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Publicis president Sadoun to lead MSLGroup; Fleurot named Publicis SVP

Publicis president Sadoun to lead MSLGroup; Fleurot named Publicis SVP

Publicis Worldwide's president Arthur Sadoun is taking on direct supervision of MSLGroup.

"Made for the world you live in:" Kwikset unlocks new brand identity

"Made for the world you live in:" Kwikset unlocks new brand identity

Agency partner Imre is working on the account out of the Los Angeles office and "set out to discover what homeowners and trade professionals really wanted in a lock brand," said Christine Zippert, GM of IMRE's Los Angeles office.

Je suis disruption: delegates leave Cannes with Uber top of mind

Je suis disruption: delegates leave Cannes with Uber top of mind

A blockade of Nice Airport by angry French taxi drivers ended a multifaceted and multi-layered week in Cannes in bizarre fashion for the global marketing community in attendance.

White: What it takes to win a Cannes Health Lion

White: What it takes to win a Cannes Health Lion

Judges said they looked to reward creativity - smart insights that defied conventions. One speaker advised, "When you're thinking about dentures and the older woman sitting by her bedside enters your imagination, please ask her to leave."

Foreign market pros come together to launch Caracal Strategies

Foreign market pros come together to launch Caracal Strategies

"A vast majority of [foreign companies operating in China] are facing issues that are challenging them from a variety of pressure points," said Caracal Strategies' Jeremy Haft.

Six stories PR pros need to know on Monday, June 29th

Six stories PR pros need to know on Monday, June 29th

Tunisia's government responds to terror attack; Greek banks to close; SpaceX rocket explodes

Brands rejoice on Twitter as gay marriage is legalized

Brands rejoice on Twitter as gay marriage is legalized

After the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is officially legal in the US, brands showcased their pride on social media.

#LoveWins: Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide

#LoveWins: Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide

"It sends a message of fairness and sends a message, not just for this generation, but for generations to come [that] LGBT families are to be treated with dignity and respect," said Stephen Macias, MWW SVP and LGBT practice lead.

New tool uncovers comms influence on stock market performance

New tool uncovers comms influence on stock market performance

NEW YORK: Business Wire and News Quantified have co-launched an IR tool that gauges the influence of a press release on a company's stock market performance.

China: a land of marketing opportunity for Western brands

PRWeek and BlueFocus convened a high-level discussion with clients, media, tech firms, and agency execs to debate business opportunities for global brands in China and Chinese businesses looking to expand into the West.

Seven stories PR pros need to know on Friday, June 26th

Seven stories PR pros need to know on Friday, June 26th

Top takeaways from this week's Cannes Lions; Target CMO to step down; Confederate monuments vandalized in six states

Glass ceiling yet to be smashed at Cannes Lions

This year's meeting of the great and good from the creative, business, and media communities in the South of France featured the debut of the Glass Lions, but the winners' stage was still dominated by men.

Wall Street Journal veteran Solomon joins Finsbury as principal

Wall Street Journal veteran Solomon joins Finsbury as principal

As principal, Solomon will provide strategic counseling on policy and regulation, financial and crisis communication, transactions, and public affairs.

Global Power Book: Malcolm Tucker and CJ Cregg named as top fictional PRs

Global Power Book: Malcolm Tucker and CJ Cregg named as top fictional PRs

Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It has narrowly trumped The West Wing's CJ Cregg as the favourite fictional PR character among entrants to PRWeek's Global Power Book.

GE Healthcare's DeMarrais moves to CCO role at CA Technologies

GE Healthcare's DeMarrais moves to CCO role at CA Technologies

NEW YORK: GE Healthcare's CCO Jeff DeMarrais is joining CA Technologies as SVP and CCO next month.

White House bond brings Fenway Strategies and The Incite Agency together

White House bond brings Fenway Strategies and The Incite Agency together

"Since we all left the [Obama] administration, we've looked for opportunities to work together with old friends and colleagues, particularly when they have particular skill sets," said Ben LaBolt, founding partner at The Incite Agency.

Video: Cannes chair of judges Lynne Anne Davis on PR's "breakout" year at the awards

Video: Cannes chair of judges Lynne Anne Davis on PR's "breakout" year at the awards

Lynne Anne Davis, president Asia Pacific at Fleishman Hillard and chair of this year's judging panel at Cannes, speaks to Steve Barrett about why PR is having a good year at Cannes.

