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Porta bemoans EU Referendum impact as H1 fee income dips

Porta Communications has reported a dip in fee income in the first half of 2016, pointing to the negative impact of the EU referendum on its UK business.

Watch: Why embrace a crazy election year? Frito-Lay's CMO explains

Watch: Why embrace a crazy election year? Frito-Lay's CMO explains

Doritos is tying a branded promotion to a presidential election for the first time this year. Jennifer Saenz, the company's North American SVP and CMO explains why.

CFA Institute replaces FleishmanHillard with Ogilvy as PR AOR

CFA Institute replaces FleishmanHillard with Ogilvy as PR AOR

The investment professionals' association ended its relationship of seven years with incumbent FleishmanHillard when it teamed up with Ogilvy PR. It began working with the WPP firm this month on the five-year, seven-figure account.

United Technologies tells employee stories to celebrate scholarship anniversary

United Technologies tells employee stories to celebrate scholarship anniversary

The #DegreesofInnovation digital campaign features more than a dozen staffers' stories to celebrate the Employee Scholar Program's 20th anniversary.

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Content policy on Facebook is challenging'

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Content policy on Facebook is challenging'

In a press Q&A, Facebook discusses video ad metrics, editorial judgment, and ads with sound.

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 9.28.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 9.28.2016

The presidential race has shifted to the post-first-debate phase.

Which pharma firm has the healthiest presence on social media?

Which pharma firm has the healthiest presence on social media?

A study of the social media activity of the world's biggest pharmaceutical firms finds that Lilly is the most active, but two other companies achieve more than twice as much engagement with significantly fewer posts.

One in four people 'actively ignoring' brands on social media

One in four people 'actively ignoring' brands on social media

More than a quarter of people are "actively ignoring" brands on social media, according to a global consumer survey by Kantar.

State of the debate: Communicators on Clinton v. Trump I

State of the debate: Communicators on Clinton v. Trump I

PRWeek asked a handful of PR pros for their thoughts on the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

APCO appoints James Robinson Shanghai MD

APCO appoints James Robinson Shanghai MD

He was most recently SVP and senior director in the firm's New York office.

Uber partners with startup to take patients to the doctor

Uber partners with startup to take patients to the doctor

The program will be piloted at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts, Mercy Health System's three hospitals and elderly-care program in Pennsylvania, and Nemours Children's Health System in Wilmington, Delaware.

McDonald's, DDB reveal plan for total, real-time response to customers

McDonald's, DDB reveal plan for total, real-time response to customers

The fast food giant's CMO, Deborah Wahl, discussed this summer's creative review and the brand's ambitious marketing plans at Advertising Week.

Sard Verbinnen & Company acquires ARC Research

ARC will maintain its brand, leadership, and client roster.

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.27.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.27.2016

Clinton vs. Trump, round one, two agency acquisitions, and a big automotive sector win for M Booth.

Next 15 buys tech PR shop Pinnacle for £4.4m as half-year profit and revenue surges

Next 15 buys tech PR shop Pinnacle for £4.4m as half-year profit and revenue surges

Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle for £4.4m ($5.7m).

General Motors' Buick, GMC bring on M Booth as PR AOR

General Motors' Buick, GMC bring on M Booth as PR AOR

Weber Shandwick, MSLGroup, and John Doe previously worked on the two brands.

Snapchat rebrands to Snap Inc.

Snapchat rebrands to Snap Inc.

Snapchat has rebranded to Snap Inc. to reflect its new direction as a "camera company."

HP picks Edelman for $14 million product and corporate comms brief

HP picks Edelman for $14 million product and corporate comms brief

HP is ending its relationships with Omnicom-owned PR agencies FleishmanHillard and Porter Novelli, the latter after 28 years.

What these 5 communicators are looking for in the first debate

What these 5 communicators are looking for in the first debate

PRWeek asked PR pros what they will be watching for in Monday night's presidential debate. This is what they said.

