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Sqoop introduces a PR channel, News Maker

Sqoop introduces a PR channel, News Maker

Sqoop is known for providing information from public records to more than 5,000 journalists.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.29.2017: BuzzFeed plans IPO

Breakfast Briefing, 3.29.2017: BuzzFeed plans IPO

BuzzFeed is laying the groundwork for a 2018 initial public offering, according to Axios.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.27.2017: United in Twitter storm over #leggingsban

Breakfast Briefing, 3.27.2017: United in Twitter storm over #leggingsban

The airline defended its decision on social media Sunday, saying the passengers were "pass travelers" representing the company.

Google UK moves product PR account from Portland to Nelson Bostock

Google UK moves product PR account from Portland to Nelson Bostock

Google UK has awarded a lucrative account for work on its smartphone, Gmail service and other products to the agency Nelson Bostock, and handed Ogilvy PR an expanded brief, PRWeek has learned.

YouTube's algorithms need a human touch

YouTube's algorithms need a human touch

Concerns about ads appearing next to inappropriate content on YouTube and Facebook's woes around fake news highlight the fact that, while tech is a prime driver of modern marketing and communications, machines are not perfect yet.

Twitter could launch paid membership option

Twitter could launch paid membership option

Twitter is considering a paid, premium service aimed at businesses and power users as it searches for revenue growth in the face of stagnating user numbers.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.24.2017: Twitter teases Tweetdeck on steroids

Breakfast Briefing, 3.24.2017: Twitter teases Tweetdeck on steroids

Twitter is surveying users about what they'd like to see in a paid-for version of TweetDeck.

Coke follows McDonald's by axing YouTube show

Coke follows McDonald's by axing YouTube show

Coca-Cola is ditching its weekly UK YouTube shows in favour of a more "nimble" digital content strategy.

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.23.2017

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 3.23.2017

The latest on the London attack; Verizon, AT&T join Google ad boycott; Mercury names six agency leaders as partners; Nominations open for PRWeek's 40 Under 40 2017; and other news to know.

Full-year losses narrow at Huntsworth despite 'difficult' 2016 at Grayling

Full-year losses narrow at Huntsworth despite 'difficult' 2016 at Grayling

Huntsworth's losses narrowed in 2016 thanks to a strong performance from the holding company's health comms arm, and despite a "difficult" year for Grayling, whose like-for-like revenue fell 17.4 per cent.

Breakfast Briefing, 3.15.2017: Maddow teases with Trump tax exclusive

Breakfast Briefing, 3.15.2017: Maddow teases with Trump tax exclusive

MSNBC host unveils details of President's 2005 tax returns on Tuesday night show.

Burson-Marsteller EMEA CEO Jeremy Galbraith to leave agency after 22 years

Burson-Marsteller EMEA CEO Jeremy Galbraith to leave agency after 22 years

Jeremy Galbraith has stepped down as Burson-Marsteller EMEA chief executive after 22 years at the agency.

U.K.-based Simpatico PR plants flag in New York

U.K.-based Simpatico PR plants flag in New York

Dori Pasternak-Busell is leading the firm's U.S. practice in New York.

SXSW: How letting go gave Nat Geo social domination

SXSW: How letting go gave Nat Geo social domination

Giving photographers the power to post has given National Geographic an Instagram following of 72 million.

DS Simon Media launches division to turn internal spokespeople into influencers

DS Simon Media launches division to turn internal spokespeople into influencers

Rather than putting outside experts and influencers in a position to rep a brand, DS Simon Media's new division puts those same people in the role of a media person who can interact with a brand's in-house experts via video.

The most dangerous journalism? Product reviews, says Gawker founder Nick Denton at SXSW

The most dangerous journalism? Product reviews, says Gawker founder Nick Denton at SXSW

In a conversation with GS&P's Jeff Goodby, Denton warned that the media can no longer hold the wealthy accountable.

Facebook launches third Snapchat clone

Facebook launches third Snapchat clone

After Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status, Facebook has added Snapchat-like features to its main chat platform, Messenger.

'We are stronger when we come together': brands and organisations mark International Women's Day

'We are stronger when we come together': brands and organisations mark International Women's Day

From Vodafone to Avon, ActionAid to Western Union - PRWeek rounds up how major brands, corporations and organisations are marking International Women's Day (IWD).

PRWeek Global Awards: 2017 finalists revealed

PRWeek Global Awards: 2017 finalists revealed

Almost 100 campaigns are battling it out for PRWeek's top global prizes, which will be unveiled at a gala event in London on May 11.

Kargo adds News Corp. veteran Laura Adams as VP of corporate comms

Kargo adds News Corp. veteran Laura Adams as VP of corporate comms

Adams will oversee internal and external communications for mobile advertising company.

Journalist Q&As

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

Axios' Mike Allen: 'Too much journalism is too long and built for journalists'

The veteran of Politico and The New York Times talks about his latest venture and how it's helping to establish a baseline truth for people in several industries.

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

How Self is revamping its editorial vision as it sheds print

Editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra, one of the architects behind BuzzFeed Health, chats with PRWeek about Self's mission in the age of 360 social experiences.

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett on going global and staying hungry

Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times chats with Sean Czarnecki about covering American politics and making sure print and online editorial teams play nicely.

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

The British are coming: Unilad founders dish on site's U.S. expansion

Sam Bentley and Liam Harrington, aged 25 and 24, respectively, founded media brand Unilad two years ago and can now reach half of the world's Facebook users.

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Soledad O'Brien discusses media, race, and Starfish Media Group

Media star Soledad O'Brien stepped out of the spotlight of national cable TV to work on content projects relating to social issues. Sean Czarnecki finds out about her new life as a contractor.

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.