How to create a Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner

How to create a Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner

Leo Burnett Canada CEO and chief creative officer Judy John explains the process behind Procter & Gamble's Always #LikeAGirl campaign, this year's Cannes Lions PR Grand Prix winner.

15 takeaways from Cannes 2015

15 takeaways from Cannes 2015

After an inspiring, thought-provoking, and sometimes exhausting week at Cannes, PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett consults the PR Lions judging jury to identify the most telling insights for communications pros.

Political leadership needed on Confederate flag came from the private sector

Political leadership needed on Confederate flag came from the private sector

Many prominent politicians waited for political cover before taking a stand on the Confederate flag. They got it from Walmart, Sears, and Amazon.

Your call: Was 2015 truly the year PR broke through at Cannes?

Your call: Was 2015 truly the year PR broke through at Cannes?

Was this the year that PR agencies figured out the secret sauce for entering and winning Cannes Lions awards? Take our poll below.

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.25.2015

The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.25.2015

PBS puts the brakes on new seasons of 'Finding Your Roots;' What to look for from the Supreme Court; Google executive dies at Cannes; Takata CEO apologizes.

Weber Shandwick veteran Tim Fry launches firm

Weber Shandwick veteran Tim Fry launches firm

Based in Seattle, 468 Communications specializes in communications services and location-based marketing

Porta reports strong half-year results

Porta reports strong half-year results

Porta Communications has reported strong trading in the first half of 2015 in preliminary results announced this morning.

Aldi replaces Weber Shandwick with Citypress for UK corporate PR brief

Aldi replaces Weber Shandwick with Citypress for UK corporate PR brief

Aldi has appointed Citypress to its UK corporate PR account, replacing Weber Shandwick, following a competitive pitch.

Global Power Book: Senior PR figures reveal how their jobs have changed

Global Power Book: Senior PR figures reveal how their jobs have changed

PRWeek asked entrants to our Global Power Book in what respect their job has changed the most in the past five years. Here are some of our favourite responses.

Edelman Hong Kong bags college PR deal

Edelman Hong Kong bags college PR deal

Firm will provide media and stakeholder engagement activities for Savannah College of Art & Design

Margaret Key promoted to Asia-Pacific CEO at Burson-Marsteller

Margaret Key promoted to Asia-Pacific CEO at Burson-Marsteller

She replaces Terri-Helen Gaynor who resigned from the company for personal and family reasons.

Weight Watchers brings M Booth to the table amid business transformation

Weight Watchers brings M Booth to the table amid business transformation

The company, which has struggled financially amid fierce competition from free apps, parted ways with Ketchum earlier this year.

Cannes TV: The daily review show - 6.23.2015

Cannes TV: The daily review show - 6.23.2015

The best of Tuesday in Cannes, from the view of PRWeek US Editor-in-Chief Steve Barrett and Marketing Editor Rachel Barnes.

Havas buys Just:: Health Communications among other acquisitions

Havas buys Just:: Health Communications among other acquisitions

Havas has acquired London-based Just:: Health Communications for an undisclosed sum among four acqusitions announced today.

De'Longhi plugs in Current as AOR in North America

De'Longhi plugs in Current as AOR in North America

The Interpublic Group firm will serve as AOR for the home-appliance company through December.

Andy Cunningham on Steve Jobs and smashing the 'silicon ceiling'

Andy Cunningham on Steve Jobs and smashing the 'silicon ceiling'

The former PR adviser to Steve Jobs looks back at her work on behalf of Apple's mercurial leader and forward on how to break the glass ceiling prevalent in Silicon Valley.

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews steps down

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews steps down

Fishburn chairman Simon Matthews is to step down after more than 20 years at the agency.

The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.24.2015

The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.24.2015

Incite Agency, Fenway Strategies team up; The latest from Cannes; Instagram to plug into live events.

David Bailey leaves Airfoil for Hotwire to lead West Coast office

David Bailey leaves Airfoil for Hotwire to lead West Coast office

Former Airfoil EVP David Bailey has joined Hotwire to head up its San Francisco office.

Global Power Book: Apple most admired brand among PR leaders

Global Power Book: Apple most admired brand among PR leaders

Apple is the most admired business or brand among entrants to PRWeek's Global Power Book, with tech companies having a strong showing in the list.

