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Reddit names Wikia's Philippe Beaudette as community manager

Reddit names Wikia's Philippe Beaudette as community manager

He is replacing Kristine Fasnacht, who left the company after five years.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 5.26.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 5.26.2016

Peter Thiel tells NYT why he took on Gawker; Is a Trump-Sanders debate in California in the cards?; Obama to visit Hiroshima; Fight for $15 protesters disrupt McDonald's plans; Twitter calls it quits on e-commerce research.

Is it time for Twitter to drop its 140-character limit?

Is it time for Twitter to drop its 140-character limit?

As the company struggles to grant users more space, why not bust out of self-imposed prison altogether?

Watch: Durex gives tips to spice up your holiday with #DoNotDisturb campaign

Watch: Durex gives tips to spice up your holiday with #DoNotDisturb campaign

Durex has launched a global campaign to help couples reignite their intimacy while on holiday.

Ogilvy PR Malaysia and Huawei backtrack over Samsung statement

Ogilvy PR Malaysia and Huawei backtrack over Samsung statement

PR agency retracts release regarding Huawei's P9 phone launch that called the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge "disappointing".

Dow Jones veteran Paula Keve joins startup Student.com as head of comms

Dow Jones veteran Paula Keve joins startup Student.com as head of comms

Student.com was launched by Luke Nolan in 2011 as Overseas Student Living before rebranding in 2015.

Finn Partners rolls out supply chain, logistics team

Finn Partners rolls out supply chain, logistics team

Sabrina Horn, former head of her own eponymous agency and leader of Finn Partners' technology practice, is overseeing the group.

What Twitter's evolved character count means for brands and agencies

What Twitter's evolved character count means for brands and agencies

Excluding images and URLs from its iconic 140 characters means more breathing room -- but how much will it help the company?

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.13.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.13.2016

Zuckerberg addresses 'trending' list controversy; White House directs schools on bathroom use; Trump singles out Amazon, Bezos; BuzzFeed: How the Islamic State uses the internet; Woody Allen's publicity machine.

Text100's Jason Clarke moves into SVP role at sister firm Agent3

Text100's Jason Clarke moves into SVP role at sister firm Agent3

Jeremy Woolf has taken over Clarke's duties on an interim basis.

Lyft's Austin campaign with a human face ultimately comes up short

Lyft's Austin campaign with a human face ultimately comes up short

The ride-hailing service and rival Uber threw their weight behind defeating regulations that called for greater restrictions on their drivers but ultimately failed at the ballot box.

Facebook's 'dynamic ads' come to Instagram

Facebook's 'dynamic ads' come to Instagram

Ads that show products based on consumer browsing history could be a natural fit on the image-drive, fashion-obsessed platform.

Should advertisers care if Facebook suppresses right-wing news?

Should advertisers care if Facebook suppresses right-wing news?

Three social media experts speak about potential impact on brands.

Phil Carpenter hired as CMO for startup Uplift

Phil Carpenter hired as CMO for startup Uplift

Carpenter was previously with Allison+Partners and an adviser to Uplift.

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 5.10.2016

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 5.10.2016

Airbnb protests advertising-banning bill; Facebook says it doesn't censor conservative news; Three dozen Americans named in latest Panama Papers data drop; White House cleans up mess after Ben Rhodes profile; West Virginia votes.

Spotify and The Romans 'consciously uncouple' as Red takes expanded UK brief

Spotify and The Romans 'consciously uncouple' as Red takes expanded UK brief

Spotify has parted company with The Romans as its UK agency after about a year, with The Red Consultancy taking an expanded brief following a change of comms strategy.

T-Mobile accuses AT&T of joining the dark side on #MayTheFourth

Many brands joined in the fun on the unofficial holiday celebrating Star Wars, but T-Mobile used the opportunity to take on rival AT&T.

6 questions for PayPal's Franz Paasche

6 questions for PayPal's Franz Paasche

The leader of a recently combined communications department at PayPal talks about his company's decision to enter the Cuban market, but pull back from North Carolina after its controversial bathroom law went into effect.

Cisco veteran Melissa Selcher joins LinkedIn

Cisco veteran Melissa Selcher joins LinkedIn

She had served in numerous roles at Cisco since joining the company in 2008.

US agency Brew Media Relations to open in UK after acquisition by Freuds

US agency Brew Media Relations to open in UK after acquisition by Freuds

Tech and media-focused agency Brew Media Relations will open a fourth office in the UK - its first outside of the US - in the near future, PRWeek has learned.

Analysis

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

It's time for PR to embrace its inner geek

Marketing technology is set to surpass external marketing this year as a CMO's biggest cost, according to Gartner. Yet some say PR pros aren't ready.

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts: Facebook's olive branch to conservatives is only a good first step on transparency

Experts say Mark Zuckerberg has Facebook on the right path by responding to allegations of political bias - but the social network must follow through.

How well is Snapchat handling lawsuit claiming it encourages drivers to speed?

How well is Snapchat handling lawsuit claiming it encourages drivers to speed?

Experts say Snapchat should remove its speed filter, which is at the center of the lawsuit.

Women occupy half of senior jobs in UK PR but are they just going it alone?

Women occupy half of senior jobs in UK PR but are they just going it alone?

In a week when events have been held all over the world to mark International Women's Day, new figures released exclusively to PRWeek by the CIPR show that women now account for 48 per cent of the senior workforce in the UK PR and comms industry.

Is Peach the next Snapchat? Ask again in 2017

Is Peach the next Snapchat? Ask again in 2017

How to evaluate new apps' potential, according to Gary Vaynerchuk, Golin head of digital Jeff Beringer, and Chik-fil-A's social media team.