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Google ad revenue surges 18% despite YouTube boycott

Google ad revenue surges 18% despite YouTube boycott

Google showed no signs of slowing down despite an advertiser boycott of YouTube in the first quarter.

Nissan hands Edelman $10m brief to 'modernise' its global comms function

Nissan hands Edelman $10m brief to 'modernise' its global comms function

Nissan has appointed Edelman to help modernise the Japanese car manufacturer's global comms function and support its growth strategy.

Airbnb books Grayling for Russian comms work

Airbnb books Grayling for Russian comms work

Grayling will work to increase visibility for Airbnb among Russians.

Relationship Science rolls out product to unseat Google Alerts

Relationship Science rolls out product to unseat Google Alerts

The company launched the free service to get more clients into the funnel.

Samsung hires FleishmanHillard's Jeffrey Pohlman for corporate reputation role

Samsung hires FleishmanHillard's Jeffrey Pohlman for corporate reputation role

Pohlman joined the electronics giant more than five months after top North American corp comms and reputation executive Andrew Bowins departed.

Getting to know you: How brands are meeting their neighbors on Nextdoor

Getting to know you: How brands are meeting their neighbors on Nextdoor

CEO Nirav Tolia talks about the communications applications of the burgeoning hyperlocal social media network.

Intel CMO Steve Fund on drones, in-house agencies, and evolving a brand with a legendary 'bong'

Intel CMO Steve Fund on drones, in-house agencies, and evolving a brand with a legendary 'bong'

"If we think we can do it better, cheaper, or faster internally, we will."

Facebook's AR plans have the industry in a tizzy

Facebook's AR plans have the industry in a tizzy

We asked the industry what updates from Facebook's Developer Conference F8 they were most interested in, and the responses were AR, AR, and more AR.

Pramana Collective brings on Yahoo's Ana Braskamp as principal

Pramana Collective brings on Yahoo's Ana Braskamp as principal

Braskamp most recently served as Yahoo's corporate communications manager.

Breakfast Briefing, 4.20.2017: Google readies ad blocker for Chrome

Breakfast Briefing, 4.20.2017: Google readies ad blocker for Chrome

And it could make the blocker a default feature on its web browser, according to the WSJ.

Burger King asked to apologize for adding ads in Wiki entry

Burger King asked to apologize for adding ads in Wiki entry

Burger King has been asked to apologize for adding advertising material into its Wikipedia entry.

How Snapchat can redeem itself in the eyes of marketers

How Snapchat can redeem itself in the eyes of marketers

Instagram is stealing Snapchat's users by beating the platform at its own game. Is there any hope of salvaging the once-promising network?

Jenny Dervin joins Pratt & Whitney from Qatar Airways

Jenny Dervin joins Pratt & Whitney from Qatar Airways

Dervin is serving as head of media bureau and strategic messaging for the United Technologies subsidiary.

What the Burger King internet-of-things ad portends

What the Burger King internet-of-things ad portends

The recent Burger King advertisement intended to hijack your Google virtual assistant is a feature, not a bug.

Influencer marketing is creeping into Alexa

Influencer marketing is creeping into Alexa

Hearst is bringing daily Oprah quotes to Amazon Alexa.

Twitter expands third-party measurement partnerships

Twitter expands third-party measurement partnerships

Twitter is hoping to reassure brands amid recent digital advertising controversies by announcing relationships with third-party measurement providers.

Ruder Finn launches health tech practice within Bloom

Ruder Finn launches health tech practice within Bloom

The firm hired Nicole Pariser as SVP of health technology to lead the new group.

Breakfast Briefing, 4.12.2017: Whetstone out at Uber

Breakfast Briefing, 4.12.2017: Whetstone out at Uber

The former Google executive has left the embattled ride-hailing company as it faces a series of scandals.

Next 15 offers staff $2m to develop personal business ventures

Next 15 offers staff $2m to develop personal business ventures

Next 15, the listed owner of PR agencies Bite, Lexis, Text100 and The Blueshirt Group, has launched a $2m (£1.6m) fund to help develop employees' ideas into "viable businesses, products or services".

Sprint corporate comms head Doug Michelman to lead 1Million Project

Sprint corporate comms head Doug Michelman to lead 1Million Project

David Tovar, VP of corporate communications, will step into Doug Michelman's role as SVP of corporate comms.

Analysis

How Uber, and its CEO, can grow up fast

How Uber, and its CEO, can grow up fast

Uber is facing an avalanche of crises. To fix its reputation, experts say it has to grow up fast--and so does its leadership.

Investors aren't ready to sign up for Snap's IPO just yet

Investors aren't ready to sign up for Snap's IPO just yet

The parent company of Snapchat has a charismatic leader and an interesting story to tell. What remains to be seen is whether it can emphasize both enough to assuage investors' concerns about stalling user growth and increased competition.

Travel ban gives tech CEOs cover to resist Trump

Travel ban gives tech CEOs cover to resist Trump

In an ultra-politicized world, Silicon Valley has to choose between angering the world's most powerful man or a vindictive consumer market. Since last weekend, it's picked the former.

Message to retailers: Become tech brands

Message to retailers: Become tech brands

Physical retail outlets aren't going extinct, but they will have to adopt new technologies to make their stores a must-visit in a hyper-competitive environment, say experts.

Why the Detroit Auto Show isn't just for car companies anymore

Why the Detroit Auto Show isn't just for car companies anymore

Automakers are using the event to show off mobility technologies, and so are the suppliers and partners who are helping them along the way to self-driving cars.