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Breakfast Briefing, 8.18.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning

Uber sent a letter to customers reinforcing its opposition to white supremacists, while prominent Republicans and business leaders have started to rebuke President Trump more clearly.

Inside Color of Change's campaign to get Pepsi's CEO to #QuitTheCouncil

Inside Color of Change's campaign to get Pepsi's CEO to #QuitTheCouncil

Other companies such as IBM also found themselves in the organization's crosshairs after their leaders joined President Trump's business advisory councils.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.17.2017: Silicon Valley, corporate America take a stand after Charlottesville

Facebook, Apple, and PayPal are among the companies vowing to fight extremism after last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Bell Pottinger's South African critic-in-chief arrives in London for PRCA hearing

Phumzile van Damme, the national spokeswoman for South Africa's second-biggest political party, has arrived in London where she will appear at the PRCA hearing into the conduct of the agency Bell Pottinger.

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.

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's statement was a rare moment of humanity and personal perspective from a leader in an industry that speaks most often to investors and each other.

PepsiCo under fire as Trump backtracks on criticism of far right

PepsiCo under fire as Trump backtracks on criticism of far right

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi has been targeted by a campaign calling for business leaders to disassociate themselves from President Donald Trump after he was harshly criticized for his response to the weekend's far-right protests in Virginia.

Why Tiki decided to douse torch-wielding white supremacists

Why Tiki decided to douse torch-wielding white supremacists

Tiki Brand put out a statement this weekend condemning white supremacist marchers who had used its product. It was the second time in three months the company had to disassociate its brand from extremist groups.

Dynamic Signal launches Watson-powered content feed

Dynamic Signal launches Watson-powered content feed

The feed pulls content from the web based on topics and guidelines created by a program administrator.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.14.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning

President Donald Trump's statement blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday received condemnation from across the political spectrum this weekend.

Cision taps Blanc & Otus as AOR

Cision taps Blanc & Otus as AOR

The firm will help the marketing services technology company expand its footprint internationally.

WE hires new heads of tech and consumer in UK as Meredith Lynch returns to US

WE hires new heads of tech and consumer in UK as Meredith Lynch returns to US

WE Communications' EMEA vice president Meredith Lynch is returning to her native US for a new role with the firm, as the agency promotes two London staffers for local practice head position.

Chelsea FC comms head Emma Wilkinson scores top PR job for Premier League

Chelsea FC comms head Emma Wilkinson scores top PR job for Premier League

Emma Wilkinson has been recruited as the new director of comms for the Premier League, succeeding Dan Johnson.

Text100 wins Rolls-Royce in Southeast Asia

Text100 wins Rolls-Royce in Southeast Asia

The agency will develop the company's digital presence.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.10.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday

On tap for Thursday: a day of seconds. Snap's second earnings report, and the world's most powerful brand gets its second CEO this year.

Facebook hires LinkedIn comms exec Fenot Tekle

Facebook hires LinkedIn comms exec Fenot Tekle

Facebook announced its second-quarter earnings at the last month, in which it beat expectations.

Etihad launches global agency review and parts with Ketchum in US

Etihad launches global agency review and parts with Ketchum in US

Etihad Airways has begun a review of its agency relationships around the world as part of a major strategic business review by the Abu Dhabi flag carrier.

Google makes strong statement by firing engineer behind anti-diversity memo

Google makes strong statement by firing engineer behind anti-diversity memo

However, the company is bracing for an ensuing free speech controversy as a result of the termination.

IBM names Jon Iwata first chief brand officer

IBM names Jon Iwata first chief brand officer

The 33-year IBM veteran is also serving as chairman of the newly created IBM Values and Policy Advisory Board, which recommends policies and principles for the company.

Google engineer sacked over anti-diversity memo

Google engineer sacked over anti-diversity memo

A Google engineer who criticised the company's diversity initiatives in a controversial memo has been sacked.

Analysis

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

No longer scared of the president's attacks on Twitter, companies are publicly breaking with Donald Trump over his remarks after last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corporate communications experts are cheering them on.

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

Safety first: Lessons from the cyberattack on WPP

The cyberattack on WPP raises questions about agencies' role in data protection.

How grocery chains can fight Amazon: By not trying to be Amazon

How grocery chains can fight Amazon: By not trying to be Amazon

At the top of the messaging to-do list for midsize and local grocery chains: reconnecting with customers and emphasizing local roots.

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers are increasingly facing blame from regulators, lawmakers, and the public as the list of lawsuits and investigations at the state and local levels grows.

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Handicapping Cannes 2017: Experts bet big on Fearless Girl, Meet Graham

Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.

CEO Q&A

11 questions for Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia

11 questions for Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia

Nextdoor's CEO tells Sean Czarnecki why his app, found in about 75% of U.S. neighborhoods, is the one for all neighborly needs

10 questions for Robinhood co-CEO Vladimir Tenev

10 questions for Robinhood co-CEO Vladimir Tenev

The co-CEO of Robinhood tells Sean Czarnecki how the commission-free trading app is opening up the American financial system to everyone - not just the top 1%.

From a park art project to a global brand: 8 questions for Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti

From a park art project to a global brand: 8 questions for Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti

Shake Shack's CEO discusses his growing brand with Sean Czarnecki and explains how it plans to face looming challenges.

7 questions for Eataly USA CEO Nicola Farinetti

7 questions for Eataly USA CEO Nicola Farinetti

As the brand expands to Las Vegas, Eataly USA's CEO tells Sean Czarnecki how the Italian marketplace's story starts in-store and ends with quality cuisine.

Underneath the story of Detroit is Bedrock

Underneath the story of Detroit is Bedrock

Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai chats about why he anchored his real-estate company in the Motor City's history and what it's doing to revitalize the urban center with art, architecture, and storytelling.