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Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning

Brewing merger PR opps; VW to pay U.S. dealers; Mylan promises price cuts

WhatsApp update paves way for brands to message users

WhatsApp update paves way for brands to message users

WhatsApp has updated its terms of service to allow businesses and users to talk to each other on its platform but says it doesn't want a "spammy" experience.

Bell Pottinger CEO eyes acquisitions in 'new dawn' after Lord Bell's departure

Bell Pottinger CEO eyes acquisitions in 'new dawn' after Lord Bell's departure

Bell Pottinger "may well make acquisitions" as it "evolves into a new dawn" following the departure of chairman and founder Lord Tim Bell, CEO James Henderson has told PRWeek.

10 ways Tokyo 2020 will be radically different from Rio

10 ways Tokyo 2020 will be radically different from Rio

R/GA's managing director of social shares ten things that will make Japan's Olympic Games decidedly different than Rio--Mario Bros. warp tubes and Hello Kitty cameos not included.

SurveyMonkey partners with Zignal Labs

SurveyMonkey partners with Zignal Labs

The partnership creates an "all-in-one" platform for comms, PR, social media, and brand marketing pros to use.

Shane Smith calls on media to change or risk alienating young people

Shane Smith calls on media to change or risk alienating young people

Media owners need to keep up with the younger generation or "risk alienating" them, Shane Smith, the founder and chief executive at Vice has said.

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 8.25.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 8.25.2016

U.S. chides Europe on taxes; Solo loses U.S. Soccer contract; "Bonk boss" apologizes; Sorrell on Brexit

Uproar PR moves into the Big Apple

Uproar PR moves into the Big Apple

The Orlando, Florida-based shop also has offices in Chicago and Toronto.

WPP reports accelerated growth in PR and public affairs arm, issues UK Brexit recession warning

WPP reports accelerated growth in PR and public affairs arm, issues UK Brexit recession warning

WPP has reported an improved performance in its PR and public affairs division in Q2 2016, as the group warns of continued client "caution" and says the UK "might" fall into recession post-Brexit.

Kardashian clan under fire over disclosure of sponsored Instagram posts

Kardashian clan under fire over disclosure of sponsored Instagram posts

Reality TV family the Kardashians have come under fire for not being clear about their sponsored social media posts.

Ogilvy PR expands Risi's role to replace Massey as chief communications officer

Ogilvy PR expands Risi's role to replace Massey as chief communications officer

Risi will take on the role alongside her position as head of Ogilvy Media Influence.

The personal story behind #22Kill social media phenomenon

The personal story behind #22Kill social media phenomenon

A humbling conversation with one of the U.S. Army veterans behind the #22PushupChallenge highlights the power of media and social media in driving brands, causes, and organizations.

PR pros urge Gawker to stay true to itself

PR pros urge Gawker to stay true to itself

The Nick Denton-founded media company struck a deal this week to be bought by Univision amid long-running legal disputes with billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel - the fate of its flagship publication, Gawker.com, remains unknown.

Pinterest rolls out video ads in U.K. and U.S.

Pinterest rolls out video ads in U.K. and U.S.

Pinterest is rolling out video ads in beta to test partners in the U.K. and the U.S. as it builds out its ad business to compete with Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Ogilvy ups Kathy Baird to content, social MD for North America

Ogilvy ups Kathy Baird to content, social MD for North America

She is taking on the position alongside her role as EVP and head of social and content for Ogilvy Washington.

Instagram launches Business Profiles

Instagram launches Business Profiles

Instagram has launched new tools aimed at small businesses which can create a profile to promote themselves, as well as collect information about users.

Twitter cries foul over BuzzFeed article on trolling

Twitter cries foul over BuzzFeed article on trolling

Twitter has claimed a BuzzFeed article titled "Inside Twitter's 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment" contains inaccuracies, but the social network is not going to do anything about them.

Brands dive into the mysterious green Olympic pool on Twitter

Brands dive into the mysterious green Olympic pool on Twitter

The Olympic diving pool turned bright green Tuesday and brands attempted to solve the mystery.

Twitter CMO shoots for social glory

Twitter CMO shoots for social glory

Campaign UK's Maisie McCabe asks Twitter's global marketing chief Leslie Berland about her plans to make a brand that is facing declining growth and steadily losing ground to Facebook more attractive to advertisers.

Twitter opens Moments to brands, creating a storytelling opportunity

Twitter opens Moments to brands, creating a storytelling opportunity

Brands can also work with influencers to develop moments, say experts.

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