First, a programming note. Today is Swipe Right, the 2017 edition of the annual PRWeek Conference, taking place in Midtown Manhattan. It features speakers including Facebook CMO Gary Briggs and IBM marketing leader Michelle Peluso, as well as influencers such as Manon Mathews and Claudia Oshry, better known as the Girl With No Job. Don’t fret. You can still get last-minute tickets.
And last night, PRWeek honored the 2017 slate of 40 Under 40 honorees, which included up-and-coming stars from organizations such as KFC, JetBlue, Verizon, and Marriott International. Check out some pics on Twitter of the impressive list celebrating.
The Harvey Weinstein crisis continues to unfold. Accused by several women of sexual misconduct, the movie mogul released a second, more contrite statement on Wednesday as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made plans to hold an emergency meeting about Weinstein. His alma mater is also trying to revoke is honorary degree. Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, is looking for help from a crisis PR firm, according to Us Weekly.
The Weinstein crisis has also become a black eye for NBC News. The network’s decision to scuttle Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Weinstein’s behavior is the subject of a report by HuffPost published Wednesday night. After NBC cut off funding for the investigation, Farrow paid for it out of his own pocket before ultimately pitching the story to The New Yorker, according to the report.
America to Trump: Stop tweeting, bro. Seven in 10 Americans said President Donald Trump should stop tweeting from his personal account, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday night. Trump took a break from beefing with professional athletes on the platform last night to threaten to revoke the licenses of the "fake news" networks.