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SWAT mentality will persist after COVID-19

SWAT mentality will persist after COVID-19

Communications teams have led a change in culture at organizations that is a necessary and overdue disruption.

PR can flourish in these trying times by swiftly pivoting

PR can flourish in these trying times by swiftly pivoting

PRWeek has doubled down to reflect all aspects of lockdown life, PR’s diversity conundrum and the primacy of purpose in producing real change.

HHS comms aides interfered with CDC COVID-19 reports: Politico

HHS comms aides interfered with CDC COVID-19 reports: Politico

Politically appointed comms aides demanded and received the right to review HHS and CDC communications with doctors and the public, according to media reports.

The upside of a terrible pandemic

The upside of a terrible pandemic

"I’ve never seen such widespread angst and low-grade depression. So, you might think I’m off my rocker when I tell you I’m optimistic about what’s ahead."

Democrats want more info about about $250m HHS COVID-19 campaign

Democrats want more info about about $250m HHS COVID-19 campaign

They’re concerned it could be a de facto Trump campaign ad.

A pause for reflection on purpose

A pause for reflection on purpose

At a time when society is being challenged to the extreme on so many fronts, it has never been more important for businesses and brands to step up and provide the purposeful leadership for which so many people are crying out.

Keep the faith as a COVID-19 summer turns into fall

Keep the faith as a COVID-19 summer turns into fall

The resilience of everyone has been tested to the extreme by the events of this year, but the PR industry has shown it has the strength and resilience to come through the other side battered but unbowed.

Political messaging in an abnormal time

Political messaging in an abnormal time

The lead-up to a polarized 2020 presidential election is playing out in extraordinary circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing horrific instances of racial injustice.

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s RNC speech is now a social media challenge

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s RNC speech is now a social media challenge

You might want to turn the volume down for this one.

Tourists: “We’re sorry. And we want you back.”

Tourists: “We’re sorry. And we want you back.”

Deserted streets and strangely muted cities and other destinations neutered by the coronavirus pandemic have reminded everyone how much visitors contribute to their DNA.

A new ice cream jingle for a new era

A new ice cream jingle for a new era

Why Unilever’s Good Humor ice cream brand inserted itself into a historical discussion about the racist roots of an iconic jingle.

Leadership vacuum at PRSA needs filling

Leadership vacuum at PRSA needs filling

As the search for a new CEO of the country’s largest PR trade association stretches well into its second year, the need for direction and stability becomes ever-more urgent.

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s OK to not be OK

Michael Phelps’ comments last night as he accepted the 2020 Communicator of the Year title during a virtual gala ceremony summed up the spirit of an extraordinary year for the PRWeek Awards.

WFH: it’s time to get your technology up to speed

WFH: it’s time to get your technology up to speed

In the early days of lockdown, allowances were made for people working from home. But, five months in, there's really no longer an excuse for not having a professional quality internet and work-from-home setup.

A small act of kindness can go a long way

A small act of kindness can go a long way

"It’s hard to find good news, and it’s hard to remember that most people in our country are kindhearted and compassionate."

Steve Barrett on PR: We need more women leaders

Steve Barrett on PR: We need more women leaders

COVID-19 will last much longer than we thought. Our response can't drift like it has been. Business must step up to fill the leadership void. And we can learn from the likes of Jacinda Ardern and Angela Merkel.

The new, diverse faces of the Power List

The new, diverse faces of the Power List

Damon Jones is No. 1 as 21 communicators make their first appearance.

Wendy’s dedicates Twitter account to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Wendy’s dedicates Twitter account to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The partnership comes after the chain said it would use the account to “amplify Black voices,” but some social media users thought the promise was disingenuous.

Steve Barrett on PR: If you want more hunters you have to allow them to hunt

Steve Barrett on PR: If you want more hunters you have to allow them to hunt

The surprise departure this week of the first woman to run a top five global PR firm speaks to the big challenges of leading an agency brand within the tight confines of a holding company structure.

Is your brand or client joining the Facebook ad boycott?

Is your brand or client joining the Facebook ad boycott?

Or is the social network just too big to drop?