October 4th 2022
Breakfast Briefing
 

New program helps first gen college grads and minorities get PR jobs. Jessica Nuñez, founder and president of Dallas-based TruePoint Communications, created the Work Readiness Program this year to help aspiring communications professionals launch their careers. The next virtual session takes place from October 24 to 28. Check out PRWeek’s Q&A with Nuñez to learn more about the offering.

Pete Davidson helps Taco Bell apologize for its breakfast menu. In a new campaign, the fast-food chain is poking fun at the questionable breakfast menu items it has offered. Taco Bell is releasing two 30-second TV ads featuring Davidson this month. In one of the ads, the comedian states, “Sometimes, we go too far. I have, and that’s why Taco Bell has hired me to make an apology for them.” 

Wieden & Kennedy cofounder Dan Wieden dies at age 77. Wieden passed away peacefully on September 30 at his home in Portland, Oregon. He set up Wieden & Kennedy with the late David Kennedy (who died last year) in Portland in 1982. The agency coined Nike's "Just do it" slogan and is behind some of the biggest global ad campaigns for brands, including Old Spice and McDonald's.

Happening today. President Joe Biden will survey damage from Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, two weeks after the storm hit. Biden plans to announce that the administration will provide $60 million through last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law to help the island so it will be better prepared for future storms. On Wednesday, Biden will visit Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Ian.

How Fandom is making itself a “one-stop shop” for entertainment news and information. The entertainment company has acquired the digital assets of TV Guide, reviews aggregator Metacritic and others from media company Red Ventures. Fandom paid around $55 million for the all-cash transaction, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

Go here to email Breakfast Briefing author Diana Bradley. 

First deadline is today! The PRWeek Awards U.S. 2023 are open for nominations

PRDecoded and Purpose Awards 2022 are heading back to Chicago October 11-12. Go here for the agenda and more information. 

Celebrate PRWeek's 40 Under 40 class of 2022 in-person in Manhattan on October 27. Get your tickets here

Buy the Premium Edition of PRWeek's 2022 Salary Survey here and Communications Bellwether Survey here.

 
 
 
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