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Fenton acquires philanthropy, education shop PR & Company

Fenton acquires philanthropy, education shop PR & Company

PR & Company's founder and CEO, Pat Reilly, will join Fenton as a senior strategic consultant.

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap partners with NBCUniversal to create shows for Snapchat

Snap has announced a joint venture with media giant NBCUniversal to develop and produce shows for Snapchat.

Facebook acquires app aimed at helping teens be nice to each other

Facebook acquires app aimed at helping teens be nice to each other

Facebook has bought social polling app tbh, which invites users to anonymously answer good-natured multiple choice questions about friends, and then sends the answers to the subjects in the form of compliments.

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

Omnicom PR revenue dips 0.4% in Q3

The PR segment experienced a revenue drop in its first earnings report since Omnicom CEO John Wren said the holding company was "adjusting some of the leadership at its PR firms" after a disappointing Q2.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.17.2017: Aramco halts firm's IR comms work, says report

Plus: President Trump's approval is steady, according to the latest CNN poll; Uber and SoftBank are close to a deal; and Facebook buys a positive polling app that's popular with teens.

Owen Blicksilver PR works comms for Weinstein private equity infusion

Owen Blicksilver PR works comms for Weinstein private equity infusion

The financial specialist firm's long-standing client, Colony Capital, is negotiating a sale with The Weinstein Company.

Natalie Kerris exits Edelman after six months to join Oracle

Natalie Kerris exits Edelman after six months to join Oracle

The veteran of Apple and Twitter had a short stint as chair of Edelman's technology sector. Sanjay Nair has replaced her in the agency role.

Tech companies top Cohn & Wolfe's authentic brands list

Tech companies top Cohn & Wolfe's authentic brands list

Amazon took the number one spot on Cohn & Wolfe's Authentic 100 ranking.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.16.2017: Women push back against sexual harassment with #MeToo

Breakfast Briefing, 10.16.2017: Women push back against sexual harassment with #MeToo

Plus: The Producers Guild of America could vote to expel Harvey Weinstein on Monday.

Twitter promises 'aggressive' rules on inappropriate content

Twitter promises 'aggressive' rules on inappropriate content

Twitter has set out an "aggressive" new stance to its rules around inappropriate content on the social media network.

Peaks picks up work for Pebble Labs, Harvest Exchange

The firm was founded in 2016 by Thomas Walek.

PR Council creates board for 'rising leaders'

PR Council creates board for 'rising leaders'

The group will work alongside the PR Council's board of directors.

The inside story of Cricket Wireless' partnership with WWE

The inside story of Cricket Wireless' partnership with WWE

The campaign included public appearances from John Cena and other WWE stars.

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Your call: Should Dove have apologized for its controversial Facebook ad?

Some, including the talent in the ad, don't think so.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.13.2017: #WomenBoycottTwitter tops trending topics

Breakfast Briefing, 10.13.2017: #WomenBoycottTwitter tops trending topics

Thousands of women are swearing off the microblogging platform in support of actress Rose McGowan. Plus: a top Samsung executive quits and Uber fights for its driver's license in London.

Cadillac ups Melody Lee to global director of car-subscription service Book

Cadillac ups Melody Lee to global director of car-subscription service Book

"We think subscription is the next big leap for the business," said Lee, currently the automaker's director of brand marketing.

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways in review of 'seven-figure' global PR duties

British Airways is contacting a number of large agencies, including incumbents Grayling, Action and Meropa, about its global PR support and crisis management, PRWeek has learned.

The Girl with No Job to Snapchat: 'Shame on you'

The Girl with No Job to Snapchat: 'Shame on you'

At PRWeek's Swipe Right conference on Thursday, the social media star had harsh words for Snapchat.

How IBM enlisted a 'millennial corps' to tell its stories

How IBM enlisted a 'millennial corps' to tell its stories

Marcomms leaders from IBM and Home Depot shared their strategies for reaching the elusive millennial at PRWeek's Swipe Right conference on Thursday.

