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Amazon veteran Scott Stanzel joins Capital One as corp comms head

Amazon veteran Scott Stanzel joins Capital One as corp comms head

Stanzel relocated with his family this week from Seattle to McLean, Virginia, where Capital One's headquarters is located.

PR Council, Page Society open to Edelman ethics proposal

PR Council, Page Society open to Edelman ethics proposal

Renee Wilson and Roger Bolton, the leaders of the PR Council and the Page Society, respectively, did not rule out working together on a new industry-wide ethics standard.

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.

Kellogg's mascots speak out against LGBTQ bullying, even though they can't talk

Kellogg's mascots speak out against LGBTQ bullying, even though they can't talk

Kellogg's characters appeared in a video on Thursday supporting GLAAD Spirit Day and LGBTQ youth.

Ogilvy EMEA MD and former Gordon Brown aides joins WPP government practice

Ogilvy EMEA MD and former Gordon Brown aides joins WPP government practice

Iain Bundred, a top Ogilvy PR executive and former political spokesman to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been appointed executive director of WPP's Government and Public Sector Practice.

Tavistock hires James Henderson's former business partner Charles Vivian as director

Tavistock hires James Henderson's former business partner Charles Vivian as director

Charles Vivian, who set up Pelham alongside James Henderson and later merged it into Bell Pottinger, has joined independent financial PR specialist Tavistock as a director.

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap has announced a joint venture with media giant NBCUniversal to develop and produce shows for Snapchat.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.17.2017: Aramco halts firm's IR comms work, says report

Plus: President Trump's approval is steady, according to the latest CNN poll; Uber and SoftBank are close to a deal; and Facebook buys a positive polling app that's popular with teens.

Owen Blicksilver PR works comms for Weinstein private equity infusion

Owen Blicksilver PR works comms for Weinstein private equity infusion

The financial specialist firm's long-standing client, Colony Capital, is negotiating a sale with The Weinstein Company.

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways is contacting a number of large agencies, including incumbents Grayling, Action and Meropa, about its global PR support and crisis management, PRWeek has learned.

Bell and Lehrle's Sans Frontières hires suspended Oakbay account team member Philip Peck

Bell and Lehrle's Sans Frontières hires suspended Oakbay account team member Philip Peck

Philip Peck, one of the Bell Pottinger staffers who worked on its infamous Oakbay account, has been hired by Sans Frontières Associates, PRWeek has learned.

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Former Brunswick Group U.S. senior partner Steve Lipin has launched Gladstone Place Partners with staffers from his former shop, as well as veterans of Kekst and Company, FTI Consulting, and Prosek Partners.

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.

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.

Beth Comstock to leave GE at year's end

Beth Comstock to leave GE at year's end

Comstock became the first woman to hold the title of vice chair at GE in 2015.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.10.2017: Can a rebranding save The Weinstein Company?

The film studio could further distance itself from cofounder Harvey Weinstein by rebranding, according to multiple reports. Plus: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill and Dove apologizes for an ad it says "missed the mark."

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC has appointed Barclaycard director of external comms Helen Lacey to the newly created role of head of media relations for its global retail banking and wealth management division.

Fearless Girl creator State Street comes in for media scrutiny for 'ironic' gender inequality settlement

Fearless Girl creator State Street comes in for media scrutiny for 'ironic' gender inequality settlement

The parent company of the US financial services giant whose Fearless Girl campaign took Cannes by storm earlier this year has come in for widespread criticism for alleged practices directly contradicting the campaign's equality message.

Twenty three ex-Bell Pottinger staff to join Pagefield and new sister agency

Twenty three ex-Bell Pottinger staff to join Pagefield and new sister agency

Seventeen of Bell Pottinger's 22-strong crisis comms team are joining a new agency launched by its former crisis and litigation chief Stuart Leach and Pagefield founder Mark Gallagher - as other agencies snap up employees of the collapsed business.

Weber Shandwick touts women execs in video series with SellersEaston

The videos will feature women from several business sectors telling talking about their journey to the top.

Analysis

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.

Lessons from Katrina: How FEMA learned to focus its disaster messages

Lessons from Katrina: How FEMA learned to focus its disaster messages

The government disaster-assistance agency had a busy summer responding to hurricanes in the Southeast and Texas and wildfires in the West. Here's how it's changed communications strategy in the past dozen years.

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

The PR Council and other industry leaders draw a line in the sand: What they're prepared to do if a U.S.-based firm brings the industry "into disrepute."

Comms pros navigate the complex world of blockchain

Comms pros navigate the complex world of blockchain

While bitcoin's profile has skyrocketed alongside its exponential price, a group of devotees have gone about promoting the underpinning technology - the blockchain.

CEO Q&A

8 questions for A&W CEO Kevin Bazner

8 questions for A&W CEO Kevin Bazner

A&W CEO tells Sean Czarnecki how he brought one of the U.S.'s oldest restaurant chains back from the dead with "tender loving care" and authenticity.

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.