinton landslide; The messages that won Trump the election: change and authenticity; Five ways creative brands went to the polls.

Blame to go around. Bloomberg: Millennial voters could have swung the election to Clinton had they turned out; ABC News: 5 missteps that may have doomed the Clinton campaign; New York Times: The data said Clinton would win. Why you shouldn’t have believed it; WSJ: Democrats seek a fresh, more inclusive approach.

Trying to predict the Trump administration. With the country deeply divided, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Jeff Sessions, and Reince Priebus could find a home in Trump’s cabinet. Among the major questions: what does a Trump presidency mean for the Paris Climate Accord, women’s rights, the U.S. relationship with China, and a more-legal-than-ever marijuana industry.

Twitter COO to exit. Adam Bain, once on the shortlist to take over the social media company’s top job, is stepping down from his role at Twitter. CFO Anthony Noto will take over his position, and the company will search for a new financial chief. Bain has agreed not to join a competitor, according to The New York Times.


Siemens to float healthcare unit. The Germany-based conglomerate is planning to spin off its healthcare business, worth $15 billion, as it focuses on core units like energy and factory products. The company’s CEO also sounded the alarm about the possible threat to business from populism in the wake of Trump’s election.

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