Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Friday, 3/6/16

Bad CEO spokespeople; Chevrolet ties up with Weber; Mum guilt and how brands can help; China's domain spree; Apple not Google on self-driving cars, says Musk; Gawker rounds on Facebook; Wall Street v fintech.

Elon Musk says Apple's the threat in self-driving cars, not Google (Heisenberg Media)
Elon Musk says Apple's the threat in self-driving cars, not Google (Heisenberg Media)

Help, my CEO's a lousy spokesperson!

Handling reticent or uncommunicative CEOs is part and parcel of a PR's day job. Maureen Tseng, director of client services at The Hoffman Agency, shares some tips on how to deal with or get around the problem.

General Motors hands Weber Shandwick the keys to Chevrolet

The Interpublic Group firm, which had previously been the lead PR agency on the brand, was named Chevrolet's AOR amid a global PR agency review conducted by parent company General Motors.

How brands can help mums deal with guilt: MullenLowe

While women today are changing the conversation around motherhood, guilt and internal pressure persist. How can brands help?

China's grabbing .domain names

China's quest for internet domination has taken an unusual detour: Exotic domain names.

Elon Musk: Google won't compete with Tesla on self-driving cars — Apple will

As Tesla moves deeper into autonomous car tech, its CEO, Elon Musk, sees one tech giant as a potential competitor — and another as not. It's probably not what you think.

Gawker founder says look at Facebook

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton acknowledges that his websites have to be held responsible what what they publish. He thinks the same should be true of much larger platforms like Facebook.

Wall Street is turning up the heat on PayPal and the rest of fintech

An online payment network launched by big banks is processing billions of dollars in cash transfers that once went to financial technology companies.

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