Facebook's Gary Briggs on Russian influence: 'At every level of the company this is a major issue'

Facebook's Gary Briggs on Russian influence: 'At every level of the company this is a major issue'

Plus: Boxed.com founder Chieh Huang outlined how his brand plans to steal market share from Walmart and Amazon.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.12.2017: Get ready to Swipe Right

Breakfast Briefing, 10.12.2017: Get ready to Swipe Right

That's the name of the 2017 PRWeek Conference, of course. The event takes place today in New York City. See you there!

Bell and Lehrle's Sans Frontières hires suspended Oakbay account team member Philip Peck

Bell and Lehrle's Sans Frontières hires suspended Oakbay account team member Philip Peck

Philip Peck, one of the Bell Pottinger staffers who worked on its infamous Oakbay account, has been hired by Sans Frontières Associates, PRWeek has learned.

How Georgia Power communicated with customers before, during, and after Irma

How Georgia Power communicated with customers before, during, and after Irma

Georgia Power Company suffered one of the largest outages in recent years when Hurricane Irma passed over the state last month.

Cover FX chooses HL Group as PR AOR

Cover FX chooses HL Group as PR AOR

HL Group is supporting the beauty brand's Nude Is Not Beige campaign.

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Lipin pulls talent from competitors as he launches own shop

Former Brunswick Group U.S. senior partner Steve Lipin has launched Gladstone Place Partners with staffers from his former shop, as well as veterans of Kekst and Company, FTI Consulting, and Prosek Partners.

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

LinkedIn promotes several on global comms team

Blair Decembrele and Suzi Owens have been upped to director; and Blythe Yee was named VP.

Beyoncé lends protest anthem to Project Everyone campaign for girls' equality

Beyoncé lends protest anthem to Project Everyone campaign for girls' equality

A chorus of girls raise their voices to Beyoncé's protest song 'Freedom' in a campaign launching on International Day of the Girl to back the U.N.'s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Ruder Finn launches its first analytics tool: Beacon

Ruder Finn launches its first analytics tool: Beacon

The agency bills the tool as a way for users to "integrate real-time social listening with real-world data."

Breakfast Briefing, 10.11.2017: Facebook apologizes for VR tour of Puerto Rico

Breakfast Briefing, 10.11.2017: Facebook apologizes for VR tour of Puerto Rico

Mark Zuckerberg conceded the hurricane-crippled island wasn't the best venue for Facebook to show off its VR technology. Plus: Trump in Pennsylvania, Uber's growing list of legal problems, and misery for U.S. soccer fans.

Maitland appoints Bell Pottinger trio led by former Mirror business editor Clinton Manning

Maitland appoints Bell Pottinger trio led by former Mirror business editor Clinton Manning

Havas-owned Maitland has become the latest agency to recruit practitioners left without jobs after the collapse of Bell Pottinger, hiring former partner Clinton Manning and two of his team.

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

I just spent an hour staring at a Carl's Jr. meal so you wouldn't have to

A play-by-play of the live video feed Carl's Jr. just hosted for a would-be meeting with Amazon.

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

Report: Harvey Weinstein turns to Sitrick for crisis management

The mogul's behavior has been the subject of investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Monica Lewinsky stars in 'Real Life' anti-bullying PSA

Monica Lewinsky stars in 'Real Life' anti-bullying PSA

Lewinsky worked with Dini von Mueffling Communications and BBDO on the video.

Brands can embed more info into Snapchat with Context Cards

Brands can embed more info into Snapchat with Context Cards

Snapchat has introduced a way for brands to include information such as reservation information, reviews, and contact details with Context Cards.

Beth Comstock to leave GE at year's end

Beth Comstock to leave GE at year's end

Comstock became the first woman to hold the title of vice chair at GE in 2015.

Accenture hires OMD EMEA boss Nikki Mendonça in global role

Accenture hires OMD EMEA boss Nikki Mendonça in global role

Accenture has poached OMD EMEA president Nikki Mendonça for a global role as president of intelligent marketing operations.

How marketers can make the world sound better

How marketers can make the world sound better

Marketers must apply the same level of rigor and attention that is given to their visual identity to sound, says creative music agency Listen.

Breakfast Briefing, 10.10.2017: Can a rebranding save The Weinstein Company?

The film studio could further distance itself from cofounder Harvey Weinstein by rebranding, according to multiple reports. Plus: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill and Dove apologizes for an ad it says "missed the mark."