Arnold Palmer's off-the-course legacy

Arnold Palmer's off-the-course legacy

Arnold Palmer was a legendary golfer, but he also left behind a legacy as a product endorser that few have matched.

Advertising Week: How has it changed? And who is it good for?

Advertising Week: How has it changed? And who is it good for?

Once meant to raise the industry's profile to the general public, Advertising Week has become a sprawling echo chamber accused of insularity and pay-for-play. What keeps100,000 people going?

Agency execs: Facebook must adopt third-party verification

Agency execs: Facebook must adopt third-party verification

Facebook's misreporting of video view stats highlights the dangers of letting platforms mark their own homework, say critics.

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

The veteran of ConAgra, Cigna, and State Farm most recently led communications at Cargill.

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.26.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.26.2016

What to watch for in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Facebook hires Unity for UK launch of VR headset Oculus Rift

Facebook hires Unity for UK launch of VR headset Oculus Rift

Facebook has appointed Unity to handle PR for the UK launch of its virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, with the account understood to be worth around £500,000 a year, PRWeek has learned.

Ford alum Scott Monty launches consultancy Brain+Trust Partners

Ford alum Scott Monty launches consultancy Brain+Trust Partners

The consultancy, led by Monty as CEO, is focusing on counseling executives in Fortune 500 or 1,000 companies

Agency founder, NBC Universal veteran Jim Dowd dies at 42

Agency founder, NBC Universal veteran Jim Dowd dies at 42

Dowd passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning.

Pine-Sol targets YouTube users with 19 category-specific pre-roll spots

Pine-Sol targets YouTube users with 19 category-specific pre-roll spots

In bid to expand perception, the brand and agency Critical Mass make clever use of Google data.

'No brand will be disappearing': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis Communications

'No brand will be disappearing': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis Communications

Arthur Sadoun, the chief executive of Publicis Communications, has rejected suggestions that he may reduce the number of brands within the creative agency collective.

The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

The bizarre fiasco at the Rio Olympics resulted in major losses for the star athlete while highlighting the importance of ethics and honesty required from all parties - including public relations.

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.23.2016

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.23.2016

PR pros think Yahoo's hack disclosure was weird at best and irresponsible at worst.

Yahoo 'irresponsible' over data disclosure, says PR - or can it win public sympathy?

Yahoo 'irresponsible' over data disclosure, says PR - or can it win public sympathy?

Yahoo's disclosure of a major 2014 attack by hackers looks at best odd and at worst "incredibly irresponsible" in the way it has been communicated, according to tech PR experts.

REI's Alex Thompson: Embrace activism only for right reasons

REI's Alex Thompson: Embrace activism only for right reasons

The retailer's VP of public affairs warned that executives shouldn't rush to embrace an activist mindset.

Kind Snacks' Joe Cohen joins Axis Capital as comms chief; company adds CMO

Kind Snacks' Joe Cohen joins Axis Capital as comms chief; company adds CMO

The insurance company has also brought on Michiko Kurahashi as CMO.

Guirguis to PR pros: Get over yourselves and show your value

Guirguis to PR pros: Get over yourselves and show your value

PR pros should stop bellyaching about redefining themselves and fighting turf wars with rival agencies, MSLGroup's U.S. CEO said at the Critical Issues Forum. Instead, they should prove their value to clients.

Hillary Clinton looks for millennial voters 'Between Two Ferns'

Hillary Clinton looks for millennial voters 'Between Two Ferns'

Following President Barack Obama's lead, the Democratic nominee chatted with Zach Galifianakis in an interview that went live on Thursday morning.

DeVries ups Jessica O'Callaghan to North American managing director

DeVries ups Jessica O'Callaghan to North American managing director

It is a new role at the Interpublic Group agency.

Joss Whedon directs anti-Trump ad starring Hollywood stars

Joss Whedon directs anti-Trump ad starring Hollywood stars

Director Joss Whedon has gathered together the stars of his Marvel superhero films, along with other well-known faces, to implore U.S. voters to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.

