Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Monday morning

Just Do It vs. Got Milk?; Britain plans social media regulation to fight harmful content; Ghosn ousted from Nissan board; Wendy's live tweets WrestleMania 35; Burger King New Zealand ad labeled "racist."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

It all comes down to this. The championship round of PRWeek’s "One Shining Slogan" Bracket pits two of the most iconic taglines in advertising history against each other in a winner-take-all matchup: Just Do It vs. Got Milk? Voting ends when the clock strikes midnight.

Social media companies will face fines if they fail to protect users from harmful content. On Monday, Britain proposed sweeping new government powers to regulate the internet to stop the spread of violent and extremist content, false information and harmful material aimed at children. The House Judiciary Committee will question executives from Facebook and Google on the spread of white nationalism on social media later this week.

Carlos Ghosn’s last ties with Nissan Motor Corporation have been severed. The automaker’s shareholders have voted former chairman Ghosn out as a director. Shareholders also approved the appointment of French alliance partner Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard to replace Ghosn. 

Becky Lynch made history on Sunday night. She won the first-ever women’s main event at WrestleMania 35, defeating former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to become both Smackdown and Raw champion -- two separate brands which operate under the WWE umbrella. NBC News’ Ani Bundel wrote a piece questioning whether WWE’s move is feminism or capitalism. Another event highlight was Kofi Kingston defeating Daniel Bryan to win WWE Championship. Kingston on Sunday became the second African American, following Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and first native African to hold WWE's signature title. Event sponsor Snickers was quiet on social media during the show. Wendy’s, meanwhile, was live tweeting during the event.

A Burger King New Zealand ad is being labeled "racist" by social media users. The ad features several customers attempting – and failing – to eat the Vietnamese Sweet Chili Tendercrisp sandwich using giant chopsticks. The video went viral with hundreds of comments from Twitter users expressing their outrage at the company’s approval of the ad.

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