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC hires Lacey to global media role with agencies expecting PR agency pitch

HSBC has appointed Barclaycard director of external comms Helen Lacey to the newly created role of head of media relations for its global retail banking and wealth management division.

Fearless Girl creator State Street comes in for media scrutiny for 'ironic' gender inequality settlement

Fearless Girl creator State Street comes in for media scrutiny for 'ironic' gender inequality settlement

The parent company of the US financial services giant whose Fearless Girl campaign took Cannes by storm earlier this year has come in for widespread criticism for alleged practices directly contradicting the campaign's equality message.

Analysis

Scandals won't slow down a bullish influencer economy

Scandals won't slow down a bullish influencer economy

Brands keep coming back for more, albeit with additional fine print.

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

Pepsi, McDonald's, Dove (twice): can the PR industry stop adland's disastrous campaigns?

The way things are going, 2017 could be remembered in the marcoms world as the year of the catastrophic, facepalm-inducing campaign. What role can PR play in stopping such disasters slipping through the net?

Focus on the deadliest: Nonprofits turn attention to metastatic breast cancer this October

Focus on the deadliest: Nonprofits turn attention to metastatic breast cancer this October

Two of the country's biggest and best-known breast cancer organizations, Susan G. Komen and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, are focusing on raising awareness and research money for the deadliest forms of the disease.

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

After Bell Pottinger... do trade bodies have the clout to enforce ethical standards?

As the debate around ethical practice in PR continues, have trade bodies done enough to rid the sector of bad eggs and enhance its overall reputation? And what does it say about the value of associations to the industry in general? PR pros give their views.

Branded podcasts make a comeback

Branded podcasts make a comeback

Experts share how podcasts are helping brands reach consumers on a deeper level in "today's 140-character world."

Lessons from Katrina: How FEMA learned to focus its disaster messages

Lessons from Katrina: How FEMA learned to focus its disaster messages

The government disaster-assistance agency had a busy summer responding to hurricanes in the Southeast and Texas and wildfires in the West. Here's how it's changed communications strategy in the past dozen years.

Marketing the iPhone X? Piece of cake. Apple's bigger challenge is the iPhone 8

Marketing the iPhone X? Piece of cake. Apple's bigger challenge is the iPhone 8

Apple's most advanced smartphone will sell itself, but touting the iPhone 8 presents a number of hurdles, say experts.

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

It could happen here. What the PR Council will do with the next Bell Pottinger

The PR Council and other industry leaders draw a line in the sand: What they're prepared to do if a U.S.-based firm brings the industry "into disrepute."

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Just a blip or full-blown crisis? Agency executives on a challenging second quarter

Was the lackluster Q2 just a blip on the radar or a sign of soft periods to come for the PR business?

Comms pros navigate the complex world of blockchain

Comms pros navigate the complex world of blockchain

While bitcoin's profile has skyrocketed alongside its exponential price, a group of devotees have gone about promoting the underpinning technology - the blockchain.

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

'You must leave any association'; Experts urge brands to break with Trump

No longer scared of the president's attacks on Twitter, companies are publicly breaking with Donald Trump over his remarks after last weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corporate communications experts are cheering them on.

No, Trump TV isn't the beginning of North Korea-style state media

No, Trump TV isn't the beginning of North Korea-style state media

But it is a new take on the tried-and-true tactic of going around the media, this time with a Trumpian twist.

Why the coming fight over tax policy will have an '80s beat

Why the coming fight over tax policy will have an '80s beat

Cut taxes? Or solidify social programs? Advocacy organizations are pulling out all the stops for the upcoming tax-reform debate.

Off the rails: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week as White House communications director

Off the rails: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week as White House communications director

Start with a brash New Yorker with no formal communications experience. Give him a plum Executive Branch job with a flawed reporting structure. The result: Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre first week at the White House.

Overwhelmed, but grateful: What really happens when a brand turns a random person into a social media celebrity

Overwhelmed, but grateful: What really happens when a brand turns a random person into a social media celebrity

Tinder did it to Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas. Wendy's did it to Carter Wilkerson. The three discuss their newfound fame, and how glamorous it has really been (or not).