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Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Ascential bids to stem Cannes bleeding

Organizers of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week made their play to placate an industry increasingly frustrated by the costs associated with a week on La Croisette - but, for the PR sector at least, the changes seem positive.

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Your call: How do you feel about the Cannes Lions changes?

Are these much needed adjustments, too little too late, or is the festival still not properly representing PR?

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Black swans are circling overhead

Black swans are circling overhead

This has been a tough year for the PR business but there may be even worse times ahead if the "fear index" is to be believed.

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

Twitter at 280: Too much or just enough?

It's a brave new microblogging world, as Twitter has doubled the character limit for all users. But does it actually make the microblogging service less unique?

Taking up space: How 18 brands are testing Twitter's new 280-character limit

Taking up space: How 18 brands are testing Twitter's new 280-character limit

Some brands aren't intimidated by having double the space to fill.

Pizza wars: DiGiorno's social media team turns up the heat on Papa John's

Pizza wars: DiGiorno's social media team turns up the heat on Papa John's

Friday was the third straight day DiGiorno threw shade at its competitor on Twitter.

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Time for Twitter, Facebook, and Google to show real responsibility

Whether they accept they are media companies or not, the social media behemoths have to pay more attention to security and be subject to the same rules and regulations that mainstream media players abide by.

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Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Your call: Is the threat to holding companies from consultancies indeed overhyped?

Is Martin Sorrell right? Has the industry overstated the threat of digital consultancies?

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Grindr's marketing head: Video strategy doesn't have to be so complicated

Grindr's marketing head: Video strategy doesn't have to be so complicated

The gay social networking app's marketing VP, Peter Sloterdyk, shares his take on video strategy.

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

Report: Mercury was one unnamed firm in Manafort indictment

The other agency referred to in the documents is Podesta Group, whose founder stepped down on Monday, according to media reports.