Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Brunswick promotions; More tweet trouble for Musk; Ahead of North Korea summit, White House press corps evicted from workspace; What Facebook is doing about content moderator trauma; Why Mobile World Congress attendees had trouble photographing foldable phones.

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Brunswick Group has promoted a "record number" of partners globally. The firm has upped 21 employees in 15 offices to partner - the largest number of promotions to the position in the firm's history. The partner intake reflects the "substantial investments" the consultancy is making in multiple markets, Brunswick representatives told our colleagues at PRWeek U.K.

Elon Musk is in trouble for tweeting again. The SEC said the Tesla boss violated his settlement and asked a judge to hold him in contempt, following his tweet on February 19 that Tesla would produce 500,000 vehicles this year. Musk later corrected himself, stating that number was actually 400,000. Tesla must preapprove all of Musk’s shareholder comms that include "material" information about the company, under the settlement. 

The White House press corps was evicted from its workspace ahead of North Korea summit. The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted Tuesday morning that reporters who cover President Donald Trump would be relocated from their planned staging ground at the Melia Hotel to an international media center. The forced move is highly unusual because the White House had approved of and supported the use of the space by media, reported NBC News. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump are meeting later this week to discuss a possible denuclearization of North Korea.

Facebook’s content moderators face emotional trauma. report by The Verge on Monday detailed the anxiety symptoms staffers face – sometimes long after leaving the job – in a role that only pays $15 an hour, or about $28,000 a year. Facebook responded on Monday afternoon with a blog post by its VP of global operations Justin Osofsky about its "commitment" to its content reviewers and the steps the social network is taking to ensure a healthy working environment.

A glass case of emotion. Mobile World Congress attendees had trouble taking close-up photos of Huawei and Samsung's foldable phones on Monday, which were displayed inside glass boxes. The struggle was real, and reporters and analysts took to Twitter to document it.

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