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Chili's makes offer to Twitter user who discovered KFC's tasty following list

Chili's makes offer to Twitter user who discovered KFC's tasty following list

KFC was slow to respond, so Chili's elbowed its way into the conversation.

PR Compact: an ethical dilemma

PR Compact: an ethical dilemma

When the most famous person in PR sends out a call to action it behooves us to listen - but the ethical line in the sand should be a case of common sense for most people.

Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

Your call: Does PR need a new ethics code?

In the wake of the Bell Pottinger scandal, perhaps PR needs to reexamine its industry ethics.

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Some, including the talent in the ad, don't think so.

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

A play-by-play of the live video feed Carl's Jr. just hosted for a would-be meeting with Amazon.

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

The mogul's behavior has been the subject of investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker.

How 6 women's health organizations responded to the birth control mandate rollback

How 6 women's health organizations responded to the birth control mandate rollback

The Trump administration widened the range of exemptions on Friday that employers can claim to end coverage of contraceptives.

Your call: Did Dannon drop Cam Newton too quickly?

Your call: Did Dannon drop Cam Newton too quickly?

The yogurt brand was almost as quick as social media to condemn the Panthers' firebrand quarterback. But was it too quick?

How 6 gun advocacy groups reacted to the Las Vegas massacre

How 6 gun advocacy groups reacted to the Las Vegas massacre

Pro-gun and gun-control advocates have ramped up their messaging since a mass shooting took the lives of 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

You can still do a lot with 140 characters

You can still do a lot with 140 characters

Twitter is testing an extension of its character limit to 280 but this week continued to demonstrate the massive power of the existing platform, whether it is President Trump or Russian operatives trying to influence the national agenda.

Your call: Will 280 characters change Twitter?

Your call: Will 280 characters change Twitter?

Twitter is expanding its 140 character limit to 280 characters, but is this really what the social network needs?

Your call: Was Sean Spicer's Emmys appearance a good idea?

Your call: Was Sean Spicer's Emmys appearance a good idea?

Spicer's Emmys bit got people talking, but probably not in the way he, or the Emmys, wanted.

The week in communications

The week in communications

Check out the highlights from a busy and interesting week in PR and communications.

Your call: Will Apple be able to market a smartphone that costs (gulp) $1,000?

Your call: Will Apple be able to market a smartphone that costs (gulp) $1,000?

Will the iPhone X prove too costly for Apple to market effectively?

Your call: Has Bell Pottinger hurt the PR industry's reputation?

Your call: Has Bell Pottinger hurt the PR industry's reputation?

One of the largest firms in comms is drowning in scandal. Not a good look.

Burson on the business of persuasion

Burson on the business of persuasion

Harold Burson's latest book contains some fascinating reflections on his seven-decade career in PR and lots of useful takeaways for those wanting to improve their professional practice.

Watch: Land Rover uses new tricks to introduce Range Rover Velar

Watch: Land Rover uses new tricks to introduce Range Rover Velar

The luxury automaker is partnering with several media outlets alongside new 30- and 60-second spots rolling out the SUV.

Secrets to upward mobility for CCOs

Secrets to upward mobility for CCOs

Becoming CCO used to be seen as the pinnacle of achievement for a PR professional - but there's no reason why communicators shouldn't set their sights much higher.

5 brands insert themselves into the viral 'distracted boyfriend' stock picture

5 brands insert themselves into the viral 'distracted boyfriend' stock picture

Tinder, Jimmy John's, Tumblr, Vegas Golden Knights, and Penguin Random House quickly jumped on the latest meme.

Katy Perry's new music video features cameos from #NuggsForCarter, Doug the Pug

Katy Perry's new music video features cameos from #NuggsForCarter, Doug the Pug

Big social influencers of the year like Carter Wilkerson of #NuggsForCarter fame -- eating chicken nuggets, of course -- and Instagram famous dog Doug the Pug make appearances in Perry's music video for "Swish Swish."