Seven stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.10.2015

FIFA suspends early bids for 2026 World Cup; Peter Land to Finsbury; San Francisco to require warnings for sugary beverages, while New York considers salt label; Bush addresses team shakeup; Boston Olympic bid on the rocks.

Seven stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.10.2015

1. FIFA has suspended early bids for the 2026 World Cup amid its corruption crisis and questions about the authenticity of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to be held in Russia and Qatar, respectively. The group’s executives are scheduled to meet next month to set a date to pick a replacement for outgoing President Sepp Blatter.

2. An attorney for Cpl. Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer who resigned on Tuesday, will hold a press conference today to explain his decision to step down. McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said Casebolt’s actions — he was caught on video throwing a female, African-American teen to the ground while breaking up a pool party — were "indefensible."

3. Former AOL communications leader Peter Land will join Finsbury on Monday as a partner. Land has also held comms roles at PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, and Edelman.

4. San Francisco lawmakers voted on Tuesday to place warning labels on advertisements for sugary drinks starting this summer. The city’s mayor has 10 days to sign or approve the bill. Meanwhile, New York City’s health department is set to propose on Wednesday that all chain restaurants must add a warning label for foods high in sodium.

5. Google’s Larry Page and Nike’s Mark Parker are America’s two most popular CEOs, according to a survey released this week by Glassdoor. No women made the list of the top nine chief executives.

6. Jeb Bush addressed his top-level campaign shakeup while stumping in Germany on Wednesday morning, urging supporters and members of the media not to panic. Politico says the shuffle indicates top aide Sally Bradshaw is really running Bush’s campaign. Ohio Governor John Kasich is close to hiring former top advisers to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for his expected run for the GOP nod.

7. Boston’s Olympic bid is flagging in popularity. Only 39% of Massachusetts voters support the city’s proposal to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games; 49% oppose it, according to local NPR station WBUR. 

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