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The times they are a-changin'

The times they are a-changin'

Former Mike and the Mad Dog front man Mike Francesa proved this week he was resistant to change others see as inevitable - modern communicators and marketers don't have that luxury, as this week's social media Wookiee viral show illustrated.

Brands challenge each other to up the ante on #RedNoseDay

Brands challenge each other to up the ante on #RedNoseDay

How 16 brands got into the (seriously silly) spirit of Red Nose Day.

Kohl's moves at lightspeed to leverage 'Chewbacca mask mom video'

Kohl's moves at lightspeed to leverage 'Chewbacca mask mom video'

What became the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time was posted by a Kohl's customer last week. Here's how the retail chain took advantage.

Diversity matters

Diversity matters

Let's build on the achievements of The Lagrant Foundation as we celebrate an organization that has been at the forefront of PR's diversity efforts for nearly two decades.

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards 2016: Embrace the upside of conflict

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards 2016: Embrace the upside of conflict

G&S Business Communications CEO Luke Lambert explains the myriad reasons his agency prioritizes diversity and inclusion, along with the rewards gleaned from having entered for a 2015 Diversity Distinction in PR Award

Charter Communications gets rid of 'the brand you love to hate'

Charter Communications gets rid of 'the brand you love to hate'

New owner Charter Communications is betting customers won't miss the Time Warner Cable brand.

76ers roll out trailblazing jersey ad, creep out fans

76ers roll out trailblazing jersey ad, creep out fans

The team showed off the first jersey ad in major U.S. professional sports on Monday with videos starring its mascots. But many fans weren't impressed.

InkHouse CEO Beth Monaghan on the death of infographics and what brands should use instead

InkHouse CEO Beth Monaghan on the death of infographics and what brands should use instead

Beth Monaghan, CEO and cofounder of InkHouse, on why infographics are no longer working for journalists and consumers.

Post-it war breaks out between Havas Worldwide and Omnicom Health Group

Post-it war breaks out between Havas Worldwide and Omnicom Health Group

Trash talk on Twitter as Spiderman, Marge Simpson, and 'Becky with the Good Hair' fill windows across Canal Street

Friday the 13th: How 13 brands tied their products to the unluckiest day of the year

Friday the 13th: How 13 brands tied their products to the unluckiest day of the year

Dozens of brands weren't scared of making the most of Friday the 13th on social media. Here are a baker's dozen of the best.

I have seen the future of PR -- and it works

I have seen the future of PR -- and it works

A visit to one of the top schools for PR education convinces PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett that the future of the industry is in good hands.

The rise of the 20-something creative class

The rise of the 20-something creative class

The founder and creative director of Mistress finds inspiration in the young.

Instagram's new logo: Like it or not?

Instagram's new logo: Like it or not?

The photo-sharing app introduced a new logo on Wednesday morning. Did it learn a lesson from Uber?

Chipotle enlists food-safety experts as E. coli crisis response continues

Chipotle enlists food-safety experts as E. coli crisis response continues

Reuters reported Wednesday morning that the chain has brought on three food-safety experts, including one that was critical of its response late last year.

Lyft's Austin campaign with a human face ultimately comes up short

Lyft's Austin campaign with a human face ultimately comes up short

The ride-hailing service and rival Uber threw their weight behind defeating regulations that called for greater restrictions on their drivers but ultimately failed at the ballot box.

Why the marketing industry is failing to attract the best and brightest talent

Why the marketing industry is failing to attract the best and brightest talent

The marketing industry is nothing without the right talent. The global marketing director of Travelex believes we're not doing enough to face up to the massive challenges ahead.

North Carolina risks further brand backlash with 'bathroom bill' lawsuit

North Carolina risks further brand backlash with 'bathroom bill' lawsuit

The state said Monday that it is filing suit against the Justice Department, accusing it of "baseless and blatant" overreach.

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards 2016: An increasingly rewarding effort

Diversity Distinction in PR Awards 2016: An increasingly rewarding effort

The sixth annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards to launch on May 19

The soundbites that define a $10 billion industry

The soundbites that define a $10 billion industry

The 2016 PRWeek Global Agency Report is in the can and the largest survey of PR firms ever produced has thrown up some fascinating data, trends, and analysis.

Your call: In anti-establishment 2016, do endorsements matter?

Your call: In anti-establishment 2016, do endorsements matter?

Several high-profile Republicans have been hesitant to support a Donald Trump nomination, despite its perceived inevitability and the businessman's domination of the party's primary process. Will it matter?