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Univision Communications' Mónica Talán to depart for education startup

Univision Communications' Mónica Talán to depart for education startup

Talán will leave Univision next month after eight years to join startup PreK12 Plaza.

Facebook ad revenue rockets 63% to $6.24b

Facebook ad revenue rockets 63% to $6.24b

Mobile ad revenue continues to be Facebook's major source of revenue.

Reddit users freak out over plan to let brands sponsor posts

Reddit users freak out over plan to let brands sponsor posts

"It's so frustrating watching this website die," wrote a commenter. "Good thing I have Lunesta to give me a good nights sleep to melt the stress away."

Rio 2016: Backlash continues against Olympic rule silencing unapproved sponsors

Rio 2016: Backlash continues against Olympic rule silencing unapproved sponsors

A plethora of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms".

Chipotle and Jimmy John's cook up a romance on Twitter

Chipotle and Jimmy John's cook up a romance on Twitter

Summer lovin' is in the air as two quick service restaurants feel the heat in each other's kitchens and create a recipe for love on social media.

RebelMouse founder Paul Berry on going from free to b-to-b

RebelMouse founder Paul Berry on going from free to b-to-b

"It became increasingly obvious we wouldn't become a consumer-based, ad-supported company," the former Huffington Post chief technology officer told PRWeek.

Brandwatch rolls out social insights tool, Brandwatch Audiences

Brandwatch rolls out social insights tool, Brandwatch Audiences

Brandwatch has also integrated Audiences with its flagship product, Brandwatch Analytics.

NBC hires Quartz's Emily Passer as director of digital comms

NBC hires Quartz's Emily Passer as director of digital comms

Passer will work on digital platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.

Huntsworth pre-tax profit rises 21 per cent in improved first half

Huntsworth pre-tax profit rises 21 per cent in improved first half

Huntsworth has reported an improved performance in the first half of 2016, with pre-tax profit rising 21 per cent to £7.3m ($9.5m) on the back of revenue growth in three of its four divisions, although Grayling continued to struggle.

AP launches native advertising division ContentWorks

AP launches native advertising division ContentWorks

The news agency has rebranded AP Content Services as AP ContentWorks to reflect its broader set of capabilities.

FTI overtakes Brunswick as PR agency handling most M&A deals globally

FTI overtakes Brunswick as PR agency handling most M&A deals globally

FTI Consulting overtook Brunswick as the PR agency that handled the most M&A deals globally in the first half of 2016, although Brunswick retained the top spot by value of deals - despite that value more than halving.

The revolution will not be television

The revolution will not be television

Consumer companies of all types are assessing their big broadcast and print media buys to see if there are more effective ways to spend their marketing money.

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

Publicis organic revenue up three per cent as MSLGroup owner plays down Brexit impact

MSLGroup owner Publicis has reported organic revenue growth of 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, buoyed by particularly strong growth in Europe, as the group says it "should not be heavily impacted" by Brexit.

Farm Credit Council appoints new comms head

Farm Credit Council appoints new comms head

Debbie Wing joins the trade association at the start of August as EVP for national communications and reputation management.

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Turkey comms sector unites to 'fiercely' condemn coup attempt and vows to 'maintain prudent language'

Three comms trade bodies in Turkey have issued a joint statement "fiercely" condemning the recent attempted coup in the country, and promising to "maintain a prudent communication language" in its aftermath.

:-) or :-(? How brands used #WorldEmojiDay to promote their messages

:-) or :-(? How brands used #WorldEmojiDay to promote their messages

How did brands, organisations and campaigners latch on to World Emoji Day on Sunday? We pick out some interesting examples.

Finsbury names new public affairs chief as Will Tanner departs

Finsbury names new public affairs chief as Will Tanner departs

Finsbury partner and former BAA public affairs chief Scott Colvin has been appointed to oversee the London-based agency's public affairs arm, following the departure of longstanding head of public affairs Will Tanner.

Nasdaq adds tool in GlobeNewswire to meet influencer relations demand

As PR professionals across the world get to grips with how best to use influencers in their campaigns, global data and markets firm Nasdaq has today added a new influencer relationship tool to its GlobeNewswire product.

ICF International wins €26m comms brief with European Commission

ICF International wins €26m comms brief with European Commission

US-based ICF International has been awarded a contract to provide comms services to the European Commission worth up to €26m (£22m, $28.9m) over four years.

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil parent, Meredith team up to target foodies

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil parent, Meredith team up to target foodies

The partnership is an extension of Reynolds' Endless Table Instagram cookbook campaign, which is focused on seasonal entertaining and recipes.

Journalist Q&As

NPR's Kelly McEvers on creating long-form podcasting with emotional impact

NPR's Kelly McEvers on creating long-form podcasting with emotional impact

Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, tells Sean Czarnecki about her podcast project, Embedded.

Inside investigative journalism with ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields

Inside investigative journalism with ProPublica managing editor Robin Fields

ProPublica made headlines last December with its high-profile "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" collaboration with The Marshall Project. Sean Czarnecki talks investigative journalism with the nonprofit's managing editor Robin Fields

Gawker's Alex Pareene on the site's political shift, Hulk Hogan, new media

Gawker's Alex Pareene on the site's political shift, Hulk Hogan, new media

Gawker's newly minted editor-in-chief Alex Pareene details the outlet's unique approach to covering the presidential campaign and editorial changes he has implemented since joining.

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

After stripping out nudes, Playboy says readers will stay for the articles

Editor-in-chief Jason Buhrmester talks to Dipka Bhambhani about the decision to cover up its models and where the iconic magazine goes from here.

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

Fox News' Martha MacCallum: Trump's campaign 'turning the model on its head'

The Fox News co-anchor talks to Laura Nichols about how Donald Trump is making the race for the White House essential viewing and how she leverages Twitter.

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

The Tablet tackles eclectic mix of topics from Anne Frank manga to life in Miami

Alana Newhouse, editor-in-chief of the Tablet, talks about launching the brand's first print edition and the vital, undeniable role that long form plays.

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

For medicine & science coverage, news site Stat may be just what the doctor ordered

Rick Berke, executive editor of Stat, speaks to Laura Nichols about the title's strategy to make health medicine and life science content compelling and deliver this news to a general audience

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

How decades-old Yoga Journal exploded onto digital after 40 years in print

Carin Gorrell, editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, speaks to Megan Costello about the brand's strategy to engage new enthusiasts and how it leverages digital to reach different demographics

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

ESPN's redesign reflects changing consumer habits

Chad Millman, editor-in-chief of ESPN, speaks to Kathleen Treganowan about the sports media outlet's Web redesign and its efforts to cultivate a captive audience in a crowded market

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

The challenges and privileges of being a White House Correspondent

Bloomberg's Margaret Talev talks to Laura Nichols about life on board Air Force One and how reporting from Inside the Beltway has changed due to the explosion of social media