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Cannes, soccer, more stunts, and Edelman

Cannes, soccer, more stunts, and Edelman

A very short missive this week as I'm hitting the deadline buffers before I head off to Cannes for the annual Festival of Creativity and then the World Cup in Russia.

IHOP's name change to IHOb: Confusing or flipping brilliant?

IHOP's name change to IHOb: Confusing or flipping brilliant?

What did you think the "b" would stand for?

IHUH? 12 brands burn IHOP over name change

IHUH? 12 brands burn IHOP over name change

And you batter believe the pancake restaurant is defending itself.

Denny's proves there's life in the old stunt yet

Denny's proves there's life in the old stunt yet

Stunt is a word PR pros have been trying to escape for years, but this week suggests there is still mileage in this old school way of attracting attention - as long as it is accompanied by a bit of plain old common sense too.

In Pictures: PRWeek celebrates the industry's talented women

In Pictures: PRWeek celebrates the industry's talented women

A picture recap of the PRWeek Hall of Femme 2018

Why was Denny's press release stunt such a Grand Slam success?

Why was Denny's press release stunt such a Grand Slam success?

Take our poll.

Sorrell successor should place diversity at top of to-do list

Sorrell successor should place diversity at top of to-do list

As an iconic leader unveils his new plans, his former employer's annual review draws a perfunctory line under its founder's 33-year contribution to the company.

Should sponsors drop support for Samantha Bee's show?

Should sponsors drop support for Samantha Bee's show?

Are her comments on level with Roseanne Barr's -- or worse -- or is it an apples-to-oranges situation?

By the numbers: Loyalty, goals examined

By the numbers: Loyalty, goals examined

Brands are still turning to influencers in hopes of raising awareness.

Ambien maker Sanofi's response to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a side effect'

Ambien maker Sanofi's response to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a side effect'

The drugmaker clapped back to Roseanne Barr's comment that she was "Ambien tweeting" when she made racist remarks about Valerie Jarrett.

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweet

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweet

The show's star, Roseanne Barr, had apologized and said she was leaving Twitter.

Cannes PR Jury is bigger but smaller this year

Cannes PR Jury is bigger but smaller this year

Forty jurors will deliberate online but the final judging group in Cannes will comprise just 10 people rather than the usual 20.

What 8 brands think you should have done by age 35

What 8 brands think you should have done by age 35

Not only should you have saved twice your salary, you should also have eaten at least two times your weight in guacamole.

Would you take a gig as Kanye's publicist?

Would you take a gig as Kanye's publicist?

Hey, if it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger.

Are Uber's new softer spots changing your perception of the brand?

Are Uber's new softer spots changing your perception of the brand?

Or are you not convinced the company has turned over a new leaf?

Global Awards show strength of PR profession around world

Global Awards show strength of PR profession around world

This week's PRWeek Global Awards winners and a taste of the bullish U.K. PR sector represent a welcome contrast to the relative stasis in the U.S.

This Deadpool 2 character's LinkedIn profile is a little too realistic

This Deadpool 2 character's LinkedIn profile is a little too realistic

Would you accept a request to connect from Peter W.?

How 18 brands joined the great debate of 2018: Laurel or Yanny?

How 18 brands joined the great debate of 2018: Laurel or Yanny?

(It's clearly Yanny, OK?)

Shock and brawl can be an effective strategy

Shock and brawl can be an effective strategy

Communicators have a natural tendency to play safe and fly beneath the radar, but lessons from combat theory in Top Gun and our current President suggest it pays to embrace chaos and confusion once in a while.

Mother's Day poll: What key advice did your mom give you as a kid that you still use today?

Mother's Day poll: What key advice did your mom give you as a kid that you still use today?

How well did you listen to your mom, and what lessons have followed you into your comms career?