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Twitter reorganises timeline promising brands: 'The best content shines through'

Twitter reorganises timeline promising brands: 'The best content shines through'

Twitter has announced the launch of "an improved timeline to help people see tweets that are important to them" - but it will initially be optional rather than universal, as had been reported by media and feared by some users.

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning.

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick has amalgamated its London operations under a single financial entity, as part of a "client-focused" restructure that has seen MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson given new, expanded roles.

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintains top spot in M&A comms adviser league, says Mergermarket report

Brunswick maintained its position as the PR agency that offered comms support to the greatest number of M&A deals globally in 2015, both by value and volume of deals, new research suggests.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by an FT columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a 'threatening' and 'aggressive' letter to her with suggestions about the newspaper's relationship with its advertisers, and has provided PRWeek with a copy of the letter.

Abernathy MacGregor lends Wounded Warrior Project crisis comms support

Abernathy MacGregor lends Wounded Warrior Project crisis comms support

The New York Times and CBS News have posted stories in recent weeks examining the nonprofit's spending.

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Robert Senior is to lead Publicis Communications' new agency collective in the UK.

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

New Edelman China CEO: PR less resistant to change than advertising

Five days into Jeffrey Yu's new job, PRWeek Asia caught up exclusively with Edelman's China CEO, who downplayed the agency's past troubles while extolling the virtues of PR over advertising.

New York City asks for mom bloggers' help fighting Zika virus

New York City asks for mom bloggers' help fighting Zika virus

The Health Department recommended pregnant women, or women who are planning to become pregnant, consider delaying travel to affected regions.

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

Burson-Marsteller launches StepUp China

New practice, in conjunction with Chinese agency Flyfinger, will focus on comms services for Chinese startups

Groundhog Day: 15 brands react to Phil's early spring prediction

Groundhog Day: 15 brands react to Phil's early spring prediction

Brands across different industries were able to find creative ways to connect their products with the world-famous furry forecaster - even cat litter brand Tidy Cats.

Pitching the end of the world: The comms challenges behind promoting the Doomsday Clock

Pitching the end of the world: The comms challenges behind promoting the Doomsday Clock

Despite the nuclear deal with Iran and the Paris climate accords, the world hasn't staved off disaster. How Hastings Group pitched that morbid story to members of the media.

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman restructures UAE operation with new leadership team under Tod Donhauser

Edelman has announced a new leadership team in the United Arab Emirates, naming Edelman South Africa managing director Tod Donhauser as the new Edelman UAE chief executive, as part of a restructure following last year's acquisition of local agency Dabo & Co.

Jack Morton China hires new MD

Jack Morton China hires new MD

Evie Loo takes over from Adam Charles, who vacates the position after six years

There's no sweetheart tax deal, Google comms chief Peter Barron tells BBC

There's no sweetheart tax deal, Google comms chief Peter Barron tells BBC

Google EMEA's vice-president for comms and public affairs has appeared on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show to defend the firm's tax arrangements in the UK.

PRWeek Global Agency Business Report/UK Top 150 list - act now to be included

PRWeek Global Agency Business Report/UK Top 150 list - act now to be included

PR agencies have just two weeks left to submit their figures to be included in PRWeek's 2016 Global Agency Business Report (GABR) and the UK Top 150 PR Consultancies list.

Redefining PR as lobbying should be a nonstarter in New York

Redefining PR as lobbying should be a nonstarter in New York

The state's Joint Ethics Commission passed a measure that would redefine PR pros as lobbyists this week. It might be well intentioned, but it's unrealistic and unenforceable.

Chime Communications hires ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh as chairman

Chime Communications hires ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh as chairman

Chime Communications has appointed former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh as its new chairman - Chime's first major appointment since US private equity firm Providence took a majority stake in the group in October.

London agency 3 Monkeys acquired by Edelman's Zeno Group

London agency 3 Monkeys acquired by Edelman's Zeno Group

3 Monkeys Communications, one of the UK's biggest independent PR shops, has been acquired by global consultancy network Zeno Group, the sister agency of Edelman.

#StopHateDumpTrump: Grassroots movement  aims to hold media accountable

#StopHateDumpTrump: Grassroots movement aims to hold media accountable

A group of volunteer advocates is using celebrity support to help the initiative gain steam.

Journalist Q&As

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

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

Online content hub The Odyssey posts over 2,000 articles a week. And it's still growing

The Odyssey started as a student-run newspaper, but has tapped into the Millennial zeitgeist to rapidly expand. Kathleen Treganowan talks to managing editor Kate Waxler about what lies ahead.

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

'We love it': The Onion's president on when people think the articles are real

The Onion's president Mike McAvoy details how the satirical publication must constantly evolve its look and content to reflect the real-life news outlets it makes fun of

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Men's Health editor doesn't sweat about the future of print

Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, speaks to Lindsay Stein about his new book and a risky move to find a cover star.

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

HGTV Magazine's Peterson gets crafty to reach homeowners

Three years after launching HGTV Magazine, editor-in-chief Sara Peterson shares how the publication stays fresh.