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Too toxic to touch: CEOs flee Trump council before president disbands it

Too toxic to touch: CEOs flee Trump council before president disbands it

Seven CEOs dropped out of the president's manufacturing council before he disbanded it on Wednesday, along with another board of top executives.

5 things to know about interim White House communications director Hope Hicks

5 things to know about interim White House communications director Hope Hicks

Hicks was named interim White House communications director Wednesday. Unlike a certain predecessor, she has a record of keeping out of the spotlight.

I, robot

I, robot

The robots may one day fulfil dystopian science fiction visions and take over the human race, but that day is still far in the future - in the meantime, marketers and communicators are working out how AI can be effectively utilized in their world.

Your call: Still interested in Snapchat as a marketing tool?

Your call: Still interested in Snapchat as a marketing tool?

Snapchat has underperformed in back-to-back earnings calls. Is it still a place brands need to be?

Watch: Singer Jessie J recruits fans to concoct future M&M's jingle

Watch: Singer Jessie J recruits fans to concoct future M&M's jingle

Fans who interact with the M&M's microsite can access the singer's new single, "Real Deal."

Your call: Are consultancies keeping you up at night?

Your call: Are consultancies keeping you up at night?

Accenture acquired another firm this week, the latest sign that business consultancies are elbowing their way onto agencies' turf. Worried yet?

That was fast: Scaramucci out as White House communications director after 10 days

That was fast: Scaramucci out as White House communications director after 10 days

Scaramucci was relieved of his role at the request of new Chief of Staff John Kelly, according to several reports.

3 former White House communications directors offer the Mooch some free advice

3 former White House communications directors offer the Mooch some free advice

Obama and Bush vets weighed in on the recently appointed comms director's colorful language.

Hey Mooch: you're not meant to be the story

Hey Mooch: you're not meant to be the story

The new White House communications director has made an immediate mark in a totally unorthodox way that isn't making anyone think of PR in a more positive light after the Sean Spicer experience.

Your call: Would you hire Sean Spicer?

Your call: Would you hire Sean Spicer?

After a six-month stint as President Trump's White House press secretary, Sean Spicer is about to be on the market. Would you hire him for a corporate or agency role?

Baer: Scaramucci needs behind-the-scenes focus to fix White House comms

Baer: Scaramucci needs behind-the-scenes focus to fix White House comms

Anthony Scaramucci will need to be less of a show pony and more of a work horse to get the Trump administration's communications on track, according to Don Baer.

Boy Scouts declares itself 'wholly non-partisan' after combative Trump speech

Boy Scouts declares itself 'wholly non-partisan' after combative Trump speech

The organization found itself at the center of a political firestorm on Monday evening after President Trump addressed its annual Jamboree with a politically charged speech.

PR pros react to Spicer's resignation, Scaramucci's hire

PR pros react to Spicer's resignation, Scaramucci's hire

The consensus: They're still not impressed with Spicer and are extremely wary of the new hire.

Timeline: The short, tumultuous tenure of Sean Spicer

Timeline: The short, tumultuous tenure of Sean Spicer

Spicer's short but notable tenure as White House press secretary came to an abrupt end on Friday. From Inauguration Day to Saturday Night Live, here's a timeline of his term.

Influencers are the changing face of marketing

Influencers are the changing face of marketing

The FTC wants to crack down on influencer marketing but, transparency aside, people increasingly turn to people like themselves when they are seeking information and entertainment.

Your call: Is Scaramucci an inspired or puzzling choice for White House comms director?

Your call: Is Scaramucci an inspired or puzzling choice for White House comms director?

The former hedge fund manager is said to be in line for the White House communications director job.

How 10 brands are celebrating #NationalHotDogDay

How 10 brands are celebrating #NationalHotDogDay

It's estimated that Americans consume 20 million hot dogs a year, so it makes sense that brands are dedicating a day to the glory of the dog. Here's how 10 brands are offering tips or promotions or just having a meaty #NationalHotDogDay on social media.

Watch: Current helps Radio Flyer celebrate turning 100

Watch: Current helps Radio Flyer celebrate turning 100

The brand is celebrating its centennial with a video highlighting the role it has played in American childhood, generation by generation.

Holding company woes represent good news for PR

Holding company woes represent good news for PR

Brian Wieser from Pivotal Research reduced price targets on agency holding companies in light of difficult trading conditions - but these structural and temporal difficulties will bring PR more central to the marketing mix.

Poll: What shocked you the most about the Rob Goldstone saga?

Poll: What shocked you the most about the Rob Goldstone saga?

The world met Rob Goldstone this week and found him to be...interesting.