For once, here’s a fun decision to make first thing on Monday morning: What’s the best PR campaign of the past 20 years? As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, PRWeek is asking readers to choose the campaign they think is tops among choices from Fearless Girl to Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty to Go Red for Women.
WPP is thinking about combining advertising blue chip Young & Rubicam with digital shop VML as its legacy creative firms lag behind media buying and digital agencies in terms of growth, according to The Wall Street Journal. More consolidation could follow, according to the report.
Former top Trump campaign communications aide Jason Miller has stepped down from his paid analyst role at CNN after he was accused in court documents of slipping an abortion-inducing drug to a woman he had impregnated. Miller has denied the claims in statements to the media and on Twitter.
A press aide helping Republicans shepherd the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a prior role in part due to a sexual harassment complaint, according to NBC News. Garrett Ventry has also resigned from CRC Public Relations, from which he was on leave while working on the Kavanaugh nomination.
Today’s big number: $6 billion. That’s the amount added to Nike’s market value since it made Colin Kaepernick the face of its Just Do It 30th anniversary campaign. The brand’s stock is up 5% since the Labor Day announcement. Meanwhile, some San Francisco 49er fans want Kaepernick back after a terrible knee injury to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Plus: Check out how Nike celebrated Tiger Woods’ first victory in five years.