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Press reacts to White House barring news outlets from briefing

Press reacts to White House barring news outlets from briefing

Several prominent news organizations were blocked from a press briefing with Sean Spicer on Friday afternoon.

Media literacy is the social issue of our time

Media literacy is the social issue of our time

An increasingly put-upon media has started to retaliate against President Trump's fake news accusations, led by The New York Times with its 'hard truth' campaign - it is in the best interests of everyone in PR to join this effort.

Your call: Is a Oscars political statement worth the risk?

Your call: Is a Oscars political statement worth the risk?

Is making a political statement at the Oscars a smart bet for brands? Vote below or tweet at @PRWeekUS with your opinion.

Tech sector leads corporate pushback against trans student reversal

Tech sector leads corporate pushback against trans student reversal

Apple, Microsoft, and Salesforce were among the companies that expressed their displeasure with the White House's decision to roll back protections for transgender students on Wednesday night.

Fanbytes' Timothy Armoo: Debunking 3 Snapchat myths

Fanbytes' Timothy Armoo: Debunking 3 Snapchat myths

Here are three misconceptions brands have about Snapchat. Why they're wrong.

5 facts about new White House communications director Mike Dubke

5 facts about new White House communications director Mike Dubke

Meet the man who will be leading communications for the Trump White House.

Edelman slowdown highlights continued agency revolution

Edelman slowdown highlights continued agency revolution

As the world's largest PR firm reports its lowest annual growth for seven years, everyone in the agency sector is retooling for an integrated and converged future in a bid to avoid becoming marginalized.

Facebook revamps Trending section amid fake news fight

Facebook revamps Trending section amid fake news fight

Announced in January, the changes were rolled out on Thursday. Facebook is hoping they cut down on the amount of fake news shared via the section.

1-800-Flowers finds out what happens when a brand gets on the wrong side of a pro wrestler

1-800-Flowers finds out what happens when a brand gets on the wrong side of a pro wrestler

WWE wrestler Chris Jericho added 1-800-Flowers to his "list" after what he thought was shoddy customer service.

Twitter reacts: Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place?

Twitter reacts: Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place?

Disney cut ties with PewDiePie this week after he posted videos containing anti-Semitic content. However, Twitter users questioned why the family friendly entertainment giant worked with the outrageous YouTube star in the first place.

Snickers empathizes with Adele after Grammys flub

Snickers empathizes with Adele after Grammys flub

After its intentional Super Bowl live ad disaster, the candy bar brand felt for Adele after she needed a do over of her tribute to George Michael.

Spicer: An impossible job

Spicer: An impossible job

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has found himself one of the most recognized people on the planet after last weekend's Saturday Night Live - no matter how funny the sketch was, it can't be good for Spicer or the perception of public relations.

Nordstrom's non-response to Trump: Love it or hate it?

Nordstrom's non-response to Trump: Love it or hate it?

Nordstrom found itself in President Donald Trump's crosshairs this week after it dropped a line by his daughter, Ivanka. Grade the retailer's response below or tweet at @prweekus with your thoughts.

9 non-pizza brands get cheesy on #NationalPizzaDay

9 non-pizza brands get cheesy on #NationalPizzaDay

In a good way...

Nordstrom is latest brand to face Trump's wrath on Twitter

Nordstrom is latest brand to face Trump's wrath on Twitter

But investors don't seem to care.

PR pros: Budweiser's controversial Super Bowl ad a prime example of bold storytelling

PR pros: Budweiser's controversial Super Bowl ad a prime example of bold storytelling

The spot tells the story of founder Adolphus Busch arriving on not-so-welcoming American shores.

Super Bowl agency battle: PR pros from Atlanta and New England pick the winner

Super Bowl agency battle: PR pros from Atlanta and New England pick the winner

Will it be the first Super Bowl win for the Atlanta Falcons or the latest for the New England Patriots?

Integration is a double-edged sword

Integration is a double-edged sword

As marketing and communications disciplines continue to merge, holding companies are tweaking their agency service offerings accordingly - but this will open up opportunities for small to mid-sized firms.

Your call: Is Snap Inc. the next Facebook? Or the next Twitter?

Your call: Is Snap Inc. the next Facebook? Or the next Twitter?

Will it be boom or bust for Snapchat?

Queen Bey is pregnant with twins! 5 brands react

Queen Bey is pregnant with twins! 5 brands react

Several brands braved the wrath of the "Beyhive," quickly reacting on social to the news that Beyonce is pregnant with twins.