Unilever consolidates local and global marketing units

Unilever consolidates local and global marketing units

Global and local marketers for the consumer goods giant will report to directors in charge of brands, rather than regions.

POLL: Wrigley's response to Donald Trump Jr.'s Skittles tweet: Best reply ever? Or wasted opportunity?

POLL: Wrigley's response to Donald Trump Jr.'s Skittles tweet: Best reply ever? Or wasted opportunity?

Tell us what you think about the latest controversial Trump tweet gracing the internet.

Analysis

Skittles proves breaking the internet isn't always worth it

Skittles proves breaking the internet isn't always worth it

Skittles could have responded to Donald Trump Jr.'s tweet mentioning its brand with snark, but its decision to step back was the smarter long-term move, according to experts.

How the Clinton Foundation got ready for an election-year fight

How the Clinton Foundation got ready for an election-year fight

The group reorganized its communications structure and prepared its rapid-response capabilities in preparation for a contentious campaign - yet it received more criticism than it bargained for.

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Rio 2016: which sponsors won Gold and which stumbled at the 'sharing Olympics'?

Samsung is the global Olympics sponsor that had the most effective activities around Rio 2016 - although sponsors often struggled to convert the extra exposure into more favourable sentiment, new research suggests.

Health conversation required to stem Obamacare death spiral

Health conversation required to stem Obamacare death spiral

As a slew of health insurers retreat from state exchanges, Affordable Care Act stakeholders face a communications challenge to reinforce the need for sustainable and preventive care in a system that should become less expensive as illnesses are better managed.

Reputation in layover: Why airlines need to be more transparent with customers

Reputation in layover: Why airlines need to be more transparent with customers

Airlines' reputations are hinging on how effectively they find solutions to industry-wide problems like overlapping systems from merged carriers and communicate them to the public.

Marketers reveal what's keeping them up at night about the Rio Olympics

Marketers reveal what's keeping them up at night about the Rio Olympics

The threats of Zika and terrorism have gotten most of the headlines, but traffic and infrastructure concerns are on marketers' minds.

Hillary Clinton's once-in-a-campaign chance to reset the narrative

Hillary Clinton's once-in-a-campaign chance to reset the narrative

Reach out to undecided voters or focus on the base? Campaign veterans tell PRWeek what they expect from Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech.

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Communicating a comeback: Cleveland institutions bask in convention spotlight

Organizations including the Cleveland Clinic and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are taking advantage of an influx of influential visitors to tell their stories, and that of their host city, while trying to stay above the political fray.

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

UK PR fears Brexit but public affairs eyes opportunities

The EU referendum did not go the way most in the UK PR industry hoped. So, as the resulting uncertainty rolls on, what now for public relations in the UK and Europe?

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Experts: Black Lives Matter's decentralized structure is holding it back

Communications pros praised the grassroots organization's passion and use of social media, but said its lack of centralization is hindering its response to critics and the mainstream press.

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Power to the players: The Players' Tribune gives athletes a new media relations move

Kevin Durant's bombshell decision pushed the NBA's center of gravity even further to the west and highlighted athletes' evolving relationship with the media.

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

The devastating mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando only made some brands' support for the LGBT community louder and prouder this month. Yet experts say many companies still have a ways to go.

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Why Germany is a PR bright spot in Europe amid Brexit turmoil

Germany has been an economic standout in the European Union. What's more, CEOs there recognize the value of communications.

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Gun-control groups focus on changing the conversation at the state level and with new allies

Faced with well-funded opponents and an unfriendly Congress, gun-control groups are bringing new advocates into the fold as they find more success in state capitals than at the national level.

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Handicapping this year's winners at Cannes

Experts put campaigns by Procter & Gamble, Mattel, McDonald's, Burger King, and Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido on the list of favorites.