The PR Week 07.29.2016: Rounding up the DNC; Agencies gobble up food accounts

The PR Week 07.29.2016: Rounding up the DNC; Agencies gobble up food accounts

The PRWeek editorial team discusses the week's top PR and communications stories.

In brief: TBR picks up Bell Pottinger client, sports hack hired by Big, GBW wins

Teneo Blue Rubicon picks up Bell Pottinger client, sports hack hired by Big, wins for GBW and more from PRWeek UK.

Trump adds to Brexit uncertainty but he might turn out okay, says Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell claims Donald Trump's election as US President had added to a growing air of uncertainty for businesses that was first caused by Brexit - although the WPP boss appeared open-minded about prospects for a Trump presidency.

Brunswick ditched as Teneo Blue Rubicon takes brief with B&Q owner Kingfisher

Newly rebranded agency Teneo Blue Rubicon has been appointed to a corporate and financial PR brief with retail group Kingfisher, to support its One Kingfisher group transformation plan.

In brief: Ranieri acquired by TMG, BIG opening in Dundee, Aspectus promotes Iley

Ranieri acquired by TMG, BIG Partnership opens in Dundee, Aspectus promotes 30 Under 30's Iley and more from PRWeek UK

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Clinton nomination was a seminal moment for every American

Whatever your political persuasion might be, Thursday's acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was a groundbreaking landmark for everyone in the United States - especially women.

Adland's 39 best tweets about the Democratic convention

CEOs, digital strategists, and creative directors put in their two cents on Twitter about the DNC in Philly.

Breakfast Briefing: The need-to-know DNC stories for PR pros on Friday morning, 7.29.2016

DNC day 4: Clinton makes history by accepting Democratic nomination.

Clinton makes history in Philadelphia, drawing a sharp contrast with Trump

"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," Clinton said in her acceptance speech.

Hillary Clinton's once-in-a-campaign chance to reset the narrative

Reach out to undecided voters or focus on the base? Campaign veterans tell PRWeek what they expect from Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech.

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Thursday morning, 7.28.2016

Night number three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Obama casts 2016 race as choice between optimism and pessimism

The president also portrayed the election as a decision between democracy and authoritarianism, grouping together fascists, communists, and jihadists with "homegrown demagogues" as those bound to fail.

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Wednesday morning

Day 2 at the Democratic National Convention: Bill Clinton on the Hillary he knows.

Bill Clinton tells the story of Hillary Clinton, 'change-maker'

The former president contrasted his wife with Donald Trump: "She never made fun of people with disabilities; she tried to empower them based on their abilities."

Former Obama and Clinton spokespeople assess Sanders' messaging

Former Hillary Clinton aide, FleishmanHillard's Kris Balderston, and former White House spokesperson for Barack Obama, Vox Global's Corey Ealons, weigh in on Monday's night's keynote speech to the Democratic Convention by Bernie Sanders.

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: The stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 7.26.2016

The need-to-know stories from the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

Political circus moves to Philadelphia: Democratic National Convention commences

Email scandal dominates as attention switches to DNC in Philadelphia; Clinton and Kaine make impressive debut together; Trump returns to usual style in Friday presser

Pseudo-events pay dividends from Cleopatra to Chipotle

Convention season is just one example of the value of pseudo-events when they are used in carefully planned and controlled ways.

On the ground in Cleveland: Wrapping the Republican National Convention on Friday morning

Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination in front of an exuberant crowd in Cleveland.

From Cleveland: Trump thunders 'law and order' theme to close convention

The Republican candidate returned to controversial proposals such as building a wall on the Mexican border and stopping immigration from countries "compromised by terrorism" in his acceptance speech.