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Cannes Lions PR shortlist tells a familiar tale

Cannes Lions PR shortlist tells a familiar tale

If the PR shortlist is any indication of overall trends, PR firms once again struggled to compete with their advertising colleagues when it comes to recognition at this virtual renewal of the Festival of Creativity.

Press conferences: It’s complicated

Press conferences: It’s complicated

From Naomi Osaka, to Ronaldo, to Paul Pogba, to Biden and Putin, recent weeks have seen several examples of the influence of press conferences and the evolution of their place in communications and marketing strategies.

Coca-Cola, Heineken or water: Which product placement would you remove?

Coca-Cola, Heineken or water: Which product placement would you remove?

It’s been a tough week for product placements.

Evian capitalizes on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub

Evian capitalizes on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola snub

The soccer star made it clear he is not a fan of the soft drink at a Monday press conference.

Hall of Femme is testament to the resilience of PR

Hall of Femme is testament to the resilience of PR

The Class of 2021 represents an industry that reacted admirably to the challenges of the past 15 months while juggling multiple other responsibilities simultaneously.

Brand film comes of age

Brand film comes of age

The work on display in PRWeek, Campaign and MM+M’s celebration of brand filmmaking is a testament to a format that is increasingly driving return on marketing and communications investment.

Is it time for the video call madness to end?

Is it time for the video call madness to end?

...or is it a pandemic trend you hope will stick around?

CDC botched mask guidance

CDC botched mask guidance

Last week’s announcement on mask-wearing by the CDC led to more confusion than clarification, and underlined the fact that health issues will be on every PR person’s radar for the foreseeable future.

Does the term ‘geriatric millennial’ offend you?

Does the term ‘geriatric millennial’ offend you?

… or do you welcome the moniker with open arms?

Slack backs off Hummus Day celebration amid Middle Eastern conflict

Slack backs off Hummus Day celebration amid Middle Eastern conflict

Some speculated it was because the notification sounds too much like the Palestinian militant group “Hamas.”