Cannes PR: APAC agencies score four Gold Lions

Cannes PR: APAC agencies score four Gold Lions

Material Tokyo, Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing and Fuel Communications Sydney named as Gold Lion winners

RFI Studios China revs up for Audi R8 LMS Cup digital brief

RFI Studios China revs up for Audi R8 LMS Cup digital brief

Ruder Finn's digital arm won a competitive pitch against local and international agencies

MSLGroup crowned at Cannes for Always #LikeAGirl campaign

MSLGroup crowned at Cannes for Always #LikeAGirl campaign

MSLGroup has won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes PR Lions for its Always #LikeAGirl campaign, in what has been called a "breakthrough year" for PR.

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A PR win for Apple, but a much bigger victory for Taylor Swift

A PR win for Apple, but a much bigger victory for Taylor Swift

The pop star cemented her reputation as a mega-star who can use her influence to change minds, not just sell records, by taking on Apple.

Why Twitter is no longer trending for brands

Why Twitter is no longer trending for brands

Twitter changed everything. But amid trouble growing its revenue base, the platform just isn't as important for PR pros as it used to be.

Brands put video at the center of Women's World Cup game plans

Brands put video at the center of Women's World Cup game plans

In real time and behind the scenes, brands are keeping up with the more-popular-than-ever US women's national soccer team during the World Cup.

Pride campaigns go global this June as High Court decision looms

Pride campaigns go global this June as High Court decision looms

Campaigns targeting LGBT consumers are going bigger, more mainstream, and more international this June as the nation awaits a Supreme Court decision that could legalize marriage equality nationwide.

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

How do you undermine the Islamic State brand?

More than 700 Britons are believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, as the group employs ever more sophisticated methods to radicalise young people online. The Government is concerned that existing programmes to combat radicalisation are failing to provide a coherent alternative message to counter the extremists, and are allowing them the space to present themselves as successful.

Keep the pressure on FIFA, marketing experts tell sponsor brands

Keep the pressure on FIFA, marketing experts tell sponsor brands

The public is looking at how FIFA's global sponsors will behave in the wake of grave corruption charges against the group's officials.

Emoji-mania: Not just for kids as brands embrace text tool

Emoji-mania: Not just for kids as brands embrace text tool

Brands and celebrities are getting passionate about the emojis, or lack thereof, currently available.

How Walgreens and M&M's are pitching in to bring Red Nose Day stateside

How Walgreens and M&M's are pitching in to bring Red Nose Day stateside

Building a national charitable event from scratch isn't easy. Yet that's what UK-based organization Comic Relief has in mind with Red Nose Day, which is supported by NBC, Walgreens, and M&M's.

Colossal Takata recall puts automakers, dealers, government agencies in uncharted waters

Colossal Takata recall puts automakers, dealers, government agencies in uncharted waters

Automakers say they are letting the federal government make the first move, but analysts contend car brands and dealerships should be doing more to inform consumers about the record recall.

Social media, not a quick wit, to rule post-Letterman late-night world

Social media, not a quick wit, to rule post-Letterman late-night world

The rules have changed for late-night TV. Segments must have a lifespan that goes well beyond the 11:35pm time slot. The pressure's on PR pros to respond.

Why SeaWorld has to go beyond comms in its fight for survival

Why SeaWorld has to go beyond comms in its fight for survival

After a slow response to Blackfish, SeaWorld is in the fight of its life. It'll need to aggressively argue its side against animal-rights groups to win back customers, say PR pros.

How to save face when a mega merger falls through

How to save face when a mega merger falls through

Comcast and Time Warner need to quickly change the narrative by communicating their individual growth plans to reassure investors, employees, and consumers

Is Antonio Lucio the right person to define HP's brand? Comms experts weigh in

Is Antonio Lucio the right person to define HP's brand? Comms experts weigh in

As HP prepares to split into two separate entities, PR pros back Lucio to create a global positioning and narrative for the newly formed HP Inc.

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

How to dodge a confetti attack, and other tips for hosting a safe press conference

Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton. George W. Bush. And now Mario Draghi. They've all had press conferences or public events interrupted. Here's how to stop that from taking place, and what to do if it happens.

The campaign tech to watch as the 2016 race gets underway

The campaign tech to watch as the 2016 race gets underway

Will 2016 be the Periscope election? The Meerkat election? Or the even bigger data election? It's not that simple, but new platforms will help campaigns perform faster and more consistently across media than ever before.

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